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Arcadia Daze festival draws in crowds

Arcadia Daze festival draws in crowds

By ABIGALE RACINE Pioneer News Network ARCADIA — While the weather on Saturday, during the 33rd annual Arcadia Daze festival, was questionable, with gray skies hanging overhead did not prevent residents and visitors from enjoying the festivities. During the afternoon, Arcadia Township was bustling with tourists, vintage cars and bicyclists. Cheerful greetings and salutations were abundant […]

Blaine Township to host annual picnic

Blaine Township to host annual picnic

BLAINE TOWNSHIP — Blaine Township will hold its Annual Township Picnic at 3 p.m. on Aug.10 at the White Owl (township hall) on White Owl Road and Lower Herring Lake. This year, the picnic will have as its theme “A Taste of Blaine,” in honor of the significant agricultural base in the township, and will be based […]

Search for next state Christmas tree begins

Search for next state Christmas tree begins

LANSING — The search for the State of Michigan Christmas tree is underway. The state is now taking nominations for the 2014 Christmas tree that will ultimately sit on the front lawn of the Capitol this November. The Department of Technology, Management and Budget announced they are now searching for a 65-foot spruce or fir. […]

Honor Bank announces promotions

Honor Bank announces promotions

HONOR — Michael Worden, President and CEO of Honor Bank, is pleased to announce the promotion of several Honor Bank employees.  Norm Plumstead was promoted to senior vice president and head of retail banking. Plumstead began his career with Honor Bank in June of 2000 as an account executive in Chicago. He was promoted to […]

Benzie Republicans open party headquarters

Benzie Republicans open party headquarters

BEULAH — Area republicans, local candidates and state Rep. Ray Franz attended the grand opening of the Benzie County Republican Party’s action center. The grand opening was held on July 24 at the center, located at 269 N. Michigan Avenue in Beulah, next to the mini-golf course. Aside from Franz, the opening was attended by Luke Londo, […]

Benzie County Democratic Party endorses millage items

BENZIE COUNTY — Several millage requests have been endorsed by the Executive Committee of the Benzie County Democratic Party. The requests will appear on the August 5 state primary election ballot. Reports on the requests were heard by the committee at their June meeting. All of the endorsements passed unanimously. Chairman of the Conservation District Board, Chris […]

Referee’s Association of Michigan recognizes Thompson for service

Referee’s Association of Michigan recognizes Thompson for service

MANISTEE — Chief Judge James M. Batzer, of the 19th Judicial Circuit Court, announced July 24, that the Referee’s Association of Michigan recently recognized Director of Family Services, David A. Thompson, for his years of service. The recognition was given to Thompson for providing compassionate justice serving children in his capacity as Chief Attorney-Referee for Manistee and […]