About Teri McLaren

Letters to the Editor

By Teri McLaren | November 20, 2020

Dear Editor, The residents of our community are blessed with the wonderful staff at the Manistique Post Office. Those who deliver mail have to trudge through the snow, ice, rain, fog, and transition to heat, black flies and mosquitoes seasons. The staff behind the counter are as good as gold. They are always willing to serve all of our needs […]

MDOT: 2020 projects put focus on safety, including changes to in Upper Peninsula

By Teri McLaren | November 20, 2020

LANSING – Using targeted technology as well as lowcost, system-wide improvements, Michigan Department of Transportation projects across the Upper Peninsula this year have been designed to make roads safer. MDOT safety projects are part of a larger effort to help move the state Toward Zero Deaths. Since 2010, MDOT has collaborated statewide with law enforcement officials and first responders to […]

MPA: Transparency counts now more than ever

By Teri McLaren | November 20, 2020

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. — — — Once again, the Leaders of the Republican Caucus in the Michigan House of Representatives want to pull public notices from newspapers and allow governmental entities (cities, villages, township, counties, etc.) to satisfy […]

Virtual ‘Love Lite’ planned

By Teri McLaren | November 20, 2020

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s 2020 Love Lite Tree Campaign has begun and will continue through Dec. 4. The money donated goes to fund medical scholarships for local high school graduates and buying needed hospital equipment. By donating $3 per name, residents can give back to the community while also honoring family and friends. Residents may list family […]

From the Library

By Teri McLaren | November 20, 2020

Library News With the recent added restrictions, the library will be prohibiting use of the library conference rooms to just one person in each room. Only additional people that are allowed in the meeting room at the same time are those that are part of the same household. Masks are required in the library. All masks must cover your nose […]

Workin’ on those night shifts

By Teri McLaren | November 20, 2020

As flu season nears and COVID 19 cases continue to rise in Michigan and across the country, Western Governors University is recognizing those who perform 24-hour care is increasingly critical. WGU recent gifted “appreciation kits” to night shift healthcare workers around the state of Michigan, including at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital. At left, the night staff was able to open and […]

How to host Thanksgiving in a pandemic

By Teri McLaren | November 20, 2020

Much like the holidays that preceded it in 2020, Thanksgiving figures to be different this year. An ongoing pandemic has changed the way much of the world lives their lives, including how holidays are celebrated. As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 spread across the globe beginning in the winter of 2019-20, the World Health Organization recommended a host of behaviors designed […]

Grandparents Teach, Too

By Teri McLaren | November 20, 2020

No matter how we celebrate Thanksgiving Day this year, teaching children to give thanks and be grateful is a critical part of developing a good, kind, and loving person. Thanksgiving is a perfect time for families to spend more discussion time together that builds knowledge, vocabulary and binds the family together. Creating a Thanksgiving book together is a gift in […]

St. Francis school announces honor roll

By Teri McLaren | November 20, 2020

MANISTIQUE – St. Francis de Sales Catholic School has released the honor roll for the first marking period of the 2020-21 school year. The Christian Witness Award recipient in kindergarten was Jesse Jensen. The Christian Witness Award recipient in first grade was Wesley Winkel. The recipient of the Christian Witness Award in second grade was Dylan Beckman. Earning the Christian […]

Bay College announces fall scholarships

By Teri McLaren | November 20, 2020

ESCANABA – Bay de Noc Community College has announced the scholarship recipients for the fall 2020 semester. The scholarship program is supported by area businesses and organizations, as well as by individuals, through endowment and annual contributions. For information on developing a scholarship, contact the Bay College Foundation at (906) 217-1700, email foundation@baycollege.edu or visit www.baycollege.edu/foundation. Scholarships were awarded to […]