December 12, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Mayor Appoints Committee for Historic Landmark Work

As one of the first steps in preserving and improving Mackinac Island's National Historic Landmark status, Mayor Margaret Doud appointed two committees that will work to create guidelines for city planners, developers, and historic structure owners More...

Island Will Be on HGTV

Mackinac Island's annual Christmas Bazaar and Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be part of a television special on the cable television HGTV show called "Top 10 Christmas Towns" this December. More...

Island Airport Public Hearing To Be Dec. 18

Runway repairs will be among items reviewed at a public hearing Thursday, December 18, at the Mackinac Island Airport. The 1 p.m. More...

Mackinac Island Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade Classes

Kindergarten: (front) Xaviar Mosley; (middle, from left) John Andress, Macade Ferguson, Ella Cowell, Harrison Myers; (back) Brooke Dziobak, Ava Sehoyan, Dominic Morse, and Leon Sehoyan. More...

'Deconstruction' Deadline of Home Moved to Spring

By Ryan Schlehuber

An order to remove a house foundation in Hubbard's Annex on Mackinac Island has been extended to May 31, 2009, by 11th Circuit Court Judge William Carmody. More...

Meet This Year's Sixth and Seventh Grade Classes

At right: Sixth Grade: (Front, from left) Mackenzie Bean, Kyra Kolatski, Dana Roguska, Meadow Greenlee; (back) Kyle Shunk, Jeremy Hepker, and Jacob Chambers. More...

Island Eighth and Ninth Grade Classes

Eighth Grade: (front, from left) Zhan'e Nash, Hailey Bean, Onaca Bennett; (back) Leo Horn, Dillon Deloof, and Collin Armstrong. More...

James Murray Is Elected to MAMA, MML Board

James Murray, a partner with Plunkett Cooney law firm since 1998, was elected to the board of directors of the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (MAMA) and to the board of the Michigan Municipal League Legal Defense Fund Friday, November More...

Introducing This Year's Sophomore Class

Sophomores: (Front, from left) Ashley Gough, Morgan Brodeur-Bunker; (back) Andrew Chambers, Maggie Chambers, and Marie Bunker. More...

Junior Class and High School Teachers

Juniors: (at left) Jeff Roguska, Tymon Horn, Paul Fisher, Thomas Rilenge, Holly Leedke, and Shelbie Mosley. More...

Katie Brown Partners With Meijer Stores

Katie Brown, author, syndicated columnist, and host of "Katie Brown Workshop" on public television, has formed a new partnership with Grand Rapids-based retailer Meijer to serve as the company's "Home Solutions Advisor." She is the daughter of Pau More...

Council To Settle on Percentage Cap for Ownership of Bike Licenses

A new cap, based on percentage of licenses owned, may soon be in place for bicycle rental operators on Mackinac Island to prevent a monopoly. More...

Ty, Ling Horn Family Are Reunited

Relatives and siblings of the late Ty and Ling Horn of Mackinac Island reunited October 18, for the first time in 13 years. The group enjoyed a dinner together at the home of Candice Smith's. More...

Island Employees To Reunite

Brad Conkey of Sylvan Lake is organizing an employee reunion for all who have worked on Mackinac Island. The weekend gala will be August 28 to 30. He is posted on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/ group.php?gid=3826750974. More...

Island Businesses Raise $75,000 To Partner With State Tourism Web Site

Mackinac Island is pledging continued partnership with Michigan.org, a state-operated tourism Web site, that plans to put more emphasis on regional marketing and attract more outof state visitors to the area this winter. More...

Tree Sale Benefits 4-H Club

Christmas trees are now on sale at Chambers Riding Stables on Mackinac Island. A variety of trees from five feet tall to eight feet tall are available now and until they are sold out. Trees include blue spruce, white pine, Fraser fir, and balsam. More...

Former Hotel Worker Donates Jacket

Ben Thomas, of Tecumseh, holds a late 1960s bellhop uniform jacket he wore while employed at Grand Hotel years ago. He also worked at Windermere Hotel. Mr. More...

Obituaries

Mary McGreevy

Mary Catherine McGreevy, 82, of Manistee, formerly of Mackinac Island, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2008, at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility. More...

Seth Tamlyn

Seth Tamlyn, 19, of St. Ignace, died Tuesday evening, October 28, 2008, at a friend's apartment in Moran Township, as a result of a gunshot wound. He was born December 19, 1988, in Cheboygan to Steven and JoAnne (nee Kompsi) Tamlyn. More...

Dorothy Sharer

Dorothy Sharer, a summer resident on Mackinac Island since 1965, died Saturday, November 29, 2008. She was 93, and a resident of Bloomfield Hills. She was born in Ann Arbor January 28, 1915, to Leslie A. More...

Letters

Historic District Is a Good Thing

To the Editor: As several-times-a-year visitors to the Island, we were pleased to read about Island support for improving the Island's National Historic Landmark status. More...

Appalled at Obnoxious Behavior in Marquette Park

To the Editor: My wife and I just completed our much-anticipated vacation on beautiful Mackinac Island. We were there September 12 through September 20. More...

Good News for Taxpayers

To the Editor: In these tough economic times, with the uncertain and declining global economy, along with the Michigan economy spiraling downward, I would like to share a bit of good news to the taxpayers of Mackinac Island. More...

Green Purchases McNally Cottage, Redesigning Bike Rental

Ira Green and a small group of partners organized as McNally Development, LLC purchased the historic Mc- Nally Cottage Thursday, December 4. Included are two undeveloped waterfront lots across from it on Main Street. Mr. More...

Soldier Gets 150 Lbs. of Island's Famous Treat

When Mackinac Island summer resident Anne Murray decided to send treats to her brother, Michael Beauchamp, who is serving with the U.S. More...

Meet This Year's Mackinac Island Preschool Class

Preschool: (Front, from left) Clara Chambers, Matthew Cowell, Christopher Dale, Teagan Ferguson, Wyatt Morse, Mabel Styburski; (middle) preschool aide Dave Stamy, Luna Stamy, Jack Kaminen, Tristan Greenlee, More...

Kate Levy Hired To Be Mackinac Island School's New Art Teacher

Kate Levy, the new art teacher at Mackinac Island Public School, is originally from Birmingham and her parents, David and Ann Levy, own a cottage on the East Bluff. This is her first winter here. More...

Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grades at Mackinac Island School

Third Grade: (from front, left) Grace Roguska, Cheyla Shunk, Sadie Johnson, and Nicholas Davis. More...

For the Record

Inaccuracies were included in the article "4-H Program To Fill Void of Disbanded Girl Scouts Troop," published in the October 11 to December 12 issue of Mackinac Island Town Crier. More...

Woman 'Attacked' by 10-pt. Buck

A rumor that a Mackinac Island resident was attacked by a 10-point buck Sunday, November 16, the first weekend of Michigan's firearm deer season, was denied by the victim, who noted it wasn't really an attack. More...

Island's Annual Winter Fest Is Set for February 7 and 8

The 32nd annual Mackinac Island Winter Festival will be Saturday, February 7, with outdoor festivities at Great Turtle Park, and Sunday, February 8, where the events will continue at Mackinac Island Public School. More...

Mackinac Island School Staff

Staff members of Mackinac Island Public School include (from left) secretary Barb Fisher, maintenance supervisor Michael Bradley, and head cook Donna Killips. Mr. More...

Piper Ryan Named Homecoming Queen

Piper Ryan, a former student of Mackinac Island Public School, was crowned homecoming queen this fall at Atlantic High School in Daytona Beach, Florida. More...

Group Lists Hubbard's Annex Contributing Structures

A list of more than 70 items, photographs of structures and landmarks that were targeted as contributing to the history of Hubbard's Annex near the West Bluff, was officially accepted by the Mackinac Island City Council at its meeting Wednesday, No More...

Meet This Year's Senior Class, Superintendent, and Teachers

Bringing it back to the beginning: Of the 10 seniors at Mackinac Island Public School, nine of them began their elementary education in what is now the preschool room. More...

McNally Waterfront Lot Is Approved for Grading

A request for temporary use of motor vehicles to grade a vacant lot for bicycle rental was approved by Mackinac Island City Council at a brief meeting Wednesday, December 3. More...

Some Straits Employers Among Those Hit With State's 'Solvency Tax'

Local business owners are among about 40,000 employers in the state who learned in early November that they must pay a solvency tax, triggered this year because the state had to borrow federal funds to make its payments to a rising tide of unemploy More...

Act Makes Way for Hospital Project

Legislation approved by the U.S. Senate finally clears the way for the transfer of land by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians to the new hospital being built in St. Ignace. More...

Sara Yoder and Mira Win Prize

Local equestrian Sara Bailey Yoder at the competitive horse arena with her registered Haflinger, Medina's Miracle or "Mira," as part of the recent Great Lakes Haflinger competition Friday, October 10, More...

Trio of Friends Pull Double Duty on Island Teams

Seeing Michi Mullings, Morgan Brodeur-Bunker, or Kate Dupre wearing two different team uniforms during the day was a common sight during game days for Mackinac Island's co-ed soccer and girls volleyball teams this year. More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Hoopsters Sweep Paradise in Season Opener

Mackinac Island Lakers boys and girls basketball teams swept the Paradise Rockets in a Northern Lights League (NLL) season-opening weekend series Friday, December 5, and Saturday, December 6. More...

Lakers Repeat as Northern Lights League Soccer Champions

The Mackinac Island Lakers soccer team closed out its second consecutive 14-1 overall record after capturing the Northern Lights League (NLL) championship with two victories in the conference tournament Saturday, October 18. More...

Cousins Clash in Saints-Lakers Match-up

Second cousins Joey Czapek of Maple City Glen Lake (No. 32) and Grant Simmons III of St. Ignace played against each other when their respective football teams competed in Maple City Saturday, October 18, with the St. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Dems Gains on Local Boards

Post-election headlines were on resounding Democratic victories on the presidential, congressional, and Michigan House ballots, as well as surprise ouster of Republican Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Cliff Taylor and a sweep of state educatio More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The Snow! The Snow! The beautiful snow has fallen from the heavens above, blanketing Mackinac and turning it into a winter wonderland. More...

A Look at History

'American Board' Sets Out To Build Schools and Churches

By now, we've all heard of Barack Obama of Chicago. More...

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