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Jury seated in Baby Kate case.

September 28, 2016
Jury seated in Baby Kate case.

#BabyKate #MasonCountyNews By MCP’s Rob Alway and Allison Scarbrough. LUDINGTON — A jury of six men and six women were selected during the third day of jury selection Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 28, in the 51st Circuit Court during the murder trial of Sean Michael Phillips. Two alternate jurors – a man and a woman – were also selected Wednesday. Opening…

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Branch man arrested on 6-count CSC warrant.

September 28, 2016
Branch man arrested on 6-count CSC warrant.

#MasonCountyNews #MasonCountyPoliceNews PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — A 23-year-old Branch man was arrested by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office on a six-count felony warrant Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 5:30 p.m. in the 5100 block of West Sixth Street for criminal sexual conduct (CSC) issued by the…

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Day three of jury selection in Baby Kate murder trial continues Wednesday.

September 27, 2016
Day three of jury selection in Baby Kate murder trial continues Wednesday.

#BabyKate #MasonCountyNews By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — The second day of jury selection in the 51st Circuit Court murder trial of Sean Michael Phillips ended Tuesday with 69 jurors out of 250 being dismissed. More people will be report to jury duty at the Mason…

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WSCC offering business and community education courses.

September 27, 2016
WSCC offering business and community education courses.

#MasonCountyEducation VICTORY TOWNSHIP — Community members interested in participating in West Shore Community College’s Business and Community Education (BCE) fall 2016 season programming can enroll online for the upcoming classes, events…

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Crashes keep police busy Monday.

September 27, 2016
Crashes keep police busy Monday.

#MasonCountyNews #MasonCountyPoliceNews Law enforcement responded to several minor crashes Monday, Sept. 26, including the following: 8 a.m., (Michigan State Police, Hart post), car/deer crash, Chauvez and Hogenson roads, Riverton Township.…

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City council approves Stearns Park veterans’ memorial.

September 26, 2016
City council approves Stearns Park veterans’ memorial.

#MasonCountyNews #Ludington #MasonCountyVeterans. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — The Ludington City Council approved a request Monday night by local citizens and veterans groups to construct a veterans’ memorial at…

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City passes permanent ORV, golf cart ordinance.

September 26, 2016
City passes permanent ORV, golf cart ordinance.

#MasonCountyNews #Ludington By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — The Ludington City Council passed an ORV and a golf cart ordinance during its regular meeting Monday night , both by the…

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Police respond to crashes, MDOP over weekend.

September 26, 2016
Police respond to crashes, MDOP over weekend.

  #MasonCountyPoliceNews. Law enforcement responded to several crashes over the weekend, and also recovered a stolen vehicle. Saturday, Sept. 24 9:49 a.m.: Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), three vehicle crash,…

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Jury selection in Baby Kate trial begins. 

September 26, 2016
Jury selection in Baby Kate trial begins. 

#BabyKateLUDINGTON — The trial of Sean Michael Phillips began this morning in 51st Circuit Court at the Mason County Courthouse. Phillips is accused of murdering his 4-month-old daughter, Katherine Phillips,…

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Recent death, reported Sept. 26, 2016.

September 26, 2016
Recent death, reported Sept. 26, 2016.

#MasonCountyDeaths The following recent deaths have been reported to MCP from area funeral homes. Virginia Lee Saya, 77, of Scottville passed away unexpectedly on Monday September 26, 2016 at home. Arrangements…

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Shaken, Not Stirred: ‘It felt like you were on fire.’

September 25, 2016
Shaken, Not Stirred: ‘It felt like you were on fire.’

Shaken, Not Stirred. A blog by Jim Bond. Sponsored by Pro-Master Carpet Cleaning, 231-757-9061, promastercarpetcleaning.com. Writers note: Many people have commented on last week’s column, either directly to me or…

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Obituary: Lois Lemcke, 67, Mt. Pleasant.

September 23, 2016
Obituary: Lois Lemcke, 67, Mt. Pleasant.

#MasonCountyDeaths. Lois Ann (Barnard) Lemcke, 67, longtime resident of Mt. Pleasant, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, September 22, 2016. Lois was born on February 18, 1949 in…

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Domestic violence, OWI among arraignments.

September 23, 2016
Domestic violence, OWI among arraignments.

#MasonCountyNews #MasonCountyCourtNews By Alan Neushwander, Contributing Writer. LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in 79th District Court: Misdemeanors -Janyl Sylvia Breitfeld; 24, 4851 N. Cleveland St., Fountain; September 15;…

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79th District Court sentencings.

September 23, 2016
79th District Court sentencings.

#MasonCountyNews #MasonCountyCourtNews By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer. LUDINGTON — The following were recently sentenced in 79th District Court: -Rion Christopher White, 22, 8943 S. Bonney Rd., Chase, Michigan, pleaded guilty…

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Recent deaths, reported Sept. 23, 2016.

September 23, 2016

#MasonCountyDeaths The following recent deaths have been reported to MCP from area funeral homes. Allen E. Kester Jr., 84, of Branch passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Spectrum Health…

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Food for Thought Conference will focus on hops.

September 23, 2016
Food for Thought Conference will focus on hops.

#WestShoreCommunityCollege #MasonCountyAgriculture VICTORY TOWNSHIP – West Shore Community College will host the fifth annual Food for Thought Conference on Friday, Oct. 7, from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the Administrative…

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Murray Stall: A champion of ecology.

September 22, 2016
Murray Stall: A champion of ecology.

  #MasonCountyAgriculture RIVERTON TOWNSHIP — After more than 60 years spent helping farmers implement conservation practices, Murray Stall has earned his reputation as one of Michigan agriculture’s foremost leaders in…

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Recent births, reported Sept. 22, 2016.

September 22, 2016
Recent births, reported Sept. 22, 2016.

#MasonCountyBirths Recent births are brought to you by Shelby Gem Factory. See more information below.  Births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, unless indicated otherwise.  Arya Rey Baldon, the daughter of…

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Due to the weekend's weather forecast, the Neighbor to Neighbor project in Scottville, scheduled for this weekend, has been postponed until October 13, 14, and 15. ... See MoreSee Less

The Mason County Neighbor to Neighbor project is a grassroots effort by local organizations to clean up blighted neighborhoods. The program launched earlier this summer with work on two homes on Court...

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