July 15, 2006 RSS feed / Top News

Mackinaw Crossings To Be Offered at Auction August 7

Mackinaw Crossings, the outdoor shopping and entertainment center in Mackinaw City, designed after the Disney hospitality model, will become a condominium of shops and services, with stores to be sold at auction Monday, August 7. More...

Kites Brighten Mackinac Skies

Most visitors who glance at the sky above Windermere Point notice the banners of colorful kites fluttering in the air, sometimes several hundred feet high, but not many know about Ben Nye and Ian More...

News

POLICE REPORTS

Reports from the Mackinac Island Police Department from More...

Building Permits Issued

The following list of building permits issued by the City More...

Ledtke's Volunteer Medical Expertise, Care in Phillipines Trip

East Bluff resident Kathryn Ledtke and her daughter, Autumn, are both registered nurses and have returned from two medical mission trips that assisted more than 8,000 patients, filled more than 4,000 prescriptions, and distributed more than 600 pairs More...

Columnists

U.S. Senate Candidates Say 'Hands Off' Great Lakes Oil

In their bids for the GOP nomination to oppose Senator Debbie Stabenow, Republicans Mike Bouchard and Keith Butler tout energy policies that include drilling for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and more drilling off Gulf and other mai More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Everywhere one looks, they find nature's beauty. More...

Drought Is Cause for Beech Tree Leaves Falling Early, Not Disease

Last week a friend asked me if I had seen any sign of Beech Bark Disease. Beech Bark Disease is caused by a fungus that is carried by an insect. More...

Port Huron Regatta Leads Off July Yacht Races

This July will see hundreds of sailboats and yachts come into Mackinac Island Marina as participants of the three main Mackinac regattas sail into port at the finish of each race. More...

School Board Hires Roger Schrock as Superintendent

After weeks of searching, interviewing, and deliberating, the Mackinac Island Board of Education hired Dr. Roger Schrock as superintendent of Mackinac Island Public School at their meeting Tuesday, July 11. More...

Island Marina To Undergo Full Reconstruction

The Mackinac Straits area was featured in discussions by the Michigan State Waterways Commission, which reviewed the ongoing Mackinac Island Marina project, the development of the Mackinaw City State Dock, a complaint about the bidding process for ma More...

People

Reverend Carroll Infuses Bible With Some 'Attitude'

For any Sunday school student accustomed to the genealogies of the Bible, the characters and historical figures that comprise its pages may seem disconnected and unreachable. More...

Obituaries

Lawrence Weston

Lawrence Richard Weston, 74, of Stalwart worked as a heavy equipment operator at a Cedarville limestone quarry for more than 30 years, as well as a long-time logger and truck driver. As a young man, he drove a taxi on Mackinac Island. More...

Edward Stacks

Edward M. Stacks, 93, of Big Rapids, formerly of Sault Ste. Marie, served his country for 45 years in the U.S. Navy and as a U.S. Customs Inspector on the Sault Ste. Marie border. Mr. Stacks died Thursday, July 6, 2006, at his home. More...

John Fitzgerald

John Warner Fitzgerald, former Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, died Friday, July 7, 2006, at Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace following an extended illness. More...

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