May 18, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Election Seats Doud, 2 on Council

Incumbent Mayor Margaret Doud secured 207 votes in the May 7 election, retaining her seat in a challenge from mayoral candidate   More...

News

Small Fire Knocks Out Power May 9

An electrical line on Mackinac Island near Cloverland Electric Cooperative’s substation burned Thursday, May 9, causing a power outage for 120 customers.  More...

Island Marina Measuring Depths to Prepare for Sailing Season

With record low lake levels, the Mackinac Island Marina has already begun preparations for the busy summer season to come. More...

Arnold Transit Says Suit Filed by Financier Won’t Affect Boat Operations

A lender is seeking foreclosure on a $3 million loan to Arnold Transit and its operating companies for, among other things, failure to make several payments on its loan since last September, and failure to inform it of the sale of two lots at the hea More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

The Comeback Second Acts of Wayward Politicians

South Carolina’s Mark Sanford, who in 2011 left the governor’s office in disgrace amidst an extramarital affair but last week won a congressional seat in a special election, is the latest wayward politician to rebound in some manner.  More...

Nature Notes

What a Difference a Week Makes: Spring Weather Plays Tricks on Island

The hills are not so far away today  As when they hid beneath the winter gray,  They come as neighbors in the warming sun  To tell me spring is coming on the run.   More...

A Look at History

100-year-old ‘Silver Birches’ Is Reminder of Edwardian Era on Mackinac

One of America’s biggest changes of course took place in the first decade of the 20th century – the decade historians call the Edwardian era. More...

Proposed Main Dock Inn Development

Hardship Claim Denied

The Mackinac Island Historic District Commission denied Main Dock Inn developers Melanie Libby and Ira Green their plea for financial hardship at a special meeting Monday, May 13, preventing demolition of a historic building, but did defer to the cit More...

City, Businesses Pledge Money for Dredging

Businesses will contribute at least $25,000 to help the city fund a state dredging project of the Mackinac Island Marina, announced city alderman R. More...

More REUs Expected

Mackinac Island’s sewer renovation could have the unintended benefit of increasing capacity by as much as 300 units, noted Department of Public Works Director Bruce Zimmerman at a joint committee of the Board of Public Works, Planning Commissio More...

Obituaries

Margaret Tamlyn

Margaret Anna Tamlyn, 77, of St. More...

Milton Bazinau Memorial to be Held May 25

A memorial service for Milton H. Bazinau Sr. will be Saturday, May 25, at 11 a.m. at Ste. Anne’s Church on Mackinac Island. A luncheon will follow.  Mr. Bazinau died December 31, 2012, in Fremont. More...

Memorial Service for Armin Porter Will be May 17

There will be a memorial service for Armin Porter of Mackinac Island on his birthday, Friday, May 17, at 3 p.m. at Ste. Anne’s Church.  Father Jim Williams will officiate.  A celebration of Mr. More...

Letters

Residents Should Be Assured Docking Space

To the Editor: I write to express my concern about a city contribution to the funds being raised for dredging around the marina in the Mackinac Island harbor More...

Remembering Billy Gough, A Mentor and Friend

To the Editor:  I read with great sadness of the passing of William “Billy” Gough.  Billy was a great friend and mentor to me as a young man working each summer on the Island throughout the 1950s. More...

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