County Planning Commission asking for your help

November 21, 2012

Master Plan survey available for download SCOTTVILLE – The Mason County Planning Commission is in the process of updating the county’s master plan. The master plan is a document that guides long and short term land use decisions over the next 20 years. In order to get a broad range of public input the county is utilizing both paper and…

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Schoenherrs recognized for gift to college

November 21, 2012
Schoenherrs recognized for gift to college

  VICTORY TWP. – R. Lee and Joan Schoenherr, of Ludington, received the 2012 Council for Resource Development (CRD) Benefactor Award at a dinner held recently in Washington, D.C.    Each year, CRD recognizes the outstanding contributions of seven donors, from across the country, who are chosen for their dedication, commitment, and pride in their community colleges. The award also embodies…

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren fundraisers

November 21, 2012

Mason County Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and Other Kinship Families are having two fundraisers in the month of December.  The first one is a silent auction beginning Friday Nov. 23, 2012. The bidding board will be in the back entry of the Ludington Public Library.  Bidders should check back often as new items will be added throughout the month. Final bidding…

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Thick fog cause of rollover

November 20, 2012
Thick fog cause of rollover

CUSTER TWP. — Thick fog causing low visibility was the cause of a rollover accident on Custer Road south of Hansen Road Tuesday night around 7:30 p.m. Sheriff Jeff Fiers said the 61-year-old driver told him she was only going about 10 mph when she noticed her Chevy Blazer was going into the ditch. She was unable to get back…

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Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw prepares for Christmas Ship mission

November 20, 2012
Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw prepares for Christmas Ship mission

Editor’s note: While the majority of news on this site is limited to events happening or affecting Mason County, we thought because of Ludington’s strong connection with the Coast Guard this would make a nice exception. Besides, if you look off the shore next week you might see the Mackinaw go by, that’s good enough for us.  CHEBOYGAN – The crew of…

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Obit: Sharon Marsha Young, 66, of Ludington

November 20, 2012
Obit: Sharon Marsha Young, 66, of Ludington

Sharon Marsha Young age 66, of Ludington, joined the lord on November 17, 2012. She was born February 20, 1946. She graduated from Mason County Central School in 1964 and went on to graduate with a Bachelors of Science Degree from Eastern Michigan University in educating the hearing impaired. In 1987, Sharon earned her Masters of Science from Grand Valley…

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Former coach’s case now in hands of prosecutor

November 19, 2012
Former coach’s case now in hands of prosecutor

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office has turned over its investigation of a former Mason County Central coach to the prosecutor’s office. Mason County Press first posted this story on Oct. 18 when it received inquiries from several MCC parents. Shortly after posting, we learned the name of the coach, but chose not to release that name unless charges are filed.…

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Saying goodbye to one of Oceana’s bravest

November 18, 2012
Saying goodbye to one of Oceana’s bravest

WEARE TWP. (Oceana Co.) — Dozens of local emergency services personnel paid tribute to Capt. John Thomas Sayles of the Pentwater Fire Dept. Sunday afternoon. The 38-year-old died Wednesday, Nov. 14, as a result of an aortic aneurysm. He is survived by his wife, Melanie, and their three daughters Mercedy, Marissa and Mandi. John was a captain and medical first…

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West Shore Bank teams with local grocers for Spirit of Giving

November 18, 2012

LUDINGTON – West Shore Bank, along with Shop-N-Save of Ludington, Hansen Foods in Hart, and Oleson’s Foods in Manistee, are teaming up this holiday season and challenging area residents and businesses to show their “Spirit of Giving!” This is West Shore Bank’s fourth year to team up with local food store partners to offer special pricing for the purchase of…

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Peanut Butter

November 18, 2012
Peanut Butter

Did you ever notice how smooth and inviting a fresh jar of peanut butter looks, when you break the seal and open the jar? It calls to the creative and impish among us, and this is how I began writing in it. “Writing?!” Yes, writing – with a knife, a toothpick, the handle of a spoon. Playing with my food.…

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Cast announced for The Velveteen Rabbit

November 18, 2012

LUDINGTON – The Lakeside Civic Players is currently producing, “The Velveteen Rabbit,” which will play at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts on November 30 at 7 p.m., December 1 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. The Velveteen Rabbit, written in 1922 by Margery Williams, with its pure and simple message about the power of love and…

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Luke Rangel: home, hip-hop and the AMA

November 16, 2012
Luke Rangel: home, hip-hop and the AMA

LUDINGTON — Luke Rangel has several split personalities, at least musically speaking. The Mason County native was recently back here from California visiting family and we got a chance to sit down together. The 35-year-old 1995 Mason County Central High School graduate makes his living, based in Southern California, working in the music industry. He is a renowned sound technician…

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Court news, Nov. 16

November 16, 2012

Mason County court news as of Nov. 16, 2012 Key: MCSO: Mason County Sheriff’s Office; LPD: Ludington Police Dept.; SPD: Scottville Police Dept.; MSP: Michigan State Police; Pre: Preliminary Examination or Pre-Trial. B&E: Breaking and Entering; OUIL: Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Liquor; DWLS: Driving While License Suspended.   51st Judicial Circuit Court, Judge Richard Cooper…

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Letter: Petunia Parade

November 16, 2012

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Members of the Ludington Petunia Parade committee wish to thank the many volunteers who participated in planting and maintaining our petunias during the 2012 season. Because of their commitment, the petunias were beautiful this year. We received numerous compliments from community members, as well as visitors, who appreciated the “parade of color” along our avenue, boulevards,…

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WSCC professor looks to develop research app

November 16, 2012

MANISTEE — The West Shore Community College Board of Trustees is expected to approve Professor John Wolff’s sabbatical leave request for the winter 2014 during its regular monthly meeting Monday, Nov. 19. The board will meet at the college’s Manistee If approved, Wolff will be developing a web application for use by instructors and students who are engaged in research…

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