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Saying goodbye to a true American hero

February 24, 2024

Saying goodbye to a true American hero By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief The word “hero” is often overused these days. But, today, I, said goodbye to a man who I believe was truly an American hero, U.S. Air Force Maj. Jack Rillema (retired). Jack passed away on Jan. 26 at the young age of 98, about six weeks shy of his…

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Police news, posted Feb. 23, 2024

February 23, 2024

Police news, posted Feb. 23, 2024 The police news is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, serving west Michigan since 1902, smith-eddy.com. The following is recent police activity in Mason County: Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024: 7:37 p.m., (Ludington Police Department), a 44-year-old Ludington woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant issued in Lake County following a traffic stop near…

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79th District Court arraignments, posted Feb. 23, 2024

February 23, 2024

79th District Court arraignments, posted Feb. 23, 2024 By Alan Neushwander, Contributing Writer LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies -Timothy Charles Zeller, 40; possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine/ecstasy), maintaining a drug house, and fourth offense habitual offender; arrested Dec. 12 by Ludington Police Department; arraigned Feb. 16; preliminary hearing: March 6;…

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Congressman Moolenaar to host agriculture roundtable

February 23, 2024

Congressman Moolenaar to host agriculture roundtable WEARE TOWNSHIP (Oceana County) — Congressman John Moolenaar will lead a roundtable discussion with farmers from Michigan’s Second Congressional District at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at West Michigan Research Station, 5185 N. Oceana Dr. The group will discuss Moolenaar’s Supporting Farm Operations Act, which will reduce labor costs for farmers by freezing…

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Child abuse case set for jury trial next week

February 22, 2024

Child abuse case set for jury trial next week By Rob Alway and Allison Scarbrough, Media Group 31 LUDINGTON — The criminal case against a mother and her boyfriend charged with child abuse is scheduled for a five-day jury trial next week. Kevin James Kaiser, 30, of Ludington, is charged with first-degree child abuse, which is punishable by up to…

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