December 10, 2005 RSS feed / Top News

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

At almost three years old, Harrison Myers of Mackinac Island appreciated the hand of his mother, Lori, as he approached the towering 17-foot tall blue spruce, this year More...

News

Ryba Properties Tax Case Lingers On

Mackinac Island City Council members approved their meeting schedule for 2006, received an update on the Ryba tax tribunal, rescheduled a public hearing on a proposed 26-room addition to a Mission area bed and breakfast, and approved five temporary m More...

Channels To Be Added to Island’s Cable

Mackinac Island cable subscribers will have four new channels added to their program lineup, including Turner Classic Movies, The Learning Channel, Golf Channel, and Food Network. More...

Young Inventors To Compete at Lego Finals

Seven eighth grade students at Mackinac Island Public School will compete Saturday, December 10 in the state Lego Robotics finals at Novi, after placing third in U.P. competition at Northern Michigan University November 18. More...

Sports

Alumni Lead Lakers Into 2006 Winter Sports Season

Mackinac Island volleyball and basketball programs have new head coaches this year, and both wore the blue and white uniforms for the Lakers. More...

Local Hunters Form Safari Club

New SCI Chapter To Fund Local Projects

Steve Rilenge of Mackinac Island and Jeff Bunker of St. Ignace have formed a chapter of Safari Club International. The club received its charter in October. More...

Red Hacker Team Places Second at CMU Tournament

Cedarville students teamed up with Mackinac Islander Michael Gamble (far right) to place second at the Central Michigan University Red Hacker tournament, for youth 14 and under, in November. Cedarville students are (from left) Taylor Smith, C.J. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

115 Years Ago December 13, 1890 to January 31, 1891 More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Clarifying Water Line Concerns

To the Editor: This letter is in response to the remarks that were made in the October 8 More...

Council Raises Utility Rates 87%, Adds 1 Mill For Public Works

The cost of living and owning property on Mackinac Island will increase come spring with a new one-mill property tax assessment to fund the Island More...

Federal Study Next for Island Breakwall Project

A $50,000 federal appropriation to fund a feasibility study for a third breakwall at Mackinac Island now awaits President George Bush More...

Audit: Island School in Great Shape

Mackinac Island Public School More...

Shepler’s Takes Case to State High Court

Shepler More...

People

Brenda Bunker Is Named Island’s Volunteer of Year

Brenda Bunker, the city More...

Musser III Elected to State Commerce Board

Grand Hotel President Dan Musser III has been elected to the board of directors of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, where he will be involved in establishing chamber policy on economic, legislative, political, and social issues that affect Michigan More...

Mackinac Island Honor Roll Reported

Honor roll names have been announced for the first nine-week period at the Mackinac Island Public School. More...

Obituaries

Mary Milton

Mary B. Milton, a resident of Henry Ford Village in Dearborn and former Mackinac Island cottager, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2005, at her home. She was 78. More...

Mary Milton Eulogy

Many years ago, Mary and Dr. Robert Milton and their three children, Jill, Suzanne, and David, came to Mackinac each summer after purchasing a beautiful West Bluff cottage, which had a magnificent view of the Straits of Mackinac. More...

Esther Wightman

Esther L. Wightman, 85, of Mackinac Island, died Monday, November 7, 2005, at her home. More...

Columnists

Bipartisan Water Deal for Granholm, GOP?

Lawmakers are near deal on Great Lakes water legislation. More...

News About People On Mackinac Island

By Jeannette Doud

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Jamaican Christmas During Slavery Era

Island to Island

What was Christmas like for persons in bondage during the time of slavery in Jamaica? More...

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