2020-01-02 E-Edition

A look back at the decade

Pioneer Tribune stories that most affected the area over the past 10 years

2010 After a long delay in steel delivery, work on the new Jack’s Fresh Market grocery store just east of Pamida is moving along briskly, and even with this week’s return of cold and wind and snow, the construction is progressing well. Owner Jack Ziminski says they are currently on track for a targeted opening date of May 13. The […]

First breakfast,then shopping

The annual Christmas with a Cop event took place recently, encouraging trust between law enforcement and children and providing children with an opportunity to purchase gifts for their family members. This year’s event hosted 16 area children. The day started for the participating children with an early morning pick up by law enforcement, breakfast at the Three Seasons Cafe shopping […]

Chippewa crossing to get repair funds

MANISTIQUE – The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced the recipients for the fourth annual Local Grade Crossing Surface Program. The Chippewa Avenue railroad crossing is among those communities receiving funding. The complete list of 2020 recipients is available on the MDOT website. Selected on a competitive basis established by state law, 41 projects were awarded approximately $3 million to […]

Another one breaks the ice


From the Jan. 14, 2010 edition of the Pioneer Tribune, despite the constant warnings, news stories, and a separate incident where a car went through the ice on Indian Lake just last month, some anglers insist on tempting fate. This pickup went into the water on the north end of Indian Lake last Wednesday afternoon, prompting a fresh round of […]

The Archives

This week in the Pioneer Tribune

50 years ago January 1, 1970 Winners in the annual Christmas lighting contest were announced this week by the sponsoring Manistique Jaycees. First place went to the Robert Weber home at 324 S. Maple St., second place went to the Gilbert Berwin home at 719 Arbutus Ave., and third place was won by the Arthur Matlin home at 538 Garden […]

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, On Friday, Dec. 6, my husband and I attended the fundraiser at the hospital to see the beautiful trees on display. It was truly the most beautiful “fundraiser” I have ever seen! When we left, I commented to my husband on how blessed we are to have such a beautiful hospital as a part of our community. My […]

Mackinac Center tracks lawmakers’ missed votes

MIDLAND, Mich. – Michigan’s 38 senators and 110 state representatives set a record in 2019 by missing a combined 768 roll call votes according to the Missed Votes Report compiled by Jack McHugh, editor of MichiganVotes.org. In the previous year, legislators missed a combined total of 1,671 votes, during a year when there were far more roll call votes held: […]

Amelia ‘Amy’ M. Johnson

MANISTIQUE – Amelia “Amy” Myrle Johnson 88, of Manistique, Mich., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, under the loving hospice care of the Trillium House in Marquette, Mich., with her loving family at her side. Amy was born March 20, 1931, in Flint, Mich., the daughter of Thomas and Lillian (Alker) Smith. She was raised in Flint and attended […]

George ‘Ed’ Daunt

MANISTIQUE – George “Ed” Daunt, 81, of Manistique, Mich., passed away on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. Ed is survived by his beloved fiancé, Cheryl Goudreau; sons, Eddie (Jamie) Daunt, Taylor, Mich., Derek (Crystal) Daunt, Two Rivers, Wis., Greg (Stacy) Dibble, Gulliver, Mich., David (Jennifer) Dibble, Manistique; daughters, Sandy Daunt, Taylor, Tracy (Rob) […]