Suspect fleeing from police dies after jumping into bayou.

October 13, 2019

Suspect fleeing from police dies after jumping into bayou. #LudingtonNews. LUDINGTON — A suspect in a domestic assault case, who ran from police and attempted to swim into a bayou has died. Ludington Police Chief Mark Barnett said police officers responded to a complaint on East Danaher Street about 6 p.m. tonight, Sunday, Oct. 13. The suspect, the ex-husband of…

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Rain tonight, cloudy Monday.

October 13, 2019

Rain tonight, cloudy Monday. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Showers expected this evening, then partly cloudy skies overnight. Low temperature of 37 degrees. Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Considerable clouds early with a decrease later in the day. High 47; low 35. Precipitation: 10% day; 10% evening. Wind: W 9 mph day; S 3 mph evening. Humidity: 69% day; 88% evening.…

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Obituary: Mable M. Willavage, 97, Branch.

October 13, 2019

Obituary: Mable M. Willavage, 97, Branch. Mable M. Willavage, 97, longtime resident of Branch, died on Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Coldwater, Mich.  Mable was born on September 21, 1922 in Meridian, Mississippi, the daughter of John and Marie Evans and married George Downing in 1940.  George preceded her in death in 1959.  Mabel later married George Willavage on May…

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MCC to host Fall Festival on Oct. 31.

October 13, 2019

MCC to host Fall Festival on Oct. 31. SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Central School District is holding its annual Fall Festival as a family outreach event. This will be on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Hot dogs, candy, cookies and juice will be served. Principals Kevin Kimes and Chris Etchison will be grilling while staff members will…

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Recent deaths, posted Oct. 13, 2019

October 13, 2019

Recent deaths, posted Oct. 13, 2019 The following recent deaths have been reported to MCP: Izeek Ratliff, 21, of Scottville died on Friday, October 11, 2019.  Funeral arrangements are pending at Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services in Scottville. Mabel Willavage, 97, of Branch died Sunday, October 13, 2019.  Funeral arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services in Scottville. Larry Sholtey,…

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Tuttle road crash victim identified.

October 12, 2019

Tuttle road crash victim identified. #MasonCountyNews. CUSTER TOWNSHIP — Izeek Joe Ratliff, 21, of Scottville died Friday evening as a result of a single vehicle crash on North Tuttle Road. Ratliff was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu car, converted to a demolition derby vehicle, northbound on Tuttle Road south of Filburn Road, when the vehicle apparently “drifted right, went off…

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North breakwater closed

October 12, 2019

LUDINGTON — The north breakwater has been closed by Ludington Police Department due to current weather conditions.

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Scottville man dies in Tuttle Road crash.

October 11, 2019

Scottville man dies in Tuttle Road crash. CUSTER TOWNSHIP — A 21-year-old Scottville man died Friday evening following a single vehicle crash on North Tuttle Road. The man was driving a Chevrolet demolition derby car northbound on Tuttle Road, south of Filburn Road, when he apparently left the roadway and struck a ditch on the east side of the road.…

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LHS Homecoming King and Queen

October 11, 2019

LHS Homecoming King and Queen LUDINGTON — The 2019 Ludington High School Homecoming King and Queen were crowned Friday evening at Oriole Field. Queen is Heather Kaatz, daughter of Bruce and Michaele Ray. King is Ian Thibault, son of Dana and Will Thibault.

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Firefighters save newly built house. 

October 11, 2019

Firefighters save newly built house.  #MasonCountyNews. PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — Firefighters were able to contain a fire on the site of a house under construction at 2903 S. Lakeshore Drive Friday, Oct. 11. Pere Marquette Township Fire Department and Riverton Township Fire Department were dispatched about 5:15 p.m. and were able to extinguish it before it caused excessive damage. Ludington…

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Walkerville man charged with vehicle theft following morning manhunt.

October 11, 2019

Walkerville man charged with vehicle theft following morning manhunt. #MasonCountyCrime By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Dustin Allen Himes, Jr. 25, of 4570 N. 176th Ave., Walkerville, was arrested early this morning, Oct. 11, by Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputies and charged with larceny from a vehicle and unlawfully driving away an automobile (UDAA).  The UDAA of a 2006 GMC…

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Driver, passenger injured in 2-vehicle crash.

October 11, 2019

Driver, passenger injured in 2-vehicle crash. #MasonCounty LUDINGTON – An 18-year-old Mears man and a 21-year-old Greenville, Ohio woman were transported by Life EMS to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Danaher and Delia streets Thursday, Oct. 10, shortly after 4:30 p.m., according to Ludington Police Chief Mark Barnett. The Mears man was southbound…

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Teen accused of bringing stun gun, knife to school.

October 11, 2019

Teen accused of bringing stun gun, knife to school. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – A 17-year-old student faces a felony of possession/sale of a taser and a misdemeanor of weapons–free schools – possessing a weapon – for alleging carrying a stun gun and a knife at Pentwater High School, Sept. 16. Kyle James, of 7320 S. Stiles Rd.,…

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Safe Harbor Credit Union to celebrate International Credit Union Day.

October 11, 2019

Safe Harbor Credit Union to celebrate International Credit Union Day. LUDINGTON — On Thursday, October 17, 2019, Safe Harbor Credit Union will join with 56,000 credit unions around the world in celebration of International Credit Union (ICU) Day. Coffee, punch, goodies, and prizes will be available at the credit union, 1200 E. Tinkham Ave. There are over 200 million credit…

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The Scoop: Fall at the libraries.

October 11, 2019

The Scoop: Fall at the libraries. LUDINGTON — Today on The Scoop, Kate Krieger-Watkins speaks with Eric Smith and Sue Carlson, directors of the Mason County District Library about events happening at the library this fall. They also talk about the library’s Unbound program for students at Mason County Central Schools and Gateway to Success Academy, along with many of…

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