Plane Runs off the Runway

A small plane runs off the runway in Manistee. The incident happened yesterday around 3:30p.m. and left part of the runway closed at Blacker Airport, according to 9&10 News. The Manistee County Sheriff says the plane was unable to gain altitude and went down after the nose of the plane clipped the airport fence. Four passengers were on board and two were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The plane is completely destroyed. It's unknown what caused the accident.



Polls Open for August Primaries

Polls are now open for August primaries. Local residents will have a choice between four candidates for 51st Circuit Court Judge. The candidates include Mason County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Spaniola, Lake County Prosecutor Craig Cooper, attorney Susan Sniegowski and Mason County defense attorney David Glancy. Two will move on and face each other in November elections. Two Mason County commission seats are also being sought after. In addition to candidates, residents will also have proposals to vote on. The major one being the millage increase request by the Mason-Oceana 9-1-1 service. They are asking voters, from both counties, to approve a six-year .14 mill tax levy to support the services and operations of 9-1-1. Other proposals include a Dial-A-Ride tax increase and a Meade Township millage. Polls are open until 8pm.


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