2020-11-20 E-Edition

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MDHHS enacts 3-week ‘pause’

MANISTIQUE – The lives of area residents have changed once again as new statewide pandemic-related restrictions were announced Sunday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued a new emergency order enacting a three-week “pause” on indoor social gatherings and other group activities in an effort to curb rapidly rising COVID-19 infection rates. Under this order, indoor residential gatherings […]

LMAS, hospitals make plea to residents

MANISTIQUE – In addition to the MDHHS order, on Tuesday, officials from area hospitals joined with the LMAS District Health Department to issue a plea to residents in light of the rising COVID-19 cases. The release states: “To say that 2020 has been a difficult year would be an understatement. We are writing to you today from Helen Newberry Joy […]

MAS closes middle, elementary schools

MANISTIQUE – Manistique Area Schools made the decision Tuesday to close both its elementary and middle school following the third student diagnosis of COVID-19. Manistique High School students had been working remotely since Monday due to an emergency order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (see related story). According to a letter to parents and caregivers from […]

mBank selected as 2019 Michigan SBA’s ‘Community Lender of the Year’

MANISTIQUE – mBank was selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Michigan District Office as the 2019 Community Lender of the Year. This award recognizes the SBA lender that offers services and engages in activities that promote and support community development in Michigan. In 2019, mBank supported SBA lending initiatives throughout its footprint with approximately $20 million in loans […]

SBA administering $3M to help small businesses this winter

Grants to help winterize, expand outdoor capacity

LANSING – To help small businesses successfully navigate the winter ahead and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Small Business Association of Michigan is partnering with the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity to administer at least $3 million in weatherization grants to assist qualified small businesses with expanding outdoor capacity during the cold weather months. Eligible businesses may […]


From the Nov. 14, 1985 edition of the Pioneer Tribune, members of the Junior High Quiz Team include, back row, from left: Coach Mike Powers, Jennifer Yirsa, and Jeff Letson. Front row, from left: Tim Magnusson, Joe VanDyck, and Scott Peterson.

The Archives

This week in the Pioneer Tribune

50 years ago November 19, 1970 The controversy over the Manistique School and Public Library continued to ebb and flow during the past week. The debate is a continuing result of the complaints of a group of residents, led by Mrs. Ila Manning, 906 W. Elk St., that last week led to the “removal” of two books from the library […]

Michigan State University to host virtual coastline workshop for area

EAST LANSING – Michigan State University is hosting a virtual Zoom workshop to gather crucial feedback about current coastline perceptions from the Manistique community Dec. 1 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Among other topics, the workshop will allow researchers to discuss the shoreline monitoring techniques they are implementing in Manistique. This event is designed to engage with decision-makers and seeks to […]