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Sheriff updates death investigation.

At 10:18 AM deputies from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office were called to a wooded area in the 6600 block of W. Jagger Road in Mason County’s Hamlin Township regarding a reported body found in the woods.

Upon arrival deputies located Cody L. Bowden, a 26 year-old man from Ludington, deceased.  There was no obvious sign of trauma to the deceased and there is no sign of foul play at this point.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate this matter.

Hamlin Township FD, Pere Marquette FD, Life EMS and Mason County Victim’s Services Unit all responded to the scene as well.


Judge Sniegowski appoints Cheryl Kelly to County Clerk

51st Circuit Judge Susan K. Sniegowski has appointed Cheryl Kelly to the position of Mason County Clerk following the resignation of Clerk Jim Riffle.  Mrs. Kelly is a life-long resident of Mason County.  She is currently employed as a Deputy Treasurer in the Mason County Treasurer’s Office.

Twelve individuals applied for the appointment.  It was wonderful to see so many talented people show an interest in serving this community.  It was a very difficult decision to make with such qualified applicants.

Cheryl Kelly will coordinate the transition process with the current Clerk Jim Riffle.


Happy anniversary lake jump!

Today marks an unlikely anniversary here at MOM Radio.  It was Friday, March 24th, 2000 that the first Lake Jump was conducted. According to the Ludington Daily News, on that day about 15 listeners joined in the festivities while about a 100 cheered them on.  The actual occasion with a birthday celebration for the morning DJ "The Dutchman" that was orchestrated by Josh Aspen.  Also pictured was our afternoon DJ, Danny V.   At the time, WMOM had been on the air for less than 6 months.  Over the 15 years since the first event, it's become a big part of Ludington.  Nearly $400,000 has been raised for area organizations.  Beneficiaries have included:  Sandcastles Childrens Museum, The Ludington Library,  The Ludington Skateboard Plaza, and COVE.  This year the new Maritime Museum with get the proceeds.  2015 has been much colder than 2000. The Lake Jump is now scheduled for April 11th.

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