Quick and Easy


1 can (16 oz) refried beans1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce1 package fajita seasoning mix1 package frozen cooked Southwest-seasoned chicken breaststrips, thawed8 flour tortillas for soft tacos and fajitas1 bag frozen stir-fry bell peppers and onions, thawed, drained2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blendHeat oven to 375° degrees. Spray 13×9-inch (3-quart) glass bakingdish with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix […]


Shoot raises funds for camp

MANISTIQUE – The annual pistol shoot to benefit “Send a Kid to MDA Camp” raised $650.93 on Aug. 11. The goal was to raise $800 – the cost to send one child to Muscular Dystrophy Association Summer Camp. The camp is paid for solely by donations, and there is no cost to families. Awards were presented to top shooters in […]

Family hosts sought

MANISTIQUE – As London played host to the world during the Summer Olympics, Academic Year in America is looking for Manistique area families to play host to the world by welcoming an exchange student into their home for four to six weeks. This year, AYA is bringing hundreds of high school students age 15 to 18½ to the United States. […]

MDCH urges safe canning

Proper practices used to avoid botulism

LANSING – Summer and fall mark the peak of harvest season for a variety of fruits and vegetables in Michigan. The harvest is followed by the tradition of home canning fruits and vegetables to preserve them for months to come. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Michigan Department of Community Health would like to remind residents […]

‘Donate’ plate on sale now

LANSING – Michigan’s newest license plate, encouraging organ donation efforts, is now on sale, Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced Monday. The Donate Life plate carries the Donate Life logo and the message: “Be an Organ, Eye and Tissue Donor.” A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the plate, which costs $35 in addition to any applicable […]

Senior Center

Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful support that we received on passing the Senior Center millage. A whopping 973 “yes” votes taking the lead of 283 “no” votes. A great big thank you goes out to all those “yes” voters for taking the time to get out and show your support! […]


LARSEN – Manistique residents Brett and Alyssa Larsen welcomed twin boys, on Sunday, June 3, 2012. Garrett Scott weighed 4 pounds, 15 ounces and was 16 inches long at birth; Brody Edward weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces and was 18 inches long at birth. Five year old twin sisters Aleah and Bella welcomed the twin boys home. Maternal grandparents are […]

News Briefs

Basket weaving class coming to arts center MANISTIQUE – The Lake Effect Community Arts Center is offering a Basket Weaving Class in Manistique on Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Habitat for Humanity’s Ed Havitz Room, 401 Deer Street. Susan Vaniman of Germfask will lead the class. Vaniman has been weaving baskets and teaching basket weaving throughout […]

3-woman scramble winners

MANISTIQUE – Barb Scott, Jessica Bray and Laura Lynaugh from the Escanaba Country Club won the 3-woman scramble held at Indian Lake Golf and Country Club on Aug. 11. The trio took home first place with a score of 68. Second place went to local golfers Julie Richey, Deb Taylor and Kris Boyd with a score of 71. Third place, […]