Downtown Banners Honor Veterans

The first two banners have been installed for St. Ignace’s Hometown Heroes program to honor local veterans. The banners honor Army veterans Tony Grondin and Laura Rickley-Blosser and are now in place on a State Street light pole at Kiwanis Beach across from the Museum of Ojibwa Culture. The city will put up 36 banners this summer to honor veterans, […]

2021-05-13 E-Edition

St. Ignace Festival Moves to July 24

St. Ignace’s Native American Festival has been moved from its planned date of Saturday, May 29, to Saturday, July 24, in the hopes of fewer restrictions related to the pandemic. While the festival was postponed, the St. Ignace Heritage Days celebration planned for Friday, July 9, to Sunday, July 11, has been canceled for the second year in a row. […]

Cormorants Still Impacting Perch

Cormorants continue to impact fish populations in northern Lake Huron, particularly perch around the Les Cheneaux Islands, but wildlife managers say improved options employed to remove some of the predatory birds in 2020 may result in a brighter picture for the fishery in 2021. Michigan Sea Grant partnered with several other environmental agencies to present a workshop informing the public […]

High School Track and Field Athletes Compete in St. Ignace

Athletes compete in the 100- meter hurdles at a track meet at the Kiwanis Track Complex in St. Ignace Thursday, May 6. Manistique won the girls meet behind wins in three of four relay races, and Cheboygan won on the boys side, largely thanks to wins in three different events by Ethan Lindle. See this story and more high school […]

Experts Explain Factors Fueling Vaccine Hesitancy, and Why the Covid-19 Shots Are Safe

For many, the Covid-19 pandemic has been a nightmare. The deadly virus has killed more than half a million Americans, pushed hospital capacities to the brink, and forced people everywhere to alter how they go about daily life. Since the start of the pandemic, a vaccine has been highly anticipated and viewed as the best tool to getting back to […]

Mackinac County Reports 18 More Covid-19 Cases This Week

As of Monday, May 10, Mackinac County has reported 413 confirmed cases of Covid-19, 229 probable cases, and three deaths. Last Monday, Mackinac County had 395 confirmed and 220 probable cases. Chippewa County has had 1,053 confirmed cases, and 28 deaths. Luce County has had 188 confirmed cases, 209 probable cases, and one death. Alger County has had 319 confirmed […]

State Health Department Lifts Mask Rule for Outdoor Gatherings

Public health protocols are being relaxed for outdoor activities as more Michigan residents get vaccinated against Covid-19. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) updated its Covid-19 Gatherings and Face Masks epidemic order to encourage safer outdoor activities as spring and summer bring warmer weather and new opportunities to go outdoors. Under the new order, masks are not […]

‘Evict Enbridge’ Program Set At Mackinaw City May 12, 13

MackinawOde, an indigenousled water protection group based in Petoskey, will co-host Line 5 “eviction” events Wednesday, May 12, and Thursday, May 13, in Mackinaw City at Conkling Heritage Park as Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Line 5 eviction orders against Enbridge goes into effect. Among the two-day events featuring ceremony, live music, food, celebration, and anti-Line 5 actions, the World Indigenous Environmental […]

Fire Destroys Bay Mills Church

A fire destroyed the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Catholic Church in Bay Mills Township during the early hours of Wednesday, May 5. There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is still being investigated with the Bay Mills Police Department and a fire marshal from the Michigan State Police. The fire was first reported to Chippewa County Central Dispatch […]