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A 46-year-old Walkerville woman was arraigned Tuesday on four charges of welfare fraud against the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

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The Mason County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday started work on the 2022 budget, as well as many budget amendments for 2021, and there’s a lot of work to be done by the finance committee.

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A few showers this morning with overcast skies during the afternoon hours. High 44F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Higher wind gusts possible.


Partly cloudy. Low 36F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.


Partly cloudy. High 46F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.

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Three students from O.J. DeJonge Middle School in Ludington were named local winners in the 52nd annual America & Me Essay Contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance.

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With the increase in COVID-19 cases across the state of Michigan, including Northern Michigan, individuals who have tested positive for the virus might not receive a call from District Health Department No. 10 right away, so residents are being asked to help stop the spread of the virus by i…

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LANSING — A Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officer used a tourniquet to stop blood loss from a 22-year-old Scottville man, who is recovering in an area hospital from an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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MCBAIN — Mason County Eastern’s girls team finished fifth at the eight-team Northern Michigan Christian Invitational while the boys were seventh at the nine-team standings Tuesday.

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Ludington’s boys golf team started the 2021 season with a victory in a dual against Western Michigan Christian Wednesday afternoon at Lincoln Hills Golf Club, 183 to 222.

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SHELBY — The Mason County Central boys and girls track teams split a pair of West Michigan Conference duals Tuesday to open the 2021 season in Shelby.

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A North Muskegon man was sentenced to jail time, a rehabilitative program and probation for a felony drunken charge in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday. Proceedings were held via Zoom amid COVID concerns.

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