June 26, 2014 RSS feed / News

Governor Cites Placemaking, Mining, Agriculture, Timber as Important to U.P.

News Asks, ‘What Will Attract Young People Here?’

Promoting agricultural, mining, manufacturing, and timber opportunities is particularly important for the Upper Peninsula and northern Michigan, Governor Rick Snyder told The St. Ignace News Friday, May 30. More...

McLogan, Arens Appointed To Mackinac Bridge Authority

Appointments Replace Wikol, Struck Terms of Service

Matthew McLogan of Grand Rapids and Barbara Arens of Bloomfield Hills were appointed to the Mackinac Bridge Authority by Governor Rick Snyder Friday, June 13.  More...

Camaro Engineer Al Oppenheiser to Be Featured Guest at St. Ignace Car Show

It’s not easy to revive an American icon, but it’s a task that Al Oppenheiser tackled successfully. More...

Down Memory Lane Parade Is Highlight Friday

The St. Ignace Down Memory Lane Parade will take place Friday, June 27, beginning at 7 p.m.  Cars will line up next to the Mackinac County Airport runway beginning at 5 p.m. and move to the start of the parade at 6:30 p.m. More...

Program by Grand Hotel Historian Bob Tagatz Is Highlight for Show Guests

Nostalgia Productions Honors Speaker for Years of Service at Antiques on the Bay

Bob Tagatz, the historian of Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel, treated participants at the Antiques on the Bay Car Show to a lighthearted presentation of history and humor to conclude the awards ceremony dinner Saturday, June 21, in St. More...

Graymont Announces Local Mining Plans

Pending state approval of a sale involving about 11,000 acres of public land, Graymont Mining Company will begin operations in 2015 at the old Hendricks Quarry in northern Garfield Township near Borgstrom Road. More...

Chamber Offers Business Development Grant

The St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce is offering a Business Development Grant to aid businesses with improvement projects.  More...

Dark Sky Park Offers New Moon Stargazing Friday

The Headlands International Dark Sky Park in Mackinaw City will host a “New Moon” stargazing session and picnic at its Dark Sky viewing area Friday night, June 27. The program will be from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. More...

5 Accidents Occur on Mackinac Island

Five ambulance runs were made on Mackinac Island between noon and 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon, June 21. One woman was injured after being trampled by a horse, a driveyourself carriage was overturned, and a bicycle accident occurred on M-185.  More...

Story Time Planned at Library

The Les Cheneaux Community Library will host story time and crafts for children Saturday, June 28, at 10:30 a.m. The library is on Hodeck Street in Cedarville.   More...

LaJoice to Sign Books at Sault

Author Timothy LaJoice of St. Ignace will be available to sign his children’s books, “Woodaline the Beaver” and “Kit Trouble,” Friday, June 27, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. More...

M-129 Detour To Begin June 30

A detour on M-129 is estimated to start Monday, June 30, while the Michigan Department of Transportation will begin resurfacing 4.9 miles of northbound and southbound M-129 from M-48 to south of M-80 in Chippewa County.  The project is expected More...

‘He Plays A Harp’ Tells Uplifting Story of Noah Miesch, and Bay Cliff

In defiance of sadness, Roberta King of Muskegon made a list of things she loved about her son Noah, and from that came her first book, “He Plays a Harp,” the story of a boy uplifted by his parents, whose spirit shines in the pages of his More...

Volunteers Needed for Les Cheneaux July 4 Activities

The Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to help with the July 4 children’s games and activities. Service involves one to two hours of volunteer time. More...

Hospice of the Eastern Upper Peninsula Earns Service Award

Hospice of the Eastern Upper Peninsula has received an award from the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Michigan (HPCAM).  More...

Father Marquette Memorial Group’s Fundraiser Postponed to August

Friends of Mackinac Straits State Park, the group dedicated to the redevelopment of the Father Marquette National Memorial site, discussed Wednesday, June 18, several possible features for their planned redevelopment, with a dog park being heavily fa More...

Clark Twp. Raises Ambulance Fee

A fee hike is in place for ambulance services at Clark Township because the system was not producing enough revenue to cover costs, reported the township board of trustees Wednesday, June 18.  More...

See Them Shine: Collectors Show Prized Antiques on St. Ignace Waterfront

Beaverton resident Lana Blades takes a look inside Jim Darrow’s 1941 Buick Super 56C during Antiques on the Bay in St. Ignace. More...

Karll Is New Mackinaw City DPW Supervisor

Mike Karll has taken over as Mackinaw City’s Department of Public Works superintendent. More...

Les Cheneaux Lions Club Dinner Is July 3

The Les Cheneaux Lions Club will hold its annual whitefish dinner at the Les Cheneaux Community Schools cafeteria in Cedarville from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 3.  The cost is $14 for adults and $7 for children younger than 12. More...

Science Program Is Coming to Engadine Library

Engadine Library will host the Michigan Science Center’s “Fizz, Bang, Traveling Science” program Friday, June 27, at 3 p.m. at the library. More...

Cedarville Trojans Cross Country Will Host Fun Walk, Run July 5

The Cedarville Trojans crosscountry team will host a five-mile fun run and walk that starts at 9:30 a.m. at the high school football field Saturday, July 5.  More...

Clark Township: Trash and Recycling Must be Brought During Open Hours

The Clark Township Trash and Recycle Center is off to a strong start, with may calls and questions about the program directed to the township. There has been one significant problem. More...

Rosco and Brutus Are Top Dogs Among 9th Annual Bark in the Park Winners

Seventeen dogs came to American Legion Park in St. Ignace Saturday, June 21, for the ninth annual Bark in the Park, an event sponsored by the Mackinac Animal Aid Association and Mackinac County Animal Shelter. More...

Murray Street Is the Last of the Water Main Replacements

The winter resulted in multiple water main breaks in St. Ignace that left some residents dependent on garden hoses for their water all spring. More...

Foster to Hold St. Ignace Office Hours

State Representative Frank Foster will be available to meet with residents during office hours in St. Ignace Thursday, June 26, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. More...

’57 Chevy Returns as Featured Car

When it comes to iconic classic American cars, they don’t get much more famous than the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air. More...

Show Salutes Anniversary of Pontiac GTO

This year’s St. More...

Graymont Seeks Mineral Rights in Hiawatha National Forest, Mining Plans Unchanged

The Graymont Mining Company is asking the state to trade mineral rights with the company in two areas of the Eastern Upper Peninsula.  More...

Mackinaw City Hosting Arts and Crafts Show

Artistic works will be on display and on sale at the Mackinaw City Premier Arts and Crafts Show Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29. The show will take place in Conkling Heritage Park from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Casino to Host Monster Truck Show June 28

After the St. Ignace Car Show ends Saturday, June 28, Kewadin Shores Casino will host its Monster Truck Throwdown II. The competition is scheduled to include eight monster trucks from across the county. More...

Chainsaws and Blue Blazes: Volunteers Clear North Country Trail for All to Use

A long winter, a late thaw, and heavy spring rains resulted in nearly a two-month delay clearing the Hiawatha Shore-to-Shore chapter of the North Country Trail for hikers. More...

St. Ignace Marina Concerts Begin July 2

Locals on the Bay will feature Charlie Reager Wednesday, July 2, at 7 p.m. at the St. Ignace Marina. He is an acoustic guitar player who sings classic and original songs. He also plays the harmonica and hand percussions.  More...

Miss St. Ignace, Junior Miss, and Princess Contests Are July 2

The competition for Miss St. Ignace, Junior Miss St Ignace, and the St. Ignace Princess will be held Wednesday, July 2, at 5:30 p.m., in the council chambers at City Hall.   More...

Sinkhole Closes One US-2 Lane

As of Monday, June 23, one westbound lane of US-2 is closed in Brevort in Mackinac County because of sinkhole repair work. More...

M-123 Detour Due To Resurfacing

A Highway M-123 detour is estimated to start Monday, June 23, while the Michigan Department of Transportation will be resurfacing 7.4 miles of M-123 from M-28 north in Chippewa County.  The project is expected to be completed in early July. More...

Les Cheneaux: Third Art Hop Will Begin June 30

The third Art Hop in Cedarville and Hessel will begin Monday, June 30. Artists ranging from amateur to professional, including youth artists, will display their work for public enjoyment and voting. More...

Arnold Dock Will Remain Open to the Public for 60 Days

Public access to the Arnold Dock on Mackinac Island will be required until early August, according to an agreement reached Thursday, June 19, in 11th Circuit Court. More...

St. Ignace Mud Run Canceled

The St. Ignace Mud Run scheduled for Saturday, June 28, at 4 p.m. at Little Bear East Arena and Conference   Center in St. Ignace has been canceled, according to the Chamber of Commerce.   More...

Shaftmaster Lift Station Damaged

The lift station at Shaftmaster and 4-Mile roads in Clark Township is releasing strong odors, in part, because freeze-and-thaw movement this spring broke flooring at the site. As a result, gas is not being routed through the carbon barrels.  More...

Two Red Cross Blood Drives Announced

The American Red Cross will host blood drives at the following locations, dates, and times:  Cedarville: Tuesday, July 8, noon to 5:45 p.m., Clark Township Community Center, 133 East M- 134.  Rudyard: Friday, July 18, noon to 5:45 p.m., Rud More...

Parking to Be Improved in Cedarville; Board Dedicates Funds for Tennis Courts

Development initiatives to make Cedarville and Hessel more attractive and serviceable for visitors and residents have spurred the Clark Township Board of Trustees to provide more paved parking in Cedarville and spend $10,000 to build tennis courts at More...

United Way Helps With Transportation Needs

People in need of transportation to medical appointments or senior citizens who need help with maintaining their yard can call the United Way of the Eastern Upper Peninsula for assistance.  More...

Blessing of the Fleet Is Sunday in Cedarville

The public is welcome to attend the Blessing of the Fleet and its associated boat parade and contests Sunday, June 29, in Cedarville. Boats will gather at 1 p.m. in Cedarville harbor. More...

‘Ghastly Mackinac’ Returns to Fort Mackinac

Fort Mackinac interpreters will reveal the grim realities of what Mackinac Island was like in the 19th century during one of the “Ghastly Mackinac” events of the season Saturday, June 28.  More...

Pickford Community Library to Show Documentary

“Cane Toads: The Conquest,” a 2010 Australian documentary by filmmaker Mark Lewis, will be presented   Saturday, June 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pickford Community Library. It is free and open to the public. More...

Ste. Anne’s Church Offers Weekly Square Dances Starting July 1

Speakers broadcasted Brother Jim Boynton’s country singing from the side porch of Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church on Mackinac Island, beckoning passersby to join in the first square dance of the 2014 season Tuesday night, June 17. More...


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