Women’s club to host Bohnak

MANISTIQUE – Karl Bohnak, meteorologist from TV 6 and FOX U.P., will be the featured speaker at the GFWC Manistique Women’s Club meeting set for Oct. 9. The meeting will take place at noon in the Comfort Inn and the topic questions “Is our weather changing?” Dues will be collected at this meeting and can still be mailed to GFWC […]

On A Roll

Sports Briefs

Cross country team Taco Night fundraiser MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Emeralds cross country team will be holding a Taco Night fundraiser on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The event will run from 5-8 p.m. in the Manistique High School Cafeteria. Tickets are available in advance from any cross country team member or by contacting coach Lindstrom or coach Lund at 341- 4300. […]

Study: Ban had little impact

Smoke-Free law did not hurt businesses

LANSING – The controversial Dr. Ron Davis Smoke-Free Air Law has not had a significant negative impact on businesses, this according a recent study released by the Michigan Department of Community Health. MDCH commissioned the University of Michigan-Institute for Social Research, Professor Helen Levy, Ph.D., to conduct the study using data from the Michigan Department of Treasury. Dr. Levy’s study […]

Compassionate Friends plan Escanaba meeting

ESCANABA – Anyone who has had a child die in their family is invited to attend the Sept. 27 meeting of the Southern Upper Peninsula Chapter of the Compassionate Friends. The meeting will be held at the chamber building on 230 Ludington Street in Escanaba at 7 p.m. Part of this meeting will feature a bereaved mother, Mary C. from […]

Giving ‘foundation’

News Briefs

Medicare celebrates MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Women’s Club held their monthly birthday party on Sept. 19 at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility. Four birthdays were celebrated, including: Helen Johnson, Kay Jackson, Carole Hoedel and Faye Archey. Each received a homemade lap robe, a birthday card and a special “Happy Birthday” song. GFWC volunteers for the day were: Jeanne Gundersen, Irene […]

Notes from the e-mailbag

The coolest thing about writing a column is hearing from folks who read it. Take a peek over my shoulder for some musings from the e-mailbag. An article about grocery shopping beefs prompted a message from Louis, who lives “in the Pacific Northwet, pun intended.” He wrote, “The folks chatting in the aisle don’t bother me, but why do they […]

Pistulka joins Farm Bureau

MANISTIQUE – John Pistulka, of Manistique, has joined Farm Bureau Insurance’s Manistique agency. The office is located at 5940 US Highway 2. Pistulka recently completed a career development program for new agents, which provided instruction in all areas of property/ casualty and life/health insurance for the state licensing examination Pistulka also attended training at the Farm Bureau Insurance home office […]

Match-up loss

MANISTIQUE – The battle for the Mid-Peninsula Conference played out in Manistique Thursday and in the end, the Iron Mountain Mountaineers volleyball team came out on top with a 3-1 win over the Emeralds. Manistique came out strong taking the first set 25-13, but from there it was all Iron Mountain. Shaking off the effects of their loss the Mountaineers […]