April 8, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Skiba Art To Be Lilac Festival Poster

With a colorful frame of lilacs and interesting perspective, artist Noel Skiba’s impressionist painting of the Little Stone Church will be featured on the 2016 Lilac Festival poster. More...

News

Island Community Voices Concerns Over Future of Michigan’s Historic Districts

People on Mackinac Island are increasingly concerned about the future of historic preservation, as legislation designed to diminish it makes its way through the state legislature. More...

Scholarship Dinner Raises $1,200

The Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner hosted by the Mackinac Island Community Foundation Wednesday, February 17, raised $1,200. The proceeds will be distributed to the Gallagher, Horn, and Maurer scholarship funds, which will each receive $400. More...

City of Mackinac Island Calls for Limiting Flow of Oil in Line 5

The Mackinac Island City Council is among those calling for Governor Rick Snyder to limit the flow of oil through Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 twin pipeline to non-petroleum products. More...

Obituaries

Neza ‘Nickie’ Shulman

Neza Shulman April 20, 1929 – March 8, 2016 Neza (“Nickie”) Shulman, age 86, former longtime resident of Mackinac Island, passed away on March 8, 2016 at American House in Charlevoix, Michigan. More...

John ‘J.K.’ Gallagher

John “J.K.” Gallagher, 86, of Mackinac Island and St. Ignace, was employed by the Mackinac Island State Park in maintenance for more than 30 years. He also worked as a captain on the stateowned barge that traveled to the mainland. Mr. More...

Laurie Hancock

Laurie Lynn Hancock, 56, of Pickford, died Sunday, March 20, 2016, in Sault Ste. Marie. She was born March 22, 1959, in Sault Ste. Marie. Mrs. Hancock grew up in Cedarville. She was graduated from Cedarville High School in 1977. More...

Letters

Enjoys Town Crier Columnists

To the Editor: Enclosed is my check for another year receiving my favorite newspaper, the Mackinac Island Town Crier. More...

Looking Forward to A Year of News

To the Editor: I am looking forward to another year of keeping up on all the new developments. I am very interested in the city council and the planning commission, and also news of the Islanders. More...

Breaking News - 4/18/2016 8:15 AM

Grand Hotel's Early Season Dates Corrected - Free Access

Grand Hotel’s announcement of its early season rate, which appeared in their advertisement on the back page of this issue, contained last year’s dates. The dates for this year’s early season promotion are April 29 to May 5. More...

Clerk, Council Seats Up for Election May 3

The Mackinac Island City Clerk and City Council races will be contested in the Tuesday, May 3, general election. Polls on the first floor of Community Hall will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election day. More...

People

Mackinac Island Hires Michael Olson as New DPW Director

Michael Olson of Royal Oak has been selected to be director of the Mackinac Island Department of Public Works. After accepting the position earlier in March, Mr. Olson started working on the Island Monday, March 28. More...

Mike Yaw Joins Mackinac Island Police Department

Officer Mike Yaw has joined the Mackinac Island Police Department, bringing with him 16 years of experience. He moved to the Island from Farmington, New Mexico, in mid-March and started working Monday, March 21. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Great Lakes Issues Loom in Campaigns

Thankfully, Great Lakes issues are likely to become prime factors in 2016 congressional, gubernatorial, and presidential campaigns in Michigan – maybe more this year than ever before. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The parade of returning Mackinac Island horses, fat, frisky, and very healthy, has started for the 2016 season. It’s always fun to watch them prance up Cadotte Avenue. More...

HORSE TALES

Time Spent Traveling in Distant Lands Yields New Horse Tales

Happy April. Soon the horses will return to Mackinac Island in full force. Since my last writing, I have been able to put in some lengthy trail miles, additional horse tales, and an update to my recent column. More...

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