December 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Top 10 stories of 2012

Tragedy strikes at FutureMark Mill

MANISTIQUE – A tragedy struck FutureMark – Manistique in May, only one month after the mill was saved from threats of closure from bankruptcy. The tragic forklift accident, involving employee Debbie L. More...

Top 10 stories of 2012

Infrastructure is upgraded in city

MANISTIQUE – Despite some bumps in the road, residents saw the completion of a multi-million dollar infrastructure project this summer. More...

Top 10 stories of 2012

Area murder case sees conclusion

MANISTIQUE – A case that baffled many in the community came to a close earlier this year. In January, Nicholas Alexander Smith, 22, of Manistique was sentenced to 13 to 20 years in prison for the stabbing death of his brother in 2011. More...

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DDA seeks extension for projects

MANISTIQUE – The Downtown Development Authority has been busy, and though the group has even more projects slated, its future remains uncertain. More...

County decides against truck

Commissioners accept bid for plowing after concerns

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioners recently decided against purchasing an approximately $30,000 truck to plow select county properties. More...

News

News Briefs

Forgotten Eagles to host chili cook-off MANISTIQUE – Chapter One of the Forgotten Eagles will hold its eighth Annual Chili Cook-Off to benefit the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette and the Veteran’s Trust Fund on Jan. 12. More...

UPCAP to provide volunteer training

Participants address chronic pain issues

ESCANABA – UPCAP will be offering a four-day training for those who live with or care for someone with chronic pain. The training will take place on Jan. 8, 9, 15, and 16, in Escanaba. More...

Writing History

Though she was not one of the founding families of Germfask, Delores (Gager) Monroe did reside there from 1945 to 1961. More...

Obituaries

Teresa A. Wilson

Teresa A. Wilson, 85, of 730N Woodland Drive, Manistique, Mich., died Dec. 19, 2012, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. More...

Linda Buelow

Linda Buelow, 62, of 7692W Island Lake Road, Manistique, Mich., passed away, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital. More...

Janet Hughes Teel

Janet Hughes Teel, 83, of Kalamazoo, Mich., formerly of Manistique, Mich., passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, after a brief illness. Janet was born May 3, 1929, and was the daughter of Gordon and Katharine Hughes. More...

Community

DNR: Winter camping opportunity available

LANSING – Outdoor enthusiasts seeking a unique winter getaway are reminded that several of Michigan’s State Parks have yurts available for rental year-round. More...

Fish Report

Well, here we are winding down the year 2012 with Christmas here. It sure seems like for some reason the past year came, stuck around a short time and left. Where does all the time go so fast? More...

Outdoors woman program set

BIG BAY – The 12th annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman winter program will be held in Big Bay the weekend of Feb. 22-24. More...

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Garden Wind farm sees completion

GARDEN – Fourteen wind turbines now stand visible on the Garden Peninsula – the result of a years-long project of Heritage Sustainable Energy. More...

Top 10 stories of 2012

Summer wildfires plague two areas

NEWBERRY – Two wildfires wreaked havoc over the summer, one of which burned over 21,000 acres in Luce County. Known as the Duck Lake Fire, the blaze lasted nearly three weeks and was the third largest wildfire in Michigan’s history. More...

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Local lighthouse hits the market

MANISTIQUE – The historic East Breakwater Lighthouse became part of a “disposal” plan by the U.S. General Services Administration earlier this year. More...

Top 10 stories of 2012

Election produces little area change

MANISTIQUE – A general election in November likely remains fresh in the memory of most residents. More...

Top 10 stories of 2012

Prisoners train dogs in program

MUNISING – A story unique not only to the area, but to the state, came to light this summer, as officials from the Eva Burrell Animal Shelter revealed their new training program – located within the walls of the Alger Correctional Facilit More...

Board receives program update

‘Little Explorers’ preschool doing well in first year run

MANISTIQUE – Still in its infancy, the “Little Explorer Program” at Emerald Elementary is doing well, according to school officials. More...

Views

From the Braver Institute

I’d rather not write about serious subjects, but sometimes there are things that must be addressed. One day last month at lunchtime, I walked into a local school. Big deal, you may say. More...

Letters

Dear Editor, I reside in the Four Seasons community on the shores of Georgia’s Lake Lanier. More...

Letters

Dear Editor, Please allow me to express my thanks to Mr. Henry Weber, who last week so clearly stated the many reasons workers in America should wholeheartedly support unions in all their shapes and forms. More...

Lifestyles

Area corn grower receives honor

Despite hard season, county grower places

LANSING – A challenging growing season proved to be no match for the 12 Michigan Corn Growers Association members who won top state honors in the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Yield Contest. More...

Donating to ‘warriors’

Past president of Manistique Rotary, Rick Pink, right, recently presented a check in the amount of $500 to Bob Blevins. Blevins is a retired Marine First Sergeant and Disabled American Veteran. More...

Property tax, other programs get update

LANSING – Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed legislation that will update and realign several Michigan State Housing Development Authority programs. More...

Sports

Losses in last meets of 2012

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Emerald swim and dive team closed out the year with losses to Kingsford Flivers at home last week. Despite another solid effort by the Emerald girls, Kingsford came out on top 97- 80. More...

State park offers snowshoe hikes

ONTONAGON – Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, located on the south shore of Lake Superior near Silver City in Ontonagon County, is offering guided snowshoe hikes on Saturdays in January. More...

Half-marathon will be part of ‘Esky 150’

ESCANABA – Heritage Halfmarathon will open registrations on Jan. 4, during its official kickoff party at Ernie’s Irish Bar in Escanaba. The party will take place from 5-7:30 p.m., with a registration special of $50 until the party ends. More...

Poll

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