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Sheriff: Foul play unlikely in Hamlin man’s death.

March 30, 2015

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. HAMLIN TWP. — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is likely to rule out foul play in the death of Hamlin Township resident Cody L. Bowden. Bowden, 26 was found dead by family members on family-owned property Sunday morning. Family members had not been in contact with him since Friday, Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole said. “On…

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Slippery roads cause crashes

March 30, 2015
Slippery roads cause crashes

The police news is sponsored by VanderHaag Car Sales of Scottville, 231-757-2727, www.vanderhaagcarsales.com and Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart),www.springsteadlaw.com. AMBER TWP. — A 27 year-old Bryon Center woman was injured Sunday, March 29, at 4:11 p.m. after she lost…

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The Light Chaser: Rules of composition, part 1.

March 29, 2015
The Light Chaser: Rules of composition, part 1.

The Light Chaser is brought to you by MyProLab.com, a professional photographic lab offering services to the consumer market. MyProLab.com, the official photographic lab of Media Group 31 (our parent company) and Alway Photography. The Light Chaser. A blog by Rob Alway. Chapter 10: The…

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Detectives investigating suspicious death in Hamlin.

March 29, 2015
Detectives investigating suspicious death in Hamlin.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. HAMLIN TWP. — Detectives from Mason County Sheriff’s Office are on scene of what is being described as a “suspicious death” near West Jagger Road east…

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Unreported barn fire rekindles.

March 29, 2015
Unreported barn fire rekindles.

RIVERTON TWP. — Riverton Fire Chief Joe Cooper was a little baffled when his fire department was dispatched to a rekindle of a barn fire at 4250 S. Schwass Rd. about…

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The kingly power of Michigan’s governor.

March 29, 2015
The kingly power of Michigan’s governor.

The Mitten Memo. A blog by Nick Krieger. By the reign of King Henry VII, English law recognized the monarch’s exclusive and absolute power to pardon an individual accused or…

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The Millennials: Continuing a family’s entrepreneurial spirit.

March 28, 2015
The Millennials: Continuing a family’s entrepreneurial spirit.

Editor’s Note: Sustaining a community and keeping it vibrant requires diversity on many levels, especially among age groups. An unintended movement the last few years has been the increased number…

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How to get rid of nuisance deer

March 28, 2015
How to get rid of nuisance deer

Good Neighbor Tips from Erin Doan, State Farm Insurance, Scottville,www.erindoan.com. Deer can be one of your lawn’s worst enemies. Cornell University estimates that deer cause $250 million in landscape damage…

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Truck driver discovered Pallet Recycle fire.

March 28, 2015
Truck driver discovered Pallet Recycle fire.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — Truck driver David Bailey had been all over the state on Friday and arrived back to Pallet Recycle, at the corner of…

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Multiple departments respond to Pallet Recycle fire.

March 27, 2015
Multiple departments respond to Pallet Recycle fire.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — Multiple fire departments are currently fighting a fire at Pallet Recycle at the intersection of South Pere Marquette Highway and Chauvez Road.…

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Ludington city website experiencing technical issues.

March 27, 2015

LUDINGTON — The City of Ludington website, www.ludington.mi.us, is currently experiencing technical difficulties. According to a press release, the site, is housed and maintained by a company that recently did some internal…

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Cops and firefighters to face off in rematch hockey game.

March 27, 2015
Cops and firefighters to face off in rematch hockey game.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. VICTORY TWP. — Area firefighters are going to try to take the hockey champion title back from area law enforcement during the second annual Smoke Eaters…

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Parole absconder apprehended

March 27, 2015
Parole absconder apprehended

The police news is sponsored by VanderHaag Car Sales of Scottville, 231-757-2727, www.vanderhaagcarsales.com and Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart),www.springsteadlaw.com. EDEN TWP. –A 34-year-old Comstock…

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New county clerk appointed.

March 27, 2015

LUDINGTON — The county’s new clerk will be stepping across the hallway of the courthouse to a new office. Deputy Treasurer Cheryl Kelly was appointed by 51st Circuit Court Judge…

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79th District Court arraignments

March 27, 2015
79th District Court arraignments

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned recently in front of the 79th District Court Magistrate: Felonies – Eric Deon Wesley, 35, of 2825 Hoyt St.,…

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51st Circuit Court sentencings: assault with a weapon, domestic violence lands Manistee man in prison

March 27, 2015
51st Circuit Court sentencings: assault with a weapon, domestic violence lands Manistee man in prison

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced recently in 51st Circuit Court: – Mark Edward Henderson, 35, of 11769 N. Charloon, Manistee, pleaded no contest Jan.…

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79th District Court sentencings

March 27, 2015
79th District Court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced recently in 79th District Court: – Jeffrey Allen Baugus, 32, of 651 S. Tyndall Rd., Branch, was found guilty…

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Welcome to the world! Recent births.

March 26, 2015

Welcome to the world! Journey Anne Murphy, the daughter of Debra DuMonte and Nicholas Murphy of Hart, was born Feb. 28, 2015 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Alexander Eli Cruz,…

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