Weapons charges among recent arraignments. 

August 7, 2020

Weapons charges among recent arraignments.  By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer. LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies -Jeffrey Jacob Alan Little, 27, of 7579 W. Six Mile Rd., Irons, was arrested August 3 by the Scottville Police Department (SPD) on a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon. Probable cause hearing: Aug. 12…

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79th District Court sentencings, posted Aug. 7, 2020

August 7, 2020

79th District Court sentencings, posted Aug. 7, 2020 By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer. LUDINGTON — The following were recently sentenced in Mason County’s 79th District Court: -Sean Russell Daugherty, 36, of 210 E. Filer St., Apt. 3, Ludington, pleaded guilty Aug. 5 to third degree retail fraud, malicious destruction of property and operating without a license and was sentenced to…

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The Scoop: Fair 2020

August 7, 2020

The Scoop: Fair 2020 PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — The 2020 Western Michigan Fair will look much different than its predecessors. Due to COVID-19, the fair is limited to only animal shows and the annual animal auction. Kate Krieger-Watkins interviews Sheri Howe, secretary of the Western Michigan Fair Association about what can be expected at next week’s event. The Scoop is…

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Vehicle break-ins in Scottville.

August 7, 2020

Vehicle break-ins in Scottville. #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. SCOTTVILLE — Mason County sheriff’s deputies responded Thursday, Aug. 6, to reports of several vehicles that had been broken into overnight, Aug. 5, in the 400 block of North Thomas Street, according to Mason County Sheriff…

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Libraries re-opening for computer use.

August 7, 2020

Libraries re-opening for computer use. The Mason County District Library’s Ludington and Scottville branches will re-open to the public, beginning Monday, Aug. 10, to allow public usage of its computers. Computer hours will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Each building will open the lobby area only for the public to use a computer. Two patrons will be…

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Recent deaths, posted Aug. 7, 2020

August 7, 2020

Recent deaths, posted Aug. 7, 2020 This post is a presentation of Beads & Blooms Florist, 78 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington, MI 49431; 231-425-4133. The following recent deaths have been reported to MCP: Phyllis Knysz, 97, of Irons died on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.  Funeral arrangements are pending at Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services in Scottville. Forest “Skip” Harley Garland,…

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Obituary: Donald Presern, 79, of Custer.

August 7, 2020

Obituary: Donald Presern, 79, of Custer. Donald Joseph Presern died in his home on Tuesday August 4, 2020 in Custer. He was 79. Don was born on January 6, 1941 in Oak Park, Ill. to his parents, Otto and Marion Presern.  He played football at the University of Nebraska and graduated 1968, eventually earning his master’s degree. He married Linda…

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Sunny Friday, temps in 80s.

August 6, 2020

Sunny Friday, temps in 80s. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. The weather is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, with offices in Scottville, Ludington, and Manistee: Clear skies tonight with a low temperature of 51 degrees. Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 Sunny during the day. Clear at night. High 82; low 59. Precipitation: 10% day; 0% evening. Wind: SSW 9…

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Splash pad re-opens

August 5, 2020

LUDINGTON — The Ludington Splash Pad has been re-opened after being closed for a day due to a complaint made by a citizen alleging the use of the facility was in violation of Gov. Whitmer’s 160th executive order. The city’s Facebook page stated the following today: “Monday morning the City of Ludington and the Attorney General’s office were contacted with…

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Complaint leads to closure of splash pad.

August 5, 2020

Complaint leads to closure of splash pad. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — A complaint by a city resident has caused the Ludington Splash Pad to close down temporarily. The splash pad opened in July at Copeyon Park, following several years of fund raising.  A resident recently suggested to the Michigan Attorney General’s office that the splash pad’s operation was…

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Police report.

August 5, 2020

Police report. #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 Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020: – 12:31 a.m.​, (Ludington Police Department), loose dog, recovered, unable to locate owner, dog brought to animal control, South Ferry and Loomis​ streets, City of Ludington.…

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Obituary: James Emerson Van Hoven, 78, of Ludington

August 5, 2020

Obituary: James Emerson Van Hoven, 78, of Ludington James Emerson Van Hoven, 78, of Ludington, formerly of Big Rapids, passed away Monday, August 3, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born April 3, 1942 in Zeeland, Mich. to Jacob and Emma (Sprik) Van Hoven. He married Susan Speer on December 21, 1968 at St. Paul United…

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Temps rising, sunny Thursday.

August 5, 2020

Temps rising, sunny Thursday. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. The weather is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, with offices in Scottville, Ludington, and Manistee: Partly cloudy tonight with a low temperature of 51 degrees. Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 Sunshine and clouds mixed during the day. Mostly clear sky in the evening. High 79; low 53 Precipitation: 10% day;…

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Kreinbrink defeats DeRouin in prosecutor race.

August 5, 2020

Kreinbrink defeats DeRouin in prosecutor race. #Election2020 By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Lauren Kreinbrink has defeated Chad DeRouin 3,066-1,951 for the Republican nomination for Mason County Prosecuting Attorney. There were no Democrat candidates. Unless there is a write-in candidate, Kreinbrink will be unopposed in the November General Election.  Kreinbrink, a resident of Ludington, is currently the chief assistant prosecuting…

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Final election results.

August 5, 2020

Final election results. With 25 of 25 voting precincts reporting here are the current unofficial results for contested races: Democratic Party: Representative in Congress, First District Dana Ferguson, 380 Linda O’Dell, 219 Representative in State Legislature, 101st District Beth McGill-Rizer, 1,747 Cary Urka, 607 Republican Party: Representative for State Legislature, 101st District – FINAL Carolyn Cater, 776 Jack O’Malley, 4,281…

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