Latest Headlines

Local News

Sounds of the Season: Bear Lake students hold annual Christmas sing

Sounds of the Season: Bear Lake students hold annual Christmas sing

BEAR LAKE — Nothing says Christmas more than youngsters dressed up in their holiday best to sing their hearts out. Students from …

MAPS Middle School students do well at solo and ensemble

MAPS Middle School students do well at solo and ensemble

MANISTEE — The Manistee Middle School Band members recently took part in the solo and ensemble festival at Chippewa Hills High School. …

Brethren Hoop Shoot winners

Brethren Hoop Shoot winners

Picardat, Dorn Elks December Students of the Month

Picardat, Dorn Elks December Students of the Month

MANISTEE — Tomorrow’s leaders can often be found in the Manistee Elks No. 250 Students of the Month. Two students who fit the criteria …

Lifestyles

‘In the spotlight’: Sheriff’s Office employee Ella Gannon earns national certification

‘In the spotlight’: Sheriff’s Office employee Ella Gannon earns national certification

MANISTEE COUNTY — When Ella Gannon started her career as a corrections officer, she did not know how important it would be not only for …

Local couple roast chestnuts at Sleighbell Parade for past 26 years

Local couple roast chestnuts at Sleighbell Parade for past 26 years

MANISTEE — It didn’t take Kendra and Mike Thompson long to realize there was something special about the Victorian Sleighbell Parade …

Restoring a piece of history

Restoring a piece of history

Civil War cannon to be placed at Veteran’s Memorial Park MANISTEE — Many of the major wars that shaped this country occurred …

Keeping WWI alive for new generations

Keeping WWI alive for new generations

By Ryan Schuessler New York Times News Service KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lora Vogt bets she can tell you the four things you learned about World …

Local History

Looking Back for Dec. 20

Looking Back for Dec. 20

40 YEARS AGO Schools closed All Manistee County Schools closed early today due to icy road conditions. Manistee Schools dismissed students …

Looking Back for Dec. 19

Looking Back for Dec. 19

40 YEARS AGO Cawthorne joins Fitzgerald The “odd couple” of Michigan politics, separated by the one’s marriage, are being reunited …

100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago

The following news items are reprinted from the Manistee Daily News for the week ending December 21, 1918 and are compiled by Teena Kracht …

Family

Classie Lassie Red Hatters donate to local organizations

Classie Lassie Red Hatters donate to local organizations

MANISTEE — The Classie Lassie Red Hatters celebrated Christmas with a luncheon at the Bungalow Inn in Manistee on Dec.11. Several boxes …

PCA donates money to local organizations during holiday season

PCA donates money to local organizations during holiday season

MANISTEE — Packaging Corporation of America donates money every year to various organizations in the Manistee area. This year, …

BIRTHS

Aguilar  Andres Aguilar and Emma Hernandez, of Bear Lake, welcome the birth of a baby girl. Ailyn Aguilar was born on Dec. 3, 2018, at …

Business

Silicon Valley East: Google plans $1B expansion in New York

Silicon Valley East: Google plans $1B expansion in New York

Silicon Valley is becoming Silicon Nation. Google announced Monday it will spend more than $1 billion to build a new office complex in New …

FloraCraft chairman gives nearly $4 million to employees

FloraCraft chairman gives nearly $4 million to employees

LUDINGTON — The 200 employees of FloraCraft received an unexpected surprise in their Christmas stockings during Friday’s holiday lunch …

SERVPRO honors everyday heroes with First Responder Bowl

MANISTEE — SERVPRO recently announced the inaugural SERVPRO First Responder Bowl being played at historic Cotton Bowl Stadium. The …

State News

12-18 mna brf man bring santa to wife

12-18 mna brf man bring santa to wife

From the Associated Press CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — A 90-year-old Michigan man dressed up as Santa and brought Christmas to a local nursing …

Most teen drug use is down, but officials fret vaping boom

By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year …

Draft Line 5 tunnel agreements released for public review, comment

LANSING — The State of Michigan recently released for public review and comment proposed agreements related to a planned multi-use …

Michigan governor signs bills to scale back wage, sick time laws

Michigan governor signs bills to scale back wage, sick time laws

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday signed laws to significantly scale back …