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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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The Benows and Schoenbergers: Jewish legacies of downtown Scottville.

December 12, 2020

The Benows and Schoenbergers: Jewish legacies of downtown Scottville. 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. Hanukkah 2020 began Thursday evening and continues until evening of Friday, Dec. 18. While Mason County has seen some increase in ethnic and racial diversity over the past…

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Mental Health Matters: Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder

November 28, 2020

Mental Health Matters: Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder By Alan Neushwander. The first day of winter is the shortest day of the year. This year, it falls on December 21. While we are still a few weeks away from winter, we are only seeing about nine hours of daylight each day. The lack of sunshine can impact your mood and…

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