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Michigan Politics

Competitive Race Looms in Swing 1st District

Michigan’s northernmost congressional district, in its various configurations, long has been a political “see-saw” swing district, dating back to the mid 20th century, when it had such notable congressmen as Democrat Prentiss M. More...


Prevention of Summer Saddle Woes a Necessity for Horsemen

Summer days allow for longer hours in the saddle. But too much of a good thing can also lead to all types of saddle woes. Some people have never heard of the term “gall,” when it comes to horses. The word is an old one. More...


The 92nd Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race was an extremely fast race, with the AretĂ© finishing first Sunday, July 17, at 11:14 a.m. On Sunday night, we experienced a severe storm and the boats had a wild ride. More...

Nature Notes

Black Knot Infects Cherry, Plum Trees

A fungus grows on species of trees in the genus Prunus, that is cherries and plums.  More...

A Look at History

A Forgotten Square of Island History

Old maps of Mackinac Island during the Victorian era show the Island divided and subdivided according to the property lines of the time. What are now Harrisonville, the Annex, Stonecliffe, the West Bluff, and the East Bluff are carefully laid out. More...

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