October 11, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

News

U.P. Residents Will See Sharp Spike in Electricity Prices

Unless federal regulators change their minds, people in the Upper Peninsula will see a dramatic increase in the price they pay for electricity, starting December 1. More...

City Council to Decide on Silver Birches Rezoning October 15

City Council will vote on the Silver Birches rezoning request at its next meeting Wednesday, October 15, at 4 p.m. More...

Archives Show Varied History for Silver Birches Property

During its 107 years of history, the Silver Birches property on Mackinac Island has been used in a variety of ways, from high-end lodge in the 1920s to a youth summer camp in the 1950s. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Television Ad War Escalates Up North

“Elections should be about ideas, but they’re mostly about ads.” —Michigan Campaign Finance Network More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather this past weekend was cold and raw with lots of rain. There were many weddings, and the happy brides and grooms were seen passing by in covered carriages. More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Flu Shots Are an Important and Timely Form of Immunization

The influenza, or flu virus is a particulate structure, unlike a bacterium, which is a living cell. Viral particles reproduce themselves, but they change or mutate regularly. More...

Downtown Traffic Discussion Begins

Better Parking Plans, Signage, Information for Visitors Among Suggestions for City

Projects to alleviate summer traffic congestion downtown could include new regulations for curb-side bicycle parking, more off-street parking, and a traffic and bicycle safety pamphlet for visitors. More...

Fullerton Earns Top Award

Efforts to Supply Island Bring Accolades From Aeronautics Board

For his work in coordinating one of the biggest logistical challenges facing the area this spring, Paul Fullerton, owner of Great Lakes Air, was honored with the Michigan Aeronautics More...

People

ENGAGEMENT

Frederick John III and Caroline Stingel of Asheville, North Carolina, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Ann Magdalene Stingel, to Scott Michael Sigmon, son of Wayne and Nancy Sigmon of Gastonia, North Carolina. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy Brock

Dorothy Ann Elliott Brock, 93, of Cheboygan, died Saturday, September 27, 2014, at the Cheboygan Hospice House. More...

Sports

Nine Shutouts Key in Strong Soccer Season as Lakers Improve to 13-1

The Mackinac Island Lakers have improved to 13-1 on the season with nine shutouts after defeating Munising Baptist Bobcats 9-1 during a road Northern Lights League matchup Tuesday, October 7, downing Northwest Academy 3-0 on the road Monday, Septemb More...

Mackinac Island Lakers to Host MHSAA Volleyball Districts

The Mackinac Island Lakers will host the Michigan High School Athletic Association Class D volleyball district tournaments for the first time Saturday, November 8. More...

Junior Peyton Waaso Is Four Sport Standout for Mackinac Island Lakers

Junior Peyton Waaso is a foursport standout for Mackinac Island, competing on the Lakers volleyball, soccer, basketball, and golf teams during the school year. More...

Letters

Enjoyed Article On Adopted Dog

To the Editor: We would like to thank [you] for publishing the article on the laboratory beagle puppy. It was powerful, informative, and well written. To Jennifer and Kirby King, we are all put here for a reason. We now know what yours is: St. More...

Jazz Weekend Was Fabulous

To the Editor: My husband and I, along with two other couples, attended Labor Day Jazz Weekend at Grand Hotel. Where do I begin? More...

Looks Forward To the News

To the Editor: Our family looks forward to reading the news of our favorite island, Mackinac Island. Tony and Barbara HillCordova, Tennessee More...

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