January 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Non-union able to skip premium

Board votes against retroactive payment

MANISTIQUE – A split decision over the increased insurance premium of non-union county employees took center stage at a recent meeting of the Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioners. More...

News

Education lab to host winter event

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Township Environmental Education Lab will offer its annual “Super Saturday” snowshoeing and winter hiking on Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to public. More...

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

50 Years Ago January 17, 1963 More...

Radon awareness pushed in January

LANSING – January is Radon Action Month and health agencies throughout the United States have joined forces to promote awareness of the leading cause of lung cancer for nonsmokers. More...

Views

From the Braver Institute

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I had purchased a chess set designed to teach new players how to play the game...hold it. Scratch that. This set is designed to teach new players how the pieces move. More...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I have been a member of the NRA for over 30 years. The NRA does not promote “people shooting games” (i.e. paintball or video), but firearm safety. More...

Lifestyles

For richer, for snorer

Why do marriage vows never mention snoring?  Seems to me that ranks right up there with "for richer, for poorer."I lucked out with a thoughtful, handsome husband who's a great provider, but he seriously needs a muffler at night.  Unless I'm More...

Syers wraps up basic training for U.S. Navy

GREAT LAKES, Ill. – Navy Seaman Apprentice Jacob T. Syers, son of Michelle J. Syers and Charles T. Syers, both of Manistique, recently completed U.S. More...

VA committee raises money for local, national charities

VA committee raises money for local, national charities More...

Sports

Bears celebrate win

GARDEN – It was a homecoming celebration in Cooks Friday. With the king and queen crowned, the Lady Bears impressed their royalty with a 42-35 win over Rapid River. It was the team’s first victory of the season. More...

Girls’ hockey scores wins

MANISTIQUE – After an extended absence in the winner’s circle, the Manistique Wildcats U-19 girl’s hockey team strung together three wins and a tie at home last weekend. More...

Cheer takes home 3rd

MARQUETTE – The Manistique Emerald competitive cheer squad took third in Division 4 Saturday in Marquette. Plagued by penalties in all three rounds, the Emeralds posted a total score of 667.7000. More...

Some see raise denied

County decides not to convert bonus checks

MANISTIQUE – A raise requested in lieu of a recently approved performance payment was recently denied to non-union fulltime employees following a vote by the Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioners. More...

Fun & Fit

With the help of the Delta-Schoolcraft County Great Start Parent Group, a new series, Family Fun Fitness Nights, has been taking place each Monday evening at Emerald Elementary. More...

Park Ave. officially added

One block of previously cut street to get updates this summer

MANISTIQUE – The bulk of a $8.6 million infrastructure project may have wrapped up in fall, but one block still remains to be completed this summer. More...

Outdoors

Bobcat season now underway in state

U.P. season will run from Jan.1 - March 1

LANSING – Those interested in hunting a bobcat can now participate in the season in select areas of the state. Bobcat hunting seasons: Units A (all of the Upper Peninsula except Drummond Island), B and C: Jan. 1 – March 1. Unit D: Jan. More...

From the Forester

In the aftermath of oak wilt

So, you’ve had your land treated to control oak wilt or else the disease has swept through your forest already. Lots of trees have been cut or have died. Now what do you do? Will the oak come back? Do you want oak back? More...

Fish Report

Well, this week’s weather is definitely what one would call good ice making weather. Maybe this is good the way the ice had become and the problems with ice fishing shanties going through. More...

Obituaries

Charles V. Dyer

Charles V. Dyer, 91, of 501 N. Houghton Ave., Manistique, Mich., died Jan. 9, 2013, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. He was born Feb. More...

Marguerite Boudreau

Marguerite M. Boudreau, 92, of Garden, Mich., died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming, Mich. More...

Richard H. Martin

Richard H. Martin, 65, of Manistique, Mich., died unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette. More...

Community

Glee club competing in contest

Supporters are encouraged to vote

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Middle/High School Glee Club is competing for an opportunity to More...

News Briefs

Annual Father-Daughter Dance set for Feb. 9 MANISTIQUE – Tickets are now available for the eighth annual Father-Daughter Dance, hosted by the Manistique Area Kiwanis Club. The event will take place on Feb. 9 at the First Baptist Church. More...

‘Working poor’ numbers continue to rise in state

Report: Michigan 26th for low-income families

WASHINGTON – The number of low-income working families continues to grow, with nearly a third of all working families in the United States now struggling to earn enough money to meet basic needs, a new report by the Working Poor Families Projec More...

Poll

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