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Tree stand accident in Newaygo County

On Sunday it was reported that a man had fallen from a hunting tree stand and CPR was in progress. Michigan State Police, Hart post were dispatched to the scene in Ensley Township. Domingo Castro Jr, of Sand Lake, had been working on building a tree stand with friends and family when he lost his balance and fell from the top of the tree stand.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fatal hunting accident in Grant township

Robert Jankowski failed to return to the hunting camp following the afternoon hunt on Saturday. Police were called to the scene on federal forest land in Grant Township in response. Jankowski was found by family members at the base of his tree stand. He had not been secured by a harness and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Survey for Child & Family Development Center released

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The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians (LRBOI) and Baker College of Cadillac students are seeking community input for the Child & Family Development Center. The center is expected to open in January 2017 to families in the Manistee County region in the original casino building at the Little River Casino Resort. It will be open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to midnight to accommodate working families. It will have the capacity to provide care for 87 children, ages 0 to 12 years old. The center will have a playground and a greenhouse to grow food. A short
survey has been developed to engage the community in a conversation about the needs of families in the area. A link to the survey can be found here.

Gus Macker 2017 dates announced

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The Ludington Gus Macker has been confirmed for June 17-18 of 2017. Earlier this year, the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce met with the public to express concern regarding both sponsorships to ensure that the event is providing the most benefit to charities as possible and getting enough volunteers to help with the event. The chamber had until October 1st to decide if they wanted to opt out of the Gus macker.

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