January 18, 2018 RSS feed / News

Baseball Fields Mulled; Wood Structure Proposed To Cut Costs at Recreation Park

Recreation Committee Adds Work Sessions for More Planning With Department

Reevaluating the Little Bear East recreation project to add a baseball field was a major topic of discussion at the regular meeting of the St. Ignace Area Recreation Advisory Committee Wednesday, January 10. More...

Two State Agencies Restructured

The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) and Michigan Public Service Commission will be restructured following the departure of Energy Executive Director Valerie Brader Saturday, February 10. More...

Mayor Connie Litzner Announces Appointments to City Boards

St. Ignace Mayor Connie Litzner has appointed members to the city’s boards and committees for 2018. A complete list follows. New appointees are in bold print. More...

Snowmobile Safety Is Topic of Class at Les Cheneaux

A snowmobile safety class has been taught by the Les Cheneaux Snowmobile Club for many years, and this year it was held Friday, December 29.  More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of January 8 through January 14, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies responded to 14 property damage crashes, nine involving car and deer. More...

Winterfest Includes ‘Meet Mackinaw’ Art Exhibit

The Mackinaw City Area Art Council will sponsor the seventh annual Winterfest Art Exhibit during the Mackinaw Winterfest Weekend. The exhibit will be held Friday, January 19, through Sunday, January 21. More...

Annual Yooper Plaid Fest To Be Held February 3 in St. Ignace

Michilimackinac Historical Society’s annual Yooper Plaid Fest will be Saturday, February 3, at St. Ignace Moose Lodge 999 on Mackinac Trail. The event begins with cocktails at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m.   More...

Ticket Booth, Bathrooms Are Proposed Changes

Shepler’s Mackinac Island dock expansion is intended, in part, to improve the flow of traffic to and from the ferries, but proposed changes would reduce the amount of space available to passengers. More...

Hardwater Walleye Fishing Tournament Approaches

The Munuscong Bay Hardwater Walleye Classic fishing tournament will be Thursday, January 25, through Sunday, January 28. The entry fee for the adult competition is $30 and the one for children age 15 and younger is $5.  More...

Northland Players To Perform Valentine Show in Mackinaw City

The Northland Players will present “A Valentine Greeting from Jack, Boots, and George” Friday, February 2, and Saturday, February 3, and again Friday, February 9, and Saturday, February 10, at Audie’s Restaurant in Mackinaw City. More...

Moran Township Discusses Options for Ambulance Service Garage

Moran Township will look into possible intergovernmental agreements to help the Straits Area Ambulance Service find a larger ambulance garage. More...

Hedgehog To Visit Les Cheneaux Library For Preschool Program

The Les Cheneaux Community Library in Cedarville will have a special visitor Wednesday, January 24, during its weekly preschool pop-in program as children attending the event will have a chance to meet a hedgehog. More...

Library To Show Movie January 28

The movie “A Man Called Ove” will be presented at the St. Ignace Public Library Sunday, January 28. The movie will begin at 2 p.m. and doors open at 1:45 p.m.  Admission is free. More...

Michigan Tech To Lead New Line 5 Risk Analysis

Dr. Guy Meadows of Michigan Technological University will lead the research team performing a new risk analysis of the Straits of Mackinac crossing of Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline. More...

Sault Tribe EDC Seeks Business Owners To Join New Association

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is forming a new association for tribal members who are business owners. More...

Judge Beth Gibson of Newberry Appointed to LSSU Board

Judge Beth Gibson of Newberry is one of two new appointments Governor Rick Snyder has made to the Lake Superior State University Board of Trustees. She will serve an eight-year term expiring in 2026. More...

‘Show Me the Money’ Will Be Feb. 2

“Show Me The Money Day” will be offered Friday, February 2, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Little Bear East Arena and Community Center at 275 Marquette Street in St. Ignace. More...

Garage Fire Quickly Extinguished in St. Ignace

The St. Ignace Fire Department responded to a garage fire at the corner of West Spring Street and First Street Friday night, January 12. The fire was spotted shortly after it began, with a quick response helping to limit the damage. More...

Public Hearing Held in St. Ignace To Discuss Possible Lane Changes on State Street

Citizens testified Monday, January 15, on a plan to reduce North State Street from four lanes to three from Antoine Street to Marquette Street, a section that is seeing increasing pedestrian traffic, drawn in part by the Star Line and Shepler boat do More...

Imagination Library, Family Bowling Nights Receive Roundtable Grants

The Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District (EUPISD) Imagination Library Program received a $2,580 grant from the Mackinac County Child Protection Roundtable Tuesday, January 9. More...

Library Display Recounts Boathouse History

Les Cheneaux Community Library Director Jane French is shown here Thursday, January 11, alongside a new display in the library that features a series of historical photographs of the former O.M. Reif Boathouse. More...

Mobile Food Pantry Will Be Held January 24 in St. Ignace

Feeding America West Michigan will distribute free food for those in need at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace Wednesday, January 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until food runs out. More...

Weather Warm-up Delays Moran Township Tubing Hill Opening

The winter 2018 season has yet to begin for Moran Township’s Doc Holle’s Silver Mountain Skiing and Tubing Hill. The area has not had enough snow yet for the hill, located just west of St. Ignace off US- 2, to open. More...

U.P. American Legion Posts To Gather for Mid-winter Conference

The Upper Peninsula Association of American Legion Posts will hold their 2018 Mid-Winter Conference Friday, January 19, and Saturday, January 20, at Marquette Post 44 at 700 West Bluff Street in Marquette.   More...


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