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Refurbished fountain to be celebrated June 27

Refurbished fountain to be celebrated June 27

ONEKAMA — Locals residents and visitors are invited to a celebration to mark the refurbishment of the historic fountain at Onekama …

Thunder at the River raises funds to help veterans

Thunder at the River raises funds to help veterans

MANISTEE — The Coast Guard Station Traverse City Helicopter roared over the Little River Casino Resort Saturday morning to give a rousing …

Crowds enjoy 42nd Annual folk festival

Crowds enjoy 42nd Annual folk festival

BRETHREN — If Saturday’s 42nd annual Spirit of the Woods Music Association Folk Festival proved anything it was that people love …

Heroic efforts turn tragedy into lifesaving event

Heroic efforts turn tragedy into lifesaving event

  MANISTEE — There are dates on the calendar that stand out as being special in a person’s life for a variety of reasons. It …

Lifestyles

Culinary delights on the outskirts of town

Culinary delights on the outskirts of town

MANISTEE COUNTY — When it comes to dining there’s plenty of places to visit in the area, but some small-town eateries can be found …

A DWINDLING GENERATION: WWII veteran aims to preserve the lessons of war’s horrors

A DWINDLING GENERATION: WWII veteran aims to preserve the lessons of war’s horrors

By Dorany Pineda Los Angeles Times He was a skinny teenager who weighed 112 pounds when he landed in Normandy, France on D-Day, June 6, …

Manistee resident becomes NASA Solar System Ambassador

Manistee resident becomes NASA Solar System Ambassador

MANISTEE — Manistee resident Brooke Edwards has always been fascinated by the universe. Now, she is sharing that passion with others. …

Local optometrist helps provide gift of sight

Local optometrist helps provide gift of sight

With spring in the air, many families throughout the community are returning from spring break adventures. However, one Manistee resident …

Local History

Looking Back for June 17

Looking Back for June 17

20 YEARS AGO Local boy wins poster contest An eight-year old Manistee boy has taken state and regional honors from the Federated Garden …

Looking Back for June 14

Looking Back for June 14

20 YEARS AGO   Down the purple loosestrife A joint effort between the Michigan State University Sea Grant, the Michigan Department of …

Looking Back for June 13

Looking Back for June 13

40 YEARS AGO Commemorative air tour Approximately 100 people watched a brief ceremony yesterday morning at Manistee Blacker Airport as …

Family

Area 24 Special Olympics participates in State Summer Games

Area 24 Special Olympics participates in State Summer Games

MANISTEE — Area 24 Special Olympics of Mason, Manistee and Lake counties participated in the State Summer Games in Mount Pleasant on May …

2 sets of twins graduate top of their class in Michigan

2 sets of twins graduate top of their class in Michigan

From Associated Press GRASS LAKE (AP) — Four high school students in southeastern Michigan have more in common than graduating with the …

Pomp, parade marks Queen Elizabeth II’s official birthday

Pomp, parade marks Queen Elizabeth II’s official birthday

By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II marked her official birthday Saturday with the annual Trooping the …

Business

Small business cultures need to evolve along with work force

Small business cultures need to evolve along with work force

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Meloney Perry once worked at a traditional big law firm with a formal, corporate …

Ludington DIY art business takes first place in Momentum competition

Ludington DIY art business takes first place in Momentum competition

LUDINGTON — Five Ludington area businesses just got a boost of confidence — and a sizable chunk of change — in Mason County’s fifth …

Impossible Foods debuts meatless sausage at Little Caesars

Impossible Foods debuts meatless sausage at Little Caesars

By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Business Writer DETROIT (AP) — Plant-based burger maker Impossible Foods is debuting its second product — meatless …

State News

STATE NEWS IN BRIEF

Boy fatally struck while riding bike with dad in Michigan CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 7-year-old boy has died after …

Michigan speeds up medical marijuana licensing as recreational launch looms

By Amy Biolchini MLive.com, Walker, Mich. Michigan officials have doubled the rate at which medical marijuana businesses are being licensed …

STATE NEWS IN BRIEF

Ex-coach gets probation in northern Michigan embezzlement TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A former northern Michigan teacher and football …

Prosecutors drop charges over Flint water, vow fresh probe

Prosecutors drop charges over Flint water, vow fresh probe

By ED WHITE Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors dropped all criminal charges Thursday against eight people in the Flint water …