September 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Felony case bound over

Man faces up to life in prison if convicted

MANISTIQUE – A Manistique man will face three felony charges in a higher court following his preliminary hearing Monday. The charges stem from an alleged assault on Aug. 28. More...

News

mBank aids expansion

Helicopter corporation receives capital

MANISTIQUE – mBank, the principal subsidiary of Mackinac Financial Corporation and a driver for business growth in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, has recently provided Enstrom Helicopter Corporation the capital needed to expand its Menominee More...

News Briefs

Breast cancer support group to begin meets MANISTIQUE – The Shirley’s Angels Breast Cancer Support Group will be meeting the second Thursday of each month September through May beginning Sept. 12. More...

Generousity ‘found’

Jerry Hubbard (left), former Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility administrator, accepts a check in the amount of $441 from Dean Wood, Schoolcraft County Community Foundation chairman. More...

Obituaries

Eileen M. Renton

GULLIVER – Eileen M. Renton, 86, passed to her heavenly home on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at her home in Gulliver, Mich., surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 3, 1927, in Dearborn, Mich., the daughter of Clarence and Hazel Bohl. More...

Mary Jo Schalm

MT. CLEMENS – Mary Jo Schalm, 60, of Mt. Clemens, Mich., passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at the home of her sister, Therese Schalm in Manistique, Mich., following a short illness. More...

Arthur A. Watson

NEW LENOX, Ill. – Arthur Andrew Watson, 71, of New Lenox, Ill., went to meet the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, after a long battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 23, 1941, the son of Gerald and Opal Watson, in Gulliver. More...

Community

First 2013 case of H3N2 flu detected

Child was exposed to infected pig at fair

LANSING – The Michigan Departments of Community Health, and Agriculture and Rural Development, along with the Berrien County Health Department have identified one case of an H3N2 variant in a child who was a swine exhibitor at the recent Berrie More...

Manistique Public Safety

Editor’s Note: The followinginformation is from ManistiquePublic Safety dispatch logbooksrecorded at the time the calls werereceived. More...

District Court

Michael Gary Jenerou, 21, Shunk Road, Manistique, charged with careless driving (6/13). Assessed $175. Daniel Jerome Boris, 18, U.65 Lane, Rapid River, charged with no ORV sticker (8/13). Assessed $133. More...

Love lite season begins

Campaign kicks off, lighting set for Dec.

MANISTIQUE – The 2013 Love Lite Tree campaign has officially kicked off. The campaign, sponsored by the Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, will end on Nov. 23. More...

Resident pursuing art career via cut cards, ‘ArtPrize’ competition

Vitale chases dream one piece at a time

MANISTIQUE – A former Manistique High School teacher will soon submit her view of the “Land of Opportunity” to the Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize competition. More...

Outdoors

Rule changes to deer season

Antler restrictions, new DMUs created

LANSING – It may be early September, but the first rounds of deer season – the Liberty Hunt and the early antlerless deer season, Sept. 21-22 – are only two weeks away. More...

Fish Report

Well, are you ready? Because ready or not the fall hunting seasons for 2013 have now officially kicked off with the start of the bear season. The bear season is sure nothing like it used to be before the DNR went to the permit system. More...

Views

From the Braver Institute

I was walking past a television set that happened to be on and I couldn’t help but notice Alan Hunter in a commercial. More...

Lifestyles

Asher S. Lewis and Myka L. Lewis

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. - Amy Plackowski and Jake Lewis of Marlborough, Mass., announce the birth of their twins, Asher Sebastian Lewis and Myka Lynnette Lewis, on Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Worcester, Mass. More...

New study: Binge drinking costing Michigan billions

MDCH says they are trying to fix problem

LANSING – Excessive alcohol use cost Michigan $8.2 billion in 2006, or about $2.16 a drink, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More...

Just for Fun

You may recall the diet that helped me lose 20 pounds. Unfortunately, 10 of them found me again, so I started a new regime that I affectionately call the Wa-Wa Diet. The first “Wa” is short for walking. More...

Sports

Club handed loss at home

MANISTIQUE – Manistique Club Soccer hosted Niagara for a doubleheader at home on Saturday, dropping both games in the contest. According to team leaders, each game was hard fought, but in the end, the opponents went home with the win. More...

Emeralds finish Indians off in 4 to win home opener

MANISTIQUE – The Lady Emerald volleyball team made it two in a row with a 3-1 win over Newberry at home Monday night. Starting strong, Manistique dominated the match, taking the first two sets with scores of 25-11 and 25-18, respectively. More...

Coming Up in Sports

MANISTIQUE EMERALDSVarsity FootballFri., Sept. 13 vs. Gwinn atHOME (Parents Night), 7 p.m.Girls J.V./Varsity VolleyballThur., Sept. 12 vs. Westwood atWestwood, 6 p.m.Sat., Sept. 14 vs. Iron Mountain (J.V. only) at Iron Mountain, More...

Poll

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