December 13, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

North Leaves Legacy of Achievement

Integrity and respect are the two qualities most often mentioned by those who knew Walter North, the former state senator from St. Ignace, who passed away peacefully Friday, October 31, 2014, at the age of 81. More...

News

November 4 General Election Results

School Millage Passes; 4 Elected to Board

Mackinac Island voters supported a 7.8-mill non-homestead millage renewal to fund Mackinac Island Public School’s general operations Tuesday, November 4. Voters also elected four members to the school board. More...

Public Meetings Calendar

Following is a list of upcoming public meetings. Meeting notices are posted throughout the city, including in the message board on the outside of Community Hall and in the Mackinac Island Post Office. More...

Rentals Get City Space Exemption

Non-motorized watercraft rentals will be exempt from a city requirement to have 400 square feet of enclosed retail space. More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Girls to Rebuild; New Coach, Returnees Key for Boys

The Mackinac Island girls basketball team will have just three returning players for Coach Mary Patay in her seventh season and Justin Gallagher, in his first season as the Lakers boys coach, will have six returning players. More...

Mackinac Island Lakers Basketball Schedule

All matches at 6 p.m. unless noted

December 5 GB/BB at MaplewoodBaptist6 GB/BB at Maplewood Baptist (8:30 a.m.)12 GB/BB Hannahville13 GB/BB Hannahville(8:30 a.m.)16 GB/BB Ojibwe (Noon) January More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Historic Departure -- U.S. Representative John Dingell

In a past column, I reflected on the retirement of Democratic Senator Carl Levin, Michigan’s longest-serving senator in history, who in his 35 years, rose to be high-profile chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and chairman of the Se More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Mackinac Island. We received a lot of snow in November, but not much in December. We are hoping that Jack Frost will make the Island a winter wonderland for Christmas. More...

Nature Notes

Owl Sightings on Mackinac Island Are Plentiful This Year

“The wise old owl lived in an oak. The more he saw, the less he spoke. The less he spoke, the more he heard. Why aren’t we all like that wise old bird?” – Anonymous More...

Breaking News - 12/16/2014 4:38 PM

Mission Point Resort Is Sold - Free Access

Updated

Dennert O. and Suzanne Ware have purchased the 239-room Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island from John and Jeanie Shufelt. The Wares, who live in San Antonio and operate under D & S North, also own Silver Birches on the Island. More...

Special Olympics of Michigan

Carriage Tours Honored As Business of the Year

Mackinac Island Carriage Tours was named the 2014 Special Olympics Michigan Business of the Year. The company was recognized Saturday, November 8, for donating carriage rides for fundraisers held on Mackinac Island. More...

Defibrillators Save Lives on Island

One of the most helpful devices in any emergency responder’s toolkit is an automated external defibrillator (AED), but perhaps most important to know is that anyone can use one to save a life. More...

People

ENGAGED

Mary K. McIntire, George ‘Joe’ Arbaugh, Jr. To Be Wed in 2015

Mary K. McIntire of Mackinac Island and Sausalito, California, and George H. “Joe” Arbaugh, Jr. of Cedarville and East Lansing, announce their engagement to be married in 2015. A date has not been set. More...

Obituaries

C. Ronald Dufina

Remembered as a successful businessman, dedicated public servant, and good friend to many, C. Ronald Dufina, 69, of Mackinac Island, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignace. More...

Richard Wolfgang

Richard J. Wolfgang, 78, of Petoskey, formerly of Flushing and Port Austin, died Saturday, October 25, 2014, in his sleep, at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey. He was born February 8, 1936, to Harold and Cecilia (nee Goretski) Wolfgang. More...

Frank Bunker

Frank E. Bunker, 83, died Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital in Battle Creek. He was born May 23, 1931, one of six boys, to Milton “Tip” and Angeline (nee Lajoice) Bunker on Mackinac Island. Mr. More...

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