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Committee Will Study Wind Turbine Use at Mackinaw City

The Mackinaw City Village Planning Commission will form a committee to further discuss a wind turbine ordinance after its next regularly scheduled meeting later this month. More...

St. Ignace School Could Save on Heating Conversion – But Cost Is $780,000 Up Front

St. Ignace Area Schools could save $93,000 a year by installing a boiler that will burn wood chips, a report has shown. More...

Fall Celebration Is Saturday

Day of Activities Planned in DeTour Village

The Happy Apple Scarecrow Festival will celebrate fall in DeTour Village Saturday, September 19. More...

Council Will Pay $24K for Utility Study

St. Ignace

The City of St. Ignace will spend $24,000 over the next two years to study its water and sewer systems and develop a 20-year plan for the city utilities. Council members voted unanimously to make the study Tuesday, September 8, meeting. More...

Les Cheneaux Crowd Enjoys Old-timers Game

About 300 seasonal and yeararound Les Cheneaux residents bid a fond farewell to summer with the playing of the annual Old Timers Baseball Game Sunday, September 6. More...

Hospital Auxiliary Hosts Book Fair

The Mackinac Straits Hospital Auxiliary will host a book fair Monday, September 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, September 22, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the board room at the hospital’s Long Term Care unit in St. Ignace. More...

Annual Albany Trail Ride Begins in DeTour Saturday

The third annual Albany Trail Ride to benefit children attending Camp Quality will be Saturday, September 19, at the Albany Restaurant in DeTour. More...

Shiniest Big Rigs on the Road To Show Off at St. Ignace

Weekend Show Puts Focus on Working Trucks

Truckers from across the country will take a break from hauling loads and driving long hours this weekend to show off their rigs in St. Ignace for the 14th Annual Richard Crane Memorial Big Rig Truck Show.   More...

No One Injured in Cedarville Blaze

No one was injured but the building was beyond salvage when a fire broke out at McMaken Carpentry in Cedarville Sunday, September 6, about 5 p.m.   More...

Judge Sets Water Level on East Lake

A water level of 4.9 feet was set for East Lake during a sparsely attended court hearing Friday, September 11. More...

Coal Dock Project Continues

Owned by Ferry Line for More Than 100 Years...

Travis Vartanian of Arnold Transit Company balances on planks above the water while performing pinning work Friday, August 28, as part of the renovation project on the Mackinac Island Coal Dock that b More...

Proposed Demolition Draws Special City Meeting

Mackinac Island Council

News of the planned demolition of McNally Cottage and a request from what one business owner regards as a restrictive sign ordinance were issues that drew action from the Mackinac Island City Council at its Wednesday, September 9, meeting.   More...

For the Record

In a story entitled "EUP Volunteers Are Trained To Help Resolve Disputes" in the September 10 issue of The St. Ignace News, it was reported that the phone number for the EUP Dispute Resolution Center based in Sault Ste. More...

Deadline Is October 1 for Recycler Nominations

The Upper Peninsula Recycling Coalition is looking for nominations for the annual Recycler of the Year Award. Nominations for individual and organization categories are being accepted until October 1.   More...

Mackinac County Receives $50,000 MDOT Grant for Bus Study

The state will pick up the tab for a study to determine if a busing program is needed in Mackinac County, commissioners learned Thursday, September 10. More...

Crew To Survey Carp River for Sea Lampreys

A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service assessment crew will conduct surveys off the mouth of the Carp River between Tuesday, September 29, and Thursday, October 8. to estimate the abundance of sea lampreys. More...

Parking Lot Work Slated at Post Office

The St. Ignace Post Office will have both of its parking lots resurfaced over the next two weeks, St. Ignace Post Office officer-in-charge Andy Valentine said. More...

Crop Walk Raises Money for Food Pantry

Nine people walked five miles in the St. Ignace Crop Walk to raise money for hunger relief Sunday, September 13. The walk raised $1,001, with more money expected to be donated in the coming weeks, said organizer Donna Pope of St. Ignace. More...


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