August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

News

CRAM: Salt prices will hurt counties this winter

Tapped out budgets to take yet another hit

LANSING – While Michigan residents are enjoying the dog days of summer, road agencies are quietly preparing for winter. More...

Tour of Mackinac Bridge up for grabs through MDOT contest

LANSING – For the third year in a row, the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Mackinac Bridge Authority are asking the public to share their Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk experiences on social media with photos and videos. More...

U.P. state retirees plan Sept. 8 meeting, lunch

ESCANABA – The Upper Peninsula Chapter 16 of the State Employee Retirees Association will hold its fall luncheon Sept. 8 at noon. The meeting will take place at the Highland Golf Club. More...

Views

From the Braver Institute

School will be starting soon for some and for others it has already begun. The thought of the beginning of the school year still hangs over my head like some kind cerebral rain cloud. More...

Letters to the Editor

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Opinion

Should state ban cell phones in cars?

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...

Lifestyles

Food safety tips for back-to-school lunches

EAST LANSING – Back to school is a very busy time in the households with preschool or school age children. The morning hustle to get out the door to school can be a stressful time. More...

Best friends for life

Area resident receives Martin, a service dog

MANISTIQUE – A Manistique resident recently received a service dog courtesy Service Dogs for America. Megan Demers and her family arrived on Service Dogs for America’s campus, located in Jud, N.D. on Aug. 3. More...

The Dinner Diva

It seems like the more you do to feed your family properly, the harder it is to keep the grocery budget in check. Using the crock cooker is a great way to stretch a dollar for several reasons. More...

Sports

2014 season opens Friday

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Emeralds’ varsity squad will kick off their 2014 season at home when they host the Negaunee Miners Friday. More...

Emeralds kickoff season with strong standing

MANISTIQUE – The Lady Emerald volleyball team kicked off the 2014 season traveling to Munising to take part in the Munising Invitational Saturday. More...

Bears, new season, new leadership

COOKS – Varsity volleyball for the girls of Big Bay de Noc School is now underway. The team played its first match of the season Tuesday night against Gwinn. More...

Annual car show returns Saturday

Kicks off Friday with a ‘night cruise’, showing

MANISTIQUE – The sound of revving engines is in the not-sodistant future, as this Labor Day weekend marshals in the annual Manistique Merchant’s Car Show in downtown Manistique. More...

County grants 911 funding to ambulance

Area business reimbursed for equipment cost

MANISTIQUE – A local ambulance service has acquired more than $17,500 from the Schoolcraft County 911 fund to be reimbursed for radio equipment. More...

News Briefs

Arizona man enters no contest plea in CSC case MANISTIQUE – An Arizona man recently extradited back to Michigan to face sexual assault charges entered a plea in 11th Judicial Circuit Court last week. More...

Outdoors

License revenue, volunteers allow for more UP habitat improvements

Area takes advantage of increase in revenue

LANSING – On state-managed land in southern Marquette County, there stands a grove of nearly 500 mature Siberian crabapple trees that are thriving – branches heavy with fruit, ready to feed a variety of wildlife this fall, including deer, More...

DNR: Include hunter’s safety as part of back to school plan

LANSING – Michigan parents who have children interested in learning to hunt should consider making enrollment in a hunter education class part of their “back to school” plans. More...

Fish Report

Well, I hate to have to admit it, but according to Wifee there are signs of fall sneaking up on us out there. According to her the trees seem to be showing more color each time we go out to camp. More...

Obituaries

Dolores Gould

MANISTIQUE – The world has lost a very special lady. Dolores “Dee” Gould, of 120 N. Fifth St., Manistique, Mich., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. More...

Bernice M. Price

GULLIVER, Mich. – Bernice M. Price, 76, of Gulliver, Mich., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. More...

Mark T. Weinert

MANISTIQUE – Mark T. Weinert, 38, Manistique, Mich., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, Marquette General Hospital in Marquette, Mich. More...

Community

40K expected for walk

LANSING – The annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk is less than a week away. More...

MSUE: Be more than ready for school ... be prepared

EAST LANSING – Schools will be in session soon and parents, teachers and administrators are gearing up for another school year. More...

District Court

Shelly Diane Baker, 46, Pine Ridge Rd., Manistique, charged with failure to use turn signal (7/14). Assessed $115. Jenna Kay Goudreau, 19, Manistique Ave., Manistique, charged with driving 60 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone (7/14). Assessed $100. More...

Poll

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