Two Democrats Announce Run for State Representative.

Left: Tom Stobie. Right: Dan Scripps

Former State Rep. Dan Scripps once represented the people of Benzie, Leelanau, Manistee, and Mason counties in the Michigan House of Representatives. He will be running again in 2016. As an attorney he currently leads a non-profit organization that deals with energy innovation. Scripps has previously served as State Representative for the District from 2009-10.


After losing a close race in 2014 Tom Stobie will also be running for Sate Rep. for the 101st district. The former School superintendant plans to speak Wed 9am at West Shore Community College. Then, another stop in Manistee at 1130 at the Ramsdell Inn and 130 at Storm Cloud Brewery.



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. 

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