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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.

MRA director resigns

MRA director resigns

MANISTEE — Manistee Recreation Association (MRA) Executive Director Vicki Sheffield announced on Thursday that she will be stepping down from her position at the end of the year. Sheffield has served in the director’s position since 2009 when she replaced longtime director Sandy Saylor. The resignation does not become effective until Dec. 31, which will give […]

KND students benefiting from the breakfast in classroom program

KND students benefiting from the breakfast in classroom program

BRETHREN — Brethren Elementary teachers thought holding breakfast in the classroom would never work, and could cause chaos and create extra work. That was their initial reaction when food service director Jenice Momber approached them about the program two years ago. However, those initial fears were unfounded, and the Kaleva Norman Dickson School District teachers now […]

ISD board gets report on educational opportunities in the county

ISD board gets report on educational opportunities in the county

MANISTEE — Manistee Intermediate School District superintendent Jeff Jennette informed his board of education on Tuesday afternoon about all of the college education opportunities available to area high school students. He also touched on what is transpiring with the MCOE 2020 group that is working to increase educational opportunities in Manistee County for the students. “I […]

WSCC board of trustees approve interim operating plan for president’s positon

WSCC board of trustees approve interim operating plan for president’s positon

SCOTTVILLE — The need to move forward was the top priority for the West Shore Community College Board of Trustees when it met Monday afternoon in the board room of the administrative and conference building. Last week the board held a special meeting where it placed college president Charles Dillon on paid administrative leave following his […]