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Funds could equal rides

County transit seeks mils to expand hours

MANISTIQUE – In an effort to expand its services, the Schoolcraft County Public Transit will be seeking a slight boost to its current millage in November. More...

News Briefs

Historical society to host appraisal fair Aug. 24

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Historical Society will host its Antique Appraisal Fair and Craft Show on Saturday. The event will take place in the First Baptist Church on Walnut Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

News

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

50 Years Ago August 22, 1963 More...

Corrections and Clarifications

In the Aug. 15 edition of the Pioneer Tribune, the “News from the Shelter” column should have read that over 90 percent of the cats and dogs that arrive at the Eva Burrell Animal Shelter are adopted, not 9 percent. More...

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I would like to take an opportunity to thank a woman in our city who rarely misses an opportunity to encourage people. Her name is Jeannie Selling. More...

From the Braver Institute

Early last week my good friend Ezra Hammer sent me a note via Facebook that simply read “Eerily similar idea.” Following that sentence was a link to a news article announcing that Elon Musk, the guy who founded SpaceX, Tesla Motors and Pa More...

Lifestyles

Lifestyles Briefs

Library to now offer home delivery for patrons MANISTIQUE – Beginning in September, the Manistique School and Public Library will be offering home delivery. More...

Hovercraft queen

I cringed at the letter I read in Annie’s Mailbox the other day. It read, “I am a 15-year-old boy, and my mother is very protective.” But for the age difference, my son could have written that note. More...

MDCH: Raise awareness in August for breastfeeding

LANSING – August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month in Michigan. More...

Sports

Kanitz repeats triathlon win

MANISTIQUE – Months of preparation culminated at Central Park Saturday for participants of the city of Manistique Recreation Department’s Paul Bunyan Triathlon. More...

LPGA Symetra to return to Sweetgrass

3-year contract for the Island championship approved

HARRIS – Sweetgrass Golf Club at the Island Resort and Casino has renewed a three-year contract with the LPGA Symetra Tour – Road to the LPGA, extending the annual professional golf tournament in Michigan through 2017. More...

2013-14 Emerald Varsity Cross Country

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MCF seeking millage

County approves facility ballot language for up to 1.5 mils

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioners has approved millage language for the Schoolcraft County Medical Care Facility. More...

MAS board bolsters staff with 8 hires

Additions in teaching, sport, admin staff

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Area Schools Board of Education approved a slate of new teachers during its regular meeting Monday. The board also signed on new coaching staff for the 2013-14 school year. More...

Schools receive iPads

Technology aims to boost class experience, assist special needs

MANISTIQUE – Select students of both Manistique Middle and High School and Emerald Elementary will now have access to iPad HD tablets. The small, portable computers will be integrated into the classroom in order to promote academic growth. More...

Outdoors

Weekly report now toll-free

LANSING – Starting Sept. 5 the Department of Natural Resources’ Weekly Fishing Report will be available via a toll-free telephone number. More...

Puffed up

Above, Alex and Maria Kopecky picked this giant puffball mushroom in the Gulliver area. More...

Outdoors Briefs

DNR offers tips for encounters with bears LANSING – The Department of Natural Resources reminds residents that Michigan has an estimated black bear population of 8,000 to 10,000 bears with 90 percent of the population in the Upper Peninsula. More...

Obituaries

Lola M. Steele

MANISTIQUE – Lola M. Steele, 87, of 635 Park Ave., Manistique, Mich., went home with her Lord Jesus on Thursday morning, Aug. 15, 2013. She was born Aug. More...

June Stubbert

MASON, Mich. – Mom was born June 12, 1924, in Battle Creek, Mich., to Chester and Elizabeth Bowden; died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. She was second eldest in a family six children. Mom graduated from Battle Creek Central. More...

Frank W. Manning

GARDEN CORNERS – Frank William “Bill” Manning, 46, passed away Saturday morning, Aug. 17, 2013, at his parents’ home in Garden Corners, Mich., after a lengthy battle with kidney disease and cancer. More...

Community

Current GED test to expire in December

Residents in program encouraged to finish

MANISTIQUE – The current version of the GED test will expire on Dec. 31, 2013, according to the North Menominee County Community Schools Adult Education. More...

CUPPAD will offer local art minigrants

ESCANABA – Grant money is available through the CUPPAD Regional Commission to assist in funding local art minigrants. More...

News Briefs

Blood drive set for Sept. 11 in Manistique MANISTIQUE – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of Marquette General, will hold a blood drive on Sept. 11 at Blanchard Center in Manistique. The drive will take place from 1 – 5:15 p.m. More...

Poll

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