April 10, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Fees Hiked for Bikes, Racers

Bicycle rental businesses on Mackinac Island now will pay $30 per bike to use the state park and organized races in the park will be assessed $5 per runner under a revised fee structure adopted by the Mackinac Island State Park Commission Friday, Ma More...

Historic Wooden Sloop Bernida Will Sail This Summer

Inside the white painted wooden warehouse on the Coal Dock is a new, 50-foot, custommade sailing mast. More...

Two Race for School Board Seat

One vacant seat on the Mackinac Island school board pits a community volunteer and Grand Hotel Human Resource Director Jennifer Bloswick against Island business owner and parent Jack Armstrong. More...

Bond Package To Be Put in Place To Fund Historic Exhibits, Expansion

New exhibits at Fort Mackinac, expansion at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, reconstruction work at Colonial Michilimackinac, and other Mackinac State Historic Parks projects will be funded by a new $2.4 million revenue bond package that should b More...

Is Island House Caller a Gentleman Ghost? Paranormal Team Says Yes

"They've got some sort of paranormal activity going on in the hotel." – Daniel Mackin, investigator

Charlie the gentleman ghost was back at the Island House hotel last fall, staying long enough to wander through a fourth floor guest room and have his picture taken. More...

Mussers’ Sadie Is Top Dog

Win Takes Scottie on Celebrity Tour

With her shiny coat skirting the ground, Sadie, the prize-winning Scottish terrier, took a victory swing around New York City the morning after Judge Elliott Weiss declared her Best in Show at the 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Tuesday, Febr More...

DeHarts Mark 45th Wedding Anniversary

In late September 2000, Harold and Elizabeth DeHart set sail in their 45-foot Bayliner for a new life in retirement after 34 years of teaching for her and 17 years of charter boat work, 11 on Mackinac Island, for him.   More...

Dunnigan Earns Academic Honors at Lake Forest College

James Dunnigan, of Grass Lake and Mackinac Island, was named to the dean's list for the fall 2009 semester at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois. Mr. Dunnigan, a sophomore, is studying history and anthropology. More...

Lewd Business Hearing Will Be April 13

A new Sexually Oriented Business ordinance, which defines and regulates lewd businesses, will be discussed at a public hearing before the Mackinac Island Planning Commission at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13. More...

Dinner To Benefit Mark Gallagher Scholarship Fund Raises $1,797 for Island Students

The ninth annual Mark Gallagher Dinner Thursday, February 18, raised $1,797 for the Mark Gallagher Schoarship Fund, established in honor of the personable young law enforcement student after he died of cancer. More...

Obituaries

John ‘Jock’ Croghan

John “Jock” Harris Croghan of Louisa, Virginia, passed away at his home February 17, 2010, at the age of 61. He was under hospice and family care during his lengthy illness.   Mr. More...

L. Geraldine Wellington

L. Geraldine Wellington, 71, of Mackinac Island, died Monday, March 22, 2010, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care in St. Ignace.   She was born August 19, 1938, on Mackinac Island to Gerald and Rita (nee Perrault) Wessel. More...

Cheryl DeWitt Horn

Cheryl DeWitt Horn, 60, of Grand Rapids, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago with her family at her side. More...

Columnists

Voters Slow To Warm to Heating Races

With just four months before the parties pick their nominees, some lively races are developing for governor, Congress, and the Legislature. But voter interest has been slow to develop. Is that because of lackluster candidates? More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Easter Sunday was a beautiful Mackinac day, with mild temperatures, blue skies, and calm winds. Father Rey Garcia and Deacon Dean Hermann officiated at the 11 a.m. Mass at Ste. Anne’s. More...

Medical, Surgical Advances Can Help Those With Heart Failure

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Every year, more than half a million Americans are told by their doctors that they have, or that they are in, “heart failure.” This sounds ominous, and raises serious concerns that the heart may quit working any minute. Not true.  More...

May 4 Election Results - Free Access

 Mackinac Island City Council (2 seats)       Daniel Wightman - 232       Sam Barnwell - 170       Armand Horn - 148     Mackinac Island School Board (1 seat)  More...

City Pares Costs in Face of Revenue Shortfall

Before the ink had dried on the resolution adopting this year's city budget, Mackinac Island City Council members began bracing for the even greater shortfall in tax revenue forecasted for the coming 12 months by city assessor Joe Stakoe.   More...

Cyclist Shares Experiences of 3,447 Miles

Leeper Says Kind People Helped Overcome Challenges

This week, Tim Leeper returned a beautiful coin-shaped stone to Windermere Beach on Mackinac Island. More...

Jamaica Could Be Model for Mackinac in ‘Going Green,’ Professor Says

"Going green" is good for business and for sustaining tourism, which is exactly what happened in Jamaica about 10 years ago when the master planning process revealed an island in trouble. More...

City Faced With More Costs at Rowe Condominium It Wants To Sell

About $36,000 in additional landscaping charges at Rowe Condominiums will cost the city about $6,107.55 more than expected for its share of the project. The city owns one of the six units in the complex. More...

Five City Seats Uncontested

Incumbents for the positions of mayor, clerk, treasurer, assessor, and city supervisor will be uncontested in the Tuesday, May 4, election.   Margaret Doud has served the Island as mayor since first winning election April 7, 1975. More...

Wedding

Patrick Jones, Nicole Morgan

Patrick Jones and Nicole Morgan were united in marriage October 3, 2009, at the Quantico Memorial Chapel in Quantico, Virginia. The ceremony was officiated by Father James Williams, former pastor of Ste. More...

Voters To Select Two City Councilmen From Candidates Horn, Wightman, Barnwell

Three candidates will vie for two seats on the Mackinac Island City Council in the city election Tuesday, May 4. Armand “Smi” Horn and Dan Wightman are seeking reelection and are challenged by Sam Barnwell. More...

Births

Evan Porter     Will and Steffanie Porter of Northville announce the birth of their son, Evan Joseph Porter, born Thursday, March 4, 2010, at St. John Providence Park Hospital in Novi. More...

Shunk Competes in Regional Spelling Bee in St. Ignace

Seventh grade student Kyle Shunk represented Mackinac Island Public School in the EUP Regional Spelling Bee Tuesday, March 2, at St. Ignace Middle School. Mr. More...

Island Council OKs Ferry Franchise Ordinance

A new ordinance governing ferry boats adopted Wednesday, March 24, by the City of Mackinac Island paves the way to a one-year agreement with Arnold Transit, Star Line, and Shepler's.   More...

Win-Some Women Retreats Planned on Island in May

Registration is underway for the 2010 Win-Some Women Spring Retreat at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. There are three sessions available. The first takes place Tuesday, May 18, and Wednesday, May 19. More...

Work To Begin To Take Out Websters’ House Foundation

Work is scheduled to begin Monday, April 19, to remove a portion of foundation wall that protrudes above the ground on the property of Len and Sue Webster in the Annex. Mrs. More...

Sports

Six Lakers Named to All-area Hoops Team

Six Mackinac Island Lakers hoops players were named to The St. Ignace News All-Area Basketball Team announced Wednesday, April 7.   More...

Leonard Thomas Is New Track Coach

Leonard Thomas of St. Ignace is the new Mackinac Island Public School co-ed track coach. He replaces Nikki Charbonneau, who resigned this year.   More...

Opinions

Would Like To Learn More About Goals of Developer

To the Editor: We have been following the articles and letters to the editor regarding the development of the McNally Cottage property by Mr. Ira Green.   Who is Ira Green?   More...

Pound for Pound, Local Paper Among the Best

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Longtime Subscriber Says ‘Jeannette Doud Is Great’

To the Editor: Enclosed is my check for my Town Crier. I think I have been subscribing for about 25- plus years. I love my Town Crier, and Jeannette Doud is great. I love her column and all the rest of the paper. More...

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