February 11, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Cruise Turns Harrowing for Ledtkes of East Bluff

Aboard the Costa Concordia

When Steve and Kathy Ledtke planned to take a cruise from Civitavecchia, a small port town outside of Rome, Italy, through the Mediterranean Sea to locations like Marseille, France, Barcelona, Spain, and Palermo, Sicily, they didn’t realize wha More...

News

Bernida To Sail Again in Bayview Race

Now Restored, Sloop Won Inaugural Contest in 1925

Al Declercq plans to win the 2012 Bayview Mackinac Race in the event’s most historic boat, Bernida. The 32-foot sailing sloop won the inaugural race in 1925 and repeated the victory in 1927. Mr. More...

Mackinac Island Spends Franchise Funds, Has $82,000 Left

Of the $906,565.48 in ferry franchise fees collected, $82,565 is all that remains, after the City of Mackinac Island allocated money to repave roads, purchase new street garbage cans, and pay for flower baskets that will hang off of street lamps. More...

Waterway Will Remain Closed, Coast Guard Says

With the Coast Guard having closed the waterway between Mackinac Island and St. More...

Obituaries

Elmer ‘Bud’ Bradley

Elmer A. “Bud” Bradley, 79, of Sault Ste. Marie, formerly of Mackinac Island, died Sunday morning, January 1, 2012, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie.  Mr. More...

Kathryn ‘Kate’ McVeigh

Kathryn Adair "Kate" McVeigh, former resident of Mackinac Island, passed away Friday, January 6, 2012, at her home in Palm Springs, California.  She was born 1931, in Brighton, Colorado, and moved to Michigan as a teenager.  More...

Roger ‘Bill’ Terwilliger

Roger William “Bill” Terwilliger, 93, a former Mackinac Island summer resident, passed away peacefully at home January 26, 2012.  He was born March 30, 1918, in Rock County, Wisconsin, to Fay Leon Terwilliger and Stella Beggs Terwill More...

Letters

City Must Be Sure Franchise Fee Is Not Excessive

To the Editor:  Having read the article about the windfall Mackinac Island has received in ferry franchise revenue (The St. Ignace News, February 2, 2012), I feel compelled to share my point of view.  More...

Different Rules for Business Monopolies?

To the Editor:  More...

Sad To See McNally Cottage Taken Down

To the Editor:  My wife, Janis, and I, as well as our family, have been regular visitors to Mackinac Island for nearly 50 years, enjoying and appreciating the wonderful history of the Island.  We are very sad to see that the historic McNall More...

City Incentives May Reward Restoration

A workshop regarding new Mackinac Island design guidelines for downtown development Monday, February 6, sparked discussion on how to encourage local business owners to join in on changing the downtown area into a historic district. More...

New Authority Could Oversee Transportation

Acknowledging that making all boat lines operate in the winter is prohibitively costly for the companies, the City of Mackinac Island’s Transportation Committee will now look into forming a transportation authority that would have sole responsi More...

People

New Council Director Andrejka Hirschegger Wants Arts for All

Andrejka Hirschegger, the new executive director of the Mackinac Arts Council, with a background in dance, film, photography, and art gallery management, wants to expose the community to more forms of artistic expression and encourage diverse involve More...

Caralyn and Peter Postula United in Marriage

Caralyn BeDour of Cedarville and Peter Postula, Jr. More...

Quinn Bowes

Matthew and Nicole Bowes announce the birth of their daughter, Quinn Katie Bowes. More...

Sports

On The Court: Girls Claim Victory Over Parents

The Mackinac Island girls varsity basketball team faced off with parents and other adults from Mackinac Island Sunday, January 22. More...

Lakers Sweep Boys Games; Girls Split In Battle of Islands

The Mackinac Island Lakers boys swept two games and the girls split their games during a Northern Lights League contest at Beaver Island Friday, February 3, and Saturday, February 4.  In the battle of the only two Michigan island high schools, t More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Granholm Embarks on TV Show Biz

Over the last half-century, most Michigan governors upon leaving office have gone into or sought another form of public service. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Happy Valentine’s Day to all the readers of the Mackinac Island Town Crier and The St. Ignace News.  More...

A Look at History

U.S. Coast Guard Is Longtime Friend of Mackinac Island

U.S. Coast Guard   “The Huron was in the ice,” my father told me. “The Coast Guard had to come out (from St. Ignace) and free it up.”  More...

Click here for digital edition
2012-02-11 digital edition