Around the County

History: A tragedy on Pentwater Lake. 

April 30, 2021

History: A tragedy on Pentwater Lake.  Around the County is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union, www.preferredcu.org, located locally at 266 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. I find cemeteries to be fascinating places. There is a certain calm of walking through a cemetery. As a historian, I also find cemeteries to be a place of inspiration. Every…

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Did Hemingway spend the night in Scottville?

April 15, 2021

Did Hemingway spend the night in Scottville?  Around the County is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union, www.preferredcu.org, located locally at 266 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. In the summer of 1917, 17-year-old Ernest Hemingway, along with his parents, Dr. Clarence “Ed” and Grace Hemingway, and his 2-year-old brother, Leicester, made their way through Mason County, on…

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Around the County: Spring Peepers

March 31, 2021

Around the County: Spring Peepers.  AMBER TOWNSHIP — Enjoy 30 seconds of the spring peepers in an Amber Township swamp. Around the County is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union, located locally at 266 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington   Please consider helping to fund local news. Mason County Press and Oceana County Press are available for free thanks to the…

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Ludington street namesakes tell history of town.

March 23, 2021

Ludington street namesakes tell history of town. Around the County is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union, www.preferredcu.org, located locally at 266 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. On March 22, 1873, Ludington was established as a city. The names of many of those people who were influential in making that happen still exist in the town today,…

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Around the County: MCE students honored as lifesavers.

February 26, 2021

Around the County: MCE students honored as lifesavers. Around the County is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union, located locally at 266 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. CUSTER — On Feb. 16, a 72-year-old Scottville woman was walking along East State Street (US 10) near High Street in Scottville, not far from her home. The road narrows…

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