December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Sharing not in the district’s future

Board opts out of superintendent sharing, will offer part-time post

MANISTIQUE – Following months of exploration into the possibility, Manistique Area Schools Board will not share a superintendent with Big Bay de Noc School. More...

Fight against rate increase continues

Temporary delay not reprieve from impending electric increase

MANISTIQUE – Despite a delay in the implementation of a potentially devastating electric rate increase in the Upper Peninsula, residents, businesses and community leaders are continuing their quest to keep the change from happening. More...

Upcoming Events

Dec. 19, 20 – Manistique High SchoolDrama Club presents “Alice in Wonderland”. Showings at 7 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday.Dec. 29 – Emerald Glee Club’s Coffee HouseFundraiser at Upper Crust Cafe, 6:30 p.m. More...

News

SCCF awards 4 area mini-grants worth over $1K

MANISTIQUE – Residents ranging from youth to seniors recently received mini-grants from the Schoolcraft County Community Foundation. Grant Committee According to SCCF Chairman Rick Wodzinski, five applications were received. More...

News Briefs

Manistique library changes hours for holidays MANISTIQUE – The Manistique School and Public Library has announced its schedule for the upcoming holiday weeks. The schedule is: -Dec. 22: 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. -Dec. 23: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

In ‘wonderland’

Manistique High School Drama will present three performances of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”, adapted for the stage by Sharon Holland in the Frederickson Auditorium. The first showing takes place on Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. More...

Views

From the Braver Institute

A little better than six years ago I was asked by Paul Olson, the editor of the Manistique Pioneer Tribune at the time, to write a weekly column for the paper. I told him that I wasn’t sure I could do it but I would give it a try. More...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, More...

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

50 Years Ago December 17, 1964 More...

Community

Ho, Ho!

Big Bay de Noc School launched the community in the holiday spirit last Wednesday when they held their elementary Christmas concert. Pre-K through fifth grade each took turns at center stage singing two holiday songs to the packed gymnasium. More...

Bay to host ‘Virtual Dementia Tour’

ESCANABA – Bay de Noc College Nursing Department will host the Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT®) free of charge for the community on Jan. 12 and Wednesday Jan. 14 to honor the 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease. More...

MSUE: Step Forward Michigan may be able to help under- and unemployed

EAST LANSING – Step Forward Michigan guidelines have recently changed. Now, the Unemployment Mortgage Subsidy Program and the Loan Modification Program will mean that some homeowners may be eligible for assistance. More...

New tower to improve emergency paging

100-foot radio tower will boost communications with responders

MANISTIQUE – A new 100-foot radio tower is being erected at the Schoolcraft County Sheriff’s Department. The tower, purchased with 911 funds, will be used to improve emergency service communication throughout the county. More...

Casperson urges Congress to keep mail sorting in U.P.

Starting in 2015, mail will go to Green Bay

LANSING – A resolution to formally request that Congress prevent the U.S. Postal Service from consolidating the processing of all U.P. first class mail was recently presented by Sen. Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba). More...

Area students gather nearly a ton of food for canathon

MANISTIQUE – More than 1,800 pounds of food was recently collected by students in the Manistique Area School District. The food was collected as part of a canathon and will be donated to community food pantries. More...

Outdoors

Michigan DNR’s prestigious fire program celebrates 100 years

LANSING – Historically, it’s the years with the large wildfires that garner the most public attention. For example, in 2012 – the year of the Duck Lake fire – 497 fires burned 23,814 acres. More...

Hiawatha Forest to allow 2 special use permits

RAPID RIVER – Hiawatha National Forest will permit the Alger Delta Cable Installation project (Special Use Permit) and the Upper Peninsula Power Company Underground Electric Cable Installation project (Special Use Permit). More...

DNR: 2014 firearm season harvest down from 2013

Lower deer numbers, condition are factors

LANSING – The 2014 firearm deer season wrapped up Nov. 30, and challenging conditions and lower deer numbers in some areas likely have led to fewer deer being taken this year. More...

Obituaries

Leila I. Raredon

MANISTIQUE – Leila I. Raredon, 94, of Manistique, Mich., died Dec. 15, 2014, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. More...

Lifestyles

Two antique teapots, one Manistique ‘miracle’

Editor’s note: This article first appeared on the website www.cranksmytractor.com/2014/12/themanistique miracle.html and was submitted by its author to appear in the Pioneer Tribune. — — — More...

How to lose weight while eating properly on a Paleo Diet

If you’ve been following a Paleo diet, you might be frustrated at why your weight loss results aren’t as great as you thought they would be. More...

Births

MANISTIQUE. – Joseph Jenson and Denise Greff of Manistique, Mich., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jesse Robert Jensen. Jesse was born at Bell Memorial Hospital in Ishpeming, Mich., on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at 8:03 a.m. More...

Sports

The end of an era: Kangas steps down as varsity football coach

MANISTIQUE – A quarter of a century commitment to the development of local athletes has come to an end. After 25 years as head varsity football coach, Todd Kangas will be absent from the sidelines. More...

Halpin back and breaking records

MANISTIQUE – Though it’s early in swim season, Emerald junior Allison Halpin is making waves in the pool. Despite it being only the third meet of the 2014-15 season, she has set a new school record. More...

Emeralds sweep Indians for the home court win

MANISTIQUE – Blocked shots by Tyler Tobin, strong moves to the basket by Tony Hoholik and Brett Annelin and an error-free game led to a convincing 67-49 win for the Manistique Emerald boys’ basketball team at home against Newberry Tuesday More...