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MCC high school teachers upset about shorter lunch

October 19, 2012

SCOTTVILLE — The Mason County Central Board of Education will hear about a union grievance when it meets Monday at 7 p.m. at the central business office. The grievance comes from the Mason County Central Education Association. “A grievance is merely an opportunity to get clarification on the application or differing interpretation of contractual language,” Superintendent Jeff Mount wrote to…

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Update: State police investigating Mayor’s accident

October 18, 2012
Update: State police investigating Mayor’s accident

SCOTTVILLE — The Michigan State Police has been called in to investigate the Thursday morning accident involving Scottville Mayor Joe Baxter. The accident occurred past the deadend of East Second Street around 8:30 a.m. Witnesses said they saw Baxter’s truck go by at a high rate of speed, going past the intersection of Second and Elm streets, through the deadend…

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Former MCC coach being investigated

October 18, 2012

SCOTTVILLE – The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a former Mason County Central athletic coach. Sheriff Jeff Fiers said the investigation has been underway for the past couple of months and that the department expects to turn the information over to the prosecutor in the next couple of weeks. Fiers would not comment any further on the case.…

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Mayor drives car into ravine

October 18, 2012
Mayor drives car into ravine

Scottville Mayor Joe Baxter was involved in an accident at the end of Second Street this morning. He allegedly drove his truck into a ravine. Witnesses said he drove past their houses at a high rate of speed, going straight into the ravine at the end of the street. Scottville and Custer fire departments, Life EMS and Scottville police responded.…

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Maisie Urban dies days after Johnny

October 17, 2012
Maisie Urban dies days after Johnny

  CUSTER — We have learned that Maisie Urban has passed away, only days after her husband of over 60 years, Johnny, died. Johnny used to tell me that he met Maisie when she was roller skating at the Northern Gardens Roller Rink, the predecessor of Johnny’s of Custer. Johnny and his twin brother, Tony, built Northern Gardens in 1948…

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Legally Speaking: Consent to search

Betten Baker Ford

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