April 12, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Horses Returning to Island

Christina McLean and her father, Gary, guide horses for Arrowhead Carriages on to Arnold Line's Mackinac Island dock from the MV HuronWednesday, April 4. More...

News

Nine To Operate Horses on Island

Nine Mackinac Island businesses were awarded license renewals to operate horses on Mackinac Island State Park roads Wednesday, March 28, during a meeting of the Mackinac Island State Park Commission. More...

Two Incumbents, One Newcomer Running for Two City Seats

Two incumbents and one newcomer will vie for two city council seats Tuesday, May 8, while other city officials are running unopposed. More...

2007-08 Island City Wages Set

A 3.23 percent raise for Mackinac Island city workers went into effect Wednesday, April 11. The salary changes were adopted by the city council at its Wednesday, April 11 meeting. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Debbie Stabenow Runs to the Middle

In the latest ratings from the National Journal, Michigan's Carl Levin is one of the most liberal U.S. senators. Representative John Conyers (DDetroit) ranks among the most liberal members of the House. No surprise on either count. More...

Looking Back

115 Years Ago The St. Ignace News Saturday, April 16, 1892 The Gazelle steamed out of her winter quarters yesterday to go on the Island route. In the Mackinac department of the St. More...

A Look at History

Basketball

The playing floor took up almost the entire space, and there were no seats for spectators, who had to huddle around the lunchroom doorways. More...

School Board Overcomes Turmoil, Retains Superintendent

After a long and emotional discussion, including a twohour executive session, Mackinac Island Public School Superintendent Roger Schrock was given an unanimous vote of confidence by the Board of Education Thursday, March 22, and will serve the remai More...

Wall Repair, Coyote Plans Among Many Park Projects

Crews will be sent to the Island this spring to make repairs on the crumbling limestone walls at Fort Mackinac. More...

Temporary Trailers Restricted to 3,000 lbs.

Concerned about the health of horses pulling heavy loads, the Mackinac Island Service Company has restricted temporary trailers to a maximum weight of 3,000 pounds, including the trailer and contents. More...

Community Entertained by School Play 'Metaphasia'

Getting 23 students to sing, cross-dress, and keep quiet behind a stage set sounds impossible, but Karen Allen and her cast of students proved otherwise, delighting the community with its musical rendition of "Metaphasia" Tuesday, March 6, and Wedne More...

Obituaries

Thomas 'Jim' Kolatski

Thomas "Jim" Kolatski of Mackinac Island was a paint crew maintenance foreman for the Mackinac Island State Parks Commission on the Island, where he had lived since 1956. More...

Barry BeDour

Mackinac Island resident Barry BeDour, who fought a long battle with leukemia, succumbed early Saturday, March 31, 2007, at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. More...

Mariana 'Nan' Brown Rudolph

Mariana "Nan" Frances Brown Rudolph was a longtime Upper Peninsula resident who worked toward improving social services and education in the area. More...

Letters

Fantasy Is Being Challenged

To the Editor: Mackinac Island is truly, still a place where one can go and step back in time. The Island needs to progress for the sake of necessity, indeed, which is appreciated by those in need. More...

Discovering Girl Scouts Founder's Mackinac Connection

To the Editor: In anciticipation of our upcoming trip to Savannah, Georgia, to visit Juliette Low's birthplace, I am reading "Lady from Savannah - The Life Story of Juliette Low," about the woman who founded the Girl Scouts in 1912. More...

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