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News

25,000 People Took Part in 61st Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk

In its 61st year, the Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk saw a first-of-its-kind change as people walked simultaneously from Mackinaw City and St. Ignace Monday, September 3. More...

Alternative Asphalt Tested on Market Street

Traveling down Market Street, bicyclists and carriage drivers may notice that ruts in the road were filled Wednesday, August 29. The fill material is a combination of epoxy, recycled tires, and recycled glass. More...

Wisconsin Pilot Missing After Plane Crashes Into Horseshoe Bay

A small airplane crashed into the waters of Lake Huron just off St. Ignace Friday, August 31, just after taking off from the city’s Mackinac County Airport en route to Mackinac Island. More...

Sports

Soccer Team Seeks Third Northern Lights Championship Title

The Mackinac Island Lakers, the Straits of Mackinac area’s only high school soccer team, are coming into the 2018 season on a hot streak, having won the Northern Lights League championship in 2016 and 2017. More...

Young Laker Volleyball Team Shows Promise This Year

With no seniors and just one junior, the Mackinac Island Lakers volleyball team is young, but has a bright future. More...

Letters

Prefers the Town Crier Without the Politics

To the Editor:   I have always enjoyed reading the Town Crier, especially since, for the most part, it was void of political opinions. It was a nice escape of the constant BS from both parties; however, that ended with the editorial. More...

Shepler’s Dock Traffic Should Improve in 2019

Following an hour-long discussion of traffic concerns at the head of the Shepler’s Dock, the City Council’s Streets Committee agreed to recommend that the Planning Commission approve a request from Melanie Libby and Ira Green to move the More...

Training the Drivers of Mackinac Island Carriage Tours: Joe Herscher

Mackinac Island Carriage Tours lead trainer Joseph Herscher can frequently be found directing people onto tours in front of the Carriage Tours ticket office on Main Street. More...

People

Buck Sharrow To Retire After 50 Years of Driving Carriages on Mackinac Island

A fixture of Mackinac Island’s summer daily scene is retiring after 50 years of driving carriages. More...

After 25 Years Overseeing Mackinac Associates, Dombroski Retires

Diane Dombroski, who has overseen Mackinac Associates since 1993, retired this summer, leaving behind a legacy of growth and stewardship for the friends group that supports Mackinac State Historic Parks. More...

Manoogians Celebrate Wedding Anniversary

Jane and Richard Manoogian pose in front of their home with an anniversary flower arrangement sent from friends. More...

Obituaries

Joan Nephew

Joan Carol Nephew (née Reinhardt) passed away on Mackinac Island surrounded by her loving family on August 31, 2018, at the age of 87. More...

Columnists

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

It was a busy holiday weekend on Mackinac. People came from far and near. Saturday, September 1, rain dampened outdoor activities, but Sunday, September 2, the weather was nice. More...

HORSE TALES

Two Great Guides, Two Great Horses Give Tours of Island

A daily slice of life on Mackinac Island is all the horse traffic passing by. Just look at the carriages, drays, taxis, and saddle horses that appear on Market Street and continue beyond Grand Hotel from dawn until night. More...

A Look at History

Hubbard, Beaubien, LaFramboise Help to Found Chicago

Founding Chicago   More...

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