Cooler temperatures are back. 

October 11, 2018

Cooler temperatures are back.  Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 Cloudy and cooler. Slight chance of rain. High 48; low 38 Precipitation: 20% Wind: W 17 mph day; WNW 14 mph evening Humidity: 74% day; 70% evening Sunrise: 7:54 a.m.; sunset: 7:08 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 Cloudy. High 45; low 37 Precipitation: 10% Wind: WNW 8…

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LHS robotics team heading to all-girls competition.

October 10, 2018

LHS robotics team heading to all-girls competition. LUDINGTON — The female members of the Ludington High School robotics team will be competing in an all-girls competition Saturday, Oct. 13, at Wyoming High School. Coaches Karen Shineldecker and Carrie Moeggenberg talked about the preparation that’s been taking place this week. See video for more details.

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Hospital board appoints two new members.

October 10, 2018

Hospital board appoints two new members. LUDINGTON — The Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital board approved the nominations of two new members at its meeting October 2, announced Ken Rocco, board chairman. Rich VandenHeuvel of Pere Marquette Township and Melissa Fuehring of Mears joined the hospital board, filling new terms for longtime board members Al Deering and Dr. Allan Nelson, who…

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Recent deaths, posted Oct. 10, 2018.

October 10, 2018

Recent deaths, posted Oct. 10, 2018. #MasonCountyDeaths The following recent death has been reported to MCP: Nancy J. Natalie, 78, of Fountain died on Monday, October 8, 2018 at her home.  Funeral arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services, Scottville. Beads & Blooms Florist, 78 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington, MI 49431; 231-425-4133 has sponsored this posting.  Listing of 2018 deaths.

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Drunk driving on ORV arrest tops police activity.

October 10, 2018

Drunk driving on ORV arrest tops police activity. #MasonCountyCrime The following is recent police activity in Mason County: Monday, Oct. 8, 2018: – 10:48 p.m., (MSP), a 23-year-old Ludington man was arrested for operating while intoxicated on an off-road vehicle, 1600 block of Victory Corner Road, Victory Township. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018: – 10:33 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), two-vehicle…

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Dismantling sculpture teaches students lessons in the environment.

October 10, 2018

Dismantling sculpture teaches students lessons in the environment. SCOTTVILLE — Science students at Gateway to Success studied the effects of pollution in a unique way recent. They deconstructed a piece of art. The fish sculpture assembled by community volunteers and nicknamed, Trash Trout, was deconstructed on Thursday Oct. 4 by the students. The project was initiated by the Makers Market…

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Thunderstorms possible today. Colder Thursday.

October 10, 2018

Thunderstorms possible today. Colder Thursday.  Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 Rain showers in the morning, thunderstorms possible later. High 74; low 46 Precipitation: 90% day Wind: S 12 mph day; WSW 13 mph evening Humidity: 90% Sunrise: 7:52 a.m.; sunset: 7:09 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 Cloudy and cooler High 48; low 38 Precipitation: 10% Wind:…

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Domestic abuse survivor will share story

October 9, 2018

Domestic abuse survivor will share story at WSCC, Manistee Armory Youth Project. VICTORY TOWNSHIP — Given her odds, Melissa Dohme Hill shouldn’t be alive. In January 2012, she was brutally attacked by her high school ex-boyfriend, who stabbed her 32 times in the face, neck, arms and hands. The Tampa, Fla. resident flat-lined not once, but four times and her…

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Sheriff’s office continues investigating Tractor Supply robbery.

October 9, 2018

Sheriff’s office continues investigating Tractor Supply robbery. #MasonCountyCrime By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. AMBER TOWNSHIP — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the armed robbery that took place Monday, Oct. 8, at the Tractor Supply Co. store at 4572 W. US 10. Undersheriff Derrek Wilson said detectives have been following leads on the case and have determined that there…

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Local organizations receive funds raised at Macker tournament. 

October 9, 2018

Local organizations receive funds raised at Macker tournament.  PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — The Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce recently awarded several local organizations with $17,600, funds raised during the 2018 Ludington Gus Macker 3-on-3 Charity Basketball Tournament. The June event, held at Stearns Park, included 800 teams.  “We could not host this tournament without the help of these…

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Ludington man, 66, sentenced up to 30 years for criminal sexual conduct against child.

October 9, 2018

Ludington man, 66, sentenced up to 30 years for criminal sexual conduct against child. #MasonCountyCrime. LUDINGTON — A 66-year-old Ludington man was sentenced on three counts of criminal sexual conduct today in 51st Circuit Court. Ray Thomas Kelly Sr. of 203 S. Washington Ave., Apt. 5, will spend a minimum of 11 years, three months up to 30 years in…

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Voters asked to consider Oakview Medical Care Facility millage renewal, again.

October 9, 2018
Voters asked to consider Oakview Medical Care Facility millage renewal, again.

Voters asked to consider Oakview Medical Care Facility millage renewal, again. #Election18 By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Mason County voters are being asked again to vote on a millage renewal request for Oakview Medical Care Facility during the Nov. 6 General Election. The request originally appeared on the Aug. 7 primary election ballot, and was approved by voters. However,…

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MCC middle school PTC organizing.

October 9, 2018

MCC middle school PTC organizing. SCOTTVILLE — Parents, teachers, and community members who are interested in starting a Parent Teacher Council (PTC) at Mason County Central Middle School are invited to attend a meeting today, Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the middle school beginning at 3:30 p.m.

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Obituary: John Wabsis, 70, Branch.

October 9, 2018

Obituary: John Wabsis, 70, Branch. John Richard Wabsis Sr., 70, of Branch, passed away on October 1, 2018.   John was born on September 29, 1947 in Ludington, the son of Leo and Dolores Wabsis.  He was raised in Fountain and attended one of the one-room school houses at the end of his road.  As a young man, John fell…

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Obituary: Robert Johnson, 86, Ludington.

October 9, 2018

Obituary: Robert Johnson, 86, Ludington. Robert Lester Johnson, 86, of Ludington, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018.   Robert was born and raised in Ludington, the son of Bert and Evelyn Johnson.  He married the late Beverly (Brautigam) Johnson on October 31, 1964 and helped raise their three children.  When he was 16, Robert went to work for the Ludington…

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