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News

Accomplishments Bring Janey Hart Recognition in Hall of Fame

An aviation pioneer, Jane "Janey" Briggs Hart of Mackinac Island helped to pave the way for women astronauts in the United States space program, and now she will be recognized for her work there and in other leadership roles she has played in Michi More...

Island Seeks Volunteer of Year

It's time to submit nominations for Mackinac Island's Recreation Volunteer of the Year. Applications can be turned in at Community Hall until November 25. More...

Winter Staffing of Island Police Reduced by One

During the Public Safety meeting Friday, September 7, the committee voted to reduce the winter staffing levels at the Mackinac Island Police Department by one. This year, the department will operate with five officers, rather than six. More...

Sports

Island Lakers Enjoy Perfect Record

Mackinac Island Lakers soccer team is enjoying a perfect season with a 10-0 record at the halfway point. More...

Letters

'Flintstone Park' Is Being Assembled on DNR Marina Land

To the Editor: The Department of Natural Resources is spending $4.5 million to improve the Mackinac Island State Marina, a project that includes re-landscaping the surrounding area. More...

Fence, Fake Materials Are Unsightly Intrusion

To the Editor: I'm sure that the DNR's designer of the new "stone" columns and "wood" rail fence along the marina meant no harm. Stone equals historic; fake stone equals savings. Sadly, it also equals fake history, which is what Disneyland does. More...

Residents, Shop Owners Part of Cherished Memories

To the Editor: My wife and I have fully embraced the island's culture, their residents, and have a love and respect for the Island and the many businesses and people that transcends our physical distance here in Indianapolis. More...

Passage of H2B Visa Bill Expected by Year's End, Rep. Stupak Says

Straits area business owners who employ seasonal workers from other countries will find their path smoothed by pending legislation that exempts returning workers from visa quota limitations. More...

Movie Filmed on Island in September

The cast and crew of "Mr. Art Critic" have become comfortable filming on Mackinac Island. They say it feels like home, and they want to come back and shoot another movie in the future. More...

Obituaries

Iola Sherwood

Iola Sherwood, 85, of Davison, passed away Saturday, September 22, 2007, at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Sherwood managed JoAnn's Fudge on Mackinac Island for 19 years during the summer and resided in Cheboygan during the winter. More...

Ben Thompson

Former Mackinac County Sheriff Ben Thompson, who also developed the county's emergency disaster plan and set up its 9-1-1 system, died Wednesday, October 3, 2007, at the age of 71. More...

Alexis Cowell

Alexis Marie Cowell, infant daughter of Sara Cowell of Mackinac Island, died following her premature birth at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital Tuesday, September 25, 2007. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

1836 Treaty Gets Historic Clarification in Michigan

Much was made of last week's historic deal between General Motors (GM) and the United Auto Workers (UAW) that reflected current economic realities, 70 years after a 44- day strike led to the UAW gaining power to bargain exclusively with GM on wages More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The season of fall is fast approaching, when the trees in the woodlands take on the radiant colors of yellow, orange, and deep red. More...

Nature Notes

Honeybee Hives Consist of Queen, Workers, and Drones

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a lovely afternoon with one of our Island residents, who said, "I have more workers than anyone else on the Island. They are foreign and mostly female." He was referring to his bees. More...

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