2007-08-18 / Looking Back

Looking Back

Compiled by Ryan Schlehuber

115 Years Ago

The St. Ignace News

Saturday, August 13, 1892

County Deputy-Sheriff Stuart took Louis Holte, a soldier at Fort Mackinac, to Marquette yesterday to serve a ninety-day sentence for assault and battery.

Our columns are so crowded with advertising this week that we found it necessary to crowd local news into as small a space as possible.

90 Years Ago

The St. Ignace Enterprise

Thursday, August 16, 1917

Capt. Bennett of Bennett Hall was a St. Ignace visitor Tuesday.

The bay within the breakwater has been a busy scene with crafts of many kinds anchored in its waters.

The steamer Islander brought 150 people from Cheboygan Sunday, some of whom made the trip to the Snows.

Doctor George N. Fuller of Lansing, secretary of the Michigan Historical Commission was an Island visitor over Sunday and was entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Kenyon at the old fort.

Elliott & Lachance are doing a big business in their pressing and dry cleaning department, being compelled to keep their plant in commission night and day to meet the demands.

Manager Holden of the Grand Hotel says that the Grand will have an average season notwithstanding the late start.

50 Years Ago

The Republican-News

& St. Ignace Enterprise

Thursday, August 15, 1957

Omar Breyer and 52 fellow workmen look like flies. They might see red when they read that description, but it would be a relief, because they see green all the time - five miles of green. Omar is one of the painters who brush and roll the first of what will be hundreds of barrels of paint to complete the Mackinac Bridge.

Fifth Army headquarters in Chicago is being directed by U.S. Army officials to survey the possible need for maintaining ferry service between the upper and lower peninsulas as a defense measure in the event damage occurs to the new bridge at the Straits of Mackinac.

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bird and children arrived Saturday from Oak Park and are visiting Mrs. Bird's mother and family, Mrs. Walter Pfeiffelman.

35 Years Ago The Republican-News & St.

Ignace Enterprise

Thursday, August 17, 1972

Frank Dufina, born June 30, 1884, on Mackinac Island, died August 10, 1972, at Little Traverse Hospital. Frank was a retired professional golfer and manager of Wawashkamo Golf Course at Mackinac Island.

Mr. and Mrs. Pat Murray and son of Gaylord spent the weekend visiting the Walter Murrays of Fort Mackinac.

Clark Morris and daughter of Hessel visited Mrs. Mary Cable this past week and will return on the 19th for the Mackinac Island Historical Banquet at Grand Hotel.

15 Years Ago

The St. Ignace News

Thursday, August 13, 1992

Mackinac County Prosecuting Attorney Prentiss Brown III, Cheboygan attorney Thomas North, and Newberry attorney Peter Tazelaar are candidates for newly vacant judgeship of the Sixth Probate District.

Mackinac Island will receive a new map. Christi Dupre will work closely with the Mackinac Island Chamber of Commerce putting together a business directory and locator map for all current members. Local artist Pam Finkel will draw up the Island map.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The St. Ignace News is seeking original prints or reprints of old photographs depicting areas in the Eastern Upper Peninsula to be scanned into the archives and for the Looking Back column. Photographs to be loaned or donated to the Michilimackinac Historical Society can also be dropped off at The St. Ignace News.

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