May 27, 2005 RSS feed / Top News

Veterans To Be Honored

Memorial Day, May 30

Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, is a day Americans remember those who have died in service to the nation. Americans commemorate the day by flying flags, visiting cemeteries, placing flowers at gravesites, and attending memorial services. More...

News

Laurie Stupak Appointed to Island Park Commission, Manoogian Re-appointed

Laurie Stupak, the wife of U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Menominee), has been appointed by Governor Jennifer Granholm to a six-year term on the Mackinac Island State Park Commission, replacing former U.S. More...

Mayor Margaret Doud Honored for 30 Years of Service

Not many people have the opportunity to celebrate their birthday with 250 people. Then again, not many people have served for 30 years as mayor. More...

Lake Huron Goes ‘Back to Nature’ as Native Fish Species Rebound

Anglers fishing in Lake Huron can expect to catch smaller and leaner salmon for years to come. They also will find more of the kinds of species that once ruled the waters before exotic fish invaded the Great Lakes. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Republicans Line Up For Stabenow's Job

A second and politically obscure clergyman has joined the race for the GOP nomination to oppose Sen. Debbie Stabenow in 2006. Other more prominent Republicans are considering entering the race. More...

Safety Is Imperative for Mackinac Island Bicycle Riders

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Bicycling for recreation and exercise is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. To a lesser extent, it More...

News About People On Mackinac Island

These beautiful mornings enrich our lives. This week we celebrate Memorial Day, where the Stars and Stripes will be floating in soft breezes of the Straits of Mackinac. We pray that all our soldiers will soon be coming home. This year we More...

Water Rates To Go Up 50%

Mackinac Island residents will see a 50 percent increase in water and sewer usage rates with the next bill they pull out of their mailbox. More...

School Gets 1st ‘Saving Paradise’ Payment

As Mackinac Island Public School students look forward to the approach of summer, the Mackinac Island Board of Education still has plenty on its plate. At its Thursday, May 19 meeting, the board accepted its first payment from the More...

City Council Appointments Filled May 25

Meeting Wednesday, May 25, the Mackinac Island City Council approved Smi Horn as Mayor Pro Tempore, while Mayor Margaret Doud made the following city appointments: More...

Jeannette Doud Earns Award for Chronicles of Island Life

Beloved Writer Marks 24 Years of Newspaper Work

Sitting in the Geranium Cottage surrounded by some of the many flowers she received for her 85th birthday, Jeannette Doud begins work on next week’s column. More...

People

Class of ‘05 Travels to San Diego

Students Raised Funds Since 7th Grade for Senior Year Trip

Jamie Andress, Blisse Beardsley, Emma Chambers, and Richard Chaffee, this year More...

Work From After-School Art Students a Beautiful Sight

After a year of hard work, Pam Finkel More...

Sarah Traxler Earns Degree

Sarah Traxler, the daughter of Robert Traxler of Mackinac Island and Bay City, was graduated in April with a master More...

Obituaries

Helen Welch

Helen Welch, a longtime resident of St. Ignace and Mackinaw City, established successful Mackinac Island ferry businesses, including Straits Transit Inc., with her husband, Richard C. Welch. Mrs. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

How Many Off-Islanders Subscribe to Town Crier?

To the Editor: We have been visiting the Island since 1979 and have only missed being there one year. After several visits, we decided we would subscribe to the More...

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