September 1, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

News

School Board, Teachers Reach Contract Agreement

With the new school year less than two weeks away, a contract agreement was reached between Mackinac Island school teachers and the school board that calls for a 4% retroactive pay increase for last year and a 2.7% salary hike for the 2007-2008 sch More...

Jim Marks Takes Lead at Police Department, Calls for Community, Staff Interaction

Officer Jim Marks grew up knowing he wanted to be a police officer, and shortly after completing high school in Northville, he entered law enforcement. More...

Grand Weekend of Jazz Begins Friday on Mackinac

Headliners John Pizzarelli and T.S. Monk will take the main stage for the 20th Annual Grand Hotel Labor Day Weekend Jazz Festival. Events begin Friday evening, August 31, and run through Sunday, September 2. Mr. More...

Craig Skutt Saves Man From Drowning

Craig Skutt of St. Ignace saved the life of a Lansing man just off just off the Star Line dock on Mackinac Island Saturday, August 18. More...

Obituaries

Thelma Maedel

Frequent Mackinac Island visitor Thelma Maedel of St. Clair passed away at the age of 87 Monday, April 2, 2007. More...

Sports

Dehring, Lents, Stuck, Dunnigan Top Golf Scramble

A tie for top honors in the last mixed scramble of the season at Wawashkamo Golf Club was broken in a chip-off, with the team of Jack Dehring, Brian Lents, Michelle Stuck, and Marcia Dunnigan declared the winners. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Primary Hopscotch Game Exposes Political Rifts

Two northern Michigan lawmakers who once were ballot opponents are on opposite sides of a spat on the 2008 U.S. presidential race: Will Michigan January 15 be among the first states to hold a primary? In one corner: U.S. More...

Nature Notes

Readers Report Red Squirrels Wreak More Havoc Than Other Rodents

This week, I thought I'd catch you up on some of the unusual sightings that some of our Islanders have experienced recently, and give you the results of my informal poll about the relative destructiveness of some rodents. We'll start with the poll. More...

Horse Tales

Island Taxi Driver Theresa Brown Enjoys Working With Horses

In keeping with America's salute to labor this holiday weekend, meet Theresa Brown. Theresa is one of the seasonal taxi drivers employed by Mackinac Island Carriage Tours. More...

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