April 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News Brief

SMH plans open house event for new facility

MANISTIQUE – An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new multi-million dollar Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital will be held on April 12. The new facility is located at 7870W U.S. 2. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 12 p.m. More...

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Winner, winner...

...chili dinner

The 3rd Annual Elks Chili Cookoff was held March 9, and raised over $1,400 raised to support the Elks National Foundation. More...

VA to host hospice program

‘Grief’ program aims to assist caregivers

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, will be hosting Hospice Foundation of America’s 2013 Living With Grief® Program on April 18, from 8:30 a.m. to noon (CDT). More...

From the Braver Institute

One summer back when I was eight or nine years old I received a phone call from my friend Pete. He asked if I was interested in riding my bike to Harvey to meet him there. More...

Lifestyles

Health partners sign with BCBS

MARQUETTE – Superior Health Partners, an alliance of eight independent health systems located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, including Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, has announced an agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to im More...

Far From Home

Editor’s Note: The series “Far From Home” is written by local resident Doug LaFoille. It began in 2011, when his daughter, Danielle LaFoille was deployed to Afghanistan. More...

The old ‘heave-ho’

“I hate to be the bearer of bad news,” she said, “but we’re putting you on sabbatical.” My dictionary defines that term as “a leave of absence for rest, study, or travel.” Sounds kind of pleasant when you put More...

Sports

‘Spring’ spoils start of three MAS sports

MANISTIQUE – Spring sports are on hold at Manistique Area Schools. Officials announced Tuesday that delays in golf, track, and softball are due to inclement spring weather. More...

MDCH offers resources for new state concussion law

LANSING – Michigan recently became the 39th U.S. state to enact a law that regulates sports concussions and return to athletic activity. More...

Club holds league championship

Awards handed out at rifle and pistol club

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Rifle and Pistol Club recently held its annual .22 Pistol League Championship. The league championship was won by the team of Bill Larson, Ed Hines, Mike Burkholder and Matt Weber. More...

Two arraigned on torture, other charges

Escanaba residents allegedly held 15-year-old boy

ESCANABA – Two Escanaba residents are facing torture and two other charges relating to a 15-year-old boy allegedly held against his will in their apartment. More...

Head Start programs plan cut

Sequestration prompts early closures in area

ESCANABA – Sequestration on the federal level has led to reduction of the Head Start school year by up to 3.5 weeks in Menominee, Delta and Schoolcraft counties. The cut affects 254 Head Start children and their families. More...

Unemployment rises again in February

Area sees jump, now above state average

MANISTIQUE – The Upper Peninsula jobless rate edged up slightly in February to 10.5 percent, a gain of 0.2 of a percentage point over January’s rate of 10.3 percent. More...

What's That?

The Pioneer Tribune is offering readers a chance to win a free, three month subscription to either our print or online edition by playing “What’s That?” Take a look at the photo above – what is it and where is it located? More...

Outdoors

Volunteers boosting DNR efforts

LANSING – Some 30 volunteers met up with Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Division employees recently at Gratiot- Saginaw State Game Area for a first-ever work day, building brush piles to provide habitat for rabbit and other wil More...

Outdoor Brief

‘Ask the DNR’ returns to address fishing

MARQUETTE – “Ask the DNR” returns April 18, at 8 p.m. The show will focus on the trout fishing opener, changes to fishing regulations for 2013, spring wildlife activity, and wildfire prevention. More...

Fish Report

Well, we are still waiting for some warm rains and warm nights to get rid of the snow. Of course, as I have been saying, if things keep going the way they have been we will have a new Memorial Day activity. More...

Views

Political Cartoon

Correspondence: Echoes of Ruby, 212 Walnut St., Manistique, MI 49854 More...

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

50 Years Ago April 11, 1963 More...

Community

Community orchestra sets first concert date of 2013

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Community Orchestra has been rehearsing for several weeks under the direction of their new conductor, William Rinne, and will present a concert on April 21. More...

‘Hoppy’ readers

During March students at St. Francis de Sales school celebrated “Read Across America” month. The school started with a special reading of the story “Green Eggs and Ham” by the “Cat in the Hat”. More...

News Briefs

SMH Auxiliary dinner to take place on April 15 MANISTIQUE – The spring Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Auxiliary dinner will take place on April 15 at the Upper Crust Café at 6 p.m. More...

Poll

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