Les Cheneaux Show Celebrates Boating Heritage

120 Boats To Be Displayed Saturday

The 29th Annual Les Cheneaux Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of Arts in Hessel is Saturday, August 12, and at least 120 wooden boats will be on display. The Festival of Arts will feature 70 artists selling glass, pottery, paintings, jewelry, sculpture, photographs, textiles, wood carvings, and wooden furniture. Activities Saturday include channel cruises around the Les Cheneaux Islands. […]

Board OK’s $200,000 Solution to Sewer Odor

St. Ignace Township board members plan to eliminate sewer odors in Evergreen Shores within 100 days. The solution comes with a $200,000 price tag, adds approximately $2.42 to sewer bills per household, and was approved during a special township meeting Tuesday night, August 1. Two weeks after directing the sewer project engineers to come up a solution to the ongoing […]

‘No Sale’ Most Offers Rejected at Mall Auction

Buyers seeking a bargain soon learned otherwise when owners rejected all bids for the retail units in the Mackinaw Crossings auction Monday, August 7, except those offered on properties being sold as absolute (no minimum bid). During the public auction Monday evening, sellers turned their backs on approximately $6.3 million in offers for the retail units being sold as condominium […]

Committee To Improve Tennis Courts

Can motor homes be parked on a person’s property without a principal building there? How much will it cost taxpayers to restore the tennis courts and should they be more of a priority than other city recreational features? What sort of artistic details should the new city flag incorporate? These are a few questions that faced the St. Ignace City […]

Ready for the Horsepull at Pickford Hay Days

Billy Thompson of East Jordan helps a friend prepare his draft-pulling team for the Pickford Hay Days horsepull Saturday, August 5. The horses are owned by Bill Huffman, also of East Jordan. Inside… More Hay Days Pictures, Pages 5 and 10

Switchback Concert Saturday To Benefit Historical Project

A concert by the Irish music band Switchback will be Saturday, August 12, at the St. Ignace Marina to raise funds for promotion of the Turtle’s Back interactive history museum project planned at the site of the former Father Marquette Memorial. The concert will begin with a 5 p.m. wine and cheese open house at Fort de Buade Museum, when […]

City’s Wawatam Lighthouse Awaiting Permit

The new lighthouse in St. Ignace has been named Wawatam Lighthouse and its navigational light could be operational later this month, pending approval by the U.S. Coast Guard. Standing at the end of the old Railroad Dock, home to the rail ferry Chief Wawatam, the beacon defines the harbor and marks the entrance to the City Marina. Once lit, Wawatam […]

Lane Closure Change on I-75

Lane closures changed on an I75 project in Mackinac County, Tuesday, August 8. The right northbound lane now is scheduled be closed through Wednesday, September 30. Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has completed work on the left northbound lane, which now is open, though a 10-foot width restriction exists on this lane. The I-75 MDOT project, which includes resurfacing nine […]

Police Search for Stolen Tailgate

The larceny of a pickup truck tailgate in Chippewa County has prompted Michigan State Police to seek information through the Crime Stoppers program. The theft occurred on or about Wednesday, June 28, at Barr Brothers Incorporated on Mackinac Trail near Four Mile Road. The tailgate was stolen from a gray and black 1997 Dodge Ram truck. Those who have information […]

SANE Arrest Two St. Ignace Men on Charges of Delivery of Drugs

Two St. Ignace men were arrested on drug charges by Straits Area Narcotics Enforcement (SANE), the agency announced July 28. Richard Osmon, 46, was arrested for one count of delivery of morphine. Daren Phillips, 19, was arrested for one count of delivery of marijuana and maintaining a drug house. Both men were lodged in the Mackinac County Jail and arraigned […]