May 12, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

School Looks To Resurrect Girls Basketball Program

Changes to MHSAA Sports Seasons Give Girls Tough Decisions

Girls basketball may be resurrected on Mackinac Island, now that Michigan high school athletic seasons will be rearranged, starting next school year. More...

News

Historic Sites Face Another Battle: State Budget Crisis

Because the Michigan government is running out of cash, the governor has asked department heads, including Phil Porter, director of Mackinac State Historic Parks, to report on programs that would be affected if the state government closes down as e More...

Island Council Sends Webster Property Issue to Court

The City of Mackinac Island is suing Len and Sue Webster to force them to comply with a city order to restore their Hubbard's Annex lot, which has drawn complaints from neighbors since a foundation for a new house was dug in 1999. More...

Dunnigan Named Head of U-M Library

Brian Leigh Dunnigan of Mackinac Island and Grass Lake has been appointed interim director of the William L. Clements Library at University of Michigan, effective July 1. He will step into the role held by John C. More...

Bucking the Old Trend: Area Tourism Needs 'Action'

Traditional tourism is changing, and successful attractions that now lure travelers offer more than just looking at artifacts through glass cases. More...

Andress Wins Board of Education Seat

Wightman, Horn Retain City Council Seats After Election

In a 47 percent turnout of voters, incumbents were the preferred choice on Mackinac Island, with Aldermen Armand "Smi" Horn and Dan Wightman retaining their city council seats in the Tuesday, May 8, election. More...

Rollin' Into the Busy Summer

Arrowhead Carriage employee Justin Davenport of Cedarville refurbishes a wheel Wednesday, April 25, in preparation for the summer season. More...

Obituaries

Pierce Cunningham Jr.

Pierce E. Cunningham Jr., 47, of Okemos and Mackinac Island, died May 4, 2007. He was born July 30, 1959, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. More...

Sports

Island School Will Host Golf Tourney May 16

Mackinac Island Public School will host its first golf tournament Wednesday, May 16. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Drawn Republican, 1st District Has Turned Democratic

When the GOP-ruled Legislature remapped the sprawling district of U.S. More...

Looking Back

A few Islanders enjoyed a successful hunting trip on Boblo (Bois Blanc) Island in February 1958. Pictured are (left) John "Coyote" Cadotte, Louis Bunker, Frank "Ding" Cadotte, and Jerry Horn. Both of the Cadotte men are deceased. Mr. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Thursday, May 3, was a glorious spring day on Mackinac, and a very special one, too. It was the opening of the beautiful Grand Hotel, celebrating its 121st year in business. More...

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