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Strategically Planning for a Potential Oil Spill at Straits of Mackinac: It’s Up to Us

Are we prepared for an oil spill at the Straits of Mackinac?  More...

State House and Senate Enact Tax Reform to Fix Michigan Roads

Several tax increases and shifts will generate $1.2 billion for Michigan’s roads, $300 million for Michigan schools, $130 million for municipal bus system subsidies, and $95 million for local governments. More...

Pinhole Leak Contained at Enbridge Line 5 Carrying Natural Gas Near Manistique

A small leak in Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 light petroleum pipeline has been repaired north of Manistique. There was no environmental damage and no clean up was necessary.  More...

Court Reports

These dispositions are from the 92nd District Court in St. Ignace Tuesday, December 16, with Judge Beth Gibson presiding. Arresting agencies are in parentheses. More...

Rezoning Approved for Silver Birches on North Shore of Mackinac Island

The Silver Birches property on Mackinac Island was rezoned by the city council, 4-2, from residential to conditional zoning, Wednesday, December 17, overriding the planning commission, which had voted the week before not to recommend the zoning chang More...

Live Fire Training Exercise Brings 20 Michigan Fire Departments to St. Ignace

Smoke streamed over Lake Huron and American Legion Park from a blaze that was under perfect control, resulting from a live fire training exercise at Star Line Railroad Dock hosted by the St. More...

Winter Emergency Funds Authorized by Governor

The City of St. Ignace will receive about $100,000, Clark Township will receive about $53,000, and the City of Mackinac Island will receive about $27,000 in state emergency funding to help communities hit hard by last winter’s deep freeze. More...

Library to Show Family Movies

The Les Cheneaux Community Library will offer the following movies in the conference room at the library: “Muppets: Most Wanted” will be shown Saturday, December 27, at 1 p.m., and “Dolphin Tale 2” will be shown Saturday, Janu More...

Cason To Serve on School Board

Jeffrey Cason was appointed to fill the school board seat of outgoing member Luke Jaroche Monday, December 15, at the Les Cheneaux Community Schools district in Cedarville.  More...

Mackinaw City Arts Council To Sponsor Quilt Display

For the second year, the Mackinaw City Area Arts Council is sponsoring a quilt display at the Pellston Regional Airport. More...

Blood Drive Planned in Rudyard Jan. 9

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive Friday, January 9, from noon to 5:45 p.m. at the Rudyard Township Hall Community Center at 18725 South Mackinac Trail in Rudyard.   More...

Winter Clothing Collected

Cathy Lamb of Mackinac Straits Health System with a Christmas tree and coat rack laden with new and gently used winter wear donated by hospital staff and patients. Mrs. More...

‘Lights of Love’ Sale Raises $660

Resident Sada Willey (center) stands with her nieces Sally Kolasa (left) and Debbie Phillips in the hall of Evergreen Living Center Tuesday, December 16. More...

Enbridge Purchases Mackinaw City Properties for Pipeline Upgrades

Enbridge Energy has purchased three properties in Mackinaw City to assist it with upcoming upgrades to its Line 5 pipeline that runs under the Straits of Mackinac. More...

Mackinac Bridge 50th Anniversary Posters Back by Popular Demand

Because of continued demand for Mackinac Bridge 50th anniversary posters, the Mackinac Bridge Authority is making them available again.  More...

Graymont Decision Could Come In February

A decision could come as soon as February on whether the Department of Natural Resources will allow public land to be used for a limestonemining project in Mackinac, Chippewa, and Luce counties, said DNR deputy director William Moritz at a meeting of More...

Holiday Events Announced in Our Communities

St. Ignace  Wednesday, December 24  Christmas Eve Mass, 5 p.m., St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, 120 Church Street.  Christmas Eve Service, 6 p.m., Glen Memorial Baptist Church, 219 Truckey Street.  Thursday, December 25  More...

Fly Tying Classes To Begin in January at Engadine

Fly-tying classes will be offered eight consecutive Tuesdays, beginning January 6 and continuing through February 24, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Engadine Library at Engadine Consolidated Schools. More...

Mackinaw City Woman’s Club Christmas Party Caps Off Centennial Celebration

The Mackinaw Woman’s Club’s annual Christmas party Monday, December 1, at Audie’s Restaurant included a photograph booth where members could model funny hats and feather boas for a More...

State Employee Retirees to Meet January 5

The Upper Peninsula Chapter 16 of the State Employee Retirees Association will meet Monday, January 5, at 1:30 p.m. More...

A Gentleman’s Launch - Mertaugh Boat Works Takes on Antique Boat and Engine

This winter, an original Stork Motors engine, dating to 1906, is receiving a full rebuild at E.J. Mertaugh Boat Works in Hessel, along with the launch it powered. More...

St. Ignace Elementary School Christmas Program Full of Excitement and Song

Glenna Raleigh (left) and Yvonne Weaver arrived early to snag front row seats for the St. Ignace Elementary School Christmas program. “The kids are so excited. More...

Church Street Fire Causes Smoke Damage

A fire at 395 Church Street on the evening of Thursday, December 18, caused heavy smoke damage to the home, but there were no injuries. More...

Holiday Tunes Brighten Spirits at Evergreen Living Center in St. Ignace

Twelve young piano students performed Christmas songs at the Evergreen Living Center in St. More...

Christopher Zylik Is New Trooper

Trooper Christopher Zylik is one of three new troopers assigned to the St. Ignace post after graduating from the Michigan State Police’s Trooper Recruit School earlier this year. More...


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