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News

Joins Wightman on Cloverland Crew

Burnis Begins Work as Lineman on Mackinac Island

Cloverland Electric Cooperative lineman Stephen Burnis began work on Mackinac Island in December, joining Dan Wightman as one of two linemen assigned to work on the Island. Prior to Mr. Burnis’ arrival, Cloverland sent over staff from its St. More...

Fr. John Essel Comes to Ste. Anne’s

Reverend Father John Christian Essel arrived on Mackinac Island January 3 to begin his new assignment as associate pastor at Ste. Anne’s Church on Mackinac Island, St. Ignatius Loyola in St. Ignace, and Immaculate Conception at Moran.  More...

Zoning Can’t Be Used To Preserve Historic Chimney

The lesson learned in a lawsuit involving preservation of a chimney at the Stonecliffe mansion is that the city’s zoning regulations cannot be used to mandate preservation of structures. More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Lakers Basketball Teams Enter Season’s Homestretch

The season is almost over for the Mackinac Island Lakers basketball teams. More...

Lakers Girls Hoops Split With Beaver Island

It was a battle of Lake Huron versus Lake Michigan on Mackinac Island over the weekend as the Lakers girls basketball team hosted their rivals the Beaver Island Islanders. More...

Shunk, Cowell Named to All-conference Teams

The Northern Lights League named Mackinac Island Lakers players Cheyla Shunk and Ella Cowell as second-team all-conference volleyball players for their play during the fall sports season. More...

State Park Staff Busy With Improvements All Winter Long

Mackinac Island State Park encompasses 83% of the land on the Island, and with that comes a constant slate of tasks throughout the year. More...

People

ENGAGEMENT

Koster, Hamilton To Wed

Bradley and Shelley Koster of Hessel announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Bradley Koster of Hessel, to Geoffrey Hale William Hamilton, also of Hessel. Mr. Hamilton is the son of Dr. Kenneth and Jane Hamilton of Saint Clair Shores.  More...

Obituaries

Lorne Cowell

Lorne A. Cowell, 64, of St. Ignace, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at his home, following a lingering illness of IBM, a form of muscular dystrophy.  He was born March 16, 1952, to George and Edna Cowell in Pickford.  Mr. More...

Harriett Terwilliger

Former Mackinac Island summer resident Harriett Terwilliger, 96, of Tryon, North Carolina, passed away peacefully Friday, January 20, 2017.  She was born August 31, 1920, to Arthur and Bertha (nee Derix) Carlson in DeKalb, Illinois.  More...

Geoffrey Davenport

Geoffrey John Davenport, 56, of St. Ignace, passed away early Thursday morning, January 5, 2017, at his home.  He was born April 22, 1960, to Paul Jr. and Gloria (nee Bottrell) Davenport on Mackinac Island.  More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Betsy DeVos Controversy Continues

Michigan’s charter champion Betsy DeVos, who as of this writing was pending to be the next Secretary of Education, is not only President Donald Trump’s most controversial cabinet choice.  More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The ice has been floating in and out of the Straits of Mackinac. The Huron had to go to the north of the Island on many trips. Monday, February 6, the ice moved out and the Huron can travel the regular way to and from St. Ignace.  More...

A Look at History

Hedgecliff Is Cottage Property With Long History on Island

Hedgecliff   One of Mackinac Island’s largest cottage properties has changed hands. More...

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