November 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

MCF board has new members

Latest appointment ends saga, only 1 original member remains

MANISTIQUE – After one resignation, one term expiration, and plenty of drama, the Schoolcraft County Medical Care Facility Board is whole again. More...

Readers asked what they’re ‘thankful’ for

MANISTIQUE – What are you thankful for? The Pioneer Tribune is asking readers to submit “thankful” statements for a chance to appear in our Thanksgiving edition. More...

News

MSP: Remember to drive safe in winter

LANSING – The weather is changing and the Michigan State Police encourages motorists to practice safe driving during inclement weather keeping in mind the following tips: More...

News Briefs

Public library to host story time on Friday MANISTIQUE – Manistique School and Public Library will be hosting a “Story Time” on Nov. 8. More...

Local casino to begin remodeling process

MANISTIQUE – Kewadin’s Manistique casino is planning to update its look by undergoing a remodel throughout November and December. Projects for the 19-year-old casino will begin on Nov. 3 with repainting. More...

Obituaries

Hunters reminded to follow ORV rules

LANSING – With deer hunting seasons under way, Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers remind hunters heading afield using an offroad vehicle to follow ORV landuse regulations. More...

Fish Report

Well, here we are into November and I don’t care where you seem to travel to this time of year, the topic of conversation is usually about the upcoming deer season. More...

Marjorie J. Rasmussen

MANISTIQUE – Marjorie J. Rasmussen, 83, of Manistique, Mich., died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. She was born Feb. 11, 1930, in Dayton, Ky., the daughter of Frank and Erma (Laughhead) Eburg. More...

Community

MVAA: Eleven ways to honor a vet on Nov. 11

LANSING – The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency calls on the citizens of Michigan to honor wartime veterans across the nation through a day of remembrance and dedication this Veterans Day. More...

Fun at Fayette

The Big Bay de Noc School recently hosted a field trip for grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Above, the kindergarten through sixth grade classes are shown at the Fayette Historic State Park. More...

Small turtles banned from sale due to salmonella risk

LANSING – The Michigan Departments of Community Health and Agriculture and Rural Development and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating cases of Salmonella in people who have contact with small pet turtles. More...

May the spook be with you

Above, students at Emerald Elementary walk during the school’s annual Halloween parade last Thursday. Students from grades K-5 participated in the event and the public was invited to attend. More...

Board, center at odds over finances, roof

Senior Center millage at core of argument

MANISTIQUE – Almost exactly a year later, conflict between the Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioners and Manistique Senior Center has surfaced once again. More...

Cut in hours due to ACA

County reacts to law, restricts part-timers

MANISTIQUE – Part time and temporary employees of Schoolcraft County can no longer work over 29 hours per week, due to the county’s reaction to the Affordable Care Act. More...

Views

Opinion

Editor’s note: This submission represents the personal opinions of the author and should not be used to characterize the opinions of the Pioneer Tribune. — — — More...

From the Braver Institute

I like to figure things out. I guess you could say I like to solve problems. I might not be good at it, but I like to do it just the same. More...

Lifestyles

Companion volunteers honored at luncheon

MANISTIQUE – Senior Companion volunteers were recently honored. The top volunteer from each county received the first-ever “Gil Sablack Award”. More...

Jest for Fun

I did a double take while scanning the program for a religious service I attended. It announced that a member planned to read “Psalms,” but it left out the first “s,” which gave the activity a whole ‘nother meaning. More...

Tips for outdoor fitness this fall

MILWAUKEE – The chill in the air can put a damper on your outdoor workout routine, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. There are simple ways to keep your fitness going strong through the fall and approaching winter months. More...

Sports

Zombie attack!

MANISTIQUE – With three minutes to their advantage, the “humans” took off with a shot gun start at the Zombie Run, held at Intake Park on Saturday. More...

All-U.P. recognition for two Emerald athletes

MARQUETTE – The U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association members recently announced the names of local football players who earned All U.P. honors. More...

Sports briefs

Emeralds compete in Volleyball districts MANISTIQUE - The Michigan High School Athletic Association volleyball districts are underway. In Class D, Big Bay de Noc lost to Rapid River in the opening game. More...

Poll

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