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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

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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.

Officer involved shooting in Manistee

Officer involved shooting in Manistee. Yesterday evening, a Manistee police officer was in the 400 block of Second Street doing ordinance enforcement. 73 year old resident, Lee Pat Milks came out of the house with a long gun. An area gun expert says the weapon was an AK-47 replica designed to hold 40 rounds.

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Milks ordered the officer away from the area. Backup was called to the scene while Milks chambered a round and aimed at the officer. The officer responded to the threat by firing multiple rounds from his handgun, resulting in Lee Milks going down and the weapon being secured. The officer was not injured and there is no evidence at this time that Lee Milks was able to fire his weapon. Mr. Milks died overnight as a result of the injuries in the shooting. The officer's name will not be released and is on administrative leave with pay during the investigation. The case has been transferred the the Michigan State police.

Manistee Civic Players announce Almost, Maine Cast

The Manistee Civic Players latest production, Almost, Maine, which will take place at the Ramsdell Theatre the last two weekends in April, have announced their cast list. 18 local actors from Manistee and Ludington will take part in the production .

Auditions of Almost Maine at River Street Gallery Downtown Manistee

 

 

WSCC celebrates 50 years with first president

It was West Shore Community College’s First President, Dr. John Eaton, who rang in Monday's Board of Trustees Meeting. Jeff Brogren was named staff member of the 2016 fall semester for his 31 years of dedication to detail, and consistent work to maintain the campus.

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The board accepted a donation of pipette, test-tube and glassware from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service, saving the college from using operational funds to pay for science and chemistry lab materials.

President Urban welcomed West Shore's first President, Dr. John Eaton,  by acknowledging minutes from the board meeting which occurred 50 years ago in 1967. Dr. Eaton spoke of the challenges of the early board, including transitioning board members, and earning the respect of the community and legislators.

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He also reflected upon the partnership with St. Mary’s, now known as West Shore Medical Center, in which they hosted nursing students in the basement of the hospital, providing the first steps towards the strong nursing program West Shore has today.

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Dr. Eaton concluded his statement by reflecting upon the growth of the College and the community foundation.

The board then moved onto discussion of their ongoing efforts to receive a new accreditation for the college. There was discussion regarding what qualifications will be required for professors under this new accreditation, due to the increasing threshold of educational requirements to become a professor. The next Board of Trustees meeting will be April 17th at 5pm off campus at the West Shore Educational Service District.

 

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