2022-02-10 E-Edition

Winter Is A Busy Season on Island

The Mackinac Island State Park operations crew has been working on infrastructure and building maintenance throughout the Island this winter. Overseeing the Island projects is park manager Myron Johnson. Drainage upgrades are being made inside Fort Mackinac, which has been plagued by aging sewer lines over the past couple of years. Multiple sewer line breaks that were temporarily patched are […]

Snowsfest Is This Week at Cedarville

Cedarville and Hessel will host the 61st annual Snowsfest winter celebration from Thursday, February 10, to Sunday, February 13. This year’s event will be centered in Cedarville and feature traditional favorites like the snow sculpture contest, a fishing tournament, the snowman burning, the cardboard sled races, and the chili cook-off. The Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the festival. […]

Hessel Snowmobile Show Is Saturday

The Les Cheneaux Vintage and Antique Snowmobile Show is back Saturday, February 12, with this year’s revival event tying in with Les Cheneaux Snowsfest. The morning display will take place in the parking lot of the E.J. Mertaugh Boat Works leading into a poker run trail ride through the woods to Cedarville. The event will raise money for the Les […]

Building Rinks on Moran Bay

The Labatt Blue U.P. Pond Hockey Championship at St. Ignace is one of the area’s biggest draws and while the first pucks won’t drop for another week, Moran Bay is already a center of activity as a local team works to prepare the Lake Huron ice for the big event. With Mackinac Island looming in the distance a group of […]

City Buys Plow Truck, Updates Parking Fees

The St. Ignace City Council approved a set of new parking fees for the city at its Monday, February 7, meeting following a short public hearing. The council also approved the purchase of a new snowplow truck, gave an update on the Dock 3 dumpster issue, and approved a resolution for the Jeep the Mac parade in May. City officials […]

Frosland Earns Award

Wendy Frosland, the Mackinac County Jail nurse, received a Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Mrs. Frosland has worked at the Jail for more than 13 years. She has worked under two sheriffs, multiple medical companies, and three jail administrators. Mackinac County Sheriff Ed Wilk noted that Mrs. Frosland’s ability to adjust and adapt to the many changes over the years, […]

Known Covid-19 Cases May Be Trending Down Slowly

So far during the month of February, Luce, Mackinac, Alger, and Schoolcraft (LMAS) District Health Department reported that there are 23 known current cases of Covid-19 in Luce County, 37 in Mackinac, 36 in Alger, and 51 in Schoolcraft with one death in Luce and one death in Schoolcraft counties. These numbers reflect cases known to the health department, but […]

CDC Recommends Limited Reuse, Wear for KN95 Masks

Face masks of the KN95 type can be reused, but no more than five times unless manufacturer guidance states otherwise, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It recommends “limited re-use,” meaning there is a limit on the number of times that a mask can be re-worn. It is important to consult the respirator manufacturer regarding the maximum number of […]

Sault Hospital Changes Name

War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie has changed its name to MyMichigan Medical Center Sault after joining the MyMichigan network, a non-profit health system affiliated with the University of Michigan Health System. MyMichigan Medical Center Sault is a 49-bed hospital with 51 long-term care beds and 20 beds for psychiatric care. The medical center employs more than 900 people […]