Assaults, thefts top police activity.

August 10, 2018

Assaults, thefts top police activity. #MasonCountyCrime The following is recent police activity in Mason County: Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018: – 12:44 a.m., (Michigan State Police), semi vs. deer crash, US 31 north of Dewey Road, Victory Township. – 4:32 a.m., (Ludington Police Department), domestic assault, 300 block of First Street, City of Ludington. – 11:06 a.m., (LPD), warrant arrest, 1200…

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Promise zone application deadline approaching. 

August 10, 2018

Promise zone application deadline approaching.  The deadline for students to apply who meet the eligibility criteria of the Mason County Promise Scholarship for the Fall 2018 semester at West Shore Community College is quickly approaching. Eligible students have until the close of business on Friday, August 17, 2018 to apply in order to be eligible to receive proceeds from the…

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PM Township to dedicate new playground. 

August 10, 2018

PM Township to dedicate new playground.  PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — Pere Marquette Charter Township will hold a dedication of a new children’s playscape at Buttersville Park on Friday, Aug. 17 at 3 p.m. The playground was completed with the support of a Michigan Recreation Passport grant, township funding, and volunteer work by park supporters who participated in a community build project…

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WSCC vocal ensemble holding auditions.

August 10, 2018

WSCC vocal ensemble holding auditions. VICTORY TOWNSHIP — West Shore Community College is assembling a select group of singers to participate in the college’s newest vocal ensemble, the “WSCC Gold Coast Chorale.” Auditions will be held on the college’s campus on Monday, Aug. 13 and Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 6 – 9 p.m. in the Arts and Science Center choir room. The audition…

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Beach cleanup scheduled for Aug. 18

August 10, 2018

Beach cleanup scheduled for Aug. 18 LUDINGTON –A Few Friends for the Environment of the World (AFFEW) will hold a beach cleanup at Stearns Park on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. Those wishing to participate are asked to meet at the south concession stand. Bags will be provided. For more info go to affew.org.

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79th District Court arraignments, posted Aug. 10, 2018. 

August 10, 2018

79th District Court arraignments, posted Aug. 10, 2018.  #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned recently in 79th District Court: Misdemeanors – Thomas Steven Wells, 54, of 19692 Nottingham, Downs, Illinois; Ludington Police Department (LPD); operating while intoxicated (OWI). Pretrial: Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. Bail: $2,500/10 percent. – Ashely Nicole Martinsen, 29, of 710 E.…

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79th District Court sentencings, posted Aug. 10, 2018.

August 10, 2018

79th District Court sentencings, posted Aug. 10, 2018. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced recently in 79th District Court: – David Robert Southern, 39, of 404 1/2 N. James St., Ludington, was found guilty Aug. 1 of second-offense domestic violence and was sentenced to 105 days in jail; one year discretionary jail for two years;…

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Language error means Oakview millage to be placed on ballot again.

August 9, 2018

Language error means Oakview millage to be placed on ballot again. #Election2018 By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — An error was discovered in the ballot language related to Tuesday’s millage renewal request for Oakview Medical Care Facility, meaning the issue will appear back on the ballot during the Nov. 6 General Election, if the county board approves the request at…

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Story named Homemaker of the Year.

August 9, 2018

Story named Homemaker of the Year. #WesternMichiganFair2018 PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — Cheryl Story of Riverton Township was named the Western Michigan Fair Homemaker of the Year Wednesday night. Story took first place in several exhibit categories along with four best of class placings. Judges stated her Barbie doll dress was “exceptional.” Story is picture, left, along with Amanda Hepworth, second…

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Western Michigan Fair dairy winners.

August 9, 2018

Western Michigan Fair dairy winners. #WesternMichiganFair2018    

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Western Michigan Fair rabbit winners.

August 9, 2018

Western Michigan Fair rabbit winners. #WesternMichiganFair2018  

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Western Michigan Fair equestrian winners.

August 9, 2018

Western Michigan Fair equestrian winners. #WesternMichiganFair2018  

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Western Michigan Fair exhibit building winners.

August 9, 2018

Western Michigan Fair exhibit building winners. #WesternMichiganFair2018      

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Couple escapes exploding camper.

August 8, 2018

Couple escapes exploding camper. #MasonCountyNews By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief SHERIDAN TOWNSHIP — An Illinois couple staying on a private campsite barely escaped their camper after it exploded early Wednesday evening, according to Fountain Area Fire Chief Roger Berndt. The camper was one of three campers located on a wooded lot in the 3100 block of North Taylor Road between Sugar…

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O’Malley, Wiejaczka win 101st representative nominations.

August 8, 2018

O’Malley, Wiejaczka win 101st representative nominations. Republican Jack O’Malley of Lake Ann and Democrat Kathy Wiejaczka of Empire will be the candidates for the 101st Michigan House Representatives seat in the November General Election. O’Malley defeated Carolyn Cater of Ludington by a landslide in Tuesday’s primary election for the nomination of the Michigan 101st House of Representatives seat, 12,396 to…

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