March 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Couple decides to build local retirement home after several trips through area

Editor’s note: This week we continue our series on people who have chosen Schoolcraft County as a retirement destination or second home. In this installment, Jerry Mattson introduces us to Roy and Linda Shankel. More...

News

Local students advance in spelling bee

Eight area students are advancing to the Upper Peninsula Finals of the 2012 spelling bee, after placing in regional competition. The regional bee was held at the Frederickson Auditorium in Manistique on Tuesday, Feb. 22. More...

Local blood drive planned

The U.P. Regional Blood Center will hold its next local blood donor drive Thursday, March 22, from 1-5:15 p.m., at the Blanchard Center, located at 401 Deer St. in Manistique. More...

Shopko and Pamida finalize merger, announce conversion plans for Pamida Stores

Changes to include Manistique Store

The merger between two of the nation’s leading Midwest-based general merchandise retail chains, Shopko and Pamida, is now complete. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy F. Kane

Dorothy F. Kane, 93, of 148 N. Fifth St., Manistique, Mich., died March 4, 2012, at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique. She was born July 15, 1918, in Engadine, Mich., the daughter of the late James and Avis (Kiel) Scoon. More...

Deacon Gilbert G. Sablack

Deacon Gilbert G. Sablack, 71, of 230 Arbutus Ave., Manistique, Mich., went home to be with the Lord on March 2, 2012, after a several year extended illness with Pulmonary Fibrosis. More...

Wallace E. Cook

Wallace E. Cook, 76, of Manistique, Mich., died Friday, March 2, 2012, at his home in Manistique Township following a lengthy illness. More...

Community

Senior Center

Retirement! You deserve it! This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. More...

Quick and Easy

BRATS AND BEER CHEDDAR CHOWDER

2 tbsps butter or margarine1 med. onion finely chopped (1/2 cup)1 med.carrot, coarsely shredded (1/2 cup)3 large shallots, chopped1 -14 oz. More...

Medicare Part B enrollment period deadline approaching

If you didn’t sign up for Medicare Part B medical insurance when you first became eligible for Medicare, you now have an opportunity to apply — but time is running out. More...

Court extends deadline for bids in Manistique Papers bankruptcy case

The timeline for a possible sale of Manistique Papers Inc. has received another extension from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del. On Friday, Feb. 24, Judge Kevin J. More...

Service center plans for expansion

It’s been just over four years since the St. Vincent de Paul store in Manistique expanded and opened in its Cedar Street location, now it will expand again. The local St. More...

Outdoors

January climate stats

A west-to-east flow of relatively mild pacific air prevailed again in January for the fourth month in a row, boosting the monthly mean temperature across Upper Michigan to four to seven degrees above the 30-year normal at several locations. More...

Turkey licenses on sale Monday to all hunters

The Department of Natural Resources is reminding hunters that leftover spring turkey hunting licenses go on sale to unsuccessful applicants on Monday, March 12, at 10 a.m. More...

Fish Report

Well, we are sure in that time of year when one day we may get hit with winter weather only to be up in the 40s a day or so later. You have to admit, if it had not been for leap year we would have had all our snow the last week in March. More...

Lifestyles

Going on a dye-it

A friend of mine keeps nagging me to cover my gray. We’re the same age but only one of us looks like Old Mother Hubbard. More...

Couple plan July wedding

James and Barbara Spencer of Manistique, along with Danny and Cheryl Selling of Manistique, announce the engagement of their children, Nickcole A. Spencer and Matthew J. Selling. More...

Manistique Hockey’s annual raffle winners announced

Manistique Hockey Association recently announced the winners of their annual fundraising raffle. The proceeds are used to help support the local hockey program. More...

Sports

Saints march on

The St. Ignace Saints did not waste any time letting spectators in the Richard Bonifas Gymnasium know they were on a mission to return to the girls’ basketball state finals. More...

Bears fight but come up short in season finale in Manistique

The regular season came to an end for the Big Bay de Noc Black Bears and Manistique Emeralds in Manistique Thursday night. More...

2011-12 Mid-Peninsula Basketball All Conference Selections

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Poll

Do you agree with the Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioner's decision not to support the DNR land acquisition in Hiawatha Township?