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Making the grade

When middle school students took their Meap tests last year, Principal Shiner made a bet with them, saying if they raised four of five category scores, someone could shave his head. More...

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

50 Years Ago March 21, 1963 More...

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From the Braver Institute

Years ago my dad told me that he needed a torque wrench. For some reason he had read the owner’s manual of the camper trailer he had bought and noticed that the lug nuts on the wheels needed to be tightened to a specific amount of torque. More...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, We hope you will once again allow your readers to join us in what might best be called a “Celebration of Care.” More...

Lifestyles

State announces autism plan to address, improve systems

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan Autism Council recently released the Michigan Autism Spectrum Disorders State Plan. More...

June wedding date set

GLADSTONE – William and Ruth Buzzo of Manistique, Mich., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Trista S. Buzzo to Joshua E. Sjogren, son of John and Ellen Sjogren of Gladstone, Mich. More...

MSP: Traffic crashes down in 2012, traffic deaths on the rise

LANSING – Michigan traffic crashes and injuries were down in 2012, but fatalities increased five percent over 2011 from 889 to 936, this according to the Michigan Department of State Police Criminal Justice Information Center. More...

Sports

Sports Brief

CUP Youth Baseball sets registration times

MANISTIQUE - The CUP Youth Baseball organization will be holding registration for area players on March 26 and March 28 from 6-8 p.m. in conference room one at the Schoolcraft County Courthouse. More...

BCBS reform signed

Transformation into nonprofit continues

DETROIT – Legislation was signed recently by Gov. Rick Snyder to continue Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s transformation into a not-for-profit mutual company. More...

Seasons to remember

Above: The 2012-13 roster for the Emerald boys junior varsity basketball team included, front row, from left: Travis Bolm, Zach Powers, Chris Freeman, Garrett Knuth, Jordan Turan. More...

DDA explained; where funds go, how they are collected

MANISTIQUE – With possible Manistique Downtown Development Authority plan amendments, including an extension, right around the corner, some are left wondering what, exactly, the DDA does. More...

Senate passes bill to help bear ranch

Oswald’s ranch in Newberry may now allow pictures with cubs

LANSING – A measure to assist Oswald’s Bear Ranch in Newberry was recently passed by the Michigan Senate. The bill is now awaiting a signature from Gov. Rick Snyder. More...

mBank awarded for MPI assistance

Institution receives award after helping business evade closure

MANISTIQUE – mBank, the principal subsidiary of Mackinac Financial Corporation, has been recognized with the 2013 Restructuring Community Impact Award by The M&A Advisor, for helping Manistique’s second largest employer evade permanen More...

Outdoors

Same March landing view

We often wonder what the ice conditions were like in previous years on Indian Lake. A reader shared the following pictures with us from the same landing in March. More...

2013 Fishing

Guide available

LANSING – The Department of Natural Resources recently announced the availability of the 2013 Michigan Fishing Guide, which includes rules and regulations effective from April 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014. More...

Workshop scheduled for phragmites control

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft and Alger Conservation districts as well as their partners at the Upper Peninsula Resource Conservation and Development Council are hosting a workshop on the biology and control of phragmites, the non-native, highly More...

Obituaries

Susan M. Smith

Susan Marie Smith, 39, of Allegan, Mich., died Monday, March 4, 2013, at her home with her loving family by her side. Susan was born on July 30, 1973, in Marquette, Mich., the daughter of Kenneth Swanson and Susan Molise. More...

Letitia V. Colegrove

Letitia V. Colegrove, 98, passed away on March 14, 2013, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique, Mich. She was born April 9, 1914, in Engadine, Mich., the daughter of Otto Joseph II and Christine Augustine (Deraiche) Terrian. More...

Community

Chamber seeking help for LPGA

Volunteers for June tour in Esky needed

ESCANABA – The Delta County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting volunteer applications for the upcoming LPGA Futures Symetra Tour taking place June 24 – 30, at the Island Resort and Casino’s premier golf club. More...

‘Chairing’ the wealth

CBC will hold its annual radio-telethon Sunday, as part of CBC Sunday, at the Manistique Middle/High School. More...

NMU program seeking students

MARQUETTE – The Electrical Line Technician program is currently accepting applications for the upcoming school year. More...

Poll

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