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VanderWall plan allowing carry-out licenses for smaller towns passes Senate

December 12, 2018

VanderWall plan allowing carry-out licenses for smaller towns passes Senate LANSING — The Michigan Senate Tuesday unanimously approved state Rep. Curt VanderWall’s (R-Ludington) plan to allow carry-out beer and wine licenses to be issued in towns with populations below 1,000 people.VanderWall is the current representative of the 101st House District and is senator-elect, who will represent the state 35th Senate District. VanderWall…

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West Shore Bank Spirit of Giving to provide 697 meals. 

December 12, 2018

West Shore Bank Spirit of Giving to provide 697 meals.  LUDINGTON — West Shore Bank, in partnership with Shop-N-Save of Ludington, Hansen Foods in Hart, Family Fare in Manistee, and Shop-N-Save in Benzonia, will distribute 697 Christmas meals to food banks in Oceana, Mason, Manistee…

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Driver who died in Free Soil Road crash identified. 

December 12, 2018

Driver who died in Free Soil Road crash identified.  FREE SOIL TOWNSHIP — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the driver who died in a single vehicle crash on Free Soil Road Tuesday afternoon. Joey Dean Vanderpool, 63, of Sheridan Township,…

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Smith & Eddy expands ag division, acquires Central Michigan Crop Insurance.

December 12, 2018

Smith & Eddy expands ag division, acquires Central Michigan Crop Insurance. SCOTTVILLE — Smith & Eddy Insurance Ag Division, headed by Vice President Joe Knowles, has purchased Central Michigan Crop…

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Obituary: Dr. Jerry Gilley, 67, Scottville.

December 12, 2018

Obituary: Dr. Jerry Gilley, 67, Scottville. Dr. Jerry W. Gilley passed away December 10, 2018 after a brief illness. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and friend, and he…

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Recent births, reported Dec. 12, 2018

December 12, 2018

Recent births, reported Dec. 12, 2018 #MasonCountyBirths Births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, unless indicated otherwise.  Ellie Ann McIntosh, the daughter of Landon and Jessica McIntosh of Grand Rapids, was…

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Snow showers possible today, less than an inch.

December 12, 2018

Snow showers possible today, less than an inch. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 Variable cloudy with snow showers possible; accumulations less than an inch. Flurries possible…

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Driver dead following single vehicle Free Soil Rd. crash. 

December 11, 2018

Driver dead following single vehicle Free Soil Rd. crash.  FREE SOIL TOWNSHIP — A 63-year-old Sheridan Township man died Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 11, following a single vehicle crash on Free…

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An explanation of Ludington’s marijuana opt out ordinance.

December 11, 2018

An explanation of Ludington’s marijuana opt out ordinance. By Steve Miller, mayor elect. The issue to allow/not allow marijuana dispensaries to operate with the city limits was discussed at a…

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Ludington man sent to jail for 3rd-offense domestic violence.

December 11, 2018

Ludington man sent to jail for 3rd-offense domestic violence. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON – A 31-year-old Ludington man was sentenced to serve six months up front of a…

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MCC Middle School honor roll. 

December 11, 2018

MCC Middle School honor roll.  SCOTTVILLE — The following Mason County Central Middle School students made the honor roll for first trimester: Sixth grade Andres Andeverde Brady Anes Carter Armstrong…

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MCC to dismiss early Friday. 

December 11, 2018

MCC to dismiss early Friday.  SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Central Schools will dismiss early on Friday, Dec. 14. Teachers will be participating in afternoon district wide professional development activities. Scottville…

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Cloudy today.

December 11, 2018

Cloudy today. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 Cloudy. High 31; low 25 Precipitation: 20% Wind: NW 6 mph day; ESE 4 mph evening. Humidity: 81% Sunrise:…

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Obituary: Dorothy Thomas, 69, Ludington.

December 10, 2018

Obituary: Dorothy Thomas, 69, Ludington. Dorothy M. Thomas, 69, of Ludington passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 8, 2018. She was born May 9, 1949 in Grand Rapids…

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Fair Association requesting loan from county for improvements.

December 10, 2018

Fair Association requesting loan from county for improvements. PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — The Western Michigan Fair Association is asking the Mason County Board of Commissioners to approve a loan of…

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