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News

New Superintendent Lohff Sees Opportunity for Hands-on Education

Robert Lohff returns to Mackinac Island with a commitment to give each student the opportunity to excel in school.  “I want to try to reach every kid,” he says, and the district’s small size, 68 students in K-12, means he and t More...

With Cap Reached for H2B Workers, Straits Area May Feel Impact

With a federal cap on temporary foreign workers reached early this year, some local tourist businesses are evaluating whether they will have to open later, reduce services, or change the way they operate. More...

St. Ignace Will Host Job Fair April 11

The St. Ignace Job Fair will take place Tuesday, April 11, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Little Bear East Arena and Conference Center at 275 Marquette Street in St. Ignace.  More...

Obituaries

Barbara Trainor-Hoyt

Barbara Jean Trainor-Hoyt, 66, of St. Ignace, worked for a few summers at Fort Mackinac at Mackinac Island, and also worked at Glen’s Markets in St. Ignace, and in managerial positions in local restaurants. Mrs. More...

Rose Kerr

St. Ignace resident Rose Mary Kerr passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Hospice of the EUP in Sault Ste. Marie, with her three children present. More...

Allan King

Allan E. King, 69, of Mackinac Island, passed away peacefully at home Sunday afternoon, April 2, 2017, after a three-year illness with cancer.  He was born December 27, 1947, to Ernest and Lillian (nee Soucy) King in Lewiston, Maine.  More...

Letters

Columns Bring Something Special To the Town Crier

To the Editor:   Mackinac Island and the Town Crier are my favorite place and newspaper.  Margaret Doud is doing a fine job of filling in for her late mother, Jeannette Doud, by providing the “News About People on Mackinac Island.&rdq More...

Credit for Creating Museum Veterans Room Goes to Paul Wandrie

To the Editor:   More...

Request on May Ballot Would Bring New Opportunities to Island Students

Island Superintendent Among Those Advocating CTE Millage

Tuesday, May 2, a districtwide millage for Career and Technical Education will be on the ballot on Mackinac Island and on ballots for voters across Mackinac, Luce, and Chippewa counties, as well as Seney Township in Schoolcraft County. More...

Bradley Recalls MSHP Career of Four Decades

Mackinac Island Airport Assistant Manager Dennis A. Bradley will be retiring from his position in April. More...

People

Rod Nelson Receives 2017 Rural Leadership Award

St. Ignace hospital administrator Rod Nelson has received the 2017 Rural Leadership award from the American Hospital Association for his work to coordinate medical services in Mackinac County and construction of the new medical center at St. More...

Armand and Sara Horn Welcome Baby Girl; Purchase St. Ignace Motel

Armand and Sara Horn of St. Ignace welcomed a baby girl, Dessa Alice Horn, born Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignace. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length. More...

BIRTH

Willem van der Woerd

Becky and Jan van der Woerd XIV of East Grand Rapids announce the birth of their fourth child, Willem Geren van der Woerd, born Sunday, February 12, 2017. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Great Lakes Issues Loom Large

President Donald Trump vows to “Make America Great Again.” But I ask from the shore of Lake Michigan: what’s his vow about the Great Lakes, where he proposes to drastically cut federal funding?  More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

March went out like a lamb, and Saturday, April 1, and Sunday, April 2, were just beautiful with calm winds, blue skies, and warm temperatures. People were riding around the Island, walking in the woods, and enjoying spring on Mackinac Island. More...

HORSE TALES

Horses in the Middle of the Atlantic

There are wonderful and varied horses in the Azores. The Azores are an archipelago of nine volcanic islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. More...

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