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News

Arnold Overpaid Franchise Fee, So City Gives $44,868 Credit

Arnold Transit Company will be given a $44,868.70 credit toward the city’s ferry franchise fee at the end of this year, owing to overpayment that was recently discovered. More...

Hospital Millage, Proposal 1 Pass

Mackinac County voters passed all local propositions in the Tuesday, August 5, primary election and were in favor of State Proposal 1 to reform the personal property tax, 1,608 to 606 (73%). State-wide, the proposal passed with 69% of the vote.  More...

Commission Does Not Recommend Rezoning Silver Birches

The Planning Commission has said it will not recommend a plan to preserve Silver Birches by rezoning the lodge and property to a resort. More...

Van Hevel to Be New Mackinac Island Doctor

Dr. Lisa Van Hevel will join the Mackinac Island Medical Center staff as the Island’s permanent physician Monday, August 18. More...

Stingels Sweep Boat Show Awards

“When I was a kid in Saginaw, boating in a woody was like you died and went to heaven,” said Jay Stingel, owner of Hornet, a sharp, elegant, 28-foot Gar Wood runabout that took Best of Show in the 37th annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique More...

People

ENGAGEMENT

Nicholas Haan to Wed Moira Toner

Nicholas Haan, of Silver Lake, Wisconsin, owner of Haan’s 1830 Inn on Mackinac Island, and Moira Toner, also of Silver Lake, announce their engagement.  A fall 2015 wedding is planned.   More...

Obituaries

Maude Ramsey

Maude Isabel Ramsey, 94, of North Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of Michigan and California, died Wednesday, August 6, 2014, in North Fort Myers.  She was born October 2, 1919, to Edward and Nevada Beckwith in Three Springs, Pennsylvania.  More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Money Not Always Decisive in Political Campaigns

That big bucks do not always result in election victory was underscored by the August 5 primary, where two Michigan GOP congressional contenders won against wealthy, largely self-financed challengers.  More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

What a beautiful week of weather, with bright, sunny days and clear, crisp evenings. Sunday, August 10, the moon was magnificent shining down on the Straits of Mackinac. It was an amazing sight. More...

A Look at History

Michigan Fencibles Fight in the Battle of Mackinac Island

Two weeks ago Monday, August 4, many of us Islanders and visitors had the chance to see a bicentennial re-enactment of the Battle of Mackinac Island. More...

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