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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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Suspect identified in gun threat

January 28, 2013
Suspect identified in gun threat

LUDINGTON — Steven Scott Thorne was arraigned Sunday morning in front of Mason County Magistrate Patricia Baker. Thorne, 2191 W. Dewey Rd., Victory Twp., was arrested Saturday by Michigan State Police troopers for threatening his neighbor with a gun. The incident took place Saturday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. According to Fox 17 of Grand Rapids, Thorne, 51, was standing in…

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Fire started near woodstove

January 28, 2013

HAMLIN TWP. — Hamlin Township Fire Chief Steve Vandervest said he doesn’t know exactly what started the fire this morning on North Lincoln Road, but the origin was near the wood stove and chimney. The house was owned by the Stulz family. According to Mona Mclain, it was her grandparent’s house until her grandfather passed away in 2005. Since then,…

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3 sentenced in circuit court

January 28, 2013

LUDINGTON — Three people received sentences in 51st Circuit Court last week. They include drug charges, a probation charge and a larceny to a building. – Jon Howard McKinley III, 23, 1388 W. Sugar Grove Rd., Victory Twp., was sentenced to prison on Jan. 22 for a probation violation. The probation violation stems from being found guilty on Nov. 9,…

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Arraignments

January 28, 2013

Editor’s note: We apologize for running the court news late the last couple of weeks. Due to a vacation, the schedule got a little behind. Beginning this week, court news will again be posted on Fridays. LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in 79th District Court. – Robert Emerson Swift, 57, 1495 Palmer Ave., Muskegon, was arrested Jan. 26…

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Legally Speaking: Consent to search

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