MSU Extension to host field day

CHATHAM – Michigan State University has a long history of agricultural research in the Upper Peninsula, spearheaded by the staff at the Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center. That tradition continues, and the research portfolio at the farm is as diverse as ever. The public is invited to join local and statewide university experts for an informative day in the […]

MAYS schedule hampered by rain

MANISTIQUE – With recent rain in the area, it was tough for the Manistique Area Youth Soccer program to get games in. In the 9U league, Manistique Oil and Maline Family Chiropractic faced off Tuesday and went one quarter in before being flooded out. After one quarter of play they were tied 0-0 with four good saves coming from Matt […]

Cedar Street Slam deadline extended

MANISTIQUE – For those undecided about competing in the Cedar Street Slam, the deadline has been extended until Friday. There are categories for age groups 10 and under up to adults 35 and older. Organizers say this is a perfect time to for businesses to wager a friendly competition against each other. Registration forms are available at www.cedarstreetslam.com and at […]

Annual Derby this weekend

MANISTIQUE – It’s been a slow start out of the Manistique Marina this year, but organizers are remaining positive about this weekend’s annual Manistique Area Sport Fishing Club’s Trout and Salmon Derby. Following a quiet three days of pre-fishing, the derby is set to take place July 28 and 29 in Manistique. The event boasts large, guaranteed payouts of $3,000 […]

Grand Marais to welcome yoga instructor, offers free session

GRAND MARAIS – Shari Flanders, nationally acclaimed massage therapist and yoga instructor, specializing in Structural Bodywork and Yoga Therapeutics is returning to Grand Marais for the third year. Flanders will be offering two group sessions and private sessions as well. On Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon, she will be teaching Structure and Alignment Based Yoga at Opeetah’s Wellness […]

SMH welcomes new doctor

MANISTIQUE – Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital recently announced the addition of Dr. Nicholas S. Hoeve, DO, FACC, to serve in a cardiovascular medicine position at the facility beginning Aug. 1. A Michigan native, Dr. Hoeve was raised in Hudsonville. He graduated from Grand Valley State University with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science. He subsequently completed medical school at Michigan State […]

Tips for harvesting, storing, preserving herbs

Enjoy herbs all year round. Harvest herbs now for gardenfresh meals and preserve a few for the winter ahead. Snip a few leaves or leafcovered stems as needed. For the same intensity of flavor, you generally need two to three times more fresh herbs than dried except for Rosemary which has an equally strong flavor fresh or dried. Continue harvesting […]


Wow! Our potluck this past Thursday must have had the best of the best in the line of cooks show up, as we sure had an assortment. We sincerely wish to thank Don and Sally Carlson for donating their time to entertain those in attendance. We also wish to thank Trooper Patrick Janisse who was a guest speaker, informing us […]


On July 22, a few Manistique residents spent the day participating in the Grand Island Half Marathon along with 302 other athletes. The half marathon course is a scenic loop that takes runners northeast up along Murray Bay and Duck Lake and then eastward into the tombolo. At four miles, runners ascend inland to the heavily forested highlands of the […]

Little children, BIG trucks

The Manistique Public Library recently held the fourth week of their Summer Reading Program, celebrating “Big Truck Day”. Carmeuse Lime and Stone provided a short presentation and showed pictures of their trucks at work. Zellar’s and the Schoolcraft County Road Commission also brought trucks down for the kids to see in person. Approximately 90 children have participated in the program […]