June 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Weather assists wildfire crews

76 percent containment in Duck Lake Fire, says DNR

NEWBERRY – The third largest wildfire in Michigan history is now 76 percent contained, according to DNR officials. The Duck Lake Fire, started by a lightning strike on May 24, has burned through more than 21,000 acres in Luce County. More...

First-ever carnival Saturday

Pamida safety event will help community programs

MANISTIQUE – Residents are invit- ed to attend the first-ever Pamida Safety Carnival, taking place Saturday. According to organizers, the event will feature a number of activities for the whole family. More...

News

News Briefs

Women of Methodist Church plan pasty sale MANISTIQUE – The women of Manistique First United Methodist Church will hold their monthly pasty sale June 13 and 14, at the church, located at 190 N. Cedar St. More...

MAS milestones

A handful of Manistique Area Schools employees recently received recognition for reaching various milestones in their employment with the district. More...

U.P. Food Council workshop set

MANISTIQUE – As part of the Sault Tribe Community Transformation Grant Project, the community of Manistique has been selected to host one of three U.P. Food Council Consensus Workshops. More...

Views

Dear Editor:

Thank you to Connie Frenette, Senior Center Director/Hospice Volunteer, for the very informative article about Hospice care. A thorough explanation of the stages of grief and how to cope with a terminal illness was wonderful. More...

From the Braver Institute

Last week I was telling a story about my canoe trip down the Indian River with my big brother Farr, and my nephew, Uncle Sam. More...

Lifestyles

Emerald releases list of honor roll

MANISTIQUE – Manistique Emerald Elementary recently released the honor roll for the fourth marking period of the 2011-12 school year. The honor roll includes grades three through five. More...

‘Yoopers’ ride free at Pictured Rocks

MUNISING – of the Upper Peninsula the opportunity to explore experience the beauty of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore from the Pictured Rocks Cruise boats – free! Pictured Rocks Cruises, Inc. More...

Serving on Judy duty

It happens every two years like clockwork. This week, my Better Half received his biannual questionnaire for jury duty. Though he completed it, he dreaded the prospect of serving. More...

Sports

Emeralds break and set track records at Finals

MANISTIQUE – It was a record setting day for the Manistique Emerald’s Kenner Broullire in Kingsford. The Emerald junior won the 300-meter intermediate hurdles – breaking the U.P. More...

Nagy U.P. Champ

MANISTIQUE – The Emeralds’ Mike Nagy won his third U.P. Golf Championship Friday at the Wawonowin Country Club. Out of a field of 60 of the U.P’s best, the Manistique senior was the only one to break par in the match. More...

Richard takes first in 1,600-meter run at Finals

MANISTIQUE – Brittany Richard put the finishing touches on what has turned out to be a dominating high school running career. More...

Increase in rates could be coming

DDA obligations could have effect if MPI taxes lowered

MANISTIQUE – Residents could be looking at possible increases in their water and sewer bills, due to the bankruptcy of Manistique Papers, Inc. The possibility was discussed during a recent meeting of the Manistique City Council. More...

MSUE to make third millage attempt

MANISTIQUE – The third time might be a charm for officials of the Michigan State University Extension. More...

Refinance will aid bridge work

Road commission uses bond refinance for grant match

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Road Commission will be repairing four bridges over the next two years with the help of a bond refinance. Schoolcraft County Commissioners approved the bond resolution during a recent meeting. More...

CBC campaign closes ahead of 2012 goal

Despite loss of big donation, drive raises over $48,000

MANISTIQUE – Despite losing one of its biggest donors, the 45th annual CBC Drive prevailed, going above and beyond its fundraising goal. More...

Outdoors

Hunting s a f e ly

The U.P. Whitetails Association of Schoolcraft County recently conducted their spring Hunter’s Safety course. More...

Indian Lake association gets name change, seeks funding

MANISTIQUE – The Indian Lake Property Owners Association will be changing its name. More...

Fish Report

The ‘good old days’ in the outdoors

Well, the two grandkids are still here and grandma and grandpa have survived. Life can be so interesting when you stop and think that when I was their age, it was way back in the 1950s. Needless to say, a few things have changed. More...

Obituaries

Irene H. Burley

Irene H. Burley, 87, of Smith Lake, Manistique, Mich., died Thursday, May 31, 2012, at her home. She was born Aug. More...

Donald S. Kujawa

Donald S. Kujawa, 80, of 101 South Lake St., Manistique, Mich., died May 27, 2012, at his home. He was born May 24, 1932, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Stephan and Kinga (Lulinski) Kujawa and graduated from high school in Chicago. More...

James D. Brimm

James D. “Jim” Brimm, 72, of Lake Wales, Fla., and Manistique, Mich., died on Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale, Fla. More...

Community

A Look Back at the...

Pioneer-Tribune Archives

50 Years Ago June 7, 1962 More...

Girl Scouts invite girls to day camp

MANISTIQUE – A 40-yearold tradition continues as the Manistique Area Girl Scouts celebrate Summer Fun Days this month. More...

Senior Center

Farmers Market update; Project Fresh coupons still available

If you haven’t signed up for the Project Fresh coupons, I encourage you to do so as soon as possible. The 2012 Manistique Farmers’ Market is open. It opened May 23 at 5 p.m. for the first time. More...

Poll

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