2017-12-14

2017-12-14 E-Edition

Songs of the Season at Gros Cap

Community Gathers at Historic Church for Festive Evening of Caroling

Line 5: Pipeline Board Takes Stronger Stance



Responding to an agreement earlier this month between the state and Enbridge Energy to take more safety precautions with the operation of the Line 5 oil pipelines crossing under the Straits of Mackinac, the Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board has made three recommendations to the governor that take a stronger public stand. The resolutions, passed at a meeting in Lansing […]

Snowmobiles To Cross The Mackinac Bridge

This Saturday at St. Ignace

History was made last year as a collection of classic snowmobiles drove from Michigan’s Lower Peninsula to its Upper Peninsula across the Mackinac Bridge in the first Snowmobile the Mighty Mac parade. The vintage sleds, back for another parade, are scheduled to make their way across the Bridge at about 11 a.m. Saturday, December 16. This year’s parade will feature […]

Learning To Write Code



Students at St. Ignace Elementary School participated in the Hour of Code, an international computer coding event Thursday, December 7. More than 100 students in second through eighth grade participated in the event that exposes students to the creativity and possibilities of computer technology and coding. St. Ignace Elementary School technology and reading recovery teacher Laura Janeczek, who teaches students […]

Drone Light Show Will Be Friday

St. Ignace Events Planners Want To Take a Look, Consider Adding Shows

There will be a special aerial display in St. Ignace near the Mackinac Grille restaurant Friday night, December 15, at about 8 p.m. as a fleet of special hovering drones will take to the skies and light up as they form into various shapes. The St. Ignace Visitors Bureau is arranging the display in conjunction with the Great Lakes Drone […]

Leak of Line 5 Would Affect Lake Superior, Too, Says Group



Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline that runs through the Upper Peninsula on its way from Superior, Wisconsin to Sarnia, Ontario poses threats to Lake Superior, according to Marquette-based environmental group Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP). The pipeline runs 280 miles through the U.P., crossing more than 150 rivers and bodies of water that drain north into Lake Superior. If the pipeline […]

Jacobb St. Andrew Is Sentenced



St. Ignace’s 11th Circuit Court was in session Friday, December 8, with a pair of long sentences handed out. Jacobb St. Andrew of St. Ignace was sentenced to serve a minimum of 66 years and a maximum of 100 years in prison for second-degree homicide. Mr. St. Andrew was arrested in relation to the death of his grandmother, Barbara Trainor-Hoyt, […]

Undisclosed Settlements Given for Fatal Snowmobile Accident



Settlements have been reached in the lawsuit of the 2010 fatal snowmobile accident on Mackinac Island that claimed the lives of sisters Karen Schwarck, 59, of Trillium Heights and Edith Bonno, 57, of Canton. Snowmobile manufacturer Arctic Cat has paid the estates of the two women who were killed undisclosed amounts. On February 7, 2010, Mrs. Schwarck, a Mackinac Island […]

Accident Claims Life of Rudyard Man



An accident on Pea Line Road near 23 Mile Road in Pickford Township claimed the life of Robert Roy, 52, of Rudyard Friday, December 8. His vehicle left the roadway and struck a parked horse trailer, according to the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Roy was transported to War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, where he later died. The […]