2019 world record attempt: largest dessert party.

February 16, 2019

2019 world record attempt: largest dessert party. LUDINGTON — Ludington will go for another world record this summer with the attempt to hold the largest dessert party on Saturday, June 8 at Rotary Park. The current Guinness record of 1,445 people is held by the baker Mr. Puff in Vadodara, India. The Downtown Ludington Board, which will be the official record holder, if…

Read more »

Governor to visit West Shore Comm. College Monday.

February 15, 2019

Governor to visit West Shore Comm. College Monday. VICTORY TOWNSHIP — Following her State-of-the-State address in Lansing on Tuesday night, Governor Gretchen Whitmer is traveling throughout Michigan and will be visiting the West Shore Community College campus on Monday, Feb. 18. Her visit will include a brief meeting with several business leaders and public officials, a tour of the campus, and an…

Read more »

Help Ministries soup supper

February 15, 2019

Help Ministries soup supper PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — A soup supper fundraiser benefitting Help Ministry will be held Thursday, February 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Ludington, 5810 W Bryant Rd.  Cost is by donation only. The public is invited to “sip soup” and “break bread” with friends, share fellowship, and solve puzzles while…

Read more »

Obituary: Dolores Hook, 94, Ludington.

February 15, 2019

Obituary: Dolores Hook, 94, Ludington. Dolores Martha Hook, age 92, of Ludington, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019.   Dolores was born in Detroit on October 6, 1926, the daughter of Aloysius and Anna (Ewald) Wroblewski. Dolores is survived by her nieces and nephews, Michael (Jan) Potter, Patrick (Barb) Potter, Tom (Judy) Potter, Kathleen Graham, David (Barbara) Potter, Richard…

Read more »

Fountain man arrested for assaulting officer.

February 14, 2019

Fountain man arrested for assaulting officer. #MasonCountyCrime BRANCH TOWNSHIP – A 53-year-old Fountain man was arrested for a felony of assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer Wednesday, Feb. 13, shortly before 8 p.m. in the 6600 block of East US 10 after he allegedly assaulted a Mason County sheriff’s deputy during an investigation involving a child custody matter, according to Mason County…

Read more »

Obituary: Yvonne Castonia, 81, Ludington.

February 14, 2019

Obituary: Yvonne Castonia, 81, Ludington. Yvonne Louise Castonia, 81, of Ludington passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.  Yvonne was born on October 5, 1937 in Scottville, the daughter of Otto W. and Birdie (Williams) Listing.  She attended Fountain School before graduating from Scottville High School with the class of 1955.  On November 9, 1957 she married Ronald…

Read more »

Strangulation suspect tops 79th District Court arraignments.

February 14, 2019

Strangulation suspect tops 79th District Court arraignments. LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies -William Geoffrey Buchanan, 29, of 6597 W. Sassafras St., Hamlin Township, was arrested Feb. 7 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) on felony charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, second offense…

Read more »

Obituary: Donna Lou Liebetreu, 82, of Ludington.

February 14, 2019

Obituary: Donna Lou Liebetreu, 82, of Ludington. Donna Lou Liebetreu, 82, of Ludington left us to be with Our Lord and Savior on Monday, February 11. She spent her final months at Grand Pines Assisted Living in Grand Haven where she received amazing care by the wonderful staff there. Her family is extremely grateful for the love they showed her.…

Read more »

Recent deaths, posted Feb. 14, 2019

February 14, 2019

Recent deaths, posted Feb. 14, 2019 #MasonCountyDeaths The following recent deaths have been reported to MCP: Robert “Bob” Boyd Seelhoff, 65, of Ludington, died Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Donna Lou Liebetreu, 82, of Ludington died on Monday, February 11, 2019. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.oakgroveludington.com. Doris Jean Kellogg, 96, of Ludington, died on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Teresa…

Read more »

Rain and snow possible today.

February 14, 2019

Rain and snow possible today. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 Cloudy with occasional rain in the afternoon. a few flurries or snow showers possible. Rain and snow in the evening. High 39; low 19 Precipitation: 80% day; 70% evening Wind: S 9 mph day; WNW 13 mph evening Humidity: 84% day; 89% evening Sunrise: 7:45 a.m.;…

Read more »

Schools feeling the impact of snow days.

February 13, 2019

Schools feeling the impact of snow days. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. Schools in Mason County have been seeing the snow days pile up the past few weeks. To date, all four of the county’s public schools have had 11 snow/weather days. While a snow day here and there can be exciting for the students, multiple days can wreak havoc on…

Read more »

Effort launches to keep mentally ill out of jail.

February 13, 2019

Effort launches to keep mentally ill out of jail. #JailDiversionCollaborative By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. PENTWATER – While sitting at his computer about a year and a half ago, Pentwater Police Chief Laude Hartrum discovered a grant opportunity that could change how law enforcement and community mental health providers respond to mental health issues. Hartrum, along with local, county, and state…

Read more »

MC History Spotlight: Good John, Leading Thunder of the Ottawa.

February 13, 2019

MC History Spotlight: Good John, Leading Thunder of the Ottawa. MC History Spotlight is a weekly history column brought to you by Ludington Woods Living and Memory Care. Each week this column will feature a story from our county’s past. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. On the south side of Custer’s Riverside Cemetery, near the banks of the Pere Marquette River…

Read more »

79th District Court sentencings, posted Feb. 13, 2019.

February 13, 2019

79th District Court sentencings, posted Feb. 13, 2019. #MasonCountyCrime LUDINGTON — The following were recently sentenced in Mason County’s 79th District Court: -Joseph Michael Leclair, 58, no address listed, pleaded guilty Feb. 6 to breaking and entering and was sentenced to 90 days in jail with credit for 90 days served. -Jonathan Sherrod Soloman-Jones, 27, of 109 E. Foster St.,…

Read more »

Students compete in safe driving campaign.

February 13, 2019

Students compete in safe driving campaign. #WestShoreEducationalServiceDistrict #CareerandTechnicalEducationCenter #CriminalJustice #Strive4aSaferDrive VICTORY TOWNSHIP – The criminal justice classes at the West Shore Educational Service District Career and Technical Education Center (CTE) are competing in the S4SD (Strive 4 a Safer Drive) campaign sponsored by Ford Driving Skills for Life and the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning. S4SD is a teen…

Read more »

WSCC: I am