November 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Black Friday shoppers expected to spend big

Clothing, gift cards hot items for season

MANISTIQUE – Black Friday is here, and according to one national survey, shoppers will once again be out in droves looking for the perfect gift. More...

News

Donation aids Emerald

Plum Creek helps to fund field project

MANISTIQUE – Emerald Elementary School recently received a $2,000 grant to help fund an ongoing project to create a new ball and activity field. More...

Area community foundation awards multiple mini-grants

Funds distributed to youth, historical society

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Community Foundation recently awarded four mini-grants, totaling $1,798, to local organizations. More...

Benefit claim is available

LANSING –The UIA will be closed to observe the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 22 and 23, but unemployed workers can still contact the agency’s automated MARVIN system throughout the week to claim their eligibility for unemployment benefits. More...

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Letters to the Editor

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From the Braver Institute

I am a person who tends to dislike tradition, but it has become an annual tradition to mention the things that I am thankful for during the Thanksgiving Season. More...

Lifestyles

Arnesons celebrate 60th

Duane and Theresa (Wilcox) Arneson, of Shawano, Wis., recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple met 61 years ago in Manistique, Mich. Duane was driving a cheese truck for Pauly Cheese and stopped at Theresa’s restaurant. More...

Winkel

WINKEL - Announcing the birth of their first child is David and Ashley Winkel of Manistique, Mich. Georgia Rae Winkel was delivered at Marquette General Hospital at 1:19 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. More...

Denkins

DENKINS – Dustin and Jill Denkins of Cooks, Mich., are the proud parents of a newborn daughter, Jayda Elizabeth Denkins. Jayda was born on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Marquette General Hospital at 7:05 a.m. More...

Sports

Expectations high for winter sports season

Programs see growth, participation strong

MANISTIQUE – Winter sports will soon be in full swing, and, according to Manistique High School Athletic Director Rob Ryan, the season should be a good one. Ryan gave a report to the member of the Manistique Board of Education Monday. More...

Area resident tests, earns black belt

Lemaster first to receive honor from local facility

MANISTIQUE – Wanda Lemaster, of Manistique, recently earned her Black belt in karate at the Bushido Karate Dojo in Manistique. More...

Brook trout change in U.P.

LANSING – The Department of Natural Resources has approved five stream segments in the Upper Peninsula for an increase in the daily possession limit for brook trout from five to 10 fish. The rule becomes effective April 1, 2013. More...

Nonrenewal splits board

Varsity softball coach won’t return for 2013 season

MANISTIQUE – In a split decision by the Manistique Board of Education, the varsity softball coach will not be renewed for the 2013 season. More...

News Briefs

Man injured following vehicle fire Monday MANISTIQUE – A Manistique man was injured during a vehicle fire on Monday. The fire is believed to have been ignited while its owner was welding. More...

Christmas parade set

Santa, Mrs. Claus to visit with children

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Merchants Association Christmas Parade will take place on Nov. 23. The parade will feature various floats, traveling from the Habitat for Humanity building to the post office. More...

Thanksgiving cost up slightly

Survey shows cost of dinner up 1 percent

LANSING – An annual survey looking for the average cost of the classic Thanksgiving meal shows that the cost to feed 10 remains remarkably affordable, with onlya1percentincreaseover last year. More...

Outdoors

Fish Report

Well, here we are with Thanksgiving week already here and deer season half over way too soon, and on top of this the weather for deer season has been our Indian Summer. More...

At the buck pole

Above left, Austin Farley, 10, shot his first buck, this 9-point, on Nov. 16. The approximately 155 pound deer was shot at 8:45 a.m. in the Fayette area. Above right, Mary Hughson shot this 8-point, 165 pound buck at 9:45 a.m. on Nov. More...

New law gives disabled vets free hunting/fishing licenses in 2013

LANSING – New, free hunting and fishing licenses will be available for disabled veterans beginning in March, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. More...

Obituaries

Betty L. Rolston

Betty L. Rolston, 87, of Manistique, Mich., died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. She was born July 13, 1925, in Hudson, Mich., the daughter of Clifford and Velma (Jones) Baxter. More...

Richard C. Sobieski

Richard C. Sobieski, 80, of 840S County Rd. 442, Cooks, Mich., died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. He was born Nov. More...

Patricia M. Willour

Patricia M. Willour, 90, a longtime resident of Manistique, Mich., passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Pat Pelon in Gladstone, Mich. She was preceded in death by her husband Leo in 1979. More...

Community

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OHSP: ‘Slow down’ this winter

U.P. drivers found to have more accidents

LANSING – A new traffic safety campaign encourages U.P. drivers to slow down in snow or icy driving conditions to reduce weather-related crashes, injuries and traffic deaths. The effort will be focused in the U.P. More...

News Briefs

Wrestling sale set MANISTIQUE – The Manistique High School wrestling team is having a pasty sale. Pasties will be made on Dec. 1, and are $3.50 each. All orders must be pre-paid. More...

Poll

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