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Body found along Lake Michigan shoreline

April 15, 2014
Body found along Lake Michigan shoreline

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  HAMLIN TWP. — A body was found by bicyclists about 3 miles north of Big Point Sable Lighthouse Tuesday night. Law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel were called to the Ludington State Park and the west end of Nordlund Road around 8 p.m. Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole confirmed the body was a man, but officials…

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Knysz is brain dead, family spokesperson says

April 15, 2014
Knysz is brain dead, family spokesperson says

Eric Knysz is reported to be brain dead, by a family spokesperson. WOOD TV 8 is reporting that the man who killed Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield is clinically brain dead after he hung himself with a bed sheet in prison Monday afternoon. The…

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No change in Knysz’ condition, still on life support

April 15, 2014
No change in Knysz’ condition, still on life support

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. JACKSON — Eric Knysz, the man who killed Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield, remains in critical condition at a Jackson area hospital. On Monday afternoon, the 20-year-old prisoner attempted to hang himself.  Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole said that at…

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Road conditions update

April 15, 2014

Mason County Emergency Management along with the Mason County Road Commission continue to assess the conditions of county roads as a result of last weekend’s storm. Here is a list…

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Crews working hard to restore roads

April 15, 2014
Crews working hard to restore roads

  Reader Darlene Dodson submitted this photo of Mason County Road Commission crew members working on Deren Road Sunday. “They had our road opened Sunday morning before noon,” Dodson wrote.…

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Dostal earns top hospital executive credential

April 15, 2014
Dostal earns top hospital executive credential

LUDINGTON — Drew H. Dostal, vice president of operations at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the premier credential for…

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Road update

April 15, 2014

The following list of road damage was updated Monday night by emergency and road personnel: Closed – Water Issues/Water Over Roadway: Amber Rd. South of Decker Rd. Angling Rd. between…

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Knysz is on life support after suicide attempt

April 14, 2014
Knysz is on life support after suicide attempt

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. JACKSON — Eric Knysz, the man who killed Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield, has attempted to commit suicide, a Michigan Department of Corrections spokesman has…

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Eric Knysz reported to have attempted suicide

April 14, 2014
Eric Knysz reported to have attempted suicide

Eric Knysz, the man who killed Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield, has reportedly attempted to commit suicide, Fox 17 TV in Grand Rapids has reported. Mason County’s 51st Circuit…

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Citizens, agencies honored for trying to save Trooper Butterfield

April 14, 2014
Citizens, agencies honored for trying to save Trooper Butterfield

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — A special recognition ceremony honoring those who were part of the emergency response to the Sept. 9, 2013 murder of Michigan State…

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Road closures throughout the county

April 14, 2014

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. Heavy wind and rain Saturday night along with heavy rain Sunday night have created hazardous road conditions in parts of Mason County. Emergency and road crews…

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Deputies kept busy over weekend

April 14, 2014

Deputies from Mason County Sheriff’s Office were kept busy over the weekend. Much of their time was spent working on the damage caused by Saturday night’s storm in southwestern Mason…

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1 inch of snow possible today

April 14, 2014
1 inch of snow possible today

The outdoor report for Mason County is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington: 231-845-0126; www.supelectric.com. Monday, April 14, 2014. The Pere Marquette River at Scottville Riverside Park remains under a flood…

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Mom 2 Mom sale

April 14, 2014

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. – MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) of Ludington will hold its sixth annual Mom 2 Mom Sale at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 121 Nelson Rd. from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014. Admission…

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Welcome to the world! Lexi, MaKendria, Margo, Dezmishe, Colton

April 14, 2014
Welcome to the world! Lexi, MaKendria, Margo, Dezmishe, Colton

Birth announcements are sponsored by ABC Kidz/Purple Monkey, 123 E. Ludington Ave. Check them out here on Facebook.  Welcome to the world! Lexi Analiah Zapata, the daughter of Rebecca and Amador Zapata…

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