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News

Shipwreck Museum Opens

Sunken ships like the lake freighter Cedarville, the brig Sandusky, and the wooden bulk freighter Eber Ward are portrayed in models at the new Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Museum that opened at Mackinaw City this week.  More...

Orr Family Seeks Riparian Rights at Coal Dock, Asks City Support

With the city eying ways to take ownership of the Coal Dock, adjacent landowners with a claim to part of the property have come forward seeking to buy and lease more portions of the property. More...

Most Residential Streets Will Be Closed to Visiting Snowmobiles

Mackinac Island’s snowmobile policies and regulations will be changed significantly next winter to include new permits and restricted access for transient snowmobilers. More...

Sports

Elementary Lakers Demonstrate Persistence in Tournament

Above: Donavin Gugin waits for the Maplewood defender to land before taking his shot. More...

Waaso Sets New Golf Record; Lakers Ready for Regional Track Meet

Peyton Waaso Sets School Record After Carding 43 At Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club Golf Course   Junior Peyton Waaso set a new Mackinac Island school record after carding a 43 during a golf match at the Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club Golf Cour More...

Letters

Frozen Water Supply, but Good Cheer

To the Editor: Those of us who have lost water supply to ground frost this winter owe thanks to the Mackinac Island Department of Public Works, Alan Burt and Eric Cowell More...

Appreciates Island Reporting

To the Editor:  Enclosed is my check for a great newspaper, the Mackinac Island Town Crier.  Thank you for a great year of reporting the news and current events happening on Mackinac Island. Keep up the good work you always do.  More...

Island Youth Enjoy Day on the Court

The Mackinac Island Lakers hosted the Maplewood Baptist Black Bears and the Munising Baptist Bobcats in a five-game tournament Saturday, May 9, tying Munising in the finale, 26-26.  More...

50 Take Part In Earth Day

  Volunteer Emma Brisson stands over bags filled with litter collected in the state park Sunday, May 3. She was one of 50 people who participated in the effort. See story, page 5. (MSHP photograph) |align=left|width=181|height=250|link=node] More...

People

Laura Balgooyen Graduates from MSU

Laura Balgooyen of Plymouth was graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in a commencement ceremony Friday, May 8. While attending school, Ms.  More...

Obituaries

Josephine ‘Jaye’ Vecchio

Josephine “Jaye” Vecchio, 90, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 11, 2015, in Traverse City. Mrs. Vecchio loved Mackinac Island, and she spent many summers there.  More...

Ron Dufina

A celebration of the life of Ron Dufina will be held Thursday, June 18, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Horn’s Bar. It will include food, drink, and good stories.   Mr. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Roads Are Job One for Legislature, Snyder

After resounding defeat of the complex Proposal 1, what will plan B be for fixing roads? There are some good options that the Legislature should consider this summer, not waiting for the next session in 2016.  More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Walking – A Simple Exercise to Help Maintain Good Health

There is no doubt that a proper diet, regular physical exercise, and a proper healthy lifestyle are the ways to maximize the maintenance of good health. Of the triad, perhaps the most neglected is exercise. More...

A Look at History

A Letter From London to Fort Mackinac Brings Grief to British

Imagine yourself at Fort Mackinac in Michigan Territory, 200 years ago, in May 1815. Another winter is coming to an end. The ice has melted in the Straits; the migratory birds are flying overhead. It is wartime at the Fort. More...

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