Temps rising this week.

September 8, 2019

Temps rising this week. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Cloudy skies tonight, becoming partly cloudy after midnight with low temperature of 50 degrees. Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 Intervals of clouds and sunshine. Cloudy in the evening with scattered thunderstorms developing after midnight. High 72; low 63 Precipitation: 10% day; 50% evening. Wind: SE 7 mph day; SE 13 mph evening.…

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History: Photos from Mason County’s farming past.

September 6, 2019

History: Photos from Mason County’s farming past. MC History Spotlight is a history column brought to you by Ludington Woods Assisted Living and Memory Care. Each week this column features a story from our county’s past. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. #MasonCountyHistory Over the past 35 years of researching local history I have acquired an extensive collection of historical photos. There…

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New sign honors Trooper Butterfield.

September 6, 2019

New sign honors Trooper Butterfield. #MasonCountyNews #TrooperButterfield By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. FREE SOIL TOWNSHIP — Earlier this summer, a new sign was installed at the roadside memorial to Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield on Custer Road. Butterfield was killed by gunshot on that site, located between Townline and Gajeski roads, on Sept. 9, 2013, while on duty. Since that…

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Mass casualty drill to be conducted Saturday.

September 6, 2019

Mass casualty drill to be conducted Saturday. AMBER TOWNSHIP — On Saturday, September 7, 2019, Mason County will be conducting a mass casualty exercise in cooperation with Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. The exercise will test portions of medical response plans for a mass casualty incident, such as an active shooter at a school.  The purpose of the exercise is to…

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Warrant arrests top police activity.

September 6, 2019

Warrant arrests top police activity. #MasonCountyCrime The following is police activity in Mason County Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019: – 9:08 a.m., (Ludington Police Department), a 29-year-old Branch woman was arrested on an Ottawa County warrant, 5000 block of West US 10, Pere Marquette Township. – 9:32 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), ​a 42-year-old Fountain woman was cited for driving while…

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Resolution from Sen. VanderWall supports Michigan cherry industry.

September 6, 2019

Resolution from Sen. VanderWall supports Michigan cherry industry. LANSING — In response to recent overwhelming losses to the tart cherry industry in Michigan, Sen. Curt VanderWall has introduced a resolution supporting the U.S. cherry industry’s petition calling for action at the federal level.  Senate Concurrent Resolution 10 urges the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce to act against unfair trade…

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Obituary: Carl Jansen, 61, Scottville.

September 6, 2019

Obituary: Carl Jansen, 61, Scottville. Carl Stanley Jansen, 61, of Scottville passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids from complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Carl was born on August 26, 1958 at Paulina Stearns Hospital in Ludington as one of twin boys born to Alfonse “Al” and Martha (Edel) Jansen, and graduated from…

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Recent deaths, posted Sept. 6, 2019.

September 6, 2019

Recent deaths, posted Sept. 6, 2019. The following recent deaths have been reported to MCP: Pamela R. Wicht, 70, of Grandville died on Thursday, September 5 at Faith Hospice in Byron Center.  Funeral arrangements are being cared for by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services, Scottville. Carl Stanley Jansen, 61, of Scottville died on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Arrangements by Wyman…

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Recent arraignments include inmate possessing contraband 

September 6, 2019

Recent arraignments include inmate possessing contraband  #MasonCountyCourts LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies -Keila Ray Lankton, 28, of 6191 E. Sugar Grove Rd. , Sheridan Township, was arrested August 29 by the State, Sheriff, and City Enforcement of Narcotic Team (SSCENT) on felony charges of delivery/manufacturing a controlled substance less than 50…

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Sugar Grove Road to close between Stiles and US 31; Stiles remains closed.

September 6, 2019

Sugar Grove Road to close between Stiles and US 31; Stiles remains closed. VICTORY TOWNSHIP — Sugar Grove Road between Stiles Road and US-31 will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday, Sept. 9. The Mason County Road Commission will be adding gravel to the edges of the existing asphalt roadway in preparation for new asphalt, according to Eric Nelson,…

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Republican meetings set.

September 6, 2019

Republican meetings set. BRANCH TOWNSHIP — The regular monthly meeting of the Mason County Republican Party will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, at All Seasons Resort, 7460 E. US 10. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass for a pot luck. PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — The annual GOP picnic, will be held at Sutton’s…

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North breakwater closed.

September 6, 2019

North breakwater closed. LUDINGTON — The north breakwater has been closed due to current weather conditions.

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Community Foundation launches child savings account initiative

September 5, 2019

Community Foundation launches child savings account initiative Beginning this fall, every kindergartener in Mason County will have access to an education savings account at West Shore Bank seeded with $50. The Community Foundation for Mason County has recently launched the KickStart to Career Child Savings Account Program (K2C). The accounts are deposit only, and withdrawals are restricted to post-secondary education…

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Driver from Benson Road crash remains in critical condition.

September 5, 2019

Driver from Benson Road crash remains in critical condition. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. SHERIDAN TOWNSHIP — James Russell Davidson, 50, of Sheridan Township man remains in critical condition at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. Davidson was injured late Monday evening, Sept. 2, following a rollover crash on North Benson Road. Emergency…

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District Court sentencings, posted Sept. 5, 2019.

September 5, 2019

District Court sentencings, posted Sept. 5, 2019. #MasonCountyCourts LUDINGTON — The following were recently sentenced in Mason County’s 79th District Court: -Jason Wayne Cole, 45, of 507 E. Filer St., Ludington, pleaded guilty Aug. 28 to attempted assault/resisting/obstructing police and disorderly person drunk. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for two days served; one year discretionary…

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