April 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

City approves Charter contract, CBC faces axe

Representative says CBC airing will not continue

MANISTIQUE – The city of Manistique has renewed its contract with Charter Communications, but the local public access channel, along with its broadcast of such items as the beloved CBC Radio/ Telethon, may be nearing extinction. More...

News Briefs

Former Seney Township treasurer sentenced   MANISTIQUE – The former Seney Township treasurer has been sentenced to jail for embezzlement.  More...

Special Sections

Outdoors

Multiple fishing openers Saturday

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anyone who fishes to dust off their gear and get ready for the opening of two fishing seasons Saturday, April 29. More...

Scouts invited to June 3 Iron Belle Trail challenge

LANSING – For the third year in a row, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is challenging Scouting groups across the state to lace up their boots, grab their water bottles, and take part in the Iron Belle Challenge 3, set for June 3.&n More...

DNR’s Report All Poaching hotline accepts text messages

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is making it easier for citizens to report fish and game violations through the convenience of text messaging.  More...

Obituaries

Bertha Higley

COOKS – Bertha (Popour) Higley, 92, of Cooks, Mich., died Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.  Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 29, at St. More...

Dawn D. Hollingshead

MCMILLAN, Mich. – Longtime McMillan resident, Dawn D. Hollingshead, 81, died Monday morning April 24, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her loving family and the care of North Woods Hospice.  More...

Lifestyles

Honor Roll

St. Francis de Sales School   MANISTIQUE – St. More...

Former resident announces bid for congress

MARQUETTE – NMU professor Dwight Brady has formally announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives in Michigan’s 1st Congressional District. More...

THE DINNER DIVA

Today’s focus is on oranges.  Oranges are inexpensive and delicious! Besides enjoying them as a snack, I love to use orange sections in salads or with Asian inspired dishes. More...

Manistique man sentenced to prison for drug charge

MANISTIQUE – A Manistique man will serve four years in prison after pleading guilty to one felony drug charge. He was sentenced Wednesday in United States District Court - Western District of Michigan in Marquette.  More...

Committee looks to expand area Fourth of July activities

Festivities would again take place at Manistique Marina

MANISTIQUE – A new committee is looking to extend the Fourth of July activities for the city of Manistique. Members of the committee discussed their goals during Monday’s meeting of the Manistique City Council.  More...

Committee releases plan to open building by May 1

Court-appointed members reach agreement to open visitor center

MANISTIQUE – A court-appointed committee charged with exploring the possible re-opening of the former Schoolcraft County Chamber of Commerce building as a visitor center has reached an agreement. More...

News

HEAD(S) OF THE CLASS

Big Bay de Noc School staff members Laura Jackson, fourth grade teacher, and Bryan Landis, transportation director, were recently honored at the 2017 Outstanding Person in Education Awards at the Terrace Bay Resort in Escanaba. More...

Annual Safety Conference set for Friday in Escanaba

ESCANABA – The 17th annual Upper Michigan Safety Conference will be held April 28 at Bay College in Escanaba. More...

Speed limits to increase on Michigan freeways, highways, including U.S. 2

LANSING – In accordance with new state law, the Michigan Department of Transportation and Michigan State Police have identified 900 miles of nonfreeway state highways for speed limit increases to 65 mph, and 600 miles of freeway for speed limit More...

Views

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,  In the April 20 edition of the Pioneer Tribune, city councilman Paul Walker stated that he has a “special responsibility to the taxpayers”. Mr. More...

The Archives

This week in the Pioneer Tribune...

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Community

MSP sets April ‘Take-Back’ day

LANSING – The Michigan State Police is again partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration and other law enforcement agencies for National Prescription Drug Take- Back Day to provide a venue for citizens to dispose of unwanted and unused More...

Spring cleaning prefaces Mackinac event season

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ISD seeking candidates to fill board vacancies

ESCANABA – The Delta- Schoolcraft Intermediate School District Board of Education will have two vacancies when the terms of incumbents expire June 30. The incumbants, Mary Simonsen and Jon Haindl, may seek re-election. More...

Sports

New recruits for 2017

MUNISING – After struggling at home last week, the Emeralds’ softball team went 1-1 on the road in Munising and again in Iron Mountain.  Monday at Munising, the Emeralds hit the bases early with 2-0 on the score board at the end of More...

Boys open season on the road

NORWAY – The Manistique boys’ golf team kicked off the year with matches in Gladstone and Norway this week and while Coach Deb Taylor said there is “some work to be done”, she also said she was happy with the early results.&nb More...

Young Emerald teams open 2017 season at annual Dome meet

MARQUETTE – The Manistique girls’ and boys’ track and field teams opened up their 2017 season at the annual Superior Dome D-2 meet in Marquette.  The new season will be a rebuilding year for both teams. More...