COVID-19 2020

The Scoop: Community update on COVID-19.

November 13, 2020

The Scoop: Community update on COVID-19. This edition of The Scoop is a presentation of Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.  LUDINGTON — Today on The Scoop, Kate Krieger-Watkins speaks with officials from Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital and State Sen. Curt VanderWall about the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.    Please consider helping to fund local news. Mason County Press and Oceana…

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Scottville senior center closes again.

November 12, 2020

Scottville senior center closes again. SCOTTVILLE — After being open only two weeks, the Scottville Area Senior Center is closing for visitors again due to the recent surge in Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations. “Reports of serious Covid outbreaks in west Michigan have caused us to reluctantly suspend in-center activities again,” said Bill Kerans, senior center director. “Our guests have done…

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Hospital increases patient visitor restrictions.

November 11, 2020

Hospital increases patient visitor restrictions. LUDINGTON — Spectrum Health has announced that it is increasing its patient visitor restrictions, as a result of an increase in cases and positivity rates of COVID-19, along with increase in COVID-related admissions. According to a press release from Spectrum Health, the revisions are intended to reduce the number of people in its Grand Rapids and…

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Rural fire authority receives $124K grant from state.

November 9, 2020

Rural fire authority receives $124K grant from state. CUSTER — The Mason County Rural Fire Authority recently received a grant of $124,000 from the Michigan Department of Treasury  for each of the fire authority’s 124 firefighters during the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this year, The Michigan Department of Treasury’s Office of Revenue Sharing created a grant program to pay hazard premiums…

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Bluegrass singer-songwriter to perform in WSCC Living Room Series 

November 9, 2020

Bluegrass singer-songwriter to perform in WSCC Living Room Series  VICTORY TOWNSHIP – Bluegrass singer-songwriter Sierra Hull will bring her signature blend of traditional bluegrass and roots music to West Shore Community College’s Performing Arts Living Room Series on Friday, Nov. 13. The virtual concert begins at 7:30 p.m., and the online event is free of charge. At only 28 years…

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