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Mental Health Matters: West Michigan CMH spreads mental health awareness

May 14, 2024

By: Lori Schummer West Michigan Community Mental Health director of public relations and customer services In today’s changing world, more and more people are talking openly about mental health. May, known as Mental Health Awareness Month, is a special time to show kindness and understanding to those facing tough times with their mental health. It’s a chance for us all…

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1898 triple murder/suicide among Mason County’s most brutal crimes

May 2, 2024

This article is presented by the Mason County Historical Society in partnership with Mason County Press.  By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief FREE SOIL TOWNSHIP — Ron Chappel is a fifth generation resident of Free Soil Township. He and his wife, Thelma, live right on Michigan Street, the main street, in the village of Free Soil. His family has made a mark…

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The Mason County Quiz, Carferries, April 26, 2024

April 26, 2024

The Mason County Quiz is presented by Lake Michigan Senior Living, located on the bluffs of Lake Michigan in beautiful Summit Township. How much do you know about Mason County? See answers here. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief 1. What year was the SS Spartan carferry launched?  a. 1941 b. 1952 c. 1953 d. 1979 B: 1952 The SS Spartan was…

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The Mason County Quiz, April 19

April 19, 2024

The Mason County Quiz is presented by Lake Michigan Senior Living, located on the bluffs of Lake Michigan in beautiful Summit Township. How much do you know about Mason County? See answers here.  By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief 1. Where is the southern terminus of M-116? a. The intersection of Washington and Ludington avenues. b. The intersection of Pere Marquette Highway…

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52 years ago today: Tornado ripped through Riverton, Eden townships

April 12, 2024

Today’s winds are reported to be gusting about 39 mph. But, 52 years ago today, about 10:30 p.m., on Wednesday, April 12, 1972, the winds were much stronger as a tornado ripped through Riverton and Eden townships. The Mason County Press was a weekly newspaper that published on Wednesdays, so it was an entire week before the next edition came…

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