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Local man to showcase work at ArtPrize

Local man to showcase work at ArtPrize

THOMPSONVILLE — There is a lot of artistic talent to be found in Benzie County. Each year, there are many local festivals and shows that showcase the works of locals. Sometimes, the local artwork gets even bigger recognition. Donald Rau Jr., of Thompsonville, has spent years working and perfecting his art. Much of it can be seen […]

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 […]

Lakes to Land receives award for excellence

Lakes to Land receives award for excellence

MANISTEE COUNTY — The Michigan Association of Planning (MAP) has awarded the Lakes to Land Regional Initiative with the 2014 Planning Excellence Award for Innovation in Regional Planning, one of the most prestigious awards for collaborative planning among communities. The award will be formally bestowed at MAP’s Planning Excellence Awards on Oct. 8, at the Grand Hotel […]

Head Start recruitment underway

Head Start recruitment underway

MANISTEE — When a child enters kindergarten, some of their most productive years for learning are already behind them. Studies have consistently shown that a child’s most formative years are between ages 0 and 5, and Head Start helps parents make the most of these years. In addition to a high-quality educational experience, Head Start also helps provide for some of […]

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 […]

County teams form Northwestern 6

County teams form Northwestern 6

For the last several seasons, any county coach would tell you the goal was to win a West Michigan D League title. The mission remains the same this fall, but the name does not. After Big Rapids Crossroads Charter Academy decided to move to 8-man football, the remaining WMD schools with 11-man programs — Brethren, […]