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SNAPSHOT NIGHTS – - Lake Superior State University students (l-r) Michaela Titus, Nikayla Kirkwood, Alex Czarnecki run through a dress rehearsal on April 2 for LSSU's final theater production of the 2016-17 academic year. SNAPSHOTS: Images and Stories About Important, Fantastic, and Other Things - an original work produced by the students - is at 7 p.m., April 6-8, in the Black Box Theatre of the Arts Center. The venue's seating - limited to no more than 45 - is first come, first served.The work offers solo and group performances of poetry, short stories and monologues by classic and contemporary writers. Some selections contain strong language and adult situations intended for a mature audience. Admission is by donation of a non-perishable food item to Seamores’ Food Pantry for LSSU students. Titus is a liberal studies major from Imlay City, Mich.; Kirkwood, from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., studies elementary education with a history minor; and Czarnecki is a biology major from Bay City, Mich. Not pictured is collaborator Eric Fleming, a fisheries and wildlife management major from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. (LSSU/John Shibley)

Have you purchased your new fishing license?

April 7, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that a new fishing season began Saturday, April 1, which coincided with the new regulation cycle; 2016 licenses were good only through March 31, 2017.

Five options are available when making a purchase. All fishing licenses are good for all species. 

  • Resident Annual - $26

  • Non-Resident Annual - $76

  • Senior Annual (for residents age 65 or older) - $11

  • 24-Hour (resident or non-resident) - $10

  • 72-Hour (resident or non-resident) - $30

A temporary 10-percent discount on non-resident annual licenses enacted two years ago has expired, returning that license to its original cost of $76.     Read More

Spring Cleanup planned for Hiawatha National Forest

April 6, 2017

ST. IGNACE — The Spring 2017 St. Ignace Ranger District of the Hiawatha National Forest Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, May 6th.  The group will be meeting at Castle Rock in St. Ignace at 9 a.m., and plan on working until 2 p.m., lunch will be provided for the volunteers.

If you plan to attend, please dress appropriately for the weather; tools, gloves and other safety equipment will be provided. According to the rangers, the public is a huge help with this effort, and is encouraged to participate  again this year.  


Contact Justin Bomers at 906-643-7900 x 137 or Tom Briggs at 906-748-6567 with questions. 

Upper Peninsula Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony to take place at LSSU


April 2, 2017

 SAULT STE. MARIE — The Upper Peninsula Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony will be held in

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan this year.  The ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 18 at the James Norris Event Center at Lake Superior State University, 650 W. Easterday Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.  Prior to the ceremony starting, there will be a procession of patrol vehicles through downtown Sault Ste. Marie to the Norris Center.  The ceremony will begin at 11 A.M. in the Taffy Abel Arena and will last for approximately one hour.


This year’s event is hosted by law enforcement agencies in Chippewa County and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.  The purpose is to honor fallen state, local, county, conservation and correction officers who have died in the line of duty.  The roll call will include officers who have died in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, those from Wisconsin counties bordering Michigan and those from Canadian agencies bordering the Upper Peninsula.  The ceremony also pays honor to the survivors of these officers and serves as a tribute to all peace officers that serve and protect their communities every day.


The history of Project Blue Ribbon began in 1962 when President John F. Kennedy proclaimed the week of May 15, “National Police Week” and designated May 15, “National Police Officers Memorial Day”.  The law enforcement agencies of Chippewa County and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and its members have selected May 18, 2017 as a day to hold solemn tribute to peace officers and their families.


The public is invited to attend the ceremony.

Sen. Schmidt announces coffee hours in the district

March 29, 2017

LANSING — State Sen. Wayne Schmidt will hold coffee hours with constituents throughout the 37th Senate District next month.


The senator will be available to answer questions and provide information and assistance, as well as take suggestions on issues affecting communities and businesses in the district. No appointment is necessary.


For more information or to contact Schmidt, please visit Senator Wayne or call 517-373-2413.


Sen. Schmidt’s April coffee hours in the local area are as follows:

Thursday, April 13

Crafter’s wanted

A Craft Show will be held on Saturday, June 3 at the American Legion Post #393 in Hulbert.


Cost for vendors is $20 for an inside, 10 x10 space, 1- 8ft table and chair furnished,(smaller & larger sizes available). Contact Heather Frank at (906) 274-5228 or email: for more information.

St. Mary’s School hosting annual raffle

Buy your St. Mary's Raffle tickets from

Bernice Scozzafave  by calling 906-248-5277 or email her at  1st place prize is  $10,000,  2nd place is  $2,000, plus 10 additional $100 prizes. This is tax-deductible purchase.  Better odds than the lottery-only 3,000 tickets printed. Drawing is May 4th at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's School.  They will be having dessert and coffee from 5 to 7 p.m. before the drawing. Tickets are $20.

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Winter Farmer's Market

Saturday, April 8
Bayliss Public Library
Open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Don’t forget to visit our local Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings. Conveniently located inside of Bayliss Public Library, you can shop and support local vendors, while remaining warm and dry. 

Humane Society to hold fundraiser     


Donations needed for auction

Best of Friends Humane Society is taking donations of gently used goods (except clothing) for a fundraising auction to be held in late April.  The event will be conducted by Royale Treasures Auction with proceeds going to help EUP animals in need.  Over the past five years, the organization has assisted more than 500 low income pet owners with their pets’ veterinary care.   Call Best of Friends 906-440-8309 for drop-off locations in the Soo.  Pickup may be available.  See items to be auctioned on Best of Friends Humane Society’s Facebook  page.

The time and date of the auction will be announced in the coming weeks.

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