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
Manistee Director of Public Safety Dave Bachman

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
Manistee Director of Public Safety Dave Bachman

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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Sheriff-Elect completes leadership training.

December 19, 2016
Manistee County Sheriff-Elect John O'Hagan.

Sheriff-Elect completes leadership training. #ManisteeCountyNews #ManisteeCountySheriffsOffice MANISTEE — Manistee County Sheriff-Elect John O’Hagan recently completed a two-week training program designed for newly-elected sheriffs sponsored by the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association (MSA). Sheriff-Elect O’Hagan, who will officially take office Jan. 1, 2017, satisfied all requirements and earned…

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Household Water Well Program helps rural Michigan homeowners

December 19, 2016

Household Water Well Program helps rural Michigan homeowners Michigan rural homeowners who need to repair or construct new wells may be eligible for a low-interest loan through the Household Water Well Program (HHWWP). Administered by the Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP), HHWWP offers an up…

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End of the term for Rep. Franz.

December 16, 2016
Rep. Franz fulfilling his duties as associate speaker pro-tem.

End of the term for Rep. Franz.   #101stHouseDistrict. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LANSING — State Representative Ray Franz’s very last week as the representative of Mason, Manistee, Benzie, and Leelanau counties, included a 22 hour lame duck session, of which he presided over about…

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Woman, 42, arrested for attempted murder of baby.

December 14, 2016
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Woman, 42, arrested for attempted murder of baby. #ManisteeCountyNews #PoliceNews MANISTEE — Angela Marie Montney, 42, was arrested by the Manistee City Police Department Tuesday, Dec. 13, on multiple charges for allegedly stabbing her baby, according to Manistee City Police Chief/Director of Public Safety David…

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Thompsonville man killed in snowmobile crash.

December 12, 2016

Thompsonville man killed in snowmobile crash. #ManisteeCountyNews NORMAN TOWNSHIP — A Thompsonville man was killed in a snowmobile crash Friday, Dec. 9 at approximately 2:20 p.m. after crashing into a fallen tree on Steinberg Road, according to upnorthlive. Michigan State Police say Edward Fraley was driving…

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Chief issues press release about baby, mother to ‘dispel rumors.’

December 5, 2016
Manistee Director of Public Safety Dave Bachman

Chief issues press release about baby, mother to ‘dispel rumors.’ #ManisteeCountyNews #PoliceNews MANISTEE — Manistee City Police Chief/Director of Public Safety David Bachman issued a press release to area media Monday to “dispel rumors” about an incident involving a mother and an 8-month-old baby, who…

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Obituary: Clinton Smeltzer, 92, Frankfort.

December 2, 2016
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Obituary: Clinton Smeltzer, 92, Frankfort.  #ManisteeCountyDeaths. Clinton Wass Smeltzer, 92, Frankfort, died Friday November 25, 2016 after a short illness. Clinton was born in Joyfield Township on Nov 27, 1923, the son of Percy Ray and Jessie Wass Smeltzer. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who…

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Obituary: James Brown, 81, Scottville.

December 2, 2016
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Obituary: James Brown, 81, Scottville. #MasonCountyDeaths. James Vaughn Brown, 85, of Scottville, passed away on November 29, 2016, at Spectrum Health of Ludington with his loving family by his side.  James was born on February 10, 1935, to the late Arther V. and Mable (Wiley)…

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Kaleva woman, 79, suffers possible head injury in wreck.

December 1, 2016
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Kaleva woman, 79, suffers possible head injury in wreck. #ManisteeCountyNews #PoliceNews BEAR LAKE TOWNSHIP — A 79-year-old Kaleva woman sustained a “possible head injury” and had to be extricated from her vehicle by emergency personnel following a two-car crash Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 12:20 p.m.…

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Fugitive arrested in Ohio.

November 23, 2016
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Fugitive arrested in Ohio. #ManisteeCountyNews #PoliceNews WOOD COUNTY, Ohio — Fugitive Shawn Ryan Borah, 32, of Wellston was arrested by an “unknown law enforcement agency,” according to Michigan State Police Lt. Andrew Ambrose of the State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) just hours…

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