April 12, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Coast Guard to Break Ice April 18

Island Businesses Await Freight Boat Service

Seeking a long-awaited sign of spring, Mark Gill of Coast Guard Sector Sault St. Marie pores over satellite images of Lake Huron Monday, April 7. More...

News

Sisters Pat Hughey, Donna Chapman Test ‘Bionic Eyes’ Technology

Pat Hughey, formerly of Mackinac Island, and her sister, Donna Chapman, received the revolutionary opportunity to regain some of the vision they had lost owing to a hereditary disease. More...

On a Spring Morning at Lake Huron:

Clearing A Passage

With smoke rising from its stack Friday morning, March 28, Coast Guard cutter Mobile Bay WTGB-103 makes its way out from Coast Guard Station St. More...

Mackinaw City Looks to Start Ferry Boat Licensing

Ferry companies plying the waters between Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island could be required to pay operating fees to the Village of Mackinaw City as early as next year under a proposal now under discussion in Mackinaw City. More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Girls, Boys Fall in District Basketball Tournaments

The Mackinac Island Lakers girls and boys were defeated in the Class D basketball districts at Mackinaw City High School. More...

Tokarz, Barnwell Earn NLL All-Conference First Team

Lakers Named to NLL All-Conference Team Halee Tokarz and Will Barnwell of the Lakers were named to the first team of the Northern Lights League All-Conference squad and receiving honorable mention were Hailey Armstrong, Mary Schockling, and Jeremy H More...

Mackinac Island Lakers Spring Sports Schedules

Lakers Track Schedule all meets at 4 p.m. unless noted More...

City Election Is May 6

2 Vie for Mayor and Clerk Seats, 3 for Council

Three races are contested in this year’s annual city election. Tuesday, May 6, about 425 of the Island 730 registered voters are expected to participate. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Spring Construction Season Delayed

A Long Winter and Deep Frost Put Some Projects Behind Schedule

A long, hard winter raises concerns for Mackinac Island businesses, as a late spring means a shortened construction season. More...

People

BIRTH

Reed Barnwell

Jack and Karen Barnwell of Mackinac Island announce the birth of a son, Reed Aaron Barnwell, born Monday, March 24, 2014, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces at birth and measured 21 inches in length. More...

Obituaries

Kenneth Teysen

Longtime businessman, local historian, and strong community booster Kenneth C. Teysen will be remembered for his role in establishing and promoting Mackinaw City’s history, Memorial Day celebrations, and its hospitable atmosphere. More...

Shirley ‘Mickey’ Horn

Shirley “Mickey” Horn, 82, of Mackinac Island, passed away Thursday morning, March 6, 2014, at the home of her daughter on Chambers Street in St. Ignace. More...

Robert Fullerton

Robert Fullerton, Jr., 64, of Levering, died Friday, February 21, 2014, at his home, after an extended illness. He was born September 8, 1949, in Detroit, to Robert Sr. and Anna (nee Dagwell) Fullerton. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Gender and Geography Balance on Democratic Ticket

Democratic gubernatorial can- didate Mark Schauer, a former state legislator and congressman from Battle Creek, made a politically smart move on gender and geography in selecting Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown, a two-term exstate representative, as More...

HORSE TALES

Carriage Tours, Riding Rings, Racetracks: Paris Abounds With Horses

I was on the lookout for horses this spring in Paris, France. My husband was the first to point them out to me, so credit is due to him. More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Sleep Apnea May Deprive the Body of Normal Physical and Mental Health

All human beings require adequate sleep to maintain normal daily functioning and physical and mental health. It used to be thought, years ago, that sleep was a passive, dormant, daily activity. More...

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