SMH to use new equipment to offer state of the art lab testing, first in UP

MANISTIQUE – On Monday, the Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Laboratory became the first hospital in the Upper Peninsula to offer state-of-the art multiplex molecular, Polymerase Chain Reaction testing. PCR testing examines multiple organisms on a single sample for upper respiratory infections, gastrointestinal infections, meningitis and encephalitis infections. The upper respiratory test panel screens for 20 different organisms that can cause disease, […]

Plans in motion for annual Relic Ride

MANISTIQUE – The Long Riders 24th annual Charity Relic Ride is scheduled for Feb. 13. The event will start at Jack Pine Lodge, located on Highway M-94, 20 miles north of Manistique. Registrations will be accepted beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 and from 8-10 a.m. on Saturday. The cost is $10. Breakfast will be available from the restaurant […]

Emerald wrestlers battle to second place finish at Duals, set to compete in MPC’s

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Emerald wrestling team wrapped-up the regular season, hosting the Division 4 Super Duals at the Richard Bonifas Gymnasium last Saturday. At the end of the day, the Patriots from Westwood captured the championship trophy, defeating the host Emeralds’ 42-30 in a head-to-head battle for the top spot. Both teams finished out the day 4-1. While edged […]

How to avoid ‘food penalties’ this Super Bowl Sunday

WASHINGTON – The Super Bowl is already the most-watched television program in the United States, and this year’s 50th game is sure to take the experience to a whole new level. The game (or the ads) may be the main event, but the food usually steals the show. With more than 1.3 billon chicken wings and 4 million pizzas expected […]

Spelling success

Big Bay de Noc students recently placed in spelling bee competition. At right, eighth grade winners left to right: Aerianna Spriks, second place; Nicole Parrish, first place; Corah Bergman third place. At far right, Seventh grade winners left to right: Emma Fiegel, first place; Camryn Chaperon, third place; Nisa Hernandez, second place. At bottom left, Sixth grade winners left to […]

Manistique middle/high honor roll released

MANISTIQUE – Manistique Middle and High School recently released the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2015-16 school year. Sixth grade all “A’s” honor students were: Hannah Brewster, Avery Hubble, Olivia Kingren, James Knight, Kyla Partain and Karah Renk. Sixth grade “A/B” honor students were: Kevin Fischer, Jenna Jack, Alexander LaFayette, Jenna Lockhart, Alyssa Myers, Kobie Petrich, Alexis […]


MANISTIQUE, Mich. – Dale and Deanna LaFoille of Manistique, announce the birth of their first child, a boy, Emmett Michael, on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016. Emmett was delivered at 11:48 a.m. at UP Health System in Marquette, Mich., weighing eight pounds, 15 ounces. He was 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are David and Tooter Barton of Manistique. Paternal grandparents […]

Lifestyles Briefs

Alternative education releases honor roll MANISTIQUE – The Jack Reque Alternative High school has announced the honor roll for the second marking period of the 2015-16 school year. Students who have received a “B” average or better include: Dylan Stevenson, Laura Upton, Regan Bauer, Jacob Lockhart, Adam Nortley and Britney Schuetter. The teaching staff includes Kathy Seaman and Trina Nedeau. […]

Competitive cheer hits roadblock in Munising

MUNISING – Following second place finishes in Division 4 at the Norway and Kingsford Invitationals, the varsity competitive cheer squad struggled on the road in Munising Saturday. The Emeralds started the competition finishing Round 1 in second with a 208.10, just 2.50 points behind Farwell, who posted 210.60. From there, the Emeralds’ shine started to dwindle, leading up to a […]

Senior Center News

I just received some really good news! For those of you who join us for our Annual Hotdog Roast, which is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18, Guerda Frenette has offered to make our homemade hot fudge ice-cream cake. I think that alone is worth the $5 per person donation we request. If you haven’t signed up yet, please do so, […]