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WHITEHALL – It’s been a rough year for trees in the city, and a contractor has been busy trimming or removing about 20 mature ash and maples on city property recently.

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Mason County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Brandon Coughlan and Matthew Warmuskerken received $500 checks as Deputies of the Year through a program and fund set up through the Community Foundation of Mason County.

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MANISTEE — A 29-year-old Kaleva male allegedly used a knife and shovel to assault his parents on Tuesday, according to a press release from Manistee County Undersheriff Kenneth O. Falk.

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ROTHBURY — Grammy-winning producers, jam-band mainstays, hip-hop icons and more will be featured at the 2020 Electric Forest music festival, coming this summer to Rothbury.

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI. Troopers from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Rockford Post, patrolling in the city of Muskegon Heights as part of the Secure Cities Partnership, arrested a 31-year-old Grand Rapids man early this morning following a car fire.

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ROTHBURY — Grammy-winning producers, jam-band mainstays, hip-hop icons and more will be featured at the 2020 Electric Forest music festival, coming this summer to Rothbury.

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Gary Langfeldt, a 65-year-old from Scottville, suffered serious injuries in a one-vehicle crash early Tuesday morning in Riverton Township, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

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WHITEHALL – The city has added one more financial institution to a list of depositories of city funds.

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WHITEHALL – Rounding out the December calendar at The Playhouse at White Lake, is “Winter Shorts,” a collection of nine short plays presented by 20 community theatre actors.

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan College Access Network’s annual College Cash Campaign received a major boost with the announcement of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s statewide “Governor’s FAFSA Challenge.”

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Blustery winds, cold and then some rain didn’t dampen the mood or the spirits of those who attended the Aglow on the Avenue parade and Christmas tree lighting Saturday night in downtown Ludington.

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Kurt Malzahn, the Ludington water treatment plant superintendent, died Friday, a week after being injured from falling in a valve pit in a booster station.

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Once the rain turned to heavy, wet snow, first responders and crews with Consumers Energy and Great Lakes Energy got to work dealing with power outages because of downed power lines throughout the day Sunday and into the night.