August 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Mill official gives update

1 year after turmoil, outlook is positive

MANISTIQUE – It’s been a year since Manistique Papers, Inc. filed for bankruptcy, ceased operations, and closed its doors to the community it had served for nearly 100 years. More...

Barrier to aid in fight against lamprey

Dam owned by Manistique Papers will be replaced as part of project

MANISTIQUE – A new barrier, meant to keep sea lamprey out of Lake Michigan, will be constructed on the Manistique River in the near future. The new barrier will replace an existing dam owned by Manistique Papers. More...

News

Koski named officer of the year

Honor goes to former resident for dedication

LANSING – Michigan State Police Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue recently announced that former Manistique resident, Detective Sgt. Ronald Koski Jr., has been named Michigan’s American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. More...

Letters to the Editor

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St. Francis school sees updates

MANISTIQUE – Classrooms and other areas of St. Francis de Sales Catholic School are currently being revamped in anticipation of the 2012-13 school year. More...

Views

From the Braver Institute

“Hey Jughead! Would you be able to help me put up a billboard?” Mean Gene asked one morning, in his usual drunkensounding, slurred voice. More...

Lifestyles

Good for the soul

As I waxed on about the importance of integrity, it occurred to me that I preached to the choir. My son possesses far more of that virtue than his parents. Still, I continued to lecture and as I did, a long suppressed memory invaded my thoughts. More...

Isn’t it GRAND?

After months of construction and temporary retail service, Shopko in Manistique officially opened on Aug. 9. More...

Births

LARSEN – Manistique residents Brett and Alyssa Larsen welcomed twin boys, on Sunday, June 3, 2012. More...

Resident concerns heard in town hall

MANISTIQUE – As part of his stop in Manistique on Monday, Gov. Rick Snyder also held a town hall meeting with area residents. More...

Board seeks to fill spot

Emergency manager resigns, issue looms

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioners has accepted the resignation of the county’s emergency management coordinator. More...

Climb on board

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s mobile headquarters stopped in Manistique Friday as part of a tour of Michigan. More...

Outdoors

Trail signs improved

LANSING – The Department of Natural Resources announced today that snowmobile and offroad vehicle trail riders will soon notice a reduction in the types of trail markings along the more than 10,000 miles of Michigan’s designated motorized More...

DNR encourages PFDs

LANSING – The Department of Natural Resources is releasing just a few of the common-sense precautions to make boating safer in Michigan. What’s the single simplest thing to make boating safer? Wear a PFD. More...

Fish Report

Well, the crazy weather we are having continues. Coming home one day this week it was raining on Thunder Lake Road but quit before I got to the old Cook’s school. More...

Obituaries

Harriett Abramsen

Harriett “Babe” Abramsen, 92, of Manistique, Mich., passed away on Aug. 8, 2012, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, Mich. More...

Schuyler A. Bartholomew

Schuyler A. “Sonny” Bartholomew, 83, of Garden, Mich., died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique, Mich. More...

Community

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

50 Years Ago August 16, 1962 More...

Senior Center

Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful support that we received on passing the Senior Center millage. A whopping 973 “yes” votes taking the lead of 283 “no” votes. More...

Fair Week Blast from the past

Pioneer Tribune - Aug. 23, 1962

Nancy Johnson of Manistique, in her role as Princess Wah-Wah- Tay-See and telling the legend of Kitchi-iti-kipi, was crowned as queen of the 1962 U.P. State Fair Wednesday night. More...

Sports

Shoot raises funds for camp

MANISTIQUE – The annual pistol shoot to benefit “Send a Kid to MDA Camp” raised $650.93 on Aug. 11. The goal was to raise $800 – the cost to send one child to Muscular Dystrophy Association Summer Camp. More...

Gamers

Big Bay de Noc Youth Summer Soccer recently ended its 2012 season. In the 10-12 year-old division, Rosie’s at Tyelenes finished with a stellar 7-1 record to take the League Championship. More...

3-woman scramble winners

MANISTIQUE – Barb Scott, Jessica Bray and Laura Lynaugh from the Escanaba Country Club won the 3-woman scramble held at Indian Lake Golf and Country Club on Aug. 11. The trio took home first place with a score of 68. More...