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Imminent wintry mix could make things hard on Ludington area

There is a WINTER STORM WARNING in effect through 6:00 am Tuesday morning. Winter storms can cause dangerous road conditions.  Use caution on the roads if you need to travel.

Dangerous icy roads could be what we wake up to in the Ludington area tomorrow morning, December 29th.  Forecasters are calling for the potential to see significant icing during the rest of the day today and overnight hours with strong winds ENE at 20 to 30 mph.  Snow and ice accumulations could be between one to three inches this afternoon and early evening with another inch of a wintry mix possible overnight into the morning hours.

Residents are highly cautioned to stay off roadways if at all possible.  Travel is not advised.

The Dominican Republic Bucket Project Needs Local Donations of Basic Items

Pitured:  Sheila Leese (cordinator), Erin Doan

 

The Dominican Republic Bucket Project aims to fill 500 buckets with personal needs items for the community surrounding the church. They are currently just over half way there. The Reformed Church of Mason County makes a direct impact on a community surrounding a church in D.R. WMOM will have buckets if anyone would like to take a bucket to fill, or drop  items off.

Needed are: Hand towles, Shampoo, Conditioner, Wash clothes,  Bar Soap, Tooth Paste, Dental Floss, Deodarant, Sweing kit, Small Toy for Child, small 4-pk Toilet paper, Small laundry soap, Small Dish soap, Dish Scrubby.

An envelope is included with each bucket because $10 is needed for shipping.

The buckets will be picked up at WMOM or can be dropped off at the Reform Church.

These buckets will be handed out during their Spring Break trip to the Dominican Republic during Easter.

No Snow for Christmas?

Are you dreaming of a White Christmas? You may have be a bit further north than Mason County to see snow on Christmas day. The national weather service is predicting no snowfall on Christmas with temps into the 40s. While we may see some snowfall in the next couple days, less than an inch is expected. Warming temps in the forties after the weekend mixed with rain will have much/all of that snow disappearing. December has already seen 1050 record highs and 1740 record hi/lows across the United States. 

Fire Leaves One Dead, Autopsy Scheduled for Noon Today

At 7:07 pm on Monday, December 14, 2015 a house fire at 302 N. Rowe St. was reported to Mason-Oceana 911.  The Ludington Fire Dept. responded to the scene.  After getting the fire knocked down the firefighters searched and located a female subject laying in the living room of the front apartment and a male subject laying in the bedroom.  Both victims were removed from the apartment and treated at the scene and then transported to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.

The male occupant of the apartment, BENJAMIN WOLFF,  29 years old, was pronounced dead at S.H.L.H. shortly after 8 pm.  An autopsy is scheduled for Today, 12-15-2015 to determine the cause of death.  Mr. Wolff’s family members were notified by L.P.D.

The female occupant, PAMELA ARTHUR, 46 years old, was transported to a hospital in Grand Rapids, MI in critical but stable condition.

The Michigan State Police Fire Investigator-Trevor Slater will conduct an investigation into the cause and origin of the fire today.

Detc. Wells and Ofc. Sailor of the Ludington Police Department are responsible for the follow-up investigation.  Anyone having any information related to the fire is asked to contact them at (231) 843-3425.  Members of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office and Life E.M.S. responded and assisted with the incident.

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