Tree stand leads to injury

hunter was 2756270 960 720Sunday at 7:42 PM, the Mason County Sheriff’s office and medical personnel responded to a report of a hunter who had fallen from a tree stand. Benjamin Glen Leiker, 48 from Vulcan MI, went to stand up while hunting in a tree stand when the strap broke, causing him to fall to the ground. He was airlifted to Munson Hospital in Traverse City by Aero Med with serious injuries


Explosion in Wellston

Sunday evening, the Manistee County sheriff office investigated an explosion at 19738 Hoxeyville Rd. in Wellston. Neighbors reported a large explosion with a couple smaller explosions. When deputies arrived, they found the building fully engulfed.


The residence was a temporary home owned by a Mancelona Man. He had not been to the residence for a week and had newer appliances. No one was injured in the incident. The Michigan State Fire Marshall will be at the scene today to investigate the explosion.


Two weekends return to Electric Forest

Madison House Presents and Insomniac Events has announced that Electric Forest will be returning to Rothbury for two weekends in 2018. This will be the second time that the festival spans Thursday-Sunday two weekends in a row.

Electric Forest

The eighth annual event will take place Thursday-Sunday, June 21-24, and Thursday-Sunday, June 28-July 1, at Double JJ Resort in Rothbury, Mich.  Wristbands and lodging packages will go on sale in December, said the festival's brief announcement. "Information for the 2018 sale and loyalty programs will be available in the coming months, along with the initial lineups,"

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