About Us

Manistee News Advocate
The Manistee News Advocate is Manistee county’s leading source for local news, sports and events. Published Monday through Saturday, the News Advocate is enjoyed by over 5,500 subscribers.

Regardless of your interests, the News Advocate has something for you. Our specialty pages cover topics such as education, religion, seniors, local history and local entertainment. Our Reasons to Celebrate page features wedding and engagement announcements ($8 for publication with a photo), anniversaries (free – 50 years and up), births (free) and four or five generation photos (free).

The fact is, no other publication provides readers in Manistee county with more in depth coverage of what goes on right here at home. High school sports? We got them covered. Follow your favorite high school, college or professional team each day through the pages of the News Advocate.


Our Editorial Staff

  • avatar Brian Fogg
    Brian is the sports writer for the Manistee News Advocate. You can reach him at (231) 398-3110 or bfogg@pioneergroup.com.
  • avatar Dylan Savela
    Dylan is the county reporter for the News Advocate, he also is in charge of the Small Town Life, religion and senior pages. He can be reached at (231) 398-3111 or dsavela@pioneergroup.com.
  • avatar Justin McKee
    Justin is the Pioneer Group's Multimedia Coordinator. He helps create and edit video content, shoot photography, layout pages and even give a hand with website content. He can be reached at (231) 592-8369 or by email at jmckee@pioneergroup.com.
  • avatar Ken Grabowski
    Ken is News Advocate’s education reporter. He coordinates coverage for all Manistee County schools and West Shore Community College. He can be reached by phone at (231) 398-3125 or by email at kgrabowski@pioneergroup.com.
  • avatar Logan T. Hansen
    Logan Hansen is a summer intern at the News Advocate; he will be covering a variety of topics and events. He can be reached at (231) 398-3113 or mnaintern@pioneergroup.com
  • avatar Michelle Graves
    Michelle is the managing editor of the Manistee News Advocate. You can reach her at (231) 398-3106 or mgraves@pioneergroup.com.
  • avatar Scott Yoshonis
    Scott is the sports editor of the Manistee News Advocate. You can reach him at (231) 398-3112 or syoshonis@pioneergroup.com.
  • avatar Sean Bradley
    Sean is the city and cops and courts reporter for the News Advocate, he also is in charge of the entertainment and Reasons to Celebrate pages. He can be reached at (231) 398-3109 or sbradley@pioneergroup.com.