February 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Snowmobile accidents hit on same day

1 causes injury, sheriff’s office investigates

MANISTIQUE – Two separate snowmobile accidents occurred in Schoolcraft County on Feb. 2, one involving injuries. More...

911 board plans to foot $30K bill for hospital antennas

Equipment allows emergency personnel to communicate

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County 911 Authority Board will pay up to $30,000 to install antennas for law enforcement and emergency medical and fire personnel at the new Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital facility. More...

News

Newly elected

The Schoolcraft County Republican Party recently held it’s elections of officers for the 2013-14 term. Remaining as chairman will be Paul Walker. Devin Lawrence will also stay as vicechairman. More...

Lake Michigan-Huron sets all-time lowest record

DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District through its Great Lakes Hydraulics and Hydrology Office recently reported a preliminary new record low water level for Lake Michigan-Huron for the second month in a row. More...

News Briefs

Visitation restrictions in place at SMH MANISTIQUE - Effective immediately, as a result of increasing cases of the flu, Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is limiting patient visitors to immediate adult family members only. More...

Lifestyles

News Briefs

Local MRSP meeting to be held on Feb. 13 MANISTIQUE – The February meeting for the Michigan Retired School Personnel will be held at the Blanchard Center on Deer Street at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. More...

Snyder issues order for veteran support

Veterans Affairs Agency to aid with benefits

LANSING – Gov. Rick Snyder has issued an executive order that will help to better connect eligible veterans with their benefits and significantly improve customer service. More...

Students in the Arts

As part of the annual “Students in the Arts”, the middle school drama club will present the comedy, “Final Dress Rehearsal”, by Jack Frakes on Feb. 7 and 8. More...

Sports

Sports Briefs

Knights of Columbus free throw contest Feb. 18 MANISTIQUE - Local Competition for the annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship, open to boys and girls ages 9-14, will take place Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in St. Francis de Sales School gym. More...

Gonzalez captures third consecutive Mid-Pen title

NORWAY – The Manistique wrestling team traveled to Norway to participate in the 2013 Mid-Peninsula Conference championship Saturday. More...

Relic Ride set for Saturday

MANISTIQUE – The Long Riders 21st Annual Charity Relic Ride is scheduled for Feb. 9. The event will start at the Jack Pine Lodge, located on Highway M-94, 20 miles north of Manistique. Registration will take place from 8:30-10 a.m. More...

CBC drive underway

Charities chosen, goal set for 2013 campaign

MANISTIQUE – It’s that time of year – the CBC campaign is well underway and a line-up of fundraising events is gracing the community calendar. This year, the campaign hopes to earn approximately $48,000, according to organizers. More...

County stalls on director’s contract

Shared services agreement raises questions

MANISTIQUE – A contract between Schoolcraft County Public Transit and Delta County Transit Authority for the shared services of a director will head back to the drawing board. More...

CBC events lined up through Feb., March

MANISTIQUE – The numerous line-up of 46th annual CBC campaign events culminates with the radio-telethon on March 24. Below is a list of upcoming CBC events: Feb. More...

Outdoors

One fish, two fish

While ice fishing at Manistique Lake in Curtis, Alan Kilar of Gulliver Lake, was able to land a 29 inch pike. While removing the hook from the fish’s mouth he noticed the tail of another fish. More...

DNR to update winter deer yards Registration open for 4-H Discovery Camp

DNR seeks public’s help in mapping Upper Peninsula

LANSING – As part of an initiative to update maps of deer wintering complexes (also known as “deer yards”) in the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking help from the public to identify locations wh More...

Fish Report

Well, those of you that wanted some snow for your winter activities should be more than happy now. There is enough snow now to make the snowmobilers real happy. More...

Obituaries

Paulina M. Brown

Paulina M. Brown, 82, of 450N River Road, Manistique, Mich., died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. She was born Nov. More...

Donna A. Wolfe

Donna A. Wolfe, 79, of West Bloomfield, Mich, died on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Henry Ford Hospital in West Bloomfield. She was born April 9, 1933, in Gulliver, Mich., the daughter of Wallace and Josephine (Belanger) MacGregor. More...

Community

MTA honors Booher and Casperson as 2012 Legislators of the Year

Northern Michigan lawmakers recognized for their support for local governments

DELTA CHARTER TOWNSHIP - The Michigan Townships Association named Michigan Senators Darwin Booher (R-Osceola Township) and Tom Casperson (R-Wells Township) as recipients of MTA’s 2012 Legislator of the Year Award. More...

Schoolcraft County CERT conducts fire extinguishing clinics

MANISTIQUE - The Schoolcraft County Community Emergency Response Team, under the direction of Bob Billings, recently trained Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital employees on the proper techniques of operating fire extinguishers in the event of small fires, More...

County ranks 44th in kids count data

Annual report shows well-being of kids

MANISTIQUE – Schoolcraft County ranked 44th of 82 counties for overall child well-being in the latest Kids Count in Michigan Data Book. More...

Poll

Should the Manistique Area Schools Board of Education pursue a shared superintendent with Big Bay de Noc School?