March 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

U.P. blood center supply in critical need

Supplies dwindling in light of bad weather, cold season

MARQUETTE – The U.P. Regional Blood Center recently announced the critical need for blood throughout the Upper Peninsula. Types of blood needed are: A-positive, A-negative, B-negative, and O-negative. More...

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Shirley’s Angels support group plans meeting MANISTIQUE – Shirley’s Angels Breast Cancer Support Group will meet March 13. The meeting will take place from 6:45 – 8:15 p.m. at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital. More...

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

50 Years Ago March 5, 1964 More...

Maple syrup month is on

LANSING – Gov. Rick Snyder has declared March as “Michigan Maple Syrup Month” to honor Michigan’s selection of high quality pure Maple Syrup and the industry’s contribution to the economy. More...

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Everyone knows how difficult it is being cold for any extended period of time. Now, consider how that would feel if you and your children were numbingly cold 24/7. More...

From the Braver Institute

It is widely accepted that Thomas Edison was the greatest inventor of all time (note to Tesla fans: let it go). He held over a thousand patents and his inventions changed the world. More...

Lifestyles

History day takes off

MANISTIQUE – The middle school students at St. Francis de Sales School recently participated in the school’s first of what will be an annual history fair. More...

Women’s club plans March meet, speaker

MANISTIQUE – Community member Kerry Ott will be the guest speaker at the March GFWC Manistique Women’s Club meeting. The meeting is set for March 11, at noon inside the Comfort Inn. More...

Jest For Fun

My macho husband, Dan, is hopelessly hooked on a soap opera. Not one of those steamy affairs on TV each afternoon. This one appears newspapers and has for over half a century. More...

Sports

Emeralds compete in fifth state appearance

GRAND RAPIDS – The Emerald competitive cheer squad saw the best of the best while competing in their fifth appearance at state finals over the weekend in Grand Rapids. More...

Sports Briefs

Annual Pigs vs. Punks set for March 12 at MHS MANISTIQUE – The Pigs vs. Punks basketball game will be held March 12 at the Manistique High School gymnasium. More...

Worth the price of admission

Bears and emeralds Battle it out in season finale

MANISTIQUE – Saving one of their more exciting games for last, the Big Bay de Noc Black Bears and the Manistique Emeralds battled to an overtime thriller in the last regular game of the season last Thursday. More...

Budget hit by missed PILT

County mistakenly expected ’14 increase

MANISTIQUE – A budget shortfall was padded with adjustments during the Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioners’ meeting last week. More...

Men charged in cougar killing case

Two of three enter plea deals, get sentences

MANISTIQUE – Three downstate men were arraigned in 93rd District Court Wednesday on charges relating to their alleged involvement in a cougar killing. The cougar was found illegally killed in early December in Schoolcraft County. More...

Outdoors

DNR: Fish kills common following harsh winter

LANSING – The Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone that after the heavy ice and snow cover melts on Michigan’s lakes this winter, it may be common to discover dead fish or other aquatic creatures. More...

CatChing some air

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Fish Report

Well, thank goodness for sunny days or else with the temperatures we have had life would be totally unreal. At least with the sun out you can pretend the weather is a whole lot nicer than it really is. More...

Obituaries

Harry W. Toennessen

MANSITIQUE – Harry W. Toennessen, Sr., 88, a lifelong resident of Manistique, Mich., passed away Sunday morning, March 2, 2014, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. More...

Cletus C. Chartier

MANISTIQUE – Cletus C. Chartier, 81, of 123 S. 3rd St., Manistique, Mich., passed away Tuesday morning, March 4, 2014, at D. J. Jacobetti Home for Veteran’s in Marquette. More...

Merton W. LaBar

MANISTIQUE – Merton W. LaBar, 84, of 1490N State Highway M-94, Manistique, Mich., passed away at his home on Monday morning, March 3, 2014. More...

Community

Seasonal weight restrictions return to protect local roads

Website offers drivers specific county data

LANSING – The County Road Association of Michigan announced the return of seasonal weight restrictions this week. By Michigan law seasonal weight restrictions are in effect March, April and May of each year. More...

Duck stamp contest underway

LANSING – Calling all young artists! The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now accepting entries for the 2014 Michigan Junior Duck Stamp Contest, administered by the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge in Saginaw. More...

News Briefs

Manistique Amity Group plans March meeting MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Amity Group will meet March 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church on Main St. in Manistique. More...