Spofford receives prison term

June 17, 2014
Spofford receives prison term

Judge denies plea agreement recommendation. By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  LUDINGTON — Tammi Spofford, mother of the man who killed Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield, will spend up to five years in prison for her role in the murder of Michigan State Police Trooper Paul…

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Mother of trooper murderer to be sentenced today

June 17, 2014

LUDINGTON — Tammi Spofford, the mother of the man who killed Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield, is scheduled to be sentenced in 51st Circuit Court this afternoon. On May 6, Spofford entered a plea of no contest to accessory after the fact. She is…

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Kaser named supervisor of Manistee-South branch of West Shore Bank

June 17, 2014
Kaser named supervisor of Manistee-South branch of West Shore Bank

LUDINGTON — Laura Kaser has been appointed the West Shore Bank loan and banking supervisor at the Manistee office located at 306 Cypress Street.   Kaser will be responsible for the supervision of branch personnel in the Manistee-South office and will also assist the commercial…

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Grass roots leader to speak at Tea Party meeting

June 16, 2014

FILER TWP. — Heather Cerone, Traverse City field director for Americans For Prosperity-Michigan, will be speaking to the Manistee Area Tea Party on Thursday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bungalow Inn, located on US 31 south of Manistee. Cerone will address current political…

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Free classifieds are back!

June 11, 2014

Our classified ads are back by popular demand. And, they are free! Got a yard sale going on? Post it on our classifieds for free! Something for sale? Yep, it’s free. All non-commercial listings are free. We ask that commercial usage help us pay the…

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“SHREK: the Musical” coming to Ramsdell

June 10, 2014

MANISTEE – Everyone’s favorite upside-down fairytale comes to the historic Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee when West Shore Community College (WSCC) Performing Arts and Manistee Civic Players (MCP) presents “SHREK: the Musical,” a song and dance-filled stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film. The production runs…

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Legislation would help improve and maintain trails

June 5, 2014

LANSING — Nonprofit organizations and private businesses can help improve and maintain Michigan’s trail network through state Rep. Ray Franz’ legislation that the Michigan House of Representatives approved today. The Onekama lawmaker’s House Bill 5553 is part of a package of bills aimed at designating…

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Health department urges whooping cough vaccination

June 5, 2014

Several cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, have recently been identified in the region. District Health Department #10 officials are working with local healthcare providers to assure early diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Officials are strongly encouraging everyone to make sure they have received…

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Dry fly fishing season is upon us

June 5, 2014
Dry fly fishing season is upon us

For the Love of Fishing. A blog by Sean McDonald. June is the time for dry fly fishing on our local rivers, like the Pere Marquette, the Little Manistee and the Sauble. The Gray Drake Mayfly Hatch is now in full swing. Every night since…

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