Author: Jim LeHocky

LSSU Registers New Students with a Drive-Thru

Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie starts face-to-face instruction on August 10. On Tuesday, incoming freshmen registered for housing and orientation. The process looked different than in years past. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, LSSU had future students register by going through a drive-thru. That’s where they got room assignments and a free COVID-19 test. “It’s a unique…

Sault Ste. Marie Fire Department Investigating House Fire

The Sault Ste. Marie Fire Department is investigating a house fire. Around 3 a.m. Thursday morning, firefighters and police were called out to a home on West 12th Avenue. Crews say the fire was contained mostly to the living room and attic. No one was in the home and no one was hurt. The Soo Fire Department says the fire…

Michigan National Guard Training on St. Mary’s River in Sault Ste. Marie

More than 100 men and women from the Michigan National Guard are doing weekend training in Sault Ste. Marie. The non-commissioned officers were out on the St. Mary’s river Saturday for training to improve their fundamental skills. They worked on building “rafts” or floating bridges. The Michigan National Guard has a location right across from where they are training, which…

Freighter Accident Caused Temporary Soo Locks Closure

The Soo Locks were closed for several hours early Sunday morning after an accident at its west end. The Army Corps says the Atlantic Huron lost power as it approached the locks just after 3 a.m. The captain dropped anchor but the ship still hit the pier. The freighter was dented and will be towed to a Canadian dock for…

Sault Ste. Marie Veterans Walk in Three-Man Parade for Independence Day

While many Independence Day parades were canceled due to the pandemic, three veterans took it upon themselves to walk in Sault Ste. Marie. Roger Merchberger, Paul Steinkohl and John Leigh are veterans from American Legion Post 3. They decided on the nation’s birthday to honor the ideals of this county and its heroes. Saturday night, they strolled the one-mile parade…

Sixth Annual Slashin’ Ashmun Event Brings Dozens of Cars to Sault Ste. Marie

Traffic on two main roads in Sault Ste. Marie Friday evening were bumper to bumper for a couple hours. It was all for the Sixth Annual Slashin’ Ashmun Car Cruise. The event helps relive the life of cruising from decades ago and that includes loud music with the occasional burn out. Ashmun Street and Portage Avenue saw hundreds of vehicles…

Sault Ste. Marie Receives Grant to Improve Parking Areas, Streets

It’s been 30 years in the making, and now, there’s a plan to improve several parking areas and streets in Sault Ste. Marie. The city recently received a $4.7 million community development block grant. It’s to help improve areas that haven’t had work done in several decades. This project won’t only improve parking. It includes landscaping upgrades like flowers, grass…