Thunderstorms possible later today.

June 24, 2019

Thunderstorms possible later today. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Monday, June 24, 2019 Cloudy in the morning with scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day and into the evening. High 76; low 59 Precipitation: 50% day; 40% evening. Wind: S 9 mph day; SW 9 mph evening Humidity: 84% day; 89% evening Sunrise: 6:03 a.m.; sunset: 9:32 p.m. Tuesday, June…

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Obituaries: William Lokovich, 95, Ludington.

June 23, 2019

Obituaries: William Lokovich, 95, Ludington. William Edward Lokovich, 95, of Ludington passed away Friday, June 21, 2019. He was born April 1, 1924 in Ludington to Anthony and Margarete (Kissel) Lokovich. As a young man, Bill enlisted in the US Army and served his country, spending time in Japan and the Philippines. He married Marjorie Jean Johnson on May 26,…

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Departments work in cooperation to nab hit-and-run driver.

June 23, 2019

Departments work in cooperation to nab hit-and-run driver. #MasonCountyCrime LUDINGTON – The hit-and-run driver who Michigan State Police troopers were searching for following a non-injury crash last Wednesday, June 19, in Pere Marquette Township has been arrested in cooperation with the Ludington Police Department, according to MSP Trooper Kelsey Case of the Hart post. “Officers of the Ludington Police Department…

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Six to compete for Miss Mason County.

June 22, 2019

Six to compete for Miss Mason County. SCOTTVILLE — Six young women will compete for the title of 2019 Miss Mason County during the scholarship pageant on Tuesday, July 9 at the Scottville Clown Band Shell. The evening will begin with the princess competition at 6 p.m. (details below), The Mason County Central High School Jazz Band will perform at…

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Recent deaths, posted June 22, 2019.

June 22, 2019

Recent deaths, posted June 22, 2019. The following recent death has been reported to MCP: William Lokovich, 95, of Ludington died on Friday, June 21, 2019. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 28, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Oak Grove Funeral Home in Ludington. Family will greet friends starting at 10 a.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to…

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The Scoop: Jim Gallie, Ludington State Park

June 21, 2019

The Scoop: Jim Gallie, Ludington State Park HAMLIN TOWNSHIP — Today on MCP’s The Scoop, Kate Krieger-Watkins speaks to Jim Gallie, manager of the Ludington State Park, about the summer concert series at the park and how the weather and high water levels have impacted LSP.  

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Churches to hold Marquette cross faith day this Sunday.

June 21, 2019

Churches to hold Marquette cross faith day this Sunday. PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — The Pere Marquette Memorial Association has joined with several local churches to organize a Community Faith Day, which will take place Sunday, June 23. Churches who have confirmed participation include St. Simon Catholic Church, Radiant Church, Prayer and Praise Assembly of God, Living Word Church, Grace Episcopal…

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Local teachers learn to teach about drones. 

June 21, 2019

Local teachers learn to teach about drones.  Eleven educators representing schools across the West Central STEM Region participated in a professional learning series to incorporate drones into their classrooms.  Drones, or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) are impacting the world in many different ways, from military and defense to safety response, media coverage, agriculture and weather forecasting.  The teachers involved in…

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Duo Out of the Dust to perform at Mason Co. Reformed Church.

June 21, 2019

Duo Out of the Dust to perform at Mason Co. Reformed Church. AMBER TOWNSHIP — Nashville-based recording duo Out of the Dust will perform a free concert on Saturday, June 29 at Mason County Reformed Church, beginning at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:40 p.m.). The church is located at the intersection of US 10-31 and Amber Road. The concert…

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Deputies busy with domestic violence incidents.

June 21, 2019

Deputies busy with domestic violence incidents. #MasonCountyCrime Mason County sheriff’s deputies handled two separate domestic violence incidents Thursday evening, June 20, with one resulting in an arrest and the other resulting in a warrant request, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. The first incident was reported at 7:07 p.m. in the 3800 block of West Kistler Road in Riverton…

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Summer solstice: Mostly sunny skies, high of 75.

June 21, 2019

Summer solstice: Mostly sunny skies, high of 75. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Friday, June 21, 2019: Summer Solstice  Mostly sunny skies. High 75; low 52 Precipitation:10% day; 20% evening. Wind: NNW 8 mph day; ENE 6 mph Humidity: 59% day; 71% evening. Sunrise: 6:02 a.m.; sunset: 9:31 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019 Partly cloudy with a stray shower or…

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Judge Nellis presides over Michigan Reunification Day ceremony.

June 20, 2019

Judge Nellis presides over Michigan Reunification Day ceremony. LANSING — The pathway from foster care back to a reunified family is not easy, and families who have been reunified were celebrated today at a Michigan Hall of Justice ceremony. Mason County Probate Court Judge Jeff Nellis was one of two judges and two state supreme court justices to preside over…

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MSP seeks public’s help finding hit-and-run driver.

June 20, 2019

MSP seeks public’s help finding hit-and-run driver. PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP – Michigan State Police troopers from the Hart post are investigating a hit-and-run traffic crash that occurred Wednesday, June 19, at 5:12 p.m. at the intersection of Jebavy Drive and US 10. The suspect vehicle rear-ended another vehicle and fled the scene. The suspect vehicle is an older model Pontiac,…

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Inmate accused of smuggling drugs into jail tops recent arraignments.

June 20, 2019

Inmate accused of smuggling drugs into jail tops recent arraignments. The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: #MasonCountyCourts Felonies -Timothy Allen Lopez, 25, of 603 S. Washington Ave., Ludington, was arrested June 15 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) on three felony counts of delivery/manufacturing controlled substances. Probable cause hearing: June 19 at 1:30 p.m.…

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Recent deaths, posted June 20, 2019.

June 20, 2019

Recent deaths, posted June 20, 2019. The following recent death has been reported to MCP: Mark Peters, 58, of Ludington died on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.oakgroveludington.com. Ryan James McDonald, 27, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Beads & Blooms Florist, 78 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington, MI 49431; 231-425-4133 has…

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The Scoop: Ludington State Park

Legally Speaking: Consent to search

The Scoop: Sheriff Kim Cole