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Home invasion ring broken up by the Mason County Sheriff's Office.

Ludington Daily News reports that three members of an alleged home invasion ring are facing a number of firearms related charges dating as far back as 2013.

32 Year olds, Josh Lee Joynes and Stephanie Lynn Joynes of Scottville, and 45 yr old Arthur Warner Tyra Jr. of Fountain; were arrested by the Mason County Sheriffs office this week.

According to the Mason County Sheriff's office Detective Sergeant Tom Posma, there had been several home invasions in the last month; that prompted the investigation. Several long guns and pistols were reportedly stolen during this time. 

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More Snow Days in Michigan Schools

Michigan lawmakers are considering increasing the number of snow days in schools. The bill was introduced earlier this month by Cadillac Representative Phil Potvin. Currently, schools are allowed six snow days before they have to make up the missed time. Potvin suggests raising that number to nine days because safety is paramount. In the last school year, there was an average of 9 1/2 school days missed.

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Jim Riffle Leaving Mason County Clerk Position

Yesterday, MOM news reported that county clerk Jim Riffle is leaving his post on March 31.  He will replace drain commissioner David Hassenbank who has held that position for many years.  The appointment of a new county clerk will be made by circuit court judge Susan Sniegowski.  She tells WMOM that she first must review the relevant statutes before posting a job description. While a county clerk appointment is rare, it is not unprecedented in Mason County. 

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