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A unique endeavor: Local family to open alpaca farm and boutique

A unique endeavor: Local family to open alpaca farm and boutique

MANISTEE COUNTY — Greg Erdman grew up on a cherry farm in Onekama; roots that he believes have never left him. “I guess the farm …

Concept for proposed community center unveiled

Concept for proposed community center unveiled

By Robert Myers Pioneer News Network THOMPSONVILLE — The newly formed board of directors for the Betsie Valley Regional Community …

City highlights new plans for sewer project

City highlights new plans for sewer project

MANISTEE — Heading into the final steps of a state mandated sewer project, the City of Manistee held an informative meeting this week …

State Police Director and Fire Marshal urge safety this summer

LANSING — On the first official day of summer, Michiganders and visitors alike are urged to make safety a top priority in all seasonal …

Lifestyles

Mackinac Island: Michigan’s picturesque treasure

Mackinac Island: Michigan’s picturesque treasure

By ROXANNE ROWLEY Special to the News Advocate Part of the enjoyment of getting to enchanting Mackinac Island is the 20 minute ferry ride. …

Cultivating Community

Cultivating Community

By Jane Bond Special to the News Advocate MANISTEE — One of the most welcoming signs of spring is when the snow is replaced with blooming …

Local Coast Guard Academy graduate is traveling the world

Local Coast Guard Academy graduate is traveling the world

MANAMA, BAHARAIN — In the three short years since Nolan Salyer graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy he has experienced more …

Stormcloud is ‘a brewin’

Stormcloud is ‘a brewin’

Distribution facility starts shipping popular beer FRANKFORT — Craft beer lovers across the state can now start enjoying Stormcloud …

Local History

Looking Back for June 23

Looking Back for June 23

20 YEARS AGO KND receives grant Kaleva Norman Dickson Schools is among nine school districts in the state that will share $4 million in …

Looking Back for June 22

Looking Back for June 22

20 YEARS AGO Value Pack The Downtown Development Authority Recruitment/Retention Committee is pleased to announce another exciting program …

Looking Back for June 21

Looking Back for June 21

40 YEARS AGO Summer school begins Summer school began for Manistee area children Tuesday with 60 pupils for grades one through five …

Family

5 Michigan siblings to join military, including quadruplets

5 Michigan siblings to join military, including quadruplets

ADA (AP) — Five Michigan siblings, including quadruplets, who just graduated high school are set to join the Armed Forces. Quadruplets …

BIRTHS

David Jaisa Desjardins and Samuel Harper are happy to welcome the birth of a baby girl. Jhaliea Mae-Lynn David was born on June 7, 2018, at …

Johnson named Independence Day Parade Grand Marshal

Johnson named Independence Day Parade Grand Marshal

MANISTEE — the Manistee National Forest Festival Committee recently announced Marge Johnson as the grand marshal for this year’s …

Business

Sellars becomes Farm Bureau Insurance agent

MANISTEE — Kevin Sellars recently became an agent with Farm Bureau Insurance, Michigan’s Insurance Company. He will serve the area …

Ford Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee get worst ratings in crash test

By Eric D. Lawrence Detroit Free Press (TNS) The Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee fared worst among midsize SUVs in the latest crash …

Charitable giving in U.S. tops $400 billion for first time

Charitable giving in U.S. tops $400 billion for first time

By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Fueled by a surging stock market and huge gifts from billionaires, charitable giving in …

State News

Michigan State keeps president, to issue $500 million bond

Michigan State keeps president, to issue $500 million bond

By ALICE YIN Associated Press EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University’s embattled interim president survived an …

Policy on protecting oceans, Great Lakes scrapped

Policy on protecting oceans, Great Lakes scrapped

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump has thrown out a policy devised by his …

3 Democrats running for Michigan governor have 1st debate

3 Democrats running for Michigan governor have 1st debate

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The three Democrats running for Michigan governor met for their first …

Michigan State president apologizes for ‘kickback’ comments

Michigan State president apologizes for ‘kickback’ comments

By ALICE YIN Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University’s interim president apologized Thursday for emails in …