2020-09-10 E-Edition



MANISTIQUE – Schoolcraft County Jail is expanding beyond merely housing inmates – offering offenders opportunities to cope with substance abuse issues and expand their education. The grant- and self-funded programs are a part of the jail’s larger mission to return inmates to be contributing members of the community. According to Janet Pratt, board certified family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner […]


Local resident Kyle Baker received a warm Manistique welcome Saturday. Baker, 31, was born with cystic fibrosis, a hereditary disease affecting the lungs and digestive system – particularly the pancreas. The condition can be life-threatening, and people with the condition tend to have a shorter-than-normal life span. Baker’s own battle with CF led to the weakening of his lung function […]

Officials provide update on city hall

Visitors limited, some employees still remote

MANISTIQUE – Officials at Manistique City Hall are reminding residents about special accommodations for services as the nation remains in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Manistique City Manager Sheila Aldrich, there is “presence” in Manistique City Hall Monday-Friday. “For the protection of both employees and the public, we are encouraging payment of water bills and taxes by […]

LMAS asks residents to prepare for combined flu, COVID-19 season

MANISTIQUE – September is National Preparedness Month and the LMAS District Health Department is encouraging residents to take steps to adequately prepare for the upcoming merger of COVID-19 and influenza season. “We’re still battling the COVID-19 pandemic, schools are reopening, and the flu season is right around the corner,” said Dr. James Terrian, medical director for LMAS District Health Department, […]

Whitmer signs bill for enhanced federal unemployment benefits

LANSING – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently signed Senate Bill 745, which appropriates $2.8 billion in supplemental funding from federal revenues awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to cover a temporary $300 per week enhanced federal payment for eligible Michiganders receiving unemployment benefits. As part of the FEMA program, the additional $300 per week in unemployment benefits will continue until […]

Schooclcraft County Community Foundation to award Nov. grants

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Community Foundation will be awarding mini-grants at its November meeting. Deadline for applying for a mini-grant is Sept. 30. Application forms are available at the Pioneer Tribune, on their Facebook page, by emailing sccommunityfoundation@gmail.com, or by writing to the foundation at P.O. Box 452, Manistique, MI 49854. In addition to 14 designated, or “donor advised”, […]

EGLE to hold information sessions, public hearing on Line 5 tunnel

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy is reminding citizens that this week marked the start of a series of informational sessions and public hearings on the Enbridge Energy Line 5 tunnel permit application to build a utility tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac. The tunnel is designed to relocate the portion of the Line 5 […]

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This week in the Pioneer Tribune

50 years ago September 10, 1970 Purchase of a portable classroom and the hiring of an additional teacher will probably be the solution to overcrowding this fall in the Hiawatha School. The decision was reached Tuesday night at the regular meeting of the Manistique Area Schools Board of Education, held at the Central School. Hiring of the additional teacher was […]


From the Sept. 10, 1970 edition of the Pioneer Tribune, Pinto, Ford Division’s frisky new little car, kicks up its heels with two engines, a 1,600-cc. base powerplant, and a 2,000-cc. option. With “Pintopower” to spare, it excels at turnpike speeds and in tight passing situations. Small and light, Pinto gallops through the heaviest traffic and can wiggle into the […]