Students in the fourth to sixth grade at Bear Lake Schools took part in an activities day as part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Sponsored by the Natonal Football League and the United Dairy Association, the Feul Up to Play 60 program encourages students to eat healthy foods and exercise for 60 […]
Kennedy Elementary 5th grade teacher Don Demeuse uses the Manistee News Advocate’s Newspapers in Education program to teach his students about local, state and federal government. He even uses the Sudoku puzzle to instruct his students in math. Recently, Meg LeDuc and Aaron DeKuiper of the News Advocate staff visited his classroom.
Members of the Manistee County Sheriff’s Office spent Wednesday training two new deputies. The day consisted of an instructional film, testing and shooting practice at the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians tribal police shooting range. Deputy Tyler Hollingsworth and Deputy Abby Reimink are new to the sheriff’s department this year. Both replaced deputies who […]
The Manistee Lions Club is renovating its pavilion at the First Street Beach. On Tuesday, the club accepted a $500 check from the Manistee County Sportfishing Association. So far, the group has raised roughly $70,000 of the $80,000 needed. Donations can be made to the Lions Foundation of Michigan, P. O. Box 224, Manistee, MI […]
Students at Bear Lake Schools celebrated Veteran’s Day on Monday by holding a special ceremony. Area veterans were invited to attend the activities and students learned the meaning of Veterans Day and how it differs from Memorial Day. The also were told about the important role veterans play in securing our freedom.
Manistee resident a casualty of prescription drug abuse epidemic Because the danger lurks in something ordinary — the bathroom medicine cabinet — people might not realize how serious the threat is. But the statistics are stark. According to the Centers for Disease Control, prescription drugs are the leading cause of unintentional drug overdoses in the […]
The Manistee Area Public Schools Bands under the direction on Cynthia Swan Eagan put on a Halloween Hilarity Concert. Middle and high school band students played a number of Halloween themed musical numbers and the Manistee High School Jazz Band also performed during the evening. All of the students were in costume for the performance […]
Sean Gilbert, a regular performer at the Ramsdell Theatre, has been selected as one of the top 25 in the United States in the Voice of McDonald’s competition. Gilbert, who is assistant manager of the Ludington McDonald’s, recorded a song that can be seen at www.voiceofmcdonalds.com. Votes will be collected at that website through Dec. […]
MANISTEE — Meals on Wheels in Manistee County, which serves nutritious meals to homebound, elderly county residents, is operated by Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA). Due to the federal government sequestration, the nonprofit’s Meals on Wheels budget is suffering a $50,000 budget cut. Lisa Robitshek, manager of Meals on Wheels for NMCAA, and Connie […]
After testimony from two witnesses during her preliminary examination on Tuesday, Sarah Knysz was bound over to Manistee County’s 19th Circuit Court. Locally, she faces a single charge of unlawful driving away of an automobile, punishable by five years in prison. Timothy Schultz, of Custer, testified that Eric Knysz stole his car on Sept. 9. […]