2021-05-15 E-Edition


Basketball Players Are Honored

The Northern Lights League All- Conference basketball teams have been selected by league coaches for the 2020-2021 winter sports season. Two Mackinac Island seniors, Brooke Dziobak and Ella Cowell were named to the second girls team, and senior Dominic Morse received an honorable mention for the boys. The full all-conference listings follow. Girls First Team Alix Bleau, Big Bay de […]

Council Opposes New Transfer Liquor License

The Mackinac Island City Council has opposed the transfer of a liquor license to the Harbour View Inn on Main Street, adjacent Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church, and directed its attorney, Erin Evashevksi, to protest the matter to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (LCC) and the lack of control local governments have over liquor licenses in general. The council has received […]

Record Number of Geocachers Covene on Island for Annual Spring Fling

A record number of Geocachers attended the Geocacher Spring Fling on Mackinac Island, a harbinger of what could be a very busy season on the Island, according to organizer Madelyn Le Page of Warren. The event is celebrating its 15th year bringing in people from all over the country to explore the Island in search of caches. The event had […]

Veteran Coach Mary Patay Leads Mackinac Island’s Boys, Girls Golf Teams

The Mackinac Island golf team returns to the green this year. Pictured are (from left) Lakelyn Bunker, Brooke Dziobak, Izzy Nitzschke, Makayla Rickley, Tristan Greenlee, Jack Kaminen, Wyatt Morse, Mason McLean, and Coach Mary Patay. Missing from photograph are Katie Burt and James Hartley. Veteran Coach Mary Patay will have 10 golfers on the combined girls and boys teams at […]

Following Debate, Haverdink Family Changes Private Stable to Accessory Building

A proposed private stable on Heriot Lane, a private road north of Sunset Rock and South of Brown’s Book that was heavily debated by the Planning Commission February 9, will now become an accessory building. Applicant Mike Haverdink had originally sought a building to store equipment and house a pony, but decided to scale the project back in March. The […]

Commission Outlines Process for Reporting Employee Housing Concerns

The new slide at Grand Hotel’s renovated pool is shown Wednesday, May 5. Some residents have complained to Planning Commissioners about the slide’s hue, which does meet the commission’s stipulation that it be blue or green in color to blend into the surrounding area. The pool is slated to open to the public in time for Memorial Day Weekend. The […]

Nancy Marstiller

Nancy Marstiller Nancy Ellen Marstiller, 89, a lively presence on Mackinac Island for many years, passed away peacefully April 24, 2021. She was born April 6, 1932, in Detroit and was graduated from Dominican High School. She married David W. Marstiller in 1953 and became a devoted homemaker and mother. After the passing of her husband, Nancy went to work […]

Ann Custer

Ann Custer Ann Lucile Custer of Muskegon, formerly of Mackinac Island, passed away April 2, 2021. She was born July 12, 1945, in Detroit to Francis Robinson and Lucile Ruth Robinson. She had two older brothers, Tom and Dick Robinson. She married her high school sweetheart, James Custer, and while he was in the service, she followed him to several […]