‘Movies on the Green’ on the Big Screen.

May 17, 2017

Village celebrates its 150th anniversary. #OceanaCountyEntertainment #Pentwater By Allison Scarbrough. Editor PENTWATER — In conjunction with the village’s 150th anniversary, a committee of volunteers decided to add some more excitement to the beautiful summers in Pentwater. Movies on the Green will take place Sunday nights on the Village Green. Viewers can sit outside in their lawn chairs and watch the…

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‘Super drunk’ driving, marijuana arrests among recent police activity.

May 17, 2017

‘Super drunk’ driving, marijuana possession arrests among police activity. #MasonCountyNews #PoliceNews. The following is recent police activity in Mason County: Monday, May 15, 2017: 4:30 p.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), a 50-year-old Scottville man was arrested for operating with a high blood alcohol content (BAC, “super drunk”) in the City of Scottville. Tuesday, May 16, 2017: 2:08 a.m., (Michigan State…

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Fin & Feather Club offers open shooting times.

May 17, 2017

Fin & Feather Club offers open shooting times.  SHERMAN TOWNSHIP — The Fin and Feather Club has open shooting on the shotgun ranges for both the public and members three days a week.  On Tuesdays the skeet range opens at 4 p.m. and is open until all shooters are through, but not later than 9 p.m.  The trap range opens at 5 p.m. and also…

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Tykoski resigning from Ludington council.

May 16, 2017

Tykoski resigning from Ludington council. #MasonCountyNews #Ludington. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Fifth Ward City Councilor Nick Tykoski is resigning his position, effective June 1. “I have wrestled with this decision quite extensively,” Tykoski said in his letter of resignation. “At this time, my business growth demands that I commit more time to my company which will require extensive…

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Recent births, reported May 16, 2017.

May 16, 2017
Recent births, reported May 16, 2017.

Recent births, reported May 16, 2017. #MasonCountyBirths Births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, unless indicated otherwise.  Naomi Eileen Handshoe, the daughter of Abby and Joseph Handshoe, was born May 13, 2017. Maverick Glenn Way, the son of Jennifer and Derek Way of Walkerville, was born May 15, 2017. Moira Eloise Feutz, the daughter of Chelsea and Mark Feutz of Ludington, was born May…

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Custer food pantry partnering with Meijer.

May 16, 2017

Custer food pantry partnering with Meijer.  #MasonCountyNews. CUSTER – Caritas Food Pantry is again partnering with Meijer this spring to provide hunger relief to local families through the Grand Rapids-based retailer’s customer-driven food pantry donation program, Simply Give. “The Simply Give Program has helped to provide food to hundreds of hungry families in our community during the past two years…

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WSCC board gives president mixed review.

May 15, 2017

WSCC board gives president mixed review. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. VICTORY TOWNSHIP — West Shore Community College President Kenneth Urban is meeting some of the WSCC Board of Trustees’ expectations but is in need of improvement in other areas. That was the outcome of Urban’s second annual evaluation by the elected board. The evaluation, discussed during closed session Monday, May…

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Mason County organizations receive over $18,600 in People Fund grants

May 15, 2017

Mason County organizations receive over $18,600 in People Fund grants Great Lakes Energy members who support the cooperative’s People Fund program made possible seven grants to Mason County non-profit organizations. The People Fund Board of Directors awarded over $18,609 in grants this spring to the following non-profit organizations: Circle Rocking S Children’s Farm, Free Soil: $4,437.99 for barn repairs, printer and fax machine.…

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MCC third graders learn life lessons through raising salmon.

May 15, 2017

MCC third graders learn life lessons through raising salmon.  By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. #MCCSchools. SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Central Upper Elementary third grade students released about 40 salmon fry into the Pere Marquette River at Riverside Park Monday afternoon. The project, taught by teacher Cheri Rozell, is part of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ salmon in the classroom program.…

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Woman cited for illegal burn allegedly strikes fire truck with fist.

May 15, 2017

Woman cited for illegal burn allegedly strikes fire truck with fist. #MasonCountyNews   #Fountain FOUNTAIN — A 40-year-old Fountain woman was cited for illegal disposal of solid waste by deputies from Mason County Sheriff’s Office Friday, May 12, at 11:33 p.m. after the Fountain Fire Department responded to an illegal burn in the 4000 block of East Church Street in the…

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Walk for Life is May 21.

May 14, 2017

Walk for Life is May 21.  LUDINGTON — West Shore Pregnancy & Family Support will hold its annual Walk for Life on Sunday, May 21 at Waterfront Park. The event serves as a major fundraiser for the organization and also an awareness event. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. with a picnic and live worship music to follow the two-mile walk…

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Obituary: Richard Matson, 77, Branch.

May 12, 2017

Obituary: Richard Matson, 77, Branch. Richard “Dick” Garth Matson, 77,  of Branch passed away on May 11, 2017 at home surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer. Dick was born to Walter and Josephine (Baird) Matson at home in Ludington on September 4, 1939. He was the youngest of five children. He retired from Dow Chemical on…

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Recent births, reported May 12, 2017.

May 12, 2017

Recent births, reported May 12, 2017. #MasonCountyBirths Recent births are brought to you by Shelby Gem Factory. See more information below.  Births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, unless indicated otherwise.  Liam George Scott Lee Nelson, the son of Francis Manning-Nelson and William Nelson of Scottville, was born May 3, 2017. Piper Gene Belle Taylor, the daughter of Shelby and Clinton Taylor of…

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Sand of D-Day invasion beaches part of veterans’ mall.

May 12, 2017

Sand of D-Day invasion beaches part of veterans’ mall. #MasonCountyVeterans. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — A small ceremony took place Thursday afternoon at the future site of the veterans’ mall being constructed at the Mason County war memorial at Stearns Park. Seven area World War II veterans sat in front of the memorial and placed a cup of sand…

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Police seek charges for cats dumped in federal forest.

May 12, 2017

Police seek charges for cats dumped in federal forest. #MasonCountyNews  #PoliceNews FREE SOIL TOWNSHIP — Michigan State Police troopers from the Hart post were dispatched Wednesday, May 10, at 8:26 p.m. to Federal Forest Route 8512, west of Darr Road, to investigate a case of animal cruelty and conservation violation, according to Sgt. Charles Hockanson. Several kittens and two adult…

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Tallman Senior Center in need of repairs, yard sale fundraiser planned for May 27.

May 11, 2017

Tallman Senior Center in need of repairs, yard sale fundraiser planned for May 27. #MasonCountyPeople. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. BRANCH TOWNSHIP — Since 1979 the Tallman Lake Senior Center has served the needs of residents in the far eastern side of Mason County. The center is located at 6765 E. Marshall Road, just west of Tallman Lake. It’s a daily…

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Survey to help collect data on county’s broadband needs.

May 10, 2017

Survey to help collect data on county’s broadband needs.  PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — The Mason County Broadband Committee has partnered with Connected Nation’s community engagement program, Connected, to come up with a plan to improve access to high speed Internet in the county. The initial step to developing a comprehensive, county-oriented plan will consist of a short survey for agriculture…

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North Stiles Road re-opens.

May 10, 2017

North Stiles Road re-opens. VICTORY TOWNSHIP — Stiles Road between Fountain Beyer roads is now re-opened. The road had been closed since April 26, due to a culvert failure.

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