May 13, 2005 RSS feed / Top News

Mayor Doud Thanks Ellen Putnam, Dorothy Dehring for Service to City

Outgoing council member Ellen Putnam and former city treasurer Dorothy Dehring were thanked for their service to the Island in resolutions adopted by the Mackinac Island City Council at its meeting Wednesday, May 11. More...

News

Islanders’ Comments on Luggage Carts

Comments made during the many meetings held to discuss the city More...

Island Park Commission Funds Reinstated

Organization Still Faces Hurdles Before State Budget Is Adopted

Mackinac Island State Park Commission More...

Grand Hotel’s Ken Hayward Named to Travel Commission

Governor Jennifer M. Granholm has appointment Kenneth L. Hayward to the Michigan Travel Commission. More...

Columnists

Putting Michigan Judges on the Bench

Michigan Politics By

It might be time for some deal cutting in Lansing on the issue of ballot propositions. Some ideas from the only Michigan Supreme Court justice from northern Michigan could be part of the mix. More...

Times Have Changed Since Original Earth Day Nature Notes By

Patricia Martin

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Michigan Central RR Carried Passengers From Detroit to Straits

A Look at History Railroads Come to Mackinac

During the "golden age" of American railroads, three lines served the Straits of Mackinac. From the Upper Peninsula, the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic (DSS & A) tracks served St. Ignace. More...

City Passes Cart Ordinance

Mayor Casts Tie-Breaking Vote; Rule Goes in Effect June 1

After months of planning, drafting, and debating, it came down to a tie-breaking vote of approval from Mackinac Island Mayor Margaret Doud to pass the city More...

President Signs New Worker Visa Policy

Businesses To Retain Work Force After All

A huge sigh of relief can be heard from business owners now that a new H-2B visa policy was signed into law by U.S. President George W. Bush Wednesday, May 11. More...

Porter, Linn Elected New Island City Officials; Voters OK Hospital Millage

Mayor Doud Earns 30th Consecutive Term in Office

Armin Porter and Rick Linn are the city More...

People

Island Brownie Troops Make Hobo Sticks for Medical Center

Hobo sticks with small gifts wrapped at the end were donated to Mackinac Island Medical Center by the Island More...

George Goodman To Enjoy ‘Retirement’ With New Foundation Role

Michigan Municipal League President To Work From Island

George Goodman certainly does not plan to lay back and take it easy in his retirement from the Michigan Municipal League, where he served as executive director for 22 years. He has plenty of work ahead of him. More...

Dennis Brodeur Named to 2005 Presidential Club

Dennis J. Brodeur of Traverse City has been named to Raymond James Associates More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Remembering Island Veterans

To the Editor: This Memorial Day, May 30, the Mackinac Island community should remember the following veterans: Patrick Chambers and Alfred Edward More...