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County elections garner few newcomers MANISTEE COUNTY — Elections are coming. The deadline to file to run in the August primary election came and went this week. The primary election, scheduled for Aug. 5, will narrow the races down to one candidate from each party for each position, those people will then move on to […]

MHC completes recovery agreement

MHC completes recovery agreement

MANISTEE — Following nearly two years of changes, the Manistee Housing Commission has closed out its recovery agreement and action plan with the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The plan was created as a result of a troubled or substandard designation for MHC by HUD for the fiscal year ending 2010. HUD officials visited Manistee […]

Countywide property values on upswing

Countywide property values on upswing

Increased values good for local government tax collections MANISTEE COUNTY — After several years of decline, Manistee County’s state equalized value increased slightly this year, and the taxable value reached an all-time high, although not as high as expected. The Manistee County Equalization Report was given to the Manistee County Board of Commissioners at its […]

In the black

In the black

Library makes mid-year budget adjustments MANISTEE COUNTY — The Manistee County Library Board made mid-year budget adjustments on Tuesday to reflect an increase in income, and some overdrawn line items, such as snow removal. The budget increase of about $73,000 came from grants, payment in lieu of taxes and designated gifts, including about $24,000 from […]