Over $70 stolen in gas drive-off.

November 6, 2019

Over $70 stolen in gas drive-off. #MasonCountyCrime CUSTER TOWNSHIP – A thief or thieves drove away with $71.48 in fuel Monday, Nov. 4, shortly after 5:30 p.m. at the Scottville EZ Mart on East US 10, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. The following is other recent police activity in Mason County: Monday, Nov. 4, 2019: – 10:36 p.m.,…

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County planners recommend repair, light assembly wording.

November 6, 2019

County planners recommend repair, light assembly wording. #MasonCountyNews By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — The Mason County Planning Commission agreed unanimously Tuesday, Nov. 6, to recommend the county Board of Commissioners add a text amendment to the county’s zoning ordinance which will address repair and light assembly facilities in commercial and industrial zones. The board’s recommendation is to…

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County planning commission recommends Consumers substation bond be lifted. 

November 6, 2019

County planning commission recommends Consumers substation bond be lifted.  #MasonCountyNews. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — The Mason County Planning Commission is recommending the county Board of Commissions lift a $50,000 performance guarantee (bond) from Consumers Energy at the Lake Winds Energy Park substation at 4220 S. Pere Marquette Highway. According to terms established in 2011, Consumers Energy…

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Teen who brought knife to MCC campus could get youth sentencing.

November 5, 2019

Teen who brought knife to MCC campus could get youth sentencing. #MasonCountyCrime. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON — A 17-year-old Amber Township man who brought a knife onto the campus of Mason County Central High School last September faces serving up to 15 days up front of one-year discretionary jail term after pleading guilty to a felony of carrying a…

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Sheridan Twp. man sent to jail for B-B gun assault; drug house.

November 5, 2019

Sheridan Twp. man sent to jail for B-B gun assault, drug house. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON – A 50-year-old Sheridan Township man was sentenced in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Nov. 5, to serve seven months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term for convictions of felonious assault, assault and battery, maintaining a drug house and methamphetamine use.…

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Winter weather advisory in effect Wednesday. 

November 5, 2019

Winter weather advisory in effect Wednesday.  Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. A winter weather advisory will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are possible for Mason, Lake, Oceana, Newaygo and Muskegon counties. Slippery road conditions may develop and snow will be heavy and wet, resulting…

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Man faces jail for attempted strangulation.

November 5, 2019

Man faces jail for attempted strangulation. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON – A 46-year-old Sheridan Township man faces serving up to one year in jail after pleading guilty in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Nov. 5, to attempted assault by strangulation and third-offense habitual offender. Bernard Joe Bovee, of 6590 E. Beech St., testified that on Sept. 16 he and…

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Ludington man sentenced to jail for attempted strangulation.

November 5, 2019

Ludington man sentenced to jail for attempted strangulation. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON – A 34-year-old Ludington man was sentenced to serve seven months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Nov. 5, for convictions of attempted assault by strangulation and third-offense habitual offender. Matthew Dustin Case, 34, of 229 1/2 Second St.,…

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Holland man sentenced for kicking state police car, cracking windshield.

November 5, 2019

Holland man sentenced for kicking state police car, cracking windshield. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON – A 25-year-old Holland, Michigan man was sentenced to serve 30 days up front of a one-year discretionary jail term in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Nov. 5, for a conviction of malicious destruction of a police car. Elias Blair Spence testified Oct. 1 that…

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Free skates to be offered for downtown Ludington rink.

November 5, 2019

Free skates to be offered for downtown Ludington rink. LUDINGTON — This winter, ice skaters using the James Street Plaza rink will have free access to ice skates, thanks to the efforts of Engine Creative LLC, Pennies from Heaven Foundation, Mason County District Library and Metalworks. Engine Creative LLC and Pennies from Heaven Foundation joined forces to purchase 100 pairs of…

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Tourism numbers in Mason County break recent records. 

November 5, 2019

Tourism numbers in Mason County break recent records.  Tourism in Mason County generated $111.7 million in 2018, a record high over an eight-year span tracked by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). According to the MEDC’s 2018 Economic Impact of Tourism in Michigan report, 124.8 million visitors spent $25.7 billion in Michigan in 2018. In the County Analysis report, visitors spent $117.4 million in Mason County…

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Community Foundation awards over $39,000 in grants. 

November 5, 2019

Community Foundation awards over $39,000 in grants.  The Advisory Board of the Community Foundation for Mason County (CFMC) recently approved grant awards to a variety of community organizations in support of projects throughout Mason County. A total of $39,960 was awarded from Unrestricted and Field of Interest Funds through the competitive application process, overseen by volunteer committees. Highlights of the grants include: Pere Marquette Memorial Association,…

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Obituary: Marilyn Jean Thorne, 81, Ludington.

November 5, 2019

Obituary: Marilyn Jean Thorne, 81, Ludington. It is with great sadness that Marilyn Jean (Parks) (Olson) Thorne passed away at age 81 on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Oakview Medical Care Facility. Marilyn was born April 28, 1938, to Minnie and Ralph Parks.  Marilyn loved to be at home, puttering around the house and gardening, and caring for and entertaining…

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Death Notice: Judith Hendrickson, 77, Ludington.

November 5, 2019

Death Notice: Judith Hendrickson, 77, Ludington. Judith Ann Hendrickson, 77, of Ludington, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, with visitation starting at 10 a.m.  A full obituary will run at a later date.  Arrangements were entrusted to Oak…

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Fire damages Hamlin Township house.

November 4, 2019

Fire damages Hamlin Township house. #MasonCountyNews. HAMLIN TOWNSHIP — Fire damaged a house at 2088 N. Sherman Road Monday. Firefighters from Hamlin Township Fire Department and Pere Marquette Township Fire Department were called to the scene about 1:20 p.m. Heavy smoke was coming from the eaves of the building when the first units arrived. Firefighters were able to quickly contain…

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