West Shore Bank encourages being an Angel

Be Someone’s Angel, an effort to raise money to help cancer patients meet treatment and travel expenses has a new title sponsor.  West Shore Bank has donated $25,000 to jump start the fundraising. Donna Yager, vice president of marketing for West Shore Bank and the bank’s co-chair for the event, said, “We are honored to be a part of this effort. Our President and CEO, Ray Biggs, and our entire staff are committed to making this a success. We have friends and colleagues who are cancer survivors and this effort is very close to our hearts.”  

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Be Someone’s Angel presented by Spectrum Health Foundation—Ludington Hospital in partnership with West Shore Bank will take place Saturday June 10, 2017 at Stearns Public Beach, with the official start at 1:00 pm. The event will be an official world record attempt, with a Guinness World Record judge on site.

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


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



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