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News

Beloved Island Horse Blaze Celebrates 30th Birthday At 4-H Cookout

Docile, occasionally cheeky, and beloved by the Island equestrian community, Blaze is turning 30 years old this year – so those who know him threw a celebration in his honor at Mackinac Community Equestrian Center Thursday, August 2.  More...

Former Arnold Owner Disbarred

Former Arnold Transit owner Jim Wynn has been disbarred from practicing law in Michigan by the state Attorney Discipline Board, effective July 12. In a notice dated July 13, an Emmet County hearing panel found Mr.  More...

A Free Press Is Key to Good Democracy, But So Is a Vigilant Public - Free Access

They started as a joke. How many times a day did we hear that we were the purveyors of Fake News? They were the laugh-out-loud expressions of solidarity with us, and they became a common part of the conversation. More...

Columnists

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather has been absolutely beautiful, with sunny, warm days and clear nights. It was a great meteor show Saturday and Sunday night at Fort Holmes.  More...

A Look at History

Surveyors’ Point Stands on Southwest Corner of Marquette Park

Surveyors’ Point   More...

HORSE TALES

Mackinac Island Horses – Many Names, Many Memories

I have remembered these 200- plus names of Mackinac Island horses, present and past.  More...

City Resumes Plans for Transportation Authority

The Mackinac Island City Council is considering establishing a transportation authority, which could oversee freight, airplane, and ferryboat traffic to the Island. More...

Island’s Fudge-making Tradition Will Be Celebrated During Festival

Edwin Mathews, a fifth generation candy maker who works at his family’s shop, slices fresh peanut More...

People

Former Poet Brown to Visit Mackinac Island Public Library

Fleda Brown of Traverse City will read her poetry at Mackinac Island Public Library Wednesday, August 22.  More...

Porter to Conclude Summer Author Series

Rounding out Mackinac Island Public Library’s 21st Annual Summer Author Series, Mackinac State Historic Parks Director Phil Porter will discuss his book, “The Soldiers of Fort Mackinac: An Illustrated History,” Friday, August 24, at More...

Obituaries

Calanan Dennis

Calanan Dennis, 68, of St. Ignace, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at Castle Rock Retirement Center in St. Ignace.  He was born December 1, 1949, to Jack and Suzanne (nee Burns) Dennis in Toledo, Ohio.  Mr. More...

Letters

Is Line 5 Worth the Risk?

To the Editor:  Faith groups gathered this spring on the steps of the capitol in Lansing to call for a shutdown of Enbridge’s Line 5. More...

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