March 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Burning ban issued

Due to the extremely high fire conditions expected to last until rainfall comes to this area, Manistique Public Safety Director Ken Golat issued an outdoor burning ban Tuesday. More...

Drain Commission eliminated

County opts out of district energy plan

Effective Jan. 1, 2013, the elected office of Schoolcraft County Drain Commissioner will be eliminated and the duties of that office will transfer to the Schoolcraft County Road Commission. More...

News

Local students named to Bay College’s fall semester dean’s list

A number of local students were named to the Bay de Noc Community College dean’s list for the fall semester. Named to the list were Angie Carley, Brian Hopp, Augustus Shiverdecker and Justin Soulia from Cooks. More...

Governor Signs bill eliminating union payroll deductions

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation ensuring the proper use of public funds and resources by prohibiting schools from deducting union dues or service fees from employees’ paychecks. More...

McCurley at EDC to pre-qualify loan applicants

Desiree McCurley, of USDA Rural Development will be in the Schoolcraft County EDC office, Room 127, Schoolcraft County Court House, in Manistique on Wednesday, March 28, to pre-qualify applicants for a home mortgage or home repair loans. More...

Views

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: While I am as supportive of the new hospital as the next guy, I do feel that I must raise what I consider a very serious concern. More...

From the Braver Institute

I get a serious itch to go camping when Spring rolls around, and this year is no exception. Two weeks ago we had a little snow, and now it is almost all gone. With its departure comes the possibility of an early start to the camping season. More...

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

50 Years Ago March 22, 1962 More...

Lifestyles

MCF Blood Drive

The Schoolcraft County Medical Care Facility recently hosted a blood drive in memory of Ernest Hoholik. With the assistance of the U.P. More...

Annual SMH Diabetes Alert Day walk to be held Tuesday

Tuesday, March 27, marks the annual observance of National Diabetes Alert Day, and officials at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital are once again asking the public to help them raise awareness about diabetes prevention and treatment. More...

Auction for the Arts fundraiser welcomes donations of all kinds

It’s an exciting time at Escanaba’s Bonifas Arts Center as the staff and volunteers prepare for the annual Auction for the Arts, the biggest fundraiser of the year. More...

Sports

Dillon Beaton takes Lower Peninsula Championship in Knights Free Throw Championship

Dillon Beaton of Grand Ledge, Mich., won the Knights of Columbus Free Throw State Championship in the Lower Peninsula on Saturday, March 18, in Mount Pleasant, Mich. More...

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The Manistique Wildcats traveled to Hayward, Wis., to compete in the 10th Annual “Fire on Ice” U19 Girls Hockey Tournament last weekend. More...

CUP Youth Leagues announce sign up dates for season

The CUP Youth Baseball organization will be holding its first registration for the Manistique, Gulliver and Germfask area players on Thursday, March 22 (today), from 6-8 p.m., in the conference room at the Schoolcraft County Courthouse. More...

Manistique Area Schools to save $440,000 with bond refinancing

Recent change in MEAP scores reviewed

The Manistique Area Schools this week announced the successful sale of its $2,050,000 2012 Refunding Bonds. The district sold the bonds on March 14 through a negotiated sale with Fifth Third Securities Inc. More...

Extremely dry conditions keep departments busy battling blazes

Manistique Public Safety and Volunteer Fire Fighters were called to the report of a grass fire at 867N Gardapee Road in Manistique Township at 4:05 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20. More...

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The Schoolcraft County Fair Association is eagerly looking forward to this year’s fair. They have new board members, some new officers and a lot of new ideas. More...

Outdoors

Fish Report

Well, I have to admit all signs sure point to spring being in full force a month early. In fact, the other day I was doing something outside with the nice weather and got thinking about the opening of trout season. More...

Environmental Lab photo contest winners announced

The Environmental Education Laboratory has announced the winners of its first photo contest. First prize went to Marilyn Ziegler of Elgin, Ill., for her “Blooming Essence Exposed” photo of a wild iris. More...

DNR urges caution as wildfire season returns to Michigan

Wildfire season has returned to areas of Michigan where winter snow has melted. A recent handful of warm, windy days have already contributed to wildfires in southern and central portions of the state. More...

Obituaries

Harold Popour

Harold “Pete” Popour, 87, of 644 Park Ave., Manistique, Mich., died Thursday, March 15, 2012, at his home under the loving care of his wife Donna, his nurse Jamie Paradise and his very good care-giver, Betty Wing. He was born Nov. More...

Robert L. Knoph, Sr.

Robert L. Knoph, Sr., 82, of 5517W US Highway 2, Manistique, Mich., died on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at his home in Manistique Township, in the loving care of his family. More...

Mary J. Carroll

Longtime Gulliver, Mich., area resident, Mary J. Carroll, 80, of Manistique, Mich., died Monday, March 19, 2012, at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette, Mich. She was born Feb. More...

Community

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On Thursday, March 15, the Big Bay de Noc Elementary classes participated in March’s Reading Month relay races. More...

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The students in Mrs. Jackson and Miss Sarah’s Pre-K class at Big Bay de Noc Elementary School recently learned about the letter M. More...

Area superintendents comment on MEAP scores

With the recent public release of the latest Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) test results, and the state changes in cut scores, tightening the criteria for students to be deemed “proficient,” the Pioneer-Tribune asked Manis More...

Poll

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