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Details surface in proposed Washington Street redevelopment

Details surface in proposed Washington Street redevelopment

MANISTEE — On Tuesday, Manistee’s brownfield redevelopment authority was the first board to hear about a proposed project between the City of Manistee and a private developer to rehabilitate an area at the south end of Washington Street. The proposal includes restoration of the vacant River Parc condos, North Channel Outlet and improvements to two nearby […]

Copemish to host weekend celebration of heritage

Copemish to host weekend celebration of heritage

COPEMISH — Those with roots in the small community will likely find their way back to Copemish this weekend as part of Copemish Heritage Days. Featuring three days of music, food and other activities, the festival hopes to reunite those with ties to the area. “It’s for young and old alike,” said organizer Linda Cudney. “People […]

County budget considerations brought to board

County budget considerations brought to board

MANISTEE — It’s a numbers game, and all about give and take. The Manistee County Board of Commissioners heard from a some departments and agencies Tuesday that wanted more or less funds in the 2014-15 budget. With one more study session scheduled during which pleas can be made, the board didn’t come to any consensus […]

Counties meet to discuss mutual, statewide issues

Counties meet to discuss mutual, statewide issues

MANISTEE — A gathering of county officials from the west central area provided a forum to relate and discuss issues that affect every county. The West Central Michigan County Alliance met this week to hear updates from the Michigan Association of Counties (MAC), Sen. Darwin Booher, R-Evart, and Rep. Ray Franz, R-Onekama. Representatives of Lake, […]

CASMAN School Improvement Plan accepted by the state

CASMAN School Improvement Plan accepted by the state

MANISTEE — Members of the CASMAN Academy Board of Education were informed on Monday that the 2014-15 school improvement plan was accepted by the state. CASMAN director Shelly VanVoorst said that last year the school did not pass the diagnostic part of the plan as the school was missing many important pieces of information that needed […]

Onekama Days to host new events

Onekama Days to host new events

ONEKAMA — Onekama Days will provide a fun-filled weekend for every member of the family with events ranging from beer tasting to pony rides to a back road scavenger hunt. The majority of the festival will be held at the Manistee County Fairgrounds, with some events at the Onekama Village Park and elsewhere in town. […]

New Rotary Park project moves forward slowly

New Rotary Park project moves forward slowly

MANISTEE — The City of Manistee’s project to update and relocate Rotary Park is moving forward with the approval of a federal grant, but is stalled until the concept can be approved by the State of Michigan. At its meeting on July 15, the Manistee City Council approved a resolution accepting the terms of a Land […]