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The Land: Hop farm quenches Michigan’s thirst.

August 30, 2016
The Land: Hop farm quenches Michigan’s thirst.

  #MasonCountyAgriculture #TheLand By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. CUSTER TOWNSHIP — Over the past decade there has been a rapid growth of microbreweries and brewpubs across the United States. Michigan is ranked as the fifth largest state in terms of number of breweries. As that industry grows, so does the need for the crops that make the beer. One of the…

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Inspirational special athletes.

August 30, 2016
Inspirational special athletes.

#SpecialOlympics #MasonCountySports Ryan Hobart and Tina Covarrubias were recently selected as the Area 24 Special Olympics male and female inspirational athletes of the year. Both have participated in Special Olympics for more than 12 years each in sports such as basketball, aquatics, bocce ball and poly hockey. Pictured left to right: Gary Boerema, assistant director, Area 24, Ryan, Jerry Shangle,…

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Conservation district farm tour is Sept. 9.

August 29, 2016
Conservation district farm tour is Sept. 9.

#MasonCountyAgrictulure RIVERTON TOWNSHIP — Dr. Walter Pett, Michigan State University’s apiculture and pollination extension specialist, will be speaking at The Pentwater Patch, 6870 S. Brye Road on Friday, Sept. 9. Pett will introduce farmers to the managed pollinator protection plan during the Mason-Lake Conservation District’s free fall 2016 Farm Tour, which begins at 5 p.m. The farm tour will begin…

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Lost hiker found after multi-agency search; Fountain man arrested after running into 2 motorcycles.

August 29, 2016
Lost hiker found after multi-agency search; Fountain man arrested after running into 2 motorcycles.

#MasonCountyNews #GrantTownship #MissingPerson GRANT TOWNSHIP — Multiple police and fire/rescue agencies spent three hours searching for a missing camper Sunday afternoon. The 27-year-old Dearborn man was reported lost nearly 22 hours after he became separated from his friends in the Manistee National Forest The friends reported the man missing when one of the friends approached a Mason County sheriff deputy…

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WSCC music ensembles begin rehearsals.

August 26, 2016

#MasonCountyNews VICTORY TOWNSHIP — West Shore Community College’s music department is inviting area musicians to participate in its performing music ensembles. For those wishing to be part of the college’s Wind Symphony, the first rehearsal will be held on August 31, from 6:10 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the instrumental studio, room 331, in the Arts and Sciences Center. Members…

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Just east of the Custer village limits, along First Street, is Pine Ridge Farm. Dan Wolf’s grandfather started growing asparagus here in the 1960s. Today, Dan and his wife, Allyson, continue that tradition and grows 100 acres of asparagus. Five years ago they decided to diversify their farm and learned about the up and coming hop industry.

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#MasonCountyAgriculture #TheLand By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. CUSTER TOWNSHIP — Over the past decade there has been a rapid growth of microbreweries and brewpubs across the United States. Michigan is ranked as the fifth largest state in terms of number of breweries. As that industry grows, so does the need for the crops that make the beer. One of the key ingredients is hops. [ 906 more words ]

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