Concert Series benefits local school music programs

For the 5th year in a row, a portion of the proceeds from the Rhythm & Dunes concerts coordinated by West Shore Bank is being donated to music programs at local area schools. Donations from this year's concert series totaled at $10,500.  With the money received, Mason County Eastern is once again able to offer a k-12 music program after a 4 year hiatus. Mason County Central intends to update the color guard uniforms and flags as well as help kids with costs related to being in band and choir.  Ludington intends to get new sheet music, as well as cover the cost of maintenance and repair on school-owned instruments. Raymond A. Biggs, President and CEO of West Shore Bank said “West Shore Bank is proud to support and make a difference in our communities and our schools.  It’s an honor to come together with our friends and neighbors to celebrate and support music education for our local students.”ConcertBenefitsSchools

Board of Commissioners approve brownfield and celebrate a retirement

The Mason County Board of Commissioners met yesterday morning. Mason- Lake Conservation District Manger Jordan DeVries informed the board of current activity with conservation efforts. He reported a successful Household hazardous waste collection, noting that they received 9900 more pounds than expected. With the recommendation from Amber Township, Commissioners approved of the brownfield redevelopment plan for the Holiday Inn Express Project. Previously voted upon mileages were approved and accepted by the board as well as several expenses for the Sheriff's Office. The board became joval when Curt Vanderwall honored Loretta Gallies 10 years of dedication to the county. Gallie is retiring from the Mason County Equalization office. The meeting concluded with reports from the Treasurer, Clerk and Administrator.

Police ask for public assistance in identifying robbery suspect

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in identifying a person of interest in several breaking and entering around Mason County during Monday night  and early morning Tuesday.

The individual is described as a white male with several tattoos on his arms. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Shayne Eskew at the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (231)843-3475 or Silent Observer at 1-888-786-7274.  


Ludington City Council reviews summer and prepares for autumn

The Ludington City council met last night. The council approved of details regarding the upcoming events of Oktoberfest, and Turkey trot. A bike race to raise money for trail building and grooming was discussed. Questions were raised regarding which trail would be used and what the level of difficulty is for the bike trail. Applause followed a presentation by the young business professionals of america of LHS regarding their success from this year's Movies in the Park. Young Business professionals highlighted the ways in which enhancements to Rotary Park improved the Movies in the Park events. Two ordinances were brought to the council for renewal regarding the use of ORVs and golf carts on roadways after no incidents occurred throughout the last year. Councilman Dick Rathsack raised concerns regarding the safety of pedestrians with additional vehicles on the roads. Standard business items were bookended with comments from Tom Rotta at the beginning and end regarding both his concerns with past environmental safety violations as well as comments about the recent investigations into his website. The meeting concluded with Councilman Michael Krauch addressing the investigation by saying, “You are welcome to criticize my job performance, call me names, or compliment me, you are not welcome to incite others, you are not welcome to threaten me on a website and it is shameful that the editor of that website also happens to be running for city council.”


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