December 11, 2004 RSS feed / Top News

Smith Named Rec Volunteer of the Year

Candice Smith had no idea when she attended the city council meeting Wednesday, December 8, that she would be named the 2004 City Recreation Volunteer of the Year and receive a standing ovation from city officials and the audience. More...

News

City Begins Crackdown on Vendors, Restaurants With Recyclable Cans

Vendors who sell beverages in returnable cans and bottles are going to find it difficult to operate on Mackinac Island this coming year, if they do not provide a place to return those cans for deposit. More...

William Shepler Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

William R. Shepler is the 2004 recipient of the National Tour Association More...

Santa comes to town atop the Mackinac Island Fire Department More...

Sports

‘Go, Lakers!’

Cheerleading for the Mackinac Island Lakers are, from left, Shelbie Mosley, Hailey Bean, Zhane Nash, Arial Leeper, Diana Dupre, and Maggie Chambers. More...

Mackinac Island Lakers Tip Off Basketball Season

Varsity Boys Lose Pair to Beaver Is. To Start 2004-05

The Mackinac Island basketball team had early season jitters and went on to drop two Northern Lights League games to Beaver Island, 47-32 Friday, December 3, and 47-44 Saturday, December 4. More...

With Six Returnees, NLL Title Defense a Top Priority

Second-year coach Ryan Fox will have six players returning as the Mackinac Island Lakers defend their Northern Lights League (NLL) hoops title. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

90 YEARS AGO OCTOBER 29, 1914 Mr. and Mrs. George Hoban and their daughter, Frances, of St. Ignace, spent a few days on the Island last week. More...

Water, Sewer Rates To Double by April 1

Mackinac Island can expect water and sewer rates to double by April 1, 2005, according to the Department of Public Works (DPW). More...

Grand Hotel Executives Ponder March ‘05 Opening

Grand Hotel is awaiting word from attorneys as to whether the hotel must open by March 1 in order to hire more than 300 foreign nationals, who make up the majority of its summer staff. More...

City To Clamp Down on Excessive Awning Ads

Businesses using sandwich boards and promoting services on awnings may soon be required to remove them as the city More...

People

BORN Sean Burt

September 20, 2004 Sean Henry Burt was born at 6:34 a.m. September 20, 2004, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey to Liz and Allen Burt of Mackinac Island. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19.5 inches in length at birth. More...

St. Onge, Shanku

Jason St. Onge of Mackinac Island and Jennie Shanku of Dearborn are engaged to be married in October 2005. More...

Hannan, Ogle

Heather Nicole Hannan of Mackinac Island and Clyde Jay Ogle of Yucca Valley, California, are engaged to be married in the spring. More...

Editorials

Does Michigan Have ‘Too Many’ Legislators?

Michigan Politics

Term-limited House Speaker Rick Johnson, R-LeRoy, soon will retire to his second seat of power--the one atop a 185- More...

Mackinac Island Once Enjoyed Population Equal to Detroit, Chicago

A Look at History Fur Trade

In the winter of 1804, 200 years ago, the populations of Chicago, Detroit, Mackinac Island, and St. Louis were roughly equal. Mackinac Island had about five hundred people living in it, which was a little more than the number it has today. More...

Bald Eagles, Woodpeckers More Visible on Mackinac in Winter

Nature Notes

One of the things I like about the late fall and winter is that I often see more birds than I do in the summer. This is not because there are more birds on the Island, because there certainly are not, as most species migrate. It More...

Letters

Manager Leaves Butterfly House

To the Editor: After eight years of service as manager of the Mackinac Island Butterfly House, I have resigned. More...

Families Enjoy Island Park, Trail

To the Editor: This summer, about 170 members of the Murray family got together on Mackinac Island for the family reunion we hold here every five years. One of the highlights of our reunion was the day we spent up at Great Turtle Park. More...