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United Way Campaign Raises Over $379k in 2014/15; Goal of 380k for 2015/16

The United Way of Mason County held its fundraising campaign at Cartier Mansion last night with a recap and awards for fundraising in 2014/15.

With the help of many local organizations and businesses in 2014/15, the campaign raised 379,165.89 exceeding their goal of 370,000

This year they set a goal of raising 380,000 for local charities for 2015/16.

For a complete list of charities benefiting from this United Way campaign visit,

Badger Wraps-Up Smooth Successful Sailing Season

Last night as the sun set in the western sky, the SS Badger came into the port of Ludington for the last sailing of the season. Everything was quite routine in 2015. The new ash retention system was installed.  It was a first and designed exclusively for the Badger.  Lots of freight came through the docks headed for Wisconsin and vice versa.  The Badger never issues passenger count information, but all reports say ridership was up this year.  WMOM congratulates the management and crew on this year's season.

Quick Action Prevents House Fire From Complete Loss in Manistee

Early recognition and rapid response by fire personnel saved a Manistee Home from suffering heavy structural damage yesterday.  Everyone was outside the house when on-duty Manistee Law enforcement arrived at 11:35am. 

Based on information gathered fire crews initiated efforts in the basement laundry area. The fire reportedly started in a clothes dryer contained in one corner of the basement.

The fire was declared under control 7 minutes after arrival.

The homeowners are displaced and will be supplied temporary housing  with the help of the American Red Cross. They will return when the cleaning and repairs are made. No injuries occurred during the course of this operation. The fire department spent a total of 2 hours on the scene.

Krieger is the New Scottville City Commissioner

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Bruce Krieger has been appointed as  the newest city commissioner of Scottville by a 4-2 vote. Krieger served the city commission for seven years from 1971 to 1978 and is a former mayor. Bruce was also "Citizen of the Year" in 2003. He is replacing Don Pasco who resigned his position as city commissioner last month after serving for just three months. 

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