Category Archives: City News

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8/6/15 – Cedar Street Slam 3-on-3 basketball tournament

The first annual Cedar Street Slam basketball tournament will take place on August 6th.  The downtown Cedar Street area will be closed to traffic to accommodate this exciting new event.  Do you have what it takes to be crowned the first champion of this tournament?  We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here to see the poster.

Click here to visit the website.

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5/6/2016-5/7/2016 – City of Manistique Outdoor Expo/Recreation Show

The City of Manistique Recreation Department will be sponsoring their annual Outdoor Expo/Recreation Show Friday May 6th from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday May 7th from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm.  Admission is $1, children under 12 are free! 

Call Recreation Director Kristi King at 341-2290 if you would like to participate or for further details.

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2/20/2016 – Little Jiggers Fishing Derby

The annual Little Jiggers Fishing Derby held on Quarry Lake in Manistique’s Central Park will take place Saturday February 20th, 2016. Registration starts at 9:00 am and the fee is $5.00 per hole with a limit of three holes per person. The holes will be pre drilled and minnows are provided courtesy of Top O’ Lake Sport and Gift Shop in Manistique. Come on down, prizes are awarded in several categories. This event is a fund raiser for the Manistique Recreation Department.  Please call City Hall at 341-2290 for details.

Also taking place at Central Park will be our annual Frosty 5K, Cardboard Classic, and Snofest open skate at Little Bear West Arena! 

The Frosty 5K will start at 10:00 am at the Community Center.  Registration forms can be picked up at City Hall or downloaded by clicking on Frosty 5K Registration.

The Cardboard Classic will take place at the Central Park Sledding Hill.  Registration is at 1:00 pm with races starting at 1:30 pm.

The Snofest open skate will take place at Little Bear West Arena from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and admission if free!  Skate rentals are only $2 or you can bring your own!  The open skate is sponsored by the Manistique Elk’s Club and the Yeti Key Club.


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1/25/2013 – Little Bear Arena is a busy place

Little Bear West Ice Arena has been a busy place these past few months with open skating, after school skates, Emerald skates, men’s and women’s hockey, and the season is continuing. February has a whole host of days, nights, and weekends available where you can come down, tie on those skates and take a few laps around the rink! See you there!

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8/13/2012 – Construction is progressing

Construction has been busy this summer, and now layers of blacktop have begun. Garden Avenue and West Elk Street were the first two streets undertaken. On July 8th, West Elk Street was opened and is the detour route for M-94 (Deer Street) which is currently being removed. Garden Avenue is about 85% complete with only sidewalk replacement and a final coat of blacktop to be laid. Other streets involved are in various stages from demolition, to subsurface work to final grading and preparation for blacktop. The work is on schedule and should be completed by November 15th.

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4/30/2012 – Construction gets underway

The Long awaited and anticipated day has come. Construction crews on Garden Avenue and on West Elk Street both began the task of replacing miles of City Water, Sanitary and Storm Sewers. Daily updates on the Construction will be posted on Channel 21 across the bottom of the screen, and here on the website. Please remember that there will be intermittent Road Closures, and Water Service interruption during the entire project. The Streets affected will be West Elk Street and Garden Avenue first. As work progresses on Manistique’s West side, First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Deer (M-94) Streets will also be done. Back on the East side, Garden, Manistique, Michigan and Park Ave will be affected. Work will continue throughout the summer and into the fall.

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3/27/2012 – City Prepares for Summer Construction

The City has received word that it’s long awaited Water/Sewer replacement and road reconstruction will begin on Monday April 30th. The first street that will be done is West Elk Street as infrastructure is replaced between Chippewa and Fifth Street and the road is redone. It will serve as the official M-94 Detour throughout the rest of the summer when reconstruction of Deer, First, Second, Third and Fourth Streets takes place. Meanwhile on the City’s East side, roadwork will be done concurently, on Manistique, Michigan, Garden, and as funds permit, Park Avenues. Removal of existing roadways, subsurface infrastructure replacement as well as construction of roadways will take place throughout the summer. Residents can check the website throughout the summer for road closures, and updated information on construction.

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3/25/2012 – Public Safety urges caution when burning

Public Safety Director Ken Golat reminds residents to use extreme caution when burning outside this spring. With the low snow accumulation this winter, the grasses and vegetation are extremely dry and burn rapidly. Even with recent rains, the winds dry out the grasses quickly. Anyone who is planning to burn with in the city limits, is required to first contact Public Safety for a free permit, by calling 341-2133 or 341-2134. Township residnets must contact the DNR for a free permit prior to burning as well at their website: permits

Open burning does not include charcoal and gas grills at this time. If you have any questions contact the Public Safety Department at their numbers listed above. Also watch for updated information as weather conditions change.

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1/4/2012 – Quarry Lake is re opened

Manistique Public Safety Director Ken Golat issued the following news release on January 4, 2012: At 2:00PM, January 4, 2012, the Manistique Public Safety Department re-opened Quarry Lake located in the Central park of the City of Manistique. Quarry Lake had been closed on December 13, 2011, because of repeated reports of persons on the ice and extremely unsafe ice conditions due to the unseasonably warm weather. The situation became worse as unchaperoned children began to play on the ice, carrying rocks out to the middle of the lake where the ice was very thin. Public Safety Officers tested the ice this date and found that ice thickness now averaged about 8 inches.

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12/8/2011 – Happy Holidays!

Each year the City of Manistique takes a few moments to pause and reflect on the season. Everyone at the City wishes you and yours a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season, and as we look forward to 2012, we thank everyone who helped make this year another successful year. Enjoy the season with your loved ones!