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Fire destroys Free Soil house.

August 15, 2018

Fire destroys Free Soil house. #MasonCountyNews. UPDATED INFORMATION By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief FREE SOIL — Fire destroyed a home at 8556 N. Democrat Street in the Village of Free Soil Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters were called to the scene about 4:45 p.m. The first firefighters on scene reported the house was mostly engulfed in flames. Free Soil/Mead Fire Chief Vince Williams…

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Driver cited in injury crash.

August 15, 2018

Driver cited in injury crash. #MasonCountyCrime MEADE TOWNSHIP — A 45-year-old Fountain man was cited for unlawful license plate use and careless driving following a crash Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 9:30 p.m. on Larson Road south Free Soil Road, according to Michigan State Police Trooper…

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Plummer to retire from historical society; Berringer will take on executive director role.

August 15, 2018

Plummer to retire from historical society; Berringer will take on executive director role. PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — Dr. Rick Plummer, executive director of the Mason County Historical Society has announced that he will retire, effective Sept. 1. Plummer will be replaced by Rebecca Berringer, who…

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Man admits to stealing mother’s checks.

August 14, 2018

Man admits to stealing mother’s checks. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON — A 45-year-old Sherman Township man admitted in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Aug. 14, to using his mother’s…

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Man with long criminal history sent to prison for break-in spree.

August 14, 2018

Man with long criminal history sent to prison for break-in spree. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON — A 34-year-old Fountain man who went on a crime spree with an…

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Cash advance employee pleads guilty in connection to staged robbery.

August 14, 2018

Cash advance employee pleads guilty in connection to staged robbery. #MasonCountyCrime. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON — A former employee of Advance Cash America in Pere Marquette Township pleaded guilty…

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‘Career criminal’ sentenced to 6-50 years in prison.

August 14, 2018

‘Career criminal’ sentenced to 6-50 years in prison. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON — A 46-year-old Hart man with a criminal history of 12 prior felonies and 14 prior misdemeanors…

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Recent deaths, posted Aug. 14, 2018

August 14, 2018

Recent deaths, posted Aug. 14, 2018 #MasonCountyDeaths The following recent deaths have been reported to MCP: Rose Thom, 91, of Union City, Ind., and formerly of Fountain, passed away Sunday,…

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Grant, donation pays for bike friendly infrastructure in Ludington.  

August 13, 2018

Grant, donation pays for bike friendly infrastructure in Ludington.   LUDINGTON — The City of Ludington was recently awarded a grant of $2,920 to place bike fix-it stations and sharrows.…

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Homeless woman arrested for meth.

August 13, 2018

Homeless woman arrested for meth. #MasonCountyCrime PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — A 50-year-old homeless woman was arrested for methamphetamine possession following a traffic stop Sunday, Aug. 12, at 3:20 p.m. on…

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Recent deaths, posted Aug. 13, 2018

August 13, 2018

Recent deaths, posted Aug. 13, 2018 #MasonCountyDeaths The following recent deaths have been reported to MCP: Alexandra “Sandy” Kay Meeker, 76, of Ludington, died on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Marshall…

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Deputies rescue boaters after explosion.

August 12, 2018

Deputies rescue boaters after explosion. LUDINGTON — Marine patrol deputies from Mason County Sheriff’s Office rescued four men after the boat they were riding exploded in the Ludington channel Sunday…

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Fair sweepstakes winners.

August 10, 2018

Fair sweepstakes winners. #WesternMichiganFair PERE MARQUETTE — Pictured are the winners of the Western Michigan Fair sweepstakes awards. Front row, from left: ages 5-7, Makson Shimunek, grand champion, David Gaudette,…

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Fair Sizzling Summer Sing Off Winners.

August 10, 2018

Fair Sizzling Summer Sing Off Winners. #WesternMichiganFair2018 PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — Katelyn Allen was the grand prize winner of the Western Michigan Fair’s Sizzling Summer Sing Off Thursday night. The…

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‘Pop-Up Play Time’ next weekend.

August 10, 2018

‘Pop-Up Play Time’ next weekend. Thanks to a Trusted Advisor Grant through the Great Start Collaborative, our youngest community members get to have fun next weekend while parents learn some…

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