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Motorists missing

June 17, 2013
Motorists missing

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate three motorists who are overdue from their expected arrival time. Shirley Brunson, 78, and her husband William Brunson, 92, left Detroit at 7:50 a.m. Sunday en-route to their daughter’s house in Free Soil. They are travelling with their 43-year-old son, William, who is mentally disabled. The Brunsons are driving a red…

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Military flare found on beach

June 16, 2013

GRANT TWP. — A military flare shell washed up on a northern Mason County beach was discovered earlier today resulted in the Michigan State Police bomb squad responding, along with fire and police personnel. Grant Twp. Fire Chief Ron Melchert described the shell as 4- or 6-inches. His department was dispatched around noon after a resident found the shell and…

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Free Soil reunion organizers will not serve alcohol, but aren’t banning it

June 14, 2013

FREE SOIL – Several MCP readers have commented on a recent story regarding the all school reunion scheduled for Saturday, June 22 at the old Free Soil school complex (see story here). The comments center around whether drinking will be allowed on the school grounds. A reader warned that if drinking was to take place during the gathering that people…

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Ludington settles lawsuit with Rotta

June 14, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Ludington City Council has approved the settlement of a lawsuit filed by Tom Rotta against the city and City Manager John Shay. The lawsuit alleged the city and Shay violated Rotta’s constitutional rights related to the city’s workplace safety policy. The suit arose from the issuance of a letter of trespass against Rotta, which prevented him from…

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6 sentenced in circuit court

June 14, 2013
6 sentenced in circuit court

Compiled by Allison Scarbrough. MCP correspondent.  LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced this week in 51st Circuit Court: –         Mark Allan McCallum, 53, 5839 Barnhart, Ludington, c/o Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSCO), was found guilty May 14 of embezzlement agent $20,000 or more; embezzlement agent $1,000-$20,000; and third-offense habitual offender. He was sentenced June 4 to six to 20 years with the…

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The Scoop: Lakeshore Animal Friends

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