Wreaths Mark Military Graves

Nearly 200 wreaths to be laid on veterans’ graves were delivered to Mackinac Island as part of the Wreaths Across America program coordinated by American Legion Post #299 of Mackinac Island. Members of the Civil Air Patrol salute the flags presented by the American Legion Post #299 color guard during the Wreaths Across America ceremony Saturday, December 15. (Photographs by […]

Utility Corridor Moves Forward

Straits of Mackinac

The plan to drill a utility tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac took several steps forward Wednesday, December 19, as the newly established Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority met for the first time and approved agreements with Enbridge Energy. In a statement issued shortly after the meeting, Enbridge said it plans to have the tunnel built by 2024. Governor Rick Snyder […]

City Passes Budget

St. Ignace

St. Ignace City Council approved the 2019 budget, and amendments to balance the 2018 budget, at its final meeting of 2018 Monday, December 17. The 2019 Appropriations Bill had been introduced at the December 3 meeting, and a public hearing was held before its approval December 17. The appropriation for all funds is budgeted for $7,012,086. The total appropriation for […]

Therrian Honored for Work in Emergency Response


Steve Therrian of St. Ignace, a paramedic with Straits Area EMS, is the first to be singled out with an award for his commitment to the community and his care for patients and families with a new award from the Mackinac County Victim Services Unit. Mr. Therrian was humbled to receive the certificate of appreciation. “I was really impressed,” Mr. […]

Les Cheneaux Masonic Lodge 590 Installs New Officers

Cedarville’s Les Cheneaux Masonic Lodge 590 held its annual officer installation Thursday, December 13, with several visiting members of St. Ignace Masonic Lodge 369 also present. The 2019 officers are (back, from left) Worshipful Master Kelly Davis, Junior Deacon Brian Decker, Chaplin Ryan Lewis, Bob Erickson, Dave Whyte, Jim Shutt; (middle) John Shoberg, Treasurer Richard “R.B.” Smith, Junior Warden Chase […]

City of Mackinac Island Votes To Seek $3.95 Million in Bonds for Coal Dock Project


The City of Mackinac Island voted to sell $3.95 million in bonds to fund the purchase of the Coal Dock Wednesday, December 19. There will be no formal public hearing on the matter, city attorney Tom Evashevski said, but citizens could petition for a public vote. After the notice is published in the December 27 issue of The St. Ignace […]

Halberg Departs From Chamber Post; Board Mulls Next Steps


Rene Halberg has resigned her position as the director of the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce, effective Wednesday, January 30. The chamber board has appointed a human resources committee to head the search for its next director and hopes to make a decision at its January board meeting, said President Austin Kimberling. “We have a lot of new board members […]

Cut River Bridge Painting Project Suspended for Winter

Painting work at the Cut River Bridge on US-2 near Epoufette in Mackinac County was suspended for the season Friday, December 21. All temporary traffic control devices have been removed and both lanes on the bridge are now open. One lane had been closed on the bridge during the ongoing $4.8 million Michigan Department of Transportation repair and painting project. […]

Rudyard Elementary School Honors Students of the Month

Students of the Month for November at Rudyard Elementary School are (back row, from left) Oliver Dankert (fourth grade), Atlantis Clark (fifth grade), Kadence Morrow (fifth grade), Marissa Parks (sixth grade), Garrett Howland (sixth grade); (second row) Jack LaLone (second grade), Dakota Hurst (second grade), Emma DeYoung (third grade), Ethan Clark (fourth grade); (first row) Mea Mayer (kindergarten), Shilo Rambo […]

Coveyou, Holbrook Named LaSalle Students of the Month

Emily Coveyou and Dakota Holbrook, both seniors at LaSalle High School, were selected as December Students of the Month by school faculty. Emily Coveyou Emily’s schedule this year includes world history, advanced mentoring, advanced education, honors English, and environmental science. She has a grade point average of 3.93 on a 4.0 point scale. Her favorite subject is anatomy. Emily credits […]