February 10, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Board Discusses How To Improve School

School Infrastructure, Adding Foreign Language Classes Top of Priority List

Finding a "musical, Spanish speaking, special education teacher" was an idea teacher Karen Allen had to improve Mackinac Island Public School, one of many discussed in an informal meeting involving the school's Board of Education, teachers, and pare More...

Opening of Doud's Market Continues Family Legacy

Long-time Family-owned Grocery Store To Re-open in Mid-April Under New Name

The grocery store at the corner of Main Street and Fort Street on Mackinac Island, set to open in mid-April, may have a new name and a new look, but owner Andrew Doud hopes to establish Doud's Market as a reliable grocery store that reaches out to i More...

News

Recollections of President Ford on Mackinac

Editor's Note: Grand Hotel decorator Carleton Varney, president of Dorothy Draper and Company in New York, published the following recollections of President Gerald Ford in his column in the Palm Beach Daily News January 5. More...

Edison Sault Customers Favored in Legal Opinion

Island Case Next Goes to PSC

An administrative law judge says that Edison Sault Electric Company should return $2,124,000 to its 23,000 EUP customers, and her decision will be taken into consideration by the Public Service Commission (PSC) when it makes the final ruling on the More...

Chili Champ To Seek Repeat Success at This Year's Contest

Annual Island Chili Cook-off Set for Feb. 17

Hot and cold are the two main elements for fun in the 14th annual Mackinac Island Chili Cook-off and Postcard Poker Ski and Walk Rally Saturday, February 17. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

After Mourning, a Focus on Betty Ford

"Struggle is educational," Betty Ford, the most candid and consequential of the nine presidential first ladies I observed while covering politics, wrote in her 1978 book, "The Times of My Life." Nearly three decades later, the nation watched the fr More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Winter has come with a blast to our Island nestled in the Straits of Mackinac, where strong north winds forced huge floes of heavy ice, blocking the waters between Mackinac and St. Ignace. Falling temperatures continue to keep the air frigid. More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Bone Density Testing Is Important in Preventing Fractures

Bone densitometry is a simple, painless, and easily available test. More...

Time for Skiing!

Second-grader Christopher Riggs leads a small band of elementary skiers toward Cadotte Avenue during a physical education session at Mackinac Island Public School Thursday, February 1. More...

Island State Park Works To Repair Fort Mackinac Wall

The white limestone walls that protect Fort Mackinac have begun to deteriorate again. More...

Island Community Enjoys Cold 31st Winter Festival

Urvana Morse and her three-year-old son, Dominic, enjoy some sledding at Great Turtle Park, which was one of the many family events held at Great Turtle Park during Mackinac Island's annual Winter Festival Saturday, February 3 and Sunday, Fe More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth 'Betty'Wandrie

Former Mackinac Island resident Elizabeth M. Wandrie, 85, of Spring Hill, Florida, died Sunday, December 31, 2006, at the Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center in Brooksville, Florida. More...

Sports

Lakers Action: Volleyball Team Wins, Basketball Squad Falls at Beaver Island

Mackinac Island's volleyball team won three of four matches while the Lakers basketball team fell to Beaver Island Wednesday, February 7, in a Northern Lights League (NLL) series that was postponed from Friday, February 2. More...

Volleyball, Basketball Teams Gearing for Tournaments

Mackinac Island Lakers volleyball and basketball teams are both on the downside of their regular season schedules in preparation for the Michigan High School Athletic Association district tournaments. More...

Editorials

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Island Is Enchanting

To the Editor: My husband and I visited the Island in middle October. We had a very enjoyable stay. What a stress release! We got a copy of your newspaper and read it from front to back. I'm sure we'll be back for another visit. More...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Island Could Offer Inspiration

To the Editor: Every so often, out of the blue, in this case at 11:23 p.m. More...

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