April 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

SMH ends 2013 with loss, looks to improve in 2014

Audit report reflects one-time expenses

MANISTIQUE – Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital ended 2013 with a net loss of $1.8 million – most of which was associated with two one-time costs. More...

Tribune offers special April CBC subscription

MANISTIQUE – The Pioneer Tribune is giving back to the community by raising money for the CBC Fund Drive. Now through the end of April, the newspaper will be contributing $10 to CBC for each new online subscription purchased. More...

News

Baskets full of auction joy

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital employees (from left) Kelli Stapleton, Gail DeMars and Lisa Rosebush look over the numerous gift baskets and prizes individual departments and staff donated for the faci More...

News Briefs

Foster grandparents plan in-service meet MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Foster Grandparents in-service meeting will be held April 16, at 11 a.m. at the Manistique Senior Center. More...

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

50 Years Ago April 9, 1964 More...

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Once again we see why those who are on the zoning board members need to be elected. More...

From the Braver Institute

Most jeans have five pockets. Two in back, two in front and one small pocket slightly above the opening to the right front pocket. More...

Lifestyles

Say ‘reeeaaaddd’

In March, preschoolers at St. Francis de Sales School celebrated “Read Across America” month. More...

Honor roll for third marking period released

MANISTIQUE – St. Francis de Sales Catholic School has released the honor roll for the third marking period of the 2013- 14 school year. Christian Witness Award recipients in kindergarten were Andre Bosanic and Micah Way. More...

The Dinner Diva

Time to get rid of the winter grime!

The days are getting longer, y’all! And you know what that means? It’s just about time to get those gardens in, the patio furniture out, and to tackle that spring cleaning. More...

Sports

Delays hit spring sports

MANISTIQUE – Following suite with 2013 spring sports, several Manistique High School activities will see changes to their 2014 schedule. On Monday, officials announced delays in golf, track, and softball due to inclement spring weather. More...

Ashbrook receives award for scoring

MARQUETTE – Manistique resident Tristan Ashbrook recently completed his first season playing hockey with the Marquette Electricians in Marquette. More...

Sweetgrass Golf Club ‘best in Michigan’

HARRIS – Sweetgrass Golf Club, host course of the LPGA Symetra Tour’s annual Island Resort Championship, has captured “Best in State” rankings by Golfweek for the fourth consecutive year. More...

Last cougar suspect enters plea

Downstate man pleads no contest in killing

MANISTIQUE – The third and final defendant has been sentenced in the killing of a cougar in Schoolcraft County. The endangered animal was killed on Dec. 9 at a cabin owned by three downstate men. More...

Area rates rise again

More in Schoolcraft without jobs in Feb.

MANISTIQUE – Schoolcraft County has once again recorded an above average increase in its unemployment rate, jumping to 14.8 percent in February. This was up from 14 percent in January. More...

Area receives $100K in road funding to help after winter

Mich. cities, counties get maintenance help

MANISTIQUE – Schoolcraft County was among a number of Michigan counties to recently receive a piece of the $60.9 million to help restore road maintenance budgets that were depleted by winter. More...

Outdoors

Spring weather has wildlife on the move

Residents warned to watch out for bears

LANSING – Although some areas of the state may still have several feet of snow on the ground, Michigan’s wildlife knows the spring season - with an increase in daylight hours - is here. More...

Hitting the mark

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Youth archers aim high at state tournament

LANSING – Hartland’s archery teams swept the state’s first live National Archery in the Schools Program tournament last Saturday at Central Michigan University in Mt. More...

Obituaries

Elmer J. Martin

MANISTIQUE – Elmer J. Martin, 84, of 931 Manistique Ave., Manistique, Mich., went to be with the Lord on April 5, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Jan. 19, 1930, in Sault Ste. More...

Anthony R. Williams

MARQUETTE – Anthony Robert “Tony” Williams, 66, of Marquette, Mich., died Saturday afternoon, March 29, 2014, at Marquette General Hospital after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. More...

Community

Let’s get quizzical

The Manistique Emeralds played the Houghton Gremlins in the quarter-finals of High School Bowl and were defeated by a score of 210-180. More...

Film Series premieres Isle Royale movie

ESCANABA – The Bay Film Series, in association with the Math and Science Department’s STEM Colloquia Speakers Series, will be hosting the world premiere of a new UP film on April 17. More...

Purple up! for military families

LANSING – April is the Month of the Military Child, an annual awareness campaign that recognizes the sacrifices made by military families and their children. More...

Poll

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