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Baldwin man arrested on five felony counts for sex crimes

July 25, 2014

BALDWIN — A 31-year-old Baldwin man is facing life in prison following his arrest Thursday on a five-count felony warrant for alleged sex crimes with underage females. Bronson Lee Draper was the subject of an investigation conducted by troopers of the Hart post of the Michigan State Police. Draper is lodged in the Lake County Jail and has been arraigned…

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Arraignments this week

July 25, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned recently in front of the 79th District Court Magistrate: Felonies - Jeffrey Allen Patterson, 31, of 3763 W. Hidden Forest Dr., Ludington, was arrested July 23 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) for…

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79th District Court sentencings

July 25, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced recently in 79th District Court: - Teresa Yvonne Vogler, 47, of 6870 Shamley, Belmont, was found guilty July 21 of disorderly – trespassing/prowling. She was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for…

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DSB Band tries to maintain the standard set by Journey

July 25, 2014
DSB Band tries to maintain the standard set by Journey

LUDINGTON — The third annual West Shore Bank Rhythm & Dunes concert series kicks off 7 p.m. Saturday night at Waterfront Park. Starting the season is the DSB Band, a…

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Staying safe at a hotel

July 25, 2014
Staying safe at a hotel

Good Neighbor Tips. A blog by Erin Doan State Farm Insurance Agency. Staying at a hotel doesn’t eliminate the need to guard your safety. “Even on leisure trips, when you’re…

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‘ET’ is tonight’s free movie in Scottville

July 25, 2014
‘ET’ is tonight’s free movie in Scottville

SCOTTVILLE — “ET” will be shown tonight for free on the grounds of the Scottville Clown Band Shell. It will be the third movie in the free Friday night movie…

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Partly cloudy skies today

July 25, 2014
Partly cloudy skies today

The weather report for Mason County is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington: 231-845-0126; www.supelectric.com. Friday, July 25, 2014: Partly cloudy skies. High 73F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Friday…

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LMC looking for waterfront crowd for promo video

July 25, 2014
LMC looking for waterfront crowd for promo video

LUDINGTON — Lake Michigan Carferry, owners of the S.S. Badger will be shooting a promotional video Friday night as the ship arrives at Ludington harbor. A drone with a video…

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2 taken to hospital following separate US 10 crashes

July 24, 2014
2 taken to hospital following separate US 10 crashes

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  UPDATED. AMBER TWP. — Two people were taken to the hospital by ambulance following two separate crashes on U.S. 10 Thursday afternoon. The first crash occurred…

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Old school straw cutting

July 24, 2014
Old school straw cutting

AMBER TWP. — Members of the Western Michigan Old Engine Club were at the Alway Farm on Johnson Road Thursday morning cutting rye for the upcoming old engine show. The…

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Journey tribute band kicks off first of two Rhythm & Dunes concerts

July 23, 2014
Journey tribute band kicks off first of two Rhythm & Dunes concerts

Sponsored by West Shore Bank. LUDINGTON — The first of two free community concerts sponsored by West Shore Bank will be this Saturday, July 26, at Waterfront Park. The Journey…

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Motorcycle ride to benefit children’s farm

July 23, 2014

CUSTER — The Ludington Chrome Divas will be hosting a benefit run to help raise money for the Circle Rocking S Children’s Farm, this Saturday, July 26. Registration is from…

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Miss Ludington Royal Spa Afternoon

July 23, 2014
Miss Ludington Royal Spa Afternoon

LUDINGTON — Miss Ludington Area, Emma Martin, and the pageant board of directors invite young women from Oceana, Mason and Manistee counties to enjoy an afternoon of spa treatments at…

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Family farm activities in Scottville

July 23, 2014

SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Family Events continues to host events throughout this week. Most of the activities take place in the west parking lot. Today at noon there will be…

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Nothing found after reports of shots fired in Branch

July 23, 2014

BRANCH TWP. — Law enforcement responded to a report of shots being fired in the 8900 block of East U.S. 10 at 4:13 p.m., but nothing was found. Deputies from…

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Welcome to the world! Recent births

July 23, 2014
Welcome to the world! Recent births

Birth announcements are sponsored by ABC Kidz/Purple Monkey, 123 E. Ludington Ave. Check them out here on Facebook.  Welcome to the world! Olivia Rose Rocha, the daughter of Samantha Faz and…

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Temps mainly in 60s today

July 23, 2014
Temps mainly in 60s today

The weather report for Mason County is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington: 231-845-0126; www.supelectric.com. Lake Michigan water surface temperature at Stearns Park Beach in Ludington: 62F.  Wednesday, July 23, 2014: Mostly…

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Loving Scottville, The Bottle and Can is a great fit

July 22, 2014
Loving Scottville, The Bottle and Can is a great fit

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  SCOTTVILLE — Don Pasco says he knows he made the right move when he decided to open his store, The Bottle and Can, in downtown Scottville…

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