Author: Jim LeHocky

Soo Youth Excited for New Children’s Museum

It’s been six years in the making, and it’s getting closer to becoming a reality. The Soo Locks Children’s Museum will let children explore, create, celebrate, learn and grow all in a safe, comfortable setting. “A lot of people dedicated a lot of time to this,” said the museum board director, Diana Chevillot. “It has been really well received by…

Soo Locks Visitor’s Center Reopens in Sault Ste Marie

After being closed last year, the Soo Locks Visitor’s Center in Sault Ste Marie is now open. The Visitor Center, located inside the Soo Locks Canal Park, welcomes in 400,000 people in the six month season from mid-May to mid-Oct. Inside, you can find out when the next freighter will pass through, read about the locks history, participate in hands-on…

Students Participate in Hands-On Growing for Argi-Science Program

It’s been nearly 40 years since one local school had a true agri-science program, and it’s hoping more youth get involved in agriculture. The average age of a farmer is around 60 years old and if the younger generation doesn’t step up, who will? Students at Rudyard High School in Chippewa County are getting out of the classroom and getting…

Fire Destroys Chippewa County Church

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‘Dress Down to Dress Up’ to Help Young Adults with Disabilities find a Career Path

Adults with disabilities can find it hard to find work tailored to their strengths.   But, one international organization designed to help has cemented its place in Sault Ste Marie. Project Search, in Sault Ste Marie, is in its third year of preparing young adults with disabilities for the workforce. War Memorial Hospital has sponsored the organization allowing them to work…

History of Hometown Heroes Expands its Latest Project in the E.U.P.

We first told you about the History of Hometown Heroes banner project back in 2018, an amazing effort to honor area veterans. It all started in downtown Sault Ste Marie. Since then, they’ve put up nearly 500 banners in cites around the Eastern Upper Peninsula. The latest city to jump on board is St. Ignace in Mackinac County. Abby Baker…

CLMCAA Hands Out 1,300 Food Boxes in St. Ignace, Sault Ste. Marie

A two-county food distribution in the Eastern Upper Peninsula handed out 1,300 boxes of food Thursday. The Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac Community Action Action gave out 1,000 boxes in Sault Ste. Marie and 300 in St. Ignace. Volunteers loaded up the food, and there was no financial requirement. The agency uses the USDA Farmers to Food program because it helps our…