An eagle rescued on Beaver Island, MI several months ago was released Saturday, April 18th.
Wings of Wonder in Empire, MI nurtured the injured bird back to health and brought the assumed “him” to Welke Airport for release.
Paul and Angel Welke were kind enough to assist and to sponsor the flight for Rebecca and...
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday she likely will extend her stay-at-home order beyond April 30 even if she relaxes restrictions to reopen parts of the economy.
She said she was hoping to talk more Friday about loosening the rules for businesses that have closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. She said there likely will be...
Beaver Island, Michigan
Bill Markey gave a star-studded Dark Sky presentation at the Beaver Island Community Center in conjunction with the Warblers on the Water Festival this year.
About 40 star-gazers attended the...
A special dedication from the Welke family, and Frank D’Andraia, placing the Bob Welke Adopt-A-Road signs on Kings Highway.
Robert Welke played a key role in bringing the Adopt-A-Highway program to Michigan.
Bob’s family gathered at King’s Highway to pose with Frank D’Andraia. Frank, a dedicated litter patrolman initiated the process of bringing the program to Beaver Island with help of Bobbi Welke and her family.
February 29th, 2020. Beaver Island
It’s not unusual to see bald eagles in Beaver Island harbors. It’s not unusual to see Becca Foli or Andrew Alvesteffer out taking photographs.
What was unique about this morning was a bald eagle flying directly at Andrew! When Becca joined him, the eagle had landed nearby and wasn’t moving.
Becca said, “Andrew went to sunrise at Gull Harbor and spotted this injured eagle on the ice. He had crawled into...
Beaver Island is a place of pristine wilderness and lakeshore, infused with freshwater lakes and breathtaking views from dunes and bluffs and roadsides.
Beaver Island is solitude, peace, silence filled only with sounds of nature’s abundance on wings of eagles and swans, in the call of peepers, crickets, nightjars and loons.
Beaver Island is a hallowed, quiet land where one walks among ancient forests, sentinel cedars, pines and ironwood trees with gnarled and...
While we're home, we can all take a moment and do our part to complete this year's census. It's available online. The census means our communities have access to more resources in the future and every person counts!
Go to 2020Census.gov to fill out the census today.
Business Resource Guide
There is a growing list of resources that are available to...
As Michigan copes with the coronavirus crisis, I wanted to let you know about resources that may help you and your family.
On March 27, the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act was signed into law. It provides a major infusion of health care resources, continued income for families, and economic stability for workers and businesses. This bill provides critical funding for...
Here are the Beaver Island Islander's Athletes that made All-Conference in the Northern Lights League for the 2019-2020 Basketball Season!
John Robert-1st Team Elisha Richards- Honorable Mention
Quintan DeLaat- Honorable Mention
Elsie Burton-2nd Team
Skylar Marsh- 2nd team