On Tuesday in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court, forensic pathologist Dr. David Start testified on Tuesday that Michigan State Police trooper Paul Butterfield died from a gunshot wound to the head and that the manner of death was homicide. Spaniola then played a 911 recording in his closing statement to jurors, saying that Butterfield solved […]
Sarah Knysz, 21, of Irons, testified against her husband, Eric, on Monday in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court. Sarah said she saw Eric shoot Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield during a traffic stop. Also in court on Monday, Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola read a letter that Eric wrote from jail, stating he threatened […]
Mark and Deborah Harris, of Wellston, testified in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court on Friday that they have been friends with accused trooper shooter Eric Knysz for several years. On the night of the shooting, both testified that Knysz came to their house and confessed to the murder.
Michigan State Police trooper Jeffrey Crofoot testified in the Eric Knysz trial about the night of Sept. 9, 2013 and his arrest of Eric Knysz in Dublin. Knysz is accused of shooting MSP trooper Paul Butterfield during a traffic stop that day on Custer Road in Mason County.
The fifth students of Connie Josvai at Kennedy Elementary School have been active in the Newspapers in Education program for the past six years. Students use the program to improve their reading comprehension skills.
The sixth annual Frostbite Saturday brought hundreds of people to downtown Manistee to enjoy chili samples, music and camaraderie. The event was dubbed a success by organizers who counted more than 200 ballots for the town’s best chili.
Emergency responders from around Manistee County had a chance to demonstrate the importance of being prepared to youngsters on Friday. The Manistee Action Team for Partnership organized a mother/son event designed to expose students to fire department personnel, community emergency response team members, the Michigan State Police, Consumers Energy, the American Red Cross and others.
During a News Advocate Newspapers in Education visit last week, Kennedy Elementary teacher Stephanie Oden asked students to read articles and talk about the local, newsworthy people in them. On Thursday, her students were asked to pick out people they admired in the newspaper. The youngsters immediately talked about their school administrators, actors and others […]
On Tuesday, Sarah Knysz was sentenced to serve between two and five years in prison for her role after MSP trooper Paul Butterfield’s death. Before her sentencing, family of the fallen trooper issued victim impact statements. Sarah then spoke of her failed relationship with her husband, Eric Knysz, who is accused of shooting Butterfield on […]
Despite temperatures in the teens, thousands turned out on Saturday for the 25th annual Victorian Sleighbell Parade & Old Christmas Weekend in Manistee.