December 12, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Fr. Baafi of Ghana Is New Pastor at Ste. Anne’s

Father Edward Baah Baafi of Kumasi, Ghana, is the new associate pastor at Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church. He joined the Diocese of Marquette this fall and moved to Mackinac Island in late November. More...

News

Meet the Students of Mackinac Island Public School

Preschool and Kindergarten

Athena Gallon (from left), Stella Riccinto, and Jadyn Rickley started preschool at Mackinac Island Public School this fall. More...

Great Turtle Drop Will Not Take Place

The Great Turtle Drop, which has been held on New Year’s Eve in downtown Mackinac Island for the past four years, will not take place this year.  Tim Hygh, director of the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau, said, “We were just unable to More...

New Eastern U.P. Housing Study Will Include Mackinac Island

Housing markets in St. Ignace, Mackinac Island, Sault Ste. Marie, and Newberry, will be analyzed to identify areas of need and development potential. More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Lakers Girls Win Against Panthers

Mackinac Island made the six hour trip to Put-in-Bay, Ohio, and the Lakers came away with a sweep over the Panthers in the girls games 53-20 Friday, December 4, and 49-38 Saturday, December 5. More...

Pereny Named Northern Lights League Soccer Player of the Year

Mackinac Island Lakers soccer player Tyler Pereny has been named the Northern Lights League’s 2015 Soccer Player of the Year for his performance this season. More...

Lakers Boys Win In Home Openers

Mackinac Island boys won their home opener, defeating Ojibwe 46-29, and the Lakers girls fell to the Eagles 42-37 Wednesday, December 9.  In the boys game, “Everyone played, including the four seventh grade players and one eighth grade pla More...

Letters

Mackinac Island News Brings Fond Memories

To the Editor:  More...

Enjoys Seeing the Town Crier

To the Town Crier:  Thank you for bringing a smile to my face when you show up in my mailbox.  Kim Beach  Cincinnati, Ohio   More...

Appreciates Getting to Know Mackinac Island

To the Editor:  My husband loves the Town Crier! When we get to Mackinac Island, it’s like we know people by name.  Thank you.  Deborah and Robert Patterson  Big Rapids   More...

Breaking News - 12/20/2015 5:04 PM

Jeannette Doud, 95, Dies December 18 - Free Access

JJeannette Doud, who defined Mackinac Island for residents and visitors alike through her newspaper columns in the Town Crier and The St. Ignace News, passed away peacefully at her home about 5 a.m. Friday, December 18, 2015. She was 95 years old. More...

City Mulls Strengths, Challenges On Island

Improving communication within City Hall, helping to address the declining year-around population, and increasing affordable housing options are some of the top concerns for the Mackinac Island City Council. More...

People

Bacon, Sastre Wed at Ste. Anne’s Church

Maureen Bacon and Mariano Sastre, both of Ann Arbor, were united in marriage Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church on Mackinac Island with Father Jim Williams officiating. The bride was given in marriage by her father, Dr. More...

Obituaries

Gary McLean

Gary McLean, 49, was employed as general manager at Arrowhead Carriages for 30 years, caring for all the horses and carriages. He was a master at caring and training horses. More...

Alice Pulte

Alice Pulte, 83, of Mackinac Island and Ann Arbor, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, October 25, 2015, at her residence on Mackinac Island, surrounded by her family.  She was born February 3, 1932, in Rossford, Ohio.  More...

Gary Cusack

Gary Dennis Cusack, of Petoskey, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2015, at the Hiland Cottage in Petoskey. He was 75 years old.  More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Multimedia Push for More Open Government

This fall, the weather has provided an abundance of sunshine in Michigan. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Main Street on Mackinac Island is very festive, with Christmas lights sparkling in the cool, December sky. Even without snow, the spirit of Christmas is in the air! More...

A Look at History

Mackinac Project Reversing Itself: Earthen Ridge Built In Indiana

The Straits of Mackinac, a gathering place for Native Americans from throughout the Upper Great Lakes, was one of the first places in the interior of North America visited by French and English-speaking people in the 1600s. More...

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