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Memorial exploring merger

October 2, 2012
Memorial exploring merger

LUDINGTON – Memorial Medical Center is planning to form a partnership with larger healthcare systems. The hospital has sent a letter to its employees. According to a statement Mason County Press has obtained, the hospital’s board of directors has voted to pursue partnership discussions with larger, integrated healthcare systems as a way to better meet the healthcare needs of the…

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Dr. Phil show reveals little new about Baby Kate

October 2, 2012
Dr. Phil show reveals little new about Baby Kate

Little new information was revealed about the “Baby Kate” case in Tuesday’s airing of the Dr. Phil Show. The show featured Ariel Courtland along with her father, Tim Brewer, Sean Phillips’ defense attorney Annette Smedley and Phillips’ mother, Kim Phillips. Ariel Courtland is the mother of Katherine Phillips, who disappeared on June 29, 2011 when she was 4-months-old. Sean Phillips…

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Northern Lights

October 1, 2012
Northern Lights

RIVERTON TWP. — A G3 geometric storm created Northern Lights Sunday. I was a little late in photographing them in their glory but I was still able to get some residual effects around 11 p.m. in Riverton Township. This photograph was taken on Kistler Road just west of Stiles Road. If you have any pictures from the lights, please email…

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Court News

September 28, 2012

Mason County court news as of Sept. 27, 2012 Key: MCSO: Mason County Sheriff’s Office; LPD: Ludington Police Dept.; SPD: Scottville Police Dept.; MSP: Michigan State Police; Pre: Preliminary Examination or Pre-Trial. B&E: Breaking and Entering; OUIL: Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Liquor.   79th District Court, Judge Peter Wadel Arraignments William Dale Polston, 45, 6591…

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Ludington artist in ArtPrize top 100

September 27, 2012
Ludington artist in ArtPrize top 100

GRAND RAPIDS — Ludington artist Dave Masten’s entry, Wired, is in the top 100 at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids with over 1,500 artists exhibiting and over 230,000 votes cast to date. The first round of voting continues until midnight Saturday. “This has been an absolutely wild experience,” Dave posted on his Facebook page. “If you can, you’ve got to see…

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