November 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Switch equals savings

County dumps BCBS for co-op insurance

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioners has voted to switch the insurance carrier for the county – opting for a smaller increase in health insurance premium than originally planned. More...

Wreck quest moves ahead

Explorer will continue to search off Garden

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. More...

News

Foundation awards grants

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Community Foundation recently awarded seven mini-grants worth a total of $1,999.93 to local organizations. More...

A local tie

The late Harold D. Beaton of Manistique, along with his daughter, Barbara, poses with then-presidential candidate Sen. John F. Kennedy at his senate office in Washington D.C. in the fall of 1960. More...

News Briefs

State retirees to hold Christmas Luncheon ESCANABA – The Upper Peninsula Chapter No. 16 of the State Employee Retirees Association will hold its Christmas Luncheon at noon on Dec 2. It will take place at the Escanaba Elks Lodge No. More...

Views

From the Braver Institute

For the past couple weeks I have been dragging out the story of my last round of golf for the year. As regular readers know, this year I have developed an addiction to golf. More...

Correction

In the first quarter honor roll submitted by St. Francis de Sales, Joe Barr was inadvertently left off the eighth grade “A” honor roll. More...

Lifestyles

Maximize time spent on holiday shopping

The holiday season encompasses several weeks of frenetic activity, as men and women look to juggle abnormally busy social schedules with holiday shopping. More...

Births

Charlotte Lucille Erickson ERICKSON – Manistique residents Don and Edie Erickson welcomed their baby girl on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at 10:57 p.m. at OSF St. More...

News Briefs

Operation Action U.P. plans 50-year celebration More...

Sports

Swim opener a battle

Redmen outnumber Emeralds in match

MANISTIQUE – Opening the season against a power house like Marquette, Emerald Swim Coach Beth Aldrich could only be optimistic about the final score. More...

Manistiquw Publick Safety

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

Area cancer program gets boost

SAULT STE. MARIE – The Luce, Mackinac, Alger and Schoolcraft Health District and the Chippewa County Health Department will receive a share of the $1,275 Kewadin Casinos’ Pinktastic Tournament money. More...

News Briefs

‘Evening with Santa’ coming to MHS Dec. 4 MANISTIQUE – Santa Claus is coming to town! The Manistique High School class of 2014 will host a “Family Evening with Santa” fundraiser on Dec. 4. More...

Outdoors

Rocks national lakeshore announces new superintendent

OMAHA, Neb. – Michael D. Pflaum, currently superintendent at Keweenaw National Historical Park in Calumet, Mich., has been named the new superintendent of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Munising, Mich. More...

Outdoors Briefs

National trappers expo coming to Escanaba ESCANABA – Trappers and their families from across the U.S. and Canada are invited to attend the National Trappers Association Expo in Escanaba on July 24-27. The event will take place at the U.P. More...

Fish Report

Well, we are coming to the close of the firearm deer season and with Thanksgiving being so close to the end of the month, both are here at the same time. Wifee and I have much to be thankful for during the last year. Life sure has been good. More...

Obituaries

Ruth E. Matchinski

MANISTIQUE – Ruth E. Matchinski, 90, of Manistique, Mich., died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. She was born Jan. More...

Caroline B. Howard

GULLIVER – Caroline B. Howard, 87, of Gulliver, Mich., died Nov. 24, 2013, at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique. She was born Feb. 4, 1926, in Gulliver, Mich., the daughter of Clayton and Irene (McCabe) Wood. More...

Community

A giving ‘operation’

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Gifts to prevent disaster

LANSING – The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division has developed a list containing five great emergency preparedness gift ideas for those kicking off the shopping season this holiday weekend. More...

Vet: Test dogs for canine brucellosis

Three cases found in Michigan, one in U.P.

LANSING - Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development State Veterinarian Dr. More...

Poll

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