December 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

January to bring higher wages

State minimum wage will increase to $8.90

LANSING – Effective Jan. 1, employees in Michigan will see a minimum wage increase from $8.50 to $8.90. More...

Special Sections

Outdoors

In the bag

Nine-year old Nick Frankovich is yet another first-time successful hunter this past rifle season. Frankovich bagged this eight point while hunting with his dad, Corey.   More...

Bears lose opener on road to Cougars

EBEN – The Big Bay de Noc Black Bears boys’ basketball team opened the season on the road with a trip to Superior Central to take on the Cougars.  Looking to avenge a 73-60 loss to Big Bay in last year’s district final, the Cou More...

DNR to fill Citizens’ Advisory vacancies

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is soliciting applications for volunteer positions on the Eastern and Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Councils.  The deadline to submit an application is Dec. 16. More...

Obituaries

Hazel Williams

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Hazel Williams, 87, passed away in Green Bay, Wis., on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. She was born in 1929 in Newberry, Mich.  Hazel lived in Gulliver, Mich., for many years. She worked in Manistique at Treasure City. More...

William M. Webber

MANISTIQUE – William M. Webber, 90, of 825 Garden Ave., Manistique, Mich., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique.  More...

Marilyn Joan Lawrence

MANISTIQUE, Mich. – Marilyn Joan Lawrence, 79, of 320 Arbutus Ave., Manistique, Mich., was called by the Lord on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at her son’s home in Manistique while surrounded by her loving family.  She was born Aug. More...

Community

41 percent of young drivers email and text while behind wheel

LANSING – Although Michigan law prohibits drivers from reading, manually typing or sending a text message while driving, 41 percent of young adult drivers admitted to sending texts and emails on a regular basis while driving, according to a rec More...

MSP St. Ignace Post makes food donation

ST IGNACE – Twentysix years ago, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development began a partnership with the Food Bank Council of Michigan and State of Michigan employees to raise food and funds through an annual Michigan Harvest More...

Commission lists suggested infrastructure improvements

LANSING – Michigan’s 21st Century Infrastructure Commission – created by Gov. More...

City’s 2016 audit shows promise, despite general fund balance drop

No major issues discussed during fiscal year-end report

MANISTIQUE – Despite dipping into its general fund balance in 2016, the city’s financial health remains steadfast. More...

Schoolcraft County continues with highest jobless in Upper Peninsula

October rate rises slightly from September, lower than 2015

MANISTIQUE – Schoolcraft County is maintaining the highest jobless rate in the county – registering 6.9 percent in October. The area moved up 0.6 percent from its September unemployment rate of 6.3 percent.  More...

News Briefs

More Christmas Cash winners announced   MANISTIQUE – The week two winners in the 2016 Manistique Merchants Association Christmas Cash drawing were drawn Wednesday. More...

News

Good for (small) business

Small Business Saturday was deemed a huge success for both shoppers and local merchants. Held annually on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday works to promote local economies throughout the U.S. More...

Ho Ho

The Community Kids Christmas Party took place Saturday at the Manistique Elks Lodge. The event welcomed area children and parents and boasted games and food, as well as a visit from “Santa Claus”. More...

Scholarship offers $100K to students choosing to attend Michigan college

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. More...

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor,  Happy Holidays from the staff of the Manistique School and Public Library! ‘Tis the season for giving and the library would like to give back to the community.  More...

The Archives

This week in the Pioneer Tribune... In observance of Pearl Harbor Day on December 7, the following are articles from the Pioneer-Tribune’s December 11, 1941 edition. More...

VANTAGE POINT

As I sit in my living room reminiscing about Christmases celebrated a long time ago (over 55 years ago to be exact), I remember vividly my family shopping, attending mass, decorating the tree, wrapping gifts, and preparing the traditional Christmas m More...

Lifestyles

Quick tips: When and how to open a joint checking account

Did you recently get married, move in with a new roommate, see a child off to college or start managing a relative’s finances? More...

Resident awarded for volunteerism

MANISTIQUE – Area resident Marilyn S. Fischer was recently awarded the 2016 Richard L. Moehl Award for Outstanding Volunteerism. More...

Lifestyles Briefs

Scholarship awarded to former resident   MANISTIQUE – Kaitlyn Ziminski of Manistique has received the Dr. David S. and Bernice A. (Nelson) Lirones Scholarship from Central Michigan University.  More...

Sports

Wonders puts up 27 in win over Emeralds

MANISTIQUE – The 2016- 17 boys’ varsity basketball season got underway for the Manistique Emeralds Tuesday night with Manistique playing host to Iron Mountain. More...

Young Emeralds still looking for identity

MANISTIQUE – A 24-point first quarter set the pace for a dominating 63-21-win for the Negaunee Miners last Friday night on the road in Manistique. More...

Bears come up short in overtime loss to Cougars

EBEN – Following an impressive win to open the season, the girls from Big Bay de Noc dropped a 59- 51 thriller that went into overtime on the road in Eben against the Superior Central Cougars.  More...