April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

MAS hit by extra $200K

District budget sees unexpected expenses

MANISTIQUE – The district’s general fund budget just got sideswiped by a $273,908 decrease for the 2013-14 school year. More...

News

Legion to congress: Ease the burden

WASHINGTON – American Legion National Commander Daniel M. More...

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

50 Years Ago April 23, 1964 More...

News Briefs

Indian Lake group to host cormorant meet MANISTIQUE – The Indian Lake Sports and Recreation Association will host a cormorant harassment meeting at 5 p.m. on April 27 at the Big Spring Inn. More...

Views

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, My husband was born and raised in Cooks. We were married in 1974 and decided that Cooks was where we wanted to raise our family. It has been everything we expected. More...

From the Braver Institute

I promised myself that I would not write about the weather. In fact every morning I wake up and promise myself that I will not talk about the weather. Invariably I break that promise and usually it is broken fairly early in the day. More...

Exploring tech program a hit

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...

Community

The perfect ‘match’ up

Above, from left, Bob Sands, Dick Ketcik, Steve Leduc, Victoria George, Erik Mason, Jon Johnson, Sally Rubick, Stacey Morrison, Doug Morrison gather to exchange a donation from FutureMark – Man More...

Area drug take-back event set

MARQUETTE – The Superior Watershed Partnership is hosting a one-day pharmaceutical collection event on April 26, in communities across the Upper Peninsula. From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. More...

Shrubs breaking down? How to recover lawn from long winter

As snow piles recede, they reveal the impacts the harsh winter has had on home landscapes. More...

Heritage speaks up

Company seeking to work with residents, county board

MANISTIQUE – Traverse City-based Heritage Sustainable Energy is looking to gain the acceptance of area residents and insisting that any proposed wind farm development is still in the planning phases. More...

New faces grace ballot

Commissioner seats up for grabs in Aug.

MANISTIQUE – The August primary is only four months away and the line-up of candidates and proposals is coming together. More...

Secretary of state visits local office

MANISTIQUE – Michigan’s Secretary of State, Ruth Johnson, visited Manistique last week, taking time to speak with employees in the local SOS office. More...

Outdoors

White-nose syndrome found in Mich. bats

Fungus causes death and illness in bats

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and a consortium of partners recently announced that the fungus known to cause significant rates of illness and death in North American bats has been detected for the first time within the More...

Outdoors Brief

New black bear education open for grades 6-8 More...

Fish Report

Well, spring is here, the snow is on the run, and we have managed to stay above freezing through a couple of nights now. Now those of us that love the great outdoors are just waiting for things to really open up out in the woods. More...

Obituaries

Robert W. Davis, Jr.

MANISTIQUE – Robert W. Davis, Jr., 70, of Manistique, Mich., passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014, at his home in Manistique Township. He was born May 19, 1943, in Pontiac, Mich., the son of Robert and Helen Davis, Sr. More...

Kirk E. Peterson

MANISTIQUE – Kirk E. Peterson, 73, of 1245S N. Stanley Road, Manistique (Thompson), Mich., passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. More...

Quinton L. Mitchell

MESA, Ariz. – Longtime Manistique, Mich., resident, Quinton L. Mitchell passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014. He was employed at Inland Lime & Stone Co., and owned the first laundromat in town back in the 50s. More...

Lifestyles

No ORDAINary day

Bishop John F. Doerfler, who was recently ordained and installed as the 13th bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Marquette, recently visited the students at St. Francis de Sales Catholic School. More...

Emerald lists 3rd quarter honors

MANISTIQUE – Manistique Emerald Elementary recently released the honor roll for the third marking period of the 2013-14 school year. More...

Lifestyles Briefs

GFWC celebrates with facility birthday party MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility celebrated five birthdays on April 16. Celebrants included Sara Wilson, Delbert Bradley, Francis Meyst, Ann Smith and Gertrude Salter. More...

Sports

Let’s play ball

Pioneer Tribune photos Spring weather was not part of the equation for the Manistique Emeralds’ softball team as they hosted Iron Mountain in their season opener Tuesday. More...

Athletes compete with rain, wind, and snow

MANISTIQUE – A quick change in the track schedule on Monday allowed Manistique to host their first outdoor meet at the A.F. Hall Stadium for the 2014 season on Tuesday. More...

Set, spike, score

The Manistique Women’s Volleyball League recently held their Division Two volleyball tournament. At the conclusion of the games, Putvins took first place. More...

Poll

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