January 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Area arts receive grants

Mini-grants will help local cultural events

ESCANABA – The CUPPAD Regional Commission and the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, recently awarded eleven non-profit organizations in the Central U.P. More...

News Brief

Manistique man faces 5 felony CSC charges MANISTIQUE – A Manistique man is facing six felonies following his arraignment in 93rd District Court on Friday. The charges were the result of an investigation by the Michigan State Police. More...

Outdoors

Catfish state record broken for second time in 2 years

Niles man catches 52 pound, 46 inch fish

LANSING – The Department of Natural Resources confirmed the catch of a new state record flathead catfish on Jan. 13. The catfish was caught by Dale Blakley of Niles, Mich., on Sunday, Jan. 12, on Barron Lake in Cass County at 3 p.m. More...

Outdoors Briefs

Indian Lake derby will return this weekend MANISTIQUE – The 28th annual Indian Lake Ice Fishing Derby takes place this weekend, Jan. 25 and 26. More...

Trappers invited to event

HERMANSVILLE – The Midwinter Trappers Workshop in Hermansville is set for Feb. 1. Doors will open at 8 a.m. (CT) and the U.P. Trappers Association will be on hand for the fun-filled, learning opportunity for area youth. More...

Lifestyles

CDC offers tips to prevent falls among 65 and older

LANSING – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research reveals one out of three adults, age 65 plus, will annually experience a fall leading to orthopedic challenges, closed head injuries, or even death. More...

Open for business

Furniture store up and running

MANISTIQUE – It’s been a long road, but Manistique’s newest business is up and running and owner Pam Morden couldn’t be more excited. More...

Jest for Fun

Shortly after meeting my better half, I noticed his tendency toward pyromania. One of our first dates saw him build a roaring fire in his parents’ hearth. Thus, I learned that gazing into a fireplace beats TV, hands down. More...

Sports

Kangas drops 29

Emeralds put first ‘X’ in the win column

MANISTIQUE – It took a 29 point effort by Tyler Kangas for the Manistique Emerald varsity basketball team to get their first victory of the season. On fire early, the Manistique senior knocked down 10 of the Emeralds’ first 12. More...

Miller places third

MARQUETTE – The U.P. Wrestling Championships were held on Jan. 18 at Marquette High School and, for the second year in a row, won by Gladstone. The squad had four champions and four second place finishers. More...

SnoFest set for Feb. 22

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Recreation Board has announced the schedule of events for the annual SnoFest. The full slate of family-oriented fun is set to take place on Feb. 22 at Central Park. More...

MAS board votes to appraise, sell unused land in Doyle Township

Also decides to retain current board titles

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Area Schools Board of Education is looking to sell a parcel of land within Doyle Township. The piece of property, given to the school by the state, consists of 600 acres. More...

City: EMS claim untrue

Director defends level of service provided More...

Event brings dads, daughters together for annual fundraiser

Dinner, dance will bring theatre to area

MANISTIQUE – Tickets are now available for the ninth annual Father-Daughter Dinner Dance. The event, hosted by the Manistique Area Kiwanis Club, will be held on Feb. 8 at the First Baptist Church. More...

Views

Letters

Dear Editor, As Hiawatha Township supervisor, I want to express my support of Rapid Response One EMS. This entity is bringing with them a higher level of emergency health services to all townships in Schoolcraft County. More...

From the Braver Institute

Years ago when I was working for my family’s trucking company the other guys in the office and I would try to win radio contests. We were rather successful at it and the fact that we won a trip to the Bahamas was a testament to that. More...

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

50 Years Ago January 23, 1964 More...

Obituaries

Roberta Erickson

MANISTIQUE - Roberta “Bobbie” Erickson, 58, of 600 Cherry St., Manistique, Mich., died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at her home following a lengthy illness. She was born Nov. More...

Steve Lawrence

MANISTIQUE – Steve Lawrence, 89, of Manistique, Mich., died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique. He was born Oct. More...

Mabel Douma

MANISTIQUE – Mabel (Peg Fluette) Douma, 89, of Manistique, Mich., died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique. More...

Community

Donation ‘stars’

In December, Ida Chapter No. 54 Order of the Eastern Star held a bake sale at the Manistique Shopko Hometown, raising over $300 for Shirley’s Angels. A check was recently presented to Stacy Morrison by Ida Chapter secretary, Meg Wnuk. More...

News Briefs

Comedic hypnotist returning to Bay College ESCANABA – Comedic Hypnotist Frederick Winters is returning to the Besse Center on Jan. 22 and 23. Shows on the Bay de Noc Community College Campus in Escanaba will take place at 7:30 p.m. More...

News Brief

Sportsfishing Assoc. plans meet on Jan. 28 MANISTIQUE – The next meeting of the Schoolcraft County Sportfishing Association will take place at the Elks Club on Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Poll

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