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School bomb threat a ‘hoax.’

September 23, 2016
School bomb threat a ‘hoax.’

#ManisteeCountyNews #ManisteeHighSchool MANISTEE — A bomb and gun threat at Manistee High School Friday morning, Sept. 23, that caused the school to be placed on ‘lock-down’ was a hoax, according to Manistee Director of Public Safety David Bachman, the city’s police chief. “At 10:22 a.m.…

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Elderly couple in critical condition following crash.

September 19, 2016
Elderly couple in critical condition following crash.

#ManisteeCountyNews MANISTEE TOWNSHIP — John Witkowski, 74, and Janice Witkowski, 72, of Manistee, remain in critical condition at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City following a motorhome vs. semi truck…

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Fire victim identified; foul play not suspected.

September 19, 2016
Fire victim identified; foul play not suspected.

#ManisteeNews MANISTEE — The fire that killed 36-year-old Tiffanie Marie Brumberg early Sunday morning, started in a bedroom, according to Manistee Department of Public Safety Director David Bachman. Firefighters from…

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36-year-old woman dies in Vine St. fire.

September 18, 2016
36-year-old woman dies in Vine St. fire.

#ManisteeNews MANISTEE — A 36-year-old Manistee woman died early this morning as a result of a house fire. The Manistee Fire Department and File Township Fire Department were dispatched to…

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Four injured in US 31/M 22 crash.

September 16, 2016
Four injured in US 31/M 22 crash.

#ManisteeCountyNews   MANISTEE TOWNSHIP — Four people were injured following a two vehicle crash at the intersection of US 31 and M 22 Friday afternoon. The crash occurred shortly after…

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Semi/RV crash shuts down US 31 near casino.

September 16, 2016
Semi/RV crash shuts down US 31 near casino.

#ManisteeNews MANISTEE TOWNSHIP — A crash involving an RV and a semi carrying propane tanks has shut down a portion of US 31 near M-22. We currently have no more…

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Manistee foundation receives single largest donation.

September 16, 2016

#ManisteeNews MANISTEE – A generous philanthropist has provided an opportunity for the Manistee County Community Foundation (MCCF) to support Manistee County like never before – and the foundation needs help…

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‘Portable lab’ in hotel parking lot leads to meth charges.

September 15, 2016
‘Portable lab’ in hotel parking lot leads to meth charges.

#ManisteeCountyNews #ManisteeCountyPoliceNews MANISTEE — Carrie Marlene Whitford, 32, of Wellston has been arraigned in the 85th District Court on felony charges of operating/maintaining a laboratory involving methamphetamine and Ephedrine/Pseudoephedrine –…

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Manistee man charged with home invasion.

September 14, 2016
Manistee man charged with home invasion.

#ManisteeCountyNews #ManisteeCourtNews MANISTEE — A 28-year-old Manistee man who allegedly broke into a Manistee home while the residents were sleeping, was arraigned Tuesday, Sept. 13, in 85th District Court on…

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Texas man dies from lightning strike on North Country Trail.

September 7, 2016
Texas man dies from lightning strike on North Country Trail.

#ManisteeNews #DicksonTownship #NorthCountryTrail DICKSON TOWNSHIP — A 71-year-old Texas man died Tuesday afternoon as a result of a lightning strike. Manistee County Sheriff Dale Kowalkowski, Steven Emil Olson of La…

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College to observe Constitution Day.

September 7, 2016

VICTORY TOWNSHIP — In celebration of the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, West Shore Community College has organized a variety of activities on Wednesday, Sept. 14, to…

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Scottville man, father of 2, dies in Marilla Twp. crash.

September 4, 2016
Scottville man, father of 2, dies in Marilla Twp. crash.

#ManisteeCountyNews #MasonCountyNews MARILLA TOWNSHIP — A 25-year-old Scottville man died following a two vehicle crash at the intersection of 13-Mile and Marilla roads Sunday about noon. Wesley Skinner was a…

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Manistee River being treated to kill lamprey.

August 31, 2016
Manistee River being treated to kill lamprey.

#ManisteeCountyNews #TippyDam #SeaLampreyTreatment WELLSTON – Consumers Energy is assisting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on work taking place at Tippy Dam this week to protect salmon, lake trout and…

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College and Vogue team up to show classic films.

August 30, 2016

#ManisteeCountyArts As part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of its founding, West Shore Community College is sponsoring a classic film series in collaboration with Manistee’s Vogue Theater. Two…

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Manistee man charged with sex related crimes.

August 24, 2016
Manistee man charged with sex related crimes.

#ManisteeCountyNews #ManisteeCountyCourts MANISTEE — An 18-year-old Manistee man has been charged with two counts of sex related charges. Benjamin Henry Chandler turned himself into authorities Wednesday, Aug. 24 following a four…

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UpNorth fest hits a high note.

August 24, 2016
UpNorth fest hits a high note.

​#ManisteeCountyNews    #UpNorth2016 By Sydney Scarbrough. Contributing Writer. CLEON TOWNSHIP — UpNorth Music and Arts Festival welcomed thousands of attendees from across the country this past weekend near the Village…

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Wellston man charged with operating meth lab.

August 23, 2016
Wellston man charged with operating meth lab.

#ManisteeCountyNews #ManisteeCountyCrime MANISTEE — Shawn Ryan Borah, 31, of Wellston was arraigned in the 85th District Court of Manistee on the charges of operating/maintaining a laboratory involving methamphetamine and conspiracy…

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Manistee man faces felony theft charges.

August 22, 2016
Manistee man faces felony theft charges.

#ManisteeCountyNews #Manistee #MasonCountyNews MANISTEE — A Manistee man was arrested and charged on Aug. 16, 2016, with felony theft-related charges. Daniel Bernard Perski, 28, was arrested by the State, Sheriff’s,…

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