February 13, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Bill Threatens Local Historic Districts

The authority of local historic districts would be diminished by legislation now before the Michigan House of Representatives and Senate. More...

News

Housing Authority Reconvenes, Says Down Payment Is Biggest Hurdle

Finding affordable housing on Mackinac Island is becoming increasingly difficult. Efforts have begun to address the housing issue through various organizations on the Island.  More...

City Suit Seeks Bottomlands

The Mackinac Island City Council will sue Mackinac Island Ferry Capital over ownership of the filled bottomlands at the end of Astor Street, on which the company’s Coal Dock is built. Ferry Capital also owns Arnold Transit Company.  More...

Search Underway for Doctor Who Will Live on Mackinac Island

A new staffing arrangement for the Mackinac Island Medical Center is intended to provide relief for doctors and medical professionals. More...

Obituaries

Krystal Taylor

Krystal Lynn Taylor, 34, of Mackinaw City, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, December 19, 2015, at her home.  She was born August 30, 1981, to Nancy Cowell and William Weiger in Midland.  Ms. More...

Cheryl Cadotte

Cheryl Lynn Cadotte, 50, of Livonia, formerly of St. Ignace, passed away Monday, February 8, 2016.  She was born April 20, 1965, to John, Sr. and Patricia (nee Lapine) Cadotte.  Ms. More...

Richard ‘Dick’ Moehl

“Life was fantastic and getting better, until this interruption,” Dick Moehl wrote of his own death. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Early Heat-up of Northern Congressional Race

Michigan’s two-peninsula 1st Congressional District, in its varied alignments over the decades, has been one of the state’s most contested districts. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

With this issue, Margaret Doud takes over the Mackinac Island column from her mother, Jeannette, who passed away Friday, December 18, at the age of 95. More...

Nature Notes

Various Species of Birds Call Island Home

Along with 13 other people on Mackinac Island and the Straits area, I participated in the December 16 Audubon Christmas bird count. More...

Drinking Water Surpasses Standards

‘Water Quality Is Outstanding,’ Says Island Plant Manager Allen Burt

The water flowing from faucets on Mackinac Island is high quality, being drawn from Lake Huron and treated at the Mackinac Island Water Filtration Plant, which is east of Mission Point Resort on M-185. More...

‘Wonderful Memories, Never to Be Forgotten’

Jeannette Doud, Chronicler of Life on Island

For almost 35 years, Jeannette Doud led readers of her column on a joyous tour of Mackinac Island, along paths abloom, amidst happy, hungry ducks at the back porch, to celebrations of birthdays and weddings, homecomings and wakes, and stories of the More...

People

Porter, Niederpruem Wed at Ste. Anne’s Church

Elizabeth Ann “Lily” Porter and Luke William Niederpruem were united in marriage Friday, June 19, 2015, at Ste. More...

BIRTH

Olivia and Nova Cowell

Gabriel and Tracy Cowell of Mackinac Island announce the birth of twin daughters, Olivia Pearl and Nova Lynn, born Thursday, December 31, 2015, at Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord.  Olivia weighed 5 pounds, 2 ounces at birth and measured 18 i More...

Sports

Black Bears Sweep Lakers in Northern Lights League Twinbill

Black Bears Sweep Lakers In NLL Twinbill   The Maplewood Baptist Academy (MWBA) Black Bears swept the Mackinac Island Lakers during girls and boys matchups Wednesday, January 6, at Kinross.  More...

Island Lakers Sweep Polar Bears in NLL

The Mackinac Island Lakers swept the Grand Marais Polar Bears as the girls won Friday, February 5, 57-34 and 62-39 Saturday, February 6, and the boys posted victories Friday 47-41 and 38-35 Saturday.  More...

Lakers Win Over Polar Bears in NLL Matchups

The Mackinac Island Lakers swept the Grand Marais Polar Bears during the girls and boys home contests Friday, January 22, and Saturday, January 23.  Girls: The Lakers defeated the Polar Bears 47-24 during Friday’s game and 45-29 Saturday.& More...

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