Grants available for Mason Co. Teachers

The Community Foundation for Mason County and  Youth Advisory Council (YAC) welcomes teachers to apply for mini-grants to help out in the classroom. Teachers or counselors in Mason County are eligible to apply.

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Grants can be up to $250 for specific projects or programs including: program enhancement that meets curriculum guidelines, expanding an already existing unit, student awards, special events, professional development, artists in residence and parent involvement programs. Grant awards are distributed about six weeks after the application deadline. Grants are limited to one per classroom and one per teacher per school year. Applications are found online at the Foundation’s website, and are due by midnight, October 13, 2017.

Crash involving sailboat ends in fatality

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On Saturday evening, Deputies from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 3 vehicle crash on US10 west of Stiles Road. The crash resulted in one fatality. The name of the deceased has not yet been formally released by the sheriff department. An eastbound 2005 Chevy Impala, crossed the centerline on US-10 and sideswiped a westbound 2017 Chevy Silverado pickup, driven by 61 year old Michael Stacey of Grand Rapids.  The Impala then collided head-on with a trailered sail boat, being pulled by 58 year old Donald Nelson of Whitehall.  This brought the sailboat through the windshield of the Impala, killing the driver instantly.  It is unclear at this time if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash. All parties were wearing their seatbelt. The incident remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.

Saw assault in Custer

A 36 year old Scottville man was arrested Saturday night after he reportedly struck his brother in the face with a hand saw. His brother, a 27 year old Scottville man, was also arrested for assault due to a reported fight.

Couple arrested for illegal entry

Early Saturday morning deputies were called to Old Camp Sauble on a suspicious vehicle call. A 39 year old Manistee man and a 33 year old Manistee woman were found hiding under a stairwell in a building. Both were arrested for illegal entry.

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