Cooler Monday, partly cloudy.

February 28, 2021

Cooler Monday, partly cloudy. The weather is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, with offices in Scottville, Ludington, and Manistee: Mostly cloudy tonight. Sprinkles or flurries possible. Low temperature of 22 degrees with winds northwest at 14 mph. Monday, March 1, 2021 Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 25; low 14. Precipitation: 5%…

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Recent deaths, posted Feb. 28, 2021

February 28, 2021

Recent deaths, posted Feb. 28, 2021 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: Patricia Hanson, 81, of Fountain, died on Friday, February 26, 2021. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.oakgroveludington.com. Listing of 2021 deaths. Listing of…

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Recent births, posted Feb. 27, 2021.

February 27, 2021

Recent births, posted Feb. 27, 2021. The following births have been reported: Maggie Mae O’Brien, the daughter of Jessica and Michael O’Brien of Branch, was born on Thursday, February 18, 2021. Narella Ivy Fisher, the daughter of Haley Rasmussen and Harley Fisher of Ludington, was born Friday, February 19, 2021. Kora June Simmons, the daughter of Paige Perysian and Kelly Simmons of Ludington,…

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Obituary: Fern Hilton, 70. of Pentwater.

February 27, 2021

Obituary: Fern Hilton, 70. of Pentwater. Fern Annette Hilton, 70, of Pentwater, passed away Friday, February 26, 2021, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 21, 1950, in Cleveland, Ohio. She was the daughter of Norman and Lilyan (Duerinck) Johnson. She was a graduate from Lisle High School (Illinois) in 1968.  On April 24, 1976, Fern…

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Around the County: MCE students honored as lifesavers.

February 26, 2021

Around the County: MCE students honored as lifesavers. Around the County is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union, located locally at 266 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. CUSTER — On Feb. 16, a 72-year-old Scottville woman was walking along East State Street (US 10) near High Street in Scottville, not far from her home. The road narrows…

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Oriole News: Over in the Forest preschool book walk.

February 26, 2021

Oriole News: Over in the Forest preschool book walk. Oriole News is a presentation of Ludington Area School District in partnership with Mason County Press.  LUDINGTON — Pere Marquette Early Childhood Center hosted a book walk Thursday evening in the Ludington Schools Forest. The self guided tour for students and their families featured the book “Over in the Forest”.  Watch…

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Family with Ludington ties to hold fundraiser for daughter diagnosed with rare disorder. 

February 26, 2021

Family with Ludington ties to hold fundraiser for daughter diagnosed with rare disorder.  By Kate Krieger, MCP Staff Writer ANN ARBOR – Any parent would say when they have a baby, all they hope for is that the baby is born healthy and happy. When a child is born with noticeable delays, it can be a parent’s nightmare, but when…

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Ludington man charged with aggravated stalking.

February 26, 2021

Ludington man charged with aggravated stalking. LUDINGTON — Stephen Allan Lange of Ludington was arraigned on felony charges of aggravated stalking following his arrest on Wednesday, Feb. 24, by Ludington Police Department. According to a press release from Ludington Police Department, Lange had approached the 46-year-old female victim inside Walmart on Wednesday. He then allegedly followed her as she drove…

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Homeless man charged with armed robbery of downtown Ludington business.

February 26, 2021

Homeless man charged with armed robbery of downtown Ludington business. LUDINGTON – Wesley Donald Hackert, 35, homeless, has been arraigned in 79th District Court on charges of armed robbery. Hackert was arrested Feb. 19 by Ludington Police Department following an incident at AGS Vape Shop, 117 E. Ludington Ave. Hackert was confronted by a store employee at the register after…

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79th District Court sentencings, posted Feb. 26, 2020.

February 26, 2021

79th District Court sentencings, posted Feb. 26, 2020. By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer. LUDINGTON — The following were recently sentenced in Mason County’s 79th District Court: -Jacob Matthew Howe, 28, of 400 W. Third St., Apt. 409, Scottville, pleaded guilty Feb. 23 to third degree retail fraud and was sentenced to seven days in jail with credit for seven days…

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Recent arraignments include felony home invasion charges.

February 26, 2021

Recent arraignments include felony home invasion charges. By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer. The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies -Richard Massey Thomas, 34, of 410 Washington Ave., Apt. 1, Ludington, was arrested Feb. 18 by LPD on a felony charge of first degree home invasion. Probable cause hearing: March 3 at 2:45 p.m. Bail: $50,000…

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Catalytic converters cut off company vehicle during theft.

February 26, 2021

Catalytic converters cut off company vehicle during theft. The police news is a presentation of Lenz-Balder Insurance, offering Nationwide Insurance, 201 E. Court St., Ludington, 231-845-6279, www.lenzbalderins.com. FREE SOIL TOWNSHIP — A thief or thieves cut catalytic converters off a company vehicle located at a business in the 8700 block of North US 31, said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. The larceny was…

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The Scoop: Great Lakes Castings partners with Meijer.

February 25, 2021

The Scoop: Great Lakes Castings partners with Meijer. The Scoop is a presentation of West Shore Bank and Betten Baker Ford of Ludington. LUDINGTON — Today on The Scoop, Kate Krieger-Watkins speaks with Ray Burnes, director of sales and marketing for Great Lakes Castings about hand weights that the Ludington-based foundry is now making for Meijer. The product, along with…

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$69 in gas stolen.

February 25, 2021

$69 in gas stolen. The police news is a presentation of Lenz-Balder Insurance, offering Nationwide Insurance, 201 E. Court St., Ludington, 231- 845-6279, www.lenzbalderins.com. PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — A thief or thieves stole $69 in fuel during a gas drive-off Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Murphy USA gas station on West US 10, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. Deputies also responded…

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Recent deaths, posted Feb. 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

Recent deaths, posted Feb. 25, 2021 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: Marilyn L. Schulz, 61, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.oakgroveludington.com. Barbara L. Bailey, 79, of…

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