Scottville commissioners to discuss rental ordinance.

March 20, 2017
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Scottville commissioners to discuss rental ordinance.  #ScottvilleNews. SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville City Commission is expected to discuss the proposed residential rental inspection ordinance during its regular meeting today at 5:30 p.m. The proposed ordinance, as presented by the Planning Commission, would be identical to the City of Ludington’s residential rental ordinance, which has been in effect there for just over…

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LPD sees decrease in calls.

March 20, 2017
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LPD sees decrease in calls. #LudingtonNews. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Ludington Police Department responded to 2,394 less calls in 2016 than it did in 2015, according to a report by Police Chief Mark Barnett. Barnett is expected to present the department’s annual report during the regular meeting of the City Council at 6:30 p.m. tonight. The number of…

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Drunk, drugged driving arrests among weekend police activity.

March 20, 2017
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Drunk, drugged driving arrests among weekend police activity. #MasonCountyNews   #PoliceNews The following is police activity over the weekend: Friday, March 17, 2017: – 2:37 a.m., (Michigan State Police), a 26-year-old Branch woman was arrested for driving while license suspended (DWLS), US 10 and Reek Road, Custer Township. – 4:50 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), one-vehicle crash, no injuries, M-116…

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Spartan Proud: Ed Caspersen, from Scottville to a galaxy far far away.

March 19, 2017
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Spartan Proud: Ed Caspersen, from Scottville to a galaxy far far away. Class of ’94 graduate is technology supervisor for Star Wars animation. #SpartanProud. #MasonCountyCentral. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. Today we begin a new series, sponsored by Mason County Central Schools: Spartan Proud. This series will feature alumni of Mason County Central High School telling their stories. We begin the series…

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Local farmers talk issues with members of congress during Washington visit.

March 17, 2017
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Local farmers talk issues with members of congress during Washington visit. #MasonCountyAgriculture #FarmBureau. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. I had the honor of being one of over 130 farmers to represent the state of Michigan during the Michigan Farm Bureau Washington Legislative Seminar this week in the District of Columbia. We were charged with discussing farm policies with our legislators. Brad…

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James Street Plaza to be redesigned into Legacy Park; fundraiser planned on Badger.

March 17, 2017
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James Street Plaza to be redesigned into Legacy Park; fundraiser planned on Badger.  #DowntownLudington. LUDINGTON — The Downtown Ludington Board is planning to enhance the gathering space currently referred to as the James Street Plaza by creating a walk through Ludington’s history and renaming the space Legacy Park. An event is planned in May to raise money for the project.…

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DWLS arrest, assault among recent police activity.

March 17, 2017
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DWLS arrest, assault recent among police activity. #MasonCountyNews #PoliceNews The following is recent police activity in Mason County: Wednesday, March 15, 2017: – 3 a.m., (Michigan State Police), alarm activation, 3000 block of US 10, Amber Township. Thursday, March 16, 2017: – 12:04 p.m., (Ludington Police Department), vehicle crash, no injuries, East Ludington Avenue and North Harrison Street, City of…

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Weapons, drugs, forgery among Mason County district court arraignments.

March 17, 2017
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Weapons, drugs, forgery among Mason County district court arraignments. #MasonCountyCourtNews. By Alan Neushwander, contributing writer. The following were recently arraigned in 79th District Court: Felonies -Andre Nieves, 18, of 7406 N. Alexander Rd., Grant Township, was arrested Mar. 9 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) on felony charges of carrying a concealed weapon and felony firearms, and misdemeanor charges…

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79th District Court sentencings and dismissals.

March 17, 2017
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79th District Court sentencings and dismissals. #MasonCountyCourtNews. By Alan Neushwander, contributing writer. The following were recently sentenced in 79th District Court: – Phillip Edwards Mallory Roberts, 30, no address listed, pleaded guilty Mar. 7 to assault and battery and was sentenced to 45 days in jail with credit for 29 days served; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; no…

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Hansen Road closing for construction.

March 17, 2017

Hansen Road closing for construction.  #MasonCountyRoads. AMBER TOWNSHIP — Hansen Road will be closed to through traffic starting Monday, March 20 due to a construction project. The project includes full-depth cold milling and aggregate base removal, hot asphalt surfacing, aggregate base and shoulders, tree removal, clearing and slope restoration. Local traffic and emergency vehicle usage will be maintained. The detour…

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Rep. VanderWall introduces legislation honoring veterans.

March 17, 2017
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Rep. VanderWall introduces legislation honoring veterans.  #Lansing #101HouseDistrict. LANSING — Legislation introduced by state Rep. Curt VanderWall, of Ludington, would allow a widow or widower to keep their spouse’s disabled veteran license plate. Currently, only the disabled veteran is allowed to have a disabled veteran license plate. When the individual passes away, their spouse is required to return the plate to…

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Squires awarded national leadership award by chiropractic peers.

March 17, 2017
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Squires awarded national leadership award by chiropractic peers.  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dr. Lewis Squires of Lewis Family Chiropractic, Scottville, was presented the Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award by the American Chiropractic Association Wednesday. Squires, along with over 500 other chiropractic physicians and supporters, was in the nation’s capitol this week as part of the National Chiropractic Leadership Conference. While in Washington,…

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Fire damages Pere Marquette Township building.

March 16, 2017
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Fire damages Pere Marquette Township building.  PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — Firefighters from Pere Marquette Township and Ludington fire departments are on scene of a fire at GLC metal fabricators, 5969 W. U.S. 10, near Nelson Road. They were called to the scene at 8:30 a.m. We will update when more information is available. Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputies are also on the…

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Vehicles slide off snowy roads.

March 16, 2017
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Vehicles slide off snowy roads. #MasonCountyNews #PoliceNews The following is police activity Wednesday, March 15, 2017: – 12:23 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), a 26-year-old Scottville man was arrested on a failure to appear warrant issued in Manistee County, 100 block of Main Street, City of Scottville. – 6:44 a.m., (MCSO), vehicle slide-off, no damage/no injury, US 31 freeway near…

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Ludington man arrested on multiple charges.

March 15, 2017
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Ludington man arrested on multiple charges. #MasonCountyNews #PoliceNews AMBER TOWNSHIP — A 33-year-old Ludington man, who was wanted on an outstanding bench warrant, was arrested by Michigan State Police troopers from the Hart post Tuesday, March 14, at 9:27 p.m. at Hansen and Victory Corner roads on charges of second-offense operating while intoxicated, marijuana possession and open intoxicants in a…

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Ludington man gets year in jail for stealing debit card.

March 14, 2017
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Ludington man gets year in jail for stealing debit card. #MasonCountyNews #CourtNews By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. LUDINGTON — A 38-year-old Ludington man was sentenced to one year in jail Tuesday, March 14, in 51st Circuit Court for convictions of illegal use of a financial transaction device and fourth-offense habitual offender. Timothy Allen Goforth, of 202 S. Rowe St., has a…

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Ludington woman faces year in jail for receiving, concealing stolen gun.

March 14, 2017
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Ludington woman faces year in jail for receiving, concealing stolen gun. #MasonCountyNews #CourtNews By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. LUDINGTON — A 30-year-old Ludington woman pleaded guilty in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, March 14, to one count of receiving and concealing a stolen firearm and second-offense habitual offender. Tabatha Christine Humphreys, of 503 N. William St., Apt. A, faces a one-year jail…

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Fountain man sentenced to 8-40 years in prison for break-ins.

March 14, 2017
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Fountain man sentenced to 8-40 years in prison for break-ins. #MasonCountyNews #CourtNews By Allison Scarbrough. Editor LUDINGTON — A 38-year-old Fountain man was sentenced in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, March 14, to eight to 40 years in prison for two counts of breaking and entering and fourth-offense habitual offender in connection to break-ins last August at Fountain Lumber Company and…

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