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Electric rates to rise after surcharge

Hike due to FERC decision to force UP to pay $60M

SAULT STE. MARIE – Cloverland Electric Cooperative recently announced its members are facing an $11.7 million surcharge or $835,000 per month for 14 months to pay for the 2014-15 operating costs for the Presque Isle Power Plant in Marquette. More...

Special Sections

Outdoors

Waterfowl season dates set

LANSING – It’s almost time to polish up the shotgun, warm up the retriever with some practice throws and don camouflage as the season nears for hunting ducks and geese in Michigan. More...

DNR launches bait shop app

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently launched a new tool on its website that assists individuals with locating retail bait shops across Michigan. More...

NRC makes decision on chumming rules

LANSING – The Natural Resources Commission decided to regulate chumming in Michigan at its recent meeting. These regulations went into effect immediately. More...

Obituaries

James C. McKenzie, Jr.

NAUBINWAY, Mich. – With heavy hearts the family of James C. McKenzie, Jr, 79, of Naubinway, Mich., shares the news of his passing at his home on Saturday, July 16, 2016. More...

Hugh Elmore Bundy

LAFAYETTE, La. – Hugh Elmore Bundy, 84, of Lafayette, La., passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Friday, May 6, 2016 in St. Louis, Mo. Hugh was born May 17, 1931, in Manistique, Mich. More...

Robert J. Rozich

MANISTIQUE – Robert J. Rozich, 56, of 110 N. Mackinac Ave., Manistique, Mich., died Sunday, July 16, 2016, at his home in Manistique. He is survived by his brothers, Peter and Stephen Rozich. More...

Community

Sea lamprey control planned in county

SCHOOLCRAFT COUNTY – U.S. More...

Library to host ‘Jack and Kitty’ performance

MANISTIQUE – “Jack and Kitty” will be performing a concert, sponsored by the Manistique School and Public Library, Aug. 3. The event is free to the public and takes place at 6 p.m. More...

Manistique Public Safety

Editor’s Note: The following information is from Manistique Public Safety dispatch logbooks recorded at the time the calls were received. — — — Tuesday, July 12, 2016 11:34 a.m. Two car property damage accident, US Highway 2 More...

150 YEARS YOUNG

Germfask Township celebrated its 150th birthday this past weekend, welcoming residents and guests to partake in numerous activities and events. More...

County fair boasts new rides, activities

Event kicks off July 29, will feature numerous vendors

MANISTIQUE – It’s just around the corner, and this year’s Schoolcraft County Fair is offering fun for any age. The event is slated to bring two full days of activities, rides, games, and exhibits July 29 and 30. More...

Road commission votes to cease plowing private driveways, roads

Despite years of providing plowing, practice now ends

MANISTIQUE – Those with private roads or driveways previously plowed by the Schoolcraft County Road Commission will see a change for the 2016-17 winter season. More...

News

Eva Burrell Animal shelter welcomes back Flyball fundraiser July 30, 31

MANISTIQUE – The United Flyball League International is planning a fundraiser tournament for both the Eva Burrell Animal Shelter and Delta Animal Shelter. Flyball is a fast-paced relay racing sport – a type of drag racing for dogs. More...

FEMA warns of high heat this weekend

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency wants individuals and families to be safe when faced with extended periods of high temperatures. More...

News Briefs

State employee retirees plan meeting Aug. 1 GLADSTONE – The Upper Peninsula Chapter No. 16 of the State Employee Retirees Association will hold its August meeting on Aug. 1 at the State Office Building Conference Room at 1:30 p.m. More...

Views

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, This is in response to Liz Douglas’s Letter to the Editor published July 14, 2016. More...

The Archives

This week in the Pioneer Tribune... 50 Years Ago July 21, 1966 More...

Opinion

Editor’s note: The following submission represents the personal opinions of the author and should not be used to characterize the opinions of the Pioneer Tribune. — — —. More...

Lifestyles

THE ‘ ONLY CHOICE’

German windsurfer forced to seek refuge at Seul Choix Pointe ... twice

Hundreds of years ago, French fur traders traveled in canoes across the rough waters of Lake Michigan. On one occasion, a group of French sailors were caught in a terrifying storm which forced them to seek refuge in a bay. More...

Benjamin David Winkel

MANISTIQUE – Benjamin David Winkel was born at OSF Hospital in Escanaba, Mich., on Monday, July 18, 2016, at 8:38 a.m. He weighed in at 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and 19 inches long. He is the son of David and Ashley Winkel of Manistique. More...

THE DINNER DIVA

When you start looking at Paleo and regular old glutenfree recipes, you may notice that you could stand to do a better job of stocking your cupboards so that you’re not always either running to the market or passing over recipes due to lack of More...

Sports

Soccer time

Manistique Area Youth Soccer gets moving

MANISTIQUE – While the five to six-year-old soccer team just wrapped up their season, the older teams have just gotten started. More...

The traveling squad

Recently nine and 10-year-old baseball players from Manistique and Garden combined to form a travel team. In a double header played against the Tahquamenon Area team, they were undefeated in both games. More...

Seven new Paper Chase age group records set

MANISTIQUE – In 2016, several Manistique Paper Chase age group records were broken. More...