Lighthouses are holding up, despite shoreline erosion.

December 7, 2019

Lighthouses are holding up, despite shoreline erosion. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Recent storms and high water levels have caused major damage to the Lake Michigan shoreline and homes along that shoreline. Many social media postings have expressed concerns about the future of local lighthouses. Peter Manting, executive director of Sable Point Lighthouse Keepers Association, which owns the lighthouse,…

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Ponchos by Tiffany, keeping toddlers safe and warm.

December 7, 2019

Ponchos by Tiffany, keeping toddlers safe and warm. The Makers Series is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union. #TheMakers By Katie Provenzano, MCP correspondant LUDINGTON —Tiffany Heyse created her first car seat poncho for her son to avoid extra bulk when buckled into a five-point harness. The poncho slips on over a toddler’s head and keeps them warm when traveling to…

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Driver receives minor injuries following rollover crash.

December 6, 2019

Driver receives minor injuries following rollover crash. #MasonCountyNews AMBER TOWNSHIP — A 69-year-old Hart woman received minor injuries following a single vehicle crash on southbound US 31 Friday afternoon. The woman was driving a Ford Explorer when her vehicle left the roadway between the Conrad Road overpass and the Pere Marquette Highway offramp. The vehicle then rolled over and landed…

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Deer baiting among hot topics at Michigan Farm Bureau centennial meeting.

December 6, 2019

Deer baiting among hot topics at Michigan Farm Bureau centennial meeting. The Land is a series telling the stories about local agriculture. It is a presentation of Peterson Farms. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief GRAND RAPIDS — Earlier this week the Michigan Farm Bureau held its 100th annual meeting at the Amway Grand Plaza and Devos Center. Over 400 voting delegates…

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Pedestrian suffers minor injury after being struck by vehicle.

December 6, 2019

Pedestrian suffers minor injury after being struck by vehicle. #MasonCounty BRANCH TOWNSHIP – A 26-year-old Walhalla woman was struck by a vehicle while walking down the side of Wever Road west of Stephens Road Thursday, Dec. 5, around 5:30 p.m., said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. “She sought her own treatment for a minor injury,” Cole said. The following is…

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Felony drug charges top recent arraignments.

December 6, 2019

Felony drug charges top recent arraignments. #MasonCountyCourts LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies -Thomas James Robinson, Jr., 39, of 1006 Olmstead St., Ludington, was arrested May 28 by the State, Sheriff, and City Enforcement of Narcotic Team (SSCENT) on a felony charge of delivery/manufacturing a controlled substance. Probable cause hearing: Dec. 11…

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Recent 79th District Court proceedings, posted Dec. 6, 2019.

December 6, 2019

Recent 79th District Court proceedings, posted Dec. 6, 2019. LUDINGTON — The following were recently sentenced in Mason County’s 79th District Court: -Matthew Jason Case, 46, of 624 E. Dowland St., Ludington, pleaded guilty Nov. 27 to domestic violence and was sentenced to 93 days in jail with credit for 17 days served and $125 in fines/costs. A charge of…

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Historical society honors volunteers.

December 6, 2019

Historical society honors volunteers. PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — The Mason County Historical Society held its annual meeting Thursday, Dec. 5. During the meeting, the 82-year-0ld organization honored some of its volunteers. Father and son Gary and Josh Powers were recognized as Historic White Pine Village volunteers of the year for their work with the village’s sawmill. Mike Breybrook was recognized…

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Obituary: Edward (Ed) Lawrence Zweigle, 88, Free Soil.

December 6, 2019

Obituary: Edward (Ed) Lawrence Zweigle, 88, Free Soil. Edward (Ed) Lawrence Zweigle, 88, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loving family on December 5, 2019, at his home in Free Soil. He was born January 27, 1931, in Romulus, Michigan, the youngest son of the William and Leta (Simot) Zweigle.   After graduating from Custer High School in 1949, Ed…

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Recent births, reported Dec. 6, 2019

December 6, 2019

Recent births, reported Dec. 6, 2019 Births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, unless indicated otherwise. Nova Chi Polacek, the daughter of Micahelia and Nicholas Polacek of Fountain, was born December 2, 2019. Mia Grace Wheaton, the daughter of Haley Wheaton of Ludington, was born November 27, 2019. Malakai Carlos Lopez, the son of Lucia Lopez of Ludington, was born December…

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Death notice: Donald Volz, 91, Pentwater

December 6, 2019

Death notice: Donald Volz, 91, Pentwater Donald V. Volz, 91, of Pentwater died on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Oakview Medical Care Facility in Ludington.  Donald was preceded in death by his beloved wife Patricia on February 23, 2018.  A memorial service will be held for Donald later in spring 2020 at First Baptist Church of Pentwater with burial for…

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Recent deaths, posted Dec. 6, 2019

December 6, 2019

Recent deaths, posted Dec. 6, 2019 The following recent death has been reported to MCP: Donald V. Volz, 91, of Pentwater died on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Oakview Medical Care Facility in Ludington.  Arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services in Scottville.  www.wymanfuneralservice.com. Thelma Frances Bowden, 94, of Ludington, died on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Beads & Blooms Florist,…

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Repeat offender sentenced to 10-30 years in prison for CSC.

December 5, 2019

Repeat offender sentenced to 10-30 years in prison for CSC. #MasonCountyCrime #MasonCountyCourts By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON – A 30-year-old Branch man was sentenced to 10-30 years in prison Tuesday, Dec. 2, for third-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) and third-offense habitual offender. Joseph Lynn Yennior, Jr., of 11978 US 10, pleaded guilty to the charges, Oct. 22. Yennior testified at…

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OWI, domestic violence arrests among police activity.

December 5, 2019

OWI, domestic violence arrests among police activity. #MasonCountyCrime The following is recent police activity in Mason County: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019: – 12:56 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), alarm activation, Amber Township. – 3 a.m., (MCSO), a 29-year-old Muskegon man was cited for no license following a traffic stop, US 10 and Brye Road, Amber Township. – 3:59 p.m., (MCSO),…

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MSUE, FSA to host farm bill field crop commodity meeting.

December 5, 2019

MSUE, FSA to host farm bill field crop commodity meeting. VICTORY TOWNSHIP — Michigan State University Extension and the Farm Service Agency will host a meeting on Thursday, Dec. 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. to discuss the field crop commodity section of the national farm bill. The program will be held in Room 104 of the Arts and Science…

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