Pentwater Woman Charged with Embezzlement

A Pentwater woman is being charged with embezzlement. According to the Mason County Press, 60-year-old Donna Lee Brown, is being accused of stealing almost $50,000 from the Petunia Parade board as serving chairman. Brown was chairman from November 2007 until November 2013. An investigation ensued, in November, when members of the board reported financial discrepancies to the Ludington Police Department. Brown was arraigned last Friday on charge of embezzlement of more than $20,000 and less than $50,000. She has a preliminary hearing next week. 

Memorial Service for William Marble

The memorial service for the Mason County man shot by a state trooper has been set. 68-year-old, William Jackson Marble, of Amber Township has been cremated according to Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center. His service is scheduled for 2pm this Saturday at United Methodist Church in Ludington. Visitation for family and friends will begin before the service, at 1pm. Marble leaves behind his wife, six kids and four grandchildren. 

Ludington Lake Jump Announces 2014 Beneficiary

                      The Ludington Lake Jump                         

Lake Jump Board announces the 2014 beneficiary

(Ludington, Michigan, January 20, 2014)

The Ludington Lake Jump Board is announcing a new beneficiary for the 2014 jump.  “The Mason County Veterans Endowment” is now that beneficiary.  “The Port of Ludington Maritime Museum” has stepped down as the beneficiary of the 2014 jump and has applied to be the beneficiary of the 2015 Lake Jump. 

With issues regarding veterans in Mason County and The Port of Ludington Maritime Museum opening date being pushed to 2015, the Lake Jump Board feels this is great timing. 

The Mason County Veterans Endowment is managed by the Community Foundation for Mason County. 

The Lake Jump Board has also designated The Port of Ludington Maritime Museum as the beneficiary of the 2015 Ludington Lake Jump.

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