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On Mackinac Island, Companies Work Together to Devise New System for Deliveries

Tons of Supplies for Restaurants and Hotels Brought To Busy Docks Daily, Along With Ferry Passengers

A new system for delivering freight on Mackinac Island is being coordinated this spring, as Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry has stepped in as the Island’s primary freight hauler for the first time. More...

Little Bear Arena Proposes Adding Outdoor ‘St. Ignace Memorial Sports Complex’

Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace could one day be part of a large complex of outdoor facilities for several sports. The proposal is called the St. More...

City of St. Ignace Launches Seasonal Projects for Roads, Parks, and Waterways

Upgrades to roads, parks, the St. Ignace Municipal Marina, the department of public works building at Dock 3 Road, and the water system are underway, or scheduled, as crews repair winter damage and ready the city for the busy summer season.  More...

City Residents Demand Voice at Meetings

To settle a dispute regarding how public comments should be handled at city council meetings, citizens and St. Ignace Mayor Paul Grondin debated the matter Monday, May 19, at the council meeting. More...

Extra Airplanes, Extra Pilots, Extra Effort Bring Freight to Mackinac Island by Air

The extra efforts of Great Lakes Air and cooperative support by Mackinac Island businesses are credited with creatively solving the challenges of freight deliveries to the Island this spring, as cold weather and ice kept freight boats tied to their d More...

Dayrell-Hart Takes Commission Seat

Betsy Dayrell-Hart has replaced Susan Massaway on the St. Ignace Planning Commission. Ms. Massaway recently stepped down after moving outside the city limits. Planning commission members must live in town. More...

LaSalle Students Recognized for Academic Achievement at Awards Assembly

LaSalle High School students were recognized for academic achievement at an awards assembly in the school gymnasium Wednesday, May 7, when scholarships were also presented to graduating seniors. More...

Fishing Seasons Begin in U.P.

Seasons for walleye, northern pike, and muskellunge, and the catch-and-immediate-release bass season for all Upper Peninsula waters, including the Great Lakes, inland waters, and St. Marys River, all opened Thursday, May 15.  More...

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Up This Weekend

Police will conduct a seatbelt enforcement campaign over Memorial Day Weekend. Local police departments, sheriff’s offices, and Michigan State Police posts will be on the lookout for seatbelt violations. More...

Free Meal Is May 28 at Engadine

A free community meal will be offered Wednesday, May 28, from 4 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at the Garfield Township Hall in Engadine.   More...

Families May Enroll in Free Breakfast Program

The Mackinac County Wellness Coalition is sponsoring a Summer Kids Breakfast Program at St. Ignace. The free, five-week program will be from July 8 to August 12 and is open to children ages 3 to 10.  More...

Playgroup Meeting Is Saturday

EUP Great Start Parents Collaborative will sponsor an infant playgroup Saturday, May 24, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Catholic Center on Spring Street in St. Ignace. More...

St. Ignace Council Approves Slate of Special Summer Events

St. Ignace special events were approved by the city council Monday, May 19, and Mayor Paul Grondin issued a special proclamation commemorating   History Week.  More...

Friends Gather to Memorialize Pet Dogs and Raise Money for Animal Care

Walk participants Rosemary Gustin (left) and Kayla Smith play with the Gustins’ dog “Cooper” shortly before the “Daisy Day Walk” begins in St. Ignace Saturday, May 17. More...

Meteor Shower Program Is Saturday

The Headlands International Dark Sky Park will host a viewing of the “True North” meteor shower Saturday, May 24, from 3 a.m. to 4 a.m. at the entrance to Headlands, west of Mackinaw City. Everyone is welcome.   More...

Mackinaw City Receives Answers on Restaurant, Extends Well Moratorium

The Mackinaw City Village Council favors approving a new restaurant in the proposed Humbard Dock Development on South Huron Avenue, according to the village council president, but wants to conduct a legal review of information provided by the develop More...

Cedarville Plans Memorial Day Ceremony for May 26

A Memorial Day ceremony will honor fallen soldiers at 11 a.m. More...

St. Ignace Will Host Memorial Day Service at the Courthouse

A Memorial Day service will be Monday, May 26, at 10 a.m. at the Mackinac County Courthouse in St. Ignace. Memorial Day honors the nation’s fallen soldiers. More...

DeTour High School Honors Graduates, Awards Grants and Scholarships

Close connections, appreciation, and celebration carried the day at the DeTour High School commencement Saturday, May 17, where 13 students in red caps and gowns joined one white-clad De- Tour Arts and Technology Academy senior for a heartfelt farewe More...

St. Ignace Approves Mud Run Scheduled for June 28

A Mud Run is scheduled for Saturday, June 28, at St. Ignace, scheduled for 4 p.m. to avoid conflicting with the St. Ignace Car Show the same weekend. More...

Arnold Transit Has Sufficient Insurance to Use Dock

Arnold Transit Company has obtained sufficient insurance to continue its lease of Dock 3 in St. Ignace for its freight service, but changes to the lease will be neeed. More...

Sorenson Is New Fire Chief

Gary Sorenson was appointed chief of the St. Ignace Fire Department Monday, May 19. He replaces Bryce Tracy, who resigned May 5. Mr. Sorenson has been assistant chief for about 10 years and a member of the fire department for 40 years.  More...

Local School Commencements and Programs Announced

The end of the school year is approaching and many local schools have announced the dates of their graduations and other events through May and June, as follows:  St. More...

Top Senior Academic Achievers Recognized by School Districts With Eastern Upper Peninsula Principals Awards for 2014

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DIY Pickford Workshop Is Thursday

“The Benefits of Planting Windbreaks” with Michelle Jarvie of Superior Land Stewardship will be presented Thursday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m. at Pickford Community Library. More...

Fire at Chee Peng Restaurant Results In Evacuation of Apartment Residents

A grease fire at Chee Peng restaurant in St. Ignace Sunday, May 18, forced the evacuation of eight people living there, but no injuries were reported. More...

Season Begins With Annual Dinner

Attending the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce Dinner were second timers Kris Litzner and her son, Jonathan, a fourth grader at St. Ignace Elementary. More...

Fort Pageant Will Present Historical Reenactment

Performances Planned Saturday, Sunday, and Monday Afternoons in Mackinaw City

Nearly a year of planning will come to fruition this weekend as the 52nd annual Fort Michilimackinac Pageant brings the history of the Straits area to life with three free performances. More...

Menghini Studies Ballet in Washington, D.C. Cotterhan Replaces Arnold on Police Force

Throughout the past year, ballet student Michael Menghini of St. Ignace has traveled to Washington, D.C. for a series of master classes from ballet companies all over the world. More...

Local Author Christopher Wright Will Visit Mackinaw City Schools

Topinabee author Christopher Wright will visit the Mackinaw City Public Schools Thursday, May 22. More...

Internet Use Workshop Is May 28

The Pickford Community Library will present a workshop for parents, teens, and tweens on “What Are You Doing on the Internet” Wednesday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m. This session will focus on good use and making decisions. More...

Volunteers Ready Maritime Museum for Summer Season

Les Cheneaux

Preparing for the summer season, volunteers polish boats, books, and other treasures at Les Cheneaux Maritime Museum Saturday, May 17. More...

Mackinaw Memorial Bridge Race Set for This Saturday

The 11th annual Mackinaw Memorial Bridge Race will take place over the Mackinac Bridge Saturday morning, May 24. The 5.6-mile timed race will begin in St. More...

New Note-taking Technology Promotes Student Engagement

Tapping new technology to promote learning is paying off at alternative high schools that are part of Consolidated Community School Services (CCSS). More...


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