April 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News Briefs

FAA to close Sawyer International control tower effective May 5 More...

Area bridges set for summer repairs

Three bridges to see work, one more planned for 2014

MANISTIQUE – Repairs and replacements will begin this summer on three county bridges, according to a county road commission official. More...

News

Marking into Science

The elementary students at Big Bay de Noc School recently participated in a day full of science. The event was part of March reading month, with the theme “Story Laboratory”. More...

News Briefs

Monthly pasty sale to be held April 10, 11 MANISTIQUE – The women of Manistique First United Methodist Church will hold a monthly pasty sale April 10 and 11, at the church, 190 N. Cedar St. More...

District Court

Elin Gwen Brawley, 28, Cedar Street, Manistique, charged with expired registration (3/13). Assessed $135. Edward Anthony Owens, 26, Quarry Road, Gulliver, charged with expired registration (3/13). Assessed $135. More...

Views

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Why is it that if someone as much as stubs their toe they get help but my granddaughter can’t and my daughter has trouble getting it also? More...

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

50 Years Ago April 4, 1963 More...

From the Braver Institute

Waye Braver

I don’t have television. Well, that’s not completely true. I have a television, but I don’t have cable or satellite service. I don’t even have an antenna to pick up local broadcasts. More...

Community

Banking on kindness

Pictured at left, mBank employees recently held numerous fundraisers to benefit the CBC (American Cancer Society, Bay Cliff Health Camp, and Community Charity) drive. More...

Sault Tribe reports $1.7M hit from fed

Sequestration cuts will impact the tribe

SAULT STE. MARIE – Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians tribal officials are anticipating an estimated $1.7 million impact from the federal sequestration. More...

Snyder OKs dredging bills

Manistique among those receiving funds

LANSING – Manistique is among the communities benefitting from recently signed legislation providing $21 million for 58 emergency harbor dredging projects across the state. The legislation, according to Gov. More...

Board rejects proposed change

Addition to eligibility guidelines in leave of absence policy denied

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioners has decided against a potential policy change intended to make it easier for county employees to take a leave of absence to participate in ventures such as shared services. More...

County ranks 57th in health

Rankings illustrate healthiest of 82 counties, others needing work

LANSING – Schoolcraft County ranks 57 out of 82 counties for health, according to the recently released fourth annual County Health Rankings. More...

Outdoors

DNR seeks more conservation officers

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is stepping up its efforts to add more conservation officers to its ranks. In his 2014 budget, Gov. More...

Outdoors Brief

DNR enacts new netting regulations for 2013

LANSING – The Department of Natural Resources recently announced new fishing opportunities for dip-net anglers. The dip-net season has been modified and will now open statewide on March 20, as opposed to its previous date of April 1. More...

Fish Report - by Ret. Sgt. John Walker

Well, my personal opinion is if spring has really sprung, it sure could do a lot more springing before it has sprung enough for me. More...

Obituaries

Peter P. Letson

SPOKANE, Wash. – Peter Paul Letson, (Pickaroon Pete), 69, of Spokane, Wash., passed away March 2, 2013. More...

Clara M. Benwill

JOHNSON CITY, Texas – Clara May Benwill entered eternal life in Johnson City, Texas, on March 18, 2013. She was 91 years old. More...

Marilyn V. Bielak

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. – Marilyn V. Bielak, 85, passed into glory on January 13, 2013. Marilyn was born in Manistique, Mich., on July 1, 1927, to Albert and Josephine Letson. More...

Lifestyles

Two’s a crowd

I felt rather anti-social that day, not at all in the mood for visitors. But company arrived, nevertheless. When I saw them pull up to the curb, I headed for the hills, better known as my sprawling walk-in attic. More...

Local author accepts honor

Garden woman’s book recognized by NY town

GARDEN – Donna Winters, a resident of Fayette on the Garden Peninsula and the author of 17 novels about the Great Lakes, recently received an honor from her hometown of Brockport, New York. More...

AnniversAries

Andersons plan 50th celebration

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...

Sports

Emeralds softball kicks off in Dome

Waiting for snow to melt, girls get start

MANISTIQUE – With over two feet of snow still covering the baseball field, Jessica Nord and the Lady Emeralds hit the road to take part in the 10th annual Marquette Spring Swing Classic last weekend at the Superior Dome. More...

2013 Emerald Varsity Track (Coed)

DAY DATE PLACE OPPONENT TIME Tuesday April 16 Superior Dome Classic Marquette 3 p.m. < More...

2013 Emerald Girls Varsity Softball

DAY DATE PLACE OPPONENT TIME Tuesday April 09 Norway High School Norway 4 More...

Poll

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