March 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

U.P. woman takes home jackpot

Atlantic Mine resident travels to Lansing to claim $19M prize

LANSING – Judy Juntunen, of Atlantic Mine, recently claimed her $19 million Mega Millions jackpot. Juntunen, the sole winner of the Feb. More...

News

Disabled veterans can receive free licenses

State approves certain discounts for licences

LANSING – The Department of Natural Resources is reminding Michigan resident disabled veteran hunters and anglers that they can obtain free hunting and fishing licenses at their favorite retail agent or online at www.mdnr-elicense.com as of Mar More...

‘Prize’worthy

Above, “Team Manistique” is shown at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation headquarters in Princeton, N.J. receiving the Roadmaps to Health Prize recently. More...

Pictured Rocks park netting big tourism

2011 report estimates $25M spent nearby

MUNISING – A new National Park Service report for 2011 shows that the 561,104 visitors to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore spent nearly $25 million in communities surrounding the park. This spending supported 363 jobs in the local area. More...

Obituaries

Virginia I. Willis

Virginia Irene Willis, 82, formally of Grafton, W.V., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 in Manistique, Mich. More...

Thomas F. Jenerou

Thomas F. Jenerou, age 60, of 1380N Beckman Road, Manistique, Mich., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at his home. He was born Aug. 6, 1952, in Manistique, the son of T. Calvin and Dorothy (Neddow) Jenerou. More...

Junior H. Gray

Junior H. Gray, 80 of Bergland, Mich., died on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. More...

Community

News Briefs

Bay College board seeks qualified applicants More...

Snofest set to kick off

Frosty 5K, derby to take place Saturday

MANISTIQUE – The annual Little Jiggers Kids Fishing Derby and Frosty 5K, part of the city’s “SnoFest” will take place this weekend. The events had been postponed last month due to excess snowfall. More...

Pajamas for a cause

Above, Emerald Elementary fifth grade teacher Deanna Barton is shown presenting a check to Don Tyrrell of the Community Action Agency. More...

DATA hires, leases director

Stapleton now DATA employee, to be leased to Schoolcraft transit

MANISTIQUE – Schoolcraft County Public Transit is now sharing services with the Delta County Transit Authority, but not as originally planned. More...

City gets dredging funding

‘Emergency’ funding allocated by DNR, to be used in city’s marina

MANISTIQUE – The city of Manistique has been allocated $194,400 in emergency dredging funds from the Department of Natural Resources. More...

UPSET: Drugs expanding in area

Local presentation reveals more drugs appearing, offers tips

MANISTIQUE – The drug problem in the Upper Peninsula continues to expand and include new, more harmful drugs, according to a law enforcement officer with the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team. More...

Outdoors

Fish Report

Well, this week with the sunshine it sure has been a nice break from the winter weather we have had. More...

Catching air

Michigan Xtreme Racing finished its 2012- 13 schedule with rounds 11 and 12 held in Manistique last weekend. It was the final point race of the season. With no shortage of snow this year, the track had plenty to last over the two day event. More...

Views

From the Braver Institute

I like technology. While I keep one foot firmly planted in the ways of old, the other one is always stepping into the future. With technology, we have the things of science fiction past at our fingertips today, and technology is cheap too. More...

Lifestyles

Overseas clinic established

Former resident aids in Tanzania project

MANISTIQUE – Zion’s Tanzania Companion Church Committee recently hosted a luncheon and program on the 2012 Dental Mission to Tanzania. More...

Historical society goes ‘global’

MANISTIQUE – The mission of the Schoolcraft County Historical Society is to enhance the understanding of Schoolcraft County’s past and its connection to the present. More...

Lifestyles Briefs

Aldrich named to Saint Mary’s dean’s list NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Saint Mary’s College has named Emily Aldrich to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester. More...

Sports

District Champions

NEWBERRY – Talk to any high school basketball coach and they will tell you it is always nice to finish the regular season with a winning record and finish on top in your conference, but the real goal is to win championships. More...

Selling hits 31 in district win

MANISTIQUE – Washed away, a subpar start to a varsity basketball career for coach Todd Kangas is now all but a distant memory. More...

Third time not the charm at Regionals

MARQUETTE – With the district title secure, the Emeralds’ post season run came to an end in Marquette Tuesday night in a 50-36 loss to Ishpeming. More...