February 14, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

News

City Considers Acquiring Coal Dock by Purchase or Eminent Domain

The City of Mackinac Island has filed a lawsuit in 11th Circuit Court against Union Terminal Piers, requesting financial information on the company’s Coal Dock, which the city wants to purchase or take by eminent domain. More...

Rack Cards Will Outline Traffic Rules as One Way to Make Streets Safer

Cards describing basic traffic considerations on Mackinac Island will be distributed to tourists next season to make streets safer and decrease congestion downtown. More...

Smi Horn Appointed to Board

Armand “Smi” Horn was appointed to the Mackinac Island Board of Public Works Wednesday, January 21. Mayor Margaret Doud nominated him and the city council unanimously approved. Mr. Horn will finish out the term of longtime BPW member C. More...

Sports

LAKERS BASKETBALL

Lakers Girls Split With Polar Bears In Home Conference Twinbill The Mackinac Island Lakers split with the Grand Marais Polar Bears, posting a 45-40 win Friday, February 6, and a 48-29 defeat Saturday, February 7. More...

Letters

Housing Complex Poses Environmental Concerns

To the Editor: The Sunset Forest Community, comprised of the Woodbluff Subdivision, Stonecliffe Manor, Stonecliffe Manor II, Stonecliffe Manor III, and Stonecliffe Manor IV More...

Funding Research Now Prepares Us for Unknown Future

To the Editor: The article about Professor William Roush illustrates a very important point about scientific research. Dr. Roush began his important current work 20 years ago, long before Ebola was in the news. More...

Anticipating Island Visit

To the Editor: We so continue to love receiving the Mackinac Island Town Crier. We look forward to our next visit, even as one may just end. Thanks for sharing your home with all of us. Have a good, safe winter. More...

Cowell Earns Award For Rescue Effort

Emmet County Sheriff Deputy Fuller Cowell of Mackinac Island has been recognized for his efforts to help save the life of an elderly woman in Petoskey. More...

Wandrie Is Volunteer of the Year

When Paul Wandrie, Sr. arrived at the 34th Winter Festival Brunch at Mackinac Island Public School Sunday, February 8, he thought the Island’s veterans were to be recognized as volunteers of the year. More...

Obituaries

Fred ‘Fritz’ George

Fred W. “Fritz” George, 74, of Port Huron and Jensen Beach, Florida, former manager of Wawashkamo Golf Club, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes in Port Huron Saturday, January 31, 2015. More...

Melvin Visnaw

Melvin F. Visnaw, 55, of Carp River in St. Ignace Township, died early Saturday morning, December 27, 2014, at home. He was born October 25, 1959, to Arnold and Lucille (nee Cadotte) Visnaw on Mackinac Island. Mr. More...

Loretta ‘Peggy’ Cowell

Loretta “Peggy” Cowell, 80, of Mackinac Island, died early Monday morning, January 19, 2015, at her home. She had spent most of her 80 years on Mackinac Island, with the exception of a couple of years when she lived in the south. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Michigan Lawmakers Rap Obama Budget Cuts

President Barack Obama’s budget proposal last week for a $50 million cut in current annual $300 million Great Lakes Restoration funding was wisely denounced by members of the Michigan congressional delegation. More...

HORSE TALES

The Ambassadors of Excellence: The Return of the Clydesdale Horses

If football fans watched this year’s Super Bowl game Sunday, February 1, they would have seen a commercial for beer featuring a puppy and the famous Budweiser Clydesdale horses. More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Sleep Deprivation Can Affect Your Health, Impairs Learning

More than 50 years ago, an important medical treatise on sleep defined it as a “periodic temporary cessation or interruption of the waking state, the latter being the prevalent mode of existence of the healthy adult.” An English poet call More...

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