Congressman Huizenga to host telephone town hall Thursday.

March 25, 2020

Congressman Huizenga to host telephone town hall Thursday. Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) will host a telephone town hall meeting at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 26. Huizenga, who represents Mason and Oceana counties, will begin the meeting with an update on the latest COVID-19 developments in Washington, D.C. He will then take questions from constituents who reside within Michigan’s Second…

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MCE, a school community delivers.

March 25, 2020

MCE, a school community delivers. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. CUSTER — Mason County Eastern’s food service has been handing out and/or delivering just over 400 meals per day to students who live in or near the school district. Each morning Food Service Director Dana Kessel, along with food service employees and volunteers prepare breakfasts and lunches for the day. Then,…

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Community Updates, posted March 25, 2020.

March 25, 2020

Community Updates, posted March 25, 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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Northwest Mich. Health Services announces service changes.

March 25, 2020

Northwest Mich. Health Services announces service changes. Northwest Michigan Health Services Tuesday announced temporary changes to its sites and services offered in response to COVID-19 recommendations. “These are unprecedented times that call for quickly responding to a changing situation,” said CEO Heidi Britton. Our goals in COVID-19 response are to minimize exposure to keep staff and patients healthy, slow the…

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Police report, March 25, 2020.

March 25, 2020

Police report, March 25, 2020. The police news is a presentation of Lenz-Balder Insurance, offering Nationwide Insurance, 201 E. Court St., Ludington, 231-845-6279, www.lenzbalderins.com. #MasonCountyCrime The following is recent police activity in Mason County: Monday, March 23, 2020: – 7:15 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), car/deer crash, no injury, US 31 and Sugar Grove Road, Sherman Township. – 1 p.m.,…

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Overcast Thursday, rain in the evening.

March 25, 2020

Overcast Thursday, rain in the evening. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Periods of rain possible tonight. Low temperature of 38 degrees. Thursday, March 26, 2020 Overcast during the day. Showers early in the evening. High 47; low 34. Precipitation: 20% day; 40% evening. Wind: N 5 mph day; NE 5 mph evening. Humidity: 85% day; 87% evening. Sunrise: 7:36 a.m.;…

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WMCMH announces temporary service changes.

March 24, 2020

WMCMH announces temporary service changes. LUDINGTON — West Michigan Community Mental Health has switched to practicing no face-to-face appointments with some exceptions. Exceptions include: Injections, certain home based services, crisis situations that cannot be resolved via phone or video conference, urgent walk-in crisis services. Non face-to-face services will include therapy sessions, case management assessments, psychiatric evaluations, among other services. All…

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Teacher Tuesday: LAC’s Mary Burden, wearing a lot of hats.

March 24, 2020

Teacher Tuesday: LAC’s Mary Burden, wearing a lot of hats. By Kate Krieger, MCP Staff Writer. Teacher Tuesday is a presentation of Metalworks. Metalworks is a small, family-run company with facilities located in Ludington and Manistee, manufacturing metal office filing systems. Be sure to show your support by liking the Metalworks Facebook page here. Mason County Press is featuring area educators each…

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Scottville PD arrests repeat offender for assaulting officer, domestic assault.

March 24, 2020

Scottville PD arrests repeat offender for assaulting officer, domestic assault. #ScottvilleCrime SCOTTVILLE — A 36-year-old Scottville man was arrested Monday, March 23, by Scottville Police Department on the charges of domestic violence and assaulting a police officer after the man began to fight with Chief Matt Murphy and Officer Katrina Skinner. According to Murphy, the two officers were attempting to…

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Absentee ballot applications being mailed for May 5 election.

March 24, 2020

Absentee ballot applications being mailed for May 5 election. The May 5 special election will go forward in Mason County, but may be limited to absentee voting, according to Mason County Clerk Cheryl Kelly.  The City of Scottville will be asking voters to amend the city charter to consolidate the two voting wards into one, converting all seven commission seats…

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Man arrested on warrant after his vehicle is rear-ended.

March 24, 2020

Man arrested on warrant after his vehicle is rear-ended. AMBER TOWNSHIP — A 31-year-old Manistee man was arrested on an outstanding bench warrant and cited for driving while license suspended after the vehicle he was driving was rear-ended on Stiles Road north of Johnson Road Monday, March 23, shortly after 4 p.m., according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. A…

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Hospital accepting medical supply donations.

March 24, 2020

Hospital accepting medical supply donations. Responding to the outpouring of community inquiries and offers of support, Spectrum Health is opening 14 drop-off donation sites for medical supplies beginning at noon on Tuesday, March 24. In Ludington, donations may be dropped off at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Family Medicine, 922 Lawndale St., Ludington. “While Spectrum Health continues to maintain a supply…

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Community Updates, posted March 24, 2020.

March 24, 2020

Community Updates, posted March 24, 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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2nd COVID-19 case reported in Newaygo County.

March 24, 2020

2nd COVID-19 case reported in Newaygo County. District Health Department #10 reports the second confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Newaygo County. “The individual is not a resident of Newaygo County or of Michigan but is currently residing and recuperating in Newaygo County,” states a press release from the health department. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has designated this…

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Obituary: June Williamson, 91, Fountain, formerly of Manistee.

March 24, 2020

Obituary: June Williamson, 91, Fountain, formerly of Manistee. June L. Williamson of Fountain, formerly of Manistee, passed away on Sunday March 22, 2020. She was 91 years young.  June Lucille Horton was born on December 2, 1928, in Hesperia to Alice Rischer Horton and Albert Horton. She graduated high school in Muskegon. She was employed at The Glenn of Michigan…

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