From the Editor

Commission’s decision to move Extension Service is a blow to Scottville.

February 14, 2017

Commission’s decision to move Extension Service is a blow to Scottville. Editorial by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. Today’s decision by the Mason County Board of Commissioners to allow the Michigan State University Extension Service to move out of downtown Scottville to West Shore Community College was a blow to Scottville and a conversation that should have had much more public input.…

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Protecting our kids — a coordinated effort.

January 19, 2016

Editorial by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. On Dec. 14, 2012, Mason County Sheriff-Elect Kim Cole was driving home from the Michigan State Sheriff’s Association Sheriff School. Kim had been elected just over a month prior to that, after spending over 25 years as a road deputy. He received a phone call from then-Custer Fire Chief John Allison (who has since passed away).…

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Editorial: It’s time for Scottville’s mayor to resign

February 20, 2013

An editorial by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. Editor’s note: This will have to go on record as the very first editorial of the Mason County Press. Editorials are a long standing tradition in newspapers, but I have tried to avoid them, letting the public make up its own mind. However, because I have become part of the story, I feel this…

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Extension office and 4-H remaining in Scottville, a good choice by the county board

March 15, 2012

By ROB ALWAY mcp editor   The Mason County Board of Commissioners made the right choice earlier this week when it agreed to keep 4-H and the Michigan State University Extension office in downtown Scottville. For many years the extension office was located in what is commonly called the old bank building at southwest corner of State and Main streets.…

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From the editor: Thoughts about the use of Riverside Park and those who serve Scottville

March 7, 2012

By ROB ALWAY mcp editor   On Monday, the Scottville City Commission took the recommendation of its Parks and Recreation Committee and voted to no longer allow demolition derbies at the Riverside Park. Because it is a land use issue, the Planning Commission had also recommended in November that derbies be held only when the park is closed and be…

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