February 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Applicant review will be next step in board search

Special meeting set for March 2, open to public

MANISTIQUE – The search for a new Manistique Area Schools superintendent is well underway. MAS Board of Education members recently heard an update on the search, as well as what the next steps in the process will be. More...

News

Questions and answers

The Big Bay De Noc “Black Bears” played the Rapid River “Rockets” in the second round of High School Bowl and won by a score of 240-170. More...

Daisies & Digs

It is the oldest rule since creation. I learned it when I was a toddler. The first thing in dealing with other children, and it keeps going even in this day and age as an adult. More...

League: Kids Count report shows many children stuck in poverty, no solutions

More than half million Mich. kids in poverty

LANSING – Too many kids in Michigan remain mired in poverty at a time when policymakers have reduced help for struggling families, according to the Kids Count in Michigan Data Book 2015 released recently. More...

Obituaries

Catherine A. Beal

LEANDER, Texas – Former Gulliver, Mich., resident, Catherine A. (Ring) Beal, 86, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, in Leander, Texas. Catherine, daughter of the late John and Anna May (Walker) Ring, was born in Gulliver on July 22, 1928. More...

Peter T. Derber

MANISTIQUE – Peter T. Derber, 77, husband of Ellen Derber, died suddenly of a heart attack in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Peter was born Aug. 15, 1937, in Appleton, Wis., to Mary Elizabeth and Gordon Derber. More...

Donald C. McNeil

MANISTIQUE – Longtime Gould City, Mich., resident, Donald C. McNeil, 88, of Manistique, Mich., died Feb. 23, 2015, at UP Health System Hospital in Marquette, Mich. More...

Community

Get ready to ride ... and read

Steve White from Graymont Lime and Stone recently stopped by Emerald Elementary to present a $500 check for a “Read and Ride” program. More...

Primary to move to March

LANSING – Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed legislation setting the date of the Michigan presidential primary to March 8, 2016. More...

LSSU may receive research lab funding

Aquatic lab to focus on freshwater research

SAULT STE. MARIE – In his recent budget proposal to the legislature for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, Gov. More...

City reviews mid-year budget

Marketing progress, DDA woes among budget items discussed

MANISTIQUE – Manistique City Council held its mid-fiscal year budget review Monday, highlighting and amending areas of the city’s budget. More...

County offers brief update on Heritage lawsuit

Little progress made as county waits for news

MANISTIQUE – A brief update on the wind-energy centered lawsuit facing Schoolcraft County was presented during last week’s meeting of the Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioners. More...

News Briefs

Semi carrying 40K of dynamite rear-ended GARDEN TOWNSHIP – A semi-truck carrying 40,000 pounds of dynamite was rearended on U.S. 2 near Garden Corners Tuesday. More...

Outdoors

DNR: State trying to provide better opportunities for disabled hunters

LANSING – If you ask Michigan conservation officer Dave Painter, he’ll tell you his relationship with his sometimes hunting partner Robbie Ivey was pretty unlikely. More...

Fish Report

Well, if it wasn’t for the sun shining down on us during some part of the coldest day, it would sure have been a lot worse if only mentally. More...

Outdoors Briefs

DNR reminds anglers of shanty removal dates LANSING – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that the dates for mandatory ice shanty removal are approaching. More...

Views

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

50 Years Ago February 25, 1965 More...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Mr. Brooks someday perhaps you will become a decent story teller as you don’t allow the facts to get in the way of a good story. If zoning is done properly, yours, nor my, rights should not and would not be affected. More...

Time to bring graduate medical education into 21st century

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

Pysanky Egg class set to return

Participants may take part in two classes

MANISTIQUE – The Lake Effects Arts Center will soon offer a Pysanky Egg class. The class, taught by resident Gerry Reese, will take place March 14 and 28 at the Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer in Manistique. More...

Family tree

Five generations of the Madeline Turek family recently gathered for a photo. Front: Madeline Turek of Escanaba (formerly of Nahma) holding great-great-grandson Chase Michael Palmer. More...

The 21st century eye: Protect your vision by using these three tips

Screen time increase could damage eyes

LANSING – Everywhere we look, we’re reading, shopping, banking, or being entertained online on digital devices small and large-at work, at school, at play, and on our way in-between. More...

Sports

Cheer squad advances to regionals

EAST JORDAN – It’s been a successful season for first-year head coach Lisa Selling. More...

Burton grapples to state finals

ROGERS CITY, Mich. More...

Halpin raises bar at finals

MARQUETTE – The swim team ended their season Saturday at the Upper Peninsula Finals in Marquette. Emerald junior Allison Halpin capped off her season with an outstanding performance in the 100 butterfly. More...