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Change could group county’s retirement plans

Board looks into MERS’ union, nonunion labels

MANISTIQUE – The county is considering a change to its Municipal Employees’ Retirement System plan. More...

News

Fire safety tips for the holiday season

Fire marshal: Water trees, watch candles

LANSING – ’Tis the season to water your Christmas tree daily and use caution with candles and electric lights to keep this joyous time of year safe. More...

Unemployed can claim benefits through holidays

LANSING – Although the State of Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31, and Jan. More...

Fa la la la la

St. Francis de Sales Catholic School recently held its annual Christmas concert. In a gymnasium overflowing with parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends, the music program directed by Mrs. Halpin. More...

Lifestyles

Snyder: Safe sleep space for infants crucial during holiday

Mich. first lady, MDCH team to send message

LANSING – During the holidays, residents often travel away from home to gather with family and friends. For families with infants, holiday travel can be particularly hectic with many details and packing essentials to remember. More...

Efforts now underway to help cancer patients quit smoking

LANSING – Oncologists across Michigan are working collaboratively to help their cancer patients quit smoking. More...

GRANDparents

The Schoolcraft County Foster Grandparent Program is shown with the eight shoe boxes they packed as part of the 2014 Operation Christmas Child campaign. More...

Sports

Broncos spoil the Bears’ parent night

COOKS – After winning their opener on the road, the Big Bay de Noc Black Bears have dropped back-to-back games at home. More...

Halpin strikes again, girls take first place

NEGAUNEE – She’s on a roll. Setting out to leave her mark on the swim record wall, junior Allison Halpin set a new school record in the 200-yard individual medley. Originally recorded in 2001 by K. More...

Lady Emeralds start strong, lose to Patriots

MANISTIQUE – Looking for that first victory, the Lady Emeralds came out strong and played a solid game on both ends of the court in the early minutes of the Mid-Peninsula Conference game against Westwood last Friday. More...

County focuses on security

Additions to courthouse, jail to increase safety for residents

MANISTIQUE – Security updates at both the Schoolcraft County Courthouse and Jail are being funded thanks to grants received by the county. More...

Wolves return to endangered species list

Michigan DNR warns residents of rule change

LANSING – A federal court judge has ordered the U.S. More...

Manistique man’s pretrial postponed, trial date set

MANISTIQUE – A Manistique man facing an attempted murder charge will be heading to trial in April. A pretrial on the matter will be held Jan. 22. More...

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Local solutions needed to keep rural America connected

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Religious freedom act could keep residents from services

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Obituaries

Robert P. Sands

MANISTIQUE – Robert P. Sands, 66, of 665N Asp Road, Manistique, Mich., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at his home in Hiawatha Township. More...

Florence Meron

HILTON HEAD, S.C. – Florence (Alex) Meron passed away at her residence on Hilton Head Island, S.C., on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, just short of her 89 birthday. Born Dec. More...

Community

A Spider’s Christmas

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Snyder: Plan will fix roads, bridge, help schools, cities

State’s bipartisan deal approved last week

LANSING – Michigan could get a long-term, comprehensive plan to improve its roads and bridges while helping schools, communities and public transportation, Gov. Rick Snyder said, saluting lawmakers for their bipartisan cooperation. More...

UP BOW registration now open

Program improves women’s outdoor skills

LANSING – Women seeking the opportunity to improve their outdoor skills are invited to register for the 15th annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman winter program in the Upper Peninsula. More...