State funds available to county for medical marijuana education and outreach.

December 10, 2018

State funds available to county for medical marijuana education and outreach. Mason County  is eligible to receive $9,515 from the state of Michigan to be applied to education and outreach programs relating to medical marijuana. In a memo to county administrators, Colleen Curtis, manager of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs’s Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation Legal Division,…

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Ludington council to consider opting out of marijuana dispensaries.

December 10, 2018

Ludington council to consider opting out of marijuana dispensaries. LUDINGTON — The Ludington City Council will consider a proposed ordinance to opt out of allowing recreational marijuana dispensaries in the city during its regular meeting today. “While the majority of those who voted in Ludington voted to legalize recreational marijuana, there is no way to know for sure if that…

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Pair visiting inmates end up in jail themselves.

December 10, 2018

Pair visiting inmates end up in jail themselves. #MasonCountyCrime LUDINGTON – Mason County sheriff’s deputies didn’t have to search far last weekend for a local man and woman wanted on warrants. They came to the jail to visit inmates and both of them ended up in jail, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. The first arrest occurred Saturday Dec.…

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Snowmobile crash results in drunk driving arrest.

December 10, 2018

Snowmobile crash results in drunk driving arrest. #MasonCountyCrime BRANCH TOWNSHIP – A 39-year-old Baldwin man was arrested by Mason County sheriff’s deputies for operating while intoxicated after his snowmobile crashed around 8:30 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 9, at the intersection of Walhalla and Barothy roads, said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. The man was not injured. The initial dispatch call…

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CPL class offered this weekend.

December 10, 2018

CPL class offered this weekend. AMBER TOWNSHIP — A few spots remain for a concealed pistol license class offered by Lakeshore Firearm and Tactical Training on Saturday, Dec. 15 beginning at 8 a.m. Following the successful completion of the all day class, the student will be eligible to apply for a Michigan CPL. Cost is $100. The class is taught…

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Mostly sunny skies expected today.

December 10, 2018

Mostly sunny skies expected today. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 Mostly sunny with high near 33. Partly cloudy in the evening. High 33; low 26 Precipitation: 10% day; 20% evening. Wind: SW 9 mph Humidity: 80% Sunrise: 8:08 a.m.; sunset: 5:06 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 Cloudy. High 31; low 25 Precipitation: 20% Wind: NW 6…

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Recent arraignments include home invasion.

December 9, 2018

79th District Court arraignments. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON – The following were arraigned recently in 79th District Court: Felonies – Brandon Gene DeJonge, 27, no address listed, was arrested by the Ludington Police Department (LPD) for three felony counts of second-degree home invasion and third-offense habitual offender. Preliminary exam: Dec. 19 at 11:15 a.m. Bail: $10,000/cash/surety. – Aaron…

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New Ludington mayor, councilors sworn in.

December 7, 2018

New Ludington mayor, councilors sworn in. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Some of the elected members of City Council were sworn into office during a ceremony Friday evening. They included Mayor Steve Miller, Second Ward Councilor Kathy Winczewski, Fourth Ward Councilor Cheri Stibitz-Rozell, Sixth Ward Councilor Dave Bourgette. Those absent will be sworn in Monday, Dec. 10, during the…

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Obituary: Susan McAdam, 65, Ludington. 

December 7, 2018

Obituary: Susan McAdam, 65, Ludington.  Susan (Suzbo) L. McAdam of Ludington, Michigan formerly of Hillsdale, Michigan passed away on November 29, 2018. She was 65 years young. Suzbo was born on July 29, 1953 in Hillsdale to William and Helen (Scoville) Gillette. She married Michael McAdam on August 1, 1970 in Hillsdale. She was employed by the Hillsdale Daily News…

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Scottville man charged in Dec. 2017 traffic death of Ben Compeau.

December 7, 2018

Scottville man charged in Dec. 2017 traffic death of Ben Compeau. #MasonCountyNews. LUDINGTON — Laurance Russell Adams, Jr., 23, of 104 E. Third St., Scottville, has been charged with the misdemeanor of moving violation causing death in connection to the December death of Benjamin Compeau, 35, of Scottville. He faces up to one year in jail and/or a fine of…

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Reception will honor Ludington Mayor Holman.

December 7, 2018

Reception will honor Ludington Mayor Holman.  LUDINGTON — A reception honoring out-going Mayor Kaye Holman will be held after the City Council meeting, Monday, Dec. 17. (Corrected). The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Incoming elected officials will be sworn into office today, Friday, Dec. 7, during a ceremony at 6 p.m. All events take place at the municipal building, 400…

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Obituary: James McCumber, 82, Ludington.

December 7, 2018

Obituary: James McCumber, 82, Ludington. James William McCumber, 82, of Ludington passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018. He was born April 6, 1936 in Custer to William and Irene (Moline) McCumber. Jim graduated from Ludington High School in 1954. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He proudly served his country for two years. Jim married Yvonne Ezdebski…

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Fugitive arrest tops MSP activity.

December 7, 2018

Fugitive arrest tops MSP activity. #MasonCountyCrime The following is recent activity in Mason County of the Michigan State Police – Hart post: Monday, Dec. 3, 2018: – 1:33 a.m., a 28-year-old Ludington man was arrested on a fugitive warrant, 5000 block of US 10, Pere Marquette Township. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018: – 10:53 p.m., a 37-year-old Harrison, Michigan man was…

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79th District Court sentencings, posted Dec. 7, 2018.

December 7, 2018

79th District Court sentencings, posted Dec. 7, 2018. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON – The following were sentenced recently in Mason County’s 79th District Court: – Jasmine Satin Jenks, 29, of 2904 S. Grantsyn Trail, Branch Township, was found guilty Nov. 27 of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for…

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Recount confirms Serna winner of Ludington Fifth Ward seat.

December 7, 2018

Recount confirms Serna winner of Ludington Fifth Ward seat. LUDINGTON — A recount held today at the Ludington municipal building confirmed that Angela Serna is the winner of the Fifth Ward Councilor seat, defeating Wally Cain 243-239 votes. The recount was requested by Cain following the November General Election. Elected officials, including Serna, will be sworn in during a ceremony…

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