2021-02-18 E-Edition

City Gets New Fire Hall

Longtime Goal Realized for St. Ignace Community

A new chapter in the history of the St. Ignace Fire Department began Saturday morning, February 13, as the department moved into its new fire hall at 618 Chambers Street. The move wasn’t even fully completed before the department responded to its first rescue call from its new home. The day of celebration saw the department host a lunch to […]

Vintage Sleds Focus of Show

This Weekend at Naubinway

The Top of the Lake Snowmobile Show and Ride will take place in Naubinway this week with modifications to accommodate the current health crisis. The ride for both classic and modern snowmobiles will take place Friday, February 19, with the show for classic sleds of all kinds going forward Saturday, February 20. John Deere is the featured brand at this […]

Celebrating Snowsfest

Sisters Lizzie Kemink (left) and Oakley Oikarinen prepare to sled down the hill behind the Cedarville school for the annual cardboard sled race at Snowsfest Saturday, February 13.

Winterfest Is This Weekend at Mackinaw City

Events for Mackinaw City’s 28th annual Winterfest will be Saturday, February 20, with a reception for outhouse racers, a disc jockey, and dancing planned for Friday night, February 19, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Dixie Saloon, with restrictions on capacity. Visitors are reminded that under the current order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, […]

Freight Ramp Moved to St. Ignace Dock 3

A ramp at the Shepler’s Dock in St. Ignace was removed by crane and taken to its new home at Dock 3, where Arnold Freight will have it installed in the spring. The ramp was part of Arnold Freight’s acquisition of Shepler’s Freight in 2020. The ramp was moved Thursday, February 11. Once the ramp is placed at Dock 3, […]

Blue Ice Appears at Straits of Mackinac

The recent snap of cold weather has caused ice to form quickly in the Straits of Mackinac, including this blue ice seen along the Mackinaw City shoreline of Lake Michigan. The blue hue occurs when air bubbles are consolidated in the ice, and do not impact light as it passes through. Short wavelengths of light, colors like blue on the […]

Sharing Our Community’s Strength & Stories

Legacy House Provides More Than Shelter to Its Residents

Legacy House of St. Ignace is a Faith-Based transitional home for women. In 2006, while visiting women in jail a retired corrections officer and a friend from the community met and together identified a need: they believed that these women, if provided a safe place to live, links to other resources, and support, they would have a better chance at […]

Public Health: What You Need To Know

FREE Your Questions Answered: If You Have Had Covid-19, You Should Still Get Vaccinated

Almost 10% of Michigan’s population has received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. The recent announcement that our federal government has secured 200 million more doses and has made plans to have our military help administer those doses through mass vaccination centers across the country, gives public health officials hope the vaccination process will now become more visible. Now […]

New Cases of Covid-19 Reported in Local Counties; State Surpasses 500,000 Recovered


Mackinac County has reported 279 confirmed cases of Covid-19, 151 probable cases, and three deaths. Chippewa County has had 708 confirmed cases, 1,010 probable cases, and 20 deaths. Luce County has had 132 confirmed and 82 probable cases. Alger County has had 276 confirmed cases, 155 probable cases, and one death. Schoolcraft County has had 229 confirmed cases, 28 probable […]