The many faces of homelessness. 

November 13, 2017

The many faces of homelessness.  Editor’s Note: This week is Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. By Diana Hanna, TrueNorth Community Services. The face of homelessness can often be hidden from view. Unlike, in urban areas where homeless people are in plain sight on street corners and sidewalks, homelessness is not as evident in rural communities like ours. Take one perspective…

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Scottville Optimists to hold 40th annual Thanksgiving Senior Dinner. 

November 13, 2017

Scottville Optimists to hold 40th annual Thanksgiving Senior Dinner.  SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Optimist Club will hold its 40th Thanksgiving Senior Dinner beginning at noon on Sunday, Nov. 19. The Optimist Club building is located behind West Shore Bank in downtown Scottville. Admission is free. Attendees may bring a dessert to share.

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Pair arrested for allegedly fighting, ‘rolling around’ near post office.

November 13, 2017

Pair arrested for allegedly fighting, ‘rolling around’ near post office. #MasonCountyCrime LUDINGTON — Two South Carolina men were arrested for disorderly shortly before midnight Saturday, Nov. 11, after a Mason County sheriff’s deputy “spotted the two fighting and rolling around on the sidewalk near the Ludington Post Office,” said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. A 25-year-old from Spartanburg, South Carolina…

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Want to move to Mason County? ReThink West Michigan event is for you.

November 13, 2017

Want to move to Mason County? ReThink West Michigan event is for you. LUDINGTON — Ready to move back home? Ready to call Mason County your home? The upcoming ReThink West Michigan: Mason County Event is for you. The event will be held in conjunction with the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours on Wednesday, Nov.…

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American Legion to host multi-vendor open house. 

November 13, 2017

American Legion to host multi-vendor open house.  LUDINGTON — The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #76 is holding its annual Multi-Vendor Fall Open House on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors include representatives from direct sales companies, crafters, and local services/businesses.  The event is open to the public and will be held at the American Legion Post #76, 318…

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Recent deaths, posted Nov 13, 2017.

November 13, 2017

Recent deaths, posted Nov 13, 2017. #MasonCountyDeaths The following recent deaths have been reported to MCP: Ronna Andersen, 75, of Ludington died Saturday, November 11, 2017. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Ludington. Jennifer Johnson, 30, of Ludington died Friday, November 10, 2017. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Ludington. Beads & Blooms Florist,…

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Deer hunter’s spaghetti dinner in Free Soil Nov. 18.

November 11, 2017

Deer hunter’s spaghetti dinner in Free Soil Nov. 18. #MasonCountyEvents. FREE SOIL — The Free Soil Senior Center will be sponsoring a Deer Hunter’s Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Free Soil Community Center, 8480 Democrat St. Suggested donation is $10 for ages 11 and over; $5 for ages 6 to 10, and…

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Farm to Fork Gala brings consumers and farmers together.

November 10, 2017

  Farm to Fork Gala brings consumers and farmers together. #MasonCountyAgriculture By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. VICTORY TOWNSHIP — Have you ever wondered what the difference is between organic food and “all natural” food? Are you concerned about GMOs? Did you know that 22% of Michigan’s workforce is connected to agriculture? These topics were amongst the conversations that took place Thursday…

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Firefighters save Logan Twp. house.

November 10, 2017

Firefighters save Logan Twp. house. #MasonCountyNews. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LOGAN TOWNSHIP — Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a fire at 8529 E Kinney Rd. Friday morning. Carr Fire Department and Branch Township Fire Department were called to the house just after 8:30 a.m. Carr Fire Chief Andy LaPointe said the owner of the house told him that he had…

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Watch for deer when driving.

November 10, 2017

Watch for deer when driving. #MasonCounty Local police agencies have been busy in recent days with several car/deer crashes during early morning and evening hours. Be on the lookout for deer, especially when traveling during dusk and dawn hours. The following is recent police activity in Mason County: Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017: – 4:19 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), car/deer…

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Recent deaths, posted Nov 10, 2017.

November 10, 2017

Recent deaths, posted Nov 10, 2017. #MasonCountyDeaths The following recent death has been reported to MCP: Carl “Cappi” Roghan, 77, of Lansing and formerly of Scottville, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Brian D. Chimel, 52, of Scottville died Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Florence Marie Beerman, 87, of Ludington died November 9, 2017. Beads & Blooms Florist, 78 N. Jebavy Dr.,…

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Recent births, reported Nov. 10, 2017.

November 10, 2017

Recent births, reported Nov. 10, 2017. #MasonCountyBirths Births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, unless indicated otherwise.  Elliott Jean Walters, the daughter of Courtney and Cory Walters of Ludington, was born November 8, 2017. Gideon Kenneth Armstrong, the son of Trisha and Joshua Armstrong of Ludington, was born November 9, 2017. Abigail Joe Woods, the daughter of Heather and Ryan Woods of Ludington, was…

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Spartan Pride.

November 9, 2017

  Spartan Pride. SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Central School Middle School students had the opportunity to show their “Spartan pride” Wednesday. Principal John Russell said each student received a t-shirt that reads “Spartan Pride”. The school had a half day because of staff inservice. In the morning students had the opportunity to catch up on homework or to participate in…

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Recent arraignments include obstructing police officer cases.

November 8, 2017

Recent arraignments include obstructing police officer cases. #MasonCountyCrime. By Alan Neushwander, Contributing Writer. The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies -Avel Molina Escamilla, 55, of 3654 Johnson Rd., Amber Township, was arrested November 4 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) on a felony charge of assaulting/resisting/obstructing police. Preliminary hearing: November 22 at 11:15 a.m.…

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79th District Court dismissals, posted Nov. 8, 2017.

November 8, 2017

79th District Court dismissals, posted Nov. 8, 2017. #MasonCountyCourt. By Alan Neushwander, Contributing Writer. LUDINGTON — The following cases were recently dismissed  in Mason County’s 79th District Court: -Rebekah Lou Malburg, 31, of 1150 Brandy Lane, Lot 68B, Pere Marquette Township, had a charge of possession of synthetic marijuana dismissed on October 24 per a plea agreement. -Beatrice Hernandez, 51,…

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