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News

Changes Come to Air Travel This Winter; Fresh Air Offers Flights

Traveling to the mainland in winter can be by ferry, airplane, or snowmobile, as Mackinac Island residents and commuters adapt throughout the season.  More...

3 Vie for Council In May Election

Two Mackinac Island City Council seats will be up for election this May, and the race will be contested. Sitting council members Kay Hoppenrath and Andy Mc- Greevy are up for reelection, and Alan Sehoyan is challenging them for a seat.  More...

Winter Morning Routine at Island School

Students Arrive On Snowmobiles Before the First Bell

At left: Snowmobiling to school is the primary winter mode of transportation for Island students. More...

Sports

Lakers Show Improvement In Rebuilding Year for Team

The Mackinac Island boys are in rebuilding mode, with an inexperienced team and a first-year head coach. More...

Cheerleaders Share Their Lakers Spirit

Mackinac  Island’s cheerleaders this basketball season include  (front, from left) Lennon  Perault,  Finley  Vartanian,  More...

Ella Cowell Breaks School Record for One-game Scoring

The Mackinac Island girls basketball team is playing its best basketball of the season, currently riding a six-game winning streak and winning nine of its last 10 games. Coach Mary Patay said the biggest difference has been shooting percentage.  More...

City Works Quickly To Purchase the Coal Dock

New details on the City of Mackinac Island’s plans to acquire the Coal Dock were unveiled during a hearing Wednesday, January 16. More...

Jojo the School Hamster Is Found!

Lost at MIPS for 2 Months

Mackinac Island Public School seems to be the perfect place for a hamster to roam free. More...

People

Wright Is Assistant Airport Manager

Mackinac Island State Park Ranger Justin Wright now serves as the assistant airport manager, taking care of day-to-day operations at the state-owned facility. He is pictured on the runway with Fresh Air Aviation’s Beechcraft Queen Air. Mr. More...

Obituaries

Donald Libby

Donald Emery Libby passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at his home in Grand Rapids. He was 91.  He had spent the last 15 years at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, where he made many friends. More...

Gary LaPine

Gary LaPine, 64, of Mackinac Island, passed away early Thursday morning, January 24, 2019, at Evergreen Living Center in St. Ignace, following a long illness. More...

James ‘Jim’ Marks

Former Mackinac Island police chief, James Marks, age 68, of Roscommon, passed away December 5, 2018.  He was born June 16, 1950 in Detroit to Harold and Audrey (nee Maxwell) Marks and was graduated from Northville High School in 1968. More...

Columnists

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather, the weather!! Last week we had freezing temperatures and lots of snow. This week we’ve had freezing rain and fog. The groundhog did not see his shadow, so he is predicting an early spring. More...

HORSE TALES

A Good Life for Ibn Matuk

“Somewhere in time’s own space  There must be some sweet pastured place  Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow  Some Paradise where horses go,  More...

A Look at History

LaChance Fought Civil War, Helped Mackinac Island’s Economy

Benoni LaChance   More...

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