The Manistee County Fair opened on Sunday with the holding of the 21st Annual 4-H Horse Show. Competitors took part in a series of riding and showmanship events during the day. They were awarded ribbons and trophies for their efforts.
About 300 riders participated in the Pure Thunder Escorted Veterans Memorial Ride on Saturday throughout Manistee and Benzie counties as part of the Fifth Annual Thunder at the River. Funds raised through the ride will benefit Michigan veterans, and the weekend-long event also featured music, food, vendors and veteran-related discussions and presentations. The Michigan Vietnam […]
There are a variety of specialty crops at Lutz Farm in Kaleva, including cherries, strawberries, peaches and asparagus. Calvin Lutz I, father of owner Calvin Lutz II, says everything is healthy and on track for a good harvest.
Though it was planned by school officials, students at Onekama Consolidated Schools were surprised on Wednesday morning to find themselves evacuating the building. The scenario could have been anything ranging from a fire to a gas leak, and the school’s 450-some students were rushed out of the school and into nearby evacuation points. The drill […]
Brethren High School’s 2014 commencement exercises highlighted funny memories along with looking forward to what’s next for the new bobcat alumni. The Class of 2014 consisted of 50 students, including three valedictorians.
Memorial Day services were held in Manistee on Monday to honor those who gave their life in service to their country. The Manistee County United Veterans placed wreaths at various cemeteries around the area. A Memorial Day Parade was also held in Manistee with a memorial service that followed at Veterans Memorial Park.
The Manistee High School class of 2014 held commencement exercises on Saturday evening at the school gymnasium. Speaker for the night were valedictorian Sarah Chandler and Jefferson Elementary School principal Andy Huber. A total of 117 graduates received diplomas that evening.
On Saturday, more than 300 veterans from around Michigan came to Manistee for the fifth annual Tight Lines for Troops, being treated to a free day of fishing from charter fishing captains from Charlevoix, Frankfort, Arcadia, Onekama, Ludington and Manistee. The vets, their service ranging from World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan, returned after […]
At an afternoon ceremony on Sunday, Onekama Consolidated Schools graduated 38 students and welcomed them into the Portager alumni family. The 115th commencement began with words from superintendent Kevin Hughes, who told the students to try their best every day in their future endeavors. Sunday’s valedictorian address was given by Brittany Trombley, daughter of Angela […]
Students from Susan Hejl’s first grade class at Brethren Elementary School concluded their studies on the life cycle of the honey bee with a visit from beekeeper Sarah Scarpace. During here time with the students, Scarpace showed the students how she raises bees and harvests the honey. She also let the students get a hands-on […]