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Manistee represented in Boston

Manistee represented in Boston

BOSTON — Christa Johnson was 14 miles into the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday when she realized what the best sound to run to would be on this day. “I shut off my watch, I shut off my music, and just enjoyed the screams of the crowd and the atmosphere,” she said. “There wasn’t a […]

Brethren sweeps Crossroads

Brethren sweeps Crossroads

BIG RAPIDS — Crossroads Charter Academy played its third home doubleheader of the season on Monday night, but Brethren didn’t make it a happy occasion as the Bobcats beat the Cougars 13-8 in the first game and 5-4 in a rain-shortened nightcap in Big Rapids. The Bobcats (2-2) got out of the gates quick, posting […]

Downtown decisions

Downtown decisions

DDA to identify future projects through TIF study MANISTEE — Seeing the upcoming need to renew its Tax Increment Financing program, the Manistee Main Street/Downtown Development Authority entered into a contract with planning and engineering firm Beckett & Raeder earlier this month. The firm will work with the DDA to identify how best to structure […]

Bussell wins Golden Gloves state title

Bussell wins Golden Gloves state title

WYOMING — Before the Golden Gloves state tournament even started, Tyler Bussell wrestled with a decision. Does he defend his title in the 178-pound open class, or does he relieve himself of cutting weight and box in uncharted waters?  Bussell decided to do the latter, and by all indications made the right choice. On Saturday, […]

Manistee runners gear up for Boston Marathon

Manistee runners gear up for Boston Marathon

When last year’s Boston Marathon turned tragic, something uniquely American happened. In response, the country rallied — around the victims, around the race, around the city. That cry is sure to continue Monday as the 118th installment of the event fills the streets of Boston, and Manistee is represented in the mix. Marcy Huber, an elementary […]

Storms dampen fishing success

MANISTEE — Heavy weekend rain storms mean high waters, which has translated into difficult, if not impossible, fishing conditions for anglers, at least for the moment. The Department of Natural Resources reported that high water levels and strong flow are putting some rivers across the state at risky levels. Some access sites are difficult to […]