July 16, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

News

State Chooses Contractors for Line 5 Analyses

By next summer, the State of Michigan should have two independent analyses of Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline that runs under the Straits of Mackinac. More...

Planning Commission Recommends 3 Amendments to Zoning Ordinance

Sends Another Back to Ordinance Committee

The Mackinac Island Planning Commission recommended the city council adopt three amendments to the zoning ordinance Tuesday, July 12. More...

HDC Might Amend Boundaries Again, To Include Harbor

The Mackinac Island Historic District Commission will ask city council to consider amending its boundaries, again, this time to expand its purview to include a portion of Haldimand Bay. More...

Obituaries

Joseph Forrester

Joseph George Forrester II, 71, of St. Ignace, died suddenly Saturday, July 9, 2016, on Mackinac Island.  He was born August 9, 1944, to Joseph and Marjorie (nee Tanner) Forrester in Jamestown, New York.  More...

Kelly Dorman

Kelly L. More...

Robert ‘Porky’ LaPine

Robert “Porky” LaPine of Mackinac Island passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016, in Petoskey.  Visitation will be Monday, July 18, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church on Mackinac Island. More...

New Hotel Proposed Downtown Near Shepler’s Dock

A 35-room hotel is proposed at the head of the Shepler’s Dock at the corner of Main and Hoban streets. More...

Bayview Racers To Sail for Island

More than 200 boats will race to Mackinac Island this weekend in the 91st annual Bell’s Bayview Mackinac Race, leaving Port Huron Saturday, July 16.  More...

People

Hospital CEO Rod Nelson Honored With Meritorious Service Award

Mackinac Straits Health System CEO Rod Nelson of St. More...

Cassandra Frazier Earns Bachelor of Science Degree From GVSU

Cassandra Frazier was graduated from Grand Valley State University Saturday, April 30, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in allied health science. She is working as an emergency medical scribe at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Different Drummers for Gov. Snyder and Attorney General Schuette

A slogan of Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette, who has won elections in all three branches of state government, is “Schuette on Duty.” But sometimes his performed duties conflict with positions of fellow Republican Rick Snyder. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

We finally got some rain Friday, July 8. Mackinac Island is very dry and most of the rain has been going north or south of the Island. Even so, the flowers all over are beautiful and colorful. The Mackinac Island hollyhocks will soon bloom.  More...

HORSE TALES

Memorable Horses of Mackinac: Hagar, Scooter, and Winn

I had been asked to give a lecture on “Memorable Horses of Mackinac” to a group of Island children so that they could learn a bit more about our horse heritage here. More...

Click here for digital edition
2016-07-16 digital edition