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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 Kelsey Case of the Hart post. A passenger was pinned inside the vehicle. No other…

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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 is currently the managing director of the historical society’s Historic White Pine Village and Port…

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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 checks to illegally obtain over $2,700. Christopher Wayne Bailey, of 3079 N. Tuttle Rd., pleaded guilty to one felony count of uttering and publishing. A second count was dismissed. In…

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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 accomplice last March, breaking into cabins in the Tallman Lake area of Branch Township, was sentenced to seven to 50 years in prison for three convictions of second-degree home invasion…

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