Friends Meet, Share Old Times at Grand Hotel

Aileen Koehler (second from right) entertained friends at Grand Hotel Saturday, July 23. Sharing old times are (from left) Dorothy Sharer (seated), Sheila Ellman, Mary Milton, and Susan Bankard. Sorry! This content is only available to online subscribers. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Glossary of Terms

Aces = Runs Ballists = Players Behind = Catcher Club = Team Contest = Game Cranks = Fans Daisy Cutter = Ground Ball Dead = Out Sacker = Baseman Foul Tick = Foul Ball Home Base = Home Plate Hurler = Pitcher Huzzah = Hurray Infield Scout = Infielder Leg it = Run Outfield Scout = Outfielder Mascot = Bat […]

The Line-Up

The Fort Mackinac Never Sweats

The Fort MackinacNever Sweats Honorary Captains John “Ratso” Hiller U.S. Representative Bart “Stretch” Stupak William “Hoot” Anderson Phil “Pops” Porter Clark “Otis” Bloswick Todd “Mussels” Callewaert Brad “Bubba” Chambers Clay “Lash” Fuller Bill “The Cat” Fritz Craig “The Kid” Knaffle Bruce “Boy Wonder” Lynn Pete “Two Bags” Pellerito Tim “The Marketeer” Putman The Rochester Grangers Stephen “Curly” Dawley Bob “Roadblock” […]


David R. Campbell, 66, of Mackinac Island died unexpectedly July 20, 2005, at Mackinac Island Medical Center. He was born August 6, 1938, in Marshall to Harvey Wilson and Alma May (nee Rollin) Campbell. His parents died when he was very young and his family spent many years in foster care. Mr. Campbell joined the U.S. Navy, serving 16 years […]

Bob and Ruth Johnson Return to Island

Bob and Ruth Johnson of northeast Grand Rapids spent last weekend vacationing on the Island, staying at Murray Hotel. They come to Mackinac as often as they can, although this was their first trip here without their children, said Mrs. Johnson. Sorry! This content is only available to online subscribers. Please login below or Subscribe today!

A Surprise Engagement!

Kimberly Holton planned a leisurely birthday on Mackinac Island Sunday, July 24. It would include breakfast at the J.L. Beanery coffee shop by the marina and dinner with her family at the Iroquois Hotel. She is the youngest daughter of Earl and Donnalee Holton of Grand Rapids, who have spent their summer vacations on the Island for 30 years, most […]

Scholarship Fund Seeks Volunteers for August 16

The annual Daisy Day fundraiser to support the Stella King Scholarship Fund will take place Tuesday, August 16, with a raffle, candy and daisy sales, and donation canisters at shops around town. Daisy Day was originally started many years ago by Mackinac Island lay health nurse Stella King to support the lay health program on Mackinac Island. The program was […]

Hinduism Topic at Illumination Series

“There’s got to be something more to life,” said Prasanna Vengadam, the second speaker in the Illumination Series lectures on peace and religion, who told her audience that belief in a religion can fill that void. Despite the smaller than expected crowd, owing to the extreme heat of the afternoon of Sunday, July 17, an engaging and insightful round-table discussion […]

Cheerleaders Wash Bikes, Have Fun in the Sun

Mackinac Island cheerleaders held a bike wash outside Harrisonville General Store July 25, raising $232. At an earlier bike wash July 18, the team raised $336, for a total of $568. The cheerleaders raise all of their own program funds and the bike washes are their biggest fundraiser of the year. Posing are (front row, from left) Mackenzie Bean, Hailey […]

Play Ball!

Painful Defeat for Never Sweats All in Good Fun

It was a sad day on the Scout Barracks field when the Fort Mackinac Never Sweats lost a hard fought contest to the Rochester Grangers. The contest took place at the Scout Barracks pitch Saturday, July 23. The game was played according to 1860s base ball rules, along with antique uniforms, score keepers, vocabulary, and music. This was the third […]