December 26, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

County road will receive $800K facelift

Grant funds support local road, hwy projects

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Road Commission has received an $800,000 grant from the state’s Roads and Risks Reserve Fund to complete work on County Road 498. More...

News

(D)Elving into lessons

The Drama Club at St. Francis de Sales recently held its annual Christmas performance. More...

UIA debit card data exposed

Unemployment cards of 8,500 users affected

LANSING – JPMorgan Chase has notified the Unemployment Insurance Agency that some of the personal information of some users of the UIA’s debit card for unemployment benefits may have been viewed by an unauthorized party on the bank’ More...

Obituaries

Lillian Archey

MANISTIQUE – Lillian ‘Faye’ Archey, 87, of Manistique, Mich., died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. More...

Ronald W. Moilanen

ESCANABA – Longtime Manistique resident, Ronald W. Moilanen, 72, of Escanaba, Mich., died Nov. 2, 2013, at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. More...

Community

A Merry Christmas

Pat Sundbeck received an unexpected, but very welcome, Christmas phone call last week, when she was informed her name had been drawn for the Manistique Merchants Association grand prize Christmas giveaway. More...

Winter ready? Check the heat

LARA offers tips for home heating system

LANSING – As temperatures drop and winter winds begin to howl, make sure your home heating system is ready for optimal performance to keep you warm all season. More...

News Briefs

Methodist women to hold pasty sale in Jan. MANISTIQUE – The women of Manistique First United Methodist Church will hold a monthly pasty sale Jan. 8 and 9. The pasties are $3.50 each. Call 341-6662 to place an order or for more information. More...

County regulation questioned

$100 limit on department purchases at core of debate

MANISTIQUE – A limit set on the amount county departments can spend before approval from county commissioners is required has come under fire. More...

Data: More poor in area

County kids, families struggle with poverty

LANSING – More Schoolcraft County kids are growing up in families struggling to make ends meet, according to the 2013 Kids Count in Michigan report, which offers clear steps to a brighter future for those children. More...

DNR: Cougar illegally killed in woods of Schoolcraft County

2 downstate suspects expected to be charged

LANSING – A cougar was illegally killed last week in Schoolcraft County, the DNR recently confirmed Friday. Charges will likely be filed against the two individuals suspected of the killing, both of downstate Bay County. More...

Views

Fish Report

Well, here we are now with Christmas here, which is only rivaled by the deer season opener here in the U.P. I guess any time spent with family and friends when you kind of tend to forget all the world’s problems is a special time. More...

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

50 Years Ago December 26, 1963 More...

From the Braver Institute

For the past eight years a band named The Killers has released a new single for Christmas. More...

Lifestyles

The legend of the Christmas Tree Ship: Part 2

In late November, 1912, friends and relatives of the crew of the Rouse Simmons waited for the ship to arrive in Chicago. Each morning was filled with anticipation but was rewarded only with disappointment. More...

Jest for Fun

When my aunt experienced back pain, I asked mom for the diagnosis. “The verdict is,” she replied, “something out of place.” Yup, that tells me a lot. More...

U.P. propane shortage is ‘energy emergency’

Snyder issues order to ensure U.P. supply

LANSING – Gov. Rick Snyder issued Executive Order 2013-11 on Friday, declaring a State of Energy Emergency in Michigan due to temporary shortages of propane in areas of the Upper Peninsula. More...

Sports

Newberry rallies to defeat Emeralds

NEWBERRY – An 18-point second quarter wasn’t enough to help the Manistique Emeralds hold off the Newberry Indians last Thursday. More...

Swim posts first win

MANISTIQUE – It was a busy schedule last week for the Emerald swim team, who had two meets on the road and concluded the schedule at home on Thursday. Following two losses for the boys’ and girls’ on the road at the Sault on Dec. More...

Emeralds enter holiday break with loss to Patriots

WESTWOOD – A four point opening quarter spelled trouble early for the Lady Emeralds on the road in Westwood last Thursday night. More...

Poll

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