June 3, 2006 RSS feed / Top News

City Council To Accept Bids for Two Condo Units

Sale of two city owned condominiums at Rowe Apartments is back on the table with Mackinac Island City Council unanimously agreeing to accept sealed bids for the two units until Wednesday, July 5. More...

Island Monday Movie Night Tradition A Labor of Love

The Haunted Theatre has always been shrouded in darkness, but in the past, the darkness was that of a movie theater. Until 1972, The Haunted Theatre was the Orpheum, the Island's only movie theater, which played movies every night during the summer. More...

News

Island Students Honored for Academic, Athletic Achievements

Mackinac Island Public School students were honored Wednesday, May 24, for their achievements in academics and athletics. More...

Board Asked To 'Save a Spot' for Preschool

"People are having babies," said Urvana Morse during the public comment time at the school board meeting Thursday, May 25, when the possibility of a preschool program in the fall was the topic that guided the meeting. More...

Straits Hospital May See Some Federal Funding

Construction of the Mackinac Straits Hospital health care facility has been tagged for favorable federal consideration and this year's budgets were increased to control emerald ash borer and gray wolf populations by the U.S. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Dick DeVos Spends Early; Governor Granholm Vows a Fight

Republican Dick DeVos, thanks in large part to a huge TV ad blitz now estimated to cost an astounding $5 million, has scored well in opening innings of his bid to defeat Governor Jennifer Granholm. More...

A Look at History

Arch Rock Has Counterpart on Haunted Lake Superior Island

Mackinac Islanders, with some justification, believe our beautiful Arch Rock to be unique. More...

Nature Notes

Flowering Trees Now Putting on A Show All Over Island

During the last few weeks I have been amazed by the abundance of trees that have been breaking bud and flowering. More...

Policy Conference Brings Leaders to Mackinac

Grand Hotel is hosting the 25th annual Mackinac Policy Conference Wednesday, May 31, to Saturday, June 3, with Governor Jennifer Granholm and her Republican contender, Richard DeVos, just two of the many dignitaries on Mackinac Island for the four-da More...

Mixed Results

Some Businesses Up, Some Down, To Start 2006 Tourist Season

More visitors toured Mackinac State Historic Park sites over the Memorial holiday this year than last, and one ferry line reported an increase in travelers to Mackinac Island, although counts at the Mackinac Bridge were down, leaving no clear glimpse More...

Aerial Photographs on Display at Grand Hotel

The aerial photography of Robert Cameron is on display in a special exhibit at Grand Hotel into September. More...

People

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend played havoc with many activities on the Island. Heavy rain and thick fog prevailed, limiting outdoor fun. The big freighters continued their loud fog signals as they passed through Round Island Passage. More...

Memorial Day Stroll

Mary Slevin, director of the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau, with intern Mame Croze of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Mustang Sally, a two-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound. Although the first Memorial Day Dog Walk was not held, Ms. More...

Police Bicyle Auction Raises $1,112 for City

One hundred nine impounded bicycles were auctioned Saturday, May 27, on the steps of Community Hall at 10 a.m. More...

Editorials

Assistance Needed To Bring Veterans Memorial Wall

To the Editor: I am writing this letter on behalf of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 274, Cheboygan. I would like to ask for assistance to help us bring the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall to Cheboygan. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

115 Years Ago The St. Ignace News Saturday, May 30, 1891 More...

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