Agriculture student scholarship available.

January 11, 2019

Agriculture student scholarship available. EAST LANSING — GreenStone Farm Credit Services is now accepting applications through March 1, 2019 for its scholarship program. The cooperative will once again award up to $40,000 to incoming college freshmen pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field. Since 2010, the association has presented more than $215,000 in undergraduate college scholarships to the industry’s next…

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Car/coyote crash tops police activity.

January 11, 2019

Car/coyote crash tops police activity. #MasonCountyCrime The following is recent police activity in Mason County: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019: – 7:19 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), car/coyote crash, no injury, Stiles Road north of Fountain Road, Victory Township. – 10 a.m., (Michigan State Police), traffic policing for shutting down US 31 near Conrad Road, Amber Township. Consumers Energy was stringing…

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Obituary: Mona Halladay, 96, Ludington.

January 11, 2019

Obituary: Mona Halladay, 96, Ludington. Mona Sophia Halladay, 96, died January 9, 2019 surrounded by family in her room at Ludington Woods. She was born in Ludington on April 29, 1922 to Carl and Sophia Gunberg. With the encouragement of her brother Milton, Mona graduated from Central Michigan University. It was there she first met Roy Halladay. In spite of…

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Recent births, reported Jan. 11, 2019.

January 11, 2019

Recent births, reported Jan. 11, 2019. #MasonCountyBirths Births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, unless indicated otherwise.  Levi Michael Frey, the son of KayLynn Hernandez and Michael Frey of Ludington, was born Jan. 8, 2019. Presley Ray Oquist, the daughter of Karlee and Philip Oquist of Ludington, was born Jan. 11, 2019. Jax Delton McKinley, the son of Alisha Lemire and Jon McKinley…

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Cloudy with some sun possible today. 

January 11, 2019

Cloudy with some sun possible today.  Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 Clouds and sun mixed. High 29; low 22 Precipitation: 10% day; 0% evening Wind: ESE 4 mph Humidity: 66% Sunrise: 8:18 a.m.; sunset: 5:27 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 Cloudy. High 32; low 19 Precipitation: 0% day; 10% evening. Wind: E 5 mph day; ENE…

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Obituary: Dorothy Jean Benson Reed, 92, Ludington.

January 10, 2019

Obituary: Dorothy Jean Benson Reed, 92, Ludington. Dorothy Jean Benson Reed, 92, died peacefully Monday at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, surrounded by her family and members of her caregiving “family.” Dottie was born April 7, 1926, in Tallman, Michigan, north of Walhalla, the only child of Alverado Todd (A.T.) Benson and Martha Delite Shoup Benson. Dottie was married to her soulmate…

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VanderWall takes office as local senator. 

January 10, 2019

VanderWall takes office as local senator.  LANSING — Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington) was sworn in as senator for the 35th District on Wednesday during a ceremony at the state Capitol. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen J. Markman administered the oath of office. VanderWall was joined on the Senate floor by his wife Diane; their son Nick, Nick’s wife Holly, and their daughter Kelsey; daughter…

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Failure to pay child support tops recent arraignments.

January 10, 2019

Failure to pay child support tops recent arraignments. LUDINGTON – The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies -Eric Anthony Anglebrandt, 38, of 16445 Burchwood Dr., Leroy, was arraigned on a felony charge of failure to pay child support. Preliminary hearing: Jan. 23 at 11:15 a.m. Bail: $32,000 cash. -Austin Ryan Rader, 22, of 9505 E.…

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Neighbor to Neighbor applications being accepted.

January 10, 2019

Neighbor to Neighbor applications being accepted. AMBER TOWNSHIP — Habitat for Humanity of Mason County is currently accepting applications from homeowners for its spring Neighborhood Revitalization (N2N) projects. The deadline to apply is Feb. 8. N2N is an exterior home preservation program that offers painting, carpentry, landscaping, weather stripping, siding, roofing, door/window replacement and minor exterior repairs for homeowners in…

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Cloudy skies, little precipitation expected next few days.

January 10, 2019

Cloudy skies, little precipitation expected next few days. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 Cloudy. High 26; low 20 Precipitation: 20% day; 10% evening Wind: N 13 mph day; ENE 5 mph evening Humidity: 74% day; 77% evening Sunrise: 8:19 a.m.; sunset: 5:27 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 Clouds and sun mixed. High 29; low 22 Precipitation:…

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Guardians of the Great Lakes begins winter speaker series.

January 9, 2019

Guardians of the Great Lakes begins winter speaker series. PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — The Mason County Historical Society and Sable Point Lighthouse Keepers Association are presenting a winter speakers series titled “Guardians of the Great Lakes”, beginning Thursday, Jan. 17, 7 p.m. at Ludington United Methodist Church, 5810 W. Bryant Rd. “Guardians of the Great Lakes” is a PBS special…

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O’Malley sworn in to House of Representatives.

January 9, 2019

O’Malley sworn in to House of Representatives. LANSING — Jack O’Malley (R-Lake Ann) was sworn in today to the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 101st district, which includes Mason, Manistee, Benzie, and Leelanau counties. O’Malley replaces Curt Vanderwall (R-Ludington) who has become the 34th District Senator, continuing to represent this area.

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Obituary: Dianna M. Harvey, 59, of Free Soil

January 9, 2019

Obituary: Dianna M. Harvey, 59, of Free Soil Dianna M. Harvey, 59, of Free Soil passed away Monday, January 7, 2019. She was born July 30, 1959 in Columbus, Ohio to Wesley and Neva (Sweet) Williams. She married Earl Harvey on September 22, 1978 in Howell. Dianna was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed…

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Great Lakes Energy donates over $38K to Mason Co. in 2018. 

January 9, 2019

Great Lakes Energy donates over $38K to Mason Co. in 2018.  Great Lakes Energy People Fund donated $30,378 to Mason County non-profit organizations or municipalities in 2018. In total, the People Fund awarded $218,770 throughout the state. The Great Lakes Energy People Fund is supported solely by Great Lakes Energy members who allow their electric cooperative to round up their…

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Crashes, assaults top police activity.

January 9, 2019

Crashes, assaults top police activity. #MasonCountyCrime Recent police activity in Mason County includes: Monday, Jan. 7, 2019: – 5:30 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), car/deer crash, no injury, Sugar Grove Road west of Custer Road, Sherman Township. – 5:53 a.m., (Ludington Police Department), hit-and-run crash, East Ludington Avenue, City of Ludington. – 8:51 a.m., (LPD), fraud, 300 block of West…

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