April 11, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

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Wages Increased for Elected Officials, Some City Employees

Pay for all elected officials and salaried City of Mackinac Island employees was increased Tuesday, March 31, as the city council adopted the 2015-2016 fiscal year salaries ordinance. More...

Side Street Paving and Generator Among City Projects This Year

Repaving some side streets and other improvements are being discussed by the City of Mackinac Island under the new municipal budget, which was approved Tuesday, March 31, and covers the period from April 1 to March 31. More...

May 5 Election: Sales Tax Increase Part of Road Investment Package

Mackinac Island voters will consider one question Tuesday, May 5, regarding a state proposal to raise the Michigan sales tax to 7% from the current 6%. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Polls Indicate Snyder-supported Proposal 1 Is in Trouble

The complex May 5 Proposal 1 ballot issue, designed primarily to fix Michigan’s deteriorating roads, is supported by Michigan’s two biggest newspapers, Governor Rick Snyder, and an assortment of interest groups. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

We’ve had a variety of weather this past week. We had enough wind and mild temperatures for open water, and to allow Arnold Transit’s Huron to start running Wednesday, April 1. More...

HORSE TALES

Plenty of Varied Horse Breeds Found in Costa Rica and the Caribbean

The islands in the Caribbean, as well as Central America, are rich with horses and equine history. More...

Policy Changes Will Recognize Wider Use of Snowmobiles on Island

The snowmobile season on Mackinac Island has ended, but ongoing talks between the city and state park will lead to policy reforms to control a growing influx of tourists who bring snowmobiles across the ice bridge from the mainland. More...

New Owners of Mission Point Resort

Wares Want To Be Good Stewards

Investing in Mackinac Island is not just about embarking on a new business venture, but also about coming home for Dennert O. Ware of San Antonio, Texas. More...

People

ENGAGEMENT

Terry and Dorothy Steffes of Dorr, and Paul Burmeister of Perry and Laura Daniels and Jeffrey Wilson of Ionia announce the engagement of their children, Tricia Steffes and Jacob Burmeister, both of Kentwood. More...

Brodeur-Bunker Graduates from Central Michigan

Morgan Lee Brodeur-Bunker was graduated Saturday, December 13, 2014, from Central Michigan University, where she earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in marketing and hospitality services administration. More...

Obituaries

Dennis Gamble

Dennis Arthur Gamble, 57, of St. Ignace, passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening, February 28, 2015, at home. He was born October 5, 1957, to William and Margaret (nee Simmons) Gamble in St. Ignace. More...

Stella Grzymala

Stella Mary Grzymala, 68, of Howell, passed away unexpectedly early Sunday morning, March 8, 2015, at Providence Park Hospital in Novi. She was born April 13, 1946, to Leo and Ann (nee Marshall) Krzeminski on Mackinac Island. Mrs. More...

Letters

Preparing for Failure

To the Editor: Regarding Straits area pipeline policies, this is to urge Straits and governmental leaders, and others, to direct an even higher priority toward implementing remedial alternatives. More...

Favorite Place Is Mackinac Island

To the Editor: Enclosed is my check for my favorite newspaper, the Mackinac Island Town Crier. Thank you for another great year of reporting the news from my favorite place, Mackinac Island. More...

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