June 10, 2006 RSS feed / Top News

U.P. Must Have Tourism 'Super Magnet'

"Why do we continue to persist in getting jobs related to the auto industry when we could get jobs in the tourism industry?" asked Dr. Don Holecek, the director of Michigan State University's Tourism Center. More...

News

State Leaders Gather on Island To Discuss Problems, Solutions

"The old solutions aren't going to work," said Governor Jennifer Granholm, speaking about the state of the economy at the Mackinac Policy Conference last week at Grand Hotel. "Let's stop looking in the rearview mirror, let's look forward," More...

Cameron Takes Viewers 'Above' Manoogian Exhibit

Aerial Photographs Are Work of Jane Manoogian's Father

Looking at the world from above, Robert Cameron's aerial photographs give new dimension to the walls of Grand Hotel's Grand Gallery, Theatre, and dining room, and a special reception was held Sunday, June 4, to celebrate his work. More...

Scavenger Hunts Teach Island History

Student groups paying a visit to Mackinac Island are benefiting from a strategy designed to help them experience all the Island's charms: Scavenger hunts. More...

Sports

Grand Tennis Program To Begin

Grand Hotel will be starting a tennis program June 12, which will run until the end of August and is open to the public. More...

Dehring To Head Jr. College Volleyball

Sarah Dehring, a teacher and volleyball and track coach at Mackinac Island Public School, has accepted a coaching position at Arizona Western Junior College (AWJC) and will teach at an elementary school in Yuma. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

115 Years Ago The St. Ignace News Saturday, June 6, 1891

A painful accident occurred to Willie Kirby at Mackinac Island last Wednesday morning. He was employed on the steamer More...

5 Considered for School's Top Position

"We've had a lot of interest in the position," School Board Trustee Trish Martin said when the Mackinac Island Board of Education held a special meeting Wednesday, May 31, to discuss the applications they received for superintendent. More...

Council To Consider 1 Mill Tax Increase

The financial condition of the City of Mackinac Island is improving, say auditors, and, except for the Department of Public Works, the city does not have a lot of debt. More...

State Park Historians Hope To Buy Rare Collection From 1831

A rare portrait of William Whistler, who served as a commandant at Fort Mackinac in 1833, is part of a collection the Mackinac Island State Park Commission hopes to purchase, if it can raise $54,000. More...

People

'Hats' Off to You, Ladies

Members of the Red Hat Society's "Red-crested, Purplebreasted More...

Annual Car Show Ready To Begin June 22

St. Ignace Car Show coordinator Ed Reavie recently met with guest actress Cindy Williams of the movie "American Graffiti" and the hit television show "laverne & Shirley" and got this comment: More...

1956 Island Lilac Queen Still Reigns Over Annual Festival

Fifty years ago, Judy Dufina Bynoe was crowned Mackinac Island's Lilac Queen with a headpiece handcrafted by Stella King, who organized the annual event. This year, Ms. Bynoe has received a new crown to commemorate More...

Obituaries

Emme Gillespie

Emme Louise Gillespie, infant daughter of James Gillespie and Cheryl Gustafson of Mackinac Island, died Monday morning, June 5, 2006, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. She was born prematurely. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Who Funds Campaigns? We Find Out Too Late

The traditional start of a full blown gubernatorial campaign is Labor Day. This year's election is five months away. More...

Nature Notes

Brilliant Coloration Is Not To Impress People: It's for the Birds

Almost every morning, when I head up the East Bluff to feed my horse, I hear the birds singing in the trees. Lately, as I've looked up to spot them, I've been struck by the myriad colors found in the bird world. More...

A Look at History

License Plates as We Know Them Are No Older Than the Motorcar

The City of Mackinac Island and the Mackinac Island State Historic Parks have both contributed to the rich history of bicycle and carriage license plates on Mackinac Island. More...

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