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Oceana County Sheriff Farber Will Retire

The Sheriff of Oceana County has decided not to seek a third term.  Sheriff Robert Farber at the age of 57 has decided that after 36 years in law enforcement it is time to hand in his badge and gun in and live a retired life until the next chapter comes along.  He will finish his term and honor his oath.

Farber, in his distinguished career has taught law enforcement courses at various higher education facilities.

Farber plans to travel and explore other opportunities in the near future.

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Blaze On Sixth St Engulfed Home, Total Loss

Early Monday morning Pere Marquette and Ludington firefighters had no chance to save a house engulfed in flames from total loss.  Tim Castonia heard a very loud noise this morning and went running from his home in just his underwear.  His wife who also lives at the residents across the street from Towns Bros. Construction, on Sixth St. just east of Pere Marquette Hwy. was helping a friend early this morning and was not home at the time.

Castonia was able to escape the blaze with no injuries.  However, Castonia the owner of three dogs and two cats was unable to save them and they perished in the fire.  Along with the loss of his animals, Castonia lost several guns and ammunition.

A cause for the blaze has not yet been determined.

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Lurking Man To Be Arrested And Arraigned

The suspicious man lurking about the 900 block of Elder Lane, Tuesday morning has been questioned and a pair of binoculars have been confiscated along with a confession of a series of window peeping incidents over the last several months.

The male subject is a Fountain resident who works the night shift in the City of Ludington.  The subject was released pending an issuance of a warrant.  Once the warrant is issued the suspect will arrested and arraigned by the Mason County District Court.

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