2017-12-21

Emeralds drop two on road



MANISTIQUE – The Lady Emeralds fell to 0-5 with a recent pair of losses on the road. Manistique had no answers for the red hot Patriots last Thursday. Hitting shots from all over the court, Westwood jumped out to a 25-5 lead in the first quarter. They then added 18 more points in the second period to hold a 43-9 […]

Girl scouts prepare to kick off the 2018 cookie season



APPLETON, Wis. – Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes recently entered the next century of Girl Scouts selling cookies. The Girl Scout Cookie Program not only teaches girls essential entrepreneurial skills, but also powers amazing experiences for them across the United States. After last year’s 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies, troops in the area are kicking off […]

Senior Center



Have you ever been to one of the Players de Noc plays? If not, you certainly want to check it out. We took a bus of 21 to the “Winter Wonderettes”. The show was absolutely fantastic! They were kind enough to share a few of their upcoming shows with us. “Curtains” will be playing in March and “Dinner with Friends” […]

Gallery seeks artist for series



MARQUETTE – Organizers of the Building Love: IMAGINE event series in Marquette are calling all visual artists, sculptors, photographers, sound artists, filmmakers and others to submit original works depicting an experience with hate and/or an experience of countering hate with love. Judy Kitchen, of Marquette, is spearheading the event series. She and a number of local community organizers felt inspired […]

MAS News



By the time most of you sit down to read your newspaper the students from Manistique Area Schools will be on Christmas break. No school for 10 whole days. How long will it be before you hear the dreaded phrase, “I’m bored!” No worries. There are many low and no cost activities that you can do at home or in […]

Police Log



Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 9:40 a.m., abandoned vehicle, W. Lakeshore Drive. 11:00 a.m., probation violation, N. Second Street. 12:30 p.m., warrant arrest, N. Mackinac Avenue. 1:45 p.m., blight, Schoolcraft Avenue. 1:15 p.m., drive while license suspended, within the city. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 8:17 a.m., MDOP, Deer Street. 9:45 a.m., well being check, Deer Street. 12:54 p.m., lock out, E. […]

Say “hockeeeeey”



Manistique Hockey season is up and running. Over the weekend, the Graymont 10U Squirt team traveled to Sault Ste. Marie to participate in the Sault Sasquatch International shoot-out tournament. Competing against an array of squirt level teams, Graymont took second place. In a unique twist, games started with a shoot-out before regular competition began. Each player had the opportunity to […]

Bay de Noc Lady Bears struggle on offensive



COOKS – Unable to produce much on the offensive side of the court, the Big Bay de Noc Lady Bears have continued to struggled on the road, dropping their last three outings. Traveling to Bark River, Big Bay fell behind early, dropping a 61-25 contest to the Wolverines. Back on the bus a one-point second quarter led to a 49-22 […]

DNR sends firefighters, 7 from UP to California fires



LANSING – A team of 20 Michigan wildlands firefighters will spend two weeks in California helping in the effort to quench fires that have burned more than 270,000 acres since the beginning of December. It includes 13 firefighters from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and seven firefighters from Michigan’s Bureau of Indian Affairs. The team leaves today. It will […]

’Tis the season … for bird counting




This holiday season tens of thousands of Americans will fan out across the country with one goal in mind: finding and counting as many species of birds as they can find. These observations will add to a large data set going back 117 years to Dec. 25, 1900, when the Christmas Bird Count, known then as the Christmas Bird Census, […]