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Outdoors

Boxwood blight found for first time in Michigan

LANSING – Boxwood blight, a serious fungal disease that attacks boxwood (a popular landscape shrub), has been detected for the first time in Michigan. More...

UP Trappers Association to host beaver trapping demonstration tonight

HERMANSVILLE – At the regular meeting of District 3 of the U.P. Trappers Association, there will be a beaver trapping demonstration by Bob Steinmetz. More...

Fish Report

Well, for the most part, my deer hunting adventures for 2018 are now in the history books. More...

Obituaries

Cary C. Lynts

MANISTIQUE – Cary “Joe” Clyde Lynts, 66, of Manistique, Mich., passed away from a lengthy illness on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital with Lori by his side.  Joe was born Nov. More...

John P. Neu

DES MOINES, Iowa – John Peter Neu, surrounded by family, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, of upper respiratory complications at Valley View Village in Des Moines, Ind. He was 102. John was born Sept. More...

Doris H. Rubick

MANISTIQUE – Doris Helen Rubick, 87, of Manistique, Mich., passed away with her loving family by her side on Sunday, Dec. More...

Sports

Emeralds impressive win at home

MANISTIQUE – When Coach Bill Boddy took the helm of the Manistique Emeralds’ varsity basketball program, he had one goal in mind for a successful season – continue to improve.  More...

Bradshaw kicks off new season, happy with effort

COOKS – A few first game jitters aside, Coach Jenna Bradshaw got a solid effort from her team in the Bears’ debut at home last Friday night, despite coming up short 55-48 to Norway.  “I felt my girls came out and played a soli More...

Wrestlers have good showing in St. Ignace

ST. IGNACE – The young Emerald grappler kicked off their 2018-19 season with a busy week. Following their home debut against Kingsford and Munising last Thursday, Manistique traveled to St. Ignace to take part in the annual St. More...

MAS board approves contract for new lead

Howard Parmentier will serve as MAS district superintendent

MANISTIQUE – After a nearly four-month long process, the Manistique Area Schools Board of Education finalized the selection of a new superintendent Monday. More...

Council discusses census trends

Members review report, address area implications

MANISTIQUE – A review of demographic trends for the area was the focus of Monday’s meeting of the Manistique City Council.  More...

News Briefs

Two arrested in Lakeview Cemetery vandalism   MANISTIQUE – Two suspects have been arrested and charged in connection with the destruction of tombstones in Lakeview Cemetery in mid-September.  More...

News

Keep on Exploring

Emerald Elementary Exceptional Explorers for the week of Nov. 26 were, above, from left: Kayla Jones, kindergarten; Jada Spencer, first grade; and Aubree Drouin, second grade. More...

Views

Spreading Christmas spirit

Flashback

From the Dec. 1, 1983 edition, in celebration of the Christmas season, the Hiawatha Brownie Troop visited Rose Provo’s Sunshine Home Tuesday. The girls sang Christmas carols for residents and presented them with a basket of fruit.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,  Our local Schoolcraft County Medical Care Facility was inspected for its annual recertification Oct. 16-24. The results and final report of this survey are available to the public at the facility and can be viewed online.  More...

The Archives

This week in the Pioneer Tribune

50 years ago   December 12, 1968  More...

Lifestyles

State Employee Retirees meeting postponed

ESCANABA – The State Employee Retirees Association U.P. Chapter 16 annual meeting is rescheduled for Dec. 13. Make plans to attend the 1:30 p.m. meeting at the Escanaba State Building. More...

Grandparents Teach, Too

Perfect high moisture snow doesn’t occur often enough for very young children’s enthusiasm for snowmen. Here’s a simple activity for snowmen that doesn’t require a snowstorm and doesn’t melt!  More...

St. Francis students get savvy with ‘code’

MANISTIQUE – The students of St. More...

Community

Community Foundation awards six mini grants

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Community Foundation Board of Directors recently approved six mini grants totaling $4,250 during its fall grant round.  More...

MSU Extension planning soil health workshops for farmers

CHATHAM – Michigan State University Educators in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan have received grant funding through the Conservation Innovation Grant program administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to implement soil hea More...

Group to acquire MGH building, develop offices, public spaces

MARQUETTE – Veridea Group and UP Health System – Marquette announced Friday that they have signed a definitive agreement for the Marquette-based developer to purchase the hospital system’s current College Avenue complex.  More...