2008-08-16 / Looking Back

Looking Back

Compiled by Ryan Schlehuber

90 Years Ago

The St. Ignace News

Thursday, August 15, 1918

LOST - Two pearls. Kindly return to Grand Hotel and receive award.

Guy G. Bailey received word of his promotion from first lieutenant to captain U.S.A. Lieutenant Bailey arrived Wednesday from Camp Paul Revere, North Carolina, and will make his father, Mr. M.G. Bailey, a short visit.

In order to fill Mackinac's quota of 25 men to be sent to Camp Custer during the five day period on the 26 inst., it will be necessary to dig into the new 21 class to the extent of over half the number. There are now remaining in Class 1 of the 1917 call nine or ten men available for the August draft, leaving fourteen or fifteen to be taken from the new class. Only white men, physically qualified for general military service, will be accepted.

Now that he has begun to demand cash from his railroad patrons, Uncle Sam fails to see why there should be any discrimination in favor of post office patrons, and hereafter all stamps, postal cards, stamped envelopes, etc., must be paid for before delivery.

One hundred Boy Scouts from Detroit, Grand Rapids, and other Michigan towns were camped on grounds near the Grand Hotel and participated in the raising of the Service Flag Tuesday afternoon. The flag was raised in Marquette park and faces the harbor.

50 Years Ago

The Republican-News

& St. Ignace Enterprise

Thursday, August 14, 1958

Sgt. Robert Andress arrived home Sunday from Camp Lejune, N.C., and is visiting his mother, Mrs. Gladys Andress, and family.

The City of Mackinac Island hereby gives public notice of sale of the so-called incinerator building located in the State Park, City of Mackinac Island, Michigan. - Lenore Goodheart, City Clerk.

The public is invited to a hearing that will be held at the office of the Mackinac Island State Park Commission Monday, August 18, to be heard concerning the leasing of the airstrip on Mackinac Island on a temporary basis for the balance of the season and perhaps the summer season of 1959 to the Flint Aeronautical corporation,

Bishop Airport, Flint, Michigan. This corporation

- would then provide shuttle service between Pellston and the airstrip on Mackinac Island. - Mackinac Island State Park Com. Carl A. Nordberg, Supt.

When the millionth car crosses the Mackinac Bridge this weekend, its occupants will be showered profusely with gifts from local merchants, close to 50 gifts in all.

If you thought traffic was heavy in July, wait until you see the August figures at the end of the month.

35 Years Ago

The Republican-News

& St. Ignace Enterprise

Thursday, August 16, 1973

The Mackinac Island Snowmobile Club enjoyed their August meeting with a dinner at the Island House Hotel Friday evening.

The Michigan District Court Judges Association 450 will be in convention at Grand Hotel August 17.

Mayor and Mrs. Clemens Gunn had their family home visiting with them for the past two weeks.

15 Years Ago

The St. Ignace News

Thursday, August 12, 1993

One of the attendees of the Michigan Automobile Dealers Convention on Mackinac was Ralph Mahaffie of Shiresmantown, Pennsylvania, a former manager of Grand Hotel under the late W. Stewart Woodfill. At age 93, Mr. Mahaffie was the only World War I veteran present.

Kewadin Shores Casino, near St. Ignace, is planning a multi-million dollar expansion project that will include a marina and lakefront hotel and could be completed within two years.

A 45-year-old Zeeland recreational diver who removed an artifact from the shipwrecked Newell Eddy paid the maximum $500 misdemeanor fine last month following his guilty plea.

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