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Mental Health Matters: Celebrating writing

December 28, 2023

Mental Health Matters: Celebrating writing By Lori Schummer, Director of Public Relations and Customer Services Mental Health Matters is a presentation of West Michigan Community Mental Health in partnership with Mason County Press and Oceana County Press. In a remarkable collaboration, Laura Ruhle, West Michigan Community Mental Health community living & employment services specialist and local author Mary Lou Ohnsman…

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Historical Society Scanner Nights will digitally preserve photos, documents

December 21, 2023

Historical Society Scanner Nights will digitally preserve photos, documents LUDINGTON — Over the winter, the Mason County Historical Society will host two Scanner Night events. During a Scanner Night, participants will have the opportunity to bring some of their family’s historical photographs and documents to be digitally preserved. The items should have a connection to Mason County. In the case…

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MCC to donate historical archives to Historical Society

December 20, 2023

MCC to donate historical archives to Historical Society SCOTTVILLE — The Mason County Central Board of Education took a step toward preserving the district’s history Monday, Dec. 18, during its regular board meeting. Rob Alway, a member of the Mason County Historical Society Board of Directors, and collections chair of the Society, presented a proposal requesting the school district donate…

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Mike Shwartz: Holocaust survivor became local ‘Cheeseman’.

December 12, 2023

Mike Shwartz: Holocaust survivor became local ‘Cheeseman’. This history article is sponsored by the Mason County Historical Society. This article was originally posted in December 2020. MCP is posting it again in observance of Hanukkah 2023.  By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. Editor’s Note: In a previous story, I told the story of the Benow and Schoenberger families and their influences as…

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The Benows and Schoenbergers: Jewish legacies of downtown Scottville

December 11, 2023

The Benows and Schoenbergers: Jewish legacies of downtown Scottville This history article is sponsored by the Mason County Historical Society. This article was originally posted in December 2020. MCP is posting it again in observance of Hanukkah 2023.  By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. Hanukkah 2020 began Thursday evening and continues until evening of Friday, Dec. 18. While Mason County has seen…

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