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Mason County’s pioneering French families: Chauvez and Courtot. 

February 20, 2021

Mason County’s pioneering French families: Chauvez and Courtot.  Around the County is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union, www.preferredcu.org, located locally at 266 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. It’s very likely that the most mis-pronounced road name in Mason County is Chauvez Road, which stretches from the lakeshore to nearly the eastern county line. While looking at…

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Mason County’s original Ford dealers: Kobe & Smith.

February 8, 2021

Mason County’s original Ford dealers: Kobe & Smith. Around the County is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union, www.preferredcu.org, located locally at 266 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. The names T.D. Smith and E.E. Kobe were well known in Scottville for many years beginning in the early 20th century. Smith, who owned a stately home at 209…

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Mental Health Matters: How Covid-19 has impacted those with developmental disabilities

January 23, 2021

Mental Health Matters: How Covid-19 has impacted those with developmental disabilities By Cindy Boerema, West Michigan Community Mental Health “The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.”  For individuals with developmental disabilities, hourly and daily routine schedules are lifelines and help control anxiety. For the past 10 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has…

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Jesse and Sarah Towns, pioneers of Amber Township. 

January 20, 2021

Jesse and Sarah Towns, pioneers of Amber Township.  Around the County is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union, www.preferredcu.org, located locally at 266 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. Jesse L. Towns was an early pioneer of Amber Township. During the half century he lived in Amber Township, he helped establish a school in the township and created…

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Mike Shwartz: Holocaust survivor became local ‘Cheeseman’.

December 18, 2020

Mike Shwartz: Holocaust survivor became local ‘Cheeseman’. Around the County is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union, www.preferredcu.org, located locally at 266 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. Editor’s Note: Last week, in honor of Hanukkah, we told the story of the Benow and Schoenberger families and their influences as Jewish merchants Scottville and the surrounding area, including…

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