November 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

SMH seeks equipment loan, prepares for site work end

Officials look for $1M loan, crews aim to meet deadlines

MANISTIQUE – The new Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital facility is now 75 percent complete, and the hospital is pursuing a $1 million loan to cover new equipment, according to one official. More...

News

‘Love Lite’ campaign kicks off

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Auxiliary begins the annual Love Lite Tree campaign on Nov. 8. More...

News Briefs

Paranormal group to present at library MANISTIQUE – The Manistique School and Public Library will be hosting “A Journey through the Supernatural” with Tim Ellis and Brad Blair of the Upper Peninsula Paranormal Research Society on N More...

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Letters to the Editor

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From the Braver Institute

“Where is the sugar bowl?” It was a question I asked not because I wanted any sugar, I asked it more as the kind of question one asks when referring to an old friend they haven’t seen in years. More...

Lifestyles

Mitten Tree returns for season

42-year tradition will continue for residents

MANISTIQUE – For the 42nd year, the Mitten Tree will be helping Schoolcraft County residents in need. Recently, tthe familiar holiday tree once again appeared at the Peoples Store, courtesy of the Schoolcraft County Christmas Committee. More...

News Brief

National Guard hosts Veteran’s Job Fair LANSING – The Michigan National Guard is hosting “Operation Vet Connection 2012”. More than 70 companies will be attending the event. The fair will be held on Nov. More...

Manistique Elks host district officers

MANISTIQUE – Upper Peninsula District Officers for the Michigan Elks Association recently visited Manistique Elks Lodge 632 for an annual inspection and audit. The lodge also held an initiation ceremony and welcomed four new members. More...

Sports

Manistique to host MSHAA quarterfinal

Class C and D volleyball matches set

MANISTIQUE – Manistique Middle/High School has been chosen as an alternate site for the MHSAA Class C and D volleyball quarterfinal matches. Two games will take place on Nov. More...

Players earn state 7th spot

Michigan ranked for sports participation

EAST LANSING – For the fourth straight year, Michigan ranked seventh nationally in high school sports participation, according to statistics for the 2011-12 school year released recently by the National Federation of State High School Associati More...

Emerald CC team earns recognition

MANISTIQUE – Small in numbers, big in results. Six members of the Manistique cross country team recently earned recognition at the annual fall meeting of the U.P. Cross Country Coaches Association. More...

Christmas child back, looking for donations

Shoeboxes distributed, filled, dontated to those in need

MANISTIQUE – Operation Christmas Child has returned for the season, and one local organizer is spreading the word about the charity. This year, the infamous shoeboxes, filled with small gifts for children in need, will be collected from Nov. More...

Voters: New sheriff, same commission

Norrington wins, 1 county seat changes

MANISTIQUE – There will be a new sheriff in town come January, but little else changed with Tuesday’s General Election. More...

Woodland Meadows sold to private buyer

MANISTIQUE – The Woodland Meadows Assisted Living Center has a new owner. Effective Oct. 31, ownership of the center was transferred the owner of two other area assisted living facilities. More...

Outdoors

Loon die-off hits area

Three of the 236 common loons that washed ashore a stretch of Lake Michigan shoreline in Gulliver during mid-October are shown. 413 total waterfowl carcasses were found during that time period. More...

413 carcasses found in Gulliver

GULLIVER – The recent influx of dead waterbirds along the northern Lower Peninsula shoreline of Lake Michigan has now impacted the eastern Upper Peninsula. More...

Banzhaf receives award

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Manistique and Marquette resident William (Bill) Banzhaf received the Dr. Sharon Haines Memorial Award for Innovation and Leadership in Sustainability for work with sustainable forest management. More...

Obituaries

Allan T. MacGregor

Allan T. MacGregor, 78, of Austin, Texas, passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Allan was born June 1934, to the late Glenn and Leona Mac- Gregor in Manistique, Mich. More...

Julie M. Edwards

Julie Mae Edwards, 74, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Lansing Mich. Julie was born in Manistique, Mich., to Linton and Helen Seaman of Gulliver, Mich., on April 23, 1938. Julie lived most of her childhood in Gulliver. More...

Community

Library purchases new scan machine

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique School and Public library has purchased a new microfilm machine using funds from the recently passed public library millage. More...

Senior Center

Any age is the right age to give and receive. The need for organ donations is real. If you think you are too old to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, think again. More...

Recognized for duty

Manistique resident Rosemary Sablack recently received a plaque of recognition on behalf of her late husband, Gilbert, from Menominee- Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency Executive Director Bill Dubord. More...