July 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Barr selected as ‘Folk Hero’

Local volunteer to receive festival’s highest honor

MANISTIQUE – If you ask Jim Barr, years of volunteering and dedication to his hometown have not made him a hero. Members of the Folkfest Committee, however, have a different opinion, and have named Barr the 2012 Folk Hero. More...

Folkfest returns Friday

Organizers tout ‘revered’ festival, now 23 years old

MANISTIQUE – Folkfest returns this weekend, and organizers are ready for another successful year. This year, the two day event is boasting plenty of entertainment, as well as some new additions. More...

News

Newberry plant wins DEQ award

NEWBERRY – The DEQ presented one of its highest environmental stewardship honors to Louisiana-Pacific Corporation in Newberry on July 3. They become the 175th Michigan facility to receive this honor. More...

News Briefs

SMH Auxilliary to meet MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold a short business meeting at the Upper Crust Restaurant on July 16 at 10:30 a.m. More...

U.P. has critical blood need

MARQUETTE – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of Marquette General, is in critical need of all blood types throughout the Upper Peninsula. The need is high in Escanaba, Hancock, Iron Mountain, Marquette and Sault Ste. Marie. More...

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Letters to the Editor

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From the Braver Institute

Last week I mentioned that there are some really great young people out there in the world, and I touched on the fact that I wasn’t always a very good person when I was their age. I wasn’t always bad either. More...

Lifestyles

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

50 Years Ago July 12, 1962 More...

Former resident retires after 20 years as VA clinic nurse

IRON MOUNTAIN – After 20 years of federal service, Anne Clish of Iron Mountain, retired from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain on June 30. More...

Missoula theatre coming soon

MANISTIQUE – The Missoula Children’s Theatre will be in Manistique on July 23. The crew will be auditioning children from grades 1-12 for a production of Jack and the Beanstalk. More...

Sports

Pro Bowler will speak at outing

MANISTIQUE – There is still time to sign-up to play in the 9th Annual Ron Rubick Memorial Football Scramble at the Indian Lake Golf Course. The 18-hole scramble gets underway with a shot gun start at 9 a.m. Sunday. More...

Play on

At the recent dedication of the Central Park Flag Project, Manistique Elk’s No. 632 presented a check for $225 to the CUP Youth Baseball League. More...

Clear Lake Adventure Weekend

MANISTIQUE – Lace up your shoes! Get out your kayak paddle! Load the bike! Clear Lake Adventure Weekend is an exciting family adventure benefit event, taking place July 13-15. More...

West Nile shows up in state

2 downstate counties see activity, residents warned

LANSING – In the past week, West Nile Virus activity has been identified in two Michigan counties. More...

2 faced with more counts

Multiple felonies added in relation to break-ins, drugs

MANISTIQUE – Two residents previously charged in relation to area break-ins have been arraigned on additional charges. The charges are the result of a joint investigation of Manistique Public Safety and the Michigan State Police. More...

Gov. staff to make local stop

Snyder’s mobile office will hear constituents’ concerns

LANSING – The Governor’s Office of Constituent Services is going mobile to help address questions and concerns of Michigan residents. One stop includes the Upper Crust Café in Manistique. More...

Staying safe: Sheriff provides tips for preventing break-ins

In light of recent incidents, tips on avoiding break-ins

MANISTIQUE – Recent reports of area break-ins have the potential to put any resident on edge. With a seemingly increasing number of incidents, local law enforcement is offering tips to anyone living in the area. More...

Outdoors

Camp 7 plans program

RAPID RIVER – The Hiawatha National Forest is proud to offer a wide variety of programs to entertain the public at area campgrounds this summer. More...

Save the Wild U.P. to host ‘Waterpalooza’ celebration

MARQUETTE – Save the Wild U.P. is celebrating Lake Superior Day with a “Waterpalooza” water festival on July 15 at Mattson Lower Harbor Park from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Fish Report

Well, you sure do not have to wonder if summer weather is here because for the last week if you work outside you should either be baked or broiled by now. If you were out on the lake in an open boat you are sure to have your yearly sunburn. More...

Obituaries

Louis Lauzon

Former Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioner’s Chairperson, Louis “Sparky” Lauzon, 69, of 788N River Road, Manistique, Mich., died Saturday, July 7, 2012, at his home. More...

John P. Ris

John P. Ris, 79, of Cooks, Mich., died Thursday, July 5, 2012, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique, Mich. He was born July 3, 1933, in Detroit, Mich., the son of Martinus and Anna (Zybrands) Ris and graduated from high school there. More...

Clyde A. Woodruff

Clyde A. Woodruff, 78, of 205 North Second St., Manistique, Mich., died Monday, July 9, 2012, at his home. He was born Dec. 12, 1933, in Manistique Township, the son of Chester and Grace (Archey) Woodruff and attended Manistique Area Schools. More...

Community

Garden hosts home tour event

Annual tours feature bayside homes

GARDEN – The annual “Homes on the Bay” tour, sponsored by the Village Artisans of Garden, will take place July 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Village of Garden. This year’s tour will showcase homes fronting on Garden Bay. More...

Senior Center

Did you have fun over the Fourth of July? Being on vacation, for the very first time, I didn’t walk the parade and throw candy. Family, along with me, headed to White Pigeon, Mich., to spend time with family. And oh what fun! More...

‘Friends’ to disband

MANISTIQUE – In 1989, the Friends of the Manistique School/ Public Library formed; its goals were to stimulate interest in the library, to provide funding to expand and enhance the collection, to support the library financially, and to encourag More...

Poll

Do you think Schoolcraft County should model a zoning ordinance to encourage wind farm development in the area?