April 4, 2013 RSS feed / News

Citizen Petition to Prevent Legal Wolf Hunting Gathers 250,000 Signatures

Advocates seeking to protect Upper Peninsula wolves from government endorsed hunting reached a milestone Wednesday, March 27, with a petition demanding that voters, not the state, decide whether to allow legal wolf hunting in Michigan. More...

Teen Drivers Banned From Using Cell Phones

Teen drivers with Level 1 or Level 2 licenses under the Graduated Driver Licensing program are prohibited from using a cell phone while driving. The law went into effect Thursday, March 28. More...

Little Bear to Host Job Fair

A customer service workshop and job fair will offer advice to all employees and employers. Little Bear East Arena will host the event Tuesday, April 16, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Admission to both the workshop and fair is free.  More...

Mackinaw City Casino Hearing Is April 23

A hearing about the proposed Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Mackinaw City casino is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at Mackinaw City High School.  More...

Cedarville Quarry Keeps Steel and Pavement Industries Supplied With Stone

If you drive a car made in the Great Lakes area, you might be using parts made as a result of the limestone mined at Cedarville’s Carmeuse Lime and Stone. More...

Theater Chain Owner Receives Sentence

The owner of a local chain of theaters, Elaine Dawson, 69, of Bellaire, has been sentenced to one year in jail for tax fraud.  Mrs. Dawson owns theaters in Mackinaw City, Cheboygan, Gaylord, Petoskey, and Bellaire. More...

Registration Underway for St. Ignace All Class Reunion

Registration is underway as the St. Ignace Area Community Foundation prepares to host its third “All Class Reunion” this summer. The get-together open to all with an association with the St. More...

Mackinac Island Park Burns Brush

Smoke rose above Mackinac Island Wednesday, March 27, as Mackinac State Historic Park managers burned brush, according to park manager Sue Topham. More...

Foster Care Review Board Seeks Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to serve on a multi-county Foster Care Review Board.  More...

Land Conservancies Are No Substitute for State Land

Green groups like the Little Traverse Conservancy and Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy are pushing to protect and preserve as much of Michigan’s pristine beauty as possible. That’s what they do.  More...

Kindergarten Open House Is April 10

Kindergarten Family Night and registration for fall 2013 will be Wednesday, April 10, at 6 p.m. at the St. More...

Rudyard Lions Club To Host Breakfast

The Rudyard Lions Club will host a pancake supper Wednesday, April 17, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Rudyard High School cafeteria. More...

Clark Township Develops Tentative Recycling Plan for Les Cheneaux

A new recycling proposal is in the works at Clark Township, with a tentative plan expected at the next township board meeting Wednesday, April 17. More...

St. Ignace Area Children Gather for Easter Egg Hunt, Story

Children wear their best smiles as they gather at the St. Ignace Middle School for an Easter egg hunt Saturday, March 30. The activity, hosted by local churches, included an Easter story. (Photograph by Lindsey Vork)   More...

Local April Blood Drives Announced

The American Red Cross will hold blood drives in Chippewa and Mackinac counties at the following dates, times, and locations:  • Sault Ste. Marie, Wednesday, April 3, 10:30 a.m. More...

Brevort Township Officials Receive Pay Raises

For the first time in 12 years, Brevort Township will give pay raises to township elected officials, including the clerk, supervisor, treasurer, and two trustees. More...

New Exhibits, Cookbook, Art Will Fill the Summer Season at Fort de Buade

Fort de Buade Museum will have a new appearance inside and an array of programs this summer. Events and displays will be focused on establishing the museum as a community center for local residents and visitors to gather and share local history. More...

Oswald’s Bear Ranch Continues Cub Interaction

Oswald’s Bear Ranch in Newberry can continue allowing the public direct contact with bear cubs, as it has for 15 years, under a new law signed by the governor Tuesday, March 26.  More...

Zoning Ordinance Review Scheduled

A Zoning Ordinance Review meeting will be Thursday, April 4, at 3 p.m. at Mackinac Island Community Hall.  The city is in the process of reviewing its zoning ordinances. The most recent meeting was Wednesday, March 27. More...

Island Library to Host Authors

Mackinac Island Public Library will host its Summer Author Series with P. J. Parrish June 28, Corinne Smith July 26, and D.E. Johnson August 23. All sessions are on Fridays at 4 p.m. in the library.  More...

Kinross Township Plans Open House

An open house for the Kinross Township Non-Motorized Transportation Plan will be Tuesday, April 9, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Kinross Charter Township Hall at 4884 Curtis Street in Kincheloe.  More...

Gros Cap School Gathers for Dinner

At right: Gros Cap School speech pathologist Mary Christiansen (left) and fifth and sixth grade teacher Liz Litzner greet people at the door and sell tickets for the Buchholz Dinner. More...

Investigation Closes Locks

The Soo Locks was closed to shipping traffic for several hours Friday, March 29, when a mail room package emitting a beeping sound raised concerns and resulted in a bomb squad investigation, but the package turned out to be harmless, containing an al More...

Moran Township Aims to Save Money This Year for Future Work to Roads, Facilities

Regrouping financially this year from expenses over the last two years will save money for future work to roads and facilities in Moran Township. More...

Mackinaw City Library Raffle Offers Mackinac Bridge Tour

In the Straits area, the Mackinac Bridge dominates the local skyline and acts as the symbol for the region. But while the view looking up at it is grand, who wouldn’t want a chance to look down from the top?  More...

Rudyard Truck Program Is Saturday

A free community event called “Touch a Truck” is planned for Saturday, April 6, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...

Mother Daughter Banquet Planned

A mother daughter banquet is planned for Friday, May 10, at 6 p.m. in the Trout Lake Town Hall. Ozark Grace Brethren Church is hosting the banquet, which will feature speaker Ana Zuidema. More...

Changes Considered for Mackinac Island Dock, Hotel

Plan changes for the Main Dock Inn, a request to zone the Beaver Dock commercial, and new apartments on the second floor of the Mackinac Island Medical Center were all discussed at the Mackinac Island Planning Commission meeting Tuesday, March 12. More...

Tribal Economic Forum Set in May

A Tribal Economic Forum will be offered Thursday, May 16, and Friday, May 17, in Lansing, hosted by Michigan Economic Development Corporation. More...

City To Upgrade Fluoride Equipment

The City of St. Ignace will upgrade its fluoride equipment at the water treatment plant with a $7,927 grant from the Michigan Department of Community Health. The improvements will be made in April or May, City Manager Les Therrian told The St. More...

Officer Daniel Litzner Receives Award for School Bus Inspection Work

Michigan State Police Motor Carrier Officer Daniel Litzner of the St. Ignace post is among two Upper Peninsula officers who were awarded this week for keeping the state’s children safe on their way to school. More...

Local Men Complete Department of Labor Apprenticeships

Three Superior Fabrication Company employees have completed apprenticeships through the United States Department of Labor, announced Ferne Sherlund of the manufacturing company, based in Kincheloe. More...

More Michigan Med Grads, Too Few Residency Spots

Capital News Service  Michigan State University  School of Journalism  More...

Grant Will Promote Non-motorized Travel; Clark Twp. Seeks Upgrades for Firefighters

To help create opportunities for non-motorized travel in the area, Clark Township has been granted $3,000 from the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. More...


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