September 13, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

News

Freighter Grounded

The 1,004-foot American Steamship Company self-unloading bulk carrier American Spirit ran aground in the Round Island Passage at approximately 6:20 p.m. Thursday, September 4, while carrying 64,800 tons of taconite pellets. More...

Silver Birches: Committee Sees Revised Plan, Awaits Septic Field Details

A revised plan to redevelop the Silver Birches property now shows fewer people on the site and a restaurant of up to 120 square feet, along with plans to seek a liquor license there. More...

Porch Rebuild Finds Approval

The Mackinac Island Planning Commission approved a plan to rebuild the porch on Silver Birches Lodge, pending a positive architectural review Tuesday, September 9. Owner Liz Ware is heading the restoration effort, and Mike Gamble of M.P. More...

Looking Back

Lookiing Back

100 YEARS AGO The Republican-News Saturday, September 12, 1914 The exercises in the Union Congregational church in connection with the presentation of the three stained windows placed therein...were held Sunday afternoon at four o’clock and at More...

As a Northern Summer Turns Toward Autumn, Many Wonder:

Could This Winter’s Weather Be a Repeat?

Early indications suggest northern Michigan could be in for less than average snowfall this winter, but the jury is out regarding how cold it is likely to get. More...

Coleman Is Enduro Race Champ

Auto racing and Mackinac Island are an unusual combination, but it turned out to be a winning one for yeararound resident Dusty Coleman. More...

People

ENGAGEMENT

Suzanne Schueller to Wed Daniel Gottlander

Dr. and Mrs. Dean Robert Schueller of Ann Arbor and Mackinac Island announce the engagement of their daughter, Suzanne Ernster Schueller, to Daniel Johan Robert Gottlander, son of Dr. and Mrs. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Truth Squads Accelerate Efforts to Fact-check Statewide Campaigns

As the advertisement wars heat up in the final two months of general election campaigns, truth squads in various forms are accelerating efforts to fact-check television ads of candidates and their well-heeled supporters who sponsor ads. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather this past weekend had a lot of variety. We had a bad storm Thursday afternoon, September 4, with lots of rain, thunder, wind, and lightning. At approximately 6:30 p.m. More...

Nature Notes

Mackinac Island, Manure, and the Mushrooms That Grow There

Mushrooms can be difficult to identify and, as my old mycology professor used to say, “All mushrooms are edible, once.” So, I like to leave wild mushrooms to the experts. More...

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