August 9, 2008 RSS feed / Columnists

History of Detroit Mayors: Thugs, Jailbirds, and Overachievers

Michigan Politics

If pending charges against scandal-plagued Kwame Kilpatrick lead to prison, he would be the third among Detroit's 57 mayors to become a jailbird. Republican Richard W. More...

Looking Back

90 Years Ago The St. Ignace News Thursday, August 8, 1918 D. McIntosh, who has been under the care of physicians for the past two weeks with an aggravated attack of sciatica rheumatism, is reported somewhat better. Drs. More...

Partnership Important to Riders in Olympic Equestrian Events

For months and days, the count has been on for "8-8-08" when the Summer Olympic Games begin. Thousands of miles away from Asia, we Mackinac Islanders will tune in to watch them. More...

Railroad Line Names Tell Stories About Michigan's History

A Look at History

The names taken on by railroads in northern Michigan tell many stories about changing business conditions, population movements, and boom times in some communities, and declines in others. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The balmy days of summer continue to be as beautiful as ever, bringing radiant blue skies and warm sunshine. This week, I have met many visitors who are going to or coming from Grand Hotel. More...

Michigan's Black Walnut Trees Serve a Variety of Purposes

Nature Notes

A while ago, 15 or 20 years or so I'd say, there was a black walnut ( Juglans nigra) tree that grew on the upper level of Mackinac Island between Fort Holmes and Point Lookout. It was a good-sized tree and had been there for a long time. More...

Current Considerations and Research Regarding Memory Loss

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

There is hardly any doubt anymore that memory declines with age. As age increases, memory decreases. While memory loss is regarded in most people as normal, it varies considerably among individuals. More...

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