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Ice fishing coming soon.

November 23, 2014
Ice fishing coming soon.

For the Love of Fishing is written by Sean McDonald. What a quick change from fall to winter in a very short period of time. The deer hunters with shanty shacks with heaters were loving the cold and snow. Steelhead fishermen now have the rivers to themselves.  The lakes are freezing in our area and I do not know anyone…

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Giving thanks in Scottville.

November 23, 2014
Giving thanks in Scottville.

SCOTTVILLE — Over 200 people attended the 23rd annual Scottville Optimist Club’s senior Thanksgiving dinner Sunday afternoon at the Optimist Community Center. Almost 30 volunteers helped with the event, including employees of Mason County Central schools food service who volunteered their time to prepare the…

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Celebrating a new addition to our family on National Adoption Day.

November 22, 2014
Celebrating a new addition to our family on National Adoption Day.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  Today is National Adoption Day. My wife, Becky, and I thought it was fitting to publicly announce the addition of our new family: Sloane Aran Alway. We are in the process of adopting Sloane, who was born on Oct. 15. For…

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‘We were homeless prior to coming to this house’

November 21, 2014
‘We were homeless prior to coming to this house’

See video of dedication here. By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  HAMLIN TWP. — A small group of people gathered in the snow covered yard of a small house in Hamlin Lake…

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Obit: Robert L. Boone Sr., 92, Branch.

November 21, 2014
Obit: Robert L. Boone Sr., 92, Branch.

Robert L. Boone Sr., aged 92 of Branch passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at his home overlooking the Pere Marquette River.  Robert was born on July 4, 1922 in…

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79th District Court arraignments.

November 21, 2014
79th District Court arraignments.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned recently in front of the 79th District Court: Felonies - Aaron Daniel Mott, 30, of 7309 E. Sugar Grove…

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79th District Court sentencings and dismissals.

November 21, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced recently in 79th District Court: - Burton Dennis Kase, 68, of 7616 E. Anthony Rd., Branch, was found guilty…

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Financial aid workshop location change.

November 21, 2014

SCOTTVILLE – West Shore Community College’s Financial Aid Office will host a series of financial aid workshops for prospective college students and their families. High school students as well as…

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Thursday arrests include retail fraud, driving while drugged.

November 21, 2014
Thursday arrests include retail fraud, driving while drugged.

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — Deputies from Mason County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people for retail fraud Thursday at Wal-Mart, 4800 block of West U.S. 10. A 21-year-old Manistee woman and…

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About telematics.

November 21, 2014
About telematics.

Today’s cars can do more than get you from point A to point B, thanks to something called telematics — a standard feature on many new vehicles. What Is Telematics?…

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MSP to hold Stuff the Goose campaign for needy families.

November 21, 2014
MSP to hold Stuff the Goose campaign for needy families.

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — The Michigan State Police Hart Post will be conducting an event to benefit the less fortunate in Mason and Oceana counties.  The theme for this event…

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Minor injuries reported in 6-car crash on US-10

November 20, 2014
Minor injuries reported in 6-car crash on US-10

AMBER TWP. — The Hart post of the Michigan State Police responded to a six-car minor personal injury accident Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 12:42 p.m. on US-10 near Quarterline Road.…

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Welcome to the world! Recent local births.

November 20, 2014
Welcome to the world! Recent local births.

Birth announcements are sponsored by ABC Kidz/Purple Monkey, 123 E. Ludington Ave. Check them out here on Facebook.  Welcome to the world! Hope Lynn VanderVlucht, the daughter of Meagen and Jason VanderVlucht…

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WSCC reschedules MCE financial aid workshop.

November 20, 2014

VICTORY TWP. – West Shore Community College’s Financial Aid Office will host a series of financial aid workshops for prospective college students and their families. High school students as well as…

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Retail fraud, crashes occupy deputies’ time Wednesday.

November 20, 2014
Retail fraud, crashes occupy deputies’ time Wednesday.

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — Deputies from Mason County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 20-year-old Scottville man for retail fraud Wednesday. Deputies responded to Wal-Mart, 4800 block of U.S. 10, at 7:28…

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West Shore Bank challenging communities to stock food pantries.

November 20, 2014
West Shore Bank challenging communities to stock food pantries.

LUDINGTON – West Shore Bank, along with Shop-N-Save of Ludington, Hansen Foods in Hart, and Oleson’s Foods in Manistee, are teaming up this holiday season and challenging area residents and…

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Scottville Optimists to host Thanksgiving dinner for seniors.

November 20, 2014

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Optimist Club will host its 23rd annual Senior Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 23, beginning at noon at the Scottville Optimist Center. Attendees of the free…

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Coat drive at college to benefit COVE.

November 20, 2014

VICTORY TWP. — Winter weather is here, and the honors society at West Shore Community College is trying to make the winter a little warmer for those who are struggling. Until Fri.,…

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