May 13, 2006 RSS feed / Top News

School To Hire New Superintendent; Hires Ken Drenth To Assist in Search

Interviews for the soon-tobe vacant superintendent position at Mackinac Island Public School will begin Thursday, June 1. Ken Drenth, a retired superintendent from Cedarville, was hired by the school More...

Paver Bricks To Adorn Walkway

Red paver bricks will be installed along the walkway from Main Street to Market Street to match the sidewalk bricks in front of city buildings on Market Street. More...

News

French Lane To See More Restricted Traffic, Signs

Horse traffic will be further restricted on French Lane and traffic flow signs will be posted on the narrow thoroughfare that links Main and Market streets. More...

Court Reports

On Friday, May 19, 92nd District Court Judge Beth Gibson will begin the second year of holding court hours on Mackinac Island. More...

Grand Hotel Opens New Gate House Restaurant With Varney Touch

The familiar face of French Outpost has given way to a new look, one that will be easily recognized by fans of Carleton Varney, a renowned New York decorator who has also decorated much of Grand Hotel. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

DeVos Refuses To Be Pinned Down on Tax Plan

As Republican gubernatorial contender, Dick DeVos touts himself as the one best able to spur Michigan's sorely needed economic rebound. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Happy Mother's Day to all. We wish you an abundance of peace, happiness, and good health. To be a mother is one of the most precious gifts on earth. More...

Century-Old Steeple Represents Less Than Half of Parish History

A Look at History Ste. Anne's Church

Recent news accounts indicate that Ste. Anne's Parish Church, on Mackinac Island's Main Street, needs a new steeple. The Gothic Revival steeple has been a landmark of the Island's Mission Point since 1890. More...

Island Challenges Electric Rate Hike

To Argue Case Before MPSC Friday

The City of Mackinac Island is protesting a January 1 rate increase by Edison Sault Electric Company and will argue its case before the Michigan Public Service Commission PSA Friday, May 12, in Lansing. More...

Hubbard's Annex Cottage Fence Plan Sparks Debate

City To Study Straus Proposal Further

A request to fence off public property along Lake View Boulevard in Hubbard's Annex is being studied by the city's Streets and Sidewalks Committee following a heated debate during a committee meeting Tuesday, May 9. More...

Parks Offer 50 Admission To Residents This Weekend

Mackinac State Historic Parks will offer 50-cent admission to Fort Mackinac, Colonial Michilimackinac, and Historic Mill Creek, Saturday, May 13, and Sunday, May 14. The offer is open to all residents of Cheboygan, Emmett, and Mackinac counties. More...

Old Electronics Go Out in 'Clean Sweep'

Teamster Brandon Belonga takes a dray load of outdated computers and other electronic equipment to the Arnold Dock on Mackinac Island for shipment to St. Ignace. More...

People

Kathryn Burt

A daughter, Kathryn Cristina Burt, was born to Liz and Allen Burt of Mackinac Island April 12, 2006, 9:35 a.m. at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. She weighed eight pounds, five ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length. More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Harriers Gear Toward Regionals, U.P. Finals

Sam Kamphuis, Robert Chambers, and Christina McLean, Mackinac Island Harriers, are gearing toward the Class D regional track and field finals, and if successful in the Friday, May 19, meet at Pickford, the athletes will advance to the Upper Peninsula More...

Michael Gamble Competes in Saints Baseball Program

Michael Gamble, wearing the new LaSalle High School baseball uniform, became the fifth athlete from Mackinac More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

115 Years Ago The St. Ignace News May 16 to May 23, 1891 More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Parked Carriages Are Main Cause of Traffic Congestions

To the Editor: I am writing to express my agreement to a Letter to the Editor in the August 13 edition of the More...

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