White Pine Village prepares for opening


The Mason County Historical Society is seeking volunteers to prepare the village for the May 6th opening. They are in need of volunteers to clean buildings, do yard work and other tasks to aid in opening of the village. The Mason County Historical Society is planning four work-bees, Thursdays, April 6 and 13, and two Saturdays, April 22 and 29, will be set aside to work on cleaning the buildings and grounds and decorating for our 41st summer of operations.  If you are interested but cannot attend the scheduled work bees, you can contact the society to set up a time that is convenient for you by calling 843-4808

Manistee Sheriff seeking unidentified driver


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Wednesday evening, a tan SUV pulled out of the Big Al’s parking lot, heading south on US-31 in the northbound lane. The driver pulled back into Big Al’s parking lot to avoid collision with a ‘94 Oldsmobile Cutlass. The Oldsmobile driver, a 49 year old Manistee native also swerved to avoid the SUV, resulting in a collision with an oncoming 99’ Chevy Suburban driven by a 24 year old man from onekama. The 49 year old oldsmobile driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The Onekama man and his 4 year old son were treated at West Shore Medical Center with minor injuries.

The Manistee County Sheriff is seeking assistance from the public in locating and identifying the tan or gold SUV that left the scene. If anyone has any information on this accident or of the unknown vehicle or driver, please contact the sheriff's office at (231) 723-8393.

West Shore Bank encourages being an Angel

Be Someone’s Angel, an effort to raise money to help cancer patients meet treatment and travel expenses has a new title sponsor.  West Shore Bank has donated $25,000 to jump start the fundraising. Donna Yager, vice president of marketing for West Shore Bank and the bank’s co-chair for the event, said, “We are honored to be a part of this effort. Our President and CEO, Ray Biggs, and our entire staff are committed to making this a success. We have friends and colleagues who are cancer survivors and this effort is very close to our hearts.”  

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Be Someone’s Angel presented by Spectrum Health Foundation—Ludington Hospital in partnership with West Shore Bank will take place Saturday June 10, 2017 at Stearns Public Beach, with the official start at 1:00 pm. The event will be an official world record attempt, with a Guinness World Record judge on site.

Heroin arraignment in Ludington

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Yesterday, March 29th, 27 year old Renee Nicole Beer, of Ludington was arraigned Court on the charges of Possession of Heroin and Possession of Analogues.  Beer was the subject of an investigation conducted by SSCENT detectives that started in February of this year.  Beer is currently lodged in the Mason County Jail.  SSCENT detectives were assisted by members of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. Both charges are felonies, the most serious charge, possession of heroin, is punishable by up to four years in prison and/or a $25,000.00 fine.

Autopsy results released for woman found in lake


On Saturday, Manistee County deputies found missing 40 year old Marcia Mackey  about ¼ mile from her residence in the Manistee lake. Preliminary Autopsy results found that there was no signs of blunt trauma or injury, but water was found in her lungs and stomach. Additional toxicology and histology tests are being performed. Results for those tests will be received in the next couple weeks.

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