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Blight removal planned for Sixth Avenue

Blight removal planned for Sixth Avenue

MANISTEE — The former Manistee Plating facility and a neighboring building will be torn down in early September to clear room for possible redevelopment and eliminate blight in the City of Manistee. Last week, the Manistee Housing Commission awarded a contract to Swidorski Brothers to handle the demolition and cleanup of the old facility at […]

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 […]

WSCC president formally charged

WSCC president formally charged

MANISTEE — West Shore Community College president Charles Dillon was charged with operating with a high BAC on Thursday in Manistee County’s 85th District Court. He was arrested on Aug. 6 after multiple motorists called 911 to report a drunk driver on U.S. 31. Police stopped Dillon’s vehicle in the parking lot of Oleson’s Food Store […]