April 15, 2005 RSS feed / Top News

Mackinac Island Residents Asked To Support Hospital Millage May 3

Mackinac County voters, on May 3, will be asked to approve a 1.2-mill operations tax to support Mackinac Straits Hospital and Health Center for the next five years. More...

News

Ferry Boat Franchise Fees Go Up; City Collect Another $60,000

Boat companies have received a 33 percent increase in the franchise fee they pay the City of Mackinac Island this year. More...

Mackinac Maritime Foundation Set To Boost Straits Maritime Tourism

Wouldn More...

Master Plan Committee To Be Set Soon

Residents will decide future development on Mackinac Island with a revision of the city More...

Obituaries

Evelyn Chambers

Evelyn L. Chambers, 85, of Grand Marais, died Friday morning, March 11, 2005, on Mackinac Island at the home of her son, Edward Chambers, and his wife, Nona Tacey. More...

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Marsh

Elizabeth "Betty" Marsh, 70, of Moran, died Friday, March 11, 2005, at Northern Michigan Hospital, following a five-month bout with cancer. More...

Evelyn Chambers 1919 - 2005 By Jeannette Doud

Evelyn Chambers loved life and all that it had to offer. She now sees the beauty of heaven. There will be music, carols, and unimaginable delight as she enters the kingdom which God has prepared. More...

Looking Back

Compiled by Lisa Zyble

LOOKING BACK

114 YEARS AGO February 28, 1891 It is reported that there are more than 600 cases of typhoid fever in Duluth. More...

Letters

A Response to Ferry Line Idea

In catching up with my mail after a month long trip to Florida and Louisiana, I recently came across a letter to the editor in the winter edition of The Mackinac Island Town Crier. More...

Visitors Had a‘Grand’ Time

My 11-year-old son Jarred and his friend, Evan Stevenson and I spent this past weekend at Grand Hotel. We enjoyed the sunlight, Bob Tagatz More...

No More Condos

Being a lover of history, it has been with a heavy heart that I have watched programs on The History Channel titled "Save our History" and have seen how battlefields of our Civil War have been developed and desecrated with urban blight such as parkin More...

Deep Budget Cuts Put Historic Sites in Jeopardy

Island Parks Commission Sends Budget Report to Governor, Seeks Public Support
By Karen Gould

A victim of Michigan More...

Porters, One-Horse Hitches May Ease Delivery Concerns

As details of the city More...

Restoring the 1925 Bernida

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People

USCG’s Cole To Be Deployed

Corey Cole, 26, a 2nd Class petty officer for the United States Coast Guard in St. Ignace, is preparing to spend a one-year tour of duty in the Persian Gulf. More...

Ontario Pianist To Accomplish Dream of Performing at Grand Hotel May 14

Johnny Mayorov of London, Ontario, will be receiving a unique gift for his 17th birthday May 14. The young pianist will perform at Grand Hotel, a dream come true for him. More...

Islanders Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Ice

Ron Dufina hosted a St. Patrick More...

Sports

New Coach, 6 Athletes Carry Track Banner

Sarah Dehring will take over as the Mackinac Island track coach and six athletes will carry the banner for the Lakers during the 2005 season. More...

Columnists

Raising the Issue of Term Limits

The bipartisan board of the Michigan Political History Society includes directors who earlier had bit roles in shaping such history. So it figures they would do more than stage stuffy seminars to ponder the past. More...

Spring Planting Brings New Life to Mackinac Island

A Look at History

As spring comes to Mackinac Island, garden owners are making lists of flowers to buy, sorting their seed packets, mentally checking to see where the hoe and trowels are, and thinking about weeding the perennial beds. More...

Horsemen’s Association Preserves and Enhances History

"It More...