February 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

MHS takes low alarm bid

Fire alarm system to be installed in June

MANISTIQUE – A new fire alarm system will be installed at the Manistique Middle and High School as soon as school recesses for the year. More...

County buys new truck for building and grounds

$24K vehicle set to come out of DTR fund

MANISTIQUE – The county’s Building and Grounds Department will soon be in possession of a brand new truck. More...

News

‘Giddy’ up

The preschool classes at St. Francis de Sales recently enjoyed their annual rodeo after spending the week learning about the plants and animals living in desert habitats. More...

Report: More working moms are low income

42 percent low income houses led by moms

WASHINGTON, D.C. More...

MSP: Dispose of ash properly

MARQUETTE – With the increased use of alternative heating methods, the Michigan State Police Fire Investigation Unit is urging the public to use care when disposing of leftover ashes. More...

Obituaries

Keith W. Labenz

CLARKSTON, Mich. – Keith W. Labenz, 61, of 7275 Bluewater Drive, Apartment 216, Clarkston, Mich., passed away peacefully, at his home, on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. More...

Cecilia A. Fugere

OSHKOSH, Wis. – Cecilia A. Fugere, 92, of 1520 Arboretum Dr., Oshkosh, Wis., passed away Monday morning, Feb. 17, 2014, at her home. She was born June 17, 1921, in Manistique, Mich., the daughter of George and Minola (Richards) Weber. More...

Charles J. Nelson

ALOHA, Ore. – Charles J. Nelson, 86, of Aloha, Ore. and Phoenix, Ariz., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Charles was born in Chicago, Ill., he lived and taught for a time in Manistique and Escanaba, Mich., areas. More...

Community

From one vet... ...to another

The local Disabled American Veterans organization, Chapter 26, recently donated $200 to the VFW Post 4420 building fund. The money was raised through the sale of DAV “forget-me-nots”. More...

MDARD supports county fairs through competitive grants

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Jamie Clover Adams recently announced the projects awarded funds through the competitive grants for Michigan’s county fairs to make building and other capital More...

A skating good time

This year the Emerald Elementary Skate Club started up again and skated all of December through February. More...

City set to begin ALS service

Manistique EMS obtains license, will begin Sunday

MANISTIQUE – It’s official – Manistique EMS will be up and running Advanced Life Support services on Sunday at 8 a.m. More...

Board allows transit to hire driver

Part-timer will assist with increased ridership

MANISTIQUE – Schoolcraft County Public Transit will have an extra employee to assist in its recent influx of riders. More...

SnoFest returns, more offered

Cardboard races, 5K among Saturday fun

MANISTIQUE – It’s time again for the city of Manistique Recreation Department’s annual “SnoFest”. This year, there are plenty of activities for outdoor enthusiasts and the fun starts at 8 a.m. More...

Outdoors

New fishing, hunting structure to begin

Licenses will change starting March 1

LANSING – Michigan’s fishing, hunting and ORV licenses will change beginning March 1. The new license structure, authorized by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. More...

Honored to serve

Thompson Township recently honored the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw and its crew for continuing the long standing tradition of bringing the true spirit of Christmas to the people of Chicago. More...

Outdoors Brief

Michigan’s Forestry Programs highlighted at various outdoor shows

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Forestry Assistance Program will be exhibiting at local hunting, fishing, and outdoor shows including Outdoorama, Traverse City Hunting and Fishing Expo, and the Nat More...

Views

From the Braver Institute

Talking about the weather is getting a little bit old. More...

COLA vote not enough

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

‘Thumbs up’ to safety

Schoolcraft County Sheriff’s Office Deputy/Corrections Officer KayDean Zellar, along with Safety Pup (Deputy/ Corrections Officer Sadie Sobieski) made a special appearance at St. More...

Lifestyles Brief

Local students part of NMU fall dean’s list MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University has announced the students who made the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester. More...

LECAC to host ‘Pysanky’ egg class

MANISTIQUE – Lake Effect Arts of Manistique is hosting a class teaching the art of making highly-decorated Pysanky eggs are an old and honored Ukrainian tradition on March 15. The class will be taught by Gerry Reese. More...

Sports

Halpin takes four medals

Halpin sets school records in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle

MARQUETTE – It was a whirlwind kind of day for Emerald swimmer Allison Halpin Saturday at the Upper Peninsula Swimming Finals at Marquette Senior High School. More...

Sports Brief

Snocross Championships set to come to Manistique MANISTIQUE – Michigan Xtreme Racing will have its final stop on the Michigan Snocross Championship Series Tour March 1 and 2. More...

Competitive cheer advances to regionals

EAST JORDAN – The Emerald competitive cheer team is heading to Sparta this weekend to compete at regionals. The Manistique squad competed at districts in East Jordan over the weekend, taking third place in Districts No. More...

Poll

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