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News

1st Distric Pols Fight for Conservative Label

Michigan Politics

As they engaged in a hot GOP primary that ended in a near dead heat, winner Dr. Dan Benishek of Crystal Falls, and Senator Jason Allan of Alanson, who decided not to seek a recount of his 15-vote loss, dominated media coverage.   More...

Island School Will Collect 7.1 Mills; Holstrom Hired as Aide

Mackinac Island Public School's millage rate was set at 7.1 mills, a paraprofessional aide was hired, and a drivers education class was discussed at the school board meeting Thursday, August 19. More...

Noise From Party Tent Prompts City, Inn Meeting

Music coming from a seasonal tent at the Inn at Stonecliffe has become louder since the outdoor structure was approved by the Planning Commission in 2006, say neighbors, and now the Street Committee wants to meet with the property's general manager, More...

Sports

Regatta Is Open to All Sailboats

Yacht racing season on Mackinac Island comes to a close when sails are hoisted for the 16th annual Horn's Bar Labor Day Regatta Sunday, September 5. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, August 25, Jean Allen placed first, Barbara Toms placed second, and Audrey Gallery placed third.   More...

Letters

Ferry Monopoly Would Hurt Island, Others

To the Editor: I have heard that Mackinac Island is planning to expand their franchise prerogatives to allow only one ferry line service to the Island. Granting a monopoly on service to the Island is a major error because:   1. More...

Island a Favorite Place to Visit

To the Editor: Please find enclosed our renewal for the Town Crier. We enjoy keeping up with events and news on Mackinac Island, one of our favorite places to visit.   Roger and Paula   Schermerhorn Ligonier, Indiana   More...

Historic Survey Bids Come in – Twice as High as Estimates

Bids received for a downtown buildings survey are more than twice the amount the city had budgeted for the project, causing city and preservation officials to scramble for more funds.   More...

City Weighs UTP Property Purchase

Questions Raised About Street Peddling

Mackinac Island is negotiating with Union Terminal Piers to purchase property in St. Ignace, Mackinaw City, and on Mackinac Island. More...

Auction Aids Medical Center

The Mackinac Island Medical Center Auction will be Sunday, August 29, at Grand Hotel. The benefit and silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the live auction will begin at 7:30 p.m. More...

People

Porter, Novakoski

Katherine St. Clair Porter and Matthew Thomas Novakoski were united in marriage Sunday, August 1, 2010, at Ste. Anne’s Church on Mackinac Island with Father Jim Williams officiating. More...

Sighting of Royal Yacht Brought Couple Together

Cranes Met on Mackinac Island, Mark 50th Wedding Anniversary

This year marks the 50th wedding anniversary of Ed and Cheryl ("Star" Clark) Crane, now residents of southern California, but former Mackinac Island summer residents from the time they were youngsters. Mr. More...

Br. Jim Boynton Returns To Call Square Dance on Island; Shares Haiti Experience

Brother Jim Boynton, SJ was away from his missionary work in Haiti for a few days for a home visit and spent the night of Friday, August 20, on Mackinac Island, where he called a square dance at Ste. Anne's Catholic Church. More...

Columnists

Gallstones Are a Common Cause of Upper Abdominal Pain

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

The gallbladder is a small, globular sac located on the undersurface of the right lobe of the liver in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen. More...

Gentle Giant Bud Is One of Mackinac’s Best Horses

There is a gentle giant of a horse who lives on Mahoney Avenue and has been working at Jack's Livery for the past five years. When it comes to horses that make you smile, topping the list has to be Bud, one of Mackinac's best. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Thursday, August 19, parts of Mackinac County experienced some severe thunderstorms with strong winds and hail. The Island was fortunate and only had some rain. The weekend cleared and the weather was very nice. More...

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