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News

New Hotels Proposed at Arnold Dock, And on Market Street

Two new hotel proposals were tabled by the Mackinac Island Planning Commission Tuesday, December 11, to permit more study of the proposals by commissioners.  More...

For the Record

The article “Public Works Must Find Revenue To Support Solid Waste Operations,” published in the Town Crier October 6, incorrectly stated that selling recycled materials amounted to $8,063 in revenue on Mackinac Island. More...

Benoni Lachance, Who Died in 1919, Gets Corrected Headstone

When Benoni Lachance died in 1919, the Civil War veteran was carried to his grave at the Catholic Cemetery by his six sons, and he was laid to rest with a proper tribute from his comrades in the Pratt Post of the Grand Army of the Republic, of which More...

Sports

Mackinac Island To Begin 24th Season in Northern Lights Sports League

The Mackinac Island Lakers will begin their 24th year in the Northern Lights League, the smallest conference (by enrollment) affiliated with the Michigan High School Athletic Association.  More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Snyder Reversal Sparks Big Controversy

Before Governor Rick Snyder’s abrupt flip-flop last week on legislation to make Michigan the 24th right-to-work state in the nation, he said it was too divisive an issue for it to be “on my agenda.” Now that it is high-profile on hi More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Sunday, December 9, was a very windy and overcast day. At approximately 3 p.m., snow started to fall and by Monday morning, December 10, about five inches covered the ground, making Mackinac Island a winter wonderland. More...

Nature Notes

This fall and early winter, there have been lots of natural sightings, from the pair of swans on the east side of the Island, to the wonderful color of the fall foliage, to the pair of bald eagles seen soaring above the bluffs and the playful otter a More...

Island Faces Another Sewer Moratorium as Capacity Dwindles

Historic Districts Back on Table

Two issues smoldering for some time on Mackinac Island will see some light next Wednesday, December 19, when the city council entertains a new moratorium for sewer hook-ups and moves closer to a vote on two downtown historic districts. More...

People

ENGAGEMENT

Mathew Alexander To Wed Mallory Heintz

Paul and Maryanke Alexander, of Mount Pleasant, announce the engagement of their son, Mathew Alexander, to Mallory Heintz, daughter of Cindy and the late Gregory Heintz, of Harrison.  Mr. More...

Obituaries

George Bodwin, Jr.

George A. Bodwin, Jr. of Cadillac passed away unexpectedly Friday, October 19, 2012. He was 58.  He was born September 26, 1954, in St. More...

Gloria Borland

Gloria Marie (nee St. Onge) Borland passed away Friday, November 16, 2012, in her home.  She was born to Francis Glen St. Onge and Amanda Marie (nee LaPine) St. More...

Patricia LaPine

Patricia R. LaPine, 74, of St. Ignace and Mackinac Island, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at Hospice of the EUP in Sault Ste. Marie.  She was born September 27, 1938, to Levi and Susan (nee Andress) LaPine on Mackinac Island.  More...

Letters

Support Formation Of Historic Districts

To the Editor:  More...

Readers Praise Mackinac Island Town Crier

To the Editor:  I’ve enjoyed your paper since 1976, when my daughter was employed at Grand Hotel for that summer season. More...

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