Manistee Area Chamber presents annual business awards

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 in News

MANISTEE — The red carpet was rolled out Thursday night at the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Awards Dinner. The event was to celebrate 100 years of business history in Manistee County and, more importantly, to highlight some of the hard work that is being put on the area’s business front and philanthropy front today. Many from […]

Annual FAFSA event helps students prepare for college

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 in News

  MANISTEE — Parents and students of Manistee High School seniors had the opportunity this week to receive some assistance in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).   This week Manistee County students took part in the Launch Manistee’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) event that was held at the […]


Posted on Nov 11, 2016 in News

MANISTEE, MICHIGAN – More three- and four-year old children will benefit from a quality preschool experience due to a new program for qualifying Manistee County area families.  Seventeen partial tuition scholarships were recently awarded through the collaborative Manistee County Preschool Scholarship Program.   “The research and evidence about the positive benefits of a quality preschool […]

Manistee Commitment Scholarship inductees

Posted on Sep 16, 2016 in News

Posted by Ken Grabowski, Manistee News Advocate,  on September 14th, 2016 SCOTTVILLE — Local education took a major step forward on Wednesday evening when 33 students were inducted into the Manistee Commitment Scholarship program.   Thirty three students were inducted to the first class of Manistee Commitment Scholarship Program that will provide them with a free […]


Posted on Sep 11, 2016 in News

    MANISTEE, MICHIGAN – Thirty three ninth-grade students from Manistee County schools will make history at an educational event scheduled for Sept. 14, 2016 and do something a group of students from the county has never done before: receive a commitment to attend college tuition free. Financially supported by Manistee County residents Bill and Marty […]

Launch Manistee moving forward with new programs in 2016-17

Posted on Jul 12, 2016 in News

MANISTEE — In the past two years Launch Manistee has made a major impact in helping children’s educational experience from cradle to career. However, program director Mary Ann Behm and the rest of the staff aren’t about to rest on their laurels. This summer they have been working on putting many new programs into place for […]

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians awarded $597,000 Kellogg grant for Early Childhood Center

Posted on Jun 10, 2016 in News

MANISTEE — It’s a proven fact that children who get off to a good start in life tend to have better success in the later years of their education. In Manistee County something that has been lacking for a long time is a facility that addresses those early education needs for families. Little River Band of […]

Manistee Catholic Central wins FAFSA Completion Contest

Posted on May 25, 2016 in News

MANISTEE — Over the past two years the Launch Manistee program has brought a renewed spirit to area high school students to prepare for what comes after graduation. Programs like college application week, decision day and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion that were run by Launch Manistee have brought about a record number of […]

Area high school seniors celebrate Decision Day

Posted on May 12, 2016 in News

  MANISTEE — Launch Manistee program director Mary Ann Behm said this week is going to be one of celebration throughout the senior classes in Manistee County. Seniors from Manistee Catholic Central pose in front of a banner before enjoying a lunch in their honor to celebrate Decision Day when they announce their future plans. High […]

Early childhood programs honored at luncheon

Posted on Apr 30, 2016 in News

MANISTEE — The success Manistee County enjoyed in early childhood programs in recent years has been nothing short of phenomenal. A celebration of that success took place on Friday with the second  Manistee County Early Childhood Luncheon. This event is a joint effort of Launch Manistee and the Great Start Collaborative and it honors those who […]

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