Free Soil Twp. man charged with murder following shooting death.

April 17, 2019

Free Soil Twp. man charged with murder following shooting death. #MasonCountyNews. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Corey Ryan Beekman, 32, of 10550 N. US 31, Free Soil Township was arraigned today in Mason County’s 79th District Court on open murder charges, and three other counts, in connection to a shooting incident that took place Tuesday, April 16, at his…

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Arrest warrants issued for shooting suspect.

April 17, 2019

Arrest warrants issued for shooting suspect. #MasonCountyNews. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. FREE SOIL TOWNSHIP — The Mason County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has issued arrest warrants for Corey Beekman, 32, in connection to the double shooting that took place Tuesday morning at a residence in the 10000 block of US 31. The shooting resulted in the death of an unidentified male…

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Blessing of the Boats scheduled for June 1.

April 17, 2019

Blessing of the Boats scheduled for June 1. #LudingtonEvents. LUDINGTON — Celebrating a maritime tradition that dates back centuries ago, Safe Harbor Credit Union and Ludington Bay Brewing are teaming up to bring a Blessing of the Boats to Ludington on Saturday, June 1 at Ludington Municipal Marina. Registration begins at noon for the 2 p.m. event. “This is an…

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Lake Jump, matching grant, raise over $70K for splash pad.

April 17, 2019

Lake Jump, matching grant, raise over $70K for splash pad. #MasonCountyNews. LUDINGTON — Last weekend’s Ludington Lake Jump raised $35,181 for the planned Ludington Splash Pad. The amount is being matched through a Public Spaces Community Places grant through Michigan Economic Development Corporation, doubling the amount raised to $70,362. The Lake Jump was sponsored by 37 businesses. Hardman Construction of…

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Obituary: Richard Quinn, 79, Scottville.

April 17, 2019

Obituary: Richard Quinn, 79, Scottville. Richard L. Quinn, 79, of Scottville and formerly of Fowlerville, peacefully passed away at home on Friday, April 12, 2019. Richard was born on November 23, 1939 in Detroit, the son of Liall and Margaret Quinn.  He graduated from Pershing High School of Detroit in 1958 and married Rose Marie Barchi.  Richard was employed by…

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Recent births, reported April 17, 2019.

April 17, 2019

Recent births, reported April 17, 2019. #MasonCountyBirths Births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, unless indicated otherwise.  Jacob Dale Zacharda, the son of Rachel Groendyke and Jarrett Zacharda of Baldwin, was born April 12, 2019. Joseph Hills, the son of Valeria Herevia and Joseph Hills of Baldwin, was born April 12, 2019. Ariana Mae Shinsky, the daughter of Kayla and Brandon Shinsky of…

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Martincheck retires as Custer Twp. treasurer; Jolly appointed.

April 17, 2019

Martincheck retires as Custer Twp. treasurer; Jolly appointed. #MasonCountyNews. CUSTER TOWNSHIP — During the regular Custer Township Board of Trustees meeting held April 15, 2019 the Custer Township Board voted to accept a letter of resignation from Maxine (Micki) Martinchek, Custer Township Treasurer, effective April 30, 2019. “While we are all sad to lose her we certainly understand her desire…

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Thunderstorms possible later today.

April 17, 2019

Thunderstorms possible later today. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Rain and thunderstorms possible. High 50; low 48 Precipitation: 90% day; 100% evening Wind: ESE 11 mph day; SSE 11 mph evening. Humidity: 84% day; 89% evening. Sunrise: 6:58 a.m.; sunset: 8:31 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2019. Showers early becoming steady light rain later in the day.…

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Taranko’s funeral to be aired on radio. 

April 16, 2019

Taranko’s funeral to be aired on radio.  LUDINGTON — St. Simon Catholic Church has announced the funeral of County Commissioner Wally Taranko will be broadcast live on WLCV, FM 103.9, beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. The broadcast will also be online at http://108.178.13.122:8307/.  All Mason County government buildings will be closed Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in honor…

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1 dead, suspect in custody following Free Soil Township shooting.

April 16, 2019

1 dead, suspect in custody following Free Soil Township shooting.     By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. FREE SOIL TOWNSHIP — One person has been detained following a double shooting that resulted in one death and one person hospitalized this morning, Tuesday, April 16, at a residence on US 31 between Hoague and Koenig roads. Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole said…

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Sheridan Township duo arrested in connection to drug death.

April 16, 2019

Sheridan Township duo arrested in connection to drug death. #MasonCountyNews By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Michael Thomas Martinez, 34, of 4513 North Benson Road, Sheridan Township, and Neta Margett Sohn, 33, of the same address, were recently arraigned before Magistrate Patricia Baker on five count felony complaints in 79th District Court-Mason County.  The charges arise out of the death…

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Obituary: Margaret “Peggy” Ann Ezdebski, 93, Ludington.

April 16, 2019

Obituary: Margaret “Peggy” Ann Ezdebski, 93, Ludington. Margaret “Peggy” Ann Ezdebski, RN of Ludington, passed away peacefully on Palm Sunday April 14, 2019 surrounded by her loving family at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.  She was 93 years old. Margaret “Peggy” Ann Charette was born on November 29, 1925 in Ludington to William and Margaret Charette.  Upon the untimely death of…

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1 detained, 2 shot in Grant Township incident.

April 16, 2019

1 detained, 2 shot in Free Soil Township incident. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. FREE SOIL TOWNSHIP — One person is in custody following a double shooting at a residence Tuesday morning on US 31 between Hoague and Koenig roads. Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole said the incident took place shortly before 7 a.m. Two adults were shot in the incident…

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Season road weight restrictions lifted April 22.

April 16, 2019

Season road weight restrictions lifted April 22. SCOTTVILLE — The Mason County Road Commission has announced that seasonal weight restrictions will be lifted on Monday, April 22, at 7 a.m. Weight restrictions have been in effect since March 13. All county roads have been restricted by reducing the maximum axle load by 35% per axel and truck speeds to 35…

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Several athletic events cancelled due to weather conditions

April 16, 2019

Several athletic events cancelled due to weather conditions Several high school athletic events have been cancelled today due to weather conditions. They include: Mason County Central varsity home baseball and softball against Montague. MCC junior varsity baseball at Montague. MCC track and field against Montague and Ravenna. Ludington High School varsity baseball and softball at Orchard View LHS JV baseball…

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