79th District Court sentencings and dismissals, posted June 20, 2019.

June 20, 2019

79th District Court sentencings and dismissals, posted June 20, 2019. #MasonCountyCourts LUDINGTON — The following were recently sentenced in Mason County’s 79th District Court: -Dedra Gay Garrett, 57, of 11824 N. Irons Rd., Irons, pleaded guilty June 18 to operating a vehicle while impaired by liquor (OUIL) and was sentenced to 32 days in jail with credit for two days…

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Skateboarder hit on US 10.

June 20, 2019

Skateboarder hit on US 10. #MasonCounty BRANCH TOWNSHIP – A 28-year-old Branch man suffered an “incapacitating leg injury” when he was struck by an eastbound car while reportedly skateboarding in the eastbound lane of US 10, west of Landon Road, Wednesday, June 19, at 10 p.m., according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. Thomas Howard was transported by Life EMS…

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Crashes galore in Mason County.

June 20, 2019

Crashes galore in Mason County. #MasonCountyCrime Local law enforcement is reporting an increase of vehicle crashes in the last few days, particularly car/deer accidents. The following is recent police activity in Mason County: Monday, June 17, 2019: 2:14 a.m., (Ludington Police Department), a 24-year-old man was cited for urinating in public, East Pine and South Staffon streets, City of Ludington.…

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Showers possible early and late today.

June 20, 2019

Showers possible early and late today. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Thursday, June 20, 2019 A few showers early then mostly cloudy. Showers developing late. High 73; low 49 Precipitation: 50% day; 10% evening. Wind: NNE 9 mph day; NNE 4 mph evening. Humidity: 71% day; 79% evening. Sunrise: 6:02 a.m.; sunset: 9:31 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2019: Summer Solstice …

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Murder case bound over to circuit court.

June 19, 2019

Murder case bound over to circuit court. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON — The murder case against Corey Ryan Beekman, 32, of Free Soil Township was bound over to 51st Circuit Court following a preliminary examination in 79th District Court Wednesday, June 19. Beekman is accused of murdering William Buchanan, 32, of Mears, April 16, and wounding 32-year-old Kaitlin…

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Preliminary exam against murder suspect underway. 

June 19, 2019

Preliminary exam against murder suspect underway.  #MasonCountyCrime #BeekmanCase LUDINGTON —Corey Ryan Beekman, 32, of 10550 N. US 31, Free Soil Township is currently in a preliminary examination hearing in 79th District Court at Mason County Courthouse. Beekman is accused of killing William Craig Buchanan, Jr., 32, of Mears, and injuring Kaitlin Buck, 32, at Beekman’s residence. MCP is in the courtroom…

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Ludington man arrested on contempt of court warrant.

June 19, 2019

Ludington man arrested on contempt of court warrant. #MasonCountyCrime. AMBER TOWNSHIP — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 37-year-old Ludington man Tuesday, June 19 for an outstanding contempt of court warrant out of Manistee County. The man was arrested following a traffic stop at US 31 and Hansen Road at 11:59 p.m. Other activity of local law enforcement on…

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Quarterline Road re-opened today.

June 19, 2019

Quarterline Road re-opened today. GRANT TOWNSHIP — Quarterline Road between Freeman and Nurnberg roads re-opened to through traffic this morning, Wednesday, June 19. The road had been closed by the Mason County Road Commission which was repairing the 64-feet long two span bridge over the Big Sauble River. The bridge was built in 1966.  

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Showers possible this morning, overcast later.

June 19, 2019

Showers possible this morning, overcast later. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Wednesday, June 19, 2019 A few showers early then mostly cloudy. Showers developing late. High 69; low 55 Precipitation: 74% day; 85% evening. Wind: N 6 mph day; NNE 4 mph evening. Humidity: 74% day; 85% evening. Sunrise: 6:02 a.m.; sunset: 9:31 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2019 Partly cloudy.…

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Scottville commission creates MCC school resource officer position.

June 18, 2019

Scottville commission creates MCC school resource officer position. SCOTTVILLE — City commission on Monday, June 17, voted to create a Scottville Police Department school resource officer position that will serve Mason County Central Schools. The position will not be official until the Mason County Central Board of Education approves its 2019-2020 budget.  The SRO will be a full time Scottville…

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Scottville restricts times refuse may be placed on curb.

June 18, 2019

Scottville restricts times refuse may be placed on curb. #ScottvilleNews SCOTTVILLE — City commission passed a resolution Monday restricting the times that residents and businesses can place their refuse on the curb and when they must remove containers from the curb. The resolution is an amendment to the city’s refuse ordinance and states that “in the interested of sanitation and…

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Man with 8 prior DWLS convictions arrested … again.

June 18, 2019

Man with 8 prior DWLS convictions arrested … again. #MasonCountyCrime AMBER TOWNSHIP – A 39-year-old Manistee man was arrested for driving while license suspended (DWLS) – subsequent offense following a traffic stop by Mason County sheriff’s deputies at US 10 and Brye Road Saturday, June 15, at 10:32 a.m., according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. “He was found to…

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Freedom Festival traffic plans announced.

June 18, 2019

Freedom Festival traffic plans announced. LUDINGTON — Traffic plans have been announced for the upcoming Ludington Area Jaycees Freedom Festival grand parade and fireworks on July 4. The traffic plans are a coordinated effort between Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Ludington Police Department, Michigan State Police, Ludington Fire Department, and Pere Marquette Township Fire Department. Grand Parade (start time 2 p.m.):…

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Partly cloudy with a slight chance of… rain! 

June 18, 2019

Partly cloudy with a slight chance of… rain!  Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 72; low 51 Precipitation:20% day; 20% evening. Wind: WSW 6 mph day; WNW 3 mph evening. Humidity: 67% day; 85% evening. Sunrise: 6:01 a.m.; sunset: 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2019 A few…

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New Scottville manager to begin July 8.

June 17, 2019

New Scottville manager to begin July 8. #ScottvilleNews. SCOTTVILLE — Courtney Magaluk, the new city manager, will start her duties with the city on Thursday, July 8. Magaluk signed a three-year contract with the City of Scottville during the regular meeting of the city commission today, Monday, June 17, 2019. Magaluk’s base salary will be $60,000, which will be up…

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