May 26, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Bikes, Freight Asked To Keep Streets Clear

Concerns over downtown traffic congestion dominated the most recent meeting of the Streets and Sidewalks Committee Tuesday, May 22, and, in response, the committee recommended that Mackinac Island City Council prevent bicycle rental businesses and fr More...

News

Mackinac Island School To Graduate Four in Class of 2012

The Class of 2012 from Mackinac Island Public School will graduate four seniors Friday, May 25, at 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium.  The members of the 2012 class are Anthony Rickley, Joel Rogers, Caleb Kolatski, and Austin Ruddle. More...

Community Foundation Awards $15,000+

The Mackinac Island Community Foundation awarded a total of $15,205.74 to nonprofit organizations during the spring grant cycle for 2012.  The foundation’s Board of Trustees met Saturday, May 12, to determine what grant applications would More...

Mackinac Policy Conference Will Begin Tuesday on Mackinac Island

The 2012 Mackinac Policy Conference will begin Tuesday, May 29, bringing business and political leaders from across the state together at Grand Hotel for a three-day event focusing on the economic future of Michigan.  More...

Looking Back

Lookiing Back

125 YEARS AGO The St. Ignace News Tuesday, May 24, 1887   Yesterday the Mackinaw Lumber Co. closed a contract to supply the Minneapolis, Sault Ste. Marie & Atlantic R. R. with 190,000 railway ties.  •••  More...

Letters

A Treasure, Island Starting To Lose Its Charm

To the Editor:  More...

Visitors Say Island Residents Know Best

To the Editor:  Again, it’s time for us to renew our subscription, and we are happy to do so. The Town Crier is a forward to our visits on Mackinac Island. More...

Work Nearly Finished at Governor’s Residence

Renovations at the governor’s summer residence should be complete by Memorial Day weekend, according to the governor’s office. A new roof and repaired windows cost a little more than $577,470. More...

School Will Fund Arts, Music

The Mackinac Island school board will fund music and arts programs at the school next year, after those programs were funded this year by the Mackinac Island Community Foundation and Mackinac Arts Council. More...

Memorial Day Services Announced

Three Memorial Day observances are planned on Mackinac Island.  More...

Obituaries

William Porter

William Clan Porter of Mackinac Island died peacefully the morning of May 21, 2012, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey. He was 88 years old.  More...

Adult Softball League Starts Season; Kickball League May Form

Adult leagues for softball and kickball games are being organized by the Mackinac Island Recreation Department. More...

Ordinance Committee Concerned New Fireworks May Spook Horses

A new state law that expands the kinds of fireworks that can be purchase has Ordinance Committee members worried about the danger of spooking horses on Mackinac Island. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Centrists Fading Factor, U.S. Politics

The shrinking center in American politics is evident in both parties but is especially prominent of late in the increasingly ideologically divided GOP.  More...

HORSE TALES

Old State Park and ‘Army’ Barns: A Story of Renewal and Abandon

Just shy of 100 years ago, the Mackinac Island State Park Commission began serious review in regard to the barn buildings in and around the “Old Fort.” By 1913, Superintendent Frank Kenyon remarked in the State Park minutes that “on More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

It was a beautiful week on Mackinac, with all the spring flowers, forget-me-nots, trilliums, lady’s-slippers, and tulips in a variety of colors, and also the lilacs bursting into bloom. More...

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