Sheriff to discuss medical marijuana at Scottville ordinance committee meeting.

February 16, 2018

Sheriff to discuss medical marijuana at Scottville ordinance committee meeting. SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole will speak about medical marijuana laws during a meeting of the Scottville ordinance committee on Wednesday, Feb 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Scottville Area Senior Center, 140 S. Main St. The meeting is open to the public and members of the public…

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Seasonal road weight and speed restrictions beginning.

February 16, 2018

Seasonal road weight and speed restrictions beginning. SCOTTVILLE — The Mason County Road Commission has announced that seasonal road weight and speed restrictions will go into effect on Monday, Feb. 19 at 7 a.m. until further notice. All county roads will be restricted by reducing the maximum axle load by 35% per axel and truck speeds to 35 mph. Weight…

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DWLS arrests, crashes top police activity.

February 16, 2018

DWLS arrests, crashes top police activity. #MasonCountyCrime The following is police activity in Mason County Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018: – 7:15 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), car/deer crash, no injuries, US 10 west of Reek Road, Custer Township. – 11 a.m., (MCSO), two-vehicle crash, minor injury, US 10 and Jebavy Drive, Pere Marquette Township. – 11:55 a.m., (MCSO), a 56-year-old…

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VanderWall to run for State Senate; will not seek House re-election.

February 15, 2018

VanderWall to run for State Senate; will not seek House re-election. #Election18 By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — State Representative Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington) has announced today that he is going to seek the Republican nomination for the 35th State Senate District. The district includes Mason and Manistee counties, along with 10 other counties, and is currently represented by Darwin Booher…

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Scottville festivals to consolidate into a summer celebration. 

February 15, 2018
Scottville festivals to consolidate into a summer celebration. 

Scottville festivals to consolidate into a summer celebration.  By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. SCOTTVILLE —The Summer Fest and Harvest Festival are consolidating into one event that will take place the weekend after July 4. Members of the former Harvest Festival committee and the Summer Fest committee met with the media today to make the announcement. Essentially, a new event is being…

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51st Circuit Court sentencings, posted Feb. 15, 2018.

February 15, 2018

51st Circuit Court sentencings, posted Feb. 15, 2018. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced recently in 51st Circuit Court: – Richard Edward Uhl, 35, of 3104 W. Tonawanda Trail, New Era, pleaded guilty Nov. 20, 2017 to first-degree criminal sexual conduct and pleaded “no contest” to extortion. Uhl was sentenced Feb. 6 to a minimum…

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Leelanau County resident announces candidacy for 101st House seat.

February 15, 2018

Leelanau County resident announces candidacy for 101st House seat. #Election2018. LEELANAU COUNTY — Democrat Kathy Wiejaczka announced today her candidacy for state representative of the 101st House District. Wiejaczka is a registered nurse and educator who lives in Empire Township. “Every day I go to work I see families worried about paying the bills for their medical care or students…

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79th District Court arraignments, posted Feb. 15, 2018.

February 15, 2018

79th District Court arraignments, posted Feb. 15, 2018. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned recently in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felony – Thomas James Burk, 45, of 220 Gibson Rd., Walhalla, was arrested Feb. 6 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) for a felony of interfering with electronic communications and a misdemeanor of…

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College to host ‘America’s Got Talent’ contestant in a free performance.

February 15, 2018

College to host ‘America’s Got Talent’ contestant in a free performance. VICTORY TOWNSHIP — The West Shore Community College Student Senate will welcome “America’s Got Talent” contestant, Chris Jones, to the college’s Center Stage Theater for a free performance on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. One of the newest and most energetic hypnosis performers, Chris Jones has been called, “the Adam Sandler…

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Marie Marfia’s Bone-ified drawings are dead on.

February 15, 2018

  Marie Marfia’s Bone-ified drawings are dead on. #MasonCountyPeople. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — South James Street is home to several unique businesses, but you may not see anything more unique than Marie Marfia’s Bone-ified Gallery at 307 S. James St. The gallery’s dominant subject are quirky skeleton paintings. “The skeletons started out as a fluke,” Marie says. “I…

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79th District Court sentencings, dismissals, posted Feb. 15, 2018.

February 15, 2018

79th District Court sentencings, dismissals. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced recently in Mason County’s 79th District Court: – Diana Marie Bennett, 59, of 505 E. Filer St., Ludington, was found guilty Feb. 9 of operating while impaired by a controlled substance and was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day…

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Warrant arrests, car/deer crashes top police activity.

February 15, 2018

Warrant arrests, car/deer crashes top police activity. #MasonCountyCrime The following is police activity in Mason County Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018: – 1:11 a.m., (Michigan State Police), car/deer crash, US 31 and Fountain Road, Sherman Township. – 5:44 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), car/deer crash, no injuries, Stiles Road south of Hansen Road, Amber Township. – 7:20 a.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash,…

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Recent deaths, posted Feb. 15, 2018. 

February 15, 2018

Recent deaths, posted Feb. 15, 2018.  #MasonCountyDeaths The following recent death has been reported to MCP: Richard Joseph Graczyk, 79, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Beads & Blooms Florist, 78 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington, MI 49431; 231-425-4133 has sponsored this posting.  Full list of 2017 deaths.  Full list of 2018 deaths.

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Letter to the Editor: Celebrating Sandcastles Children’s Museum

February 14, 2018

Letter to the Editor: Celebrating Sandcastles Children’s Museum. Dear Editor, There is a lot of excitement and anticipation at Sandcastles Children’s Museum as we ready the museum to open for our 2018 season! Although we have been closed for the last month, we have been busy building new exhibits, maintaining existing exhibits, and cleaning the museum from top to bottom.…

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Scottville woman arrested for driving while on drugs following crash.

February 14, 2018

Scottville woman arrested for driving while on drugs following crash. #MasonCountyCrime AMBER TOWNSHIP — A 53-year-old Scottville woman was arrested for operating while under the influence of drugs after crashing her vehicle on US 10 near Gordon Road Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 3:17 p.m., according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. No one was injured. Other recent Mason County Sheriff’s…

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