2020-07-30 E-Edition

Meet the candidates

August 4 Primary Election

Editor’s note: The following are submissions from candidates on the Aug. 4 Primary Election Ballot. Those not appearing in this section did not submit a biography by the provided deadline. SCHOOLCRAFT COUNTY SHERIFF DARRELL DIXSON I was born in Flint, and am a Marine Corps Vietnam combat veteran – promoted to sergeant while overseas. I served as a drill instructor […]

LMAS offers guidance on contact tracing, usage during pandemic

MANISTIQUE – The LMAS District Health Department is offering guidance regarding “contract tracing” being used during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a press release from the department, while many associate the phrase “contact tracing” with COVID-19, the process is “a time-tested public health tool that effectively prevents the spread of contagious diseases”. LMAS notes that public health departments – including […]

What’s on the ballot?

MANISTIQUE – Those voting by mail or in person will have the opportunity to cast their vote Aug. 4 for the Primary Election. In the primary, voters may select one partisan section, choosing from those candidates, as well as cast votes within the proposal section of the ballot. The following is a glimpse of Tuesday’s ballot: Congressional U.S. Senator Gary […]

MDARD issues warning against unsolicited seeds from China

LANSING – Across the United States, people have been reporting receiving unsolicited packages containing seeds from China in the mail. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is warning residents who receive these packages not to open or plant the seeds. The seeds are usually sent in white packages displaying Chinese lettering and the words “China Post.” Most recipients […]

Mona & Co. receives ‘first dollar’

MANISTIQUE – The familiar cooking of Mona Nelson has found a new home at the Indian Lake Golf Course. Previously located at the Garden Golf Course the owners of Mona & Co. are excited about this new venture as well as bringing their cooking closer to Manistique. Open Wednesday to Sunday Mona & Co. offers the area a new place […]


From the July 30, 1970 edition of the Pioneer Tribune, there were lots of smiles as the new branch of the State Savings Bank on Manistique’s west side was officially opened Monday. Cutting the ribbon for the opening was Rep. Charles Varnum, assisted by Nat Dellis, president of the Manistique Area Chamber of Commerce, and Mayor Douglas Rose. Looking on […]

The Archives

This week in the Pioneer Tribune

50 years ago July 30, 1970 An “informal discussion” the morning of Sunday, July 19, to which five of the seven members of the Board of Education were invited, sparked some controversy at Tuesday night’s meeting at the high school. The gathering was held at 9:30 a.m. at the house of Board President William Mueller and featured Mueller’s brother-in-law, William […]

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Our county faces a new normal and we are going to need a county commission that will bring new ideas to face the challenges of the post-pandemic era. That is why we are supporting Alan Kilar in the Aug. 4 primary. As a long time property owner in Doyle Township, Kilar has been active in our community, serving […]

County’s first newspaper on display

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Historical Society is currently displaying the county’s first newspaper. The paper – made of cloth – is available for viewing at the Lake Effect Arts Gallery inside the mBank Arts and Cultural Center. According to the society, Wright E. Clarke arrived in Manistique in April of 1880 and immediately began the publication of the county’s […]