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Fish for the future

Fish for the future

DNR, Sportfishing Association release 15,000 brown trout in Arcadia ARCADIA — In an effort to continually improve fishing throughout Manistee County, volunteers joined with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to stock roughly 15,000 brown trout in Arcadia Lake on Friday. The fish stocking was the first of three in Manistee County this spring, said volunteers with the Manistee […]

Airport: Authority, director on same page

Airport: Authority, director on same page

MANISTEE COUNTY — After about six years as the Manistee County Blacker Airport director, Barry Lind received his first review, with positive results. It hadn’t been the airport authority’s policy to review directors, and Lind asked for a review about year ago, he said. “It accomplished what it needed to, we found out that me and […]

Brethren Elementary School celebrates reading month

Brethren Elementary School celebrates reading month

BRETHREN — Students at Brethren Elementary School, along with their teachers and families, celebrated the pleasures of reading throughout the month of March. The Brethren Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization sponsored a kick-off event for K-5 students by presenting “Krazy Keith and his Science-Magic Show”. The fun-filled program highlighted scientific principles including air pressure, magnetism, […]

Adopt-a-park program goes live

Adopt-a-park program goes live

MANISTEE — Volunteers, get ready to get your hands dirty. Manistee’s adopt-a-park program is officially up and running after a vote earlier this week by the Manistee City Council. The program seeks to use volunteer help to remove litter and debris from designated areas, control weeds, care for plants, mulch, rake leaves, identify hazards, report […]

Knysz removed from life support

Knysz removed from life support

JACKSON — Convicted murderer Eric Knysz was removed from life support at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, according to a Michigan Department of Corrections press release. Knysz, 20, of Irons, was sentenced on April 8 in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court to serve life in prison without parole for shooting Michigan State Police trooper Paul Butterfield in […]

Reports: Knysz’s condition worsens

Reports: Knysz’s condition worsens

JACKSON COUNTY — Following hospitalization for a suicide attempt on Monday, trooper killer Eric Knysz was declared brain dead late Tuesday night, according to reports from several TV news stations. His organs will be donated, the reports say. The Manistee News Advocate could not confirm Knysz’s status Michigan Department of Corrections officials on Wednesday. Knysz, […]

Utility study suggests rate changes

Utility study suggests rate changes

Council to decide on possible implementation at a future meeting MANISTEE — Results from a City of Manistee water and sewer rate study could impact utility negotiations with surrounding townships. The study is also designed to make the city’s system financially sustainable while balancing social, economic and environmental factors. The rate study, recently completed by Burton & […]