Arrest in breaking and entering

On Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:11 PM, MCSO deputies were called to the 6900 block of Lake Street in the Tallman Lake area of Branch Township for a reported breaking and entering. While checking the area, Deputies found 3 additional break-ins of cabins.  Foot tracks were follower for about ½ mile to another residence. There deputies located two suspects. After securing a search warrant, deputies recovered nearly 50 pieces of suspected stolen property including TV’s, power tools, propane tanks, yard tools and household appliances. Deputies arrested a 34 year-old Lee Hamilton Colby, from Fountain MI and 26 year-old Chad Fredrick Collins.

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The charges are as follows:

Growth Alliance Opens Uncommon Spaces Grant

The Mason County Growth Alliance will be accepting proposals for the spring Uncommon Spaces Placemaking Grant Program. The Growth Alliance will award up to $5,000 to support community-driven placemaking projects in Mason County. This grant is intended to support projects which capitalized on Mason County’s assets, inspiration, and potential, contributing to the area’s unique “sense of place” for residents, businesses, and visitors.


Last years’ grant was awarded to the City of Ludington to support the West End Revitalization Project, which will transform the west end of Ludington Avenue into a pedestrian plaza with access to Lake Michigan. Unlike last year, this year’s program will be divided into two funding rounds: one in the spring and one in the fall. Each round will award up to $5,000 to support placemaking projects. The Growth Alliance will be accepting grant proposals through Friday, April 6. For more information on the Uncommon Space Grant Program and how to apply, visit

WMCMH Chosen in pilot

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced the pilot sites for the state’s Section 298 Initiative last week.
Selected pilots are:

  • Muskegon County Community Mental Health (HealthWest) and West Michigan Community Mental Health in a joint pilot

  • Genesee Health System

  • Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority

The Section 298 Initiative is a statewide effort to improve the coordination of physical and behavioral health services in Michigan.  The focus is on payer-level integration of Medicaid-funded physical and behavioral health services. The pilots are expected to be implemented by Oct. 1, 2018.

WSCC 20th Annual High School Art Competition

The West Shore Community College Art Department is hosting the 20th annual Regional High School Art Competition and Exhibit in the college’s Manierre Dawson Gallery.

Student artwork will be displayed through March 22, and the exhibit is free and open to the public.


Ribbons have been awarded for first and second place in jewelry, sculpture, pottery, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, video, textiles, mixed media, and digital imaging due to the West Shore Community College Foundation and the WSCC Art Department.

Area high schools entered ten of their students’ best works and those included in the exhibit were selected by high school art teachers. The juror for this year’s show is WSCC photography instructor Bill Sievert, who is also a painter.

The Manierre Dawson Gallery is located in the Arts and Sciences Center. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Friday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., and during events held in the Center Stage Theater.

20th WSCC Regional Art Competition and Exhibition Winners:
1st Place Textiles

WMOM Honored with Station of the Year


WMOM has been awarded the 2017 Station of the year by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. It was the largest award show ever according to organizers with 93 stations providing over 960 entries.

“The team at WMOM works hard everyday to create quality radio for the lakeshore.” said Patrick Lopeman, owner of 102.7 WMOM.FM, “It’s encouraging to see their hard work rewarded.”


On-Air Personality A.J. Guertin won best regularly scheduled weekday personality for his Attack of the Decades show. “It’s been a lot of fun.” A.J. said, “I’m extremely grateful to share this with the listeners.”

Nick Sims, known locally for his creative commercials and voices, won best commercial for his production of the 2017 Manistee Ghost Ship advertisement. “It’s amazing to be recognized for something I’m so passionate about.” said Nick Sims.

102.7 WMOM.FM was also honored for their outreach, receiving a merit in Community Involvement for work done in the 2017 Lake Jump, Shop with a Cop Pie Auction and spotlighting the work of many community minded individuals and non-profits.

“It’s a joy to bring people from all over our community to talk about the issues important to them.” said Kendra Carr, On-Air personality and News Director, “We’ve really enjoyed speaking with passionate people who create and support Michigan.” Kendra Carr was honored with a merit in Newscast.

The 2017 Square Pool promotion also received a merit in best Marketing Materials & Promos. WMOM is a category 4 Commercial Radio Market. A complete list of 2017 winners can be found HERE.

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