2013-10-03 / News

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

50 Years Ago October 3, 1963

• The normal office routine of the Tribune Publishing Co. will be interrupted this week end with the shift to new quarters at 212 Walnut St. Moving of equipment to the new Pioneer-Tribune building opposite the Elks Temple started Wednesday with display cases and items from the business office. Much of the machinery, including commercial printing presses, the two linotypes and other equipment was scheduled for movement today. Warshawsky Bros. of Manistique is doing the moving. The Tribune’s new newspaper press was scheduled to arrive from Mason, Mich., later this week.

• The Job’s daughters Drill Team won first place in the recent annual Lake State Logging Congress in Eagle River, Wis., director Vern Vail was informed this week. The news came in a letter from D. J. Massoglia, executive secretary of the sponsoring Timber Producers association.

• The first steps in planning a program for sex education for local high school students were taken at a meeting in the Zion Lutheran Church Tuesday night. The program will consist of a series of lectures and discussions. Leaders will include local and Upper Peninsula individuals representing various groups concerned with this area of education. All of the programs will be held at the high school after the regular school day, with attendance on a voluntary basis.

• Seven new members of the Manistique Women’s Club were introduced by the president, Mrs. George Wood, at the “Autumn Luncheon” meeting Tuesday afternoon at the Surf. The new members are Mrs. Leon Juenker, Mrs. Edwin Carlson, Mrs. Robert Barr, Mrs. Adam Heinz, Mrs. Samuel Gesko, Mrs. Richard Bonifas and Mrs. Archie Carpenter.

• Valuable as they already are to the people of Michigan, state forests promise to take on even greater importance in future years, according to the Conservation Department which manages these popular public lands. Looming ahead on all fronts of the state forest scene are bigger and more varied demands that will annually pump and estimated $435 million into Michigan’s economy by the year 2000. Today’s state forest dividends total about $67 million.

35 Years Ago October 5, 1978

• The Manistique Emeralds will take to the football field Friday night for the first time this season with a game here against Iron Mountain. This would have been the fifth game for Manistique, which missed the first half of its season because of a delay in the startup of practice due to millage failures.

• The City of Manistique will hold a dedication and grand opening for its newly expanded community center on Maple St. next Thursday. The expansion, which cost about $94,000, included the addition of a 36-by-36 foot all-purpose room to what formerly was the youth center. The youth center building itself was also remodeled.

• A 24-hour, seven-day a week emergency counseling service was put into effect this week by the Schoolcraft County Mental Health Board. The service, which will be manned by a team of six counselors, will be offered free of charge. The program was mandated by the State Department of Mental Health, which provides all but a small percentage of the funding for county mental health programs.

• Cameramen filmed the Siphon Bridge in Manistique this past week to include in a special video tape project under the direction of the Upper Peninsula Travel and Recreation Association. The cameramen have filmed several spots in the Upper Peninsula as part of the project.

• Members of the 1978 Girl’s Varsity Basketball team include: Kris Krusic, Mary Walters, Kim Danko, Kim Bowler, Patty Hoholik, Kathy Pistulka, Sue Videtich, Linda Kaiser, Jackie Krusic, Mary Goudreau, Barb Bontekoe, Cheryl Turan, Joan Hawn-Manager and Diane Stimac-Coach.

20 Years Ago September 30, 1993

• Gail LaCroix and Jack Krueger of First National Bank and Trust recently accompanied Ty Coon to present a check to DARE officer Curt Erickson of the Michigan State Police. The $1,000 check is for the DARE program in Manistique. DARE is a program to keep kids away from drugs.

• The Community Liason Committee, which will act as a link between Camp Manistique and the community was formed and met Tuesday, Sept. 21 at the Harbor Inn to discuss concerns and ideas area residents have concerning the prison. At this time the CLC is composed of John Norrington, Greg Aho, Bill Reno, Gary Maddox, Peter Hollenbeck, David Jahn, Don Martin, Leanne Trebilcock, Bethann Gyorke, Alan Housler and John Stewart. Deputy Warden John Norrington said Camp Manistique has changed from a “shock incarceration” boot camp to a Level I prison. The main physical change to the facility is bars on the living unit windows and an additional ribbon of razor wire.

• The Emerald JV Girls Basketball Team improved their record to 9-0 by defeating the Big Bay de Noc Black Bears 46-39 at Big Bay Tuesday. It was a close game all the way with Big Bay getting fine performances from Trina Farley and Christa Harvey, who combined for 28 points. The Emeralds were led by Mandy Cohen, who topped all scorers with a game high 20 points.

10 Years Ago October 2, 2003

• The Schoolcraft County Early Childhood Council held the third local Childhood Safety Fair at Manistique High School last Saturday. The event, for children from infancy through fifth grade and their families, offered important safety messages in a fun, relaxing atmosphere.

• For the first time in its eight year history, Schoolcraft Habitat for Humanity has its very own office. The new headquarters , located in the former Barney’s Grocery on Oak St. is a big improvement over the chapter’s former cramped space at the Sheriff’s Department.

• A large crowd turned out Sunday afternoon to tour the recently completed 6,200 square foot addition at the First Baptist Church, which doubled the size of Manistique’s oldest church. It includes a large multi-purpose room, a kitchen, offices, classrooms and a library.

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