March 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local woman honored for KARS project

Safety program aids low-income families

MANISTIQUE – Manistique resident Diane Curry was recently honored at the Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Commission annual awards luncheon in East Lansing. More...

News

Raising funds ... in PJS

Emerald Elementary students and falculty recently raised $320.65 for the Schoolcraft County Walk for Warmth when they sponsored “Pajama Day” at the school. More...

News Briefs

Local businesses step up for CBC fund drive MANISTIQUE – As the CBC Fund Drive continues, new fundraisers are being announced. Recently, both the Apple Barrel and Mackinaw Trail Winery jumped on board to support the cause. More...

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

50 Years Ago March 26, 1964 More...

Views

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, More...

From the Braver Institute

Lately it seems that all I have been writing about are my memories. I don’t want to write about the weather. It has been too cold for current events and that is why I have only memories to work with. More...

Lifestyles

Former hospital CEO receives Boy Scout Silver Beaver award

GREEN BAY – The Bay-Lakes Council Annual Awards Dinner was held recently in Green Bay, Wis. to recognize the outstanding efforts of numerous scouting volunteers and youth for their extraordinary contributions. More...

Lifestyles Brief

Handbell ensemble to play at Zion Lutheran MANISTIQUE – The Alleluia Ringers of Concordia University Wisconsin, one of the nation’s premier university handbell ensembles, is coming to the Manistique. More...

Births

GREENFIELD, Ind., – Brooke Elizabeth Norton was welcomed home by proud parents Joel and Jennifer (Jenerou) Norton. Brooke was born in Greenfield, at Hancock Regional Hospital on Wednesday, March 5, at 11:36 a.m.. More...

Sports

MHSAA names 2014-15 sports classifications

EAST LANSING – Classifications for Michigan High School Athletic Association elections and postseason tournaments in traditionally classified sports (A, B, C, D) for the 2014-15 school year have been announced. More...

Ramey officially signs on to be Aquinas Saint

MANISTIQUE – Emerald athlete Ryan Ramey will be prolonging his athletic career, trading in his green and white next fall for maroon and white, as a member of the Aquinas College track team. More...

Enforcing fun

For a number of years, local law enforcement representatives have challenged seniors at Manistique High School to an annual basketball game held in the name of fun. As in years past, they didn’t let them down. More...

City tackles fence, rental ordinances

Residents may now obtain front yard fences

MANISTIQUE – Changes to two city ordinances will go into effect in a matter of days, following Monday’s meeting of the Manistique City Council. More...

Labor force takes dive

Jan. jobless claims up in Schoolcraft County

MANISTIQUE – Unemployment in Schoolcraft County jumped by one percent in January, the second largest increase in the Upper Peninsula. The county’s jobless rate was 13 percent in December. The overall unemployment rate in the U.P. More...

Outdoors

DNR officers honored for rescuing Porcupine Mountain snowmobilers

LANSING – Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh recently recognized five DNR Parks and Recreation Division employees for going above and beyond the call of duty in helping to rescue two snowmobilers who, in late January, had bee More...

Outdoors Brief

55th annual trappers convention set in July ESCANABA – Over the duration of the event, an estimated 6,000–9,000 outdoor enthusiasts from all over the U.S. will gather in Escanaba July 24 – 27, at the U.P. More...

Fish Report

Well, winter does not to want to leave anytime soon even if most of us up here are ready for it to go. Needless to say it will take the snow a long time to leave when the temperature is having trouble getting above freezing. More...

Obituaries

Robert P. Ellis

MANISTIQUE – Robert P. Ellis, 87, of 244 N. Cedar St., Manistique, Mich., died Monday, March 24, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family. More...

Susie E. Delome

MANISTIQUE – Susie E. Delome, 80, of 625 Michigan Ave., Manistique, Mich., passed away Thursday morning, March 20, 2014, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. More...

Ralph Nelson

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Ralph “Hap” Nelson, 86, passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, with his family at his side in San Jose, Calif. More...

Community

AARP, MSU to offer ACA help

Last chance to sign up for coverage March 31

LANSING – The March 31 deadline for signing up for health care coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is fast approaching. Michigan residents can enroll through the federal marketplace at www.healthcare.gov. More...

MTA offering future leaders scholarships

LANSING – The Robert R. Robinson Scholarship, awarded annually by the Michigan Townships Association, is looking to offer financial assistance to students aspiring to leadership roles in their community. More...

Veterans no longer need to report income when renewing VA benefits

LANSING – Starting this month, most veterans enrolled in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health system will no longer need to report income information to renew their healthcare benefits. More...

Poll

Do you agree with the Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioner's decision not to support the DNR land acquisition in Hiawatha Township?