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News

Community Foundation Calls for Art Show Entries

Art is just one of many ways creative individuals can express their emotions about the natural environment, and this summer a new exhibit dedicated to such naturalist artwork is planned for July at the Mackinac Island Public Library. More...

Mayor, Clerk, Council Seats Contested in May Election

Elected positions on Mackinac Island will be contested in this year’s annual election, including city mayor, clerk, and two city council seats. More...

Helmet Law Compliance Is Going Well, Chief Reports

A recent effort this winter to have more people comply with a state law to wear helmets while on snowmobiles is going well, according to Mackinac Island Police Chief Brett Riccinto. More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Lakers Take on Grand Marais Polar Bears in NLL Weekend Series

Girls Basketball: Lakers Split With Polar Bears In NLL Weekend Series   The Mackinac Island Lakers split their weekend road series with the Grand Marais Polar Bears, winning 42-39 Saturday, February 8, and falling 40-35 Friday, February 7.  More...

Maggie Chambers Holds Track Records at Alma College

Maggie Chambers has been a member of the Alma College track team for three years and holds the indoor records in the 60 meter (8.07), 200 meter (26.25), 400 meter (58.45, and a member of the 4x400 relay (4:06.46) and outdoor marks in the 200 (25.69), More...

Mackinac Island Girls, Boys Basketball

Mackinac Island Girls Sweep Islanders, Boys Split League Matchups   The Mackinac Island Lakers girls swept the Beaver Island Islanders 68-26 and 56-13, and the boys split, falling in triple overtime 57-55 and winning 51-50 Friday, January 31, an More...

Letters

Looks Forward to Island Visit

To the Editor:   We love receiving our Town Crier and learning what goes on around the Island. We didn’t have the opportunity to visit Mackinac this year and really missed it. More...

A Milk Carton’s Journey to Mackinac Island School

A hungry student opens a small carton of milk for lunch at Mackinac Island Public School. Before hurrying back to class, she tosses the container into a garbage can, lined with a blue bag and destined for a landfill on the mainland.  More...

Island Horses Winter on Mainland

Working Equines Find Rest and Loving Care on Local Farms

When autumn arrives and the peak of summer tourism has passed, most Mackinac Island horses get to take a ferry ride themselves. Some travel to small stables at Mackinaw City, others to large farms at Pickford. More...

People

Horn Named to NMU Dean’s List

Annemarie Horn of St. Ignace was named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at Northern Michigan University. She is a junior majoring in athletic training with a minor in Native American studies. She is the daughter of Gary and Susan Horn.   More...

Summer Resident Natalia Wohletz Earns Scholarship

Natalia Marie Wohletz, a graduate of The International Academy in Bloomfield Hills, is a recipient of the Steven A. Harrison   Scholarship at the University of Rochester.  More...

Chambers Earns Dean’s List at Alma

Maggie Chambers of Mackinac Island has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester at Alma College.   More...

Obituaries

Ruby Bloswick

Ruby Bloswick, 94, of St. More...

Francis Straus

Francis Howe Straus II, a physician and longtime resident of Mackinac Island, died at his Hubbard’s Annex home Wednesday, January 8, 2014. More...

John Thompson

John Wesley Thompson, 83, of Pickford, died Thursday, February 6, 2014, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie.  He was born April 25, 1930, to Norman and Margaret “Bessie” (nee O’Brien) Thompson in Pickford.  More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

MSU Right Place To Sign Farm Bill

President Barack Obama’s signing of the five-year farm bill at Michigan State University Friday underscored Michigan’s role on the world agricultural scene and MSU’s contribution to it.  More...

A Look at History

Straits of Mackinac Played Role in One of Nation’s Bitterest Strikes

Strike of 1913-14 Many Mackinac Islanders will remember the old Chief Wawatam, the veteran coal-burning railroad car ferry that shuttled back and forth between Mackinaw City and St. Ignace, until the 1980s More...

HORSE TALES

2014 Is ‘Year of the Horse’ in Chinese Zodiac; Points to Prosperity

Happy 2014 to all readers of this column. New Year’s in China is the most celebrated holiday for several billion people. This year is called the “Year of the Horse.” Chinese New Year, 2014, began January 30. More...

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