Thompsonville, MIHuron Daily Tribune

Thompsonville man seeking plea deal in criminal sexual conduct case

BEULAH — A Thompsonville man charged with criminal sexual conduct plans to seek a plea deal, according to his attorney. The request to adjourn a preliminary examination in the case of Aiden Johnston, 18, was made by attorney Jesse Williams, on Thursday in Benzie County's 85th District Court. Jennifer Tang...
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Elberta, MIHuron Daily Tribune

Cabbage Shed to host cabbage eating contest

ELBERTA — The Cabbage Shed in Elberta is proud to announce the first ever Competitive Cabbage Eating Competition as a fundraiser for the Elberta Farmers Market. The Cabbage Shed, which is named after the fact that the building used to house cabbage and produce from floor to ceiling, is showcasing its “leafy” heritage at 3 p.m. on July 3. A group of Benzie County residents will be competing to see who can eat the most cooked cabbage in three minutes. First place will win $250, second place $150 and third place $50.
Manistee County,

Lampricides to be used in Manistee County waterways

MANISTEE COUNTY — U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel plan to apply lampricides to the Little Manistee River system to kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom in Manistee County. The applications will take place between June 7-30. Applications are expected to be complete in about two days....

Plaque dedicated by Manistee group to promote peace

MANISTEE — Under light rain, the Manistee Peace Group dedicated a long-awaited plaque on Memorial Drive Saturday in Manistee. It was placed near the Nanking Peace Cherry tree the group planted near other displays which honor military veterans. "We live in a world where a strong military is necessary, but...

Munson Healthcare names new chief financial officer

MANISTEE — Munson Healthcare President and CEO Ed Ness announced recently that Alicia Maitland has been named chief financial officer for Munson Healthcare. She will be taking over the role from Mark Hepler who is retiring at the end of month. Maitland joined Munson Healthcare in August 2012 as the...
Free Soil, MIHuron Daily Tribune

Civil War reenactors come to Free Soil to celebrate July 4

FREE SOIL — The Michigan Second Cavalry Civil War reenactors return at 8:15 a.m. for Mass on Sunday, July 4 at St. John Cantius Church in Free Soil. There will be a presentation of the American flag before Mass. Taps and other patriotic music will be played during the services.

Looking Back for June 24: All hail Manistee National Forest Festival's Queen Bonnie!

The sounds of a familiar snappy cadence, plus the crackling of rifles, will reverberate along this year’s Forest Festival parade route as the Veterans of Foreign Wars drill team falls into formation after an absence of five years from the parade. Scheduled to participate in the parade are three drill team members who have been in the the unit since it formed in 1945. Those three regulars are Floyd Clement, leader since about 1949; Kurt Illig and Charles “Red’ Hansen.
Manistee County,

Meet Manistee's PFLAG founding member, why her mission matters

MANISTEE COUNTY — Linda Karle-Nelson, a founding member of PFLAG Manistee, said the organization's mission has three parts. "The national and the local organizations all have three focuses: support of LGBT people and their families, educating people in the community about who they are and advocacy — to work for a greater welcoming and supportive atmosphere locally and nationally," she said. "There's lots of work to do there these days."
Manistee County,

Manistee County reports one new COVID-19 case

MANISTEE — Manistee County has had 1,121 cases of COVID-19 and 19 deaths, as of the most recent data from Thursday's update provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. There has been one new case and no new deaths in the county since Wednesday. This is an...

Paul Oliver Ironman team: Raising funds for the community, in the community

FRANKFORT — Three local women from Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital will be participating as a team to raise funds for the hospital in IRONMAN 70.3 this fall. "The healthcare team at Munson Healthcare Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital (POMH) works hard every day to offer high quality, safe care close to home," reads a news release.

Old Kirke Museum to host summer program

MANISTEE — The Old Kirke Museum will again open its doors next month. The first in its “First Person Story and Songs” programs will be held at 10 a.m. on July 1 with a brand new exhibit, “LEg GOdt, Play Well,” about those great Danish building bricks, which will be in the oldest Danish Lutheran Church building in America in the lower exhibit space.