VanAire, Inc. reports more growth

GLADSTONE – Sales at Gladstone’s VanAire, Inc. were up 19.6 percent in 2012 from 2011, according to a recent news release from the company. This exceeded the company’s goal of $12 million in sales by 1.3 percent. The company reported growth in all product lines, including Engineered Valve Automation Hardware which was up 22.3 percent, Environmental Solutions which experienced a […]

USDA director to attend opening

Turner will visit new SMH facility April 12

EAST LANSING – The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Michigan, James J. Turner, will attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital at noon on April 12. The new facility is located one mile west of Chippewa Ave. on U.S. 2, in Manistique. The USDA Rural Development provided four direct Community Facility loans since 2008 […]

2013 Big Bay de Noc Varsity Golf

DAY DATE OPPONENT PLACE TIME Tuesday April 16 Manistique Indian Lake 4 p.m. Monday April 22 Mid Pen The Bluff 11 a.m. Tuesday April 30 Manistique- 2 Girl Scramble Indian Lake 10 a.m. Monday May 6 North Central Highland GC 10 a.m. Wednesday May 8 Big Bay de Noc Home 10 a.m. Wednesday May 15 Bark River Highland GC 10 […]

2013 Big Bay de Noc Varsity Track

DAY DATE EVENT OPPONENT TIME Thursday April 18 Dome Meet Marquette 1 p.m. Saturday April 20 Kiwanis Invitational Manistique 10 a.m. Tuesday April 23 Rapid River Practice Meet Rapid River 4:00 p.m. Tuesday April 25 Delta County Invitational Escanaba 2:30 p.m. Tuesday April 30 CUP Meet Mid Pen 2 p.m. Tuesday May 7 Mid Pen Small School Invite Mid Pen […]

Club holds league championship

Awards handed out at rifle and pistol club

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Rifle and Pistol Club recently held its annual .22 Pistol League Championship. The league championship was won by the team of Bill Larson, Ed Hines, Mike Burkholder and Matt Weber. Second in team competition was Nick LaFave, Jim LaFave, Elmer Brazeau and Rocky Chartier. The team of Mike Glass, Bill Fries, Kevin Demers and Matt Silkworth […]

MDCH offers resources for new state concussion law

LANSING – Michigan recently became the 39th U.S. state to enact a law that regulates sports concussions and return to athletic activity. While the law goes into full effect on June 30, the Michigan Department of Community Health has launched a website with resources for coaches, parents, and athletes with educational resources and online training courses from the Center for […]

‘Spring’ spoils start of three MAS sports

MANISTIQUE – Spring sports are on hold at Manistique Area Schools. Officials announced Tuesday that delays in golf, track, and softball are due to inclement spring weather. According to Manistique High School Athletic Director Rob Ryan, the current conditions, coupled with anticipated weather over the next week prompted the changes. Included in the delays are: High school golf – Manistique’s […]

HBA: Optimism in housing

New survey shows improvement in state

LANSING – A statewide survey shows a strong surge in optimism among homebuilders and remodelers, an indication of a stronger housing market in 2013. The Michigan Housing Index, which is conducted by the Home Builders Association of Michigan, recorded its highest total in the three-year history of the survey. “The survey confirms what we have been hearing from homebuilders and […]

News Brief

Marquette NWS seeks U.P. weather spotters

MARQUETTE – As seen in recent years, America is becoming increasingly vulnerable to weather events. Significant weather threats exist even in Upper Michigan, from winter storms to wind storms, to severe thunderstorms. Each year, the National Weather Service in Marquette gives Severe Weather Storm Spotter Training Presentations across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This year’s National Weather Service presentation lasts […]

Two U.P. troopers honored

Governor’s luncheon awards MSP officers

LANSING – Michigan State Police motor carrier officers Erick Kestila, of the Gladstone Post, and Daniel Litzner, of the St. Ignace Post, were recently honored at the Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Commission annual awards luncheon. The two received the honor by ensuring student safety by going above and beyond to complete school bus safety inspections. Each year the commission honors […]