Kreinbrink announces campaign for prosecutor.

February 14, 2020

Kreinbrink announces campaign for prosecutor. PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — During the monthly meeting of the Mason County Republican Executive Committee Thursday, Feb. 13, several candidates announced their campaigns for the 2020 election. Notably, Lauren Kreinbrink announced she is running for Mason County prosecutor. Kreinbrink currently serves as the chief assistant prosecutor for the Mason County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Paul Spaniola…

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G2S asking for increased enrollment cap.

February 14, 2020

G2S asking for increased enrollment cap. AMBER TOWNSHIP — Gateway to Success Academy is asking the West Shore Educational Service District Board of Education to allow the charter school to increase its enrollment cap. The school, located on North Scottville Road in Custer Township, is chartered by the ESD. Currently the school is capped at 125 students. In the four…

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Felony drug charges top 79th District Court arraignments

February 14, 2020

Felony drug charges top 79th District Court arraignments #MasonCountyCrime. The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies -Dylan Levi Lindeman, 21, of 703 Sixth St., Ludington, was arrested Aug. 15, 2018 by the State, Sheriff, and City Enforcement of Narcotic Team (SSCENT) on a felony charge of delivery/manufacturing a controlled substance. Probable cause hearing: Feb. 19…

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79th District Court sentencings, posted Feb. 14, 2020. 

February 14, 2020

79th District Court sentencings, posted Feb. 14, 2020.  #MasonCountyCrime LUDINGTON — The following were recently sentenced in Mason County’s 79th District Court: -Brooke Kristine Malliett, 34, of 4940 N. Jebavy Dr., Hamlin Township, pleaded guilty Feb. 11 to OWIL and was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day served; 93 days discretionary jail for one year;…

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3 arrested in Ludington Thursday.

February 14, 2020

3 arrested in Ludington Thursday. #MasonCountyCrime The police news is a presentation of Lenz-Balder Insurance, offering Nationwide Insurance, 201 E. Court St., Ludington, 231-845-6279, www.lenzbalderins.com. Three people were arrested in separate incidents Thursday, Feb. 13, by Ludington Police Department. – A 34-year-old homeless man was arrested at 5:05 p.m. in the 200 block of Ludington Avenue for disorderly conduct. A…

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Recent births, posted Feb. 14, 2020. 

February 14, 2020

Recent births, posted Feb. 14, 2020.  The birth announcements are a presentation of Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.  The following births have been reported: (Unless indicated otherwise, births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital). Walter David Hackert, the son of Angela and Justin Hackert of Ludington, was born Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Jilaine Renee Sawyer, the daughter of Starleigh Wilson and…

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Recent deaths, posted Feb. 14, 2020

February 14, 2020

Recent deaths, posted Feb. 14, 2020 The following recent death has been reported to MCP: Richard Nash, 84, of Ludington died on Friday, February 7, 2020. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.oakgroveludington.com. Ronald W. Novak, 77, of Branch died Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital.  Arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services in Scottville…

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Jury finds man guilty of resisting/opposing deputy causing injury.

February 13, 2020

Jury finds man guilty of resisting/opposing deputy causing injury. #MasonCountyCrime LUDINGTON — A 12-member jury found a 54-year-old Branch Township man guilty of resisting and opposing a sheriff’s deputy causing injury following a criminal trial in 51st Circuit Court Thursday, Feb. 13, according to Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola. Robb Ray Dodson, of 6925 E. Bockstandz Road, will be sentenced…

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Full Court Press: Ludington Bay euchre tournament.

February 13, 2020

Full Court Press: Ludington Bay euchre tournament. LUDINGTON — Today on MCP’s Full Court Press, Marla Zatarga speaks with Jim Miller of Ludington Bay Brewing Company about the four-week euchre tournament that’s been taking place. The event is a charity event with funds going to Lakeshore Food Club. Full Court Press is a presentation of Shelby State Bank and House…

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Crashes top police activity.

February 13, 2020

Crashes top police activity. #MasonCountyCrime The police news is a presentation of Lenz-Balder Insurance, offering Nationwide Insurance, 201 E. Court St., Ludington, 231-845-6279, www.lenzbalderins.com. The following is police activity in Mason County Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020: – 5:25 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), car/deer crash, no injury, Custer Road north of Marrison Road, Eden Township. – 7:10 a.m., (MCSO), car/deer…

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Obituary: Robin Dale Williams, 66, Ludington.

February 13, 2020

Obituary: Robin Dale Williams, 66, Ludington. Robin Dale Williams, 66, of Ludington passed away peacefully with his family by his side, Tuesday, February 11, 2020. He was born March 11, 1953 in Knox, Ind. to Rodger and Betty (Ream) Williams. Robin graduated from North Judson High School in 1971. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served his country for…

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Reggie is looking for a home.

February 13, 2020

Reggie is looking for a home. Members of Mason County Mutts are trying to find a home for Reggie the dog, who has been at Mason County Animal Control since July 2019. “He came in as a stray back in July and unfortunately he is still there waiting to be adopted,” said Sheryl Utemark, who volunteers at the shelter. “He…

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Obituary: Robert J. Cole, 67, Ludington.

February 13, 2020

Obituary: Robert J. Cole, 67, Ludington. Robert J. Cole, 67, of Ludington passed away Friday, February 7, 2020 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. He was born December 20, 1952 in Ludington to Edward and Almeda (Campbell) Cole. Robert enlisted in the US Marines in 1971 and proudly served his country.  In his spare time, he loved shooting…

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Snow to continue into Friday morning.

February 13, 2020

Snow to continue into Friday morning. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. A winter weather advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches are expected. Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected. Plus, a few snow flurries or showers. High 16; low 15 Precipitation: 20% day; 10% evening. Wind:…

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Verdict expected Thursday in trial involving Branch Twp. man accused of assaulting deputy.

February 12, 2020

Verdict expected Thursday in trial involving Branch Twp. man accused of assaulting deputy. LUDINGTON — A trial in 51st Circuit Court involving a Branch Township man accused of assaulting a Mason County sheriff deputy is expected to end Thursday. Robb Ray Dodson, 54, of 6925 E. Bockstandz Road, was arrested Feb. 13, 2019 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office on…

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