May 30, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Summer Gymnasium Use Debated at Island School

The public and some members of the Mackinac Island school board debated the idea of unlocking the school gymnasium in the summer for sports practice at a school board meeting Thursday, May 21. More...

POLICE REPORTS

Reports from the Mackinac Island Police Department, from May 20 to May 26: A Rochester teenager fell off a rented bike traveling northbound on M-185 after a bug flew into his eye, causing him to lose control and fall on his left forearm. More...

American Legion Service Remembers Island Soldiers

Flag Dedicated to St. Onge, Chapman, Dankowski

Honoring Mackinac Island soldiers who did not come home from war was the focus of a Memorial Day service Monday, May 25, at the Veterans Memorial in the city park, when members of American Legion Post 299 met at 11:30 a.m. for a brief service. More...

Public Offers No Comment on Wastewater Plant Upgrades

No citizen comments were made at a public hearing Wednesday, May 27, on city plans to upgrade the wastewater treatment facility. More...

2011 Calendar Winners Are Announced

Winners of the 27th annual photograph contest for the Mackinac Island Recreational Development 2011 Seasons of Mackinac calendar have been announced. More...

10 Earn Diplomas in Mackinac Island Public School Class of 2009

Mackinac Island's senior class was awarded diplomas as well as good memories and sound advice at the commencement ceremony Friday, May 22. More...

Cawthorne Inducted to Honor Society

Chase Cawthorne of Mackinac Island and East Lansing has accepted membership in Golden Key International Honour Society. He was inducted this spring at Michigan State University. Mr. Cawthorne is the son of Cynthia and Dennis Cawthorne. More...

Michigan Historical Commission To Meet June 3

The Michigan Historical Commission will meet at the Fort Mackinac Major's Quarters Wednesday, June 3, at 9 a.m. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Supreme Nominations Under Review

There is no darker cloud over Michigan politics than the stealth funding of the crazy-quilt process for electing justices to the Supreme Court. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Memorial Day weekend on Mackinac was beautiful, with blue skies, warm temperatures, and the ferries bringing many visitors. Main Street became busy as folks enjoyed our magical Island. More...

Variety of Horse Collars Are Designed For Different Purposes

Two draft horses named Ty and John were hitched to a post on Main Street the other day. More...

Michilimackinac, Marquette Statue Hit Centennial Mark

Both the Father Marquette memorial statue on Mackinac Island and Michilimackinac State Park in Mackinaw City are 100 years old this year and Mackinac State Historic Parks will be celebrating with dedications, refurbishing work, and new publication More...

History Hunt Leads All Around Island

For eighth grade students from West Michigan Academy of Arts and Academics in Spring Lake, their two-day Island adventures included a scavenger hunt about local facts. More...

$9,000 Awarded by Community Foundation

Grants Announced

More than $9,000 in grants was awarded to seven Island organizations and one county program by the Mackinac Island Community Foundation Tuesday, May 26. More...

For the Record...

In the May 23 Town Crier, the page 8 article, "New CEO Pfeiffelmann Has Seen 31 Years With Ferry Company," and in the accompanying photograph caption, it should be noted the 1978 company president was Sam McIntire, not his grandson, Sam Barnwell More...

Cut in Funding Challenges Upkeep of Historic Buildings, Commission Says

Upkeep of Fort Mackinac's historic buildings, some of Michigan's oldest structures, will be a challenge faced by the Mackinac Island State Park Commission, which will see $114,000 in state funding cut this year and additional cuts proposed for next More...

Island Staff, Students Celebrate Vicki Urman's Retirement

Vicki Urman's kindergarten and first grade classroom is cluttered with boxes. She's been packing them periodically throughout the week with things like paper towel rolls, egg cartons, and bags of rice and beads. More...

Students, Families Celebrate Graduation Together

Mackinac Island's 10 members of the Class of 2009 hosted one party to celebrate their graduation Saturday, May 23, at Community Hall. More...

Fort Mackinac Continues 126-year Tradition of Honoring Fallen Soldiers

The sound of a drum cadence echoed through the woods along Garrison Road, just as it may have in 1883, during the first Memorial Day services held by Fort Mackinac soldiers on the Island. More...

Former Mackinac Island Lieutenant Reaches Sergeant at Novi Department

A former Mackinac Island police lieutenant, Eric Zinser, was promoted to the rank of sergeant at the Novi Police Department Monday, May 18. Sgt. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

90 YEARS AGO The St. Ignace Enterprise Thursday, May 29, 1919 Mr. and Mrs. S.B. Poole arrived on the steamer Alpena Saturday. More...

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