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News

MBA To Discuss Labor Day Bridge Walk February 16

The plans for the 2018 Mackinac Bridge Walk will be discussed at the upcoming Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) meeting Friday, February 16. The meeting will be held at 8 a.m. at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace.  More...

MSU Extension To Host Workshop Feb. 13

Michigan State University Extension will host a workshop at Mackinac Island Public School Tuesday, February 13. More...

All Candidates Running Unopposed in Election

Brian Bailey will seek a seat on the city council in the city elections Tuesday, May 8. He will run unopposed for a seat now occupied by Jason St. More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Lakers Boys Carry Momentum Into Postseason

The Mackinac Lakers boys basketball team has put together a strong season, and are now headed into their final weekend before the playoffs with a 10-4 record and in third place in the Northern Lights League. More...

Young Lakers Girls Improve as Team

The Mackinac Island girls basketball team has gained a lot of experience during this season, and with a very young roster the group is primed to see further improvements in the years to come. More...

Mackinac Island State Park

Visitors Center Work Tops Winter Projects

Transforming the second floor of the Mackinac Island Visitors Center from storage to a beautiful artist studio and apartment is the priority construction project at Mackinac Island State Park this winter, and the first visiting artist could move in t More...

Brodeur Is Volunteer of Year

Leanne Brodeur was named Volunteer of the Year by Mayor Margaret Doud Sunday, February 4, during the Mackinac Island Winter Festival. More...

People

Bradley McCallum Elected Mackinac Island HDC Chair

Bradley McCallum now chairs the Mackinac Island Historic District Commission, having been elected by commissioners to replace Jennifer King, who resigned in October when she moved off the Island. Mr. More...

Obituaries

Jerry ‘Berf’ Fenlon

Jerry “Berf” Michael Fenlon, 66, of St. Ignace, died suddenly Sunday, December 24, 2017, at his home.  He was born September 4, 1951, to Jack Raymond and Marion Jean (nee Smith) Fenlon in Sault Ste. Marie.  More...

Robert ‘Bob’ Benjamin

Robert Edward “Bob” Benjamin of Mackinac Island and Petoskey was a photographer, art teacher, author, and businessman on Mackinac Island. Mr. Benjamin passed away peacefully Friday, December 29, 2017, in Petoskey, surrounded by family. More...

Dorothy ‘Dot’ Gillespie

Dorothy Ann “Dot” Gillespie, 78, of Hessel, formerly of Mackinac Island, passed away late Saturday evening, January 6, 2018, at War Memorial Hospital Long Term Care in Sault Ste. Marie, following a lingering illness. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

John Engler a Good Choice for MSU Interim President

It has drawn much flak, but the selection of former Republican Governor John Engler as the interim president of Michigan State University to deal with the Dr. Larry Nassar sexual scandal involving USA gymnastics strikes me as a good choice. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

We received about eight inches of snow Saturday, February 3, and Mackinac Island looked like a winter wonderland. It’s great for skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. More...

A Look at History

Coal Dock Icehouse Is Reminder of Fishing Era on Island

On the land end of what Mackinac Islanders call the Coal Dock is a great old wooden storage building. It looks vaguely like a farm building or a shed, but close examination shows that it has very thick walls. More...

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