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Big Bear Sportsman’s Club hosting deer check station

Big Bear Sportsman’s Club hosting deer check station

KALEVA — The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is always looking at ways to improve the health of Michigan’s deer herd. One of …

Deadline approaching for write-in candidates

Deadline approaching for write-in candidates

MANISTEE — The names that will be appearing on the Nov. 6 ballot for the various township, city and county offices was determined in the …

Hamlin Lake water level to be lowered

Hamlin Lake water level to be lowered

LUDINGTON — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced that the public should be aware that beginning on Monday Ludington …

Cedarholm, Eckhout vie for Arcadia treasurer seat in recall election

Cedarholm, Eckhout vie for Arcadia treasurer seat in recall election

ARCADIA TWP. — The Nov. 6 ballot features two candidates running for treasurer of Arcadia Township in a recall election. …

Lifestyles

NORTHERN MICHIGAN AT ITS FINEST

NORTHERN MICHIGAN AT ITS FINEST

Empire Bluffs Trail offers a can’t miss scenic adventure By Robert Myers Pioneer News Network EMPIRE — You can easily hike the Empire …

The Baltics: Beautiful countries with bold people

The Baltics: Beautiful countries with bold people

By ROXANNE ROWLEY Special to the News Advocate We had no idea what to expect when we visited the Baltics recently. But we were happily …

Leading the way: Chamber’s fourth annual Leadership Program underway

Leading the way: Chamber’s fourth annual Leadership Program underway

MANISTEE COUNTY — Building off its success of the last few years, a new wave of local leaders got together recently to kick off the …

Are we seeing a return of the nighthawks?

Are we seeing a return of the nighthawks?

By BRIAN ALLEN Guest Columnist Thanks to Ella Bierd for reminding me to get this article out! Just the other day I had a text from Linda …

Local History

Looking Back for Oct. 20

Looking Back for Oct. 20

20 YEARS AGO MAPS continues to monitor groundwater After finding traces of hydrocarbon contaminants in the groundwater near the Manistee …

Looking Back

Looking Back

20 YEARS AGO King and Queen honored This past Friday evening, Manistee Catholic Central crowned their Homecoming Queen and King during …

Looking Back for Oct. 18

Looking Back for Oct. 18

40 YEARS AGO Pizza Hut and Big Boy Filer Township is hosting two new businesses at the intersection of Merkey Road and US-31. The Pizza Hut …

Family

MHS Class of 1948 celebrates 70 years

MHS Class of 1948 celebrates 70 years

MANISTEE — The Manistee High School graduating Class of 1948 celebrated their 70th year reunion on Sept. 23, at the Manistee National …

Manistee Blessings in a Backpack receives $500 donation

Manistee Blessings in a Backpack receives $500 donation

MANISTEE — The Manistee Blessings in a Backpack recently accepted a $500 donation from the Filer Mill Community Club, which will pay …

BIRTHS

Briggs Amber and David Briggs, of Freesoil, welcome the birth of a baby boy. Clint David Briggs was born on Oct. 1, 2018, at Munson …

Business

Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, with plans to …

Facebook: Hackers accessed personal data from 29M accounts

Facebook: Hackers accessed personal data from 29M accounts

MAE ANDERSON AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says hackers accessed a wide swath of information — ranging from emails and …

Sister Bees wins Mason County business contest

Sister Bees wins Mason County business contest

Cynthia Lang Pilates wins second in Momentum Business Plan competition LUDINGTON – Good things do come in small packages, as natural skin …

State News

Secretary of State hopefuls eye upgrades, differ on proposal

Secretary of State hopefuls eye upgrades, differ on proposal

By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The main candidates for secretary of state in Michigan differ in details but both say …

STATE NEWS IN BRIEF

Pizza shop makes 225-mile delivery for cancer patient BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan pizza shop usually doesn’t deliver, but …

Michigan fails to correctly count students

By LANCE COHEN Capital News Service LANSING — Michigan has failed to properly count nearly 125,000 students every year, according to a …

NASA astronaut describes close call following failed launch

NASA astronaut describes close call following failed launch

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The NASA astronaut who survived last week’s failed launch and …