December 9, 2006 RSS feed / Top News

Police Arrest 32 in Drug Bust

Thirty-two people on Mackinac Island have been arrested on drug-related charges this fall, the result of a threeyear investigation by the Mackinac Island Police Department to uproot drug activities. More...

Snowmobiles mark the way as Santa,

standing high atop the Mackinac Island fire truck, travels down Market Street to the Fire Hall. There he greeted children by handing out candy canes and listening to Christmas wishes Saturday, December 2. More...

News

For the Record...

Responding to a Halloween story on Page One of the October issue, Lois and John Findley, owners of Small Point Cottage on Mackinac Island, said their bed and breakfast is not haunted and never has been, contrary to the article. Mr. More...

New 47-room Hotel Receives 'Ok' From Architecural Review

The proposed three-story, 47-room hotel on Main Street in the Mission area passed through the architectural review process and owner Ira Green received Planning Commission approval for the project in a four to two vote with one commissioner abstaini More...

Kindergarten

Mackinac Island Public School's kindergarten class (Class of 2019): (from left) Nicholas Pokora, Makenna Horricks, Aaron Riggs, and Alexandra Pokora. More...

Sports

Island Ski Trails Ready for Winter

Ray Clark, a member of the Mackinac Island Ski Club and groomer of the Island's crosscountry ski trails, said this winter is the earliest he has been able to groom the trails, owing to a foot of snow that began falling December 1. Mr. More...

Sharp Eye: Three-year-old Morse 1st To Find Buck

Three-year-old Dominic Morse was the successful preschool hunter on opening day of the deer season at Mackinac Island Public School's playground Wednesday, November 15. He was the first in his class to spot this five-point buck at 9:15 a.m. More...

Lakers Gear Toward Basketball, Volleyball Season

Underclassmen will dominate Mackinac Island basketball and volleyball teams this winter, with just one senior on the volleyball squad. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

115 Years Ago The St. Ignace News December 1891 to February 1892 "Tony" Corrigan of Mackinac Island, and well known in St. Ignace, was in St. Ignace the first of the week, shaking hands with his numerous friends. More...

14 Handpicked Draft Horses Serve Island in Cold Months

The clippity-clop of horse hooves has almost fallen silent on the streets of Mackinac Island. As the most frigid months of the year approach, only 14 horses remain on the Island to serve residents and visitors through the winter. More...

Island Becomes Winter Wonderland

Mike Beaudoin maneuvers horses Kitty (left) and Cub around the city's Christmas tree Saturday, December 2. More...

Student Films WWII Movie on Island

Independent film maker Scott Roguska, 17, has just finished editing his latest project, "Dogs of War," a fictional World War II chronicle of elite American paratroopers near the end of the war. Nine Island students joined Mr. More...

Obituaries

Marguerite Sweeney

Detroit Free Press Marguerite Sweeney, a Free Press society columnist and editor, documented significant events. On her wedding day, 55 years ago in Detroit, Marguerite Riley was a vision of loveliness. More...

Harry Griffith

Harry L. Griffith, born January 5, 1935, died peacefully at his winter home in Ann Arbor Friday, December 1. A resident of Mackinac Island since 1989, Mr. More...

Virginia Olson

Virginia H. Olson of Harbor Springs and Denver, Colorado, died October 21, 2006, after a brief illness. She leaves behind a son and his family, Peter and Marta Olson and their daughters, Brita and Kaia, of Mackinac Island and Harbor Springs. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

'Recycle City' - 37 of 38 Senators in Lansing Are Ex-Reps

Coming to the state Capitol in January is yet another game of musical chairs, played to the tune of term limits. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

There's a miracle in Christmas There's stillness in the air And excitement in the shining eyes Of children everywhere. More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Health Benefits of Eating Fish Outweigh Potential Risks

The 1980 publication of studies of Greenland Eskimos and their low rates of coronary heart disease owing to their predominant consumption of fish led to the consideration of fish as healthy food. More...

Letters

New Starbucks Business Beyond 'Modernization'

To the Editor: We read in the last issue of the Town Crier that there are plans to open a Starbucks on Main Street. How unfortunate! What's next? TCBY, KFC, maybe even McDonald's? More...

Starbucks Business May Decrease Property Value

To the Editor: I am very disappointed that a Starbucks was approved by the city council! I truly believe you have decreased our property values by allowing a worldwide chain to invade our tranquil little island. More...

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