December 6, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

UP Paper receives MEDC support

$1.9M award to go toward working capital line of credit

LANSING – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation recently announced that the Michigan Strategic Fund Board approved additional support for UP Paper, a nearly 100-year-old paper mill in Manistique. More...

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Outdoors

‘Research forest’ still operational inside UP

GLADSTONE – Did you know a small experimental research forest lies within Hiawatha National Forest? More...

‘Ask the DNR’ set to air tonight

MARQUETTE – “Ask the DNR” will air Dec. 6. More...

Fish Report

Well, the 2018 firearm deer season is over and one has to admit that all in all it has to go down as a pretty good deer season. Of course, it is always funny when one year one crew will see a lot of deer while another see very few. More...

Obituaries

Merilee M. Blowers

MARQUETTE – Merilee Mae (Chartier) Blowers, of Marquette, Mich. and formerly of Manistique, Mich., entered into eternal life on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at the age of 58 years.  More...

Ivonette L. Robere

GARDEN – Ivonette Laverne Robere, 95, of Garden, Mich., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. More...

William J. Roddy

OCONTO, Wis. – William “Bill” Joseph Roddy, 58, of Oconto, Wis., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018.  More...

Community

Manistique among those to receive USDA financing

WASHINGTON – Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett recently announced that USDA is investing $1.2 billion to help rebuild and improve rural water infrastructure for 936,000 rural Americans living in 46 states. More...

SHOP SMALL

Local shoppers hit the streets recently during Small Business Saturday. The movement was launched in 2010 by American Express in an effort to support local shops that make communities strong. More...

Kids with heart

At Big Bay de Noc School, Ms. Bradshaw’s math students recently participated in Operation Christmas Child. Students filled shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, toiletries, etc. to send to kids around the world. More...

Back to the Big Screen

UP Film Union saves drive-in

MANISTIQUE – Built in 1953 and originally called the “U.S. 2 Drive-In”, the last drive-in theater in the Upper Peninsula has been officially closed for almost two decades. More...

Board decides on new leader

Members set to approve contract early next week

MANISTIQUE – Manistique Area Schools will likely have a new superintendent selected by next week. More...

News Briefs

Two recounts scheduled In Garden, Fairbanks races   GARDEN – Two Delta County recounts will be held at Dec. 6. The recounts will begin at 1 p.m. at Gladstone City Hall.  More...

News

National forest plans burns

GLADSTONE – The USDA Forest Service plans to burn vegetation piles in five different areas this winter. Current weather forecasts suggest suitable burning weather may occur in the next several weeks. More...

mBank campaign to support UPAWS

MARQUETTE – mBank is recently announced a new community focused campaign that will benefit the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter or UPAWS. More...

on Keep exploring

Emerald Elementary Exceptional Explorers for the week of Nov. 12 were, above, from left to right: Molly Erickson-Smith, kindergarten; Elise Mason, preschool; Elsie Abrahamson, first grade. More...

Views

Fishing For a big win

Flashback

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The Archives

This week in the Pioneer Tribune

50 years ago   December 5, 1968  More...

Lifestyles

Church seeks grant to restore paintings

MANISTIQUE – Zion Lutheran in Manistique recently submitted a final grant application to Partners for Sacred Places in Philadelphia, Penn. after being selected in May to participate in their Nordic Heritage Churches Project. More...

Lifestyles Briefs

Local breast cancer support group to meet   MANISTIQUE – There will be a breast cancer support group meeting Dec. 13. More...

GFWC Manistique installs ‘Little Library’

MANISTIQUE – General Federation of Women’s Clubs – Manistique has installed a second Little Free Library. More...

Sports

Bradshaw ready at Bears’ helm

COOKS – When the Big Bay de Noc Lady Bears hit the court Friday in Norway, they will be doing so with a young squad and new head coach. More...

Lady Emeralds lose close one on the road against Newberry

NEWERRY – The Lady Emeralds’ varsity basketball team kicked off the season coming up short in a close contest on the road in Newberry.  More...

Swimmers continue to build strength as season progresses

MARQUETTE – In their season opener last week, the Emeralds swim team hosted Marquette. Moving forward in the schedule, the Emeralds were again competing against the dominate Redmen. More...