November 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Merchants plan annual parade, weekly drawings

Parade set for Friday, promotion Dec. 3

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Merchants Association is kicking off the holiday season with a parade and a promotion – both of which are sure to garner plenty of joy from residents. More...

News

BCBS offering 41 individual plans

DETROIT – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and its HMO subsidiary, Blue Care Network, will offer an extended number of affordable health insurance choices to individuals – a total of 41 product options, an increase from 18 in 2014 &ndas More...

News Briefs

Commodity food distributions planned in area MANISTIQUE – The Menominee, Delta, Schoolcraft Community Action Agency will hold Family Commodity Food Program distributions during the week of Dec. 1. More...

Prepare now for winter emergencies

EAST LANSING – Severe weather can bring power outages and other complications that can affect the safety of our food. Knowing how to prepare and handle these events will protect you and your family from sickness due to tainted food. More...

Obituaries

Kenneth D. LaBar

MANISTIQUE – Kenneth D. LaBar, 51, of 1491N State Highway M-94, Manistique, Mich., died unexpectedly on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, of natural causes at his home in Hiawatha Township. More...

Estella M. Collinson-Oberg

MANISTIQUE – Estella M. Collinson-Oberg, 96, of 314 Wolf St., Manistique, Mich., died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique. She was born Jan. More...

Frances A. Swagart

COOKS – Frances A. Swagart, 82, of 1297N County Road 437, Cooks, Mich., died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique, Mich. She was born Dec. More...

Community

Thanksgiving top day for home cooking fires

LANSING – As the popularity of turkey frying increases, so does the concern about the number of fires caused by consumers deep frying turkeys according to State Fire Marshal Richard Miller, who today discourages the use of outdoor, gas-fueled t More...

State property up for auction

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering 11 state-owned properties in seven counties for sale by sealed-bid auction at www.michigan.gov/landforsale. The auction runs now through Dec. 2. More...

News From MAS

Congratulations to Manistique High School senior, Eric Troyer! Eric recently traveled to Lima, Ohio to the University of Northwestern Ohio. More...

Exploration nearing end

Shared superintendent group to make suggestion to board

MANISTIQUE – A decision regarding the Manistique Area School district’s interest in sharing a superintendent with Big Bay de Noc School is near. More...

City updates penalty in ordinance

Ordinance includes offenses, penalty option for offenses ranging from serious to snowballs

MANISTIQUE – The penalty portion of a city ordinance outlawing everything from assault and battery to cross-dressing and snowball throwing has been updated by the city’s attorney. More...

School board amends bleak budget, looks to save funds

Business manager says electricity hike, overspending to hit budget

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Area School district is slowly losing ground in its battle to maintain a sound fund balance. More...

Views

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, We really enjoyed reading the report on Tony Gorsche, especially the picture on the front page (where it should be) on Nov. 13, 2014. They picked a good man for “Person of the Year”, as he sure does a lot for this community. More...

From the Braver Institute

Once again Thanksgiving is upon us. Every now and then I manage to squeak out a column that is relevant to the moment at hand. More...

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

50 Years Ago November 26, 1964 More...

Lifestyles

Living with diabetes? You can still enjoy Thanksgiving

Tips for surviving this holiday, and the next

EAST LANSING – Traditional holiday food and festivities can make it harder to manage your diabetes. But with a little preparation, you can enjoy your favorite holiday celebrations in a healthy way! More...

Celebrating homecare

SMH recently celebrated National Homecare Month, recognized in November. Staff pictured in front, from left, Kristin Peterson, RN, Jen Taylor, RN, Kathy Peterson, Julie Toennessen, Mary Strasser, Cindi Kaiser and Kathy Mishica, PT. More...

Tips to preserve Michigan venison this hunting season

EAST LANSING – With deer hunting season in full swing, Michigan State University Extension provides recommendations for safely home preserving your venison to enjoy all year long. More...

Sports

Going to watch finals? MHSAA offers tips

Watch the Mustangs safely at Ford Field

EAST LANSING, Mich. – To provide for the convenience and safety of spectators attending the Michigan High School Athletic Association 11-Player Football Finals at Ford Field in Detroit, Nov. More...

Munising heads to finals with area support

Mustangs will take on Muskegon Crusaders

MUNISING – The Munising Mustangs will vie for the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 8 Championship Friday. The team will travel to Ford Field in Detroit to take on the Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders. More...

Sports Brief

Elks Hoop Shoot returns to Manistique Dec. 6 MANISTIQUE – Competition for the annual Elks Hoop Shoot, the national free throw shooting contest for boys and girls ages 8-13, will be held at Manistique High School on Saturday, Dec. More...

Poll

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