Lessons about the Constitution.

September 19, 2017
Lessons about the Constitution.

Lessons about the Constitution. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Attorneys from the Mason-Lake Bar Association taught Ludington High School students about the First Amendment and Fourth Amendment Monday, in observation of Constitution Day (which was technically on Sunday, Sept. 17). “In working to bring Constitution Day into the classrooms, the background for these activities is that September 17 is…

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises $43k. 

September 18, 2017
Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises $43k. 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises $43k.  LUDINGTON — More than 300 people participated in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 16 at Waterfront Park in Ludington. Participants raised a record total of $43,000 to fund Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. “This year’s event was incredible,” said Kayla Myers, walk manager for the Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan…

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WSCC early childhood eduction program awarded accreditation. 

September 18, 2017

WSCC early childhood eduction program awarded accreditation.  VICTORY TOWNSHIP — West Shore Community College’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) program has been awarded accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The accreditation signifies the college demonstrates it adheres to national professional standards for early childhood teacher education. West Shore is one of only seven early childhood…

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Recent death, reported Sept. 18, 2017.

September 18, 2017

#MasonCountyDeaths The following recent death has been reported to MCP: Dalton Holt, 91, of Fountain died on Sunday, September 17, 2017.  Funeral arrangements are pending at Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services – Stephens Funeral Home, Scottville. Beads & Blooms Florist, 78 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington, MI 49431; 231-425-4133 has sponsored this posting.  Full list of 2017 deaths. 

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Walhalla woman passes out from heroin, crashes into building, while children are in car.

September 18, 2017

Walhalla woman passes out from heroin, crashes into building, while children are in car. #OceanaCountyNews #Walkerville By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. WALKERVILLE — A 22-year-old Walhalla woman was lodged in the Oceana County Jail on two counts of child endangerment and one count of operating under the influence of drugs Sunday, Sept. 17, after the 2000 Saturn she was driving crashed…

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Sword-carrying man arrested after sneaking around jail.

September 18, 2017

Sword-carrying man arrested after sneaking around jail. #MasonCountyCrime #MasonCountyNews. LUDINGTON — A 22-year-old Flint man was arrested at 12:50 a.m. Friday after deputies viewing security cameras at the Mason County Jail noticed the man acting suspicious in front of the building. Sheriff Kim Cole said when the man was confronted, deputies discovered he was carrying four knives including a 26-inch…

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Fire victim identified, sheriff’s office continues to investigate.

September 18, 2017

Fire victim identified, sheriff’s office continues to investigate. #MasonCountyNews. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.  HAMLIN TOWNSHIP — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man who died in an early morning fire at 3333 N. Lincoln Road. David Nelson, 46, died as a result of injuries sustained in the garage fire, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. Earlier reports…

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Farm Bureau encourages extension service to get back to farming roots.

September 18, 2017

Farm Bureau encourages extension service to get back to farming roots. #MasonCountyAgriculture. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief SCOTTVILLE — The Mason County Farm Bureau would like to see the county’s Michigan State University Extension Service get back to its agricultural roots. During the farm bureau’s annual meeting last week, the membership adopted a resolution calling on the extension service to increase…

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Police handle many early morning car/deer crashes.

September 18, 2017

Police handle many early morning car/deer crashes. #MasonCountyCrime The following is police activity over the weekend in Mason County: Friday, Sept. 15, 2017: – 4:30 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), car/deer crash, no injuries, Jebavy Drive south of Dewey Road, Hamlin Township. – 5:15 a.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injuries, Custer Road north of Chauvez Road, Custer Township. – 6:30…

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Sheriff’s office investigating fire that injured 46-year-old man.

September 16, 2017

Sheriff’s office investigating fire that injured 46-year-old man. #MasonCountyNews. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.  HAMLIN TOWNSHIP — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fire that occurred at 3333 N. Lincoln Road early this morning, resulting in a 46-year-old caucasian male being severely burned. Hamlin Township Fire Department and Pere Marquette Township Fire Department were called to the property about…

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Obituary: Keith Riffle, 75, Scottville.

September 15, 2017

Keith Thurman Riffle, 75, of Scottville passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.  Keith was born on December 28, 1941 in Sherman Township, the son of Thurman C. and Beatrice A. (Marrison) Riffle, and graduated from Mason County Eastern High School with the class of 1960.  On November 9, 1963 he married the love…

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Recent deaths, posted Sept. 15, 2017.

September 15, 2017

#MasonCountyDeaths The following recent deaths have been reported to MCP: Keith Thurman Riffle, 75, of Scottville died on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. Funeral arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services – Stephens Funeral Home, Scottville. Lee George Mallison, 75, of Scottville. Funeral arrangements are pending by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services – Stephens Funeral Home,…

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State Green Party chair at Scottville library. 

September 15, 2017

State Green Party chair at Scottville library.  SCOTTVILLE — Sherry A. Wells, chairwoman of the Green Party of Michigan, will be at the Mason County District Library Scottville branch on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. to hear concerns of local residents from Mason, Manistee, and Lake counties. “The Green Party is not a one-issue party,” Wells said. “In addition…

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ESD assures residents that buses are safe.

September 15, 2017

ESD assures residents that buses are safe. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. AMBER TOWNSHIP — In the wake of Thursday’s story about local school buses being “red tagged” by the Michigan State Police, West Shore Educational Service District’s director of transportation wants to assure local residents that its school buses are in compliance and safe. The 2016-2017 MSP school bus inspection…

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Chemical Bank expected to close 38 branches, 230 jobs.

September 15, 2017

Chemical Bank expected to close 38 branches, 230 jobs. Chemical Bank has filed documents with the US Securities and Exchange Commission announcing a 7 percent reduction in staff as well as bank consolidations. The cost-cutting initiative is expected to generate $20 million in annual savings. The reductions will affect about 230 of the corporation’s 3,500 employees in 38 branches. According…

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