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News

Following Accident Last Year, Sailors See Improved Race Safety

All Ships Freshly Inspected for Stability; Sailors Must Carry Specific Equipment

Sailors in the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac must now carry specific types of tethers and knives, must have more precise emergency distress signal technology onboard, and their boats must be certified to a higher standard of stability than in t More...

Longtime Sailor Glasell To Compete in 50th Chicago-Mackinac Race

Sailor, instructor, and former commodore Don Glasell will set sail Saturday, July 21, for his 50th Chicago-to-Mackinac race. At 85 years old, Mr. Glasell recently underwent surgery to replace a second hip in time to make it to the race. More...

Equestrian Tourism Has Vast Potential as Niche Market, Supporters Say

Symposium Planned on Mackinac Island

A $1.06 billion dollar industry exists in the Michigan equestrian community, and an upcoming Equestrian Symposium Saturday, August 11, at 9:30 a.m. More...

Editorials

Looking Back

125 YEARS AGO The St. Ignace News Friday, July 15, 1887 S. A. Wilson has sent one of his dray rigs to the Island for the summer. ••• Will Lafountain has purchased a horse and wagon and will soon embark in the dray business. More...

Letters

Memorable Celebration at Grand Hotel

To the Editor:  More...

Recalling Early Days of the Pink Pony

To the Editor:  My husband and I were happy to see the article on the Chippewa Hotel’s 110th birthday in the June 16 to June 22, 2012, issue of the Town Crier; however, there are a few errors in the article by Frank Straus.  More...

Racers To Set Sail From Chicago Pier

The 104th annual Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac begins Saturday, July 21, at 11 a.m. in Chicago. More...

Governors Toast Grand Hotel

Former Michigan governors helped Grand Hotel celebrate its 125th anniversary when Grand Hotel hosted the Governors Gala Saturday, July 14. Dan Musser, Jr. More...

Obituaries

Leonard Trankina

Leonard V. More...

John Coveyou

John William Coveyou, 48, of St. Ignace, died unexpectedly early Sunday morning, July 15, 2012, at the home of his mother in St. Ignace.  He was born in St. Ignace August 10, 1963, to Charles and Marsha (nee Bergeson) Coveyou.  Mr. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

How Green Are Our Elected Politicians?

As Michigan’s environmental problems mount, the commitment of elected officials to deal with them is questioned by a green monitoring group that laments lack of “real champions.”  More...

HORSE TALES

Grand Barn Party: Celebration Toasts Hotel’s Completion of Stable Complex

Mackinac Island is one of a kind. So is Grand Hotel, a summer resort with an art gallery, resident historian, poetry classes, and horses. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Sunday, July 15, the beautiful sailboat Windquest, owned by the DeVos family was the first boat across the finish line in the Bayview Yacht Race. It was nice to have the boats finishing off Windermere Point this year. More...

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