November 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

City receives ‘clean’ audit

Presentation shows fund balance growth, DDA hit with shrinkage

MANISTIQUE – The city of Manistique has once again received a “clean” audit report – this according to a presentation given by its auditors. More...

News

A honorable night

The Manistique Area Schools 2014 National Honor Society induction ceremony and banquet was held Oct. 29 at Emerald Elementary School. Thirty-one students were inducted into the NHS. More...

MDOT offers ‘Mi Drive’ app

LANSING – Just in time for winter and holiday driving, the Michigan Department of Transportation’s popular Mi Drive traffic information website is now available as an app. More...

Report: Half of Michigan’s young families struggle to make ends meet

MLPP suggests state works with families

LANSING – With half of Michigan’s young children growing up in low-income households, state leaders must do more to lift kids out of poverty, including passing family-friendly work laws and offering better support for working parents with More...

Views

From The Braver Institute

So there I am, just driving along minding my own business, when I notice a flashing red light behind me. More...

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

50 Years Ago November 19, 1964 More...

A stupid government: Americans deserve better

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

Area woman receives Special Olympic’s ‘SPIRIT’ award

MANISTIQUE – Manistique resident Cathy Bauman recently received the Special Olympic Michigan “SPIRIT” award at the Special Olympic Michigan Hall of Fame Banquet in Mt. Pleasant Mich. More...

Lifestyles Brief

Facility celebrates birthdays, veterans MANISTIQUE – Five November birthdays were celebrated recently at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility. Those honored included: James Johnson, Bill Wood, Mary Johnson, Dora Toennessen and Eugene Nagy. More...

An end of an era

Pastor Ingmar Levin, center, recently received an award for 22 years of service to residents of Menominee, Delta and Schoolcraft counties. More...

County denies judge’s request

Probate court employees continue to receive lower wages set by board

MANISTIQUE – A wage dispute based in the county’s probate court has once again landed on the laps of the Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioners. More...

Bill to target rise in rates

Senator, congressmen step in to assist U.P.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. More...

Moratorium on wind turbines now in place

Attorney recommends action ordinance review

MANISTIQUE – A moratorium on any wind energy system development within the county is now in effect. An ordinance to impose the moratorium was approved during Tuesday’s meeting of the Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioners. More...

Outdoors

Buck & Me

2014 photo contest now open

MANISTIQUE – According to the DNR’s Newberry Customer Service Center, hunting conditions were clear and crisp with temperatures in the low teens for opening weekend. More...

DNR: Hunters must follow ORV laws

LANSING – Conservation officers at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources remind hunters heading afield using an off-road vehicle to follow ORV land-use regulations. More...

Hunters can help fill food bank freezers throughout Michigan

Sportsmen Against Hunger progam helps

LANSING – With Michigan’s deer season swinging into high gear, it won’t be long before many hunters are bringing their harvested deer into the local butcher shop to have the venison processed and prepared for the freezer. More...

Obituaries

Kathleen J. Weber

MARQUETTE – Kathleen J. Weber, 52, of Marquette, Mich., passed away peacefully Sunday evening, Nov. 16, 2014, at her home, surrounded by family. She fought courageously and with unshakable faith in her battle against cancer. More...

Nancy A. Erickson

LONGBOAT KEY, Fla. – Nancy Ann Erickson, 81, of Longboat Key, Fla., passed away unexpectedly of a stroke on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. More...

Frances A. Swagart

COOKS – Frances A. Swagart, 82, of Cooks, Mich., died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique, Mich. Listed among survivors is her husband, Gerald. More...

Community

DNR monitoring UP snow depth, assessing impact on deer herd

Information can lead to supplemental feeding

LANSING – After receiving heavy snowfall across much of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the Department of Natural Resources is monitoring snow depths and assessing potential impacts on wildlife, particularly the deer herd which is still recov More...

Comments sought for update to Michigan’s wolf management plan

Input accepted from residents until Dec. 11

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is updating the 2008 Michigan Wolf Management Plan and is seeking comment on the implementation of the plan. More...

Manistique Middle and High School posts honor roll

MANISTIQUE – Manistique Middle and High School recently released the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2014-15 school year. More...

Sports

Cross country certified

The Manistique Emerald cross country team recently wrapped up their 2014 season with members receiving their participation pins and a selection of certificates. More...

Upper Peninsula teams advance in MHSAA championship quest

MARQUETTE – Semifinal action will take place for several Upper Peninsula high school football teams this weekend. More...

Poll

Should the Manistique Area Schools Board of Education pursue a shared superintendent with Big Bay de Noc School?