Man injured in assault after being hit in the head with metal object.

October 15, 2021

Man injured in assault after being hit in the head with metal object. BRANCH TOWNSHIP — A 26-year-old Manistee man was transported to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Thursday, Oct. 14, shortly after 9 p.m. after he was assaulted in the 6100 block of East US 10, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. Arriving deputies found the man “bleeding from…

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Deer hunter, 48, found dead under tree stand.

October 15, 2021

Deer hunter, 48, found dead under tree stand. VICTORY TOWNSHIP — A 48-year-old deer hunter was found dead under his tree stand Thursday, Oct. 14, shortly after 10 p.m. in the 4700 block of West Decker Road, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. Emergency crews were called to the scene for a reported DOA (dead on arrival) of a…

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79th District Court news, posted Oct. 15, 2021.

October 15, 2021

79th District Court news, posted Oct. 15, 2021. By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer. LUDINGTON — The following criminal proceedings took place in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felony Arraignments -Tatyana Alazey Dukes, 21, of 1103 Barnes Rd., Muskegon, was arrested Oct. 8 by Michigan State Police (MSP) on a felony charge of assault/resisting/obstructing police. Probable cause hearing: Oct. 20 at…

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TWIG craft bazaar helps hospital. 

October 15, 2021

TWIG craft bazaar helps hospital.  By Kate Krieger-Watkins, MCP Correspondant.  Around the County is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union, www.preferredcu.org, located locally at 266 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington. PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP – The third annual TWIG (Together We Inspire Generosity) Fall Bazaar will take place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23 at the United Methodist Church of…

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2021 Halloween events 

October 15, 2021

2021 Halloween events  MASON COUNTY – ’Tis the season for Halloween and fall festivals around Mason County and after a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many area businesses and nonprofits are looking forward to celebrating again. Here’s a list of happenings around Mason County: SCOTTVILLE AREA City of Scottville trick or treating from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30…

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Obituary: Dorothy Battice, 72, of Custer.

October 15, 2021

Obituary: Dorothy Battice, 72, of Custer. Dorothy Jeanette Battice, 72, of Custer, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021. She was born September 4, 1949 in Ludington to Kenneth and Winifred (Baldwin) Lester.  She married the late Robert Battice on December 5, 1975. Dorothy went back to school and graduated from Mason County Eastern in 1986. This was something she was…

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Pandemic-related mini grants available to small businesses. 

October 15, 2021

Pandemic-related mini grants available to small businesses.  To bolster the community’s response and recovery strategy to COVID-19, the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce is offering mini-grants to support locally owned, small businesses in Mason County.  Businesses that have been impacted by the pandemic can submit applications for funding at ludington.org/minigrants starting today, Oct. 15, 2021.  The mini-grants are…

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Obituary: Linda Post, 78, of Ludington.

October 15, 2021

Obituary: Linda Post, 78, of Ludington. Linda Post, 78, of Ludington passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021, at her home.  Linda graduated From Muskegon High School in 1961 and kept books for Dykstra Foods. She moved to Walhalla in 1973 and while raising her family, was the bookkeeper for Wickes Lumber in Scottville for the next 34 years. She spent…

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Police news, Oct. 14, 2021.

October 14, 2021

Police news, Oct. 14, 2021. The police news is a presentation of Lenz-Balder Insurance, offering Nationwide Insurance, 201 E. Court St., Ludington, 231-845-6279, www.lenzbalderins.com. The following is activity of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021: 4:29 p.m., two-vehicle crash, no injury, US 10 east of Brye Road, Amber Township. 4:48 p.m., car/deer crash, no injury, US 31…

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Medical disposal event is Oct. 23 at fairgrounds. 

October 14, 2021

Medical disposal event is Oct. 23 at fairgrounds.  PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — A medication disposal event will be held at the Mason County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9  a.m. to noon. The event is being organized by the Leeward Initiative, a local coalition working to prevent substance abuse in Mason County.  Volunteers will be on-hand for the drive-thru…

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Obituary: Robert Normoyle, 83, of Ludington.

October 14, 2021

Obituary: Robert Normoyle, 83, of Ludington. Robert “Bob” John Normoyle, 83, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born March 21, 1938, in Chicago, the son of Joseph and Patricia (nee Hickey) Normoyle, who preceded him in death. Bob served four years in the US Navy, then started Ridge Plumbing Co. in…

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Recent births, posted Oct. 14, 2021.

October 14, 2021

Recent births, posted Oct. 14, 2021. The following births have been reported: Zyair Wayne Linstrom, the son of Alyssa Harvey and Nathaniel Linstrom of Ludington, was born on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Lyla Peach Loeser, the daughter of Chelsie and Mackenzie Loeser of Custer, was born on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Kelya Ibarra, the daughter of Diana Sifuentes and Eduardo Ibarra…

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Wakelin loses appeal; charges of resisting arrest bound over. 

October 13, 2021

Wakelin loses appeal; charges of resisting arrest bound over.  By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — A case against a Ludington man charged with assaulting/obstructing/resisting police officers has been bound over to circuit court following an appeal by the Mason County Prosecuting Attorney’s office.  Devon Joseph Edwin Wakelin, 24, of 101 W. Melendy St., was arrested by Ludington Police Department on…

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Educator Spotlight: Lois Bongard-Newkirk, Covenant Christian School.

October 13, 2021

Educator Spotlight: Lois Bongard-Newkirk, Covenant Christian School. By Kate Krieger-Watkins, Staff Writer. Educator Spotlight is a presentation of Shelby State Bank, with offices in Ludington, Pentwater, Shelby, Hart, Hesperia, Manistee, Montague, Whitehall, North Muskegon, and Fruitport.  AMBER TOWNSHIP – Many educators spend their entire or almost entire career teaching the same grade level, but that definitely does not apply to…

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Ludington teen airlifted following crash.

October 13, 2021

Ludington teen airlifted following crash. PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — A 17-year-old Ludington boy was flown via Aeromed to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids with critical injuries following a single-vehicle crash Wednesday, Oct. 13, around 3:45 a.m. on South Lakeshore Drive north of Chauvez Road, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. “Upon the arrival of emergency crews, both…

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