Local News

Whitmer Moves U.P. Back To Phase 4 Amid COVID Case Surge

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is moving the Upper Peninsula back to Phase 4 on her plan to restart the state’s economy effective October 9 because of the significant increase in COVID-19 cases there, a move that will require schools to enforce mask requirements, people who can work remotely to do so […]

Newberry Fire Department offering FREE fire alarms

The Newberry Fire Department, in partnership with the State Fire Marshals Office MI Prevention Program, and Luce County EMS are offering residents of the Village of Newberry, McMillian Township, and Pentland Township the opportunity to sign up for free smoke alarm installation! Residents interested in signing up must reside in […]

US-2 truck warning system project starts Oct. 12 in Mackinac County

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing about $748,000 to build right-turn lanes and truck warning systems on US-2 at Borgstrom Road and Sand Products Drive in Mackinac County. The project includes blinking “Trucks Entering Highway” signs at both locations, with sensors to activate the lights only when semi-trucks […]

Dan Musser Appointed Mackinac Straits Board Trustee

ST. IGNACE  – The Mackinac Straits Health System (MSHS) Board of Directors has appointed R.D. (Dan) Musser III as a new trustee. He is currently chairman of Grand Hotel, after serving 30 years as president of the organization, working with his family to make it a national treasure, along with […]

I-75 at Mac Bridge to be repaired

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing about $240,000 to repair concrete pavement on about 0.6 miles of I-75 from north of the Mackinac Bridge Authority toll plaza to US-2 in the city of St. Ignace, Mackinac County. The intent this project will increase safety and extend the lifespan […]