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About 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.

Launch Manistee program focuses on students

Launch Manistee program focuses on students

MANISTEE — Launch Manistee Program Coordinator Mary Ann Behm would like nothing better than to see every child have the opportunity to succeed. Behm isn’t naive to think that every child will succeed, but through the Launch Manistee program she wants to make sure that all of them have “the opportunity” to enjoy success. The Launch […]

KND voters asked to fill five board seats

KND voters asked to fill five board seats

BRETHREN — The Kaleva Norman Dickson School District voters have been given the task of filling five seats on the board of education. Four of those seats will be four-year terms; and filing paperwork for those positions are Jeannette Somsel, Karen McIntyre and Kathleen Fairbanks. Robert Guenther was the lone person to file for write-in […]

Onekama schools to fill four board seats

Onekama schools to fill four board seats

  ONEKAMA — Voters from the Onekama Consolidated Schools District will have the opportunity to fill three four-year terms and one two-year partial term in the Nov. 4 election. Incumbent Karl Domres and newcomer Heidi Wisniski are the lone two candidates who filed the necessary paperwork to get their names on the ballot for the […]

MAPS District seeks voter support on Nov. 4

MAPS District seeks voter support on Nov. 4

MANISTEE — Renewal. It is a word that school officials can’t stress enough when it comes to the regular renewal of a district’s non-homestead operating millage. When Proposal A was adopted in 1994, school districts had to begin asking voters to approve this millage so they could gain the full foundation allowance. It is millage that […]