High school graduation season is upon us

May 22, 2014

By Kate Krieger. MCP Correspondent. As another school year draws to a close, Manistee County and the surrounding area will be saying goodbye to many of their graduating seniors. The 2013-14 graduating classes will be walking across the stages of many area gym stages, collecting…

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Dillon receives favorable review from college board

May 19, 2014
Dillon receives favorable review from college board

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. VICTORY TWP. (Mason Co.) — West Shore Community College’s Board of Trustees gave the college’s president, Dr. Charles Dillon, an overall 4.6 out of 5 rating for his performance this past year. The board met in closed session during its regular…

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Capitol Report

May 15, 2014
Capitol Report

The Capitol Report. By Rep. Ray Franz, 101st District of the Michigan House of Representatives. This is the Capitol Report for the week of May 12-16. On Tuesday, the House took up five bills and all passed nearly unanimously. HB 5261 would exempt the sales tax on…

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Brown trout action slowing down

May 15, 2014

From the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Weekly Fishing Tip: Taking great catch-and-release photos Are you an avid catch-and-release angler? Do you like to take photos of the fish you catch, prior to returning them to the water? Do you know the safest way to…

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Rep. Franz: New law helps Michigan military families get relief funds sooner

May 15, 2014
Rep. Franz: New law helps Michigan military families get relief funds sooner

LANSING — Michigan’s military families can get financial assistance from the Military Relief Fund when a unit’s mobilization order is issued to help prepare for the transition through a new law sponsored by state Rep. Ray Franz.            Public Act 62 of 2014, formerly House…

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CMA winner John Berry will perform Sunday in Ludington

May 14, 2014
CMA winner John Berry will perform Sunday in Ludington

By Kate Krieger. MCP Correspondent. PERE MARQUETTE TWP. (Mason County) – It’s not everyday when a Country Music Award winner and Grammy Award nominee come to a small city like Ludington to perform, but that is about to change. L.A.K.E. (Ludington Area Kingdom Events), a…

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Country tribute band featured in West Shore Bank’s Rhythm & Dunes series

May 14, 2014
Country tribute band featured in West Shore Bank’s Rhythm & Dunes series

LUDINGTON — Megastars of Country will be the featured act for the second West Shore Bank Rhythm & Dunes 2014 concert series this summer.  Featuring tribute hits from country greats of Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, and George Strait, this show will celebrate some of…

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DNR offers free fishing weekend

May 12, 2014

The Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone that Michigan’s annual summer free fishing weekend is set for Saturday, June 7, and Sunday, June 8. On that weekend, everyone – residents and nonresidents alike – can fish Michigan waters without a license, though all other fishing regulations…

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Mason, Manistee, Oceana all-star students

May 9, 2014
Mason, Manistee, Oceana all-star students

VICTORY TWP. (Mason County) — An outstanding student from each high school in northern Oceana, Mason and Manistee counties was recently recognized as a Michigan Education Association Academic All-Star. The students were awarded  Wednesday, April 23 during the 18th annual awards program and banquet at…

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