April 15, 2006 RSS feed / Top News

Candidates Unopposed in Election

City Incumbents Up for Vote May 2

One school board and seven city incumbents are running unopposed in the Tuesday, May 2, election. More...

County Funds Extra Island Police Officer

Mackinac County will give $15,241.92 to the City of Mackinac Island to hire a police officer for six months, because, one commissioner contends, there is no sheriff patrol on the Island. More...

News

Committee Clarifies Fire Inspection Plans

Addressing concerns voiced last week by business owners, who thought a new ordinance regarding fire safety inspections would lead to costly building upgrades, the Mackinac Island Ordinance Committee took another look at the proposed regulation April More...

City Reduces Ambulance Rating to Basic Service

Less than three months after receiving a new state-of-the-art ambulance with the latest patient care features, the City of Mackinac Island has reduced its ambulance service operating license to basic status, following recommendations made in a study More...

Hotel Plans Out, Employee Housing Remains at Maple View

Ira Green's Maple View housing will remain a dormitory for employees, the Mackinac Island Planning Commission decided following an hour-long public hearing Tuesday, April 11, to consider Mr. Green's request to turn it into a hotel. More...

Sports

July 1 Is Address Display Deadline

The deadline for property owners to display their new address numbers is July 1. More...

Island City Employees Get 3 Percent Raise

Mackinac Island city employees will receive a raise amounting to about three percent, the City Council decided at its Wednesday, March 1 meeting. The pay hikes became effective Saturday, April 1. More...

Youth Dominates 2006 Track Team

Second year head coach Sarah Dehring and assistant coach Chad Idema will have 11 athletes wearing the Lakers track uniforms at Mackinac Island this spring, but more than half are freshmen and eighth grade students. More...

Historic Steeple To Get Repairs

By Karen Gould Costs could reach $200,000 for the steeple renovation at Ste. Anne's Catholic Church, and church leaders now are seeking help from the Mackinac Island Community Foundation, where a collection fund for donations has been established. More...

State Park Rents Dock, Geary House

The Matthew Geary House on Market Street and half of the old Coast Guard dock behind the Visitor's Center are being rented this summer by the Mackinac Island State Park Commission in an effort to recover about $200,000 in state appropriations the par More...

Jack Dehring Retires from Island School

Inside: Superintendent Profile on Page 5

It was discussed for only a matter of minutes, however, during a regular Board of Education meeting at Mackinac Island Public Schools, Superintendent Jack Dehring announced he will be retiring July 1. More...

People

Wedding

Takako and Eric Cowell Laura and Reuben Cowell III

The beach in Maui, Hawaii, was the setting of a double wedding ceremony for Laura and Reuben Cowell III and Takako and Eric Cowell January 16, 2006. More...

Dakota Horn

Katrina Platzke and Brett Horn of Mackinac Island announce the birth of their first child, a son, Dakota Frank Allen Horn, born December 29, 2005, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. More...

Obituaries

Emma Dodds

Emma Reta Dodds of Pickford formerly worked as a clerk on Mackinac Island, as a telephone operator for the former General Telephone Company in Pickford for 10 years, and as a clerk at Pickford Dry Goods for several years before she retired. More...

Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy of Cadillac was a former employee of Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, where he worked as convention manager from 1962 to 1968. More...

Eulogy Frances Bachman Smith

We mourn the loss of our very dear friend, Frances Bachman Smith, formerly of Kansas City, Missouri, and Mackinac Island. She was a lovely lady, who loved the Island and spent many happy summers at the family cottage on the East Bluff. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

DeVos' Spending Boosts Standing

"I wouldn't be surprised if it went beyond $100 million." More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Primary Lung Cancer Does Occur in Nonsmokers

Primary lung cancer, that is, cancer originating in the lung, is thought to be so closely tied to smoking so that there is surprise when cases are reported in nonsmokers. More...

Nine Businesses Renew Licenses

Nine Mackinac Island businesses have received license renewals to operate horses on Mackinac Island State Park roads. Their license applications were approved by the Mackinac Island State Park Commission Wednesday, March 22. More...

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