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Lamprey display among many new exhibits at fair’s Community Center

July 31, 2014
Lamprey display among many new exhibits at fair’s Community Center

MCP’s coverage of the 78th Western Michigan Fair is brought to you through the generous support of FloraCraft of Ludington, www.FloraCraft.com and Squires Family Chiropractic, 414 E. U.S. 10, Scottville; 231-757-3356; www.drlewissquires.com. The fair will be held Tuesday, Aug. 5 through Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Mason County Fairgrounds on U.S. 10 east of Ludington.  By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — A…

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Man accused of murdering baby to appear in court Thursday

July 30, 2014
Man accused of murdering baby to appear in court Thursday

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  LUDINGTON — After a three month adjournment, the murder case against the man accused of murdering his 4-month-old daughter will continue Thursday morning. Sean Michael Phillips of Victory Township, is charged with the June 2011 murder of Katherine Phillips, who was…

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2 opportunities for free movies this week

July 30, 2014
2 opportunities for free movies this week

Movie lovers have a chance to take advantage of two free movie screenings this week. On Thursday, “The Nut Job” will be shown at Ludington City Park at dusk. This is the first of four movies that will showing there. The other movies are: “Despicable…

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Donor offers 50 percent match for art center fund raising

July 30, 2014

LUDINGTON – The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) announced today the launch of a 50/50 Fund Your Center matching fundraising campaign thanks to the support of an anonymous…

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‘Diamonds & Boots’ fair royalty to be crowned Aug. 3

July 30, 2014
‘Diamonds & Boots’ fair royalty to be crowned Aug. 3

MCP’s coverage of the 78th Western Michigan Fair is brought to you through the generous support of FloraCraft of Ludington, www.FloraCraft.com and Squires Family Chiropractic, 414 E. U.S. 10, Scottville; 231-757-3356; www.drlewissquires.com. The…

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Franz encouraging voters to vote yes on Prop. 1

July 29, 2014
Franz encouraging voters to vote yes on Prop. 1

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  Next Tuesday voters will be asked to decide on Proposal 1, officially known as Michigan Use Tax and Community Stabilization Share. In a nutshell, the proposal…

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WSCC offers grandparent college

July 29, 2014

VICTORY TWP. – Registration is now open for West Shore Community College’s Grand College Experience which will take place on Fri., August 15, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., on the campus.…

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One week ’til the fair

July 29, 2014
One week ’til the fair

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — The 78th Western Michigan Fair kicks off one week from today at the Mason County Fairgrounds on U.S. 10 just east of…

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Probate Court hosting child welfare law conference

July 29, 2014

VICTORY TWP. — The Mason County Probate Court is hosting a child welfare law conference and training at West Shore Community College on Friday August 1, 2014, starting at 8:30…

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Gasta has become western Michigan’s premier Celtic duo

July 29, 2014
Gasta has become western Michigan’s premier Celtic duo

Tonight at Scottville Clown Band Shell. SCOTTVILLE – This week’s Tuesday night Scottville Clown Band Shell Concert Series will feature Gasta. Formed in 2009 and hailing from Oceana County, Nathan…

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Obit: Jon L. Saxton, 72, Scottville

July 29, 2014
Obit: Jon L. Saxton, 72, Scottville

Jon L Saxton was born on July 19, 1942 in rural Mason County, the only child of Orvan & Nondes (Leedy) Saxton. His parents owned a farm in Riverton Township where…

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Mechanical bull to be featured at this week’s Rhythm & Dune concert

July 29, 2014

LUDINGTON — This Saturday’s West Shore Bank Rhythm & Dunes concert will feature not only the Megastars of Country band but will also include “Charlie,” a mechanical bull. For those…

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Scattered thunderstorms possible today

July 29, 2014
Scattered thunderstorms possible today

The weather report for Mason County is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington: 231-845-0126; www.supelectric.com. Tuesday, July 29, 2014: A few showers in the morning with scattered thunderstorms arriving in the afternoon.…

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Name that tune at Scottville Senior Center

July 29, 2014

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Senior Center presents “Name That Tune,” Thursday, July 31 at 4:30 p.m. The event will begin with a potluck dinner followed by the game with pianist…

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Mercy Health Partners opens practice in Ludington

July 29, 2014
Mercy Health Partners opens practice in Ludington

LUDINGTON – In the wake of Grand Rapids based Spectrum Health taking over Memorial Medical Center, Muskegon’s Mercy Health Partners has announced its first primary care practice in Mason County.…

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Future looks bleak if 911 millage fails

July 28, 2014
Future looks bleak if 911 millage fails

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. WEARE TWP. — Slower response times and the dispatch center’s eventual closing are on the horizon if next Tuesday’s 911 millage request fails. The emergency…

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Community mental health to host art exhibit

July 28, 2014

West Michigan Community Mental Health System will host a special traveling art display of the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards titled “Creative Minds Changing Minds.” The exhibit features…

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Wrestling tourney raises money for LHS team

July 28, 2014
Wrestling tourney raises money for LHS team

Photo and information submitted by Marnie Nickelson. LUDINGTON — A wrestling take-down tournament was held Saturday at Ludington Health Club to raise money for the Ludington High School wrestling team.…

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