August 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

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Fire causes damage at FutureMark paper mill MANISTIQUE – An early morning fire Monday caused only minimal damage to a machine at FurtureMark – Manistique. More...

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

50 Years Ago August 15, 1963 More...

Corrections and Clarifications

In the Aug. 8 edition of the Pioneer Tribune, the article “Electric co-op seeking new fee” should have read “Electric coop seeking increased fee”. The “facility charge” currently exists on customers’ bills. More...

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From the Braver Institute

As regular readers may recall, a couple of weeks ago I set out with my good friend Wayne Genghis on a trip across the U.P. and northern Wisconsin on a business/golfing excursion. We left Saturday morning and golfed in Escanaba and Norway. More...

Lifestyles

Lifestyles Briefs

Bay College releases spring 2013 grad list ESCANABA – Bay de Noc Community College recently announced the names of students who completed all of the requirements for the Associate Degree and Certificate programs upon completion of the Spring 2 More...

News from the shelter

In the previous “News from the Shelter”, EBAS voiced the urgency for residents to come forward and adopt a shelter cat or two. As often happens, our generous community favorably responded and a few of our lovely felines were adopted. More...

Well named rig

The love affair between my better half and his boat grew by leagues and bows. He even treasured its grimy life ring with the letters B.S. on it. “Perfect!” Dan exclaimed. More...

Sports

Lancour named UPGA champion

MANISTIQUE – Home course advantage and a field full of local talent wasn’t enough to keep the Upper Peninsula Golf Association’s most coveted possession in Manistique. More...

Triathlon set for Saturday

MANISTIQUE – Organizers are putting together the final details for the annual city of Manistique Paul Bunyan Triathlon on Aug. 17. The event was created in 2012 as a fundraiser to maintain and improve Central Park. More...

Fall sports practices begin amid MHSAA rule changes

EAST LANSING – Approximately 110,000 student-athletes began practice in eight sports in which Michigan High School Athletic Association sponsors postseason tournaments this week, signaling the beginning of the 2013- 14 Fall sports season. More...

Camp MSTQ officially on the market

State puts out RFP, city hopes for buyer

MANISTIQUE – The former Camp Manistique prison facility is now officially on the market. More...

City wins fit challenge

Community members tie Nahma residents to take home $2,000

MANISTIQUE – Both Team Manistique and Team Nahma have taken first place in the 2013 U.P. Let’s Get Moving Community Challenge. The annual challenge encourages community members to be more physically active and focus on healthy living. More...

Photo

Take a look at the photo above – what is it and where is it located? The first person to call in or submit the answer via the Pioneer Tribune website wins! No submissions before 9 .m. Friday. More...

Outdoors

New watershed group works on Esky river

ESCANABA – The Escanaba River Watershed Project, one of the newer state watershed protection groups, began when the Department of Natural Resources partnered with the Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Escanaba River Association. More...

Fish Report

Well, I have to admit I have never been a whiz at spelling. In fact, back when in school there were spelling bees where the class was divided up, lined up against opposite walls and asked to spell words. More...

Obituaries

Mark J. Martin

FAIRPORT – Lifelong Garden Peninsula resident, Mark J. Martin, 61, of Fairport, Mich., died unexpectedly on Aug. 7, 2013, at his home. More...

Wallace Bridges

MANISTIQUE – Wallace “Wally” Bridges, 70, of 549N State Highway M-94, Manistique, Mich., passed away, Friday morning, Aug. 9, 2013, at Soderman’s AFC Home in Escanaba Township, Mich. More...

M. Francis Mathews

BRADENTON, Fla. – M. Francis Mathews, 92, of Bradenton, Fla., died Thursday, July 11, 2013, in Bradenton. More...

Community

Painting ‘skills’

Preparing for the new school year, Manistique High School principal John Shiner spent time with class presidents working on team building skills recently. More...

DEQ project receives $1M for river project

WASHINGTON – The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality was awarded a $1 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to help continue the clean up of contaminated sediment from industrial waste in the Manistique More...

News Briefs

Grand Island strategic plan event on Aug. 20 MUNISING – Hiawatha National Forest staff will soon host an event to provide information and answer questions regarding the Grand Island Strategic Plan. The event, set for Aug. More...

Poll

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