July 9, 2005 RSS feed / Top News

News

Swimmers Must Be Aware of Rip Currents in Great Lakes

Thursday, July 28, will mark exactly seven years since Travis Brown of Gaylord drowned while swimming with friends off the Lake Michigan Sand Dunes, just 15 minutes northwest of St. Ignace. More...

After Labor Day School Start Could Help School Budgets

State House OK

The Michigan House of Representatives, in a June 30 roll call vote that crossed party lines, approved a bill that would mandate that Michigan public schools and public school academies begin the school year after the Labor Day holiday. More...

West Bluff Gets New Stairway

A new stairway for hearty Island explorers connects Lakeshore Drive to the West Bluff with 205 steps and 15 landings, making the stairs the tallest on the Island. The new park addition is a gift from the Richard and Jane Manoogian Foundation. Mr. More...

Sports

Vintage Style Baseball Sat.

The Fort Mackinac Never Sweats are preparing for another game against their greatest competitors, the Rochester Grangers. But first they have another event on their docket: a game against new rivals, The Midland Mighty River Hogs. More...

Rearick, Compton, Stuck, Borst Win at Wawashkamo

Wawashkamo Golf Course had a full house of 40 members for their member mixed tournament Wednesday, June 29. First prize winners with a score of 31 were Doug Rearick, Michelle Stuck, Mike Compton, and Syndee Borst. More...

Photo

The rain stopped and the weather held out for the Glenn Allen Open and the Bill Rabe Pro-Invitational. Pictured are (from left) Emcee Eric Steiner, Russ Byar, John Kolar, Judges Mike Piskie and Robert Ransom, and Paul Toepp III. More...

Editorials

Michigan Politics

Granholm Has Strong Finances of Her Own

Republican businessman Dick DeVos has the deepest-ever pockets of any candidate for governor of Michigan, and his family is second to none among GOP contributors. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Reader Expresses Appreciation

To the Editor: This is a letter that I have delayed writing for much too long. First and foremost I would like to thank Mr. Wes Maurer and his staff of writers for his excellent newspapers, More...

Island Community Raising Funds for New Ambulance

Corps Makes About 250 Runs a Year

Mackinac Island More...

Police To Get City Review of Behavior

A routine city council meeting Wednesday, July 6, took an unexpected turn when residents, during the public comment period, expressed their concern about overzealous police behavior. More...

People

Island Soldier Sunshine Woodard Home on Leave

Back home on leave from Iraq, Army Specialist Sunshine Woodard was glad to see the vibrant colors of Mackinac Island. More...

Scibior, Urman To Wed

Jared Urman and Melissa Scibior have announced their engagement to marry September 17, 2005, at Nubs Nob in Harbor Springs. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 6, Howard Burdett placed first, Elaine Hansen placed second, and Janet Stingel placed third. More...

Obituaries

Cordelia ‘Della’ Maier

OBITUARY

Cordelia "Della" Maier of Traverse City was a former resident of Dafter, Mackinac Island, Rudyard, and Winter Haven, Florida, who formerly taught the children of the Neebish Island Lighthouse keeper. More...

Columnists

News About People On Mackinac Island

The little children are happy and scream with joy. The Chambers Pony Ring is open for the season, a great attraction. Enjoy typical Mackinac with a pony ride. More...

Fainting, or Syncopal Attacks, May Indicate Serious Problem

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Fainting or syncope is a temporary loss of consciousness. Most often there is a feeling of dizziness accompanied by falling, or the urge to lie down before falling. There may be a feeling of unusual heat or cold, or shaking or chills. More...

Sweetbriar, Prairie Rose Are in Bloom on Mackinac Island Nature Notes By

Patricia Martin

Well, surely it More...

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