Recent deaths, posted March 30, 2020 

March 30, 2020

Recent deaths, posted March 30, 2020 The following recent deaths have been reported to MCP: Joy Sue Finley, 73, of Branch died on Friday, March 27.  Arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services, Scottville. Raymond C. Edel, 79, of Scottville died on Sunday, March 29.  Funeral arrangements are pending at Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services, Scottville. This post is a…

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Partly cloudy the rest of the week.

March 30, 2020

Partly cloudy the rest of the week. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Cloudy tonight with a low temperature of 32 degrees. Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Partly cloudy skies during the morning, becoming overcast in the afternoon. High 43; low 34. Precipitation: 10% Wind: NNE 6 mph day; NNE 6 mph evening. Humidity: 80% day; 91% evening. Sunrise: 7:27 a.m.; sunset:…

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Rain and snow showers overnight, Monday morning.

March 29, 2020

Rain and snow showers overnight, Monday morning. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Rain showers this evening changing to mixed rain and snow overnight. Low temperature of 36 degrees. Monday, March 30, 2020 Rain and snow showers in the morning. Overcast in the afternoon. High 37; low 30. Precipitation: 50% day; 10% evening. Wind: NNW 14 mph day; N 12 mph…

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WMOM sold.

March 29, 2020

WMOM sold. LUDINGTON — The Michigan Association of Broadcasters has reported that Pentwater/Ludington-based radio station WMOM has been sold to Hit Radio Media, LLC of Greenville. The application was filed with the Federal Communications Commission on March 25, 2020. Hit Radio Media is owned by Jim Chesley of Greenville, Steve Leach of Cape Coral, Fla., and Jeff Lobdell of Grand…

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History: Quarantined in Riverton

March 28, 2020

History: Quarantined in Riverton Editor’s Note: MC History Spotlight is a regular history column brought to you by Ludington Woods Assisted Living and Memory Care. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. The recent events of the mass stay at home orders and self quarantines are not unique to history. Much as been written lately of the events of the flu pandemic of…

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The Scoop: Sen. VanderWall speaks about health care policy.

March 28, 2020
The Scoop: Sen. VanderWall speaks about health care policy.

The Scoop: Sen. VanderWall speaks about health care policy. Today’s edition of The Scoop features Sen. Curt VanderWall speaking about health care access. It was filmed on March 13. On that same day, we interviewed Sen. VanderWall about the COVID-19 crisis as it was unfolding. We wanted to share some other news about what’s happening in Lansing as well. The…

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Mental Health Matters: Managing stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

March 28, 2020

Mental Health Matters: Managing stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic By Alan Neushwander The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created a new normal for our daily lives. Nonessential businesses are closed, kids are on extended breaks from school, sports have been canceled, social distancing is being enforced, the governor has issued an executive order to stay at home, and grocery…

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Man who left bloody mess at hotel arraigned for resisting arrest, disorderly.

March 28, 2020

Man who left bloody mess at hotel arraigned for resisting arrest, disorderly. #MasonCountyCrime. LUDINGTON — Zachariah Paul Gerovac, 22, of 7807 E. US 10, Branch, was arraigned Saturday, March 28, in 79th District Court on two charges of assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer and a charge of disorderly person, drunk. The assault charges carry a maximum penalty of two years imprisonment.…

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Exception 7 – Not Just Another Loophole

March 28, 2020

Exception 7 – Not Just Another Loophole Watson Country Outdoor Report. By Joan Young, MCP/OCP outdoors writer. The Watson Country Outdoor Report is a presentation of the Watson Auto Group, selling Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Fiat in Ludington, Manistee, Benzie and Rockford. “Every season there’s a reason to visit Watson Country. For more information, visit watsoncountry.com As we all struggle to…

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Mt. Pleasant man faces up to 10 years imprisonment on stabbing charge.

March 27, 2020

Mt. Pleasant man faces up to 10 years imprisonment on stabbing charge. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. #MasonCountyCrime. LUDINGTON — Jade Free-Spirit-Bear Pelcher, 29, of 253 S. Chippewa Road, Mt. Pleasant, was arraigned in 79th District Court in connection with a stabbing incident that occurred Thursday, March 26 in Grant Township. Pelcher has been charged with assault with intent to do…

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Governor says it’s unlikely schools will reopen this year.

March 27, 2020

Governor says it’s unlikely schools will reopen this year. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, in a radio interview today, said that it is unlikely that Michigan K-12 schools will reopen this school year. Whitmer spoke on WWJ Newsradio and said classrooms should stay closed while the number of COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Michigan. Initially, Whitmer set April 6 as…

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Troopers, deputies arrest man after bloody scene at hotel.

March 27, 2020

Troopers, deputies arrest man after bloody scene at hotel. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. AMBER TOWNSHIP — A 22-year-old Branch man was arrested by Michigan State Police troopers from the Hart post early Friday morning, March 27, after he allegedly pulled the fire alarm at the Holiday Inn Express, 4079 W. US 10, and was later apprehended behind the hotel in…

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Community Updates, posted March 27, 2020.

March 27, 2020

Community Updates, posted March 27, 2020. This list is being posted daily on Mason County Press and Oceana County Press. It may be updated frequently throughout the day. It includes community organizations and MCP/OCP advertisers. PLEASE DO NOT POST A CLOSING, CANCELLATION, OR UPDATE IN THE COMMENT SECTION. IT WILL BE REMOVED. If your organization has a closing, cancellation, or…

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Hospital walk-in clinic closes.

March 27, 2020

Hospital walk-in clinic closes. LUDINGTON — The walk-in clinic at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital has temporarily shut down, along with all Spectrum Health walk-in clinics. Spectrum Health is offering alternatives for accessing health care for non-life-threatening emergencies. People experiencing emergencies should call 911 immediately. To limit unnecessary exposure to COVID-19, Spectrum Health has enabled its primary care and most of its specialty…

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Recent deaths, posted March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

Recent deaths, posted March 27, 2020 The following recent deaths have been reported to MCP: June E. Dombrouski, 95, of Irons died on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at her home.  Funeral arrangements are pending at Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services. Craig S. Berry, 69, of Chandler, Ariz., and formerly of Scottville, died Wednesday, March 4, 2020.  Burial will take place…

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