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News

Ballot Proposal Seeks To Ban Crude Oil in Line 5 Under the Straits

A voter-led petition drive began May 1 on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol to ban crude oil from flowing through Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline, which runs under the Straits of Mackinac. More...

Mackinac Bridge To Close to Motorists During Labor Day Walk

The Mackinac Bridge will be closed to all vehicles except school buses and emergency vehicles during the Labor Day bridge walk September 4, as a crowd safety precaution. The move to open the bridge only to pedestrians between 6:30 a.m. More...

Island Marine Rescue Team To Take Part in Coast Guard Open House

Boat Will Be on Display Saturday at St. Ignace

Coast Guard Station St. Ignace will host its annual open house in conjunction with National Safe Boating Week Saturday, May 20. The open house will be from 10 a.m. More...

Sports

Lakers Are Competitive on the Links, at Home and Away

Mackinac Island golfer Ava Sehoyan achieved a personal best this season, finishing with a 61 Monday, May 8, when teams from Newberry, Mackinac Island, Brimley, and Engadine competed on the Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club course in Naubinway.  More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Geoffrey Fieger Roars Back on Political Scene

Last week was a big one for early maneuvering on who will be the 2018 Democratic nominee for governor.  Controversial Southfield attorney Geoffrey Fieger, who lost 62% to 38% 20 years ago as the Democratic challenger of Republican Governor John More...

Nature Notes

Spring Birds: Some Are Returning, Some Are Passing Through

It’s amazing how quickly things change this time of year. A week ago the only flowers blooming in the woods were the hepatica, and now the spring beauty is flowering along with the trout lily, and the trillium are just beginning to open. More...

A Look at History

Mackinac Island Airport Is More Than 80 Years Old

Airport History   More...

Additional Electric Scooters May Soon Be Available

Rentals of high-mobility electric scooters soon could be available to Mackinac Island visitors with documented disabilities under a plan presented Wednesday, May 10, to the City Council by a Minnesota couple. More...

Bicycle Registrations Underway

The annual ritual of bicycle registration and licensing is underway now on Mackinac Island, where the two-wheelers are the primary means of transportation three seasons of the year.  More...

People

Meet Dan Hans, the Little Stone Church’s New Pastor

On a recent May morning, the Reverend Dan Hans, new pastor of Mackinac Island’s Little Stone Church, received three telephone calls and an impromptu visit by a couple who had eloped and been married at the church several years ago, and he was s More...

Obituaries

Captain George ‘Joseph’ Alward

Captain George C. “Joseph” Alward of Hessel went home to his heavenly father on Thursday, May 11, 2017, after a long and courageous bout with cancer.  More...

Katherine ‘Kitty’ Hannabass

A memorial service for Katherine “Kitty” Hannabass will be Saturday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church on Mackinac Island. Burial will follow in the Protestant Cemetery.  Mrs. More...

Father Ted Brodeur

A memorial mass for Father Ted Brodeur will be Saturday, May 20, at 11 a.m. at Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church on Mackinac Island with Fr. Frank Ricca, Fr. John Essel, and Fr. Jim Williams officiating.  Burial will be in Ste. More...

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