Emerald third grade tops “Can do” mission

Students at Emerald Elementary recently participated in the TV6 Canathon, bringing in close to 3,000 items. The class that brought in a whopping 439 items is also the smallest class in the school with only 14 students. Ms. Sylvia’s third grade class celebrated their big win with a pizza party. Students also received a free book.

High School students compete in Christmas Tree Spectacular

MANISTIQUE – The Upper Peninsula Region of The Salvation Army has partnered with local high schools this year for its 2nd annual Christmas Tree Spectacular. Eleven schools from Schoolcraft, Delta, Marquette, and Alger counties have decorated trees and are battling it out to win “best-decorated tree” this year. All proceeds from voting will go to supporting the services in each […]

Jack Reque Alternative honor roll

MANISTIQUE – The Jack Reque Alternative High School has announced the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2022-23 school year. Receiving a “B” average or better were: Kayli Baker, Carter Larson, Jesus Munoz, and Logan Munson, 12th grade; Nevaeh Herlik, 11th grade; Jordan Carroll, and Ron Zinn, 10th grade; and Johnathan Ramirez, ninth grade.

Senior Center

We were excited to have the house on Pearl Street come down a couple weeks ago to make room for more fun at the Senior Center! Thank you to Wyatt DesJarden and crew for making quick work of this project. We had visitors from St. Francis de Sales School this past week. Ellen Walters, Cheri Sundling, and their PreK-4 classroom […]

GFWC pays tribute to pilgim’s first Thanksgiving

MANISTIQUE – The General Federation of Women’s Club Manistique met for their November meeting opening with a brief history of the pilgrims first Thanksgiving and giving thanks for their turkey dinner. Their drama team performed a short comedy skit encouraging good nutrition and three books about Anne Frank during World War II were presented that will be donated to the […]

Salvation Army Christmas fundraising

Organization clarifies activities in Schoolcraft County

MANISTIQUE – The Salvation Army is aware that others are accepting donations this Christmas in Manistique area store locations in fundraising efforts that were created to mimic the iconic Salvation Army Red Kettle effort. Currently, The Salvation Army will be collecting Christmas donations at Hoholik’s ACE Hardware in Manistique, and through the Christmas Tree Spectacular contest being held at Manistique […]


Although the Manistique area was hit pretty heavy with snow Monday night, the Garden peninsula only saw a dusting. The weather conditions were just right for Krystie Rantanen who shot this 8-point opening morning. Did you have a successful hunt? Send your photos to us and we will include them in the upcoming issues of the Pioneer Tribune.

Brighten the holidays with colorful plants

Garden centers, florists and grocery stores are filling their shelves with a variety of holiday plants; a sure sign the holidays are approaching. This is the time of year to give, receive or fill your home with colorful poinsettias, Christmas cactus, cyclamen, and other holiday plants. Extend their beauty and longevity with proper care. Start by selecting healthy plants that […]

Manistique band student honors

MANISTIQUE – Several Manistique Middle and High School band students will soon be performing in honors bands at upcoming events. Honors bands are a way to recognize outstanding students and to bring them together to perform in a sort of “Allstar band.” These bands generally perform music that is at or above the level of music the students are used […]

From the Library

Library News Great Start will be here Nov. 18 to do another funfilled story time. The theme is Fall Fun! If you have a little one that is five or under, stop in at 10 a.m. for a great program, story, craft, and snack. It is hard to believe that next week is Thanksgiving! Here is what our schedule looks […]

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