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Grasslands are great: purifying our water and air

Grasslands are great: purifying our water and air

LANSING — Pure water and clean air are both essential to human health. Here in Michigan, we truly rely on our water resources for …

Earth Day history began in the Great Lakes

Earth Day history began in the Great Lakes

LANSING — Did you know the very first Earth Day was organized by a Great Lakes Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin? Senator (and later, …

Michigan’s public lands are Earth Day’s unsung heroes

Michigan’s public lands are Earth Day’s unsung heroes

LANSING — Want to celebrate an Earth Day hero? Look no further than the nearest parcel of state-managed public land in any corner of …

It’s always Earth Day at Manistee Catholic Central

It’s always Earth Day at Manistee Catholic Central

MANISTEE — Earth Day is the time each year students throughout the county reflect on the importance of protecting the environment for …

Lifestyles

Local student to appear in documentary on noted musician

Local student to appear in documentary on noted musician

BERKLEE, MASS. — “Life is good.” That simple phrase is the title of a new documentary on singer, songwriter and Berklee …

Heartfelt sympathy for family of 13-year-old relative

The calendar tells us spring is here but the weather thinks differently. It has been cold so far this week. Son-in-law Mose is boiling …

AMISH COOK: Real winter returns, helps preserve meat

AMISH COOK: Real winter returns, helps preserve meat

We are having real winter weather again here in southern Michigan. The temperature has been staying cold. It sure was nice to have cold …

Late winter and the struggle for survival

Late winter and the struggle for survival

By BRIAN ALLEN Special to the News Advocate The first day of spring was March 20 this year or that’s what they say, and we in …

Local History

Looking Back for April 21

Looking Back for April 21

20 YEARS AGO Near-record trout A near-state record was caught in Lake Michigan this past Saturday when Dale Voice of Cadillac pulled out a …

100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago

The following news items are reprinted from the Manistee Daily News for the week ending April 21, 1917 and are compiled by Teena Kracht …

“Louis Sands and Jim McGee” and “River Lady”

“Louis Sands and Jim McGee” and “River Lady”

A little more than 12 minutes into the 1948 film, “River Lady” leading actress Yvonne De Carlo performs a musical number titled, …

Family

Johnson, Strouf awarded Trustee Emeritus status from Project Read

Johnson, Strouf awarded Trustee Emeritus status from Project Read

MANISTEE COUNTY — The executive board and council of Project Read Northwest recently awarded longtime volunteers Marge Johnson and Audrey …

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Blakeslee Amelia and Jon Blakeslee, of Manistee, are the proud parents of a baby girl. Olivia Blakeslee was born on April 1, 2017, at West …

NCAA CONTEST WINNER

NCAA CONTEST WINNER

Jim Fett, of Manistee, was the winner of the Manistee News Advocate NCAA Basketball Contest. Fett chose A&W for his $100 gift …

Business

GUEST VIEW: When the House sat down … and stood up for Americans

The following editorial was published in the June 23 edition of the Detroit Free Press: (TNS) Call it a political stunt, if you like. But …

Manistee Moose puts in hands for community efforts

Manistee Moose puts in hands for community efforts

MANISTEE – Ron Kaminski passionately believes in the mission that the Loyal Order of the Moose stands for, which is why he has …

Commander Don Vadenboncoeur thrives on veteran appreciation

Commander Don Vadenboncoeur thrives on veteran appreciation

MANISTEE COUNTY – The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) records its initial advocacy back to 1899, linking itself to the veterans of the …

State News

Old dams threaten downstream life

LANSING — Since Michiganders drive on them every day, roads and bridges are often the first things that come to mind when it comes to the …

Researchers track invasive mudsnail in Michigan rivers

MICHIGAN — A tiny invader is threatening prized trout streams in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula. At 1/8-inch long, the New Zealand …

Public child support calculator can reduce conflict

LANSING — Michigan has launched a free child support calculator to help parents determine what their unique child care responsibilities …

Michigan’s second measles case of 2017 confirmed

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recently announced a second confirmed case of measles in Michigan. This …