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Phillips prelim rescheduled until January

October 15, 2013
Phillips prelim rescheduled until January

LUDINGTON — Sean Michael Phillips waived his right to have a preliminary court hearing within 14 days of arraignment. The hearing, in front of 79th District Court Judge Pete Wadel, has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. on Jan. 9 and 10, 2014. The purpose of the preliminary exam is to determine if there is probable cause to turn the case…

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Woman saved after fall from breakwater

October 15, 2013
Woman saved after fall from breakwater

LUDINGTON — A 62-year-old Ohio woman was saved from Lake Michigan this morning after she fell off the breakwater. The wheelchair-bound woman had fallen off the north pier breakwater after she and her husband stopped to take a picture. Ludington Police Sgt. Matt McMellen said this was their first time visiting Ludington and they were about 75 feet from the…

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Custer Fire Chief was one of the best

October 15, 2013
Custer Fire Chief was one of the best

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. One of Mason County’s bravest passed away Monday night. Custer Fire Chief John Allison is being remembered this morning as one of the best of the best. The 51-year-old Custer Township resident had an apparent cardiac “incident” on October 8. Since that time, he had been at a Grand Rapids hospital. See previous story here. Custer…

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Chief Allison saves lives even in death

October 15, 2013

The following is a statement from the family of Custer Fire Chief John Allison. (See related story) “On October 15th, John Allison, fire chief of the Custer Fire Department went to be with the Lord while surrounded by family and friends. He had been at Meijer Heart Center in the Spectrum Medical Center in Grand Rapids after having complications from…

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Phone systems down again this morning

October 15, 2013

UPDATED at 9:57 a.m.: Full service restored at 911. Many area residents and businesses are reporting that their phone systems are down again this morning. Last night Frontier Communications reported it had been upgrading its system when certain junctions went out. Phil Truan of Frontier said Monday night that the systems should have been restored. Many places are without phone…

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