November 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

U.P. man dies after falling from top of Miners Falls

Man was gathering firewood for campsite

MUNISING – A 24-year old Norway, Mich., man is dead after a fall of about 70 feet from the top of Miners Falls. The incident occurred Monday within the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. More...

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Letters

Dear Editor, The First World War, also referred to as the Great War, ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of November. Armistice Day, which was celebrated through the 1930’s, recognized the veterans of the First World War. More...

From the Braver Institute

Note to the reader: I know that I have written an awful lot about golf this summer. Such is the way things are when dealing with an addiction. I promise that this will be the last piece I write on the subject for the rest of the year. More...

Obituaries

Lawrence G. Neelis

COOKS – Lawrence G. Neelis, 79, of 684N State Highway M149, Cooks, Mich., passed away Sunday morning Nov. 10, 2013, at home following a lengthy illness. More...

Harvey C. Gray

COOKS – Harvey C. Gray, 78, of Cooks, Mich., died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique. He was preceded in death by his wife Peggy in 2011. More...

Community

40 years strong

Founded by John Kopecky in 1973, Kopecky Well Drilling has been in business for over 40 years. Last Thursday, they celebrated the milestone during a “Business After Hours”. More...

News Briefs

Concealed weapons board plans meeting MANISTIQUE – A meeting of the Concealed Weapon Licensing Board for Schoolcraft County is scheduled for Nov. 16. More...

Local judge Carmody selected to serve ‘chief judge’ position

Judges will focus on efficiency, innovation

LANSING – Improving public service and court efficiency are on the to-do list for a group of newlyappointed state court chief judges. The Michigan Supreme Court announced the appointments, which includes local judge William W. More...

DIG work done, city has grant increased

After additional $96K cost, city receives more funding from DIG

MANISTIQUE – The Downtown Infrastructure Grant project is now officially finished, as Manistique City Council closed out the job at Tuesday’s meeting. More...

Assault case ends in prison term

Local resident sentenced to up to 20 years, avoids life in prison

MANISTIQUE – A Manistique man will spend up to 20 years in prison following his sentencing in 11th Judicial Circuit Court last Thursday. A plea agreement assisted the man in avoiding potential life imprisonment. More...

Board plans slate of 2014 projects

Big Bay de Noc School will see updates, additions next summer

COOKS – The Big Bay de Noc Board of Education has approved a slate of projects to be completed during the summer of 2014. Funding for the projects will be taken out of the school’s sinking fund. More...

Outdoors

DNR officers offer tips to hunters this season

LANSING – With Michigan’s rich tradition of fall hunting getting under way, conservation officers at the Department of Natural Resources have offered their top 10 tips for a safe outdoor experience. More...

Hiawatha forest opens to hunters, rules in place

GLADSTONE – As Michigan’s 2013 Firearm Deer Season draws near once again, the Hiawatha National Forest is reminding hunters to have a safe, enjoyable hunt on National Forest lands. More...

Fish Report

Well, unless something strange really happens we should have tracking snow in some areas for the opening of the firearm deer season. It will be interesting because it has been a while since we had a real cold deer season. More...

Lifestyles

Arts center to offer basket weaving class

MANISTIQUE – Susan Vaniman will be teaching a unique basket-weaving class on Dec. 7. Lake Effect Arts Center is offering the class from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Ed Havitz Room in Habitat for Humanity’s building. More...

It’s a great pumpkin!

(At St. Francis de Sales)

Recently, to the surprise of the preK-3 class at St. Francis de Sales Catholic School, a gigantic pumpkin made an appearance. More...

Shopko will host Facebook contest for Packers package

GREEN BAY – Shopko is hosting a contest in which two lucky Facebook fans will win four tickets to attend a Green Bay Packers game and a full tailgate package at Lambeau Field. More...

Sports

Scholar-Athlete Award applications available

EAST LANSING – One of the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s most popular programs, the Scholar-Athlete Award, will again present 32 $1,000 scholarships to top student-athletes at member high schools during the 2013-14 school yea More...

Emeralds advance, come up short in championship

NEWBERRY – Fresh off a 3-1 win over the Newberry Indians in the semi-final round of district play, the Manistique Emerald volleyball season came to an end thanks to the dominating LaSalle Saints in the district championship last week. More...

Three times the trophy

On Nov. 10, Declan and Devlin Beaton placed first and third, respectively in the 14-year-old division of the local Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest held at St. Gerard School in Lansing, Mich. More...

Poll

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