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Appeal From Shepler’s Freight Dock Spurs Uneasy Council Discussion

A request to have flowers for the annual Grand Garden Show delivered to Mackinac Island outside of Shepler’s city-restricted freight hauling times spurred an uneasy discussion among members of the city council Wednesday, August 17. More...

Council Tables Request Again

The Mackinac Island City Council tabled, again, the request to expand the Shepler’s Dock Wednesday, August 17. The city’s Streets and Sidewalks Committee will further review the applications at an upcoming meeting. More...

Education Races Heat Up Over Bathroom, Straight-ticket Issues

Up until now, the sleepiest races on the Michigan ballot have traditionally been those for the statewide education seats. They include the trustees of the state’s major universities – and a state board of education. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Trump and Clinton Trade Jabs in State

Briefly last week, Michigan was ground zero in the 2016 presidential campaign, as Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton touted jobs and exchanged jabs in separate appearances in metro Detroit. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

This week, Mackinac Island has seen two very interesting tall ships, the Niagara and the Viking ship, Draken Harald Hårfagre. It was great to see them tied up at the Arnold dock. More...

HORSE TALES

Debbie Egan and Windfall Share Horse Knowledge

“When cold and wet, please rub me dry. And do not beat me when I’m shy. Feed twice a week instead of oats, Pair of carrots - twill shine my coat. When hot, don’t give me drink or grain, When icy cold, stand me not in the rain. More...

Friday, August 19 - Sunday, August 21

Festival Celebrates Famous Island Treat

The Mackinac Island Fudge Festival begins Friday, August 19, with sweet treats and family fun ready for visitors and Island residents. More...

People

WEDDING

Dunnigan, Gara Exchange Vows

Kathryn Leigh Dunnigan of Mackinac Island and Naples, Florida, and Joshua Paul Gara of Plainville, Connecticut, were married Saturday, July 9, 2016, at 4:30 in the afternoon at Anne’s Tablet on Mackinac Island. More...

Obituaries

Lesley ‘Joann’ Bagbey

Lesley “Joann” Bagbey, 73, originally of Mackinac Island, died Thursday, August 11, 2016, in Petoskey. She was born July 2, 1943, to Otto “Bud” and Bette (nee O’Brien) Emmons on Mackinac Island. More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Lakers Soccer Team Prepares for Season

Twenty-one students strong, the Mackinac Island Public School varsity soccer team is gearing up for a promising season. More...

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