Manistee Senior Center get new Board members

Two have been appointed to the Manistee County Council on Aging (COA) by their Board of Directors.  Heather Volkema, of  Kaleva, Michigan and Patty Spencer, Manistee, Michigan. Ms. Volkema serves as an Advance Care Advisor and for Hospice of Michigan.   Ms. Spencer has been a teacher and served as Assistant Administrator in Adult and Alternative School programs. Sarah Howard, Executive Director of the Council On Aging says that nearly one in three Manistee County residents are seniors.

Sheriff report includes resisting and deer

The Mason County Sheriff's office activity report includes a one vehicle crash with no injury on Decker east of Jabavy yesterday morning. The 73-year-old Ludington man was flown by Aeromed to Grand Rapids hospital after suffering a medical emergency and crashing his vehicle into several mailboxes.

A 45-year-old Custer man was taken into protective custody yesterday morning after officers received a 911 call regarding a man walking in the village of Custer with a gun. Deputies discovered the call was unfounded and had been reported by the 45-year-old. Upon deputy's arrival, the 45-year-old pointed a broadhead arrow out of the second-story window. He was secured and transported to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital for further treatment.

A 62-year-old Scottville man was also arrested for resisting and opposing after the Scottville EZ mart called police reporting a man covered in blood. Upon arrival deputies followed the blood trail to the next-door trailer. After knocking on the door, a 62-year-old man reportedly rushed at deputies while screaming at them. Deputies made contact with a total of four people, all of whom were intoxicated, and learned the blood had come from a deer that had been struck and killed by a car in front of the home. The four had been cooking venison from the discarded carcass.

There was also a one vehicle crash with no injuries on US 10 and Brye and six car deer crashes.

Oceana County Grants awarded

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The Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation for Oceana County (CFOC) recently approved grant awards to a variety of community organizations in support of projects throughout Oceana County. A total of $16,919 was awarded.

CFOC’s Fall Grant Round include support for:

Contaminated candy in Manistee

The Manistee Police Department was contacted regarding a possible contaminated candy. A bite sized Reese’s peanut butter cup candy was turned over to the Police Department.

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This candy was reportedly gathered by a child trick or treating on Halloween. On top of the candy was a noticeable green particulate substance. The parent believes the candy was received while trick-or-treating in the area of 2nd to 4th street west of U.S. 31. The Police Department encourages everyone to carefully inspect all candy for damaged packaging or suspicious substances. The candy will be forwarded to the Michigan State Police Crime lab for testing purposes. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Manistee Police Department at 231-723-2533

Windmill experiences Maintenance


 Windmill Turbine number 30, located on Morton Road is experiencing some maintenance. Regular inspections earlier this year identified maintenance required on the blade bearings. Windmill blades have been removed in order to replace the required bearings. Consumers Energy expect the maintenance to be completed by the end of the week as long as weather continues to cooperate.

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