Recent death, posted Jan. 18, 2017.

January 18, 2017

#ManisteeCountyDeaths The following recent death has been reported: ZayDen Richard Lee Drake, born November 17, 2016, in Manistee died on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids. See complete list of 2017 Manistee County deaths here. 

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Manistee Area Chamber joins regional alliance.

January 17, 2017

Manistee Area Chamber joins regional alliance.  #ManisteeCountyNews. MANISTEE – The voice of Northern Michigan’s business community continues to strengthen with the addition of the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce as a full partner in the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance. The addition of the Manistee Area…

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Manistee awarded Redevelopment Ready Communities certification.

January 17, 2017

Manistee awarded Redevelopment Ready Communities certification. #ManisteeCountyNews LANSING, Mich. – The City of Manistee has been awarded Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) certification, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. The MEDC will hold a formal presentation 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at the Vogue Theatre,…

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ASM Tech offers early college to high schoolers.

January 17, 2017

ASM Tech offers early college to high schoolers.  VICTORY TOWNSHIP — ASM Tech Early College High School provides two years of tuition and books at West Shore Community College, free of charge to the student or family.  Up to 40 high school students per year…

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Recent deaths, posted Jan. 16, 2017.

January 16, 2017

#ManisteeCountyDeaths The following recent deaths have been reported: Robert “Bob” Patrick Murphy, 83, of Thompsonville, died Thursday, January 5, 2017, at his home. Mary Joseph, 102, of Onekama, died on January 4, 2017 at Paul Oliver Hospital, Frankfort. Laura Ann Gee, 53, of Thompsonville, died…

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Police dispatched to corral horse on the loose.

January 12, 2017
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Police dispatched to corral horse on the loose. #ManisteeCountyNews #PoliceNews The following is activity of the Manistee County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017: – 1:17 p.m., domestic assault, Norman Township. – 7:05 p.m., car/deer crash, Manistee Township. – 7:57 p.m., no insurance, improper plate,…

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Recent deaths, posted Jan. 12, 2017.

January 12, 2017

#ManisteeCountyDeaths The following recent deaths have been reported: John Elmer Murphy Sr., 80, of Kaleva, died Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Sherwood H. Smith, 90, of Manistee, died January 5, 2017, at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility. Chester “Chet” Vincent Volos, 79, of Wellston, died…

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VanderWall takes office.

January 11, 2017
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VanderWall takes office.  LANSING — Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington) was sworn into the Michigan House of Representatives today at the Michigan State Capitol. VanderWall was elected in November, defeating Democrat Dan Scripps. He replaces Republican Ray Franz of Onekama, who could no longer run for the…

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Recent deaths, posted Jan. 11, 2017.

January 11, 2017

#ManisteeCountyDeaths The following recent deaths have been reported: Sydney Allen Schroeder, 79 of Bear Lake died Sunday, January 1, 2017. Emma M. Szpliet, 89, of Manistee, died Sunday morning, January 1, 2017 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility. Cynthia “Cindi” Sorenson, 67, of Manistee…

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Autopsy performed in murder investigation.

January 10, 2017

Autopsy performed in murder investigation. #ManisteeCountyNews #PoliceNews MANISTEE — An autopsy was conducted Monday, Jan. 9, on the body of Gary Wayne Woodward, 45, who was found dead in his apartment Saturday morning, according to Manistee City Director of Public Safety/Police Chief David Bachman. Police…

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Crashes, CSC investigation among police activity.

January 9, 2017
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Crashes, CSC investigation among police activity. #ManisteeCountyNews    #PoliceNews The following is recent activity of the Manistee County Sheriff’s Office: Friday, Jan. 6, 2017: – 5:50 a.m., vehicle crash, no injuries, Manistee Township. – 7:16 a.m., vehicle crash, no injuries, Manistee Township. – 8 a.m.,…

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Man found dead in apartment identified.

January 9, 2017
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Man found dead in apartment identified. #ManisteeCountyNews #HomicideInvestigation MANISTEE — Gary Wayne Woodward, 45, has been identified as the man who was found dead in his apartment at 122 Hancock Street Saturday morning, Jan. 7. Police are currently investigating Woodward’s death as a murder, but…

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Man found dead in apartment, murder investigation underway.

January 7, 2017
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Man found dead in apartment, murder investigation underway. #ManisteeCountyNews #HomicideInvestigation MANISTEE — A 45-year-old Manistee man was found dead Saturday morning, Jan. 7, in an apartment at 122 Hancock St., and Manistee City Police Chief/Director of Public Safety David Bachman said the death is currently…

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House of Flavors to celebrate Elvis’s birthday this weekend.

January 5, 2017
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House of Flavors to celebrate Elvis’s birthday this weekend.  LUDINGTON — House of Flavors restaurants are celebrating the 82nd birthday of Elvis Presley this weekend. Three Elvis impersonators will be hanging out at the Ludington and Manistee locations of the restaurants. The weekend will also…

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Hastings man receives 120 day sentence for vehicular death of Wesley Skinner of Scottville.

January 4, 2017
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Hastings man receives 120 day sentence for vehicular death of Wesley Skinner of Scottville. #MasonCountyNews #ManisteeCountyNews By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. MANISTEE — Every day, since September 4, Tiffany Christmas Skinner has broke down and cried, mourning the loss of her fiancé, the love of her…

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Drunk driving arrest tops police activity.

January 4, 2017
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Drunk driving arrest tops police activity. #ManisteeCountyNews   #PoliceNews The following is recent activity of the Manistee County Sheriff’s Office: Monday, Jan. 2, 2017: – Unwanted subject, West Shore Medical Center, Manistee Township. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017: – 7:06 a.m., second-offense operating while intoxicated (OWI)…

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Ellis Paul to perform at Ramsdell.

January 3, 2017
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Ellis Paul to perform at Ramsdell.  MANISTEE — Nationally renowned singer and songwriter Ellis Paul will perform at the Ramsdell Theatre Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Ellis will perform his concert titled “The World Ain’t Slowin’ Down – Ellis Paul Celebrates 25 Years on the…

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College offers free bus service again.

January 3, 2017
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College offers free bus service again.  VICTORY TOWNSHIP — Throughout the upcoming winter semester, riding a bus free-of-charge to the West Shore Community College campus will be offered to students and anyone traveling from Ludington, Manistee and Scottville. The College underwrites the operational costs of…

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