The Ludington Lake Jump is Tomorrow

The Ludington Lake Jump is finally here. Registration begins tomorrow at 930 am at the Stearns Beach in Ludington. We expect over 300 community members down at the beach and with sunny skies in the forecast. The Jump will take place at exactly 11:00 am jumpers are asked to arrive well in advance. The proceeds this year are going to the new Ludington Maritime Museum which is expected to open next year.


West Shore Bank Closing two Branches

West Shore Bank will be closing two area branches in June.  The Walkerville and Fountain offices are set to close on June 12th.  Customers at those offices received letters last month. West Shore Bank has experienced a growth of over 25% in the past ten years.Bank President and CEO, Raymond Biggs states “Customers are using telephone, online and mobile channels with greater frequency, and coming to the bank less often for routine needs. West Shore Bank has invested heavily in technology and infrastructure to more efficiently and conveniently serve its customers. An additional 4 million dollars will be invested in the next eight years to further update West Shore Bank's technology. West Shore Bank, an independent and locally owned bank, currently has assets over $385 million and has been serving the area for over 116 years.

Sheriff updates death investigation.

At 10:18 AM deputies from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office were called to a wooded area in the 6600 block of W. Jagger Road in Mason County’s Hamlin Township regarding a reported body found in the woods.

Upon arrival deputies located Cody L. Bowden, a 26 year-old man from Ludington, deceased.  There was no obvious sign of trauma to the deceased and there is no sign of foul play at this point.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate this matter.

Hamlin Township FD, Pere Marquette FD, Life EMS and Mason County Victim’s Services Unit all responded to the scene as well.

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