Author: Jim LeHocky

Two Accused of Setting Fire to Abandoned Building in Sault Ste. Marie

Two people in Sault Ste. Marie were arrested Tuesday night after allegedly setting fire to an abandoned building. The Sault Ste. Marie fire chief says the call came in around 8:15 for the fire on South Street at the old coal dock. When firefighters arrived, smoke and fire were visible. Witnesses at the scene said they saw two young men…

Campers Seek Socially Distant Adventures in the Soo

Interest in camping is heating up as Northern Michiganders seek social-distanced summer fun. State and private campgrounds are now open and starting to fill up fast. In Sault Ste. Marie, both the Osborn and Soo Locks campgrounds were busy. Many sites were filled by people visiting from out-of-state. One camper says he made reservations months ago to spend time with his…

Sault Ste. Marie Community Members Continue Racial Injustice Protests

Sault Ste. Marie continues its narrative on racial injustice and violence by holding a unity march and protest Thursday evening. Around 50 people marched from the Ashmun Street Bridge to the farmers market. This was the 4th peaceful demonstration in the Soo in a matter of weeks. Organizers say their goal is to be responsible while keeping the message at…

Farmers to Family Food Box Program Distributes Dairy Items in Sault Ste. Marie

A weekly distribution of dairy items continued on Thursday in Sault Ste. Marie. The Farmers to Family Food Box program takes place every Thursday now through December. 2,400 boxes were unloaded at the Big Bear Arena then delivered to more than 20 locations across Luce, Chippewa and Mackinac Counties. This distribution is new because of the pandemic. “Nobody has done…

Woman Rides Bike Nearly 1,200 Miles in the Upper Peninsula

A woman from Hawaii took time off of her foundation work to ride a bike 1,200 miles in the Upper Peninsula. She finishes the journey Thursday in St. Ignace. Carrie McCoy is the founder of Kona Kids in Hawaii, which fosters learning experiences through education, exercise and leadership. McCoy is also a tri-athlete. Ten days ago, she started the ride…

8th Annual Arts and Craft Fair Still a ‘Go’ for June 26

A few weeks ago, organizers canceled Engineers Day in Sault Ste. Marie due to the pandemic. But one festival that runs on the same day is still on. The 8th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair is happening Friday, June 26 from 10 AM to 5 PM at the city hall grounds of Portage Avenue. About 30 vendors will be there,…

31 Motorcyclists Journeying 1,000 Miles Across Upper Peninsula

A daring group of motorcyclists set out for a long journey across the U.P. Saturday morning. 31 riders from the Iron Butt Association will cover 1,000 miles in 24 hours across the Upper Peninsula. They started in Sault Ste. Marie at daybreak. The race isn’t timed, it’s a chance for the group to get together and enjoy the splendor of…