51st Circuit Court sentencings.

October 26, 2020

51st Circuit Court sentencings. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced in 51st Circuit Court: – Christian Robert Walden, 27, of 6168 44th Ave., Kenneth, Florida, pleaded “no contest” to second-degree home invasion, interfering with electronic communications, two counts of assaulting/resisting/obstructing police, aggravated domestic violence and fourth-offense habitual offender and was sentenced to eight to 40 years…

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Mason County Rural Fire Authority Representative 

October 26, 2020
Mason County Rural Fire Authority Representative 

Mason County Rural Fire Authority Representative  A representative on the Mason County Rural Fire Authority Board  is being sought to represent Summit, Riverton, Eden and Custer townships, along with the Village of Custer.  Requirements are: permanent resident of the area represented interest in the fire authority administration  interest in serving in local government, able to attend and participate in meetings.    …

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LPD looking for stolen van.

October 26, 2020

LPD looking for stolen van. LUDINGTON — The Ludington Police Department is looking for a white Ford E-150 van that was stolen from the parking lot at Birch Lake Apartments in the 900 block of East Tinkham Avenue Friday, Oct. 23, around 9 a.m., according to Cpt. Steve Wietrzykowski. The van has an Indiana plate with the number 956BUK. LPD…

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Weekend police news.

October 26, 2020

Weekend police news. #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 over the weekend: Friday, Oct. 23, 2020: – 3:18 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), ​a 22-year-old Muskegon man was arrested for third-offense driving while license suspended (DWLS) following a…

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Obituary: Cynthia Purchase, 73, of Scottville. 

October 26, 2020

Obituary: Cynthia Purchase, 73, of Scottville.  Cynthia Ann Purchase (Jensen), 73, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, October 25, 2020 while under the care of her oldest grandson, Travis Woodring and Stephanie Flood. Although she had began to decline from the symptoms of dementia, it is because of Travis’s selfless commitment to her daily care that we all were given these…

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Raymond Lemke, 66, of Ludington.

October 26, 2020

Raymond Lemke, 66, of Ludington. Raymond Eugene Lemke, 66, of Ludington passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family Friday, October 23, 2020. He was born September 10, 1954 in Colorado Springs to Russell and Mary (Smith) Lemke. Ray proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and National Guard. He spent time in Germany, Paris, and California.  In…

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Cloudy Tuesday.

October 26, 2020

Cloudy Tuesday. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. The weather is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, with offices in Scottville, Ludington, and Manistee: Cloudy skies tonight with a low temperature of 30 degrees. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2020 Cloudy skies followed by partial clearing. Slight chance of a rain shower. Mostly cloudy in the evening. High 41; low 32 Precipitation:…

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Community Cats TNR neuters 1,100th cat.

October 25, 2020

Community Cats TNR neuters 1,100th cat. Community Cats TNR, a local, non-profit group of volunteers, in partnership with Country Veterinary Clinic, P.C. and Animal Hospital of Ludington, has Trap-Neuter-Returned (TNRd) 1,100 Community Cats as of October 14, 2020.    Cat number 1,100 is a large male tabby.  He was neutered by Dr. Crystal McConnell of Country Veterinary Clinic.   During the past…

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Recent deaths, posted Oct. 25, 2020

October 25, 2020

Recent deaths, posted Oct. 25, 2020 This post is a presentation of Beads & Blooms Florist, 78 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington, MI 49431; 231-425-4133. The following recent death information has been reported to MCP: Donna Louise Doty Bogus Wicklund, 79, of Ludington, died on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Listing of 2020 deaths. Listing of 2019 deaths Please consider helping to…

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Some rain possible Monday.

October 25, 2020

Some rain possible Monday. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. The weather is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, with offices in Scottville, Ludington, and Manistee: Cloudy skies tonight with a few showers developing late. Low temperature of 40 degrees with winds north-northeast at 3 mph. Monday, Oct. 25, 2020 Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High 41; low 30. Precipitation:…

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The Scoop: Ludington Area Jaycees

October 23, 2020

The Scoop: Ludington Area Jaycees The Scoop is a presentation of Betten Baker Ford of Ludington and West Shore Bank.  LUDINGTON — Today on The Scoop, Kate Krieger-Watkins speaks with Angela Rickett, president of the Ludington Area Jaycees. Please consider helping to fund local news. Mason County Press and Oceana County Press are available for free thanks to the generous…

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West Shore ESD reminds motorists about school bus safety

October 23, 2020

West Shore ESD reminds motorists about school bus safety West Shore School News is a presentation  of West Shore Educational Service District in partnership with Mason County Press/Oceana County Press.  By Alan Neushwander, MCP/OCP Staff Writer. October 19-23 is National School Bus Safety Week. The theme of this year’s recognition week is “Red Lights Mean Stop.” Local school officials are…

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Police report.

October 23, 2020

Police report. 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 activity of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020: – 6:59 a.m., car/deer crash, no injury, Pere Marquette Highway north of Hawley Road, Summit Township. – 8:05 a.m., car/deer crash, no injury, Meisenheimer Road…

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Deputies busy with car/deer crashes.

October 22, 2020

Deputies busy with car/deer crashes. 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 activity of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020: – 3:54 a.m., car/deer crash, no injury, US 31 south of the Chauvez Road overpass, Pere Marquette Township. – 7:25 a.m., car/deer…

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Full Court Press: World champion jet ski racer Kelly Smith.

October 21, 2020

Full Court Press: World champion jet ski racer Kelly Smith. Full Court Press is a presentation of Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Orthopedics and House of Flavors, Inc.  Today, on MCP’s Full Court Press, Toni Swinehart speaks with third time world championship jet ski racer Kelly Smith of Ludington.    Please consider helping to fund local news. Mason County Press and…

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