June 20, 2009 RSS feed / Columnists

Michigan Politics

National Spotlight on Stupak and Upper Peninsula

U.S. Representative Bart Stupak (D-Menominee) gave the presidents of General Motors and Chrysler a welldeserved earful on what their abrupt dumping of nearly 2,000 dealerships is doing to rural America. More...

A Look at History

Supreme Court Justice Was Summer Resident on Mackinac Island

Our federal Supreme Court is in the news in 2009; a longtime justice is stepping down and a confirmation debate is shaping up on his successor. The news accounts remind us of how important our Supreme Court is to the everyday lives of Americans. More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Better Technology May Be Reason for Rise in Brain Tumor Diagnosis

The diagnosis of a brain tumor in an individual remains enigmatic, and is often unexpected. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather was beautiful and the lilacs were blooming as the 60th Annual Lilac Parade Sunday, June 14, was led down Main Street by Island-born natives Don Andress and his brother, Carl Andress, on two prancing horses. More...

Different Horse Bits Are Designed for Various Purposes

Whether riding or driving a horse, it's important to remember that the bits you're using will act either on the tongue, cheeks, or part of the horse's mouth. This area of use is called a bar, and the bar is the barren spot on a horse's jawbone. More...

Nature Notes

Lady Slippers, Star Flowers Are Found in Late Spring, Early Summer

This is the time of year when spring flowers are beginning to give way to the summer blooms and the trees have all their leaves. The hepatica or liverleaf flowers have been gone for three weeks. More...

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