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For the Record...

Responding to a Halloween story on Page One of the October issue, Lois and John Findley, owners of Small Point Cottage on Mackinac Island, said their bed and breakfast is not haunted and never has been, contrary to the article. Mr. More...

Kindergarten

Mackinac Island Public School's kindergarten class (Class of 2019): (from left) Nicholas Pokora, Makenna Horricks, Aaron Riggs, and Alexandra Pokora. More...

Island Has New Pre-school Program

Eleven toddlers are participating in a preschool program on Mackinac Island this year, operating through the Chippewa-Luce-Mackinac Community Action Agency and the Michigan School Readiness Program. More...

Gillian Birrell, Andrew Jones

Gillian Birrell of Glasgow, Scotland, and Andrew Jones of Grand Ledge, formerly of Mackinac Island, were married at Ste. Anne's Parish on Mackinac Island Monday, August 7. Father Jim Williams officiated. More...

Maxwell Booker

George and Ellen Booker of Parsippany, New Jersey, are enjoying the birth of a son, Maxwell Trent Booker, born September 2, 2006. He weighed 8 pounds and measured 20.5 inches long at birth. More...

Emily Warp

Emily Ryan Warp was born November 15, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois, to Christopher and Melissa Warp of Elmhurst, Illinois. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Island Featured on PBS Show

Students from Mackinac Island will be featured on the Boston-based children's television show "Postcards from Buster," Tuesday, December 26. The show will air on the Public Broadcasting Service television station WCMU out of Mt. Pleasant. More...

Island Wins Round One in Legal Contest With Edison Sault

Edison Sault Electric Company may have to return up to $2,520,000 to customers, if the Michigan Public Service Commission (PSC) upholds an administrative law judge's decision in one of two cases the City of Mackinac Island has filed against the comp More...

Off-Season Construction Projects Are Main Focus of Council

Renovation and construction work continues on the Island with council approving 18 temporary motor vehicle permits and three temporary trailer permits during its Monday, November 20 meeting. More...

Eighth Grade

Eighth grade (Class of 2011): (from left) Andrew Chambers, Jesse Straight, Ashley Gough, Robert Chaffee, Maggie Chambers, Marie Bunker, and Morgan Brodeur-Bunker. More...

Shepler's Ferry Renews Mackinaw City Dock Lease $126,000-Per-Year Deal Debated

An agreement between business owner Bill Shepler and the Mackinaw City Village Council will allow him to continue leasing a village-owned dock for approximately $126,000 a year for 10 years, pending approval of minor changes. Mr. More...

10th Grade

Tenth Grade (Class of 2009): (front row, from left) Chayanon "Bombie" Mokasak, Brandon Brown, Kate Dupre, Arial Leeper, Shayleen Mosley, and Danielle Wightman; (back) Tyler McLean, Darcy Brodeur-Bunker, Michael Gamble, Robert Chambers, and Fuller Cow More...

Looking Back: Studs, Cleats May Be Damaging Island's M-185

This article was featured in The Republican-News and St. Ignace Enterprise September 2, 1971. It discusses the changing technology of horse shoes and its effect on Mackinac Island roadways. More...

Garfield Slowly in Auto Accident

Jockey Club waiter Garfield Slowly was seriously injured, his wife, Joan, received a broken leg, and their eight-year old son was killed in an automobile accident in Jamaica in early November. Mr. More...

12th Grade

Senior class of 2007: Joshua Richards and Kristi Kamphuis. More...

Fifth Grade

Fifth grade (Class of 2014): (from left) Jessica Beaune, Paul Wandrie, Amelia Rough, Sierra Kompsi, Adrienne Rilenge, Colton Fisher, and Hailey Armstrong. More...

Third Grade

Third grade (Class of 2016): (from left) Octavia McClintock-Valencia, Katie Lassiter, and Keely Johnson. More...

Brazen Behavior by Coyotes Prompts Park To Develop Management Plan

Increasingly brazen behavior among a growing population of coyotes on Mackinac Island, coupled with concerns for public safety, have prompted the Mackinac Island State Park to develop a management plan for the Island coyotes. More...

Rick Jaynes Returns to Childhood Haunts, Treasured Memories

Rick Jaynes, 60, of Decatur, Texas, returned to Mackinac Island this September after a half-century away, and found his childhood summer haunts much changed, yet, in many ways, exactly the same as he remembered. More...

State Preservationists To Meet on Island

Preservationists will explore their role in tourism at their annual conference at Grand Hotel this spring. More...

Eric St. Onge Greets VP Cheney

Invited by the state Republican Party to welcome Vice President Dick Cheney to Michigan, Eric St. Onge (right) met Mr. Cheney at the Lansing Capital Airport Thursday, October 5. Security for the vice president's visit was "impressive," Mr. More...

Second Grade

Second grade (Class of 2017): (front) Talon Greenlee, (back, from left) Emily Modd, Christopher Riggs, and Christian Styburski. More...

MSHP Book Earns Excellence Award

A book celebrating the career of noted Mackinac Island photographer William Gardiner received a Quest for Excellence Award from the Michigan Museum Association at its 2006 conference. Entitled "Picturesque Mackinac: The Photographs of William H. More...

MSHP Sets Budget, Raises 2007 Fort Admission Rate

Senior Discount Established for Park Visitors

The Mackinac Island State Park Commission approved a 4.5 percent increase in its operating budget at its September 22 meeting on Mackinac Island. More...

New 47-room Hotel Receives 'Ok' From Architecural Review

The proposed three-story, 47-room hotel on Main Street in the Mission area passed through the architectural review process and owner Ira Green received Planning Commission approval for the project in a four to two vote with one commissioner abstaini More...

First Grade

First grade (Class of 2018): (from left) Nicholas Davis, Cheyla Shunk, Skyler Early, Grace Roguska, Xaviar McClintock, and Sadie Johnson. More...

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse Flowers To Reflect 1900s Era

By opening day 2007, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse in Mackinaw City will be enhanced by colorful blooms and berries that experts believe surrounded the Lake Huron beacon during the early 1900s. More...

Rayment, Bliss

Terry and Kelly Rayment of Mackinac Island announce the engagement of their daughter, Billie Rayment, to Andrew Bliss of North Branch. Mr. Bliss is the son of Bert and Diane Bliss. More...

Stellaluna Putman

Stellaluna Milagro Aleman Putman was born to Tim and Ana Aleman-Putman of Grand Rapids at Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids at 3:22 a.m. October 18. The couple's first born weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 18 inches in length at birth. More...

Kyle Sweet, Junior Scores a 34 on ACT

Kyle Sweet (above), a junior at Mackinac Island Public School, scored a 34 out of 36 on his American College Test (ACT) October 28. He scored 32 in reading, 33 in English, 34 in mathematics, and a perfect 36 in science. Mr. More...

MICF Assists Community, Announces Grants

Projects of a number of organizations to improve the community received $18,730 in grants from the Mackinac Island Community Foundation this winter. More...

Taxi Available by Reservation

Mackinac Island taxi service has moved to its winter hours with a schedule change for reservations. Under the winter schedule, reservations for taxi service after 5 p.m. must be made no later than 3 p.m. on the date the service is needed. More...

Glen Young Named As Head of Nonprofit Mackinac Associates

Glen Young is the new president of Mackinac Associates, replacing Marta Olson, who reached the nine-year term limit on the board. Brian Dunnigan will take a seat as trustee to complete the 11- member board. More...

Seventh Grade

The Seventh grade (Class of 2012): (from left) Devon Hunt, Caleb Kolatski, Tyler Cherwonka, Austin Jaruzel, and Anthony Rickley. More...

Ninth Grade

Ninth grade (Class of 2010): (from left) Shelbie Mosley, Thomas Rilenge, Jane Finkel, Tymon Horn, Paul Fisher, and Jeff Roguska. More...

Teachers, Administration

The Mackinac Island Public School teaching staff: (in front, from left) Julie Rilenge, parent volunteer; Vicki Urman, kindergarten teacher; Abby Holstrom, special education aide; Elizabeth Staats-Burt, elementary mathematics and science teacher; Andr More...

School Staff

Mackinac Island Public School staff, (from left) maintenance supervisor Mike Bradley, secretary Barb Fisher, and head cook Donna Killups. More...

Jingle Bells on the 'Rock'

Mackinac Island Celebrates Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony

Teamster Ray Card takes about 20 passengers on a hayride prior to the tree lighting. Residents enjoyed hot chocolate and cookies at the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau booth afterwards. More...

Fourth Grade

Fourth grade (Class of 2015): (from left) Kyle Shunk, Kyra Kolatski, Jacob Chambers, Olivia Chambers, Dana Roguska, Mackenzie Bean, and Meadow Greenlee. More...

11th Grade

Eleventh grade (Class of 2008): (in front, from left) Caleb Straight and Karlena Mosley; (back) Kyle Sweet, Riley Chaffee, and Woody Beardsley. More...

MSHP Receives $500 Grant for Outreach Prog.

Mackinac State Historic Parks received a $500 grant to support the agency's Education Outreach program, which sends reenactors and naturalists to Michigan classrooms to promote history, ecology, and park programs. More...

Island's Emory Barnwell Attends Boat Building School

Emory Barnwell (back row, second from right) is attending International Boat Building College in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, this year. He and one Canadian are the only students from North America; the rest are from Europe and Africa. More...

Christmas Trees Available for Purchase

Christmas trees are being sold by the ninth grade at Chambers Riding Stables on the corner of Cadotte Avenue and Market Street. The lot will be open Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Parents Invited to Coffee and Discussion With Superintendent Schrock December 15

Parents can meet with Superintendent Roger Schrock over coffee at Mackinac Island Public School Friday, December 15, at 9 a.m. The meeting allows parents to speak with Dr. More...

MISP Gets Funding; Road Repairs Slated For Spring

Deteriorated conditions of nine sections of trails in Mackinac Island State Park will be repaired and improved in the spring. The project is being funded with U.S. More...

Musser, Bankard 2006 Bridge Champs

Winners of the Mackinac Island Bike and Buggy Bridge League for the 2006 season are Amelia Musser and David Bankard, with a score of 22,200. They are followed by Jane and Howard Burdett with 17,830 and Janis Holle and Lois Largo with 16,170. More...

Sixth Grade

Sixth grade (Class of 2013): (front, from left) Zhan Nash, Hailey Bean, Onaca Bennett, Diana Dupre; (back) Collin Armstrong, Louis Clark, and Leo Horn. More...

City Council Moves To Enforce Blight Ordinance

A lawsuit to enforce the Mackinac Island blight ordinance will be filed against Len and Sue Webster, who are unable to come up with a $300,000 bond the city required before the couple could continue construction of their Hubbard's Annex home. More...

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