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Gubernatorial Candidate Mark Schauer Outlines Priorities During Stop in St. Ignace

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer says his first priority for Michigan is education to create a “high wage, high growth, and high skill state.” He spoke with citizens at Java Joe’s Cafe in St. More...

Snowmobile Tour Brings Michigan Lawmakers to St. Ignace, Mackinac Island

By snowmobile, Michigan legislators toured northern Michigan to highlight winter recreation opportunities. More...

U.P. Club of Florida Hosts Picnic March 1

The Michigan Upper Peninsula Club of Florida will have its 28th annual picnic Sunday, March 2, at the POW MIA Park on US-1 in Melbourne, Florida.  More...

Rudyard’s Piippo Family Delivers 600 Bales of Hay for Hockey

One major factor for the U.P. Pond Hockey Championship is ice, and another element is hay. Hay bales become seating around the rinks on Moran Bay, and they also serve to stabilize tents. The hay comes locally from Piippo Farm in Rudyard. More...

Funding in Place for Easing Propane Heating Concerns; Local EUP Supply Is Good

A plan is in place to provide assistance to Upper Peninsula residents and delivery companies who have been struggling to afford propaneheating fuel for the last several weeks. More...

Some Homes Asked to Keep Water Running in St. Ignace

Water lines in the City of St. Ignace have been freezing owing to the continuing cold weather and deepening frost line in the ground. More...

This Thursday Is Deadline to Register for Bowling Contest

Players will throw bowling balls on lanes of ice during the annual Little Bear Ice Bowling Championship Saturday, February 15. The bowling competition neighbors the U.P. Pond Hockey Championship on Moran Bay in St. More...

Check the Box to Fund Local Children’s Programs

Mackinac County residents will be able to help local children this year with just a single stroke of the pen while filling out their state income taxes. More...

Blizzard 200 Vintage Snowmobile Race Sees Strong Turnout at Taylor’s Pit in Cedarville

Approximately 100 entries filled the ranks for the Blizzard 200 Vintage Snowmobile Race at Taylor’s Pit in Cedarville Saturday, February 8. In addition to the adult races, about 12 youngsters entered the Kitty Cat/120 mini-sled race. More...

Sierra Club Three Lakes to Present ‘Gasland II’ Documentary

Sierra Club Three Lakes Group will present a film, “Gasland II,” Thursday, February 13, at 6:30 p.m. at Bayliss Public Library in Sault Ste. More...

Snowmobile Racing Action Is Saturday at Kinross

Race fans who still desire snowmobile racing action after the end of the International 500 will be able to find more at the second annual Kinross Lions Club 300 Saturday, February 15. More...

USCG Mackinaw Involved in Spill in Detroit River

An accident while fueling the United States Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw near Detroit’s Ambassador Bridge Tuesday, February 4, resulted in a diesel fuel spill of 200 to 300 gallons into the Detroit River. More...

Moran Township to Lose Pipeline Taxes

Moran Township and Gros Cap School stand to lose a combined $95,800 in tax revenue on a Great Lakes Gas Transmission pipeline that runs through the township and under the Straits of Mackinac, and will ask Mackinac County to contest the matter at the More...

Circles of Support Resumes February 18 at Pickford

The Building Circles of Support program that was canceled for February 4 will resume Tuesday, February 18, at 6 p.m. at the Pickford Community Library.  More...

William Mayry to Speak at Rudyard

Willard Mayry, a 1950 graduate of Rudyard High School, will be the speaker for the Rudyard Historical Society Thursday, February 13, at 7 p.m. He will share memories of his childhood and youth in Rudyard in the 1940s and 1950s. More...

Eight Students Spell Their Way to Victory in District Bee at St. Ignace

The Upper Peninsula Community Education Association’s District Spelling Bee Wednesday, February 5, saw students from four districts trying to top their competition and earn a position in the upcoming regional spelling bee.  More...

Annemarie Horn of St. Ignace Earns Academic Recognition

Annemarie Horn of St. Ignace was named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at Northern Michigan University. She is a junior majoring in athletic training with a minor in Native American studies. She is the daughter of Gary and Susan Horn.   More...

Foster Hosts St. Ignace Office Hours

State Representative Frank Foster will be available to meet with residents during office hours in St. Ignace Saturday, February 15, from noon to 1 p.m. at the St. More...

Young Local Skaters Benefit From Pond Hockey Volunteers

St. Ignace Hockey Association

Young hockey players in St. Ignace score benefits from the annual U.P. Pond Hockey Tournament, as it raises money for the St. Ignace Hockey Association, helping to reduce costs for local youngsters to play hockey at home and away. More...

Fire Wood Cutting for Heating Commences Early

Permits for cutting firewood will be granted early this year by the Department of Natural Resources, since home heating needs are high during an exceptionally cold winter, the DNR announced Friday, February 7.  More...

Detroit Red Wings Alumni Game to Be Highlight at St. Ignace Arena Friday Night

Some of the Detroit Red Wings hockey players of yesteryear will be back in uniform Friday, February 14, for an exhibition game at the Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace, going up against a Labatt Blue team made up of players in the U.P. More...

Resurfacing Machine Promises Smooth Skating for Tournament

Setting up dozens of smooth ice rinks on the surface of a lake is not an easy task but the St. Ignace Special Events Committee has the tool to do so. To maintain the outdoor rinks for the Labatt Blue U.P. More...

Ice Chip Scramble Will Put Golf Action on Great Lakes

March 1 at St. Ignace

A St. Ignace winter tradition is a golf scramble on an unconventional surface: the frozen Great Lakes. This year, the U.P. Ice Chip Golf Scramble is growing and offers 108 spots for pairs of golfers in the tournament Saturday, March 1. More...

Public Ideas Sought for National Land

The public may to attend a workshop to identify potential projects for improving recreational opportunities in semi-primitive settings on national forest land at St. Martin’s Point, along Search Bay, and on Government Island. More...

Seney Wildlife Refuge Will Host Winter Festival

Seney National Wildlife Refuge and Seney Natural History Association will host a Winter Fun Festival in coordination with “Pure Curtis” Saturday, February 15, and Sunday, February 16. More...

Tax Aide Sites Offered at Local Libraries

Appointments may be made for free help in preparing income tax returns at Cedarville, Brimley, and Sault Ste. Marie through the AARP Tax-Aide program. More...

Spelling Winners From Four EUP Schools Advance to Regional Competition

“Rehabilitate,” “melancholy,” and “domineering” were a few of the words from the list that students were asked to spell at the District-Level Spelling Bee Tuesday, February 4, at Rudyard Area Schools. More...

Trout Lake Firemen’s Fishing Fundraiser Is Saturday

Fire will mix with ice for a good time at this weekend’s fourth annual “Firemen’s Fishing Fundraiser” Saturday, February 15. The Trout Lake Firemen will host the yearly event on the ice of Trout Lake Township Park from 7 a.m. More...

St. Ignace Bands To Perform Feb. 17

The LaSalle High School and St. More...

Federal Prosecution Team Takes Over Hamel Case

Three weeks before a Mackinac County jury trail was to begin for former LaSalle High School instructor Tom Hamel, the county prosecutor has temporarily dismissed his case so that a federal prosecution team may take over. Mr. More...

MacDonald Memorial Scholarship Deadline Is March 1

The George and Anne MacDonald Memorial Scholarship of $10,000 (payable over four years) is available and will be awarded to a student of the Pickford, DeTour, Les Cheneaux, or Rudyard school districts.  More...

‘Eat for the Pool’ Is Tuesday at Rudyard

A fundraiser is planned for the Rudyard Pool Committee at the Pure Country Restaurant in Rudyard Tuesday, February 18. Patrons may order off the menu and between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. all servers’ tips will go to pool projects.  More...

Straits Sportsman’s Club to Meet Feb. 17 at Masonic Lodge

Straits Area Sportsman’s Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 17, at the Masonic Lodge at 12 North State Street in St. Ignace.   More...

Know the Signs, Symptoms of Heart Disease

Mackinac Straits Health System  Along with Valentines Day, February offers another celebration of the heart, “American Heart Month.” Each year since 1963, this is a renewal of commitment to fighting cardiovascular disease by increasi More...

Yearbook Fundraiser Serves Sampling of Soups

LaSalle High School in St. Ignace February 14

A sampling of soups will be available to sip at the annual Soup’s On fundraiser, and people will be able to cast their vote for their favorite creation. More...


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