April 12, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Park Land Leased for Community Stable

For the next 20 years, Mackinac Horsemen's Association will lease land from the Mackinac Island State Park Commission for a 20-horse stable and riding ring. Rent will be $1 a year. More...

News

Yacht Race Essay Contest Underway

An essay contest is open to everyone who has sailed in Chicago Yacht Club's 333-mile Race to Mackinac. More...

Renovations Are Nearly Complete at Mackinac Island Airport Terminal

For the more than 14,500 passengers who climb in and out of planes at the Mackinac Island Airport each year, working their way through the terminal's bottlenecked entry will now be a thing of the past. More...

Mustang Lounge Receives New Look, but Keeps 'Feel' of Old Bar

The bar that Mackinac Islanders call their own, the Mustang Lounge, is under new ownership for the first time in nearly four decades. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

No News Is Not Good News

"Thank God for newspapers." - Columnist William Powers, National Journal magazine Thanks, indeed, across the land - from New York, from Detroit, from northern Michigan. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Spring is the season of awakening on Mackinac, when everything becomes alive following an old-fashioned winter that brought loads of snow and frigid temperatures. The Island was so beautiful, resembling a winter wonderland. More...

Nature Notes

Deer and Crossbills Make Interesting Sightings on the Island

As I write this column, it's still winter, although according to the calendar, it should be spring. It's still the quiet time of the year here; however, there is a feeling of expectation in the air. More...

Park Commission Acquires Unbuildable Lots Near Airport

Two lots at the end of the Mackinac Island Airport, condemned in 2006 over airport safety issues, have been purchased by the Mackinac Island State Park Commission, and a third lot should be purchased by early summer. More...

Dr. Weersing To Leave Medical Center

Island physician Don Weersing has taken a position at Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace, beginning April 23, and Dr. Karen Miljour of Powers will replace him at the Mackinac Island Medical Center. Dr. More...

Obituaries

Richard Frank

One of the early historic preservation architects who helped define the Straits of Mackinac for millions of tourists died January 28, 2008, at the age of 77 in Detroit. More...

Louina 'Aunt Lou' Riley

There are those whose lives remind us of the sunset's warming glow. They leave a touch of glory lingering after when they go. More...

Mary 'Jeanne' Grant

Mary "Jeanne" Grant of Hillside, New York, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2008, at her home with her family. She was born in Cross Village December 10, 1924, to Dorman and Melvina (nee Marshall) Wilson. More...

Sports

Lakers Boys Fall to Panthers in Class D District Tourney

Mackinac Island fell to Pickford 67-60 in the Class D district semifinals held on the Panthers home court Monday, February 25. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

115 Years Ago The St. Ignace News Saturday, April 8, 1893 Reported that a man was seen to disappear through the ice between here and the Island Wednesday. More...

Letters

Loretta Dennany Served as Role Model for Youth

To the Editor: Many thanks for the lovely and very well written article on my mother, Loretta Murray Dennany, in Town Crier's most recent issue (February 9 to April 11, 2008). More...

Looking for an Island Pen Pal

To the Editor: I was on a tour from Senior Tours Canada to your beautiful island October 4 and 5, 2007. We all (44 of us) had a most delightful time. More...

Enjoyed Town Crier's Article About 'Dirty Jobs' Show

To the Editor: I just wanted to send a short note about your article on Dirty Jobs. I enjoyed the article and can't wait to visit your community one day to take in the unique history that is Mackinac Island. More...

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