March is colorectal cancer awareness month

March 8, 2014

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in Michigan and in the United States for both men and women. Locally, the District Health Department #10 service area has colorectal cancer death rates above that of the state of Michigan. Colorectal cancer…

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Environmental consultant next in “Water” series

March 6, 2014
Environmental consultant next in “Water” series

SCOTTVILLE –West Shore Community College’s semester long series of events on the many ways water impacts our lives and about the ways our lives impact water will continue on March 12, at 12:30 p.m., in the North Lounge of the Administrative and Conference Building with a presentation…

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Courts reporter wanted

March 3, 2014

Manistee County Press is looking for someone who will report on Manistee County courts. The primary responsibility will be to provide a weekly report of district court and circuit court sentencings along with district court arraignments. See http://www.masoncountypress.com/category/news/courts/ for examples. Further responsibilities may also include covering newsworthy…

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Fictional film to feature a sinister side of the Scottville Clown Band

March 3, 2014
Fictional film to feature a sinister side of the Scottville Clown Band

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Clown Band is featured in a soon-to-be released film about Michigan. However, the fictional dark comedy portrays the band — and the state — in a slightly different light. The segment “Scottville” is part of a film…

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Hospital renovation is ‘night and day’

March 2, 2014
Hospital renovation is ‘night and day’

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — The next phase of construction and renovation at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital is nearly complete. Highlights of this phase include a fifth operating room, a new ambulatory surgery department and a new cardiopulmonary area. The fifth OR offers 50…

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Winter carnivals

February 23, 2014

MANISTEE — Jefferson and Madison elementary schools will hold winter carnivals on Saturday, March 1 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Manistee middle/high school. The carnival will feature bounce houses, tattoos, 50/50 drawing/photo booth, cake walk, cotton candy, snow cones, sandy candy and many…

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WSCC dean’s list

February 21, 2014

SCOTTVILLE – West Shore Community College has released its Dean’s List for the 2013 Fall Semester.  Full-time students achieving a semester grade point average of 3.75 or above receive high honors and full-time students with a grade point average between 3.50 and 3.749 receive honors. Part-time…

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31 expressway temporarily closed in Oceana County

February 21, 2014

ROTHBURY — Law enforcement has closed north bound U.S. 31 expressway at Winston Road in Oceana County beginning at 11:35 a.m. for approximately 45 minutes.  North bound traffic will be forced to exit at Winston Road and will be directed east to Rothbury and then…

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Many tears shed during first day of testimony, but not by defendant

February 20, 2014
Many tears shed during first day of testimony, but not by defendant

Story by Lisa Enos. MCP Correspondent.  Photos by Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  LUDINGTON — Eric Knysz, 20, of Irons — the man accused of killing Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield on Sept. 9, 2013 —  sat quietly in the courtroom Wednesday and showed little sign…

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WSCC professor to speak at Tea Party meeting

February 12, 2014
WSCC professor to speak at Tea Party meeting

MANISTEE — Do you know the name of the first constitution in American History?  It was the Articles of Confederation.  The framers of our current constitution believed there were flaws in the Articles, so they held a series of meetings in Philadelphia during the summer…

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WSCC makes changes to performing arts schedule

January 31, 2014

SCOTTVILLE –The Performing Arts Series at West Shore Community College announces changes to its current 2013-14 season. Due to a cancellation by the artists themselves, “Committed,” the a cappella singing group originally booked on April 10, has reneged on their contract, according to the arts series…

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Water is WSCC theme this semester

January 29, 2014
Water is WSCC theme this semester

SCOTTVILLE — This semester, West Shore Community College is taking stock of its location in a water rich environment to focus student and community attention on the many ways water impacts our lives and about the ways our lives impact water. “The timing seems particularly…

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Manistee Co Press looking for reporter

January 22, 2014
Manistee Co Press looking for reporter

Manistee County Press is looking for a reporter. The candidate must have journalism experience, a flexible schedule and an entrepreneurial spirit. Ideally, the candidate should also have political, geographical and historical knowledge of Manistee County. This person must also have an active knowledge of social networking,…

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House of Reps high school phone app contest

January 22, 2014
House of Reps high school phone app contest

WASHINGTON, DC:  Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-01) today announced his office is accepting entries from high school aged students in Northern Michigan for the 2014 House App Contest, a national competition for students to design an award winning smartphone app. “This contest is a great way…

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Vogue hosting Rose Bowl viewing

December 31, 2013

Cheer on the Michigan State Spartans as they take on the Stanford Cardinal in the “Granddaddy Of ‘Em All!” The Vogue Theatre and the Manistee MSU Alumni Club will host the 2014 Rose Bowl Game at the Vogue on January 1st. Game time is 5 p.m. and…

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Rep Franz has perfect attendance in 2013

December 28, 2013
Rep Franz has perfect attendance in 2013

Rep. Franz recognized for perfect attendance in Lansing December 28, 2013 Rep. Ray Franz LANSING — State Rep. Ray Franz achieved a perfect attendance record for the 2013 legislative year. The Onekama Republican, who represents Manistee County, participated in every legislative session this past year,…

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Santa Express arrives Saturday

December 12, 2013
Santa Express arrives Saturday

The eighth annual Marquette Rail Santa Express makes its way through the area Saturday, Dec. 14. Santa and Mrs. Claus be be on the train which will make stops in various towns in Kent, Newaygo, Lake, Mason and Manistee counties. Marquette Rail is partnering again…

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Wife of alleged trooper killer sentenced to 2-5 years

December 10, 2013
Wife of alleged trooper killer sentenced to 2-5 years

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Sarah Knysz sat in the Mason County Courtroom this afternoon and broke down into tears as Jennifer Sielski, the fiance of Trooper Paul Butterfield, talked about her wedding plans and the love of her life. Sielski, who also was…

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