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Flood risk open house Feb. 5

January 30, 2013

The public is invited to review the preliminary floodplain map and learn about risk in their community. Those interested may drop-in at any time during the event to talk one-on-one with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Michigan Department of Natural Resources representatives. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in conjunction with the…

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Area under flood warning

January 29, 2013

A few nights ago it was a winter weather advisory. Now the area is under a flood warning. The National Weather Service has issued the following: Mason County Flood Warning in effect until 9:30PM EST WED THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR RAIN AND MELTING SNOW IN ALLEGAN COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN LAKE…

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Scottville man rescued from Pentwater Lake

January 29, 2013

PENTWATER — Officers from the Pentwater Police were dispatched to “calls for help” at approximately 12:52 p.m. today near the intersection of Old State Road and Lake Street. Upon investigation officers discovered that a 39-year-old Scottville man, later identified as Brian Gramza, had fallen through the ice on Pentwater Lake. The incident occurred approximately 300 yard from shore east of…

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New pre-trial conference set for mayor

January 29, 2013

LUDINGTON — Scottville Mayor Joe Baxter will receive another pretrial conference in the drunk driving case against him. A conference was held Monday between the prosecutor’s office and Baxter and his attorney. “We agreed to have another pretrial,” Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola said. “This was done so we could evaluate some information provided by the defense attorney about the…

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Bacon resigns from fire authority

January 29, 2013

CUSTER — Robert Bacon has resigned as the bookkeeper for the Mason County Rural Fire Authority. Bacon has held the part-time position since the authority was formed in the mid-1990s. Two weeks ago Bacon was arraigned on the charge of embezzlement from Mason County Eastern Schools. He served as that district’s business manager from 2003 to Dec. 31, 2011. Bruce…

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Legally Speaking: Consent to search

Betten Baker Ford

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