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Corrections officers graduate from WSCC academy.

December 20, 2014
Corrections officers graduate from WSCC academy.

VICTORY TWP. – A group of area corrections officers recently completed West Shore Community College’s Corrections Officer Training Program, a Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) approved 320-hour certification program for personnel supervising inmates in state prisons. The academy program focuses on providing the skills necessary to maintain safety and security within a correctional facility. During a 14-week period, the academy covers over 50…

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Branch robbery suspect faces 6 charges here, at least 4 in Muskegon Co.

December 19, 2014
Branch robbery suspect faces 6 charges here, at least 4 in Muskegon Co.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. MUSKEGON — The man arrested for last Friday’s armed robbery at the Branch Grocery faces a six-count felony warrant for robbing the eastern Mason County store. He also has been charged in four separate cases of armed robbery in Muskegon County,…

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Downtown Communications and Marketing Manager

December 19, 2014

LUDINGTON — The Downtown Development Authority is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Downtown Communications and Marketing Manager. This is a part-time hourly position. Weekly hours average 25-29 hours per week, dependent on season. Some weeks may have increased hours due to events. The…

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Threats, verbal dispute top sheriff activity

December 19, 2014
Threats, verbal dispute top sheriff activity

HAMLIN TWP. — Mason County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a threats complaint Thursday, Dec. 18, at 6:18 p.m. in the 5800 block of Mavis Rd. and a verbal domestic…

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Mostly sunny today, cloudy tonight.

December 19, 2014
Mostly sunny today, cloudy tonight.

The weather is brought to you by Urka Auto Center, 3736 W. U.S. 10, Ludington, www.urkaautos.com. Friday, Dec. 19, 2014: Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Light north wind. Tonight: Mostly…

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MSP called to family dispute

December 19, 2014
MSP called to family dispute

HAMLIN TWP. — Troopers from the Hart post of the Michigan State Police were called to the 5000 block of Mavis Road Thursday, Dec. 18, at 9:45 a.m. for a…

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Branch Grocery robbery suspect arrested in Muskegon County.

December 18, 2014

MUSKEGON COUNTY — A 41-year-old Muskegon man has been arrested for the Dec. 12 robbery of the Branch Grocery store in Mason County’s Branch Township. The man was arrested at…

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51st Circuit Court sentencings

December 18, 2014
51st Circuit Court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced Tuesday, Dec. 16, in 51st Circuit Court: – Raymond Allen Anthony, 37, of 104 Wigton St., Hart, was found…

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Hide and seek with police leads to arrests; 1 suspect owes over $20,000 in child support

December 18, 2014
Hide and seek with police leads to arrests; 1 suspect owes over $20,000 in child support

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — A 29 year-old Ludington woman was arrested by deputies from Mason County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday evening at 143 N. Jebavy Dr. for probation violation after she…

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Troopers investigating stolen cart.

December 18, 2014
Troopers investigating stolen cart.

RIVERTON TWP. — Troopers from the Hart post of the Michigan State Police are investigating the larceny of a non-motorized wagon/cart reported Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 7:11 p.m. in the…

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Sheriff deputies spread some Christmas cheer.

December 18, 2014

Editor’s Note: Recently, it seems law enforcement has gotten some bad publicity in the national media. Here in Mason County, Michigan, there’s a different story that most likely won’t make…

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We double-dog dare you to see ‘A Christmas Story’

December 18, 2014
We double-dog dare you to see ‘A Christmas Story’

VIDEO. A review by Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Jean Sheperd’s classic tale “A Christmas Story” is being presented this weekend on the stage by West Shore Community College and…

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Obit: Shirley Thompson, 82, Scottville.

December 18, 2014
Obit: Shirley Thompson, 82, Scottville.

Shirley M. Thompson aged 82 of Scottville, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at her home.  Shirley was born on May 19, 1932, the daughter of Harry E. and…

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Some snow today, sunny Friday.

December 18, 2014
Some snow today, sunny Friday.

The weather is brought to you by Urka Auto Center, 3736 W. U.S. 10, Ludington, www.urkaautos.com. Sunrise: 8:16 a.m.  Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014: A chance of flurries before 7 a.m., then…

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Welcome to the world! Recent births.

December 17, 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! Henley Lyn Smith, the daughter of Courtney Jorissen and Kody…

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Sugar Grove Road rollover.

December 17, 2014
Sugar Grove Road rollover.

SHERMAN TWP. — A 27-year-old Fountain man was injured after the vehicle he was driving rolled over on Sugar Grove Road about a half mile east of Custer Road Wednesday just…

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Bill naming section of M-116 in memory of Trooper Butterfield headed to governor.

December 17, 2014
Bill naming section of M-116 in memory of Trooper Butterfield headed to governor.

LANSING — A bill to name a section of M-116 in Mason County in honor of Michigan State Trooper Paul Butterfield is now being considered by the governor, Rep. Ray…

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Man who made bomb threats against nursing home is arraigned.

December 17, 2014
Man who made bomb threats against nursing home is arraigned.

LUDINGTON — Dayvin Flickenger, 21, of 406 E. Foster St., appeared in 79th District Court this afternoon and was arraigned on charges of making a bomb threat to Tendercare of Ludington, 1000…

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