May 30, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

News

Report: Pipelines Under Straits Should Be Decommissioned

A privately commissioned report includes recommendations from three scientists and engineers who call for the decommissioning of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline that rests under the Straits of Mackinac, citing environmental concerns.  More...

Mackinac Island Emergency Boat Arrives

The City of Mackinac Island emergency boat arrived in the Straits of Mackinac Wednesday, May 27, after traveling across the country from manufacturer Safe Boats International of Bremerton, Washington More...

Mackinaw City ‘Call to Action’ on Line 5 Draws 150 People

The “Pipe Up! Pipe Out! More...

Letters

Town Crier Will Be Island Lifeline

To the Editor:  Because of my age and health issues, I very much regret that our 73 trips to Mackinac Island over the past 50 years have come to an end. More...

Summer Outlook Is Good on Island as Tourist Season Begins

Business on Mackinac Island fared well during Memorial Day weekend and advanced bookings at hotels are up. Members of the business community are cautiously optimistic about the summer ahead, which could benefit from good weather. More...

Memorial Day Service Honors Fallen Soldiers

Historical interpreters (from left) Patrick Monaghan, Evan Chalmers, Trevor Rettell, Andrew Warren, Piotr Buniewicz, and Niall Farley march down the steps just outside of the Post Cemetery. More...

Obituaries

Barbara Ratliff

Barbara Callewaert Ratliff, 33, of Margate, Florida, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015.  She was born November 4, 1981, in Cheboygan.  Mrs. Ratliff was employed as a human resources administrator for Kare Pharmacy.  More...

Dennis Gamble

Graveside services for Dennis Gamble, 57, of St. Ignace, will be Saturday, May 30, at 3 p.m. at Lakeside Cemetery in St. Ignace with Deacon Tom McClelland officiating.   Mr. Gamble passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015, in St. Ignace. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Benishek, Peters Address Vet Affairs Scandal

Michigan is a leader among states with congressional champions addressing the scandal at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals that surfaced a year ago. More...

HORSE TALES

Home on the Range, or in the Barn, Horses Have Their Turf

How territorial are horses? Are they nasty and pick fights? Do horses claim their own “turf,” although they are just here on Mackinac Island for a season? How big or small does their own “home on the range” have to be?  More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

It was a beautiful holiday weekend with lots of people visiting Mackinac Island. The tulips at Grand Hotel are in full bloom in an array of colors. It is an outstanding sight. More...

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