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Pioneer Tribune website to roll out update Thursday   MANISTIQUE – The Pioneer Tribune website recently received a makeover intended to improve readability and navigation for subscribers. More...

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Outdoors

$100,000 available in UP deer habitat grants

LANSING – Over the last decade, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has invested over $630,000 of hunting license sales revenue to enhance deer habitat on private lands in the Upper Peninsula.  More...

Michigan state parks: 100 years and going strong

LANSING – With 103 state parks – from Milliken State Park in Detroit, to Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park on the western end of the Upper Peninsula – Michigan’s enviable collection of outdoor recreation destinations i More...

Fish Report

Ret. Sgt. John Walker

Well, you have to admit that our nice break in winter weather sure left with a bang the first of the week! First we have quite a bit of snow, then we go to basically no snow, to getting dumped on with a heavy wet snow. More...

Obituaries

Donald J. Carlson

MANISTIQUE -– Donald Joseph Carlson, 89, of Manistique, Mich., passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Donald was born Jan. More...

David A. Eriksen

MANISTIQUE – David August Eriksen, 83, of Manistique, Mich., passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. He was born in Flint, Mich.,, on Feb. 22, 1935, to the late Erik Eriksen and Lula (Darling) Eriksen.  More...

Richard N. Graphos

APPLETON – Richard Nicholas Graphos, 76, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his family after a long struggle with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia and Parkinson’s. More...

Community

MHS HOSA students compete at regional leadership competition

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Delta- Schoolcraft Intermediate School District Manistique Satellite Center’s HOSA Chapter recently attended the 2019 Regional Leadership Conference at Bay College’s West Campus in Iron Mountain. More...

MSU Extension will offer free Cottage Food Law workshops

MANISTIQUE – Michigan State University Extension offers several opportunities for interested individuals to learn about what is allowed under the Cottage Food Law, what food safety considerations are, how to prepare a home workspace when produc More...

MDHHS: Food assistance benefits will be issued early in February

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Health and Humans Services plans to issue Food Assistance Program benefits early for February.  More...

Schoolcraft County Transit Authority named part of central UP rideshare pilot program

$1.2M Michigan Mobility grant awarded to project

MANISTIQUE – Schoolcraft County will be included in a rideshare platform for the Central Upper Peninsula. Gov. More...

Shopko to file under Chapter 11

Optical centers, 38 stores to close as part of process

GREEN BAY, Wis. More...

News

Second annual Mother and Son Dance set for Feb. 2

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique High School Careers in Education class will host its second annual Mother and Son Dance Feb. More...

MDARD: Food safety efforts continue during shutdown

LANSING – Since Dec. 22, the federal government has been partially shut down, affecting some services and duties of federal agencies, including the U.S Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  More...

Keep on exploring

Emerald Elementary Exceptional Explorers for the week of Jan. 7 were, above, from left to right: Kylah Ball, first grade; Ava Brown, kindergarten; and Austin Meffer, preschool. More...

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On the case

Flashback

From the Jan. 26, 1984 edition, three Manistique Public Safety officers were presented with departmental citations at the annual Elks Lodge 632 Law Enforcement Night Dinner on Jan. 18. Public Safety Director James St. More...

The Archives

This week in the Pioneer Tribune

50 years ago   January 16, 1969  More...

Lifestyles

Tomatoes add vibrant color and flavor to gardens, meals

Impress your guests with a garden, container and dinner table filled with tasty and colorful winning tomato varieties. More...

VA seeks entries for National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Iron Mountain Veterans Affairs Medical Center is seeking entries in visual arts, creative writing, and performing arts by veterans for the local Veterans Creative Arts Festival. More...

The joy of giving

In December, the Order of Eastern Star, Ida Chapter No. 54 bought Christmas gifts, but not for each other. They bought gifts for veterans at the Schoolcraft County Medical Care Facility and at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans. More...

Sports

Lady Mustangs pull out win against Emeralds in overtime

MANISTIQUE – It took an eight of 12 effort from the free throw line for the visiting Mustangs to pull out an overtime win against the Lady Emeralds Tuesday night. More...

Jets fly high

COOKS – Full court pressure put on by the North Central Jets proved to be too much for the young Big Bay de Noc Lady Bears at home last Tuesday night. More...

Eskymos control board to pull out win over Emeralds

MANISTIQUE – With three in double figures, the Manistique Emeralds battled to the end, but came up short against the visting Escanaba Eskymos last Thursday night. More...