February 10, 2018 RSS feed / Columnists

Michigan Politics

John Engler a Good Choice for MSU Interim President

It has drawn much flak, but the selection of former Republican Governor John Engler as the interim president of Michigan State University to deal with the Dr. Larry Nassar sexual scandal involving USA gymnastics strikes me as a good choice. More...

A Look at History

Coal Dock Icehouse Is Reminder of Fishing Era on Island

On the land end of what Mackinac Islanders call the Coal Dock is a great old wooden storage building. It looks vaguely like a farm building or a shed, but close examination shows that it has very thick walls. More...


Reflections of the 1970 Mackinac Island Horse Show

February is a month where many a person’s thoughts go to summer, returning to the blue and green days on Mackinac Island. This winter has been a very cold one, starting right after Christmas, with a short reprieve in January. More...


We received about eight inches of snow Saturday, February 3, and Mackinac Island looked like a winter wonderland. It’s great for skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. More...

Nature Notes

Surviving the Winter Sometimes Creates Strange Bedfellows

Well, friends, it’s winter. The temperatures have been a bit up and down. At one point, within 48 hours it went from minus-12 degrees Fahrenheit to almost 40 degrees Fahrenheit, a swing of about 50 degrees. More...

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