Emergency personnel searching for man in PM Lake. 

June 17, 2018

Emergency personnel searching for man in PM Lake.  LUDINGTON — Emergency marine units are searching for a man who went missing in Pere Marquette Lake earlier this evening. Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole said the man, in his ‘30s, was on a boat and attempted to catch an innertube on the back of a boat. He has been missing since.…

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Civil War reenactment group at White Pine Village.

June 17, 2018

Civil War reenactment group at White Pine Village. PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — Battery D Civil War re-enactment group will be setting up camp at Historic White Pine Village and demonstrating Civil War re-enactments of small arms, medical practices at the turn of the century, and of course live canon fire on Saturday, June 23.  The battery will be dressed in uniform…

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Recent births, reported June 17, 2018.

June 17, 2018

Recent births, reported June 17, 2018. #MasonCountyBirths Births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, unless indicated otherwise.  Ella Rose Giorgetti, the daughter of Lauren Ziemba and Jason Giorgetti of Ludington, was born June 12, 2018. Harold William Surplice-Ogan, the son of Loretta and Jason Ogan of Ludington, was born June 15, 2018. Shelby Gem Factory, 1330 Industrial Drive, Shelby; 231-861-2165; www.shelbygemfactory.com; has sponsored…

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Recent deaths, posted June 17, 2018

June 17, 2018

Recent deaths, posted June 17, 2018 #MasonCountyDeaths The following recent death has been reported to MCP: Earl Leon Spalding, 85, of Walhalla, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Ludington. Chester Davidson Jr., 80, of Scottville, died Friday, June 15, 2018.  Margaret Belle Darknell, 76, of Ludington, died Friday, June…

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Obituary: Robert Klein, 80, Free Soil. 

June 15, 2018

Obituary: Robert Klein, 80, Free Soil.  Ronald F. Klein, 80 of Free Soil passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at his home. Ronald was born on December 18, 1937 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Clarence O. and Violet (Rieck) Klein and served his country during the Vietnam Conflict.  Ron also worked as a conductor for many years for the…

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79th District Court sentencings and dismissals, posted June 15, 2018.

June 15, 2018

79th District Court sentencings and dismissals, posted June 15, 2018. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced recently in 79th District Court: – Jeffrey Richard Gowell, 57, of 878 Emerson Ave., Muskegon, was found guilty May 30 of second-offense operating while intoxicated and was sentenced to 33 days in jail with credit for 32 days served;…

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White Pine Village opens Military Museum. 

June 14, 2018

  White Pine Village opens Military Museum.  Photos and video by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — Historic White Pine Village opened its Military Museum today, Tuesday, June 14, 2018. The museum is a tribute to military personnel and includes displays from the Civil War through modern times. Rick Plummer, executive director of Mason County Historical Society, said several…

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Assault, domestic violence charges top recent arraignments.

June 14, 2018

79th District Court arraignments, posted June 14, 2018. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned recently in 79th District Court: Felony – Deshawn Erik Latimer, 31, of 915 E. Maple St., Ludington, was arrested June 8 by the Ludington Police Department (LPD) for felonies of assault with intent to do great bodily harm and third-offense domestic…

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Ludington Fire Dept. breaks ground on new station.

June 13, 2018

Ludington Fire Dept. breaks ground on new station.#LudingtonNews. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — The Ludington Fire Department, along with Mayor Kaye Holman, members of City Council, City Manager John Shay, and other members of the community, formally broke ground on the city’s new fire station on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The $1.2 million station will be located behind Lakeshore…

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Obituary: Christa Lynn Carrier, 15, Scottville.

June 13, 2018

Obituary: Christa Lynn Carrier, 15, Scottville. Christa Lynn Carrier, 15, of Scottville, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018 as a result of an automobile accident.  True to Christa’s style, her final hours were spent joking with her family and pretending to fend off the affection of her father before leaving the house. Christa was born in Ludington on December…

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Clown Band awards over $7,000 in scholarships.

June 13, 2018

Clown Band awards over $7,000 in scholarships. Performs tonight in Ludington. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.  SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Clown Band has recently awarded $7,350 in scholarships to middle school and high school students attending summer performing arts educational programs. The Raymond Schulte Memorial Scholarship Fund is named in memory of Ray Schulte, who re-formed the Clown Band in 1947…

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Woman faces 2 counts in death of Branch motorcyclists.

June 13, 2018

Woman faces 2 counts in death of Branch motorcyclists. #MasonCountyNews. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.  LUDINGTON — A 60-year-old Lennon, Mich. woman has been formally charged in connection to the July 14, 2017 deaths of motorcyclists Ken and Mary Ann Geurink of Branch Township. The couple died following a vehicle crash in the 5200 block of US 10, in front of…

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Motorcycle crash, car/deer crash cause injuries.

June 13, 2018

Motorcycle crash, car/deer crash cause injuries. #MasonCounty SUMMIT TOWNSHIP — A 51-year-old Ludington man was injured after he lost control of his 2007 Victory motorcycle after rounding a curve in the road Sunday, June 10, at 12:30 a.m. on Sunset Lane west of Sunset Road, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. In a separate crash Tuesday, June 12, at…

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County government phone lines inoperable.

June 13, 2018

UPDATE: Phone lines have been restored. County government phone lines inoperable. Phone service is currently inoperable at the following Mason County government facilities: Mason County Sheriff’s Office in Ludington, Mason County Courthouse in Ludington, and the Zoning and Drain Office in Scottville. All offices are open and running per normal schedule. The phone carrier provider has a cable failure in…

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Obituary: Nancy Smedley, 77, Ludington.

June 13, 2018

Obituary: Nancy Smedley, 77, Ludington. Nancy A. Smedley, 77, of Ludington passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018. She was born September 10, 1940 in Ludington to Benjamin and M. Arlene (McCoy) Harrington. Nancy graduated from Ludington High School and began her career as a caretaker. Aside from raising and caring for her children, Nancy worked for Oakview Medical Care Facility,…

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