April 9, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

2 School Leadership Seats on Ballot

Incumbents Ben Mosley and Terry Andress are hoping to retain their seats on the Mackinac Island Public School Board of Education. Mr. Mosley, who serves as board president, and Mrs. More...

News

Mackinac Island Spells Out Regulations in Ferry Ordinance

Mackinac Island has a new Ferryboat Ordinance, franchise application, and a franchise form. The documents were approved unanimously during a special council meeting Wednesday, March 16, with a few changes made to the draft Ferryboat Ordinance. More...

Crunching Through Ice To Open Ferry Season

Arnold Transit began operations for the season Wednesday, March 30, with a 45-minute boat trip that took passengers around the northern side of the Island to St. Ignace to avoid packed ice near Round Island Passage.  More...

New City Budget Reflects Legal Issues, Franchise Revenues

Mackinac Island’s newly adopted budget reflects an increase in its franchise revenue, but not the full amount the city could realize. More...

Obituaries

Eulogy - Calvin Rogers

When word reached Mackinac of the death of Calvin Rogers Sr., at his home in St. More...

Ann Bronfman

Ann Loeb Bronfman, a philanthropist and respected summer resident on Mackinac Island, passed away at age 78 Tuesday night, April 5, 2011, at Sibley Hospital in Washington, D.C. She was surrounded by her five children. More...

Calvin Rogers

Calvin L. Rogers, Sr., 83, of Mackinac Island and St. Ignace, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at home, with his family at his side. More...

Letters

Mackinac Island Proprietor Recalls Unexpected and Mysterious Guest

To the Editor:  More...

Reads Updates on Ferries, Island Residents

To the Editor:  Enclosed is my check for my Town Crier, which I enjoy so much. I have been subscribing for 25 years. I also will be making my 29th annual Labor Day Bridge Walk September 5.  More...

Misses Mackinac Island

To the Editor:  Enclosed is [my check] to renew my yearly subscription to the Mackinac Island Town Crier. I miss the Island, and I miss reading your wonderful paper.  Diane M. Boyce  Haslett   More...

Northern Ferry Gets Franchise; Shepler’s Asked To Comply

Northern Ferry Company, a combined operation of Arnold Transit and Star Line, was granted a two-year franchise Wednesday evening, April 6, and Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry was given until 4 p.m. More...

Voters To Consider City Candidates

Election Is May 3

Election Is May 3   More than 600 voters are registered to cast ballots in the Tuesday, May 3 election, one of the most contested elections in years.  More...

People

Roguska Completes Infantry Training

Former Mackinac Island student U.S. Army Private Jeffrey Roguska completed training at Fort Benning, Georgia, Friday, March 4. In a ceremony Thursday, March 3, Pvt. Roguska received his blue cord, which signifies he is in the infantry. Pvt. More...

Island Remembers Friend, Firefighter Bobby Roach

Bobby Roach was considered a good friend who could be called on to help anyone at any time, and his Mackinac Island friends memorialized him last weekend with events that characterized his life - a hockey game, a barbeque, bonfire, and parade of fire More...

Heather Kalmbach of Mackinac Island Marries Thomas Garofalo September 18

Heather Erwin Kalmbach and Thomas Michael Garofalo were married September 18, 2010, at Georgetown University’s Dahlgren Chapel in Washington, D.C. More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Lakers Win NLL Conference Tournament

The Mackinac Island Lakers’ undefeated 17-0 record posted the regular season Northern Lights League championship and they added to their successful season with a 49-33 win over the Maplewood Baptist Academy Black Bears in the tourney semifinals More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Republican Wave in 2012 Michigan?

In 2010, Republicans picked up two seats in Michigan’s U.S. House delegation, thanks in part to the GOP wave across the state and nation.  More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Spring arrived on Mackinac when the mighty Huron glided into the harbor Wednesday, March 30. She had to go to the north of the Island, owing to the very heavy ice. The St. More...

A Quiz To Test Your Knowledge of Mackinac Island and Horse Trivia

HORSE TA

by Candice C. Dunnigan   More...

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