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Cole will be next sheriff

November 7, 2012
Cole will be next sheriff

LUDINGTON – On Jan. 1, 2013 Kim Cole will be sworn in as the new Mason County Sheriff, following in the footsteps of his great-great grandfather Henry Cole, who served as Mason County Sheriff for a term in the late 19th Century. Kim Cole, a 17-year sergeant in the sheriff’s office, defeated Sheriff Jeff Fiers Tuesday night with 68 percent…

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Nellis wins judgeship in tight race

November 7, 2012
Nellis wins judgeship in tight race

LUDINGTON — Jeff Nellis will be Mason County’s next probate judge. The Hamlin Township resident and Ludington based attorney defeated Ludington native and Michigan Court of Appeals attorney Nick Krieger during Tuesday’s General Election. The race was close, however. Real close. Throughout the night Nellis and Krieger were neck and neck as each of the 25 voting precincts came in.…

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Probate judge race close

November 7, 2012

LUDINGTON — With 23 of the 25 voting precincts in, Jeff Nellis is the leader of the Probate Judge race, barely. With Branch and Sherman townships to report, Nellis holds a 50.58 percent lead over Nick Krieger, 5,720 to 5,546.

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Cole predicted to win

November 7, 2012

LUDINGTON — With 22 of the 25 voting precincts in, we are declaring Kim Cole as Mason County’s next sheriff. With only Amber, Branch and Sherman townships to come in, Cole has received 69 percent of the vote. Cole originally won the Republican primary against incumbent Jeff Fiers. After that election, Fiers announced he was running a write-in campaign. “We…

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Ludington charter amendment defeated

November 6, 2012

LUDINGTON — The Ludington charter amendment to increase the mayor’s term limits has been defeated by a 66 percent margin. The amendment was requesting the mayor’s term will not be extended from three four-year terms to five four-year terms.

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