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News

Fort Mackinac Opens to Visitors; Offers New Foot Race May 12

Fort Mackinac opened to visitors with a musket salute by historic interpreter Trevor Rettell Thursday, May 3. More...

International Lighthouse Conference Is May 20-22

The history of lighthouses from around the world will be celebrated at the International Lighthouse Conference at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island Sunday, May 20, through Tuesday, May 22.  More...

City Council Grants Extensions To Finish Up Projects This Month

With frost restrictions imposed until Thursday morning, May 10, several construction projects will need to be completed in May.  More...

Sports

Youth Basketball Team Shows Improvement on Court this Spring

Springtime youth basketball is in full swing on Mackinac Island, and the 17 fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students have been attending practices and games over the last month. More...

Meet the Lakers Track and Field Team

At right: Under first-year Head Coach Shane Paeth (left), the 2018 Mackinac Island Track and Field has 11 members, including (back, from left) Hannah Styburski, Aaron Riggs, Nick Davis, Gabe Kromer, More...

Island Lakers Golf Team Opens Season on Home Course; Boys Finish Third

High school golfers from across the Eastern Upper Peninsula came to Mackinac Island for the first golf tournament of the season Monday, April 30. More...

Police Chief Lawrence Horn Values Community Partnerships

Building community partnerships to solve problems is the goal of Lawrence Horn as he takes on the role of Mackinac Island police chief. More...

Obituaries

Tamyra Beard

Tamyra Anne Beard, 58, of Pickford, passed away Friday, April 27, 2018, at Pennington Home in Pickford, with her family at her side.  She was born February 16, 1960, to Robert and Marsha Anne Wessel in Anderson, Indiana. More...

Francis ‘Frank’ Nephew

Frank Nephew passed away in Gaylord surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at the age of 88. Francis Roy Alfred Nephew was born August 18, 1929 in Lovells, Michigan. More...

Donald Andress

Donald James Andress, 83, of Mackinac Island, died early Sunday morning, April 22, 2018, at his home, surrounded by family.  Known to Islanders as “The Duck,” he was born January 21, 1935, on Mackinac Island to Joseph and Ruby (nee P More...

Columnists

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Grand Hotel opened for the 2018 season Friday, May 4. It’s exciting to watch the beautiful hotel come alive after a long winter. The porch is now lined with 2,500 geraniums, the red carpet is rolled out, and many guests have arrived. More...

Nature Notes

Wildlife Provides Interesting Spring Sightings on Mackinac Island

One of the joys of living in northern Michigan is that every day we come into contact with the natural world as we go about our lives. More...

HORSE TALES

Moving Business Sees Thousands of Horses

There is a real business in shipping horses. Fortunes have been made, as well as lost, in the transport of equines for hundreds of years. More...

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