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911 director leaving

December 19, 2012
911 director leaving

PENTWATER — Rich Feole, director of Mason-Oceana 911 has announced he has accepted a position as deputy director of Calhoun County 911. Feole has worked for Mason-Oceana 911 for 17 years, starting as one of the service’s original dispatchers. He has been director for 7 years. “It is with mixed emotions that I announce my last day at Mason-Oceana 911…

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County officials sworn into office

December 19, 2012
County officials sworn into office

Video of sheriff below. LUDINGTON — Six elected county officials were sworn into office this morning at the Mason County Courthouse. Circuit Court Judge Richard Cooper and Probate Court Judge Mark Raven performed the ceremony. The officials were Prosecutor Paul Spaniola, Register of Deeds Diane Stark, Surveyor John Schulke, Drain Commissioner David Hasenbank, Treasurer Shirley Smith and Sheriff Kim Cole.…

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Badger’s exemption permit expires today, company says it can still sail

December 19, 2012
Badger’s exemption permit expires today, company says it can still sail

Lake Michigan Carferry’s permit to discharge coal ash into Lake Michigan ends today. But, the company has stated that it plans to operate the 60-year-old SS Badger next year. In May LMC applied for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System individual permit. The permit was accepted by the Environmental Protection Agency in August. The permit would allow the Badger to…

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New sheriff

December 19, 2012
New sheriff

Kim Cole poses with several sheriff’s office personnel after being sworn in by Judge Mark Raven as the new Mason County sheriff Thursday morning.

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Prosecutor sworn in

December 19, 2012
Prosecutor sworn in

Judge Richard Cooper swears in Prosecutor Paul Spaniola this morning.

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