August 8, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Making a grand entrance

Yorktown visits Manistique

MANISTIQUE – The Yorktown made its way into Manistique Sunday, dazzling spectators as it drifted offshore near the marina. More...

News

Pageantry lights up fair stage

MANISTIQUE – The 2013 Schoolcraft County Fair opened in style Friday, with a full slate of contestants and an updated stage for its annual pageant. More...

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County launches tech plan

Sets connectivity goals to support economy

MANISTIQUE – Schoolcraft County recently unveiled its Technology Action Plan as part of its participation in Connect Michigan’s “Connected Community Engagement Program”. More...

Obituaries

Alfred Swanson

GARDEN – Alfred “Buck” Swanson, 84, of 13415 8th Road, Garden (Fayette), Mich., passed away Friday afternoon, Aug. 2, 2013, at his home in Fairbanks Township, surrounded by his loving family. More...

Lynne F. Olsen

MANISTIQUE – Lynne F. Olsen, 70, daughter of Harvey and Leone Patz (Larsen) passed away on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, in her home with her family around her. More...

Betty L. Anderson

GERMFASK – Betty L. Anderson, 78, of 8155 Pine St., Germfask, Mich., died on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique, Mich. Betty was born on Jan. 11, 1935, and grew up in Dearborn, Mich. More...

Community

Airport receives funding

WASHINGTON – A $902,500 federal grant will fund runway, taxiway and apron improvements at Delta County Airport near Escanaba. Announcement of the funding was made recently by Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow. More...

U.P. State Fair returns Monday

Various events set for weeklong celebration

ESCANABA – The Upper Peninsula State Fair is returning Aug. 12 – 18. The event boasts events throughout its weeklong stay in the area. On opening night, Monday, gates will open at 5 p.m. More...

News Briefs

U.P. Book Tour event to stop at public library MANISTIQUE – Manistique School and Public Library is hosting a U.P. Book Tour event on Aug. 14. The event will take place from 1-3 p.m. in the library. More...

Walk, events planned for Sept.

Fundraisers will benefit Alzheimer’s Association

MANISTIQUE – Schoolcraft County’s “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” will take place Sept. 14 at the Little Bear West Arena. The walk, along with other events that day, will raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. More...

Electric co-op seeking new fee

Base ‘facility charge’ will be part of bill if approved

SAULT STE. MARIE – Cloverland Electric Cooperative recently filed a request with the Michigan Public Service Commission seeking a restructuring of its electric rates. More...

News Briefs

Garage destroyed, houses damaged in fire Saturday MANISTIQUE – Fire destroyed a garage and damaged a neighboring house Saturday in Manistique, according to law enforcement officials. A lawn mower is believed to have ignited the blaze. More...

Outdoors

Event raises funds for kids

CHATHAM – “Send a Kid to MDA Camp” recently raised over $900 in its third annual pistol shoot at the Tri-Range Gun Club in Chatham. The goal of the shoot was to raise $800, the cost to send one U.P. More...

Fish Report

Well, there are a lot of people out there wondering if we are ever going to have nice summer weather. Those of us that like having a garden have either been flooded out like in my case or with the cooler than normal weather, things are growing slow. More...

Creagh to attend area dedication of Hemingway historical marker

SCHOOLCRAFT COUNTY – Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh will attend the Michigan Outdoor Writers Association’s Aug. More...

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From the Braver Institute

So there we were, Wayne Genghis and I, golfing our way across the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin. We were on the return portion of our tour after completing a business transaction in Ironwood. More...

Lifestyles

Prim and proper

This year’s sixth annual Liz Chartier Tea Party proved successful for the event’s hostess, with 20 attendees. More...

Births

CASEY – Julie Segerstrom and Mike Casey of Manistique, Mich., announce the arrival of Max Michael Casey, born Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Marquette General Hospital. He arrived weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long. More...

Lifestyles Briefs

Big Bay de Noc teacher part of MTU institutes More...

Sports

UPGA event a go, local to get jacket

MANISTIQUE – The Indian Lake Golf Club will host the annual Upper Peninsula Golf Association tournament beginning Aug. 8. The event will take place over the course of four days and feature some of the Upper Peninsula’s best golfers. More...

Olympic swim

Former Emerald athlete Cody Kayser, who holds the title to five school records (200 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 100 butterfly, 500 freestyle and 100 backstroke) recently had the opportunity to More...

Sports Briefs

Selections announced for MPC softball team NEGAUNEE – All-league selections for the Mid-Peninsula Conference spring season were recently announced. More...

Poll

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