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More Trash Going Into Landfills

Waste sent to Michigan landfills increased last year by 5.6%, according to an annual solid waste report released by the Department of Environmental Quality Tuesday, February 10. This is an increase of more than two million cubic yards. More...

DNR Appeals Wolf Decision

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources appealed Friday, February 27, to a federal court to uphold the U.S. More...

New ‘Essence of Emmet’ Publication Colorfully Recounts Area History

Local historical societies combined their efforts to produce a colorful new magazine series titled the “Essence of Emmet,” with a goal of drawing people interested in history to the Straits area. More...

Teams Keep Mackinac Island Goods Moving

Horses each have their own unique personalities, and none more so than the horses that spend the winter on Mackinac Island. More...

Library Book Sale Is This Week

A book and bake sale will be offered Friday, March 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the St. Ignace Public Library, sponsored by Friends of the St. Ignace Public Library. More...

Inspection Shows Good Condition and Expected Wear on Mackinac Bridge

The expected level of wear to the structure of the Mackinac Bridge was found by the Parsons Transportation Group’s annual inspection last summer. More...

Cabin Fever Dinner Is Sunday at Mackinaw City

The Mackinaw Area Historical Society will hold its 14th Annual Cabin Fever Dinner Sunday, March 8, at Audie’s Restaurant in Mackinaw City from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 10 and younger. More...

More Are Running Water in City as Frost Line Reaches 80 Inches

The frost level in the City of St. Ignace is at 80 inches, or almost seven feet, deep, said public works coordinator Bill Fraser at a city council meeting held at LaSalle High School Monday, March 2.  More...

Piano Concert Is Sunday at Curtis

The Erickson Center for the Arts will host a piano recital featuring Emily and Kristin Beckman Sunday, March 8, at 3 p.m. at the Erickson Center in Curtis. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.  More...

Mackinac Island Creates Penalties for Delinquent Licenses

If business owners wait until June or later to renew their business licenses with the City of Mackinac Island this year, they will be charged a $400 fee and required to get new business licenses. More...

Student Conferences Scheduled At Pickford for Monday, March 9

Student-led conferences at Pickford Public Schools will be Monday, March 9, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. for kindergarten-throughgrade   12 students. Conferences may be scheduled by request. A half-day of classes will be held.   More...

Some Local Invasive Species Control Projects Get Grants

Efforts to remove invasive weeds in the Eastern Upper Peninsula will benefit from $179,100 given to the local Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District, which was one group awarded grants from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources last week More...

Upgraded Hessel Marina to Be Listed on State Reservation System This Season

A new reservation system and physical upgrades including four new slips are in the works for the 2015 boating season at Hessel Marina. By the time the facility opens for business Monday, May 25, it will be on a state-run reservation system. More...

Cedarville School Receives New Scoreboards

New scoreboards, a scorer’s table, and conference banners were acknowledged at the junior varsity and varsity girls basketball game at Les Cheneaux Community Schools Thursday, February 26.  More...

Farming Conference Is March 10

A one- day “Agriculture for Tomorrow  Conference” will be offered for those interested in U. P. farming Tuesday, March 10, beginning at 9: 45 a. m. More...

Mackinaw City Calls Time Out on Planned Unit Developments

Mackinaw City officials will not approve or consider issuing any more planned unit developments (PUD) until they have had time to study the matter fully, the village council determined Thursday, February 19. More...

Employer Signup Is Underway for Spring Job Fairs

Employer registration is underway for a job fair in St. Ignace Tuesday, April 14, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Little Bear East Arena. More...

Rudyard, DeTour to Advance to Regional Quiz Bowl Competition March 7

Rudyard Area Schools’ quiz bowl team won first place in the Eastern Upper Peninsula District Quiz Bowl Tournament Wednesday, February 4. DeTour Area Schools’ team was runner up. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

HOME OF THE EAGLES • KNOWLEDGE LETS YOU SOAR

We had a fabulous weekend with the Winter Carnival, Polar Eagle Plunge, and the Snowmobile/Four- Wheeler Raffle. More...

Eight Students From EUP to Compete in Upper Peninsula Spelling Bee Finals

Top spellers from a regional spelling bee at Pickford will now go on to compete in the U.P. Finals Wednesday, March 11, in Negaunee. More...

Wendell Davelaar to Speak at Rudyard Historical Meeting

Wendell Davelaar will be the featured speaker at the Rudyard Historical Society meeting Thursday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at the Rudyard Community Center on Mackinac Trail. Mr. More...

County Elections Announced

In May 5 elections in Mackinac County, voters will see races for city seats on Mackinac Island, a millage renewal for the Curtis library, a millage for Portage Township fire and ambulance equipment, a school bonding proposal in Engadine, and operatin More...

Nov., Dec. City Council Pay Reported

St. Ignace City Council members were paid $1,800 for the month of November 2014. The mayor receives $70 to attend council meetings and $60 to attend committee meetings or represent the city at events. More...

MBA Positioning Itself for 2024 Project

The Mackinac Bridge Authority is setting aside money and improving its bottom line to qualify for good interest rates so it will be prepared to begin deck replacement projects in 2024. More...

Schools Will Receive 500 Pairs of Shoes

Students and Staff at St. Ignace and Gros Cap to Get Free Footwear as Result of Charitable Church Gesture

This spring, every student, teacher, and staff member at St. More...

County OKs Old Hospital Brownfield Plan

The Mackinac County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority’s plan to assist new projects at the old hospital site in St. Ignace received unanimous approval from the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners Thursday, February 26. More...

Court Reports

These dispositions are from the 92nd District Court in St. Ignace Tuesday, February 17, Wednesday, February 18, and Tuesday, February 24, with Judge Beth Gibson presiding. Arresting agencies are in parentheses. More...

Voters Turn Down Rudyard School Millage

A bond to fund improvements at Rudyard Area Schools was defeated Tuesday, February 24, in a 365 to 306 vote. It is the second time the district has proposed a 12- year variable tax levy to finance upgrades. More...

Bridge Tour Is Top Prize at Cabin Fever Dinner

The Mackinaw Area Historical Society is raffling off a rare chance to look down on the Straits of Mackinac from the top of the Mackinac Bridge. More...

TEFAP Commodities Food Distribution Will Be Next Week

There will be a TEFAP commodities surplus food distribution in the Eastern Upper Peninsula Wednesday, March 11, Thursday, March 12, and Friday, March 13, at the following locations:  Wednesday, March 11  Drummond Island Township Hall, 3 p.m More...

Mackinaw City: Informing Workers Is Key to Informing Tourists About Area

Educating local servers and other workers about Mackinaw City attractions and events so they can better inform tourists is one goal among those mentioned when more than 30 people gathered at the Mackinaw Area Public Library Tuesday, February 17, for More...

Benefit Pancake Supper Will Be March 14 for Mason Brey

A benefit pancake supper for three-year-old Mason Brey will be Saturday, March 14, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Parish Life Center in Mackinaw City. Mason was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia in October 2014. More...

Brevort Twp. Board Prepares for Meeting with Road Commission

Roads of concern in Brevort Township include Black Point Road, where a tar and chip paving job has not held up, and Brevort Lake Road, where the road surface is becoming rough and in need of sealing. More...

Pickford Library Is Not Required to Relocate

Pickford Community Library will remain at its current location and is not required to leave its building on Main Street in Pickford, contrary to incorrect information circulating on social media, said Superior District Library Director Lisa Waskin We More...

Students Design and Demonstrate Many Worthy Projects at Regional Science Fair

Local students did well at the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District’s Regional Science Fair Thursday, February 26. More...

A Day at School Holds Thrills and Excitement

For Students at St. Ignace Elementary, Annual ‘Snow Daze’ Festival Proves It

School counselor Rebeckah Zaragoza sends Jackson Harrigan (front) and Blake Holland down the sledding hill built at St. More...

Sinking Battleship Contest Coming to Rudyard Pool

A cardboard battleship competition will raise funds for pool upkeep Saturday, March 7, at Rudyard High School’s Larry G. Davis swimming pool. Teams of up to 10 participants will begin construction at 10 a.m. in the high school gymnasium. More...

Rudyard Lions Offer Poker Game

The Rudyard Lions Club will host a Texas Hold’em fixed limit cash game charity poker event in collaboration with the Rudyard High School softball and baseball programs Saturday, March 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. More...

LaSalle High School’s Jazz Night Cancelled

LaSalle High School’s Jazz Night has been cancelled this year, as planning began too late in the school year to successfully manage the event. More...

Think Outside, No Box Needed: Advice for Growing Your Business

“What Is Your Competitve Advantage?”

I was in a meeting the other day, when the Chief Executive Officer of a $35-million-a-year company could not explain what their advantage was over their competitors. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. More...

Kamper, Storey, Nettleton Named Essay Winners

Noah Kamper, Jimmy Storey, and Edyn Nettleton of Pickford Middle School have been named local winners in the 46th annual America and Me Essay Contest. The three students earned first, second, and third place, respectively. More...

Gros Cap School Student Council Shovels for Local Residents

The student council from Gros Cap School in Moran Township shoveled snow for St. Ignace residents in need of help Monday, January 26. The 12 students divided up into three teams of four to shovel snow at eight residences.  More...


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