MC History Spotlight

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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Jesse and Sarah Towns, pioneers of Amber Township. 

January 20, 2021

Jesse and Sarah Towns, pioneers of Amber Township.  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. Jesse L. Towns was an early pioneer of Amber Township. During the half century he lived in Amber Township, he helped establish a school in the township and created…

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Mike Shwartz: Holocaust survivor became local ‘Cheeseman’.

December 18, 2020

Mike Shwartz: Holocaust survivor became local ‘Cheeseman’. 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. Editor’s Note: Last week, in honor of Hanukkah, we told the story of the Benow and Schoenberger families and their influences as Jewish merchants Scottville and the surrounding area, including…

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The Benows and Schoenbergers: Jewish legacies of downtown Scottville.

December 12, 2020

The Benows and Schoenbergers: Jewish legacies of downtown 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. Hanukkah 2020 began Thursday evening and continues until evening of Friday, Dec. 18. While Mason County has seen some increase in ethnic and racial diversity over the past…

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