August 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

SCMTA makes upgrades to Intake Park trailhead

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Motorized Trails Association has been hard at work making improvements to Intake Park. More...

News Briefs

Cooks Corn Roast set to return this weekend MANISTIQUE – Get the family together and head out to the annual Dalmatian Express Cooks Corn Roast, which returns Sunday for its 42nd year. The event will take place from noon until 11 p.m. More...

News

Free mercury recycle option now available

WAYNE, Mich. – A U.S. Ecology Company has partnered with the State of Michigan to facilitate the collection of mercury through the Great Lakes Mercury Collection Program until September 2014. More...

Photo

Receiving a $1,000 Rotary Scholarship is recent Manistique High School graduate Genna Rice, center. Rice was selected based upon her essay detailing her lifelong dream to own a business. More...

Michigan ag leaders highlight water efforts

LANSING – In a recent call with media, leaders from across Michigan’s agriculture sector highlighted producers’ proactive and ongoing efforts to be part of the solution on water quality issues. More...

Obituaries

Vincent F. Weber

MANISTIQUE – Vincent F. Weber, 98, of 711 Arbutus Ave., Manistique, Mich., passed away suddenly on Aug. 11, 2014, at his home. He was born Feb. More...

Lifestyles

The Dinner Diva

Get back to your roots: A primer

Last year, I had a great bumper crop of carrots, beets, kohlrabi and more in my garden. This year, a mysterious critter took them all out. Thank heavens for farmer’s markets. More...

Ordination day

On Sunday, July 13, the commissioning of Angus Wright and Robert Spencer as priest and preacher was celebrated at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church. More...

Duo to host fundraiser concert

MANISTIQUE – Music fans will want to set sail for a concert from baritone Roger Chard and concert pianist Maurita Peterson Holland featuring songs of the sea and love. More...

Sports

Football policies promote safety in new sports year

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The first practices of 2014-15 began this week for approximately 110,000 student-athletes taking part in eight sports in which the Michigan High School Athletic Association sponsors postseason tournaments. More...

Paul Bunyan Trathlon takes place Saturday

MANISTIQUE – Area residents are asked to watch for athletes competing in the annual city of Manistique Paul Bunyan Triathlon on Aug. 16. Participants will be competing on the east side of town on foot and by bike. Intersections will be marked. More...

Friends of Indian Lake to hold tournament

MANISTIQUE – Indian Lake State Park will be holding the annual Friends of Indian Lake Fishing Tournament on Aug. 16. The tournament begins at 8 a.m. with final judging at 5:15 p.m. More...

Harbormaster building ends with savings

Project comes in $111K under initial estimate

MANISTIQUE – Five months after the completion of a new harbormaster building in the Manistique Marina, a balancing document reflects significant project savings. More...

LMAS: Ebola outbreak not likely threat to area

Deadly virus expected to remain overseas

MANISTIQUE – As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues, local health officials are offering reassurance to residents. More...

Hearing delayed, man serves time for prior offense

Attempted murder preliminary set for Sept.

MANISTIQUE – A Manistique man facing up to life in prison has had his preliminary hearing delayed by nearly a month and will serve out the remainder of a previous sentence while he waits. More...

Outdoors

After 70 years, Smokey Bear still vital

LANSING – When the typical American thinks of wildfire prevention, the first image that comes to mind is surely that of the iconic Smokey Bear. More...

Fish Report

Well, here we are with the week of the U.P. Fair in Escanaba and with fair week we are soon to be at the end of the summer season. More...

Pure Mich. winners may transfer licenses

LANSING – New this year, Pure Michigan Hunt winners can now transfer one or all of their licenses to another eligible hunter. More...

Views

From the Braver Institute

I grew up near the shores of Lake Superior. When I was a boy it seemed that the whole purpose of summer was to provide a season to spend at the beach. More...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am not a resident of Manistique, but I commute to work there every day. I’m still trying to figure out how the so-called “road diet” is to be beneficial to the residents, workers, and visitors of Manistique. More...

Community

USDA awards Michigan State $6.9M grant to assist bees

EAST LANSING – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded $6.9 million to Michigan State University to develop sustainable pollination strategies for specialty crops in the United States. More...

Grandparents Teach, Too

As midsummer inevitably arrives along with the back-toschool sales, thoughts turn to the classroom and whether or not the children are “ready” for school. More...

Lake Effect Arts gearing up for another lesson on Zectangles

MANISTIQUE – Lake Effect Arts of Manistique is welcoming back Cari Raboin to teach her third Zentangle class. This class will focus on one of the newer variations of Zectangle using black tiles with white tangles – Zentangle in reverse. More...

Poll

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