June 9, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Treaty: City, Ferries Find Compromise

Move Forestalls State Interference; 7% Franchise Fee To End July 1

With the threat of state interference, Mackinac Island City Council reached an agreement Wednesday, June 6, to modify its ferry franchise options for the next 15 years. More...

News

War of 1812 Bicentennial To Be Celebrated on Mackinac Island

Island To Host Reenactment July 17

Two hundred years ago, the second and final armed conflict between the United States of America and Great Britain began. More...

Bob Tagatz To Give Special Grand Hotel History Lecture

Hotel historian and concierge Bob Tagatz will give a special lecture on the history of Grand Hotel Tuesday, June 12, as part of the hotel’s ongoing 125th anniversary celebration.  More...

Lilac 10k Run/Walk Is Saturday, June 9

The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival 10K run or walk, and the Lil’ Lilac quarter mile children’s run, are both scheduled for Saturday, June 9. Starting times are 9:30 a.m. for the 10K run, and 11 a.m. for the children’s race.  More...

Opinions

Lack of Funding Takes Away From Education

To the Editor:  More...

Is Mackinac Island A Unique Destination?

To the Editor:  Let’s see. . .  Mackinac Island has a fort. Mackinaw City has a fort.  Mackinac Island has historical attractions. Mackinaw City has historical attractions.  Mackinac Island has fudge. More...

The City Can Find Other Ways For Revenue

To the Editor:  Contrary to last week’s Town Crier headline, the recently introduced Michigan Senate bills 1150 and 1151 causing a stir in Mackinac Island’s city government do not “Strip City Power to Franchise.” The last More...

Looking Back

Lookiing

125 YEARS AGO The St. Ignace News Tuesday, June 7, 1887   There were 6,888 messages handled at the W. U. More...

Hearing Nears For Historic Districts

How Will Mackinac Island Protect Its Historic Buildings? Community To Weigh In

Citizens will testify at a public hearing Saturday, June 16, on the proposed creation of two downtown historic districts. More...

Lilac Festival Underway

The annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival will offer activities, lectures, walking tours, and entertainment, culminating in a Lilac Festival parade, Friday June 8, through Sunday, June 17. More...

People

BIRTH

Jensen Warp

Jensen Gunnar Warp was born to Melissa and Christopher Warp of Elmhurst, Illinois, at 8:15 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2012, at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Tessa Rayment To Wed Andrew Gruber

Terry and Kelly Rayment of Mackinac Island announce the engagement of their daughter, Tessa, to Andrew “A.J.” Gruber.  Miss Rayment is a graduate of Michigan State University and received her master’s degree from DePaul Uni- ve More...

University of Tennessee Graduates Thomas Shannon

Thomas P. Shannon, DDS, was graduated May 25, 2012, from the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Dental Science with his Masters of Science degree. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Grand Hotel Steeped In Political History

Michigan has had important political happenings in Detroit, Grand Rapids, and other cities. More...

HORSE TA ES

Celebration of History: Horses Add To the Glory of Rome

A recent trip to Rome this May had the Dunnigans traversing more than 75 miles, within the city proper, by “Shanks mare” this time, instead of in the saddle.  More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

This past weekend felt more like October. It was cold, windy, and rainy. More...

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