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News

Winter Was Good for Island Business, Thanks to Visiting Snowmobilers

The winter brought intense cold and lots of snow, but business was good for the few places that stayed open.  “It was not a winter for the fainthearted,” however, said Tony Brodeur of the Mustang Lounge and Huron Street Pub.  More...

Voters Will Choose Two for City Council During May 7 Election

Three candidates will vie for two seats on the Mackinac Island City Council Tuesday, May 7, when Alan Sehoyan faces incumbents Kay Hoppenrath and Andrew McGreevy. Polls will be open in Community Hall on Market Street from 7 a.m. More...

Governor Whitmer Halts Line 5 Tunnel Work Following AG Opinion

Work on the new utility tunnel for Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 oil pipeline was halted Thursday, March 28, following a directive from Governor Gretchen Whitmer. More...

Obituaries

Cynthia Sheehan

Cynthia Ann Sheehan, 61, of Cadillac, passed away at home Tuesday, March 12, 2019, following a brief illness with cancer.  She was born January 9, 1958, to Richard and Betty Lou (nee Dykema) Lapp in Grosse Pointe.  More...

Brian Hellis

A memorial service for Brian Hellis will be held Saturday, May 25, at 11 a.m. at Little Stone Church.  Mr. Hellis, of Northville and Mackinac Island, passed away November 22, 2018, at the age of 87. More...

Suzanne Ware

Suzanne E. Ware, 78, of Mackinac Island and San Antonio, Texas, passed away Wednesday, April 3. A visitation will be held in San Antonio Monday, April 8, with a private funeral mass at St. Joseph’s in downtown San Antonio. More...

Letters

Third Grader Seeks Information, Materials on Michigan

To the Editor:   I am a third-grade student in northern Virginia. In third grade, we do state projects, and I have chosen your state! I am very excited to learn more about the great State of Michigan as I work on my project.  More...

Relative Seeks Information on Alex and Ursula Duffina

To the Editor:   My name is Karen Frazier and I live in Naubinway. I have been doing family history on the Davenports for years. The name Duffina is on the Davenport’s side, too. More...

Reader Enjoys Reading Columnists, Vintage Bike Story

To the Editor:   Enclosed is my check to renew my subscription to the best small town newspaper I know of, the Mackinac Island Town Crier. I’ve been receiving the Town Crier for more than 35 years.  More...

Coal Dock Sale Is Final

Deal Cements New Ownership at Arnold Freight

The Coal Dock now belongs to the City of Mackinac Island. The sale, closed in Traverse City Thursday, March 28, gave the city the dock, hardware store building, fuel tanks, and portions of lots along the head of the dock for riparian rights. More...

Plows Find Empty Lots To Pile Snow

The snow piles on Mackinac Island will last well into spring this year, as the Island experienced more snowfall than it has in recent memory. More...

People

For the Record...

Jack Stack is one of the new operators at the Mackinac Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. His last name was misspelled in the February 11, 2019 story, “Two Operators Join Wastewater Plant Staff.” His last name is Stack, not Slack.   More...

Island Friends Establish ‘Straits Pride’ LGBTQ+ Awareness Organization

A new advocacy and education organization bringing awareness and support to the LGBTQ+ community has formed in the Straits of Mackinac. More...

Island Recognized by Michigan Fitness Foundation

The City of Mackinac Island and Recreation Director Mary Patay are among nominees for the annual Governor’s Fitness Awards (GFA), which recognize individuals and organizations for their contributions to health and wellness in Michigan. More...

Sports

Lakers Enjoy Strong Season With Runner-up Finish in Conference

The Mackinac Island Lakers girls capped off a strong season with a runner-up finish in the Northern Lights League regular season and the tournament. They finished second to Maplewood Baptist in both. More...

Aaron Riggs, Gabriel Hepker Play Final Games for Lakers Boys Basketball

The Mackinac Island boys basketball team finished 2-16, but first-year coach Nate Bullard was proud of the growth his team showed from the beginning to the end of the season.  More...

Columnists

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

There is a feeling of spring in the air. We’ve had bright sunshine and the days are much longer. However, we still have a lot of snow on the Island and ice in the Straits of Mackinac. We are hoping that maybe the Huron can start next week. More...

Nature Notes

‘Poor Man’s Lobster’ Burbot Is Only Freshwater North American Cod

A few weeks ago I received a phone call from a friend who offered me a fresh fish. He’d been out ice fishing in the Straits and had some extra. He knows I don’t mind gutting fish, and I do enjoy eating them.  More...

A Look at History

Eighty Years Ago: Creating a Vest-pocket Park on Mackinac Island

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