September 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Public safety warns of wolf near boardwalk

MANISTIQUE – A grey wolf sported near the Manistique Boardwalk is cause for concern, but not panic, according to local law enforcement. More...

Ready, set, color the sky

Residents welcomed to join new kite event

MANISTIQUE – Residents and visitors are invited to “Color the Sky” by flying a kite Saturday. The event, celebrating Manistique’s beaches, will take place on the beach near the East Breakwater Lighthouse from 1-4 p.m. More...

News

DARE to donate

Dianna Herlik, Schoolcraft County Sheriff’s deputy and DARE officer receives a check for $405 from Dan Barber, the “Street of Little Shops Craft Show” chairman. More...

BBB warns of school scam

LANSING – The Better Business Bureau serving Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula is warning area schools about Scholastic School Supply, purportedly located in Las Vegas, NV and Sewell, NJ, which is sending phony invoices to schools around More...

‘You’ve Got This’ free tuition contest at Bay

ESCANABA – Residents and students of Bay de Noc Community College are invited to enter the Michigan Community College Association’s “You’ve Got This” photo contest – and win free tuition. More...

Views

From the Braver Institute

I paid a visit to a jail recently. I’m no stranger to jail. That sounds worse than it really is. Please allow me to explain: My dad was a police officer. More...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I graduated high school in 1942. In three months I will be 90 years old. My family is searching for my Native American roots. My great grandmother, Permelia Phenes, was thought to be Native American. More...

Legislature has to act fast to avert trial court crisis

Editor’s note: This submission represents the personal opinions of the author and should not be used to characterize the opinions of the Pioneer Tribune. — — — More...

Lifestyles

MSU offers parent tips to help diabetic students

EAST LANSING – The beginning of a new school year is always an exciting time for children, but if your child has diabetes, here are some tips from Michigan State University Extension diabetes experts to start the school year well prepared: More...

Michigan State Police want end to truancy

ST IGNACE – As another school year begins, the Michigan State Police is encouraging students to take their studies seriously. More...

Dinner Diva

Food for thought: What to do about problematic bloating and gas

Digestive enzymes have made a huge difference in my health. In fact, using digestive enzymes has helped me to digest my food much better and allowed me to keep my gallbladder. So what are digestive enzymes? More...

Sports

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Sept. 20

MARQUETTE – On Sept. 20, 906 Adventure Team, Noquemanon Trail Network Singletrack and RAMBA will host young riders, ages six to 16, for a youth mountain biking event. More...

New route for Sault International Marathon

SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. – Online registration will close Sept. 24, for the annual Sault International Marathon, formerly known as the Chamber Chase. The event takes place Sept. 27. Onsite registration will be available on Sept. More...

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County adopts ‘best guess’ budget

Commissioners outline funds, vote to increase their wages

MANISTIQUE – Yet another “best guess” budget has been adopted by the Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioners – this time, the guesstimate included a pay increase for its own members. More...

VFW, Forgotten Eagles plan first ‘Burger Bash’

MANISTIQUE – A “Burger Bash” fundraiser, hosted by the Forgotten Eagles and VFW Post No. 4420, takes place Saturday. The event will be held at the VFW Hall in Manistique. More...

City planning fall, USO dinner theater event

MANISTIQUE – Ready to celebrate the colors of fall? Why not celebrate the colors of the nation at the same time? The city of Manistique and the Tourist Council are hosting a “Celebration of Our Colors” Oct. 4. More...

‘Exploration’ for options continues

Contract sparks more questions about goal

MANISTIQUE – The exploration of a shared superintendent continues for the district, despite a glitch in contract language from the organization set to aid the school board in the process. More...

Outdoors

Archaeology students looking for answers to Fort Wilkins’ past

HOUGHTON – Before adventure-seekers went west during the Gold Rush, they had first come north to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula during the copper boom, hoping to strike it rich mining the rich veins of copper found in the western U.P. More...

A mighty feat

Standing on a picnic table so she can be seen in the picture, Star Lynts of Manistique proudly shows off the monster 450-pound black bear she bagged on Sept. 13 while hunting in the Gulliver area. More...

Fish Report

Well, slowly but surely the hunting seasons for the fall of 2014 is getting into full swing. With the cool nights and enjoyable days things should be picking up. The fall fishing season should be picking up as time goes along. More...

Obituaries

Miles L. Behrend

MANISTIQUE – Miles L. “Lindy” Behrend, 88, of Manistique, Mich., died suddenly at home on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. More...

Frederick J. Hyde

MANISTIQUE – Frederick J. Hyde, 70, of Indian Lake, Manistique, Mich., died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette, Mich. He was born March 3, 1944, in Munising, Mich., the son of Frederick C. More...

Joyce S. Angell

ESCANABA, Mich. Former Manistique area resident, Joyce Sue Kilburn) Angell, 73, of Escanaba, Mich., passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. She was born Jan. More...

Community

MDOT seeks UP ‘road watchers’

ESCANABA – How was the ride? The Michigan Department of Transportation wants to know. A new Road Watchers program will give motorists a chance to tell MDOT how well it’s maintaining highways in the Upper Peninsula this winter. More...

Just splashing through

Above, two small red cars brave an enormous puddle on Veterans Drive last Wednesday. Heavy rains contributed to flooding on the roadway, as well as in a neighboring lot. More...

SOS: Buying a car? Don’t get taken for a ride when purchasing in a private sale

Scams are plentiful in private online dealings

LANSING – State officials are encouraging residents to do homework before purchasing a vehicle in a private sale. More...