March 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Bay de Noc school to explore options

School to continue privatized janitorial

COOKS – The Bay de Noc Area School district is seeking bids for janitorial services. The school board made the decision to explore other options during a recent meeting. More...

New law limits teen cell use while driving

Kelsey's Law now in effect

LANSING – Beginning today, teen drivers with Level 1 or Level 2 licenses under the Graduated Driver Licensing program are prohibited from using a cell phone while driving. More...

News

UPEC awards program grants

Environmental group focuses on education

MARQUETTE – The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition recently awarded six environmental education grants totaling $2,700 to support area programs aimed at connecting adults with youths in order to deepen knowledge, appreciation, and stewards More...

News Briefs

County fair board to hold March meeting MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Fair Board will hold a meeting on March 28. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the second floor conference room at the Schoolcraft County Courthouse. More...

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

50 Years Ago March 28, 1963 More...

Views

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, My education in city planning says to me that the opening of the new hospital is a good news, bad news situation. Good news first, Manistique gets a much needed state-of-theart health care facility. More...

From the Braver Institute

Dear Winter, I fear that I have no choice but to tell you that I no longer want you in my life. While I realize that this year you have treated others even worse than you have treated me, I can no longer suffer the abuse you continue to dish out. More...

Community

League plans dinner

Legislative dinner to recognize advocates

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Upper Peninsula Association of American Legion Posts will sponsor a “Legislative Dinner” on April 27 at the American Legion Post 50 in Iron Mountain. The event is open to the public. More...

Academic club students honored during banquet

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Area Schools Academic Booster Club was formed in 1989 with the intent to stimulate and encourage academic improvement and excellence among all Manistique Area School students. More...

Bay and NMU to offer joint degree program

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University and Bay de Noc Community College of Escanaba have entered into a three-year articulation agreement that provides a direct path from an Associates in Art degree to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. More...

Area jobless rate jumps

Increases in all but 1 U.P. county in Jan.

MANISTIQUE – Schoolcraft County experienced the second largest increase in the number of jobless claims in the Upper Peninsula for the month of January. The unemployment rate for the entire U.P. More...

Council sets hearing

Public can comment on DDA amendment

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique City Council has passed a resolution to set a public hearing addressing the approval of an amendment to the Downtown Development Authority’s TIF (tax increment financing) plan. More...

News Briefs

MMA annual Easter Egg Hunt set for Saturday MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Merchants Association will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. More...

Outdoors

NRC works on wolf hunt plan

Requests input from DNR on wolf season

SAGINAW – The Department of Natural Resources has been asked to prepare a formal recommendation regarding a wolf hunting season in Michigan. The request came during a recent meeting of the Natural Resources Commission in Saginaw. More...

One nice ride

The Longriders Sportsman Club recently presented checks to the Eva Burrell Animal Shelter and Manistique Senior Center. More...

Shanty removal deadline nears

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that mandatory ice shanty removal deadlines are approaching, and that, regardless of date, shanties must be removed as soon as the ice is unable to safely hold them. More...

Obituaries

Ernest Anthony Demers

Ernest Anthony Demers, 82, passed away on March 26, 2013. He was born on Sept. 12, 1930, in Manistique, Mich., the son of Ernest Joe and Mildred A. (Popour) Demers. More...

Lifestyles

Olsons plan 50th anniversary

SAULT STE. MARIE – On April 6, 1963, former Manistique resident, Janet L. Olson married Neil Anderson at St Rita’s Church in Trenary, Mich. The ceremony was officiated by Reverend Aloysius Hasenberg. More...

Senior Center

Record breaking, record breaking, record breaking. More...

Lifestyles Briefs

Northern Michigan releases dean’s list MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University has announced the students who made the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester. A total of 24 students from the local area were included on the list. More...

Sports

MHS cheer receives CCCA honors

Members take home recognition, mention

MANISTIQUE – The Competitive Cheer Coaches Association of Michigan recently released the All-District, All-Region and All- State teams for 2012-13. All-State Second Team honors went to Becca Bowers. More...

Hiawatha gets new ranger

GLADSTONE – Hiawatha National Forest has a new district ranger. Joanne Sanfilippo was appointed as district ranger for the Forest’s Rapid River and Manistique Ranger Districts. More...

Sports Brief

Lady Emeralds’ softball team will head to Dome MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Lady Emerald softball team will kick off their 2013 schedule participating in the 10th annual Marquette Senior High School Spring Swing in Marquette March 29-30. More...

Poll

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