2021-04-08 E-Edition


Council opts for new, less rigourous RRC option

MANISTIQUE – The city of Manistique took another step forward Monday in their quest to become a Redevelopment Ready Community. The Manistique City Council approved continued pursuit of the designation, albeit a less-intensive path, during Monday’s meeting. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Redevelopment Ready Community program is a no-cost, voluntary certification program designed to promote effective redevelopment strategies through a […]

LMAS: Follow CDC guidelines as cases rise

B117 variant in UP as vaccinations continue

MANISTIQUE – COVID-19 positive cases continue to rise throughout the area, and LMAS District Health Department is asking the public to continue to follow CDC guidelines as vaccination efforts continue. According to a press release from the department, which covers Luce, Mackinac, Alger, and Schoolcraft counties, over the 18- day period from March 10-28, 46 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been […]

With MDHHS, district offers free COVID testing

Event Saturday follows four positive cases prior to spring break

MANISTIQUE – Manistique Area Schools will be offering free COVID-19 antigen testing Saturday. The testing event comes one week after three COVID-19 positive cases were identified withing the district’s schools. On March 24, just prior to spring break commencing March 26, the district announced that one COVID-19 case had been identified in Manistique Middle and High School. Due to this […]

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor. It is refreshing to see businesses start to open back up, home sales skyrocket, and an influx of people moving into this wonderful community. What is not refreshing is seeing the flags flying on some homes in the city saying “f**k Biden and f**k whoever voted for him”. Seriously, people? I couldn’t care less who someone voted for […]

The Archives

This week in the Pioneer Tribune

50 years ago April 8, 1971 Members of the Lakeside PTO are setting up a block Parent Program effective April 15. The program consists of volunteer parents who will display the BPP sign in their windows and have offered their homes to a child, or children, in the event of menacing dogs, bullies, alarming strangers, sudden illness or accident, becoming […]


From the April 10, 1986 edition of the Pioneer Tribune, “Tammy Wynette” made a surprise appearance at the Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet. Here, Wynette (Tommy Hoholik) is greeting by chamber director John Stapleton.

UPEC to present livestream addressing UP propane and electricity

MARQUETTE – The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition will present “Propane and Electricity: Keeping the Heat on and Powering Up Our Grid”, a discussion with Jenn Hill, Citizens Utility Board of Michigan, April 9. The livestream will be held via Facebook and Zoom at 7 p.m. EDT that day. According to the UPEC, propane has been a hot topic in the […]

The 1881 CL Company Store fire

Schoolcraft County Historical Society

The first Chicago Lumbering Company general store was built in the early 1870’s near the old saw mill. The company store was the only place to purchase the basic necessities. August Klagstad remembered his mother buying denim at the company store which she used to sew jackets and overalls. The few hundred pioneer residents of Manistique depended on the store […]


Editor’s note: The following submission represents the personal opinions of the author and should not be used to characterize the opinions of the Pioneer Tribune. — — — In 2009, then Vice President Joe Biden was charged with the duty to formulate the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to save the auto industry and to stimulate the economy with […]