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Onekama to add launch on portage lake

Onekama Township received a $75,900  grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Land Trust Fund.  The grant will be used to develop a kayak and canoe launch on Portage Lake at an access site owned by the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources (MDNR).   The Portage Lake Association and Portage Lake Watershed Forever are providing $5,000 each towards the total project cost of $101,200.  

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 According to township supervisor David Meister, the launch will provide universal access to Portage Lake’s fishery resource as well as Lake Michigan.  The Township and MDNR have entered into an agreement where the Township will bear responsibility for maintenance and installation of the kayak and canoe site, with the DNR continuing responsibility for the boat launch, parking area and restrooms.   The project also includes paved accessible parking sites and a walkway that connects the parking area with the kayak/canoe launch and restrooms.  The launch will be installed either this fall or next spring under the guidance of Taylor and the Spicer Group

Manistee Woman arraigned on stabbing husband

Early Monday Morning, Manistee Law Enforcement officials responded to a call in the 300 Block of 4th St.  51 year old Bruce Schaub had been the victim of a stabbing. Life-saving efforts began on Mr. Schaub. He was shortly pronounced deceased at Munson Manistee Hospital.The Manistee County Prosecutor’s Office has issued a Felony Warrant for Homicide for 46 year old  Jeneva Anne Schaub of Manistee.

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The Felony Warrant holds a Maximum Life Offense Sentence if convicted of Open Murder. Jeneva Schaub was arraigned in the 85th District Court Wednesday afternoon and remands in the Manistee County Jail without Bond.

Lakeshore Resources announce opening dates

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The Lakeshore Resource Network offices will open September 5th while the Lakeshore Food Club will open its doors for food access on October 2nd. Households earning 200% of the federal poverty level or below who are interested in becoming Lakeshore Food Club members may fill out membership applications starting September 5th at the Lakeshore Food Club. Applicants must supply a photo ID and proof of connection to Mason County, such as a utility bill, business mail dated within 30 days, proof of employment, or student enrollment. The $10 cash membership fee is due their first day of shopping on or after October 2nd.The Lakeshore Resource Network and Lakeshore Food Club located at 920 E. Tinkham Ave. in Ludington 

The Lakeshore Resource Network is facilitating a network of collaboration between agencies in one central location. Tenants include

Students earn bikes

A group of students from 14 local elementary schools earned new bicycles with Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital’s Win with Wellness Fit Club.The goal of fit club is to empower youth to take an informed and active role in managing their own health to reduce their risk for chronic, preventable diseases.  

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More than 1,600 students from Mason, Oceana and Lake counties completed a 100 mile fitness challenge during the 2016-2017 school year. One student from each participating Fit Club school was randomly selected as the winner of a bike during a year-end celebration in June. The bicycles and helmets were delivered to the winners last week.

Arrest in Shooting death of Billy Gort Jr.

Roger Erick Hoeker of Jenison has been arrested for Involuntary Manslaughter in the death of 13 year old William “Billy” Gort Jr.
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In February, “Billy” Gort Jr. was squirrel hunting in Oceana County with another teenage friend and Roger Hoeker, a mentor with a youth outreach program called Christianity Outdoors. Roger Hoeker was also a Michigan hunter safety instructor. The teen hunters had shotguns and Roger Hoeker was hunting with a small caliber rifle. During the trip Roger Hoeker discharged his rifle, resulting in “Billy” Gort Jr. being struck in the head. He died of his injuries. Orange hunter safety attire was reported to have been worn at the time of the shooting.
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