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News

Proposed Bill Would Allow Schools To Open Before Labor Day

Newly proposed legislation would allow schools to begin before Labor Day as early as the 2017-2018 school year, reversing a Michigan law that has been on the books for the past 12 years.  More...

Career Education Millage Passes on Island With 56%

City Officers Win Unopposed Elections May 2

Mackinac Island voters favored a proposition to launch a high school regional career and technical education program for the Eastern Upper Peninsula by a 59-45 margin, or 56%, in the Tuesday, May 2, election. More...

Sen. Schmidt To Host Office Hours

State Senator Wayne Schmidt will be available to meet with people during office hours Friday, May 26, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Yankee Rebel Tavern on Mackinac Island. No appointment is needed to meet with Sen. Schmidt. More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Lakers in Action on the Greens and the Track

The Mackinac Island Lakers are competing in two sports this spring season, boys and girls golf and track and field.  Girls Golf  More...

Groups Take Meaningful Steps To Resolve Housing Shortage

Mackinac Island community groups and the city’s Housing Committee have sought the assistance of a community developer to guide their efforts and take meaningful steps toward resolving an acute shortage of affordable dwellings for employees of I More...

Dehring Earns Two Top Honors

Mackinac Island’s Sarah Dehring was named Alma College Administrator of the Year, and also National Administrator of the Year by USA Cheer. More...

Obituaries

Marian Petersen

Marian Elizabeth Petersen, 95, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 20, 2017, at her residence at Perry Farm Village in Harbor Springs. She was born July 23, 1921, to Albert Franklin and Otillie Ruppenthal Smith in Spokane, Washington. More...

Jennifer Foster

Jennifer Ann Foster, 40, of St. Ignace, died early Wednesday morning, April 12, 2017, from injuries she sustained in an automobile accident in St. Ignace. She was born October 15, 1976, to William, Sr. and Deborah (nee Andress) Foster in St. Ignace. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Michigan’s Role on Health Care

Michigan had the prime player on Capitol Hill last week as the House rejected the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare, and the state will have key players as the Senate addresses the health care issue that could be a factor in the state’s ne More...

HORSE TALES

across their foreheads, muzzle, and neck, but the term actually originated from the material the halter was made from. These collars were made from the hemp of a hemp plant. They were also known as helters. A hawa was a horse collar.  More...

Nature Notes

Trailing Arbutus May Appear on Island In Spring

Yesterday I took the first ride of the year on my horse, Grey, through our beautiful Mackinac woods. Spring has come early to the forest this year. All the snow is gone, and some of the undergrowth is greening up. More...

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