February 1, 2018 RSS feed / News

Governor Snyder Rejects Line 5 Closure To Prevent a Propane Supply Crisis

Governor Rick Snyder says he will not temporarily close Enbridge Line 5 under the Straits of Mackinac because doing so could create a propane supply crisis. More...

Lawrence Horn Hired as New Mackinac Island Police Chief

Lawrence Horn, a police officer at Lansing Community College, has accepted the job as police chief on Mackinac Island.  More...

More Than 44,000 Passengers Used Chippewa County Airport in 2017

More than 44,000 passengers flew to and from Chippewa County International Airport in 2017, which is 3,242 more than in 2016. Use climbed 8% over 2016. Passengers from both the United States and Canada use the airport.  More...

Services Available To Help Those Seeking To Start Child Care Facilities

Assistance is available in the Eastern Upper Peninsula for those who wish to start childcare facilities from the Upper Peninsula Resource Center’s Great Start to Quality. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of January 22 through January 28, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies responded to five property damage crashes, four involving car and deer. More...

DNR Collecting Information at Les Cheneaux

Anglers fishing this winter could assist biologists by providing information to census takers. Michigan Department of Natural Resources staff will be out interviewing at popular fishing sites, including the Les Cheneaux Islands.  More...

DNR Furtaker User Group Meeting Is February 28 at Little Bear East

Regulations for fur harvest of martens, fishers, and bobcats will be among the topics at a Furtaker User Group meeting Wednesday, February 28, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Little Bear East Arena and Community Center in St. Ignace. More...

Snowmobile Parade Thursday at Sault Ste. Marie Aims for World Record

Sault Ste. Marie is seeking snowmobilers for its Thursday, February 1, attempt to set the world record for the largest snowmobile parade ever. More...

State Offers Rebate Programs for Light Fixtures

The Michigan Agency for Energy is offering two rebate programs for converting lighting fixtures to light-emitting diodes (LEDs). More...

Rudyard Historical Society To Host Meeting, Bake Sale February 8

Bob Love will be the featured speaker at the Rudyard Historical Society meeting Thursday, February 8, at 7 p.m. at the Rudyard Community Center on Mackinac Trail.  Mr. More...

Harrison’s Diner To Close Jan. 31

Harrison’s Diner in downtown St. Ignace will close Wednesday, January 31. More...

A Sunny Day, A Snowy Hill

Students of Head Start took advantage of a sunny afternoon to enjoy some time playing outdoors in the snow Friday, January 26. More...

Mackinac Island Winter Festival Is This Weekend

The 42nd annual Mackinac Island Winter Festival features two days of events, highlighted by a bonfire at noon Saturday, February 3, at Great Turtle Park. Admission to the event is $3 per person, or $12 per family. More...

Yooper Plaid Fest Will Include Dinner, Trivia, Music

Michilimackinac Historical Society’s annual Yooper Plaid Fest will be Saturday, February 3, at St. Ignace Moose Lodge 999 on Mackinac Trail. The event begins with cocktails at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m.  More...

‘Corks and Canvas’ Class Offered at Erickson Center

A “Corks and Canvas” art class entitled “Winter Birch in the Moonlight” will be offered at the Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis Thursday, February 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. More...

City Offers Free Drop-in Pickleball Wednesdays at Elementary School

The St. Ignace Recreation Department is offering a free drop-in pickleball program inside the St. Ignace Area Schools elementary school gymnasium. Anyone looking for a game can come out and take part from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

New Bill Would Strengthen Safety Requirements for Pipelines

New legislation introduced Friday, January 12, would require stronger safety measures and more frequent reporting for pipelines that cross the Great Lakes. The legislation was introduced by U.S. More...

Gibson Resigns From LSSU Board

Judge Beth Gibson of the Mackinac County 92nd District Court resigned from the Lake Superior State University Board of Trustees, only days after she was appointed for an eight-year term by Governor Rick Snyder, citing separation of power under the st More...

Fire Dept. Wants To Establish Authority, Would Seek Millage on August Ballot

Push Underway To Enforce Blight and Zoning Ordinances in City of St. Ignace

The St. Ignace Fire Department is in the process of establishing the Straits Area Fire Authority that would serve the City of St. Ignace, St. Ignace Township, and Moran Township. City Manager Michael Stelmaszek and St. More...

For the Record...

In the January 25 issue of The St. More...

Merchberger Takes Over for Koster as Clark Township Planning Commission Chair

The Clark Township Planning Commission elected its new 2018 leadership at its last meeting of 2017 Tuesday, December 12, with Mark Merchberger approved to take over the role of chair from Brad Koster. More...

Buhk To Speak at St. Ignace Library

Freelance author Tobin Buhk, who specializes in historic true crime, will speak at the St. Ignace Public Library Friday, February 9, at 7 p.m. Mr. Buhk will share crime stories, many set in Michigan. The program is free and open to the public.   More...

Six Vie for Miss I-500 Title in Friday Night Pageant

The annual Miss I-500 pageant will take place Friday, February 2, at 7 p.m. in the DreamMakers Theater at Sault Ste. Marie’s Kewadin Casino. More...

Digital Photography Class Offered at Mackinaw City

Cheboygan photographer Daniel Welihan will teach a fiveweek digital photography class at the Mackinaw Area Public Library in Mackinaw City starting Friday, February 16. More...

Deputy Gotts Joins Sheriff’s Office as Corrections Officer

Deputy Nicholas Gotts has joined the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office, serving as a new corrections officer in the Mackinac County Jail. Mr. More...

Flu Season Is Worsening; Hospital Departments Are Closed to Visitors

Vaccines Still Available and Encouraged To Prevent Spread

Infectious diseases like influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are making their way through the Eastern Upper Peninsula. More...

From the Air, A Quiet Morning at Graham Point

Graham Point is quiet the winter morning of Wednesday, January 17. Coast Guard Station cutter Biscayne Bay holds tight to the dock at left, and nearby is the Dock 3 park. More...

‘Show Me The Money Day’ Will Be This Friday

“Show Me The Money Day” will be offered Friday, February 2, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Little Bear East Arena and Community Center at 275 Marquette Street in St. Ignace. More...

Ottaway Recognized for Service to Mackinac County

Anne Ottaway, original director of the Mackinac Economic Alliance, has been recognized for her service to economic development in the county by the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners. More...


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