February 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Area unemployment jumps in December

Schoolcraft County rate four percent above U.P.

MANISTIQUE – Unemployment in Schoolcraft County jumped in the month of December to 13.6 percent – well above the Upper Peninsula’s combined rate of 9.5 percent. Unemployment in the county was 12.8 percent in November. More...

News

News Briefs

MARSP to host local politicians at meeting MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft and Eastern Delta Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel‘s meeting will be Feb. 12. More...

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

50 Years Ago February 6, 1964 More...

Corrections and Clarifications

In the Jan. 30 edition of the Pioneer Tribune, Rapid Response owner Tracy Keskimaki was misidentified as a paramedic. He is an Advanced EMT. More...

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I have been a hunter in the Upper Peninsula for the past 60 years, so you might think that I know my way around the woods. I remember that back in the 60s and 70s we were very lucky to see a deer, let alone shoot a buck. More...

From the Braver Institute

During winters that truly look like winters I am sometimes reminded of one of the greatest cars I have ever owned. It wasn’t a great car because of its high quality, it was a great car because it was an incredible piece of junk. More...

Low minimum wage bad for women, families, business

Editor’s note: This submission represents the personal opinions of the author and should not be used to characterize the opinions of the Pioneer Tribune. — — — More...

Lifestyles

Act F.A.S.T: Know the signs of stroke to prevent disaster

LANSING – According to the American Stroke Association, only two out of three Americans know at least one of the stroke warning signs. Yet stroke is the fourth killer for all Americans and the number one preventable cause for disability. More...

St. Francis de Sales announces second quarter honor roll

MANISTIQUE – St. Francis de Sales Catholic School has released the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2013-14 school year. Christian Witness Award recipients in kindergarten were Kyra Carlson and Dillon Hoar. More...

Engagements

MANISTIQUE – Joe and Judie Zerilli, of Manistique, announce the engagement of their son, Brad R. Zerilli, to Laura Lorraine Bray. The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late Mark (Janet) Bray and Lorraine (Anthony) King of DePere, Wis. More...

Sports

Manistique hockey to host Bantam ‘B’ championship

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Hockey Association will be hosting the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association District 8 Bantam “B” District Championship games this weekend at Little Bear Arena. More...

Young Emeralds battle at MPCs

WESTWOOD – Rebuilding years can be tough, and while wrestling hard and showing signs of improvement, the wrestling Emeralds have seen a mix or lumps and bright spots this season. More...

Pigs vs. Punks set

MANISTIQUE – The annual friendly face-off between Manistique area law enforcement and Manistique High School seniors is just around the corner. The Pigs vs. Punks basketball game will be held March 12 at the Manistique High School gymnasium. More...

Tribune offers new content, layout

Additional pages, reader-inspired features among recent changes

MANISTIQUE – When you look inside this week’s edition of the Pioneer Tribune, you’re going to be surprised! The paper has adopted a new layout, added new content, and plans to add even more from our readers. More...

County continues manager search

Airport manager selected in Dec. backs out, new candidate in line

MANISTIQUE – After voting in December to hire a new airport manager, the Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioners is once again on the hunt for someone to fill the vacancy. More...

Outdoors

Lumbering around

Get to know the CommeriCial Forest proGram

LANSING – By 1925, the lumbering era had left Michigan void of an important commodity to ensure future industry success – abundant private forests. More...

Fish Report

Well, here we are into February and it sure feels good when the sun comes out on a clear day with all the cold weather we are having this winter. I heard we have been below freezing up here since the 3rd of December. More...

Outdoors Brief

Winter Film Festival starts at Seney refuge SENEY – The 2014 Winter Film Festival at the Seney Wildlife Refuge has begun. Shows are each Tuesday beginning at 6:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Stephen S. Johnson

MARQUETTE – Stephen Samuel Johnson, 89, of Marquette, Mich., passed on peacefully at the D. J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, where he was a resident for the last several years. Born Oct. More...

Judy Thayer

MARINETTE, Wis. – Judy Thayer, 73, of Marinette, Wis., passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at her home with her loving family by her side. Judy was born Nov. 2, 1940, in Manistique, Mich., the daughter of John and Mae (Linden) Carney. On Dec. More...

Honey Pelon

MANISTIQUE – Honey “Alice” Pelon, 81, of 900 Steuben St., Manistique, Mich., passed away Friday morning, Jan. 31, 2014, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. More...

Community

News Briefs

‘Battle of the Bands’ coming to MHS Saturday MANISTIQUE – A “Battle of the Bands” is coming to the Manistique High School Feb. 8. The event, part of Winterfest week, will take place at 2 p.m. in the gymnasium. More...

State police continue mission of ‘service with a purpose’

St. Ignace Post serves Schoolcraft County

ST. IGNACE – The MSP St. Ignace Post continues to focus on providing high quality law enforcement and public safety services throughout Mackinac and Schoolcraft Counties. More...

Photo

The J.R. Jensen is shown above as it breaks through ice recently in the Manistique Marina. More...

Poll

Should the Manistique Area Schools Board of Education pursue a shared superintendent with Big Bay de Noc School?