Council approves proposed 2021 fiscal year budget, COVID-19 impacts felt

Campground among budgets hit by pandemic-forced closures

MANISTIQUE – The 2020-21 fiscal year budget for the city was approved Tuesday during an online meeting of the Manistique City Council. The city’s fiscal year ends each June 30, with the new year beginning July 1. According to City Manager Sheila Aldrich, she and the city treasurer, Zach Sanville, working with city department heads to create the budget. She […]

Farmers’ market to open June 17

Market will distance farmers, limit patrons

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Farmers’ Market will open June 17 after receiving approval from Manistique City Council Tuesday. The market had delayed its typical open date – near the end of May – due to the COVID-19 pandemic and, subsequently, the creation of needed protocols. According to Kerry Ott, who operates the market along with members of the Manistique Strategic […]

Seney Refuge announces June programs cancelled

Children’s Fishing Day among activities

SENEY – The Seney National Wildlife Refuge recently anounced the following services and operations are suspended until further notice in order to comply with federal, state and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19): -Visitor center operations remain closed -All public events scheduled for the month of June are cancelled -Spotting scopes are not installed at […]

MDHHS extends additional food benefits through May

Familes will be able to access fund on card

LANSING – Approximately 350,000 Michigan families will continue to have access to additional food assistance benefits in the month of May in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday. The additional food assistance was initially approved for March and April – and now that is being extended for […]


From the May 23, 1985 edition of the Pioneer Tribune, crossing over the bridge from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts were (first row, from left to right): David Pine, Rudy Evonich, Erik Mason, Darrell Sundin, Chris Fiegel, Jason Lockwood. Second row, from left to right: Bruce Rossier, Frank Weber, Christopher Trebilcock, Raymond Rodman, Jason Grimm, Derek LaPointe. In back row, […]

The Archives

This week in the Pioneer Tribune

50 years ago May 28, 1970 New state regulations may force the City of Manistique to go out of the ambulance business. City Manager Robert Noe told City council Monday night at their regular meeting. This would mean that responsibility for the service would probably have to be shifted to the county, he added, and he was instructed to contact […]

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, As a longtime property owner in Doyle Township, I have become concerned about some of the actions by our current county commissioner (District No. 1). Therefore, I am seeking the position of Schoolcraft County commissioner. I believe that I have the experience and ability to provide the new and fresh leadership that will be needed in the coming […]

SCCF awards mini-grants

MANISTIQUE – Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Schoolcraft County Community Foundation was able to award spring mini-grants, scholarships and two special COVID-19 specific grants in May. Laurie Jasmin, board president, said it’s important for SCCF to support the community in these hard times. She noted that students, especially, are struggling to find money to attend college next fall, she noted. […]

News from MAS

Superintendent Howard Parmentier

I hope that this letter finds you and all your family members safe and healthy. As I have stated earlier, I could not be more impressed by the all the ways I have seen our staff, students, and community step up in these trying times. With these unprecedented times, graduation has been ever changing due to the restrictions. A couple […]

At home, with art.

Students of Emerald Elementary spent time recently picking up art supply bags at the school. A group of local art supporters came up with the idea, donated money, ordered supplies, and put together bags of new art materials for students to use to explore creatively at home while out of school. Included in the bag was also a list of […]