August 20, 2005 RSS feed / Top News

News

Master Planners Seek More Community Input

Master Planning Committee members want more Island residents participating in the information gathering stages and are looking for more year-around Islanders to offer their opinions during the next public hearing being held Monday, August 29, which w More...

PUBLIC FORUM RESULTS

Residents identified items they considered important by placing red dots beside them. The number indicates the number of dots each item received. More...

New Platform To Store Construction Debris in Winter at Public Works

The Mackinac Island Board of Public Works hopes a new cement pad at the Solid Waste Handling Facility, on which to store construction debris during the winter months, will forestall a state threat to close the facility. More...

Obituaries

Steven MacQueen

OBITUARY

Steven Blair MacQueen, a longtime friend of the Island, was shot and killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 7, 2005. A native of Scotland, Mr. More...

Columnists

Early Fur Traders Brought Card Playing to Island

A Look at History Card Playing

Playing cards have a long history in European and North American culture. Even the most casual cardplayer can see that our familiar 52-card deck has been around in more or less its present form for many generations. More...

Efforts Pay Off To Attract Bluebirds to Nesting Boxes on Island Nature Notes By

Recently, I had an interesting conversation with Frank Bloswick Jr. about the Bluebirds nesting in his yard. Yes, I said Eastern Bluebirds. Frank has been trying to attract them to his yard in Harrisonville and has succeeded. More...

When People Think Horses, They Think Mackinac

This summer the new study "The Economic Impact of the Horse Industry in the United States More...

Tourism Experts: ‘No Island Is Truly an Island’

Tied to State Trends, Mackinac Must Capitalize on Offering Unique Experience
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City To Take Count of All Island Motor Vehicles

The ban on automobiles and restriction of motor vehicles on Mackinac Island has been one of the characteristic differences between this island and the mainland. More...

Riders, Spectators Enjoy Excitement of 35th Island Horse Show

Island Tradition Is Part of Equestrian Culture

Beth Kaake had an exciting weekend. First, she won a state lottery to receive a permit for hunting elk, her second in seven years. More...

People

Scholarship Renamed Honoring Doris St. Onge Buchannon

When Jason and Eric St. Onge set up the St. Onge Latex and Groove Athletic Scholarship three years ago, they had the intention of promoting sportsmanship in the children of Mackinac Island. More...

Travis Messinger Joins Ranks of Island Police

New Officer Takes Seasonal Island Post

Travis Messinger has been hired by the Mackinac Island Police Department as a seasonal police officer. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, August 17, Audrey Gallery placed first, Lois Largo placed second, and Howard Burdett placed third. More...

Sports

Golfers Do Battle at Wawashkamo Golf Club

Wawashkamo Golf Club hosted the Battle Day Tournament Saturday, August 6, the first Saturday after the date of the Battle of Mackinac Island, which occured August 4, 1814. More...

Kitesurfing Sport Taps Wind, Waves at Mackinac Island

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Editorials

Campaign ‘06 Hits Upper Peninsula

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Looking Back

Looking Back

115 Years Ago Saturday, August 16, 1890 The game of ball at the Island last Monday between the Cheboygan Diamonds and the Fort club resulted in a crushing defeat to visitors. Score, 22 to 11. More...

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