April 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

MAS student signs with West Point

Broullire nominated to prestigious academy

MANISTIQUE – Manistique High School senior Kenner Broullire won’t be spending his summer lounging near Lake Michigan. More...

News

Lab will be open April 22

Residents encouraged to visit on Earth Day

MANISTIQUE – The Environmental Education Laboratory committee is welcoming residents out to its labb on the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day – April 22. Created in 1970 by the late U.S. More...

From the Braver Institute

When Spring would finally find its way to the North country, for some reason, we perceived the winds to be more consistent. I don’t know why. Maybe our parents had told us that to explain why we always received kites around Easter time. More...

Lifestyles

ACA: Ways to prevent teens from engaging in ‘sexting’

Trend becoming issue for parents, teenagers

LANSING – According to a recent national study, 11 percent of young girls between the ages of 13 and 16 have texted or posted suggestive photos of themselves. More...

Boudreau, Bonifas to wed

GLADSTONE – Mr. and Mrs. Michael Boudreau of Manistique announce the engagement of their daughter Hannah Boudreau to Michael Bonifas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bonifas of Escanaba. More...

‘Donate Life’ month kicks off

LANSING – “Donate Life” month kicked off on April 9, by the Michigan Secretary of State office. More...

Sports

Sports Briefs

MAS spring sports hiatus continues, meets delayed MANISTIQUE – Despite the increasing presence of spring, the Manistique Middle/High School is continuing cancellation or postponement of sports events due to conditions. More...

Track kicks off at dome

Ready to run, Emeralds get chance to compete

MARQUETTE – Finally able to stretch their legs, the Manistique Emerald track and field team traveled to Marquette to take part in the Superior Dome Invitational Tuesday. More...

Grad fundraiser taps Tigers’ fans

Autographed items now up for auction

MANISTIQUE – The 2013 Manistique High School Grad Party Fundraiser is now underway. More...

County appeals to public

Commissioners against DDA plan amendment

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioners has taken their objection to the possible amendment of the Manistique Downtown Development Authority’s TIF (tax increment financing) plan to the people. More...

Open House

The long-awaited grand opening of the new Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital took place Friday. The nearly $25 million facility will officially open to patients on April 22. More...

2 will face torture charge

Abuse, CSC charges were also filed against Escanaba couple Monday

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...

Outdoors

DNR: Anglers should use caution on rivers

Runoff, rainfall create fast-moving systems

LANSING – Conservation officers with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are reminding spring anglers to exercise caution and use river etiquette while out steelheading this spring. More...

Spring migrations now underway in Michigan

Warbler, others set to return to home state

LANSING – It may not be quite as dramatic as the swallows returning to Capistrano, but Michigan will witness spring migrations throughout the coming weeks that will offer bird fans an opportunity to see noteworthy numbers of avian creatures ret More...

Catching Steelhead Trout

With the water levels still manageable, activity on both sides of the Syphon Bridge continues to grow in popularity as fishermen try their luck in the Manistique River. More...

Obituaries

Christina Van Splunter

ROCKFORD, Mich. – Former Manistique resident, Christina (Merryman) Van Splunter, 47, passed away very unexpectedly on Thursday, April, 4, 2013. Christina was born in August of 1965 and loved life and lived it to the fullest everyday. More...

John Barber

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – John “Papa” Barber, 67, passed away at his home in Lakewood, Colo., on Thursday, March 28, 2013. He was born March 15, 1946, in Escanaba, Mich. More...

Community

News Briefs

Foster grandparents set in-service meeting MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Foster Grandparents in-service meeting will be held April 29 at 11 a.m. at the Manistique Senior Center on Main St. More...

Hey, fiddle, fiddle

The Manistique High School Drama Club is gearing up for its presentation of “Fiddler On The Roof, Jr.”. The play begins at 7 p.m. on April 18. More...

Adults with disabilities are asked to submit art

ArtPrize competition to award $500 prize

GRAND RAPIDS – Adult artists with disabilities have a chance to win $500, have their artwork displayed in the Grand Rapids Art Museum and entered in ArtPrize 2013 – thanks to the Legacy Trust Award Collection. More...

Poll

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