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ISD Plan Will Save Local School Districts Money on Special Education Busing

School districts that pay to bus students to special education programs in the Eastern Upper Peninsula may save hundreds of thousands of dollars, collectively, owing to a plan by the Intermediate School District, More...

Games, Prizes Will Highlight Super Saturday

St. Ignace

Super Saturday Children's Celebration and 4-H Expo will be Saturday, May 3, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace. The event includes games, crafts, stories, a bicycle rodeo, and wagon rides. Admission is free of charge. More...

Artificial Wood Considered for Historic Buildings

Mackinac Island

A new artificial wood trim called Azek will be allowed to replace rotting wood trim around the exterior of Mackinac Island Public School. City planners are now mulling over the idea of allowing such material on historic buildings, as well. More...

For the Record

In the April 17 issue, in a front page article, "Massey Named to County's Interim Treasurer Position," it should have been noted that among other candidates, Robert Winkelman of St. More...

Clark Twp. Neighborhood Watch Meeting Is May 13

The Clark Township Neighborhood Watch meeting will be Tuesday, May 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Clark Township Hall in Cedarville. More...

Bay City Couple Wins Mackinaw Ice Tower Contest

Spring's welcome heat finally melted the ice tower in front of Mackinaw City Village Hall, stopping a timer inside Thursday, April 24, and establishing John and Karen Lawler of Bay City the winners of $1,700. More...

Fire Dept. Called to Goudreau Street

The St. Ignace Fire Department responded to smoke coming from a Goudreau Street apartment building Saturday, April 26. Crews were on the scene a little after 9 p.m. More...

3 School Contracts Are Renewed

Les Cheneaux Community Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to extend the contracts of three administrators, High School Principal Randy Schaedig, Elementary Principal Eric Cardwell, and Business Administrator Kris Hill, at the board's Mond More...

School Board Considers Drug Testing Policy

Conducting a staff survey and expanding drug testing to all staff and students were debated at the Les Cheneaux Community Schools Board of Education meeting Monday, April 21. More...

Trojans Football Coach Schaedig Resigns After 11 Years

Cedarville High School Principal Randy Schaedig resigned from his position as head varsity football coach, announced Athletic Director Dave Duncan in his report to the Les Cheneaux Community Schools Board of Education Monday, April 21. More...

Election Workers Gather at St. Ignace Library

By plane, boat, and automobile, about 60 Mackinac County election workers arrived to fill the community room at the St. More...

'Spring Fling' in Engadine May 10

A "Spring Fling" is planned for Saturday, May 10, at Engadine Consolidated Schools. The doors will open at 4 p.m. for food, children's games, a silent auction, and raffles. More...

Men's Health Clinic Is May 15

A men's health clinic for members of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will be at the Mackinac Island Health Clinic on Mackinac Island Thursday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dr. Boyd Manges will be the physician in charge. More...

Temporary Power Outage To Be Expected on Island's French Lane

Parts of French Lane on Mackinac Island will temporarily be without power Wednesday, April 30, and possibly Thursday, May 1, while workers from Edison Sault Electric Company bury a primary cable line that is now hanging from poles. More...

Time To Get Out the Change

Chuck McCall of the St. Ignace Department of Public Works installs one of the city's State Street seasonal parking meters Thursday, April 24. The meters were taken down in the winter to accommodate snow removal. More...

New Physical Rehabilitation Center in Cedarville To Open in Early May

Cedarville's new rehabilitation center, offering physical, occupational, and speech therapy in addition to audiology services, will open within the first two weeks of May, Jim Haglund reported to the Mackinac Straits Hospital Authority Monday, Apri More...

Converse Presents Project at Alma

Paul Converse of Engadine was among 100 Alma College students who presented a project at Kapp Honors Day April 3. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Converse of Engadine, the sophomore student is studying biology. More...

St. Ignace Students To Present Play Sunday

Rehearsing "Crabapple Academy: A Comedy" Monday, April 28, the LaSalle High School Players are preparing to perform the play for St. Ignace students Thursday and Friday. A performance is open to the public and begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4. More...

Old Blockhouse Renovation Is Approved at Clark Twp.

The reconstruction of the historic Long Island blockhouse, a distinctive structure that has stood at the West Entrance to Hessel for 98 years, was approved by Clark Township Zoning Board of Appeals at its April 22 meeting. More...

Women's Expo Is 'Stop, Shop, and Learn' Day

Event Is Saturday

About 200 women are expected to fill the hallways, classrooms, and cafeteria at the St. Ignace Middle School Saturday, May 3, for the first Woman's Perspective Expo. More...

Rutledge Named School Employee of Year

Les Cheneaux Community Schools

Les Cheneaux Elementary School secretary Susie Rutledge is the district's Employee of the Year. More...

Fundraiser Will Benefit Arts Council

DeTour 'Kentucky Derby' Event Is Saturday

The E.U.P. Fine Arts Council presents its first "Races for Restoration" Saturday, May 3, Kentucky Derby Day, with all proceeds to be used toward restoring the former Sacred Heart Hall, now known as the DeTour Fine Arts Cultural Center. More...

Zion Lutheran Youth Will Host Fish Fry April 30

The Senior High Youth at Zion Lutheran Church in St. Ignace will host a fish fry and silent auction Wednesday, April 30, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fresh local fish will be served. More...

St. Ignace Library Plans May Events

May events at the St. Ignace Public Library include a book sale, movie night, and an appearance by Michigan Notable Author Eric Villegas. The book sale will be Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to noon at the library. More...

'Black Out Cancer Ball' May 9

A "Black Out Cancer Ball" will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Friday, May 9, at 6 p.m. at Kewadin Casino's Sprung Structure in St. Ignace. The ball will feature dinner at 7 p.m., followed by dancing and a silent auction. More...

Marshall, Campbell Named Top in Corrections

Christopher Marshall of St. Ignace and Jerald "Jake" Campbell of Pickford were named this year's Corrections Officers of the Year for the Chippewa Correctional Facility and Straits Correctional Facility, respectively. More...

DeTour Village Receives Development Grant

DeTour Village has been awarded a $31,000 grant from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development to help with construction costs associated with the new business park, the DeTour Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) anno More...

Sea Lamprey Control Slated for Area Creeks

Lampricides will be applied to sections of McKay, Prentiss, Hessel, and Caribou creeks in Mackinac and Chippewa counties to kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom between April 30 and May 7. More...

Jarvie To Speak at Historical Society

Henry Jarvie, a 1955 graduate of Rudyard High School, will speak at the Rudyard Historical Society meeting Thursday, May 8, at 7 p.m. at the Rudyard Community Center. The meeting is open to all, free of charge. More...

Road Races on Island in May, June

Two competitive road races have been approved by Mackinac Island City Council, a Detroit Regional Chamber race May 29, and a Michigan Hospital Association race, to be June 26. More...

Council Approves 39 Construction Vehicle Permit Requests

Mackinac Island

With opening day for many hotels and businesses on Mackinac Island already past or fast approaching, construction crews are laboring to complete projects, and City Council is facing an onslaught of motor vehicle permit requests to get the jobs done More...

Chamber Board Meeting Changed

The St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce board will meet Wednesday, May 7, rather than Wednesday, May 14. The board meets at 7:30 a.m. at the chamber office at 560 North State Street. More...

Clark Twp. Assessor Resigns

Clark Township Assessor Sherry Burd resigned Tuesday, April 22, to take an assessing position downstate in Comstock Township, closer to where her husband works, and where they still own a home. More...

Island Calendar Photograph Winners Announced

Winners of the 26th annual photograph contest for the Mackinac Island Recreational Development (MIRD) 2010 Seasons of Mackinac calendar have been announced. More...


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