September 16, 2010 RSS feed / News

Chippewa-Mackinac Retired School Personnel Meet September 23

The Chippewa-Mackinac Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will host a membership meeting Thursday, September 23, at noon at the VFW Hall in Brimley. More...

DeTour Will Host Fall Festival Saturday

The village of DeTour is preparing for its Happy Apple Scarecrow Festival, taking place Saturday, September 18. Highlights of the fall festival will include a scarecrow-building contest and apple-themed recipes   More...

Recreation Funds Shore Up Center Deficit

Money from the recreation department will be used to shore up a deficit in the community center fund, City Manager Eric Dodson told city council Tuesday, September 7. More...

Shoreline Bike Tour To Cross Bridge Sunday

The annual Big Mac Shoreline Fall Scenic Bike Tour will be in Mackinaw City Saturday, Sep-tember 18, and Sunday, September 19. The ride will encompass tours ranging from 25 miles to 100 miles and will travel along the shore of Lake Michigan. More...

Court Reports

The following dispositions are from 92nd District Court in St. Ignace August 24, August 25, August 31, September 1, and September 7, Judge Beth Gibson presiding. Arresting agencies are in parentheses. More...

Local Man Arrested on Drug Charges

Straits Area Narcotics Enforcement team arrested John Cadotte, 41, of Mackinac Island Tuesday, August 31, on one count delivery of heroin; one count delivery of cocaine; two counts delivery of marijuana; one count possession of an analogue; and one More...

Two Book Club Meetings Announced

The evening book club will meet Wednesday, September 15, at 6 p.m. at the St. Ignace Public Library. The club is reading “Eye of the Needle” by Ken Follett.   The morning book club will meet Thursday, September 16, at 10 a.m. More...

Local Students Earn Honors at WMU

Local students named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Western Michigan University are Brendon Steiner of St. Ignace, Erica Nordquist and Elizabeth Jacobus, both of Rudyard, and Joshua Deal of Drummond Island. More...

U.P. Marijuana Operation May Be Linked to Wisconsin

A marijuana-growing operation uncovered in the Upper Peninsula may be linked with one under investigation in Wisconsin, according to police. More...

U.P. Legion To Meet October 4

The Upper Peninsula Association of American Legion Posts, which comprise the 11th and 12th districts in the Upper Peninsula, will meet for a fall conference at Greenwood Post 114 in West Ishpeming, October 9. More...

Raber Sportsmen’s Club Will Host Fall Festival

Raber Area Sportsmen's Club Annual Fall Festive will be Saturday, September 18, beginning at 10 a.m., at the club’s property on Mike's Landing Road in Goetzville.   More...

Gould Attends United States Marine Corps Basic Training

Nicholas Gould of St. Ignace is currently attending basic training for the United States Marine Corps. He is the son of Mike and Sheri Gould.   Friends may write to him at this address:   Recruit Gould, Nicholas, E. 2nd BN Hotel Co. More...

Gahn, Koben, Stack Among Top Salmon Anglers at Hessel

Jim Gahn of Cheboygan, Gary Koben of Hessel, and Robert Stack, Jr. of Flint were among top winners when more than $4,500 in prize money was on the line in the ninth annual Slammin' Salmon Derby at Hessel Saturday, August 28. More...

Holiday, Known for Tributes to Trucking Lifestyle, Will Perform at St. Ignace Show

Live Satellite Radio Broadcast To Share Truck Show Highlights With Truckers Across Country

When it comes to playing trucking music, artist Joey Holiday of Pleasant View, Tennessee, is an expert in his field. More...

Off and Running: Horse Pulls Highlight Stalwart Agricultural Fair

Before the heavyweight horse pull concluded another Chippewa County Stalwart Agricultural Fair Saturday, September 11, healthy competition highlighted the morning's speed and action events and the late afternoon's barefoot horse pulls.   More...

All Moran Twp. Properties Must Be Reassessed

State Commission Cites ‘Significant’ Problems in Rolls

Moran Township must hire an outside tax assessor to completely reassess all property in the township following the State Tax Commission's discovery of about 300 incorrect taxable values. More...

Delivery Plans Change at Prison

July Escape Attempt Prompts Investigation

Changes have been made in truck deliveries at the Kinross Correctional Facility following an attempted prison break July 15, where one of three men attempting to escape, Seth Privacky, was fatally shot. More...

Public Library Will Hold Movie Night

“Alice in Wonderland” (rated PG) will be the next movie to be shown for Movie Night Thursday, September 16, at 6:15 p.m. at the St. Ignace Public Library. More...

Community Foundation Offers Fall Grants

The Les Cheneaux Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for its fall grant round until Friday, October 15, at 4 p.m. More...

‘Community Care’ Draws 108

Pairing social services and free items with families in need, the third annual Community Care Connections event drew 108 people to the Hope Chest in St. Ignace Friday, August 27.   More...

Haske Post Presents Cedar Cove With Benches at Picnic

Just as varied as the picnic offerings residents of Cedar Cove were treated to Sunday, August 22, was the number of people helping to host the meal. More...

Small Game Season Opens September 15

A number of small game seasons open Wednesday, September 15. Seasons on ruffed grouse, rabbits and hares, and squirrels open that day. Woodcock season opens Saturday, September 25.   More...

Thompson Finds Friendly Citizens, but Poor Living Conditions, During Iraq Tour

“It's a whole different world over there,” said Nathyn Thompson of his eight-month service in Iraq, where he saw poor living conditions but said most people were friendly to the Americans. Specialist Thompson of St. More...

Picnic Celebrates 1st Day of School

“Hold onto your potato chips,” was the advice echoed down the food line during the community picnic held each year on the first day of school on Mackinac Island. More...

County To Pay State as Survey Data Is Sought

After learning that Mackinac County could lose a grant of roughly $60,000 from the state for its remonumentation program in 2011, if it fails to provide documentation for surveying work conducted in 2008, commissioners decided the county will pay th More...

With Budget Outlook Better Than Expected, St. Ignace School District Reinstates Two Aides

Will Work With EUPISD To Resolve Errors Board Finds in Report

Trustees for the St. More...

2 Arrested in Mackinaw City Break-ins

Investigations of two break-ins during August at Mackinaw City, one at Thunder Falls Family Water Park and another at A-Maze-N Mirrors, have resulted in the arrest of a suspect in each case. More...

Annual Right To Life Banquet Is September 28 in St. Ignace

St. Ignace Right to Life will host its 13th annual Banquet for Life Tuesday, September 28, at 6 p.m. at Little Bear East Community Center. Tickets for the banquet are $22.   More...

Moran Township Sticks With Previous Water Plan

After attempting to lower the township's water and sewer rates, the Moran Township board agreed Wednesday, September 1, to approve the old agreement of paying 1.7 times the city rate for water and sewer services to the City of St. Ignace. More...

Cloverland Pole Yard Receives Special Permit

Cloverland Electric will be granted a special permit to store poles on property it owns in Moran Township, although it must construct a wooden fence on the north side of the pole yard to create a buffer zone for a neighboring residence. More...

Jeff Daniels To Perform at Grand Hotel September 24

Michigan actor and musician Jeff Daniels will perform a concert Friday, September 24, at 8 p.m. at Grand Hotel Theatre on Mackinac Island. Tickets are $30.   More...

Local Artists Display Work in Cedarville

Randy Dunn (left) discusses his metalwork with Bill Kish, who attends Art in the Park every year. More...

Ostomy Group Meets Sunday

The Straits Area Ostomy Association will meet Sunday, September 19, at 2 p.m. in the medical library at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. Participants are asked to enter through the rehabilitation entrance. More...

‘Strike Out Violence’ Youth Party Will Be September 22

A youth party called “Strike Out the Violence” will be hosted by the Diane Peppler Resource Center at Gateway Lanes in St. Ignace Wednesday, September 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.   There is no charge for admission. More...

City Takes Over Bluff Stairway

The Mackinac Island City Council approved an easement agreement with Rowe Terrace Condominium Association for a section of the steps leading from Church Street to the East Bluff. More...

Writers Group Forming Now at St. Ignace Library

The St. Ignace Public Library is forming a writers’ group. The first meeting is set for Thursday, September 30, at 5 p.m. at the library. Everyone is welcome. More...

EUP Growth Plan Launched From Workshops

New Economy workshops for the Michigan Prosperity Initiative drew an excellent turnout across the Eastern Upper Peninsula this summer, and as a result, a regional growth plan has now been developed that is geared toward helping municipalities, busin More...

St. Ignace Fishing Pier Takes Shape

Anglers soon will be able to cast a line on the new St. Ignace fishing dock now under construction. Located near the Wawatam Lighthouse, the dock is on the south side of the walkway and will add another feature to Wawatam Park.   More...

St. Stanislaus Church To Host Dinner

St. Stanislaus Church in Goetzville will host its annual birthday party Saturday, September 18, at Raber Hall on M-48. Social hour will be at 5 p.m., and dinner at 6 p.m. There will be a silent auction. More...

Saints JV Football To Hold Dinner

A pancake dinner to raise money for the St. Ignace junior varsity football team will be held Tuesday, September 21, at McDonald’s Restaurant, between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The cost is $4 per person. More...

Local Artists Show Work at Sault

The Annual Exhibition of the Eastern Upper Peninsula Craftsmen and the Le Sault Artist Guild opened Tuesday, August 31, in the Olive Craig Gallery in Alberta House Arts Center in Sault Ste. Marie and will be in place through September 30. More...

St. Ignace Friends of Library To Meet

The Friends of the St. Ignace Public Library will meet Tuesday, September 28, at 5 p.m. at the library. Everyone is welcome to attend. More...

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Mackinaw City Celebrates 100 Years

For a century, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Mackinaw City has offered worshippers of the Catholic faith a place to gather, worship, and connect with each other and the community. More...

Early Anterless Dear Season Opens Thursday Downstate

The early antlerless deer firearm season opens Thursday, September 16, on private land in selected areas, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment reported. More...


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