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About Eric Sagonowsky

Eric is the News Advocate’s city and crime reporter. You can reach him at (231) 398-3109 or erics@pioneergroup.com.

City council hears results of water system study

City council hears results of water system study

MANISTEE — Consulting and engineering firm Abonmarche presented an update of Manistee’s Water General Plan on Tuesday, outlining projections for the future of the city’s water system and suggesting upgrades. In 2012, the city contracted with the firm for the analysis, and Abonmarche developed a model of the city’s water system through data collection, field […]

Candidate speaks with local Democrats

Candidate speaks with local Democrats

Lisa Brown running with governor candidate Mark Schauer MANISTEE — The gubernatorial campaign came to Manistee on Monday as the Manistee County Democratic Party hosted lieutenant governor candidate Lisa Brown for a luncheon. Brown, the current Oakland County clerk and previous state representative, was picked by governor candidate Mark Schauer to be his running mate. The lieutenant governor […]

New city engineer up to speed with projects

New city engineer up to speed with projects

MANISTEE — In October 2013, the Manistee City Council approved a five-year contract with municipal engineering firm Spicer Group at a cost of $12,000 per year. The company was founded in 1944 by Clifford Spicer in the Saginaw Bay region, but has now grown statewide, working with municipalities such as the City of Frankenmuth, Saginaw Township […]

Onekama High School class celebrates 50-year reunion

Onekama High School class celebrates 50-year reunion

The Onekama High School class of 1964 gathered on Aug. 1, 2014 at Farr Center in Onekama for a 50-year reunion. Shown are (front row, left to right) Betty Reckow Griegel, Bonnie Hardley Miller, Jerilyn Schimke, Phyllis Schimke Schramski, Elaine Deal Foster, Lorna Coe, Gaye Richardson Fett, Mary Lou Gauthier Ursum, LaVonne Schaefer Beebe, Artice […]

DDA approves Washington Street redevelopment

DDA approves Washington Street redevelopment

MANISTEE — The proposed south Washington Street redevelopment project moved one step forward on Friday with approval from the Manistee Main/Street Downtown Development Authority. After two hours of discussion and questions on the topic, the board approved the project concept by a 6-1 vote. Board member Barry Lind was the only no vote. Much of Friday’s […]

Music mania

Music mania

Hoxeyville kicks off Friday, runs through Sunday WELLSTON — Thousands gathered on Friday in the Manistee National Forest for the first day of the 11th installation of the Hoxeyville Music Festival. The festival kicked off on a strong note with a performance from nationally-known Greensky Bluegrass and other musicians known throughout Michigan and beyond. The weekend […]

Citizens ask city to find street funding

MANISTEE — On Wednesday, Manistee’s discussion around street conditions and funding continued with a detailed presentation of the city’s Oil & Gas fund. The city’s Ad Hoc Street Committee, comprised of residents and city officials, talked for more than two hours on Wednesday about possible funding solutions for Manistee’s streets and the urgency of the issue. […]