April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News Briefs

Crash causes damage to downtown building MANISTIQUE – A Manistique man caused significant damage to a local business Monday after crashing his vehicle into the storefront More...

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Outdoors

Fish Report

Well, needless to say with the weather we are having, about the time you plan on getting a head start on the spring lawn projects the weather turns cold and rainy with a chance of snow. More...

Registration open for summer BOW program in UP

MANISTIQUE – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced registration is open for this summer’s “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” program, which is set for June 2-4 in Marquette County.  More...

Ask the DNR April 20 on WNMU-TV13

MARQUETTE – The Upper Peninsula’s two representatives serving on the Michigan Natural Resources Commission will answer viewer questions live Thursday night on “Ask the DNR,” broadcast on WNMU-TV13.  More...

Obituaries

William Skinner

GARDEN, Mich. - William “Bill” Skinner, 70, of 13465 10th Road, Garden, Mich., passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at his home in Fairbanks Township surrounded by family and friends. More...

Community

Class of 2017 readies for Florida excursion

COOKS - Students in Big Bay de Noc School’s class of 2017 are looking forward to their trip to Orlando. The seniors have been busy planning and fundraising for the past couple months.  More...

Troopers to focus enforcement efforts on distracted driving

LANSING – Michigan motorists are reminded that one text or call could wreck it all during national Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April. More...

Local group launches app

MANISTIQUE – A new app designed to assist travelers and area residents connect with Schoolcraft County was recently launched. The “Discover Manistique” app aims to identify local businesses, attractions, and events. More...

Sports

Yooper Hooper celebrates 16

MANISTIQUE - The 2017 Yooper Hooper 3-on-3 marked its 16th year last Saturday in the Richard Bonifas Gymnasium with 73 registered teams. More...

Cold start to 2017 season

MANISTIQUE - While not having to battle the weather early this spring, it has been a cold start to the 2017 season for the Lady Emeralds fast pitch softball team. The squad recently dropped games against Rudyard and Westwood at home.  More...

Young grapplers set to take to the mats at tournament

There will be plenty of wrestling action on the mats at Manistique Middle and High School on Saturday as the Manistique Youth Wrestling organization holds its annual youth wrestling tournament. More...

Sprinting toward Easter joy

The Manistique Merchant’s Association held its annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, despite dreary conditions. Plenty of children took part in the event, receiving eggs filled with candy and a free Easter treat bag. More...

After 116 years, Elks has first female lead

Hook will serve as newest ‘exalted ruler’

MANISTIQUE – The local Elks Lodge has been in existence since 1901, but has only recently elected its first female leader. More...

News

AG: How to spot IRS scams

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced new tips on how to avoid falling prey to a debt collection scam in light of the IRS’s announcement that it will begin using private debt collectors to collect back taxes.  More...

Hippity hoppity

Big Bay de Noc School played host to an Easter event recently, boasting plenty of fun – and candy – for kids of all ages. Above, children scramble for Easter treats. At right, a young girl takes time to pose with the Easter Bunny.   More...

Schoolcraft County ranks 39th in state for well-being of children

LANSING — Schoolcraft County ranked 39th for child wellbeing by county, according to the 2017 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book released by the Michigan League for Public Policy. Number one is the best in the state.  More...

Views

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,  Mayor Jan Jeffcott recently forwarded an email to public safety that was originally sent out by Don Erickson. More...

The Archives

This week in the Pioneer Tribune...

50 Years Ago April 20, 1967   More...

Lifestyles

Lifestyles Briefs

Schoolcraft Memorial to offer Yoga Classes   MANISTIQUE - Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital will be offering Yoga Classes for the community. Classes began April 18 and will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. More...

Celebrating a sweet 100

MANISTIQUE – The Michigan State Police and the Manistique Area Girl Scouts recently joined together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the MSP and Girl Scout cookies. More...

Many UP roadside parks set to open on April 24

Many roadside parks operated by the Michigan Department of Transportation in the Upper Peninsula are scheduled to open April 24.  The following roadside parks will remain closed until later this spring due to weather conditions and maintenance i More...