16th Sculpture on 'Sculpture Trail' Unveiled Today

A new bronze sculpture sponsored by Terry and Sandy Luxford is being dedicated today in front of the Mason County Sheriffs Office.  "Helping Hand" created by artist Colette Pitcher of Greely, Co.  depicts a uniformed officer extending a hand and a smile.

The sculpture honors law enforcement officers along with commemorative plaques that memorialize the ultimate service of four officers who lost their lives in the line of duty; Trooper Paul Butterfield II, Deputy Sheriff Arlo Slagle, Deputy Sheriff Max Altman and Deputy Sheriff Robin Arnold. Dedication is today @5pm in front of the Mason County Sheriff's Office.

This will be the 16th piece of public art located along the Mason County Sculpture Trail. 

Mike Nagle Book Signing and Presentation Tonight at Stearns Inn

Tonight the public is invited to attend local author Mike Nagles presentation "Justus S. Stearns - The Life and Legend"  at the very hotel that the luber baron and businessman built in 1901.

In his presentation, Nagle hopes to address the history of the lumber industry in Mason County, but will also discuss the unique contributions of Justus Stearns as a lumber baron, as well as a philanthropist.


The Stearns Inn will host the special event at 7pm the presentation will be followed by  book signing and light refreshments.

Spectrum Health Excited About Two New Area MDs

Two MD's Teresa and Brian Kovas moved their paralleling careers to Ludington last month and are building a home locally. The couple have worked closely together since Medical school.

Teresa Kovas has Joined Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. She is also on the faculty of Michigan State University as a clinical assistant professor in the department of pediatrics.

Bryan Kovas has joined Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Internal Medicine in Ludington. One particular interest for Dr. Kovas within his specialty is preventative medicine.

The Hospital says they are pleased these fine physicians choose to practice in Ludington and they will be an excellent addition to Spectrum Health and the local medical community.

A Possible Secondary Vehicle Under Investigation in Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Hart State Police are Investigating and single person motorcycle accident that occurred on Sept 6th at 8pm on E. Filmore Road near 136th Ave.

22 year old Jesus Armando DeLeon-Rodriguez was pronounced dead at the scene. Rodriguez wasn't wearing a helmet. Troopers are investigating the possibility of a second vehicle contributing to the crash.  The two vehicles did not collide but alcohol may be a factor in regards to the secondary vehicle. 

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