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August 16, 2017 RSS feed / News

1st Annual Engadine Tractor Show a Success

The first annual Tractor Show ii Engadine took place this past weekend. More...

Our Redeemer Church Offers Free Community Meal

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church will host a free community meal Sunday, August 20 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. The church is located at 321 John Street.  This month’s menu will consist of soup, salad, crackers, rolls, desserts and beverages. More...

HOG Rally Begins Thursday in Soo

More than 1,300 people will ride into Sault Ste. Marie this Thursday for the Great Lakes HOG Rally, a motorcycle lover’s dream organized by the Harley Owners Group (HOG).  More...

Presbyterians Plan Next Free Community Meal

Thursday, August 17 the First Presbyterian Church of Newberry will host its next Free Community Fellowship Meal from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Central Michigan University’s spring semester honors list includes students from the Tahquamenon area who earned 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and higher grade point averages.  From Newberry High School were: Kayla Welker; Natalie Beaulieu; Morgan More...

Work of ArtPrize Entrants from U.P. on Display

U.P. artists’ artworks are headed to Mackinac Island’s Center for the Arts to offer a “sneak peek” of the upcoming U.P. Pavilion at ArtPrize 2018.  More...

Project Homeless Returns to Newberry

Project Homeless will be held at Tahquamenon Area Schools this Thursday, August 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. More...

Shrek Comes Home to Curtis

Ever since Rick Soder married Lynda, Curtis has had a theatrical streak. There were plays performed in tents, then “Follywood” with its throwback to 1960s television. More...

Mackinac County Treasurer Resigns

The Portage Township Board held its monthly town meeting Tuesday, August 8. There were 10 community members in attendance, along with the township board. More...

McMillan Hootenanny Back on Track

The McMillan Hootenanny will return Saturday, August 19 at the Columbus Township Hall from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Anyone interested in playing “old time” music is welcome. More...

Man Arrested for “Base Jumping” from Relay Towers

Friday, August 11 deputies from the Mackinac County Sheriff’s office were dispatched after reports of an individual “base jumping” from microwave relay towers near Moran and Rexton. More...

Buildings That Convert to LED Can Get Rebate

The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) recently announced it is offering to match utility rebates for the conversion of existing lighting to light-emitting diode (LED) interior lighting in commercial buildings in Michigan.  Financial assistance is More...

Fall Turkey Application Results Posted Online

Starting now, you can check your fall turkey application results by visiting mi.gov/turkey.  On August 21 at 10:00 a.m., those who applied for a fall hunting license and were not successful will be able to buy remaining turkey licenses online at More...

Accident Leaves Six with Hypothermia, One Dead

Sunday, August 13 at approximately 6:00 p.m. More...

August Named Invasive Pest Tree Check Month

The U.S Department of Agriculture has declared August as national Tree Check Month—a time to be on the lookout for invasive, destructive pests threatening Michigan’s urban and forest landscapes.  More...

DNR Launches App for Reporting Fish, Wildlife Observations

The Department of Natural Resources invites Michigan residents to contribute to conservation efforts by reporting their fish and wildlife observations with the new Eyes in the Field application.  More...

Wild Game Processors Now Need Free Permit from DNR

At its June meeting the Michigan Natural Resources Commission signed an order requiring anyone who receives compensation for processing wild game to be registered with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.  More...

TOLCA Discusses US-2 Speed Limit

The Top of The Lake Community held their regular monthly meeting last August 7 at the Top of The Lake Snowmobile Museum in Naubinway.  The one item that drew the most discussion was the increase in speed on US-2. More...

On-the-Job Training Works!

Steven Lowry recently completed the Michigan Works! More...

Senator Schmidt Returns for Area Coffee Hours

State senator Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, will hold coffee hours with constituents throughout the 37th Senate District during the month of August.  The senator will be available to answer questions and provide information and assistance, as More...

Grants Available for Forestry Projects

Grant applications now are being accepted for the 2017 - 18 Urban and Community Forestry Program, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced recently.  More...

Work of ArtPrize Entrants from U.P. on Display

U.P. artists’ artworks are headed to Mackinac Island’s Center for the Arts to offer a “sneak peek” of the upcoming U.P. Pavilion at ArtPrize 2018.  More...

Contest Invites Eighth Graders to Write about Personal Heroes

Each year several thousand eighth graders from nearly 500 Michigan schools enter the America & Me Essay contest, which encourages Michigan young people to write about their American heroes, especially the people who have made a big difference in More...

Take Free Ride during ORV Weekend

The Mich iga n Depar t- ment of Na tu ra l Resources inv ites resid en ts and outof state visitors to en joy Free ORV Weeke nd August 19 - 20. More...

Mackinac Board Discusses New US-2 Speed Limit

The Mackinac County Commission met for its regular bi-monthly session the afternoon of Thursday, August 10.  Commission chair Jim Hill and commissioner Diane Patrick briefed the board on their recent trip to Washington D.C. More...

Public Comment Sought on Alternative Fuel Vehicles

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) recently called for a continued dialog regarding alternative fuel vehicles and how to address regulatory issues as the Commission and the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) completed a day-long discussion a More...

Treasury: Be Alert for State Debt Payment Scam

The Michigan Department of Treasury is asking residents to be alert for a new scam that implies the federal government will pay their outstanding state tax debts or other state debts.  More...

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The crowds at last weekend’s Grand Marais Music Festival were enthusiastic as they packed the grounds next to the park. Here they are listening to “Lake of Shadows” out of Marquette, Michigan.   More...

Clear Clutter with Storage Shed

While you can do projects around the house to increase indoor storage, many homeowners are choosing to gain extra space by adding a storage shed.  * Open up the living space inside your home  More...

Graymont Still Moving Forward

Recent activity by Graymont towards its quest to open a new limestone quarry in the area around Rexton has prompted discussion over the status of the project.  Part of the Rexton Project involves expanding the docking facilities at Sand Products More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Northern Michigan University has announced the Dean’s List for the Winter 2017 semester. The following students qualified with a grade point average of 3.50 - 3.99.  Curtis — Ryan Clock  Germfask — Samantha Bryant  More...

Home Repair Loans Ready for Low-Income Rural State Residents

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development is currently accepting applications from low-income families in rural areas for home repair loans.  More...

Local Volunteers Receive Awards, Recognition at NCTA Celebration

Tahquamenon Falls State Park manager Craig Krepps, along with the park staff and several Hiawatha Shore (HSS) volunteers, received awards and recognition at the North Country Trail Association (NCTA) Annual Celebration held in Marquette July 27 &ndas More...