MC History Spotlight

1932 Murder of teen shook Free Soil; justice was swift. 

August 3, 2022

1932 Murder of teen shook Free Soil; justice was swift.  By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief History Around the County is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union, www.preferredcu.org, located locally at 266 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington. Editor’s Note: I would like to thank Jake O’Brien for suggesting I research this case.  Like any history story I research and write, my information is…

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Murder of Ludington police officer took place July 20, 1958. 

July 20, 2022

Murder of Ludington police officer took place July 20, 1958.  By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief  with contributions by Lisa Cooper.  Only two police officers have been murdered in the line of duty in Mason County. The most recent was the shooting of Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield II on Sept. 9, 2013 on Custer Road in Free Soil Township. The…

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History: The Grand Army of the Republic.

February 19, 2022

History: The Grand Army of the Republic. Around the County – History is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union, www.preferredcu.org, located locally at 266 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. Veterans organizations play an important role in communities. Most local people today recognize the American Legion Post # 76, Edwin H. Ewing in Ludington and Custer VFW Gold…

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Eden Township’s Indian Cemetery, part 1. 

January 15, 2022

Eden Township’s Indian Cemetery, part 1.  Around the County – History is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union, www.preferredcu.org, located locally at 266 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. Editor’s Note: This is the first of what I expect to be a series of stories on the Eden Township Indian Cemetery. As with any of my history stories,…

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A look at history of Ludington schools. 

September 7, 2021

A look at history of Ludington schools.  Oriole News is a presentation of Ludington Area School District in partnership with Mason County Press. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. As the opening of the new Ludington Area School District elementary complex nears, I thought it would be a good time to look at the history of the school district, focusing on the…

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