Latest Headlines

Local News

Council takes action on 2 marijuana ordinance amendments

Council takes action on 2 marijuana ordinance amendments

MANISTEE — With recreational marijuana now legalized in Michigan, municipalities throughout the state are increasingly talking about the …

Dial-A-Ride free rides to college start Monday

MANISTEE — Students living in the Manistee area looking to cut transportation costs in attending West Shore Community College will once …

MAPS changes school bus zones at two buildings

MAPS changes school bus zones at two buildings

MANISTEE — One of the top priorities of any school district is the safety of their students. That not only means when they are within …

Filer Township seeking public input on planning activities

Filer Township seeking public input on planning activities

FILER TWP. — The Planning Commission of the Charter Township of Filer invites the public to attend an open house event from 5:30 – …

Lifestyles

His mission: Meet 10,000 people, one at a time, for an hour at a time. His goal: Human connection

His mission: Meet 10,000 people, one at a time, for an hour at a time. His goal: Human connection

By Grace Dickinson The Philadelphia Inquirer Every day, Rob Lawless, 28, introduces himself to a stranger. Some days, he sits down with two …

Fighting with lightsabers: Minnesotans do battle in growing ‘nerd sport’

Fighting with lightsabers: Minnesotans do battle in growing ‘nerd sport’

By Richard Chin Star Tribune (Minneapolis) Not so long ago, in a park not so far away, the forces of light and dark gathered to … …

Switzerland: An Alpine delight

Switzerland: An Alpine delight

By ROXANNE ROWLEY Special to the News Advocate Several years ago we had the good fortune to visit the exceptionally beautiful country of …

NASA opening moon rock samples sealed since Apollo missions

NASA opening moon rock samples sealed since Apollo missions

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Inside a locked vault at Johnson Space Center is treasure few have seen and fewer have …

Local History

Looking Back for Aug. 23

Looking Back for Aug. 23

20 YEARS AGO Grant for public access TV John Mencarelli of Manistee Middle School has received notification of a $4,000 Next Day …

Looking Back for Aug. 22

Looking Back for Aug. 22

40 YEARS AGO Resurfacing River Street The resurfacing of River Street continues today, with crews from Laman Asphalt working on the stretch …

Looking Back for Aug. 21

Looking Back for Aug. 21

40 YEARS AGO Removing wood planks A work crew from the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway were busy removing the wood planks from the Arthur …

Family

Hollebeke and Janowiak to wed

Hollebeke and Janowiak to wed

MANISTEE — Mollie Hollebeke, daughter of Alton “Bud” Hollebeke and Sharon Hollebeke, of Bradford, and Jordan Janowiak, …

MHS Class of 1947 Reunion

MHS Class of 1947 Reunion

FireKeepers Casino celebrates a decade of growth

By NICK BUCKLEY Battle Creek Enquirer BATTLE CREEK (AP) — Henry and Pat Jones were visiting Michigan to see family and tour the …

Business

Epworth awards $5,000 to My Inspired Studio through Momentum 5×5

Epworth awards $5,000 to My Inspired Studio through Momentum 5×5

LUDINGTON — My Inspired Studio had the winning pitch recently inspiring judges at Epworth, a Ludington resort, to choose the startup to …

CBS, Viacom to reunite as media giants bulk up for streaming

CBS, Viacom to reunite as media giants bulk up for streaming

By MAE ANDERSON AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — CBS and Viacom announced a long-anticipated reunion Tuesday, bringing together their …

SpartanNash CEO resigns, interim leader appointed

By Brian McVicar mlive.com BYRON CENTER, MI — Dave Staples, the president and CEO of Byron Township-based grocery chain SpartanNash, …

State News

Lawmakers to tour Soo Locks

From Associated Press SAULT STE. MARIE (AP) — Members of Congress are planning a tour of the Soo Locks complex in Michigan’s Upper …

Skydiver who died in Michigan made low turn

From Associated Press GRAND HAVEN (AP) — A Michigan company that offers skydiving says a man who died last weekend had no equipment …

Michigan woman pleads guilty in adoption scheme

From the Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A southeastern Michigan woman has pleaded guilty to fraud in a scheme to collect more …

Suspended marijuana lab denies allegations of ‘unreliable’ test results

By Amy Biolchini mlive.com A lab that performs quality assurance tests on medical marijuana products is denying allegations from Michigan …