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2 dead following boating accident

August 17, 2012

Two people are dead following a boating accident that occurred Thursday in Lake Michigan. Rescuers recovered the body of William Sorokin, 53, Plains, Penn., Thursday evening and the body of Ray Finholm, 59, Ludington this morning, according to a report issued by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. The report stated investigators believe the boat capsized during Thursday’s severe weather storm.…

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Court News Aug. 17, 2012

August 17, 2012

Mason County Court News, as of August 15 2012 Key: MCSO: Mason County Sheriff’s Office; LPD: Ludington Police Dept.; SPD: Scottville Police Dept.; MSP: Michigan State Police; F/R: Fines and Restitution; Pre: Preliminary Examination or Pre-Trial. 51st Circuit Court, Judge Richard Cooper Talen Christian Woods, 19, Idlewild was found guilty on June 20 of Reckless Driving Causing. Sentence: 2 to…

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Couple’s cross lake swim cut short for medical reasons

August 16, 2012
Couple’s cross lake swim cut short for medical reasons

Sara and Jeff Tow set off on their swim across Lake Michigan from Two Rivers, Wis. Tuesday morning. They came within a few miles of reaching their goal of the Michigan shoreline when they were declared physically unable to finish. According to their GPS reports, posted on the Through the Blue Facebook page, the Tows had been pushed much further…

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Scottville City Commission to meet Aug. 20

August 14, 2012

The Scottville City Commission is scheduled to meet Monday, Aug. 20 at 5:30 p.m. Below is the agenda and city manager notes available for download. Scottville City Commission 082012

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Write-in campaign is legal, but will cost the tax payers

August 13, 2012
Write-in campaign is legal, but will cost the tax payers

Sheriff Jeff Fiers can conduct a write-in campaign and it is not illegal under the Michigan Sore Losers law. “The bottom line here is that there would be no party designation as his name will not appear on the ballot,” County Clerk Jim Riffle told Mason County Press. “The Canvass Board will make all determinations related to the validity of…

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