Shop with a Cop benefit auction is Wednesday.

November 17, 2017

Shop with a Cop benefit auction is Wednesday. #ShopWithACop. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — The third annual Shop with a Cop Pie Auction will take place Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 8 a.m. to noon. The auction will be held live on Facebook and also on WMOM FM 102.7 from the council chambers at Ludington City Hall, 400 S. Harrison…

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2 days after heroin dealing sentencing, woman overdoses, arrested.

November 17, 2017

2 days after heroin dealing sentencing, woman overdoses, arrested. HAMLIN TOWNSHIP — A 31-year-old Hamlin Township woman who was sentenced to jail earlier this week for selling heroin overdosed on Thursday evening at her home. Deputies from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, along with medical personnel from Life EMS and Hamlin Twp. Fire Dept., were called to 1852 N. Lincoln…

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Ludington man arraigned for Kalamazoo bicyclist’s death. 

November 17, 2017

Ludington man arraigned for Kalamazoo bicyclist’s death.  KALAMAZOO — Joshua Christian Najacht, 22, of Ludington was arraigned Thursday, Nov. 16, for the death of a Kalamazoo Township bicyclist. Najacht appeared in Kalamazoo County’s Eighth District Court where he was charged with a misdemeanor of moving violation causing death in the Aug. 7 crash that killed Jeremy David Smith, 20. He…

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State assists House of Flavors with expansion, 30 jobs to be created. 

November 16, 2017

State assists House of Flavors with expansion, 30 jobs to be created.  LUDINGTON — House of Flavors manufacturing is expanding in Ludington with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. The expansion is expected to create 30 jobs. “House of Flavors plays a vital role in Michigan’s agriculture market, providing jobs and supporting local…

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Mason County needs to get tougher on drug dealers.

November 16, 2017

Mason County needs to get tougher on drug dealers. Editorial by Rob Alway, editor-in-chief. It’s time Mason County’s court system sends a message to drug dealers that their crimes will not be tolerated here. On Tuesday, a 31-year-old Hamlin Township woman received a one year jail sentence in 51st Circuit Court for the delivery of heroin. The defendant will serve…

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House approves Rep. VanderWall bill updating ice shanty rules.

November 16, 2017

House approves Rep. VanderWall bill updating ice shanty rules. #MichiganLegislature. LANSING — State Rep. Curt VanderWall’s (R-Ludington) bill offering more flexibility in the rules regulating ice shanties placed on Michigan waterways was overwhelmingly approved last week by the Michigan House of Representatives. VanderWall’s legislation gives the Michigan Department of Natural Resources the ability to adjust ice shanty removal dates each…

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Trespassers reportedly living in a tent.

November 16, 2017

Trespassers reportedly living in a tent. #MasonCountyCrime PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office received a trespassing complaint of people living in a tent on private property Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 11:54 a.m. in the 5600 block of West Johnson Road, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. Other recent police activity in Mason County includes: Tuesday, Nov.…

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County school safety team to conduct drill with Covenant Christian School Friday. 

November 16, 2017

County school safety team to conduct drill with Covenant Christian School Friday.  AMBER TOWNSHIP — The Mason County School Safety Planning Team, along with Mason County Emergency Management, will hold a “reunification drill” on Friday, Nov. 17 with students and staff at Covenant Christian School. The purpose of the drill is to test the readiness of a new reunification plan,…

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Recent deaths, posted Nov 15, 2017.

November 15, 2017

Recent deaths, posted Nov 15, 2017. #MasonCountyDeaths The following recent deaths have been reported to MCP: Gary Ventrice Jr., 36, of Fountain died Sunday, November 12, 2017.  Arrangements are pending at Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services – Stephens Funeral Home, Scottville. Ruth VanStrien, 100, of Grand Rapids died Wednesday, November 15, 2017.  Arrangements are pending at Wyman Funeral & Cremation…

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Amber Alert issued from Muskegon County: 3 children missing. 

November 15, 2017

Amber Alert issued from Muskegon County: 3 children missing.  UPDATE: Alert cancelled. The children have been found. #AmberAlert. MUSKEGON — Police have issued an amber alert for three children missing from Muskegon. Police identified the children as 16-month-old Jariah Render, 2-year-old Ja-Raun Render and 3-year-old Lamir Jamerson. Police have not released any photos of the children at this time. Authorities…

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Custer Twp. man covered in blood faces felony for resisting police. 

November 15, 2017

Man covered in blood faces felony for resisting police.  #MasonCountyCrime. LUDINGTON — Roy Daniel Purple, 62, 463 E. US 10, Custer Township, was arraigned Tuesday in 79th District Court on two counts of felony charge of resisting/obstructing a police officer, which is punishable by up to two years imprisonment and/or a $2,000 fine. Purple was also charged with repeat offender,…

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Group seeks to start promise zone, free tuition for county high school graduates.

November 15, 2017

Group seeks to start promise zone, free tuition for county high school graduates. LUDINGTON — The public is invited to the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., Monday, November 27 at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. for public input concerning the Mason County Promise. A group of individuals is researching the idea of a promise type…

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Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council awards nearly $3,000 in grants. 

November 15, 2017

Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council awards nearly $3,000 in grants.  LUDINGTON — The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) of the Community Foundation for Mason County recently awarded $2,939 in grant support for community projects and teacher mini-grants. The awards include: Two teacher mini-grants to support classroom learning enhancements Support for the accessible playground project at Ludington State Park Grants to the…

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Ludington man pleads guilty to stalking.

November 15, 2017

Ludington man pleads guilty to stalking. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. LUDINGTON — A 40-year-old Ludington man pleaded guilty on Tuesday, Nov. 14, in 51st Circuit court to aggravated stalking and faces serving four months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term. Eric Keith Avery, of 1218 S. Madison St., Apt. 5, was arrested last August by the Ludington…

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Man sentenced to jail for switchblade, drug possession.

November 15, 2017

Man sentenced to jail for switchblade, drug possession. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. LUDINGTON — A 23-year-old Ludington man was sentenced to serve 104 days up front of a one-year discretionary jail term in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Nov. 14, for convictions of possession of a switchblade and possession with intent to deliver alprazolam. Ricardo Serna, whose address is listed…

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