Fatal Fire over weekend


On Saturday evening, A wooden garage caught fire in the 4400 block of North Lincoln in Hamlin township. 46 year old David Nelson of Ludington sustained critical injuries as a result of the fire. He later passed away Saturday as a result of his injuries. The cause of the fire is unknown and remains under investigation by the Mason County Sheriff's office and Michigan State Police Fire Marshall division.


Training offered to businesses

$30 million dollars in employee training funding will be available to Michigan businesses from the 2018 Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF). The application period for the grant will run from September 18 through October 6, 2017.

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Employer Information Sessions  are being offered to help businesses learn about the Skilled trades training fund. Companies will also learn how to create a solid, competitive proposal, as well as the services and assistance available. The dates for the Employer Information Sessions are:

            August  28       Kalkaska        3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.        Northwest Michigan Works!

                                                                                                    103 Third St.

           August  29        Manistee        10:30 a.m. – Noon            Alliance for Economic Success

                                                                                                    395 Third Street

           August 31         Traverse City  3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.       Northwest Michigan Works!

                                                                                                    1209 South Garfield

                                                                                                     Large Conference 

Businesses planning to attend should RSVP to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 231-922-6920. More information about the STTF is available at:

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