January 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

New Miss Schoolcraft after previous winner removed

MANISTIQUE – The Miss Schoolcraft County elected last year has been removed from the position, according to fair officials. More...

News

Toying around

Carmeuse Lime and Stone and St. Francis de Sales Catholic School recently teamed up to help area children in need. More...

News Brief

Jack Pine Lodge planning charity Relic Ride MANISTIQUE – The Long Riders 22nd annual charity Relic Ride is scheduled for Feb. 8. The event will start at the Jack Pine Lodge, located on Highway M-94, 20 miles north of Manistique. More...

GSRI report: Many girls falling behind in America

In U.S. 21 percent of girls live in poverty

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Although girls in the United States have made substantial progress in the classroom and elsewhere, persistent disparities and challenges exist that could keep many girls from achieving their full potential. More...

Obituaries

Jeffrey G. Dusseault

MARQUETTE – Jeffery G. Dusseault, 45, of Marquette. Mich., and formerly of Munising, Mich., died late Tuesday evening, Dec. 31, 2013, the result of a snowmobile accident near Skandia, Mich. Jeff was born on Nov. 29, 1968, in Sault Ste. More...

Nancy C. Cheney

GULLIVER – Nancy C. Cheney, 75, of Gulliver, Mich., passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. More...

Ruth F. McClelland

MANISTIQUE – Ruth F. Mc- Clelland, 67, of 14348 Gooseneck Lake, 00 Drive, Manistique, Mich., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette, Mich. Ruth was born Sept. More...

Community

On thin ice

DNR conservation officers practicing rescue techniques on the ice make sure the rescuers remain well away from the thin ice. More...

Cold temperatures bring carbon monoxide danger

Odorless, tasteless gas poses deadly risk

LANSING – As temperatures continue to hover around 0 degrees with wind chills at 25 below or colder, citizens are encouraged to be aware of the dangers associated with carbon monoxide poisoning when using alternative heating sources to warm the More...

News Briefs

Caregiver support group to meet Jan. 21 MANISTIQUE – The monthly Caregiver Support Group will meet Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. in the activities room of the Schoolcraft County Medical Care Facility. More...

Increase to limit adopted

County sets $200 purchase limit before paperwork is required

MANISTIQUE – County department heads now have more control over how much they can spend before approval is needed from the Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioners. A change to the policy was made during a recent meeting of the board. More...

Sheriff will get humvees

Vehicles free to county as part of Department of Defense program

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Sheriff’s Department has obtained permission to secure two Humvee vehicles from the U.S. Department of Defense. More...

Unemployment jumps slightly in November

Schoolcraft sees increase along with other counties

MARQUETTE – The unemployment rate in Schoolcraft County edged up slightly in November, staying well above the overall rate of 9 percent for the Upper Peninsula. The 12.8 rate is above the county’s 12.2 unemployment rate of October. More...

Outdoors

Outdoors Briefs

DNR looking for EUP council members LANSING – The Department of Natural Resources is now taking applications for open positions on the Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council. More...

DNR: Remember safety when going out

LANSING – With the early arrival of arctic temperatures this winter, ice has already formed on many of Michigan’s inland lakes and rivers. More...

Fish Report

Well, here we are with a new year and, needless to say, the cold weather we had all of December is still with us. More...

Lifestyles

Cabin fever?: Ways to workout in the cold

TOPS offers winter fitness tips, options

MILWAUKEE – Winter is here, along with the temptation to curl up on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa all season long. More...

Lifestyles Briefs

Women’s club selects local author to speak MANISTIQUE – Local author Mary Kremer will discuss “The Writing Experience” at the January meeting of the GFWC Manistique Women’s Club. The meeting is set for Jan. More...

Barton - LaFoille

MANISTIQUE – David and Tooter Barton of Manistique, along with Dan and Donna LaFoille of Manistique, announce the engagement of their children, Deanna Rose Barton to Dale Jeffrey La- Foille. More...

Sports

Black Bears give up 30 points in third quarter

MUNISING – Looking to extend their perfect season into the New Year, the Big Bay de Noc Black Bears took their high-powered offensive on the road to take on the also undefeated Mustangs from Munising last Thursday. More...

Halpin sets new record

KINGSFORD – The Manistique Emeralds girls’ swim team made a strong showing on the road against Kingsford Jan. 2, but it wasn’t quite enough. More...

Miners take advantage, win

NEGAUNEE – Looking to avenge an earlier loss, the Lady Emeralds battled for two quarters, but came out cold after the break, dropping a 52-31 decision to the Negaunee Miners on the road last Friday night. More...

Poll

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