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Ludington company hands out $4M in Christmas bonuses
LUDINGTON, Mich. – A family-owned Michigan company gave employees a really nice Christmas bonus. The owner and Chairman of FloraCraft in Ludington announced at the company Christmas party on Friday that he’ll be sharing nearly $4 million with full-time employees. Each gift will be based on how long
Mason County woman facing drug charges following traffic stop
MASON COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- A woman from Custer is behind bars, charged with drug possession and operating while under the influence, after being pulled over during a traffic stop.
Ludington company surprises full-time employees with average of $20,000 gift
LUDINGTON, Mich. - The 200 employees of FloraCraft got an unexpected surprise last week as company owner and chairman Lee Schoenherr announced plans to share nearly $4 million with full-time members of his team.
CEO shares $4 million in bonuses with workers
LUDINGTON, MI (WCMH) -- Employees this time of year look forward to a holiday bonus from their employer, and workers at one business in Michigan have an especially generous boss.
Christmas surprise: FloraCraft gives $4M to workers
LUDINGTON, Mich. (WOOD) — Workers at FloraCraft in Ludington got a Christmas surprise on pay day: $4 million from their chairman. At a company holiday lunch Friday, Lee Schoenherr announced he was giving $4 million in cash bonuses and 401(k) contributions to full-time employees as a way to thank the
Company's owner giving $4M to employees
The owner and chair of a foam products manufacturing company is giving a $4-million “thank you” gift to his employees. Lee Schoenherr of Ludington-based FloraCraft announced at the company’s holiday party on Friday that he will divide $4 million in cash bonuses and retirement contributions among the
Company gives $4 million to employees for holiday bonus
MASON COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) — Employees at a long time Mason County business are getting a big gift this holiday season, and it's not from Santa. At their Christmas party, Lee Schoenherr, the founder of FloraCraft announced he would be giving more than $4 million in bonuses to his employees thi
Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital begins construction of all-new family birthing center to open Fall 2019
Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital held a “wall breaking” and reception event on Monday to signify the start of construction of an all-new family birthing center, targeted to be complete in the fall of 2019.
Student allegedly responsible for MCC bomb threat expelled
SCOTTVILLE — The student allegedly responsible for the Nov. 30 bomb threat at Mason County Central Middle School has been expelled from all Michigan schools following an MCC Board of Education ruling Monday.
Christmas on Ice event collects food for Ludington Area Schools Resource Center
The West Shore Blades figure skating club hosted its fifth annual Christmas on Ice food drive and skating party at the West Shore Community College Ice Arena Sunday afternoon. About 350 people or more came to the event, each of them donating canned or other non-perishable food, which was given to th
Michigan Lottery: Winning Lotto 47 ticket worth $3.73M unclaimed
LANSING, Mich. - Christmas came a little early for a lucky Michigan Lottery player who won a $3.73 million Lotto 47 jackpot. The winning ticket matched all six Lotto 47 numbers drawn Saturday: 01-02-07-08-11-26. The winning ticket was bought at the Sunoco gas station, located at 763 South Michigan A
Ludington Hospital begins enrollment for historic research effort
LUDINGTON — Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital will offer an enrollment opportunity Dec. 17-20 for the All of Us Research Program — a momentous effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds.
Michigan woman dies after being crushed by her own vehicle at Indiana tollbooth
HAMMOND, Ind. - A Michigan woman who was crushed by her own vehicle at a tollbooth along the Indiana Toll Road has died from her injuries. State Police say 40-year-old Luciana Ortiz of Otsego, Michigan, died Wednesday, four days after she was injured after dropping her debit card while trying to pay
Shop with a Cop creates Christmas joy for Mason County children
MASON COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Dozens of kids in Mason County are going home with presents to put under their Christmas trees. On Wednesday night, officers with the Ludington Police Department participated in their annual Shop with a Cop event at the Walmart in Ludington.
90 year old Michigan man brings Christmas to wife's nursing home as Santa
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) (12/16/18) - A 90-year-old Michigan man dressed up as Santa and brought Christmas to a local nursing home so his wife could celebrate the holidays. The Lansing State Journal reports that Don West sang carols as a guitarist strummed along during a holiday party at Golden Days II
Hearing Tuesday will decide if a convicted West Michigan serial killer will go free
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A hearing to challenge the parole of a convicted West Michigan serial killer is set to take place on Tuesday. Catherine Wood, a former Alpine Manor nurse aide convicted of assisting in the killing of five elderly women in the 1980s was granted parole earlier this year, but last
What Michigan’s offense looks like when any player can be ‘the guy’
ANN ARBOR -- Charles Matthews can score 25 points, as he did on Saturday, or he can score three, as he did against Northwestern. Ignas Brazdeikis, Michigan's leading scorer, had just four points on Saturday.
Ludington man sentenced to one year in jail for domestic violence
Deshawn Erik Latimer, 31, 915 E. Maple St., Apt. 1, Ludington, was sentenced in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday to two years probation and one year in jail with six months served up front on charges of domestic violence third offense.
Body of missing Lansing Township man found in southwest Michigan
LANSING TWP. - Police have recovered the body of a Lansing Township man who went missing more than a year ago. Jerome Deshaun Ezell, 27, was last seen on the morning of Nov. 7, 2017. His sport-utility vehicle was found later that day near Fairview Park in the Groesbeck Neighborhood, with his 5-month
One weekend, six heroin overdoses in Muskegon County
MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. - The weekend of Dec. 8 through 9 was a busy weekend for police and E.M.S. in Muskegon County. Area police departments responded to six overdoes from heroin calls. Three of the overdose calls were in the city of Muskegon, including one that involved the death of a 40-year-old