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Fish Report

Well, the way the weather has been this week I guess I will take a chance and go out on the preverbal limb and predict a white Christmas for Yoopers this year. More...

December grouse season offers opportunity to keep on hunting

LANSING – With Michigan’s most popular hunting season – firearm deer – now put to bed, some hunters might not be ready to call it a day just yet.  More...

Additional deer suspected of chronic wasting

LANSING – With the firearm deer season complete, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has now identified a total of 30 free-ranging white-tailed deer that are confirmed or suspected to have chronic wasting disease. More...

Obituaries

Helen M. Chaperon

MANISTIQUE – Helen M. Chaperon, 77, of Manistique, Mich., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.  More...

Paul C. Gauthier

SPEEDWELL, Tenn. – Paul C. Gauthier, 85, of Speedwell, Tenn., died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Knoxville, Tenn.  He was born Nov. 12, 1932, the son of Charles and Viola (Lemire) Gauthier and attended school in Garden, Mich. More...

Janet Ella Makel

DRYDEN, Mich. – Mrs. Janet Ella (Maki) Makel, 73, of Dryden Mich., passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at home, surrounded by her loving family, after a long illness.  More...

Community

Bright Merry and

Everything was “Merry and Bright” at Jack’s Fresh Market Sunday as they hosted their annual Christmas Extravaganza. More...

SBA economic disaster loans available in Schoolcraft County

ATLANTA – The U.S. More...

Registration open for ‘outdoors woman’ program

MARQUETTE – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced registration is open for the winter “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” program, which is set for Feb. 23-25, 2018 in Marquette County.  More...

Public safety looks to update fleet

Department to seek grant funding for new patrol cars

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Public Safety Department is looking to replace its aging patrol vehicles. Grant opportunities to fund the replacements were discussed during Monday’s meeting of the Manistique City Council.  More...

Former pharmacist sentenced for drug charges

Local man given probation, will continue treatment

MANISTIQUE – A former local pharmacist has been sentenced for illegal possession and use of narcotics. More...

News Briefs

CBC seeks volunteers for annual spring fundraiser   MANISTIQUE – The 51st annual CBC Radio-Telethon is scheduled to take place March 25. The annual fundraising event will be set at Manistique High School.  More...

News

Little drummer ... kids

The Emerald Elementary kindergarten and first grade classes recently performed in their annual Christmas program. The performance included plenty of “snowy” songs, snowman skits, and improvised “drumming”. More...

Holiday hazards: Some toys pose risks

LANSING – Now that the holiday shopping season is in full swing, anyone buying presents for kids is urged to do some homework before purchasing toys, particularly those with technology components.  More...

Food co-op implements ‘liveable wage’ model

MARQUETTE – The Marquette Food Co-op recently announced that a Livable Wage has been implemented for all employees, bumping up the entry level wage to $11.56 per hour.  More...

Lifestyles

A ‘Rosie’ dAy

At the November meeting of the GFWC Manistique Women’s Club, Betty Briggs and Muriel Whitman (at left) received special awards for their special service to the country during WWII. More...

Secretary of State planning holiday closures

LANSING – Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reminds residents that all branch offices and the Office of the Great Seal will be closed in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.  All offices will be closed:  Dec. More...

Tis the season ... for tax prep

LANSING – It’s not the most festive topic, but experts are urging Michiganders to use this time of year to get ready for tax season, and to know what resources are available to help.  More...

Sports

Locals crowned in Hoop Shoot

MANISTIQUE – Three boys and two girls, ages 8-13, won the first round of competition in the Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest held at Manistique High School Dec. 2. The five have been named champions.   More...

Eagles hold on to defeat the Emeralds

MANISTIQUE – The Lady Emeralds recently found out first-hand how quickly things can change over the course of an eight minute period.  More...

Emeralds to compete in new football conference

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Emerald Football team has found a new conference to compete in next season. According to Athletic Director Rob Ryan, Manistique has agreed to join a football-only mega conference for 2018. More...