Birth

Ashley Rose Irwin and Aaron Ray Maddox, of Bear Lake, are parents of Eric Donald Maddox, born Aug. 29, 2014, at West Shore Medical Center. Eric weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 21 inches. Maternal grandparents are Brenda DeWitt and Harold Murphy of Kaleva. Paternal grandparents are Kelly and James Maddox of Bear Lake.

Governments celebrate sewer agreement

Governments celebrate sewer agreement

MANISTEE — Multiple governments came together on Wednesday to celebrate an intergovernmental project that is touted to boost development throughout the county. The project, which has been years in the making, plans to bring a new sewer system to a development district on U.S. 31 between M-55 and M-22. The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians […]

Council highlights recycling concerns

Council highlights recycling concerns

MANISTEE — Manistee officials began discussions about the city’s recycling center at a work session on Tuesday, identifying problems the facility faces and possible solutions. Currently, the city’s recycling center is provided through a contract with Allied Waste that runs through September 2015. The center is located at the Department of Public Works and is open to […]

Fallen trooper remembered

Fallen trooper remembered

Tuesday marks one year since Butterfield’s death MASON COUNTY — One year ago Tuesday, the details about the murder of Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield started to surface. On Tuesday, law enforcement officials came together to remember Butterfield and his sacrifice. “The MSP Hart post pauses today to reflect upon the one year anniversary […]

Witkowski sentenced for child abuse

Witkowski sentenced for child abuse

MANISTEE — A convicted child abuser was sentenced to prison time on Monday in Manistee County’s 19th Circuit Court despite maintaining his innocence through 20 months of investigation and court proceedings. Joshua Witkowski, 27, of Manistee, was sentenced to serve 71 months to 10 years in prison for his jury conviction in July of second degree […]

STRAIGHT TALK: Building a cycling community

STRAIGHT TALK: Building a cycling community

Shoreline Cycling Club offers way to get active MANISTEE — With about three dozen members in two coastal counties, the Shoreline Cycling Club’s goal is to promote bicycling in Manistee and Mason counties. The members occasionally take group rides, help to build trails and establish a foundation for bikers to enjoy the region’s natural resources by […]