25th Chase brings new records and new winners

MANISTIQUE – It was a beautiful day for a run (walk) on the boardwalk in Manistique for the 25th anniversary of the Manistique Paper Chase. The annual event kicks off a schedule of activities for Folk- Fest Saturday. This year, 209 contestants tried their hand at the 5- and 10-kilometer events along the breezy shores of Lake Michigan. Superior Timing […]

Perfect poolside snacks for children

You get the towels ready, the sunscreen applied, and settle down to enjoy a few minutes of sun while the kids play in the pool only to hear, seconds later, the familiar refrain, “Can I have a snack?” Swimming seems to make children hungrier than anything else, and you can be almost guaranteed that if they aren’t asking for something […]

Social Security

Achieving financial independence is key to enjoying a satisfying retirement. Social Security has many tools to help you plan for your future. Prepare for a secure, comfortable retirement by visiting www.socialsecurity. gov/myaccount. Once there, open a secure my Social Security account and assess your financial needs. You’ll get immediate access to your personal Social Security Statement, your earnings record, and […]

Lifestyles Briefs

LaFoille graduates from basic military training, completes 8-week course SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Air Force Airman Jacob D. LaFoille recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and […]

How to choose the right dental products for infants and toddlers

MARQUETTE – These days, even the local grocery store has many dental products on the shelf and parents may find it challenging to figure out what is really needed for their infant or toddler. According to Rebecca Maino, dental hygienist, it is actually quite simple. “Infants and young children don’t need fancy toothbrushes or gadgets … there are only a […]

Looking for work? Plan a money-smart search

Looking for Work? Plan a Money-Smart Job Search A successful job search goes well beyond snagging the title and the paycheck. From the day you start looking until the day you’re hired, there are strategic and financial issues to consider that may be more valuable to you in the long run. To start, job seekers should always begin with a […]

MDOT: Study shows rumble strips are saving lives on state’s rural highways

LANSING – A recently completed study shows that rumble strips are proving to be an effective and low-cost way to reduce crashes on Michigan’s state highways. The Michigan Department of Transportation started a major rumble strip program for twolane high-speed rural highways in 2008. Centerline and shoulder rumble strips were installed on all MDOT rural, non-freeway highways with posted speed […]

Student vets continue to receive GI Bill benefits

LANSING – More than 13,500 student veterans and their dependents across the state can continue to use their GI Bill benefits and receive in-state tuition rates when they return to campus this fall. Two state agencies collaborated to ensure student veterans, their spouses, children and other dependents can use their Post- 9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill and other educational […]

Hunting program offers incentives for landowners

LANSING – Landowners looking to make the most of their land can support local hunting traditions and economy, improve their land, and get paid to do it through the Department of Natural Resources’ Hunting Access Program. The DNR encourages landowners to consider enrolling their lands in the program, which provides private-land hunting opportunities in southern Michigan and the eastern Upper […]

Manistique Public Safety

Editor’s Note: The following information is from Manistique Public Safety dispatch logbooks recorded at the time the calls were received. — — — Sunday, July 5, 2015 3:02 p.m. Reckless driver, US 2 7 p.m. Traffic detail, US 2 Monday, July 6, 2015 8:20 a.m. Hit and run property damage accident, Cedar Street 8:25 a.m. Littering, Arbutus Avenue 12:20 p.m. […]