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Stories, Daily Lives of Soldiers at Fort Mackinac Explored in New Book

Over more than a century, Fort Mackinac was home to Native, British, and American soldiers, protected fur traders and fishermen, and served as the headquarters of the country’s second national park.  More...

Baby Boomers, Millennials Find Ways To Work Together

We’ve heard plenty about the workplace struggle – regardless of industry – that seems to center around Baby Boomer manager vs. More...

City May Bolster Ordinance To Protect Horses From Reckless Behavior

The city is considering how to expand its Molesting and Frightening Horses Ordinance, as well as update or remove other regulations that Police Chief Lawrence Horn has asked the city’s legal advisors to review, such as rules governing the posti More...

Obituaries

Robert ‘Bob’ Benjamin

A memorial service for Robert “Bob” Benjamin will be held Saturday, June 2, at 11 a.m. at Little Stone Church on Mackinac Island. A luncheon will follow at the Mackinac Island Community Center.   More...

Michael Gamble

Michael Patrick Gamble, 54, of Mackinac Island, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was born May 9, 1964, to William and Margaret (nee Simmons) Gamble in St. Ignace.  More...

Joseph Moskwa

Joseph Steven Moskwa of Ontonagon and Red Wing, Minnesota, died peacefully Saturday, May 19, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, following a brief illness.  More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

80 YEARS AGO The Republican-News and St. Ignace Enterprise Thursday, May 26, 1938 Numerous changes have been made in real estate on the island within the past year. Mr. and Mrs. More...

School Libraries Provide Essential Services, Advocates Say

Improved Reading Comprehension, College Readiness, and Student Success Linked to Thriving School Libraries

School librarians have the unique ability to work with every student in a school, teaching the youngest children to love reading and the oldest students to be critical consumers of information. More...

Terry Pepper Recognized for Lighthouse Research

Local lighthouse preservationist and researcher Terry Pepper was recognized with awards from the Michigan Lighthouse Alliance and the U.S. More...

People

Miss Michigan To Host Reading Event at Library

Miss Michigan 2017, Heather Kendrick of Marysville, will visit the Straits of Mackinac area over Memorial Day weekend. She’ll arrive in Mackinaw City Friday, May 25, and at 6 p.m., and present a violin concert at Mackinaw Crossings courtyard. More...

Mackinac Island Class of 2018 To Graduate Four Friday Night

The Mackinac Island community will wish departing high school seniors well on the next chapter of their lives during the graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25. More...

Tom Cronan Hired To Serve Mackinac County Veterans

New Mackinac County Veterans Service Officer Tom Cronan said he looks forward to working more closely with local military veterans following nearly a quarter-century of service in the U.S. Air Force and another decade with the U.S. More...

Sports

Kromer, Chambers Qualify U.P. Track Finals

Two athletes from the Mackinac Island Lakers track and field team, Senior Gabe Kromer and eighth grader Clara Chambers, have qualified for the U.P. track finals at Kingsford Saturday, June 2.  More...

Columnists

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Friday, May 18, was a cold, raw, windy day on Mackinac Island. It was a strong southeast wind, which made it very difficult for the ferries to dock in the harbor. Saturday, May 19, was the Zoo-de-Mac bike ride. More...

HORSE TALES

A Report Filed From the Field

Holidays such as Memorial Day or Mother’s Day can be celebrated near and far. In the past decade, my Mother’s Days have had something related to horses. More...

A Look at History

Memorial Day, as an Official Holiday, Is 150 Years Old This Year

In the interior of Mackinac Island, the Post Cemetery is a living monument to Memorial Day. One of America’s smallest places of military rest, the Post Cemetery houses the dead of Fort Mackinac.  More...

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