2022-11-24 E-Edition

Young Scientists Display Creativity

Elementary students at Les Cheneaux Community Schools participated in a science fair Friday, November 12, conducting science projects using the scientific method. First and second grade students worked together as a class, while kindergarten and third through fifth grade students worked individually. Winners of the science fair go on to represent the school in the regional science and engineering fair […]

Christmas Toy Drive Underway in County


The holiday season is here and the Mackinac County Toy Drive is accepting gifts and donations for families in need. Donation boxes are set up throughout the St. Ignace and Les Cheneaux areas, and people have until Thursday, December 1, to donate unwrapped new toys and gifts for children ages infant to 12 years old. Last year, local residents gave […]

Santa Is Coming to Les Cheneaux Fri.


The holiday season will begin in the Les Cheneaux area Friday, November 25, with the annual Christmas tree lighting and Festival of Trees Christmas tree auction fundraiser held by the Les Cheneaux Historical Museum. Doors will open at 11 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive at 6 p.m. and will light the Christmas tree, followed by […]

Curtis Plans Parade, Bazaar, and Gala


Christmas in Curtis will begin with Santa’s Parade Friday, November 25, at dusk. There will be decorated floats from community members. The parade route will start on the corner of H-33 and Main Street. Following the parade, Santa Claus will be at the Erickson Center for the Arts and hot chocolate will be served. “It’s wonderful seeing all the children […]

Holiday Auction Raises $14K for Local Housing Programs


The holiday season in St. Ignace began with an enthusiastic start, as community members gathered Friday evening, November 18, for an auction benefiting HOME of Mackinac County, a nonprofit organization that helps people obtain and sustain housing. Held for the first time since 2019 due to safety concerns related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event made a triumphant return to […]

City Approves Overnight Snowmobile Trailer Parking Fee for Arena Overflow Lot


The St. Ignace City Council approved setting a fee for parking snowmobile trailers in the Little Bear East Arena’s overflow lot at its Monday, November 7, meeting. The council also approved the city’s upcoming stationary Hometown Holiday Parade and appointed several new members to city boards. After much consideration, the council approved instituting a $10 per day fee for overnight […]

Construction Is Progressing Well for St. Ignace Downtown Tony Earl Pavilion


The St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority expressed its pleasure with the progress being made at the new Tony Earl Pavilion at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture during its Friday, November 11 meeting. DDA Director Scott Marshall said a dedication ceremony will be held next year with Mr. Earl in attendance if possible. Tony Earl grew up in St. Ignace and […]

With Construction Season Underway, Mackinac Island Residents Voice Vehicle Concerns


Winter is construction time on Mackinac Island and concerns about the many work vehicles present were at the center of the city council discussion at its meeting Wednesday, November 16. Joel Hancock appealed to the council to request time restrictions for vehicles traveling along M-185 during the morning and afternoon commutes to and from school. The Hancock’s have four children […]

Seizing the Moment of Opportunity

Seizing the Moment of Opportunity

An open letter to City of St. Ignace Council, DDA, and Little Bear Arena: Today, November 16, I read The St. Ignace News story naming the new Recreational Director, and reporting on the discussion over management of Little Bear Arena. I have suggestions, and some concerns. To begin, from my discussions with friends and associates in St. Ignace, around Michigan, […]