October 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Utility policy to see change

Voluntary disconnect no longer an option

MANISTIQUE – The city’s utility disconnect is changing. Due to wording in a USDA Rural Development agreement, the Manistique City Council rescinded the policy that had been in place since 2009. More...

MAS gun resolution, explained

Districts look to update outdated weapons law

MANISTIQUE – As the Manistique Area Schools Board of Education and other districts under the Michigan Association of School Boards are looking to change one of the state’s weapons laws, here is a closer look into the process. More...

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, This letter is in response to this week’s comments from a Mr. Rey on the Schoolcraft County Medical Care Facility millage vote. More...

From the Braver Institute

I rarely get any email these days so I am always surprised to see the new email indicator when my inbox has something in it. Such was the case last week when I went through the usually pointless routine of checking my email. More...

Obituaries

Donald J. Bellville

MANISTIQUE – Donald J. Bellville, 72, of 514 Delta Ave., Manistique, Mich., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique, where he had resided for the past three years. More...

Jody M. Davis

ADRIAN, Mich. – Jody M. Davis, 48, of Adrian, Mich., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family, under the care of Hospice of Lenawee. She was born Feb. 16, 1965, in Adrian. More...

Community

Pump(kin) ed Up

Just in time for Halloween, Mrs. Jackson’s fourth grade class at Big Bay de Noc School recently received a donation of pumpkins from Doug and Amy Orr. More...

STEP open to schools

MSP program teaches safety to kids and staff

LANSING – The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division is offering elementary schools across the state an opportunity to enroll fifth-graders in the “Student Tools for Emergency Planning” program. More...

MDOT offers fall bicycle tips

Weather, visibility pose risks to drivers

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to adapt to changing light patterns that accompany the end of daylight saving time, which occurs this year on Nov. 3. More...

Time to vote

An in-depth look at the upcoming ballot

MANISTIQUE – Schoolcraft County residents will be asked to take part in a special election on Nov. 5, with various proposals appearing on the ballot. Those proposals include: The “Medical Care Facility Millage” proposal: More...

Mill plans upgrades, requests tax break

Council approves exemption for $4.5M in equipment updating

MANISTIQUE – FutureMark – Manistique is making an estimated $4.5 million in upgrades to its plant, and receiving a little assistance from the city. More...

News Briefs

Trick-or-treat times set for tonight MANISTIQUE – Halloween is here and Manistique and surrounding areas have announced trick-or-treating times. In Manistique, trick-or-treat hours are from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. More...

Outdoors

Freedom to hunt

Special Oct. hunt grOwing every year

LANSING – When state wildlife officials expanded efforts a number of years ago to make deer hunting more available and accessible to hunters with disabilities, they realized early on that some of those hunters needed a little assistance from ab More...

Fish Report

Well, with snow flurries in the air, one has to consider getting his cold weather gear out for real. There is sure no doubt we are into the deer hunting type weather when the bucks are moving and things can get real interesting. More...

Outdoors Brief

Forest plans available for review until Dec. 9 More...

Lifestyles

Orchestra planning concert

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Community Orchestra will be presenting its annual fall concert on Nov. 10. The event will take place at 3p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Manistique. More...

Clean up time

Big Bay de Noc School recently held its annual “School Pride Day” in which Pre-K through 12th grade students and staff cleaned the school grounds. More...

Lifestyles Briefs

Former resident promoted in Marquette firm MARQUETTE – Former Manistique resident Laura J. Provost, CPA, has been promoted to the position of manager in the audit department of a Marquette firm. More...

Sports

Blowers, Ayotte receive cross country honors

MANISTIQUE – The Upper Peninsula Cross Country Coaches Association recently released the names of the 2013 U.P. Runners of the Year. The All-U.P. More...

Three and out, Emeralds finish third in Mid-Pens

MANISTIQUE – After starting the season off with eight wins in their first nine games, the Lady Emerald volleyball team appears to have lost some of the edge that earned them early success. More...

Bump, set, score

The Manistique High School junior varsity volleyball squad will finish their 2013 season on the road tonight at Big Bay de Noc. More...

Poll

Should the Manistique Area Schools Board of Education pursue a shared superintendent with Big Bay de Noc School?