Homeless man arrested on felony assault warrant.

May 18, 2020

Homeless man arrested on felony assault warrant. #MasonCountyCrime LUDINGTON — A 50-year-old homeless man was arrested Saturday, May 16, shortly after 12:30 p.m. by Ludington Police Department for a felony warrant of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder. Duane Broughton was found on a park bench, according to LPD. The charge stems from an incident…

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O’Malley requests Governor opens up Mason County.

May 18, 2020

O’Malley requests Governor opens up Mason County. State Representative Jack O’Malley has sent a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer asking her to consider opening certain businesses in Mason County. The letter follows the governor’s latest executive order allowed for the opening, in two regions, of retail businesses, office work that cannot be done remotely, and restaurants and bars with limited…

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Whitmer opens up bars, restaurants in Manistee County, but not Mason.

May 18, 2020

Whitmer opens up bars, restaurants in Manistee County, but not Mason. LANSING  — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-92, allowing for the reopening, in two regions, of retail businesses, office work that cannot be done remotely, and restaurants and bars with limited seating. The two regions are both in the northern part of the state—specifically, MERC regions 6…

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US 31 resurfacing will close highway for several weeks.

May 18, 2020

US 31 resurfacing will close highway for several weeks. Resurfacing work on US 31 between US 10 and Sugar Grove Road will begin on June 1. The $2.4 million project consists of 3.74 miles of asphalt resurfacing, drainage improvements, and pavement markings. The project will be completed in three phases. Phase 1: June 1 through June 14,  one lane of…

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Fountain named regional Athletic Director of the Year.

May 18, 2020

Fountain named regional Athletic Director of the Year. Michigan’s professional organization of school athletic directors, the Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (MIAAA), has selected Randy Fountain of Ludington Area School District as regional Athletic Director of the Year. One of only 14 administrators state wide to be honored by the MIAAA, Fountain will be presented the award locally (date to…

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Father, son arrested on stalking, attempted home invasion charges.

May 18, 2020

Father, son arrested on stalking, attempted home invasion charges. #MasonCountyCrime SCOTTVILLE — A father and son were arrested Sunday, May 17, shortly after 1 a.m. following a reported breaking and entering in progress on Taylors Court north of Broadway Avenue, said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. Kevin James Kaiser, 26, of 215 S. State St., Hart, is charged with aggravated…

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Branch man charged with rape of juvenile.

May 18, 2020

Branch man charged with rape of juvenile. #MasonCountyCrime BRANCH TOWNSHIP — Dale Allyn Lifer, 29, of 6213 E. Hansen Road was arrested Saturday, May 16, 2020 and charged with criminal sexual conduct first degree. According to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole, deputies responded to a residence in Scottville at 12:08 p.m. Saturday regarding a criminal sexual conduct (rape) complaint involving…

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Weekend police news.

May 18, 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. Police activity in Mason County over the weekend includes: Thursday, May 14, 2020: – 1:50 p.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), car/deer crash, no injury, US 10 and Tuttle Road, Custer Township. Friday, May 15, 2020: – 3:37…

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Recent births, posted May 18, 2020. 

May 18, 2020

Recent births, posted May 18, 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). Kalia Isabel Pena, the daughter of Adrianna Estrada and Isaiah Pena of Ludington, was born Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Scarlett Star Livingston, the daughter of Kayla…

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Recent deaths, posted May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020

Recent deaths, posted May 18, 2020 The following recent death has been reported to MCP: Robert David Taylor, 72, of Free Soil, died on Monday, May 18, 2020.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.OakGroveLudington.com. Lori D. Krzymicki, 66, of Ludington, died on Sunday, May 17, 2020.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.OakGroveLudington.com. This post…

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71 degrees Tuesday!

May 18, 2020

71 degrees Tuesday! Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Showers possible after midnight tonight. Low temperature of 53 degrees with wind east at 14 mph. Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Cloudy. High 71; low 50 Precipitation: 20% day; 10% evening. Wind: E 14 mph day; E 11 mph evening. Humidity: 73% day; 74% evening. Sunrise: 6:14 a.m.; sunset: 9:10 p.m. Wednesday, May…

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Fire destroys Free Soil Township barn.

May 17, 2020

Fire destroys Free Soil Township barn. #MasonCountyNews By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. FREE SOIL TOWNSHIP — Fire destroyed a barn at the Anna Hasenbank residence, 8921 N. Schoenherr Road early Sunday morning, May 17, 2020. Free Soil/Meade Fire Department and Grant Township Fire Department were initially dispatched to the farmstead at 5:59 a.m. FMFD Fire Chief Vince Williams said the barn…

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Letter to the Editor: Support for Lake Jump.

May 17, 2020

Letter to the Editor: Support for Lake Jump. Letters to the editor are opinion editorials submitted by readers. Letters to the editor are a long tradition in American journalism. The views and opinions of the writer do not necessarily reflect those of Mason County Press, its staff or its parent company. For more information, please refer to MCP’s Op/Ed policy. Dear…

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Rain continuing Monday.

May 17, 2020

Rain continuing Monday. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Cloudy and windy tonight with periods of rain. Low temperature of 51 degrees with winds east at 22 mph. Monday, May 18, 2020 Rain. High 58; low 52 Precipitation: 80% day; 50% evening. Wind: E 18 mph day; E 17 mph evening. Humidity: 92% day; 88% evening. Sunrise: 6:15 a.m.; sunset: 9:08…

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The Scoop: Pandemic tale of two cities.

May 15, 2020

The Scoop: Pandemic tale of two cities. Today on MCP’s The Scoop, Kate Krieger-Watkins holds a Zoom meeting with Scottville City Manager Courtney Magaluk and Ludington City Manager Mitch Foster to talk about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the cities and the plans to re-open services. The Scoop is a presentation of West Shore Bank.

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