Around the County

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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Mason County’s pioneering French families: Chauvez and Courtot. 

February 20, 2021

Mason County’s pioneering French families: Chauvez and Courtot.  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. It’s very likely that the most mis-pronounced road name in Mason County is Chauvez Road, which stretches from the lakeshore to nearly the eastern county line. While looking at…

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Mason County’s original Ford dealers: Kobe & Smith.

February 8, 2021

Mason County’s original Ford dealers: Kobe & Smith. 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. The names T.D. Smith and E.E. Kobe were well known in Scottville for many years beginning in the early 20th century. Smith, who owned a stately home at 209…

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