December 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

School attempting to right its ‘focus’ status

Quarterly report will be sent to the state

MANISTIQUE – Emerald Elementary is continuing to take steps to correct its designation as a “focus school” by the state of Michigan. More...

News

Motorcycle helmet use drops to 73 percent since law change

LANSING – Nearly threequarters of motorcycle riders in Michigan wear helmets, down from 99.4 percent in 2006 when the last statewide observation survey was conducted. More...

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

50 Years Ago December 19, 1963 More...

News Briefs

Manistique public library hours set for holiday

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique School and Public Libraryhas announced its schedule for theupcoming holiday weeks.The schedule is:-Dec. 23: 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.-Dec. 24: Closed-Dec. 25: Closed-Dec 26: 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.-Dec. 27: 11:30 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Donna J. Gunderman

ALPENA, Mich. – Donna Jane (Preuss) Gunderman, 68, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at her home in Alpena, Mich., as a result of Alzheimer’s disease. More...

Chris H. Curran

FOX LAKE, Wis., – Chris H. Curran, 65, passed away suddenly at this home in the town of Fox Lake, Wis., on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. Chris was born Aug. 11, 1948, in Manistique, Mich., to Leo and Mary (Wickwire) Curran. More...

Alice R. Modders

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Alice Rachel Modders, 101, born May 1912 in Manistique, Mich., passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Friendship Village of Columbus, Ohio. More...

Community

The legend of The ChrisTmas Tree ship

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In November of 1912 the threemasted schooner, Rouse Simmons, vanished on Lake Michigan. The story of her final voyage has long been shrouded in mystery and conjecture. The schooner was once the pride of the Hackley Lumber Company of Muskegon. More...

News Brief

Weekly winners drawn for Christmas Cash MANISTIQUE – Week two winners in the 2013 Manistique Merchants Association Christmas Cash drawing were: $50 Caren McGahen, (Manistique Federal Credit Union) and Darryl Schuetter (Renze Ford). $25 More...

Commissioner speaks out after allegations

Disagrees with former MCF board member

MANISTIQUE – Tension ran high at the Schoolcraft County Commissioner meeting Tuesday, as issues regarding the recent resignation of the Schoolcraft County Medical Care Facility director of administration and finance surfaced. More...

City receives grants, adds to fund balance

Audit report is clean, land acquisition a go

MANISTIQUE – The city has received another clean audit report and added approximately $40,000 to its fund balance. The audit presentation was given during Monday’s meeting of the Manistique City Council. More...

Outdoors

Fish Report

Well, it sure is nice to at least get a little break from all the super cold weather we have been having. It is amazing when it manages to get up to the high teens or low 20s with the sun shining you feel like spring is here. More...

Views

From the Braver Institute

My good friend Wayne Genghis was telling about how he had to call a customer of his who owed him money for some work he had done. More...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: Regarding the Nov. More...

Lifestyles

NMU students design wicker Lloyd Flanders furniture co.

MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University’s humancentered design program recently partnered with longtime Menominee manufacturer Lloyd Flanders to develop concepts for contemporary woven furniture that might appeal to younger consumers. More...

Some Lessons & Carols

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Jest for Fun

I thought letters to Santa followed a pretty typical format: a greeting, a food bribe, and a long list of coveted items. But after reading the latest batch in the local newspaper, I found plenty of exceptions. More...

Sports

Spettel’s Emeralds secure big win

MANISTIQUE – The Lady Emeralds improved to 2-2 with a 42-34 win over the Norway Knights at home last Monday night. More...

Clutch, Thompson sinks two, Bears win in overtime

Team improves to a 2-0 record for season

COOKS – It took an overtime victory, but Coach Angie LaLonde and her Black Bears improved to 2-0 with a nail biter in Cooks last Thursday night. More...

Road weary Emeralds look to jump start season at home

MUNISING – Issues finding the bottom of the net continue to plague the Emerald boys’ basketball team – now three games into the season. Slow starts in their last two outings, both on the road, ended in losses for the Emeralds. More...

Poll

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