May 31, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Council takes on west side issues

Project reveals soil contamination on 1st

MANISTIQUE – The west side infrastructure project has hit snags in the form of contaminated soil and a substantial change order. More...

1 dead in accident at Manistique mill

Forklift causes fatal injuries to employee

MANISTIQUE – A forklift accident at Manistique Papers resulted in the death of one employee early Wednesday morning, according to local public safety officials. Debbie L. More...

News

‘Community Challenge’ to kick off

Residents invited to log miles, win for city

MANISTIQUE – The Sault Tribe Strategic Alliance for Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan have issued a Community Challenge to the SAH funded communities of Manistique, Munising, St. Ignace and Sault Ste. More...

News Briefs

Support group to meet MANISTIQUE – Survivors of Suicide Support Group will meet June 7, at First Baptist Church on Walnut Street from 6 to 8 p.m. The support group is intended for anyone having lost a loved one to suicide. More...

Unemployment rates drop

Schoolcraft, other U.P. areas see numbers fall

MANISTIQUE – Unemployment rates around the Upper Peninsula decreased in April, including a significant drop in Schoolcraft County. More...

Obituaries

Debbie L. Carlson

Debbie L. Carlson, 53, of 1271N Mary St., Manistique (Indian Lake), Mich., died accidentally on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, while working at Manistique Papers, Inc. More...

Edward W. Prezsnar

Edward W. Prezsnar, 90, of 15937 Water St., Garden, Mich., died Friday, May 25, 2012, at his home in Garden. He was born Oct. 23, 1921, in Garden, the son of John and Mary J. (Kosiba) and attended school in Garden. More...

Donald S. Kujawa

Donald S. Kujawa, 80, of 101 South Lake St., Manistique, Mich., died Sunday, May 27, 2012, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique. More...

Community

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

50 Years Ago May 31, 1962 More...

Local woman receives Habitat award

LANSING – At its April 25 Annual Awards Banquet, Habitat for Humanity of Michigan awarded Andrea Wedegartner its 2011 Volunteer of the Year award for her commitment and dedication to the organization and the area she serves. More...

Consider volunteering for the terminallly ill

Have you ever considered doing some volunteering and just don’t know where to start? I am a hospice volunteer and have been ever since the program started in Manistique. More...

Pine Creek North fire 95 percent contained

SENEY – A wildfire within the Seney National Wildlife Refuge boundaries was 95 percent contained as of Monday, with approximately 3,400 acres burned. More...

Oh, happy day

The 2012 Class of Manistique High School graduated Friday evening in a ceremony at the school’s gymnasium. More...

Summer renovations set for school district

Big Bay de Noc School plans “major” project

GARDEN – Big Bay de Noc School will be undergoing renovations this summer – making improvements to various sections of the building. More...

Outdoors

Fish Report

Wildfires, rain, and more

Well, it finally came our way and we have had a few nice rain showers this week and we sure needed them. I guess as long as I can recall this has been one of the driest spring periods we have had. More...

Class releases salmon

MANISTIQUE – The fourth grade class at Emerald Elementary recently released their salmon fingerlings into Manistique River. The release is part of the “Salmon in the Classroom” program in the classroom of teacher Gary Lindstrom. More...

News Briefs

21st Kids Fishing Day planned for June 9

MANISTIQUE – The Hiawatha National Forest is proud to announce the 21st Annual Kids Fishing Day will be held at Camp 7 Lake Campground on June 9. More...

Views

Dear Editor:

A big THANK YOU to the Community Orchestra for providing the music for the graduating class of 2012 at their Commencement on May 25th. More...

Dear Editor:

It’s a shame that most citizens do not bother to vote in primary elections. Most do not understand the importance of primary elections. The primary is where WE decide who will be on the ballot in November. More...

Dear Editor,

This past Friday I attended the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2012 at Manistique High School. I was impressed and pleased to see so many members of the Community Orchestra there to provide live music for the graduates. Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Tribe adopts smoke-free policy for restaurants

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – The Mariner’s Cove Restaurant will be going smoke-free starting June 15. The restaurant located inside the Kewadin Casino in Manistique is among two others also adopting the policy. More...

American Legion plans convention for June 8-9

WHITE PINE – Members of the NONESUCH American Legion Post 462 are making plans for the summer convention of the Upper Peninsula Association of American Legion Posts. The convention will be held in White Pine, on June 8 and 9. More...

Museum set to open

GARDEN – The Garden Peninsula Historical Society is holding meetings the third Monday of each month, May through August, in the Hennessey School House Museum in Garden. The public is invited to attend. More...

Sports

Nagy earns third Mid-Peninsula Conference Title

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Manistique Emeralds’ Mike Nagy won the Mid-Peninsula Conference title at the Pine Grove Golf and Country Club in Iron Mountain Friday. The defending U.P. More...

Emeralds off to track finals

MANISTIQUE – Members of the Manistique Emeralds Track and Field team will head to Kingsford this Saturday to compete in the U.P. Division 1 Finals. The Emerald boy’s qualified in eight events – the girls four. More...

Lady Emeralds get conference honors

MANISTIQUE – Peaking at the right time, the Lady Emerald fast pitch softball team wrapped-up their 2012 softball season winning nine of the last 10 games. They finished the regular season with an 18-17 record. More...