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SHERIFF’S BLOTTER: Residential fire, CSC fourth degree reported

MANISTEE COUNTY — The following calls were made to the Manistee County Sheriff’s Office from April 9 to Wednesday. All calls may …

Haircuts from the heart: Local stylist provides free haircuts to Manistee Friendship Society

Haircuts from the heart: Local stylist provides free haircuts to Manistee Friendship Society

MANISTEE — The best gifts are from the heart, which is where styling hair holds a special place for Kayla Ridenour. Putting purpose …

Public hearing on city budget brings focus to RRCA

Public hearing on city budget brings focus to RRCA

MANISTEE — Community members of Manistee were quick to voice their concerns about the 2018-19 fiscal year city budget on Tuesday night, …

County schools chosen to host college adviser program

County schools chosen to host college adviser program

MANISTEE — The final year of high school is an incredibly busy time for students as they prepare to take the next big step in life. …

Lifestyles

A strong foundation: Local youth group volunteers for Habitat for Humanity

A strong foundation: Local youth group volunteers for Habitat for Humanity

EASTLAKE — A happy home relies on the strength of its foundation. The same can be said for a fulfilling life. The fifth through seventh …

An Antarctic expedition

An Antarctic expedition

Manistee native takes on voyage to Antarctica MANISTEE — For most people, voyaging to another country means taking a vacation at a …

Area students learn valuable lessons from movie ‘Wonder’

Area students learn valuable lessons from movie ‘Wonder’

MANISTEE — There are many occasions in life when a movie will touch on a subject matter that is so timely it causes anyone who sees it …

Fun on the farm: Circle Rocking S Children’s Farm announces 2018 schedule

Fun on the farm: Circle Rocking S Children’s Farm announces 2018 schedule

FREE SOIL — For more than 20 years, the Circle Rocking S Children’s Farm of Free Soil has provided touch therapy free of charge to …

Local History

Looking Back for April 21

Looking Back for April 21

20 YEARS AGO Kaleva signs first business in Renaissance Zone Myers Engineering became the first company to buy land in the Renaissance Zone …

Looking Back for April 19

Looking Back for April 19

40 YEARS AGO Maple Grove approves one mill fire tax Maple Grove Township’s one mill property tax for fire protection passed in a special …

Looking Back for April 18

40 YEARS AGO Fashion show Manistee Merchants held their twice-yearly fashion show yesterday at the armory. A large audience was treated to …

Family

BIRTHS

Fink Alexa Koon and Tyler Jo Fink, of Manistee, announce the birth of their baby girl. Mayla Lynee Fink was born on March 28, 2018, at …

Fatou the gorilla celebrates 61st birthday at Berlin zoo

Fatou the gorilla celebrates 61st birthday at Berlin zoo

From the Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Fatou the gorilla, believed to be one of the world’s oldest, is celebrating her 61st …

A look at members of the public invited to the royal wedding

A look at members of the public invited to the royal wedding

LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace has announced that politicians and world leaders won’t be attending Prince Harry and Meghan …

Business

Honor Bank employee celebrates 50-year anniversary

HONOR — Sue Meredith, VP Deposit Operations Manager and Prime Time Director, celebrated her 50 year anniversary at Honor Bank recently. …

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 …

State News

Calley mistakenly filed some signatures for other candidates

Calley mistakenly filed some signatures for other candidates

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Calley inadvertently turned in dozens of nominating petitions for other …

Mother who put children in suitcase charged with child abuse

Mother who put children in suitcase charged with child abuse

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A 26-year-old Michigan mother accused of leaving her 11-month-old twin daughters in a suitcase along a curb with …

Michigan Senate: Medicaid recipients must find work

By ALICE YIN Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Some Michigan able-bodied Medicaid recipients may soon lose their health insurance if …

Magnitude 3.6 earthquake rattles Canada, suburban Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 3.6-magnitude earthquake centered in southern Canada that also was felt in …