May 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Treasurer rebukes extra ‘work’ to oppose board

To protest loss of employee, only required work accepted

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County treasurer is rebuking any extra duties after the county board voted to not fill a full time position in the treasurer’s office. More...

Special Sections

Outdoors

2015 commercial fishing harvest steady

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently released data from its 2015 state-licensed commercial fishing season. More...

NRC approves year-round coyote season

LANSING – The Natural Resources Commission, at its monthly meeting in Lansing, earlier this month, approved new coyote and nighttime furbearer hunting regulations. Effective immediately, coyote hunting season is open year-round in Michigan. More...

Fish Report

Well, it may be slow with the nights still dropping down into the 30’s but the weather is slowly but surely warming up and the trees are starting to bud out. More...

Obituaries

Eleanor A. Broullire

MANISTIQUE – Eleanor A. Broullire, 90, of Manistique, Mich., died peacefully on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Woodland Assisted Living in Manistique where she has resided for the past few years. More...

Robert D. Wright

GARDEN CORNERS, Mich. – Robert D. Wright, 81, of Garden Corners, Mich., died Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. He was born Oct. More...

Community

Under construction

The re-paving/infrastructure project on M-94, a collaboration of the city of Manistique and the Michigan Department of Transportation got underway Monday. The project will be completed in three sections, wrapping up sometime in mid-October. More...

News From MAS

Since 1984, the National PTA has designated the first week in May as a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating our children. This week has come to be known as “Teacher Appreciation Week”. More...

District Court

Jacob Bradley Lockhart, 17, Fourth St., Manistique charged with driving 55 miles per hour in a 50 mph zone (4/16). Assessed $100. Rachel Anne Brock, 19, Chippewa Ave., Manistique, charged with driving 60 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone (4/16). More...

Public transit to become authority

Transition to self-governing operation will be final Oct. 1

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Public Transit will become the Schoolcraft County Transit Authority Oct. 1. The change was approved last week by the Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioner. More...

Outdoor expo to kick off

Event begins Friday, features vendors

MANISTIQUE – It’s time again for the annual Outdoor Expo and Gun and Knife Show. The 2016 event, organized by the Manistique Recreation Department, will take place Friday and Saturday at the Little Bear West Arena. More...

Jobless rate for March drops

Overall increase seen across UP for month

MANISTIQUE – The unemployment rate in Schoolcraft County dropped slightly in March, coming in at 11.2 percent. February’s rate had been 11.3. More...

News Briefs

Service of Honor to recognize local heros MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Ministerial Association is sponsoring a “Service of Honor” May 22. More...

News

Mackinac Financial completes acquisition of First National Bank of Eagle River

MANISTIQUE – The Directors of Mackinac Financial Corporation [Nasdaq: MFNC] (Mackinac), the holding company for mBank, recently announced the consummation of the acquisition of The First National Bank of Eagle River (FNBER), Eagle River, Wis., More...

Tool focuses on vet mental health

LANSING – “How are you feeling?” It’s a question sometimes asked in the midst of casual conversation, but for veterans it could be the start of an important conversation about their mental health – and how they can seek More...

A Look Back at the... Pioneer-Tribune Archives

50 Years Ago May 5, 1966 More...

Views

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, A recent Letter to the Editor by Lynn LaRose named the Schoolcraft County EDC as having provided TV 6 with a photo of her house in reference to the ongoing short term rental issue. More...

Friends of Hiawathaland

Manistique, home of approximately 3,100 people, is also home to natural scenery and caring citizens. As a junior in high school, I have come to the conclusion that this was the perfect town to grow up in. More...

Lifestyles

Finance gifts for new grads?

College graduation season is upon us. How about a gift that will really mean something to a student in your life? More...

Local man receives CU honors

HARRIS – During its annual conference last month, the Michigan Credit Union League’s Upper Peninsula Chapter of Credit Unions honored Dick Ketcik as the chapter’s Person of the Year. More...

Tips to get to know your spice rack a little better

Cooking with herbs and spices make all the difference in the world to the end product, your meal. But if you’ve never learned how to use the mountain of spices available, sometimes you need a little guidance. More...

Sports

Casey signs as Buccaneer

It’s not often that U.P. basketball players have a chance to continue playing past their high school years; but Big Bay de Noc’s James Casey is an exception. More...

Emeralds edge Munising

MANISTIQUE – A low card 40 by the Emeralds’ Louis Berry led to a two-point victory over Munising for the Emerald boys’ golf team Monday. Manistique turned in a team score of 223. More...

Emeralds runner-ups in annual 2-person event

MANISTIQUE – The Escanaba girls’ golf team won the Emerald 2-Girl Scramble at Indian Lake Golf Club Tuesday. In a field of 10 teams, Escanaba posted a 240 to edge out the Emeralds, who claimed runner-up honors with a 289. More...