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News

39 Years Later, Denise Barnes Recalls Time on Island as Police Officer

Almost 40 years ago, Denise Barnes, then Denise Keena, was a bright-eyed criminal justice graduate from Ferris State University. She was eager to join the police force at a willing community, and found her first job on Mackinac Island. More...

City Receives State Grant for New Generator

The City of Mackinac Island received a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fund the new generator that will power the Community Hall and Police Department buildings in the event of a power outage. More...

Civil War Memorial Receives All Funds Through Donations

The $7,568 needed to build the new Civil War memorial on Mackinac Island has been raised entirely through donations. The city’s Veterans Committee achieved its fundraising goal in mid-September, said committee chair Paul Wandrie.  More...

Sports

Lakers Tie 4-4 With Ojibwe Charter After Storm Shortens Game

The Mackinac Island Lakers soccer team tied 4-4 with the Ojibwe Charter Eagles during a Northern Lights League home matchup Wednesday, October 5. More...

DeTour Raiders Win 14th Mackinac Island Tournament

After a long day of play at the 14th Mackinac Island Volleyball Tournament, the DeTour Raiders came out on top, defeating the Cardinal Mooney Cardinals 25- 21 and 25-21 Saturday, October 1. More...

Island Tournament Draws Teams From Around Michigan

The annual volleyball tournament on Mackinac Island draws interest from schools around Michigan. The trip is a good team building experience for the players, many coaches agreed, as 10 teams convene for a day of volleyball Saturday, October 1.  More...

Island’s Needs Are Many, Citizens Say at Planning Meeting

As part of the ongoing review of the City of Mackinac Island Master Plan, the committee overseeing the update held another community workshop Wednesday, September 28. More...

21 Lakers in Action on Soccer Field This Fall

The Mackinac Island Lakers soccer team is having a strong season, recording nine wins, one tie, and one loss. More...

People

WEDDING

Erbel, Shumway Exchange Vows

Friends and family gathered Saturday, August 27, 2016 to witness the marriage of Carole Alison Erbel and Frank Arbaugh Shumway in a 2 p.m. ceremony at Inn at Stonecliffe. The Reverend Judith A. Grimes of Unity Church in Boyne City officiated.  More...

Obituaries

Dale Gensman

Dale Gensman passed away peacefully Saturday, September 24, 2016, at his home in Rochester Hills, surrounded by his family. He was 86.  He served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1953.  Known as a storyteller, Mr. More...

Katherine McKay

Flags flew at half-staff on Mackinac Island in honor of Katherine Mary (nee Bynoe) McKay, 51, a talented artist, musician, and equestrian, who passed away Tuesday, September 27, at University Hospital in Ann Arbor.  More...

Joseph ‘Mikie’ Gallagher, Jr.

Lifelong Mackinac Island resident Joseph D. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Focus On President and Congress Races

In latest polls for both Detroit dailies and two television stations, Democrat Hillary Clinton leads over Republican Donald Trump in Michigan. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

There is a tinge of fall in the air and the leaves are starting to turn shades of red, gold, yellow, and orange, but they certainly are not at their peak yet. More...

Nature Notes

Nature Photographers Capture Wildlife on the Island

For the past 22 years, I have been writing this column on natural history for the Mackinac Island Town Crier. More...

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