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Opportunities Are Plentiful For Holiday Giving In Our Communities

Cedar Post thrift store and food pantry in Cedarville will accept donations from noon through 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Because of limited storage space, donors are asked to bring fall and winter clothing but not summer clothing. More...

The Hands That Make the Wreaths: EUP Crafters Share Thoughts on Holiday Tradition

In the heart of the holiday season, friends, visiting family members, or Christmas carolers may be seen approaching the front steps of homes throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula, intent on delivering good cheer. More...

Season To Be Celebrated at Clark Twp. Community Christmas Party Sunday

When a family enters the Clark Township Community Center for the community Christmas party Sunday, December 11, at 2 p.m., event organizer Rose Miller said one sight will immediately seize their attention.  “There will be toys, toys, and m More...

Nursing Students and Evergreen Center Residents Celebrate Christmas With Music

Above: Art Caden has dance partners on either side of him at the Evergreen Living Center Christmas party, as Lake Superior State University nursing professor Lynn Kapke (left) and nursing student Con More...

Hospital Seeks Community Donations

Mackinac Straits Health System Receives Grant Challenge

Mackinac Straits Health System will receive a $200,000 gift if it can raise another $400,000 by the end of March. More...

St. Ignace Children Decorate Downtown Trees

First grade students decorate a tree on North State Street in front of the Colonial House Inn in St. Ignace Thursday, December 1. More...

Historical Society Plans Christmas Party

The community is welcome at the Rudyard Historical Society’s annual Christmas party Thursday, December 8, at 6 p.m. at the Rudyard Community Center. The evening will include a potluck dinner at 6 p.m., with table service provided. More...

Trail Hike, Chili Potluck Is Saturday

The Hiawatha Shore to Shore chapter of the North Country Trail will host a hike and chili cook-off potluck Saturday, December 10, beginning at 10 a.m. More...

City Weighs Fire Truck Options

The city will likely allocate $142,920 for the fire department in 2012, the amount requested by Fire Chief Bucky Robinson, compared to $123,370 adopted for 2011. This includes an increase in capital outlay from $5,000 to $12,580.  More...

City Will Hire Building Inspector ‘On Call’

The St. Ignace City Council, meeting Monday, December 5, voted to hire a building inspector at $25 per hour on an “on call” basis but will not pay for a regular schedule. More...

Breakfast With Santa Serves As Appetizer To Deeper Discussion

There was much more than a plate of cookies awaiting Santa Claus when he visited Cedar Cove Assisted Living facility in Cedarville Saturday morning, December 3. More...

DNR To Reduce Lake Huron Chinook Salmon Stocking in 2012

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources plans to reduce Chinook salmon stocking in Lake Huron by more than half in 2012, compared to 2011 levels. More...

Cryderman Makes Ferris State Dean’s List

Kelsey Cryderman, a senior at Ferris State University, has earned a position on the dean’s list of scholars for the summer 2011 semester. More...

Dashing Through the Streets: Runners To Hoof It Through Hessel

Runners decked in Santa hats will charge, trot, and walk through the streets of Hessel Saturday, December 10, at 10:30 a.m., following a route that begins and ends at the Islander Bar. More...

Fire Dept. Makes 78 Runs in 11 Months

The St. Ignace Fire Department reported 78 fire runs for 2011 through November 30. Of the runs, 32 were in St. Ignace, 21 in St. Ignace Township, 24 in Moran Township, and one mutual aid in Brevort Township.  More...

Erickson Center For The Arts Receives Grants

The Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis has been awarded two Arts and Humanities Touring grants. More...

Community Choir To Perform Cantata at Mackinaw City

A community choir of 40 voices will perform “Shout the Good News,” a Christmas cantata by Lloyd Larson, at 2 p.m. More...

St. Ignace Library Announces Coming Events

A book and bake sale is planned at the St. Ignace Public Library Community Room Friday, December 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdah, December 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

County Commission Compensation For November

The five Mackinac County commissioners were paid a total of $5,245.04 for November, which includes meeting attendance pay and a portion of their annual salary.  More...

St. Ignace City Council Pay Reported For November

For November, payments to members of St. Ignace City Council for attendance of meetings and events totaled $1,810.  Council members are paid $70 for regular meetings, which are on the first and third Monday of each month. More...

Paradise Lake Entry Takes ‘Grand Tacky’ Award in Mackinaw City Christmas Parade

Mackinaw City residents gathered to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season Friday, December 2, with carols, a “tacky” Christmas parade, and the lighting of the large evergreen tree in Indian Trails Park.  More...

Court Reports

The following dispositions are from 92nd District Court in St. Ignace November 29, Judge Beth Gibson presiding. Arresting agencies are in parentheses. More...

Santa Visit Planned

Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit the Rudyard Community Center on Mackinaw Trail in Rudyard Sunday, December 18. Santa will arrive at 3 p.m. with the assistance of the Rudyard Fire Department and will leave at 4:30 p.m. More...

Restrooms To Be Closed For Season

Five highway rest areas, including the one on southbound I-75 in St. Ignace, will be closed from December 5 to April 2, the Michigan Department of Transportation has announced. More...

Mackinaw City Will Wait for Spring on Village Hall Roof Repair; Hold Off on TV Promotion

Repairing the village hall roof will wait until spring, Mackinaw City Village Council decided Thursday, December 1, and the village also will wait on approving the loans required for the sewer lagoon cleaning and energy efficient light posts, and hol More...

Glen Memorial Christmas Cantata Takes New, Personalized Approach This Year

Dave Davis, associate pastor at Glen Memorial Baptist Church, leaned on his left foot and tapped with his right, conducting about 30 members of the choir two weeks before the church’s Christmas cantata performance. More...

McGraw Goes Back To Original Historical Sources To Pen ‘Lawless Mackinac’

The exact location of the old French Fort de Buade has eluded historians, and Jennifer McGraw’s search through the first-hand accounts of of explorers, Jesuits, and military commanders has failed to find a consensus, but the many interesting ob More...

24-hour Coverage Advised for City Police; City Likely To Buy Patrol Car

St. Ignace public safety committee has recommended to keep 24- hour police coverage in the city and try to purchase a replacement patrol vehicle. More...

SANE Reports Local Drug Arrests

The Straits Area Narcotics Enforcement Team made the following arrests in the Eastern Upper Peninsula:  Jeremiah Green, 34, of St. Ignace, was arrested and charged with two counts of manufacturing marijuana. More...

U.P. Agriculture Study Shows Local Push

With Demand Increasing, Growers and Buyers Say They Must Establish Stronger Links

There is a strong interest in increasing the amounts of locally grown foods used by restaurants, schools, and other retail outlets, according to the preliminary findings of the Upper Peninsula Agriculture Assessment, which found that growers expresse More...

Rudyard Christmas Bazaar Is Saturday

A Christmas Bazaar will take place at the Rudyard Community Center and Fire Hall Saturday, December 10, from 10 a.m. More...

Cougar Spotted Is Passing Through Houghton, Keweenaw Counties

A radio-collared cougar spotted in the western Upper Peninsula just north of the city of Hancock in Houghton County is likely a migratory animal who moved into the area from the west, according to the Department of Natural Resources. More...

MDCH Warns Of Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas that kills more than 500 Americans each year and up to 50 a year in Michigan, according to the Michigan Department of Community Health, which has issued safety information for preventing ex More...

Island Resident Killed Helping Stranded Motorist

Mackinac Island summer resident Steven Vanderboegh was killed Saturday, December 3, when a tractor trailer slammed into his parked vehicle on the side of I-75.  More...

Deck the Halls: Santa Greets Children at St. Ignace

Children and parents filled the halls of The Pavillion waiting to see Santa after the Christmas parade in downtown St. Ignace on a rainy evening Saturday, December 3.  More...

Clark Township ZBA Land Split Case Hinges on Acceptance of 1947 Deeds

The Clark Township Zoning Board of Appeals once again tabled a decision Tuesday, November 22, on whether to honor three land deeds dating to 1947 on Hessel Point Road. More...


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