2022-01-13 E-Edition



MANISTIQUE – After just over a month on the market, the formerly student-run Grind Coffee House has new owners. The establishment was placed for sale in November after Limestone Federal Credit Union, the entity which helped the coffee shop come to life, said it had “outgrown the business model of operating as student-run.” Through youth programs, education, and involvement, LFCU […]

LMAS: Area sees spike in COVID positive cases

MANISTIQUE – The rate of COVID-19-positive cases is rising rapidly throughout the country and Schoolcraft County is no exception. As the number of cases continues to increase, the LMAS District Health Department is asking the public to continue to take precautions to ease the strain on the rural public health system and protect those around them. According to Kerry Ott, […]

Habitat to host second annual snow sculpture contest

MANISTIQUE – Time to once again brave the cold and head outside for the Habitat for Humanity – Hiawathaland Snow Sculpture Contest. The second annual contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools, and organizations. To participate, residents must complete a registration form and pay the $25 registration fee. Forms are available at the HfHH office, located at 401 Deer […]

Third Thursdays return Jan. 22

MANISTIQUE – Schoolcraft Tourism and Commerce is welcoming back its monthly “Third Thursday” networking events for 2022. The first event will take place at Michigan Made – Manistique Jan. 20. According to Alison Cook, STC executive director, the events serve as an “opportunity for community members, organizations, and business owners to come together in a relaxed, social setting and learn […]

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, We recently wrapped up Manistique’s first annual “Best Christmas Ever”, and upon reflection of the impact this community was able to have for one family, we are once again moved by the goodness of people! We had a tremendous response: generous cash donations, toys, clothing, and bedding for the children, small appliances for the kitchen, gift baskets overflowing […]


From the Jan. 15, 1987 edition of the Pioneer Tribune, the Schoolcraft County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors welcomed new members at their meeting Friday. From left to right are: Tom Broullire, Dave Gilroy, and James Ostlund.

The Archives

This week in the Pioneer Tribune

50 years ago January 13, 1972 First delivery of pulpwood to the new Mead Publishing Paper Center’s woodyard at Gulliver, Michigan was made on Monday, by Donald Tuttle of Gulliver. The yard is one of seven being created across the Upper Peninsula by the Mead Corporation to handle wood for the pulp mill which it will be operating at Escanaba […]

Thomas MacMurray and the ‘Manistique News’

Historical Society

Born in Paisley, Scotland on June 23, 1852, Thomas J. MacMurray immigrated to Nova Scotia, Canada with his family in 1862. As a young man he studied theology at Victoria College in Cobourg, Ontario, which served as a Methodist seminary. Soon after completing his studies, he immigrated to Wisconsin where he began his life as a traveling minister. MacMurray arrived […]

Schools receive updated guidance for COVID-19

MDHHS aligns with CDC for shorter isolation periods

LANSING – On Tuesday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services updated its K-12 school quarantine and isolation guidance to reflect recent updates made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that modifies or shortens the quarantine and isolation periods to as short as five days in some circumstances. Changes include language on isolation guidance that allow students, […]