Mother of accused trooper shooter heading to trial court on accessory, stolen vehicle charges LUDINGTON — For the second day in a row on Wednesday, cameras filled the Mason County Courthouse for a case related to the murder of Michigan State Police trooper Paul Butterfield. Tammi Spofford, 50, of Irons, waived her preliminary examination in Mason […]
This weekend Dec. 13-15 — Musical “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee Dec. 13-15 — Christmas at the Manistee Art Institute, Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee Thursday Dec. 12 — Wellston Jammers Jam Session, 1-4 p.m., Norman Township Community Center, Wellson Saturday Dec. 14 — Santa Express, various communities Dec. 14 — Live in HD from the Metropolitan […]
On Tuesday, Sarah Knysz was sentenced to serve between two and five years in prison for her role after MSP trooper Paul Butterfield’s death. Before her sentencing, family of the fallen trooper issued victim impact statements. Sarah then spoke of her failed relationship with her husband, Eric Knysz, who is accused of shooting Butterfield on […]
MANISTEE — City of Manistee officials presented an updated street asset management plan and outlined the city’s options for street maintenance moving forward at a Manistee City Council work session on Tuesday. The meeting lasted about two hours and was mostly in a lecture format, with Manistee Public Works Director Jeff Mikula and City Manager Mitch […]
Fallen trooper’s family addresses the defendant before sentencing LUDINGTON — Family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers of fallen Michigan State Police trooper Paul Butterfield filled Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court on Tuesday for the sentencing of Sarah Knysz. Knysz, 20, of Irons, was joined in the courtroom by her family, the family of her […]
Despite temperatures in the teens, thousands turned out on Saturday for the 25th annual Victorian Sleighbell Parade & Old Christmas Weekend in Manistee.
On Saturday, the Vogue Theatre opened as about 200 people gathered for a ribbon cutting and ceremonial lighting of the marquee. Tours were offered afterward. The Vogue Theatre restoration project is the largest volunteer-led project in the history of Manistee County. Showtimes and more information are available online at www.voguetheatremanistee.org.
MANISTEE — A 37-year-old Traverse City man accused of first degree criminal sexual conduct had his trial postponed in Manistee County’s 19th Circuit Court on Monday. Texas Barnett appeared with his court-appointed attorney, William Grant, for a final status meeting. His trial was set to begin on Wednesday, but was postponed so that Grant can […]
MANISTEE — A prisoner at the Oaks Correctional Facility pleaded guilty to possessing a weapon in the prison on Monday in Manistee County’s 19th Circuit Court. Steven John Wedel, 26, is serving between one and 15 years for a 2010 unarmed robbery conviction from Wayne County. He’s also serving between seven months and 10 years for […]
MANISTEE — Despite temperatures in the teens, thousands turned out on Saturday for the Victorian Sleighbell Parade & Old Christmas Weekend. The 25th annual event was highlighted in a recent issue of Midwest Living, a fact that added to the excitement of the festivities. Visitors came from several states across the country for the festival, and […]