Tree stand leads to injury

hunter was 2756270 960 720Sunday at 7:42 PM, the Mason County Sheriff’s office and medical personnel responded to a report of a hunter who had fallen from a tree stand. Benjamin Glen Leiker, 48 from Vulcan MI, went to stand up while hunting in a tree stand when the strap broke, causing him to fall to the ground. He was airlifted to Munson Hospital in Traverse City by Aero Med with serious injuries

Explosion in Wellston

Sunday evening, the Manistee County sheriff office investigated an explosion at 19738 Hoxeyville Rd. in Wellston. Neighbors reported a large explosion with a couple smaller explosions. When deputies arrived, they found the building fully engulfed.


The residence was a temporary home owned by a Mancelona Man. He had not been to the residence for a week and had newer appliances. No one was injured in the incident. The Michigan State Fire Marshall will be at the scene today to investigate the explosion.

Two weekends return to Electric Forest

Madison House Presents and Insomniac Events has announced that Electric Forest will be returning to Rothbury for two weekends in 2018. This will be the second time that the festival spans Thursday-Sunday two weekends in a row.

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The eighth annual event will take place Thursday-Sunday, June 21-24, and Thursday-Sunday, June 28-July 1, at Double JJ Resort in Rothbury, Mich.  Wristbands and lodging packages will go on sale in December, said the festival's brief announcement. "Information for the 2018 sale and loyalty programs will be available in the coming months, along with the initial lineups,"

Parking crackdown warned

Due to recent calls about parking violations, the Ludington Police Department will be increasing parking enforcement in the downtown area. Business owners, managers and employees should park in their private spots/lots or in 8-hour public lots. Time restrictions for each parking location can be found online at

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If you have rental units above your business, please remind your tenants to get their free parking stickers so they know what lots they can park in overnight without getting a ticket. Please direct tenants to that same link on the website to get more info and download the Downtown Resident Parking Sticker application. The sticker program helps the city communicate better with residents about where to park and what accommodations have been made for them as residents in Downtown Ludington.

WSCC offers Financial Aid workshops

West Shore Community College’s Financial Aid Office will host a series of financial aid workshops for prospective college students and their families. Anyone considering going to college are encouraged to attend a workshop.

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Workshops will be held:

Brethren – Oct. 10, 1 p.m.

Manistee – Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m.

Manistee Catholic Central – Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m.
Bear Lake – Oct. 25, 1 p.m.
Ludington - Oct. 25, 6 p.m.
ASM Tech – Nov. 1, 11 a.m. at WSCC
Mason Co. Central & Mason Co. Eastern – Nov. 2, 6 p.m., at MCC

The college has also scheduled several FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Completion Workshops where current and future applicants are encouraged to attend a free work session with WSCC Financial Aid staff members who will guide applicants through the FAFSA form completion and submission process. These workshops will be held in:

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