Highlights of an Eventful Weekend for the Mason County Sheriffs Office.

09/12 @ 8:20 PM        Motorcycle crash, minor injuries, Pere Marquette Hwy near the US31 Freeway off ramp (Pere Marquette Township), 51 year-old Hart man laid his 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle down to avoid a vehicle which was pulling off the freeway on ramp and onto Pere Marquette Hwy

09/13 @ 7:29 AM       Resist & Oppose Officer x 2, Felony Assault on Officer, Domestic Violence, Child Endangerment, Evidence Tampering, Synthetic Narcotic Use, 1900 block of E. Fountain Road (Sherman Township), 32 year-old Free Soil woman was arrested following a 911 call to a residence in Sherman Township.  She reportedly assaulted a male in the home and then fought with deputies. During the arrest she spit on deputies while telling them she had hepatitis C. 

09/13 @ 9:06 AM       Bicycle crash w/critical injuries, E. Trail Ridge near Larson (Sheridan Township), 10 year-old Fountain boy was critically injured after the bicycle he was operating ran off a steep embankment and into several trees.  He was transported to Spectrum Health/Ludington Hospital by Life EMS and then flown to Grand Rapids by Aero Med with serious head injuries 

09/13 @ 2:30 PM        Explosion with injuries, Morton/Modjeski Road area—private property (Grant Township), 49 year-old Muskegon man received serious leg injuries after a group of men shot a 55 gallon metal barrel which contained 2 pounds of Tannerite with a rifle.  The barrel splintered into several jagged pieces.  One travelled over 150 feet striking the victim who was seated behind a tree with his leg exposed.  A piece of debris nearly severed the victim’s leg.    

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.

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