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A special publication of the

LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS

2017

FACT

BOOK INCLUDING: Arcadia Township Bear Lake Township Brown Township Cleon Township Dickson Township Filer Charter Township Manistee Township Maple Grove Township Marilla Township Norman Township Onekama Township Pleasanton Township Springdale Township Stronach Township Bear Lake Village Copemish Village Eastlake Village Kaleva Village Onekama Village City of Manistee

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Manistee County Departments County Clerk As county clerk, Jill Nowak is responsible for maintaining public records for Manistee County residents and providing related information in a timely manner. The clerk’s office has three main functions: maintaining vital county records, serving as election coordinator and clerk of the circuit court, and processing/maintaining all circuit court files. Vital records include marriage licenses, birth certificates and death certificates. In addition, the clerk’s office is responsible for all election activities in Manistee County. Concealed pistol licenses are issued from this office. The county clerk is also clerk for the Manistee County Board of Commissioners, the

Board of Canvassers, the County Election Commission, Jury Board, the County Apportionment Board, and the County Plat Board.

The department acts as GIS analyst for the county, maintaining, developing and modeling spatial data and production of spatial data on maps.

ADDRESS: 415 Third St., Manistee 49660 HOURS: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday PHONE: (231) 723-3331 EMAIL: clerk@manisteecountymi.gov

ADDRESS: 415 Third St., Manistee 49660 HOURS: 8:30 a.m.- noon; 1-5 p.m. Mon - Fri. PHONE: (231) 723-6041 EMAIL: planning@manisteecountymi.gov

Planning Department

Register of Deeds

Rob Carson is the Manistee County planner. The planning department compiles data, maps and reports for polices on land use, development, environment and infrastructure. The planning department also issues new addresses and provides information on zoning ordinances, subdivision/site condominium projects, dividing land, addresses, census, county statistics, grants and planning.

Marylynn Wrzesinski serves as Manistee County’s register of deeds. The register maintains official records relating to real property, or land, located in the county. The register of deeds records, indexes and retains an image of documents relating to real estate. ADDRESS: 415 Third St., Manistee 49660 HOURS: 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. PHONE: (231) 723-2146


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Manistee County Departments Prosecutor’s Office

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DESCRIPTION ANALYST JENNIFER KIRCHINGER: jlkirchinger@manisteecountymi.gov

As the Manistee County prosecutor, Jason H. Haag is the chief law enforcement official of the county. The prosecutor reviews, authorizes and prosecutes felonies and misdemeanors, as well as juvenile delinquency offenses. Haag also represents the county in criminal matters in district and circuit courts and the family court, as well as the court of appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court. He also represents the county board of commissioners and other departments regarding legal matters. ADDRESS: 415 Third St., Manistee 49660 HOURS: 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday through Friday PHONE: (231) 723-7518

Equalization The equalization department surveys assessments such as land and lake value studies, sales, appraisal and economic condition factor studies to create uniformity

Sheriff’s Office

by class among each township and city in the county. The department also maintains assessment and tax rolls, including names, addresses, descriptions, and more. ADDRESS: 415 Third St., Manistee 49660 HOURS: 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday-Friday PHONE: (231) 723-5957 DIRECTOR ROGER ELBERS: rjelbers@manisteecountymi.gov APPRAISER/DEPUTY DIRECTOR HEATHER VASQUEZ: hvasquez@manisteecountymi.gov APPRAISER LISA SENTERS: lasenters@manisteecountymi.gov PROPERTY DESCRIPTION/GIS SPECIALIST LYNN JENSEN: lkjensen@manisteecountymi.gov

John O’Hagan is the sheriff of Manistee County. Ken Falk serves as the undersheriff and Lieutenant Steve Pizzala serves as the jail administrator. The sheriff’s office is responsible for public safety in Manistee County. Officers respond to calls on crimes ranging from petty theft to homicide. ADDRESS: 1525 E. Parkdale Ave., Manistee 49660 HOURS: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. PHONE: (231) 723-8393, non-emergency only UNDERSHERIFF KEN FALK: (231) 723-8393, ext. 5102 JAIL ADMINISTRATOR Steve Pizzala: (231) 723-8393, ext. 5104

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Manistee County departments

Animal Control As the animal control officer for Manistee County, J.R. Nelson helps ensure the health, safety and welfare of animals. Animal control enforces state laws and local ordinances regarding animal control; protects pets from abuse, neglect and homelessness; and provides temporary housing for animals. Animal control also coordinates with the Homeward Bound Animal Shelter to provide adoptions. When necessary, animal control administers humane euthanasia. ADDRESS: 736 Paws Trail, Manistee 49660 HOURS: Noon-6 p.m. Wednesday, noon4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday CENTRAL DISPATCH: (231) 723-6241 ANIMAL CONTROL PHONE: (231) 723-3170 HOMEWARD BOUND SHELTER PHONE: (231) 723-7387

Treasurer’s Office As treasurer of Manistee County, Russell Pomeroy is responsible for county funds, as well as deposits and cash receipts. The treasurer collects and maintains records for property taxes and unpaid taxes and also sends delinquent notices, sells plat books and answers or refers questions from the public. ADDRESS: 415 Third St., Manistee 49660 HOURS: 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday-Friday PHONE: (231) 723-3173 E-MAIL: treas@manisteecountymi.gov

Probate Court The probate judge for Manistee County is the Honorable Thomas N. Brunner. Other court staff members are Deidre Robison, probate register; Michele Chesebro, deputy probate register; and Michele Lantis, court reporter. The probate court has jurisdiction over the probate of decedent estates, or the transfer of property from a deceased person’s estate; disputes regarding trusts; appointing guardians or conservators for incapacitated adults, minors, and the developmentally disabled; the involuntary treatment of the mentally ill; filing wills; registering foreign births; and the appointment of members to the

boundary commission and the soldiers’ relief commission. ADDRESS: 415 Third St., Manistee 49660 HOURS: 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday – Friday PHONE: (231) 723-3261

85th District Court The 85th District Court holds jurisdiction over municipal civil infractions, traffic civil infractions, misdemeanors, landlord and tenant relations, civil lawsuits concerning less than $25,000, small claims hearings, and civil weddings. ADDRESS: 415 Third St., second floor of courthouse, Manistee 49660 HOURS: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday – Friday PHONE: (231) 723-5010

19th Circuit Court The 19th Judicial Circuit includes two counties, Manistee and Benzie. The chief justice is the Honorable David Thompson. The court handles lawsuits regarding issues of state law and also federal law. The circuit court handles original jurisdiction in all civil cases involving more than $25,000; in all criminal cases where the offense involves a felony or certain serious misdemeanors called high court misdemeanors; and in all domestic relations cases, including divorce (with and without children), paternity, URESA and support actions. The circuit court also holds juris-

diction over matters which include but are not limited to neglect/abuse matters, juvenile delinquency matters and adoptions, emancipation of minors, and name changes and personal protection orders. In addition, the circuit court hears cases appealed from lower courts, such as district and probate, and from administrative agencies of state government. ADDRESS: 415 Third St. Manistee, MI 49660 HOURS: 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday-Friday PHONE: (231) 723-6664

Emergency Management/ Department of Homeland Security In his capacity as emergency management director, Lieutenant Brian Gutowski coordinates mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery activities for emergencies or disasters within Manistee County. Gutowski also conducts training, as well as exercises, with the Manistee County Emergency Response team. He also coordinates emergency activities with the state and nearby jurisdictions, as well as educates the public on protection of life and property in a disaster situation. Gutowski is responsible for developing emergency operation plans with local facilities, and assuring that eligibility requirements are met for state and federal aid. ADDRESS: 1525 E. Parkdale Ave., Manistee 49660 HOURS: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday – Friday PHONE: (231)-723-9970


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Manistee area schools Manistee Intermediate School District Jeff Jennette is the superintendent of Manistee Intermediate School District. The ISD board meets the third Tuesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the ISD office. The Manistee Intermediate School District services four public school districts, one public academy and two non-public schools. ADDRESS: 772 E. Parkdale Ave., Manistee 49660 HOURS: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday PHONE: (231) 723-6205

Bear Lake Schools Marlen Cordes is the superintendent of Bear Lake Schools. Sarah Harless is the school principal. ADDRESS: 7748 Cody St., Bear Lake 49614 PHONE: (231) 864-3133

Kaleva Norman Dickson Schools Kaleva Norman Dickson serves the eastern portion of Manistee County. Marlen Cordes serves as Kaleva Norman Dickson superintendent. Jakob Veith is the K-12 principal.

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Manistee Catholic Schools

Ron Stoneman is the superintendent of Manistee Public Schools. Andrew Huber is the middle/high school principal and Jason Traviss is the assistant middle/high school principal. Three elementary schools serve the district:

The principal of Manistee Catholic Schools is Jason Allen and the dean of students is Ed Kolanowski. Students at Manistee Catholic study the tenets of the Catholic faith and attend Mass weekly. Grades preschool-12.

KENNEDY ELEMENTARY ADDRESS: 550 Maple St., Manistee 49660 PHONE: (231) 723-3271 JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY ADDRESS: 515 Bryant Ave., Manistee 49660 PHONE: (231) 723-9285 MADISON ELEMENTARY ADDRESS: 1309 Madison Road, Manistee 49660 PHONE: (231) 723-5212

Onekama Consolidated Schools

WEBSITE: www.sabers.org ADDRESS: Manistee Catholic Central School, 1200 U.S. 31 South, Manistee 49660 PHONE: (231) 723-2529

Trinity Lutheran Schools Trinity Lutheran is both a church and a school. Grades K-8 and ages 3-4 year preschool program are offered. ADDRESS: 420 Oak St., Manistee 49660 CHURCH PHONE: (231) 723-5149 SCHOOL PHONE: (231) 723-8700

Kevin Hughes is the superintendent of Onekama Consolidated Schools. Gina Hagan serves as principal for grades K-12. Amy Brown is director for Leaps and Bounds Early Childhood Education program.

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Manistee National Forest The Manistee National Forest is one of only two national forests in lower Michigan. Combined with the Huron National Forest, the forests comprise nearly a million acres of untouched woodland. The Huron-Manistee National Forests contain rare ecological features, such as dry sand prairie remnants, coastal marshlands, dunes, oak savannahs, fens, bogs and marshes. The forest is host to 120 miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail. Visit the office for information about snowmobiling, camping, hiking, fishing and more, or to purchase a recreation pass. DISTRICT RANGER: Jim Thompson ADDRESS: 412 Red Apple Road, Manistee HOURS: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday PHONE: (231) 723-2211

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CASMAN Academy is the only public charter school in Manistee County. The school’s director is Shelly VanVoorst. The school serves grades 7-12.


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Manistee County Transportation has served the county for more than 35 years. County-wide transportation is available Monday through Friday with limited options on Saturday. Free rides are offered to West Shore Community College (except in the summer) and to Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Only cash is accepted. ADDRESS: 180 Memorial Dr., Manistee 49660 HOURS: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday WEBSITE: www.manisteecountytransportation.com DISPATCH: (231) 723-6525 or 1-800-775-7433 ADMINISTRATIVE LINE: (231) 723-6561

Manistee County Secretary of State The Secretary of State issues driver’s licenses, state identification cards and vehicle registrations. Persons who wish to be an organ donor can register at the same time as they renew their driver’s license. A Recreation Passport to Michigan State Parks and Forests can be purchased with license plates. ADDRESS: 1638 U.S. 31 South, Manistee, MI 49660 HOURS: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday, with lunch between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. with lunch between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. PHONE: (888) 767-6424

District Health Department No. 10 The Manistee County office of District Health Department No. 10 offers cancer screenings, as well as family planning clinics, flu clinics, sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing, immunizations, and WIC, a nutrition program. In addition, District Health No. 10 offers a maternal health program for women through the start of pregnancy up to two months after delivery, and infants from birth through one year of age. Call (231) 745-4663 for more information. A full list of District Health Department No. 10 services can be found at the website. WEBSITE: www.dhd10.org ADDRESS: 385 Third St., Manistee 49660 PHONE: (231) 723-3595 WIC: (231) 723-3971 HOURS: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday

Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital Patients at Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital receive a full range of emergency, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services in a modern facility. The non-profit, 45-bed acute care hospital in Manistee is located on U.S. 31 North and is governed by a local board. It is a fully integrated member of the Munson Healthcare system. ADDRESS: 1465 E. Parkdale Ave., Manistee 49660 HOURS: Emergency 24/7. Walk-in clinic 7 a.m.7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday WEBSITE: munsonhealthcare.org/manistee PHONE: (231) 398-1000

Manistee County Council on Aging The Council on Aging offers numerous services to seniors in Manistee County, including dining, a food bank, income tax preparation, a Medicare/Medicaid assistance program counselor, legal consultation, and more. The senior center offers exercise classes, among other activities, and is a place for seniors to socialize. ADDRESS: 457 River St., Manistee 49660 HOURS: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Lunch is served daily at noon. PHONE: (231) 723-6477

Manistee County Council on Aging offers programs for seniors.

Centra Wellness Network Centra Wellness Network, also known as Manistee-Benzie Community Mental Health, provides wellness-oriented services and support for individuals with mental illness and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities, and for children with emotional disturbances. Their purpose is to help qualified individuals of all ages in their pursuit of happiness by removing any barriers towards recovery and full community inclusion in order to achieve good mental health and to fully participate in community life, utilizing all resources in line with their individual needs, wants and desires. ADDRESS: 2198 U.S. 31 South, Manistee, 49660 HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. PHONE: 24-hour crisis hotline: 877-398-2013


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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

State Senator Darwin Booher

State Rep. Curt VanderWall

Rick Snyder, Republican, Michigan’s 48th governor, was sworn into office Jan. 1, 2011. A native of Battle Creek, he began his working life as an accountant and later became executive vice president of Gateway Computers. Gov. Snyder was elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.

Darwin Booher, Republican, 35th District state senator, serves Lake County in addition to Benzie, Crawford, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Mason, Missaukee, Ogemaw, Osceola, Roscommon, and Wexford. A graduate of Evart High School, Sen. Booher completed his education at the University of Madison, Bank School and Michigan Assessor’s School. He previously served three terms in the Michigan House of Representatives.

Curt VanderWall was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2016. VanderWall represents the 101st District, which includes Leelanau, Benzie, Manistee and Mason counties. He is the owner of Turf Care Mole Man of Ludington. Before being elected to the Michigan House, Rep. VanderWall served as commissioner and chairman for the Mason County Board of Commissioners. Curt is currently chair of the Women’s Jericho House Board.

PHONE: (517) 373-3400 or Constituent Services, (517) 335-7858 FAX: (517) 335-6863 WEBSITE: www.michigan.gov/snyder MAILING ADDRESS: Governor Rick Snyder, P.O. Box 30013, Lansing, MI 48909 NORTHERN MICHIGAN OFFICE: 234 West Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855 PHONE: (906) 228-2850 WASHINGTON D.C. OFFICE: 444 N. Capitol St. NW, Hall of the States, Suite 411, Washington, D.C. 20001 OFFICE PHONE: (202) 624-5840

PHONE: (517) 373-1725 EMAIL: SenDBooher@senate.michigan.gov WEBSITE: www.senatordarwinbooher.com OFFICE ADDRESS: 201 Townsend St., Suite #3200, Lansing, MI 48933 MAILING ADDRESS: Senator Darwin Booher P.O. Box 30036, Lansing, MI 48909-7536

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Manistee County communities Arcadia Township

Brown Township

Arcadia Township, on the northwestern edge of Manistee County, boasts miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. Its three-day-long festival, Arcadia Daze, the fourth weekend of July, features arts and crafts, fishing, children’s games, nightly entertainment, fireworks, and more. WEBSITE: www.townshipofarcadia.org ADDRESS: 3422 Lake St., Arcadia 49613 P.O. Box 318 PHONE: (231) 889-4463 ORVS: Yes BURN PERMITS: No GARBAGE PICKUP: Most residents use privately-owned Republic trash service. There is a recycle station at Township Hall. TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR: Janice McCraner EMAIL: supervisorjanicemccraner@townshipofarcadia.org TOWNSHIP CLERK: Patrice Wisner EMAIL: clerk@townshipofarcadia.org TOWNSHIP TREASURER: Debbra Eckhout EMAIL: treasurertwparcadia@gmail.com

Bear Lake Township Bear Lake Township is located east of Onekama. One of its biggest assets is Bear Lake itself, a center for recreation. Twothirds of the township is dedicated to agriculture or forest, while a third is residential. ADDRESS: 7771 Lake St., Bear Lake 49614 P.O. Box 187 PHONE: (231) 864-3620 WEBSITE: www.bearlaketwp.com ORVS: Yes with exceptions- see website BURN PERMITS: No GARBAGE: Two-hour garbage collection takes place two Saturdays a month and 24/7 recycling at the township hall. Private curbside service is also available. TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR: Jeff Harthun TOWNSHIP CLERK: Deanna Pattison TOWNSHIP TREASURER: Julie Griffis

Brown Township, located in the center of Manistee County, is known for its agriculture. The Big Manistee River also attracts visitors. TOWNSHIP HALL: 8233 Coates Hwy., Manistee 49660 PHONE: (231) 723-4481 ORVS: No BURN PERMITS: No GARBAGE: Garbage pickup is the first and third Saturday of the month from 9-11 a.m. at Township Hall. Some residents use private garbage collection services. TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR/ZONING ADMINISTRATOR: Paul Adamski PHONE: (231) 510-7887 TOWNSHIP CLERK: Pamela Tompke PHONE: (231) 889-5785 TOWNSHIP TREASURER: Cheryl Schaefer PHONE: (231) 477-5770 TOWNSHIP ASSESSOR: Connie Anderson PHONE: (231) 843-4367

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Cleon Township Cleon Township is located in the northeasternmost portion of Manistee County, bordering Benzie County to the north and Wexford County to the east. ADDRESS: 16505 Imhoff Dr., Copemish 49625 PHONE: (231) 378-2616 ORVS: Yes BURN PERMITS: No GARBAGE: There is an annual cleanup day the first weekend in June. Residents contract privately for garbage collection services. TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR: Jeff Stanton PHONE: (231) 378-2616 EMAIL: cleonsupervisor@goacentek.net FAX: (231) 378-2262 TOWNSHIP CLERK: Melisa Kalina PHONE: (231) 378-2616 Wednesday 5-7 p.m. EMAIL: cleontownship@acegroup.cc TOWNSHIP TREASURER: Linda Cudney PHONE: (231) 378-2545 Thursday 6-8 p.m. EMAIL: Ludney@aol.com

Dickson Township Dickson Township is home to a number of notable cemeteries, parks and lakes. Wexford County lies along its eastern border. ADDRESS: 14270 Coates Hwy., Brethren 49619 PHONE: (231) 477-5885 ORVS: Limited use BURN PERMITS: No GARBAGE: There is a township landfill and compactor, as well as recycling, and public services when the compactor is full. The garbage days are Wednesday evenings from the first Wednesday in May until the last weekend in August. The rest of the year, garbage is on Saturdays. TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR: Sharon Buning TOWNSHIP CLERK: Wendy Maier EMAIL: dickson@kaltelnet.net TOWNSHIP TREASURER: Bertha Asiala

Filer Charter Township Filer Charter Township is home to Magoon Creek Park, a 97-acre park off Red Apple Road. The park boasts 2,300 feet of Lake Michigan shoreline as well as dunes, rolling hills and valleys perfect for hiking and picnicing. WEBSITE: filertownship.com ADDRESS: 2505 Filer City Road, Manistee 49660 PHONE: (231) 723-3138 HOURS: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m.- noon and 1-3 p.m. ORVS: No ordinance. BURN PERMITS: Call (231) 723-3138 GARBAGE: Weekly trash pickup, paid for by a millage. On the first pickup date of each month, there is one large item allowed. TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR: Terry Walker PHONE: (231) 723-3138, ext. 18 TOWNSHIP CLERK: Kathy Gutowski PHONE: (231) 723-3138, ext. 13 TOWNSHIP TREASURER: Thomas Stege PHONE: (231) 723-3138, ext. 11

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Manistee County communities

Manistee Township Manistee Township is home to Little River Casino Resort, which draws people from far outside the county. The township borders Lake Michigan and also contains a portion of the Big Manistee River. WEBSITE: manisteetownship.com ADDRESS: 410 Holden St., Manistee 49660 PHONE: (231) 723-6507 EMAIL: manisteetwp@gmail.com ORVS: No ordinance BURN PERMITS: Call (231) 723-3138 GARBAGE: Garbage collection is paid for through property taxes. Collection day is either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday depending on the area of the township. TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR: Dennis R. Bjorkquist PHONE: (231) 723-6507 ext. 11 EMAIL: supervisormanisteetownship@gmail.com TOWNSHIP CLERK: Dianne Taylor PHONE: (231) 723-6507 ext. 10 EMAIL: manisteetwp@gmail.com TOWNSHIP TREASURER: Connie Jankwietz PHONE: (231) 723-6507 ext. 14

Maple Grove Township Maple Grove Township, located in the center of Manistee County, surrounds the village of Kaleva, known for the Makinen Bottle House Museum, which was built in 1941 out of 60,000 glass bottles and is listed in the National Historic Register. ADDRESS: 9213 Aura St., Kaleva 49645 P.O. Box 48, Kaleva, 49645 PHONE: (231) 362-3825 HOURS: Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., and Wednesday 6-8 p.m. ORVS: call for information BURN PERMITS: No GARBAGE: A transfer station is open every Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., on Healy Lake Road. TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR: H. Wayne Beldo TOWNSHIP CLERK: Amanda Ferwerda TOWNSHIP TREASURER: Cathryn Jezowski

Marilla Township Marilla Township lies on the eastern edge of Manistee County, bordering Wexford County. The township hall itself is a draw for visitors, with a historical museum and three buildings—a trapper’s cabin, a pioneer house and a barn - all representing township history. ADDRESS: 991 Marilla Road, Copemish 49625 PHONE: (231) 362-3555 HOURS: Wednesday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. ORVS: Yes BURN PERMITS: No GARBAGE: Red bags can be purchased at area stores and set out for garbage collection. Others choose to contract privately for pickup. TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR: Dave Barrett PHONE: (616) 844-8543 TOWNSHIP CLERK: Connie Napier PHONE: (231) 378-4874 TOWNSHIP TREASURER: Phyllis Cholette PHONE: (231) 378-2399

Norman Township

Onekama Township

Pleasanton Township

Norman Township is located in the southeastern extremity of Manistee County, bordering Wexford County to the east and Lake County to the south. The township draws many tourists for its fishing and hunting opportunities.

Lake Michigan shoreline and all of Portage Lake can be found in Onekama Township. Located in the western portion of Manistee County, the township surrounds the Village of Onekama.

Pleasanton Township is primarily agricultural land. About two-thirds of Bear Lake is located in the township with miles of waterfront. There are many cottages and second homes on the lake. The northern portion of the township features a Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy nature preserve.

EMAIL: normanclerk@yahoo.com PHONE: (231) 848-4564 ORVS: No. BURN PERMITS: No GARBAGE: A truck visits the transfer station, 6th St. at Spruce St. Residents can bring garbage Wednesday 4-6, or Saturday 9 a.m. - noon. ADDRESS: P.O. Box 143, Wellston, 49689 TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR: Richard Mobley EMAIL: normanclerk@yahoo.com TOWNSHIP CLERK: Mary E. Soule ADDRESS: 4016 Susan St., Wellston, 49689 PHONE: (231) 859-4337 EMAIL: normanclerk@yahoo.com TOWNSHIP TREASURER: Merrill Tighe P.O. Box 143, Wellston, 49689 EMAIL: normantreasurer@yahoo.com

WEBSITE: onekama.info ADDRESS: 5435 Main St., Onekama 49675 PHONE: (231) 889-3308 HOURS: Monday-Wednesday 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. ORVS: Allowed on specific roads. BURN PERMITS: No GARBAGE: The township does not pay for garbage collection; residents hire their own services. A recycling dumpster is located in the township hall parking lot for both township and village residents. TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR: David Meister EMAIL: assessors@onekamatwp.org TOWNSHIP CLERK: Shelli Johnson EMAIL: clerk@onekamatwp.org TOWNSHIP TREASURER: LaVonne Beebe EMAIL: treasurer@onekamatwp.org

WEBSITE: www.pleasantontownship.org ADDRESS: 8958 Lumley Road, Bear Lake 49614 PHONE: (231) 864-2584 ORVS: Yes, on most roads. BURN PERMITS: No GARBAGE: A truck collects twice a month. A transfer station and a recycling station are also available. Garbage pickup is by the bag. Others pay for private service. TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR: Carol Merrill ADDRESS: 7320 Norconk Road, Bear Lake 49614 PHONE: (231) 864-2587 TOWNSHIP CLERK: Amy Cross ADDRESS: P.O. Box 145, Bear Lake 49614 PHONE: (231) 864-3238 TOWNSHIP TREASURER: Judy Girven ADDRESS: 14695 Pleasanton Hwy., Bear Lake 49614 PHONE: (231) 864-3470


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Springdale Township

Bear Lake Village

Eastlake Village

Springdale Township, located in the northern portion of Manistee County bordering on Benzie County, contains much of Pere Marquette State Forest. The campground at Healy Lake also attracts visitors.

The Village of Bear Lake, located off Chippewa Highway, is a center for summer tourism thanks to its proximity to Bear Lake, the Manistee National Forest and the Pere Marquette State Forest.

WEBSITE: springdaletownship.org ADDRESS: 14992 Glovers Lake Road, Bear Lake 49614 ORVS: far right of maintained roads with exceptions noted on web site BURN PERMITS: No GARBAGE: Residents use private services such as Allied Waste. TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR: Brian A. Moore PHONE: (231) 383-1405 TOWNSHIP CLERK: Penny Nelson PHONE: (231) 378-2252 TOWNSHIP TREASURER: Richard Hitchingham PHONE: (231) 864-2531

WEBSITE: bearlakemichigan.org VILLAGE OFFICES: 12376 Virginia St. PO Box 175, Bear Lake 49614 PHONE: (231) 970-2066 ORVS: No GARBAGE: Collection can be done through Bear Lake Township or weekly home pick up can be done by purchasing designated waste bags from the village office. VILLAGE PRESIDENT: Jeff Bair VILLAGE CLERK: Cindy McPherson EMAIL: bearlakeclerk@gmail.com VILLAGE TREASURER: Sally King

Eastlake Village is known for Bullfrog Highway, aka Main Street, a willow-lined road which, in the summer, “is just like driving through a Southern plantation.” Eastlake also has the oldest operating fire department in Manistee County, since 1851.

Stronach Township Stronach Township, located in southern Manistee County bordering on Mason County, is known for its parks and recreation areas. ADDRESS: 2471 Main St., Manistee 49660 PHONE: (231) 723-7983 WEBSITE: stronachtownship.net ORVS: No BURN PERMITS: No GARBAGE: A garbage millage pays for collection. TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR: Phil Vadeboncoeur PHONE: (231) 723-7648 EMAIL: townshipsupervisor@stronachtownship.net TOWNSHIP CLERK: Barbara Rishel PHONE: (231) 398-9025 EMAIL: townshipclerk@stronachtownship.net

VILLAGE OFFICES: 175 Main St., Eastlake 49626 PHONE: (231) 723-9558 ORVS: Yes, on the far side of village streets GARBAGE: Weekly collection is paid through taxes VILLAGE PRESIDENT: Dan Golden EMAIL: dangolden@fireplugcharters.com EMAIL: eastlakevillage49626@gmail.com VILLAGE CLERK: Janet Golden EMAIL: eastlakevillage@eastlakevillage.biz VILLAGE TREASURER: Bonnie Dutkavich EMAIL: bonnie_bone66@hotmail.com

Copemish Village Copemish Village, located in the northeast of Manistee County, lies just off Cadillac Highway. The village offers a popular children’s park. Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., Village Hall. VILLAGE OFFICES: 16798 First St., Copemish 49625 PHONE: (231) 378-4652 ORVS: No GARBAGE: Residents must contract privately. There is a spring clean-up once a year. VILLAGE PRESIDENT: Ron Bytwerk PHONE: (231) 651-0286 EMAIL: rondale@acegroup.cc VILLAGE CLERK: Elaine Gibbs EMAIL: gibbsela@gmail.com VILLAGE TREASURER: Deborah Longo

Kaleva Village Kaleva Village, located in the middle of Maple Grove Township, offers many fishing and outdoors activities. Kaleva Roadside Park is a popular campground located in the village. PHONE: (231) 362-3366 WEBSITE: villageofkaleva.com EMAIL: villageofkaleva@yahoo.com HOURS: Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. ORVS: Yes GARBAGE: A transfer station is open every Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., on Healy Lake Road. VILLAGE PRESIDENT: Kim Somsel VILLAGE CLERK: Sonya Potts VILLAGE TREASURER: Judith Schafer


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Onekama Village

City of Manistee

A number of restaurants and shops can be found in the Village of Onekama. Other draws include charter fishing, camping, hiking and golfing.

Thad Taylor is the city manager of Manistee and can be reached at (231) 398-2801 or via email at ttaylor@manisteemi.gov. As the largest town in Manistee County, the City of Manistee offers many restaurants and shops, as well as entertainment venues like the Ramsdell Theatre and the Vogue Theatre. Manistee boasts three pristine beaches: First Street, Fifth Avenue, and Man-Made Lake.

WEBSITE: onekama.info VILLAGE OFFICES: Farr Center, 5283 Main St., Onekama 49675 PHONE: (231) 889-3171 ORVS: No GARBAGE: Village residents are responsible for their own garbage, but can visit the recycling station at the Onekama Township Hall. There is also a clean-up day each summer. VILLAGE PRESIDENT: Roger Burger PHONE: (231) 889-3171 EMAIL: president@villageofonekama.org VILLAGE CLERK: Ruth M. Hudson PHONE: (231) 889-3171 EMAIL: clerk@villageofonekama.org VILLAGE TREASURER: Nikki Jach PHONE: (231) 233-5825 EMAIL: treasurer@villageofonekama.org

WEBSITE: www.manisteemi.gov CITY HALL: 70 Maple St., Manistee 49660 HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday PHONE: (231) 723-2558 ORVS: No DEPARTMENT PHONE NUMBERS: Manager (231) 398-2801 Assessor (231) 398-2802 Clerk (231) 398-2803 Treasurer (231) 398-2804 Planning & Zoning (231) 398-2805 Fire (231) 723-3519 Police (231) 723-2533 Public Works (231) 723-7132

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

The Little River Ottawa descends from members of certain Grand River Ottawa Bands who live in villages located on the Manistee River, Pere Marquette River and several villages on the Grand River system in Michigan. As a result of historic circumstances, that portion of the Grand River Ottawa people, now known as the Little River Band of Ottawa, had its status as a federally recognized Indian tribe reaffirmed and restored by the United States in 1994. The tribe is led by Ogema Larry Romanelli and offers a variety of services to its membership. The tribe also operates a natural resources office that oversees hunting and fishing and a highly successful sturgeon program. The LRBOI operates the Little River Casino Resort, which opened in 1999. Since then, it has expanded in multiple stages. For more information on the tribe’s functions in Manistee County, and the tribe in general, visit www.lrboi.com.

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17 — 40TH ANNUAL SPIRIT OF THE WOODS FOLK FESTIVAL, Dickson Township Park, Brethren 17 — MANISTEE FARMERS’ MARKET, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., Memorial Drive at Washington St. Manistee 17 — MANISTEE SAINTS HOME BASEBALL GAMES, 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Rietz Park, Manistee 18 — LIVE MUSIC SUNDAYS ON THE PORCH with The Kimes Sisters, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee 18 — MANISTEE SAINTS HOME BASEBALL GAMES, 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Rietz Park, Manistee 19 — MANISTEE SHORELINE SHOWCASE: 7 p.m., First St. Beach 23 — LADIES CLASSIC PRO/AM FISHING TOURNAMENT 24 — MANISTEE FARMERS’ MARKET, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., Memorial Drive at Washington St, Manistee 24-25 — BUDWEISER PRO/AM FISHING TOURNAMENT 25 — LIVE MUSIC SUNDAYS ON THE PORCH WITH DON RABINETTE, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee 26 — CONCERT IN THE PARK, Onekama Village Park 27 — MANISTEE SHORELINE SHOWCASE: 7 p.m., First St. Beach, Manistee 30 — MANISTEE NATIONAL FOREST BUS TOUR, 10 a.m., call U.S. Forest Service (231) 723-2211 30 — LUCAS PAUL BAND AT BUD LIGHT KICKOFF PARTY 9 p.m. First St. Beach, Manistee 30-JULY 4 — MANISTEE NATIONAL FOREST FESTIVAL for a complete list of events see manisteeforestfestival.com 30-JULY 1 — “PIPPIN” MUSICAL, Friday/Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m., Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee 30-JULY 2 — B17 BOMBER YANKEE LADY, Manistee Blacker Airport, Manistee 30-JULY 4 — MANISTEE FOREST FESTIVAL MARKETPLACE, Manistee 30-JULY 4 — TJ SCHMIDT CARNIVAL, First St. Beach, Manistee 30-JULY 4 — THE HIDDEN LIVES OF OBJECTS, Manistee County Historical Museum, Manistee

JULY

1 — MANISTEE FARMERS’ MARKET, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., Memorial Drive at Washington St, Manistee 1 — FIRECRACKER 5K RUN/WALK & 1K FUN RUN, 8 a.m., Manistee Area High School 1 — LIVE MUSIC ON THE PORCH with Chris Skellenger and Andre Viloch, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee 1 — WHISPERING PINES ANIMAL KINGDOM, First St. Beach, Manistee 1 — FOREST FESTIVAL BOOK SALE, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Manistee County Library, Manistee 1 — CUSTOMS AND CLASSICS CAR SHOW, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Douglas Park, Manistee 1-2 — LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS Pow-Wow, noon to 7 p.m., 2608 Government Center Drive, Manistee 1 — SALT CITY ROCK AND BLUES BRINGIN’ IT HOME CONCERT, 7 p.m., First St. Beach, Manistee 1 — RICK SPRINGFIELD, 8 p.m., Little River Casino Resort, Manistee

1-2 — MANISTEE WORLDS OF ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Red Szymarek Park, Manistee 2 — MANISTEE SAINTS HOME BASEBALL GAMES, 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Rietz Park, Manistee 2 — LIVE MUSIC SUNDAYS ON THE PORCH with Zeke Clemons, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee 2 — SCOTTVILLE CLOWN BAND, 4 p.m., First St. Beach, Manistee 2 — BED RACES, 6:30 p.m., Manistee 3 — CONCERT IN THE PARK, Onekama Village Park 3 — MANISTEE FIREWORKS, dusk 4 — FOREST FESTIVAL PARADE, 10 a.m., downtown Manistee 4 — MANISTEE SHORELINE SHOWCASE: 7 p.m., First St. Beach, Manistee 8 — MANISTEE FARMERS’ MARKET, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., Memorial Drive at Washington St., Manistee 8 — DISCUSSION OF HERMAN MELVILLE, his life and Moby Dick, Manistee County Library, 1 p.m., 95 Maple St. Manistee 7-9 — BEAR LAKE DAYS, Bear Lake, celebrates the rich heritage and history of Bear Lake, and features a grand parade, fireworks spectacle over Bear Lake, food vendors, entertainment and much more! 7-9—”PIPPIN” MUSICAL, Friday/Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m., Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee 9 — LIVE MUSIC SUNDAYS ON THE PORCH with The Fremont John, 1:304:30 p.m., Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee 9 — ROOTS ON THE RIVER CONCERT with Escaping Pavement, 7 p.m., Jaycees Bandshell, Memorial Drive, Manistee 10 — CONCERT IN THE PARK, Onekama Village Park


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11 — MANISTEE SHORELINE SHOWCASE, 7 p.m., First St. Beach, Manistee 13 — ROOTS ON THE RIVER CONCERT 7 p.m., Jaycees Bandshell, Memorial Drive, Manistee 14-16 — KALEVA DAYS, Kaleva. A three-day community festival which includes music, food, car and tractor show, games, parade, beer tent, poker run, crafts, 5K run/walk, bake sales and more. 15 — FINISH LINE 5K WALK/RUN, Kaleva 15 — MANISTEE FARMERS’ MARKET, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., Memorial Drive at Washington St., Manistee 15 — MANISTEE SAINTS HOME BASEBALL GAMES, 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Rietz Park, Manistee 16 — MANISTEE SAINTS HOME BASEBALL GAMES, 1 p.m., Rietz Park, Manistee 16 — LIVE MUSIC SUNDAYS ON THE PORCH with The Kimes Sisters, 1:304:30 p.m., Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee 17 — CONCERT IN THE PARK, Onekama Village Park 18 — MANISTEE SHORELINE SHOWCASE: 7 p.m., First Street Beach, Manistee 20 — ROOTS ON THE RIVER CONCERT with Awesome Distraction, 7 p.m., Jaycees Bandshell, Memorial Drive, Manistee 21-23 — ARCADIA DAZE, Arcadia. Arts/crafts show, auto muster, 5k race, kids fishing and games, entertainment and grand parade 21-23 — MANISTEE SALMON SPLASH, Manistee 22 — MANISTEE FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m.1 p.m., Memorial Drive at Washington St., Manistee 22 — MANISTEE SAINTS HOME BASEBALL GAMES, 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Rietz Park, Manistee 22 — GRETCHEN WILSON, 8 p.m., Little River Casino Resort, Manistee 23 — MANISTEE SAINTS HOME BASEBALL GAMES, 1 p.m., Rietz Park, Manistee 23 — LIVE MUSIC SUNDAYS ON THE PORCH with Awesome Distraction, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee 24 — CONCERT IN THE PARK, Onekama Village Park 25 — MANISTEE SHORELINE SHOWCASE: 7 p.m., First St. Beach, Manistee 27 — ROOTS ON THE RIVER CONCERT with Lincoln County Process, 7 p.m., Jaycees Bandshell, Memorial Drive, Manistee 29 — MANISTEE FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., Memorial Drive at Washington St, Manistee 30 — LIVE MUSIC SUNDAYS ON THE PORCH with Don Rabinette, 1:304:30 p.m., Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee 31 — CONCERT IN THE PARK, Onekama Village Park

AUGUST

1 — MANISTEE SHORELINE SHOWCASE: 7 p.m., First St. Beach, Manistee 3 — ROOTS ON THE RIVER CONCERT with Appleseed Collective, 7 p.m., Jaycees Bandshell, Memorial Drive, Manistee 3-7 — ONEKAMA DAYS, Onekama. Arts and crafts, 5k run and walk, tennis tournament, classic car show, church bazaars and luncheons, hospitality tent, kids activities, dances, Friday night fireworks and Sunday parade 4 — CONCERTS AT THE LOG CABIN: 7 p.m., Log Cabin Outdoor Theater, Panu and Walta Streets, Kaleva. Bring lawn chair. 5 — MANISTEE FARMERS’ MARKET, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., Memorial Drive at

Washington St., Manistee 5 — SMALL BOAT BIG FISH TOURNAMENT, Manistee - www.mcsfa.org 5 — DISCUSSION OF CHAUCER, his life and Canterbury Tales, Manistee County Library, 1 p.m., 95 Maple St. Manistee 6 — LIVE MUSIC SUNDAYS ON THE PORCH with The Kimes Sisters, 1:304:30 p.m., Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee 7 — CONCERT IN THE PARK, Onekama Village Park 8 — MANISTEE SHORELINE SHOWCASE: 7 p.m., First St. Beach, Manistee 10 — ROOTS ON THE RIVER CONCERT with North Carolines, 7 p.m., Jaycees Bandshell, Memorial Drive, Manistee 11 — CONCERTS AT THE LOG CABIN: 7 p.m., Log Cabin Outdoor Theater, Panu and Walta Streets, Kaleva. Bring lawn chair. 12 — MANISTEE FARMERS’ MARKET, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., Memorial Drive at Washington St., Manistee 12 — HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR, 8 p.m., Little River Casino Resort, Manistee 12 — LIVE MUSIC ON THE PORCH with Al Shackman and Friends, 1:304:30 p.m., Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee 13 — LIVE MUSIC SUNDAYS ON THE PORCH with Dags and Zeke Clemons, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee 11-12 — DOWNTOWN MANISTEE SIDEWALK SALES 12 — GRAPES ON THE RIVER pairs local cuisine and Michigan wine. This event hosts live entertainment, while relaxing in the park at the Manistee Municipal Marina 14 — CONCERT IN THE PARK, Onekama Village Park


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Manistee County events 15 — MANISTEE SHORELINE SHOWCASE: 7 p.m., First Street Beach, Manistee 18-20 — “TRAILER PARK” MUSICAL, Friday/Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m., Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee 18 — CONCERTS AT THE LOG CABIN: 7 p.m., Log Cabin Outdoor Theater, Panu and Walta Streets, Kaleva. Bring lawn chair. 19 — QUEENSRYCHE, 8 p.m., Little River Casino Resort, Manistee 17 — ROOTS ON THE RIVER CONCERT with Roosevelt Diggs, 7 p.m., Jaycees Bandshell, Memorial Drive, Manistee 19 — MANISTEE FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., Memorial Drive at Washington St., Manistee 20 — LIVE MUSIC SUNDAYS ON THE PORCH with Don Rabinette, 1:304:30 p.m., Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee 22-26 — MANISTEE COUNTY FAIR, Fairgrounds, M-22, Onekama 22 — MANISTEE SHORELINE SHOWCASE: 7 p.m., First St. Beach, Manistee 24 — ROOTS ON THE RIVER CONCERT with Cousin Curtiss, 7 p.m., Jaycees Bandshell, Memorial Drive, Manistee 25-27 — “TRAILER PARK” musical, Friday/Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m., Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee 25 — CONCERTS AT THE LOG CABIN: 7 p.m., Log Cabin Outdoor Theater, Panu and Walta Streets, Kaleva. Bring lawn chair. 25 — MICKEY GILLEY, 8 p.m., Little River Casino Resort, Manistee 26 — MANISTEE FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., Memorial Drive at Washington St, Manistee 26 — BIG BEAR BUTT CRUISE BICYCLE RIDES: 50k, 100k, 160k (100mi) and a 200k ride. Big Bear Sportsmans Club, Kaleva 27 — LIVE MUSIC SUNDAYS ON THE PORCH with Awesome Distraction, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee 29 — MANISTEE SHORELINE SHOWCASE: 7 p.m., First St. Beach, Manistee

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2 — MANISTEE FARMERS’ MARKET, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., Memorial Drive at Washington St., Manistee 2 — LIVE MUSIC ON THE PORCH with Chris Skellenger and Andre Viloch, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee 3 — LIVE MUSIC SUNDAYS ON THE PORCH with Don Rabinette, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee 9-10 — MANISTEE MONSTER MANIA FISH TOURNAMENT 9 — MANISTEE FARMERS’ MARKET, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., Memorial Drive at Washington St., Manistee 10 — SPIRIT OF THE WOODS Chapter of the North Country Trail Association Hike, 2 p.m. 10 — LIVE MUSIC SUNDAYS ON THE PORCH with Awesome Distraction, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee Carolers line the streets of Manistee for the annual Christmas parade. 16 — MANISTEE FARMERS’ MARKET, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., Memorial Drive at Washington St, Manistee 16— HOPS AND PROPS featuring classic wooden boats and Michigan craft beer, cider and wine. 23 — MANISTEE FARMERS’ MARKET, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., Memorial Drive at Downtown Manistee Washington St., Manistee 17 — LIVE MUSIC SUNDAYS ON THE PORCH with Dgas and Timmah, 24 — LIVE MUSIC SUNDAYS ON THE PORCH with Don 1:30-4:30 p.m., Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee Rabinette, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee 17 — SPIRIT OF THE WOODS CHAPTER OF THE NORTH COUNTRY 30 — MANISTEE FARMERS’ MARKET, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., Memorial Drive TRAIL ASSOCIATION HIKE, 2 p.m. Details at www.hereinthewoodsalso. at Washington St., Manistee weebly.com

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1 — SPIRIT OF THE WOODS Chapter of the North Country Trail Association Hike, 2 p.m. Details at www.hereinthewoodsalso.weebly.com 6-7 — MANISTEE’S GHOST SHIP onboard the SS City of Milwaukee, Manistee 7 — MANISTEE FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., Memorial Drive at Washington St., Manistee 5 — PAINT THE TOWN PINK, breast cancer awareness 1-mile walk, 4-7 p.m., west end of River Street near Municipal Marina, Manistee 13-14 — MANISTEE’S GHOST SHIP onboard the SS City of Milwaukee, Manistee 15 — SPIRIT OF THE WOODS Chapter of the North Country Trail Association Hike, 2 p.m. 20-21 — MANISTEE’S GHOST SHIP onboard the SS City of Milwaukee, Manistee 20-22 — “DEATHTRAP,” COMEDY-THRILLER, Friday/Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m., Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee 27-28 — MANISTEE’S GHOST SHIP onboard SS City of Milwaukee, Manistee 27-29 — “DEATHTRAP,” COMEDY-THRILLER, Friday/Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m., Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee 28 — BOOS, BREW, AND BRATS, family friendly Halloween event, Manistee

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DECEMBER 1-3 — “THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER,” Manistee Civic Players at Manistee High School 8-10 — “THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER,” Manistee Civic Players at Manistee High School 12 — LADIES’ NIGHT, special downtown Manistee events geared for ladies 21 — MEN’S NIGHT, special downtown Manistee events geared for men

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Built in 1903 by local lawyer and philanthropist Thomas Jefferson Ramsdell, the theatre and grand ballroom were designed by renowned Chicago architect Solon Spencer Beman. The most striking feature of the green and gold interior is the horseshoe balcony supported by numerous pillars which extend to the tin-plated ceiling. The interior decoration was completed by some very famous artists in their own right: Walter Wilcox Burridge, a renowned scenic painter (original “Wizard of Oz” scenery) painted the front drop curtain entitled “A Grove Near Athens.”

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Who settled Manistee?

The name “Manistee” is from an Ojibwe word first applied to the principal river of the county. The derivation is not certain but it may be from ministigweyaa, “river with islands at its mouth”. Other sources claim that it was an Ojibwe term meaning “spirit of the woods.” Not just oil, Pennzoil.™

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Wound and Hyperbaric Services

Primary care physicians and specialists in Manistee take care of the whole you, from head to toe, all close to your hometown hospital. You don’t have to leave town for excellent care. Multiple specialists. Great technology. All close to you. For more information on services offered at Manistee Hospital, call 231-398-1000 or visit munsonhealthcare.org/manistee. Your first choice for total care.

MUNSON HEALTHCARE Manistee Hospital


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2017 MANISTEE COUNTY FACT BOOK

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3389 West US 10, Ludington, MI 49431 • (231) 907-2003 www.pointnorthrv.com

Manistee County Fact Book 2017  
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