Reader: Historical society millage request wrong direction for history, culture and arts.

April 17, 2017

Reader: Historical society millage request wrong direction for history, culture and arts. Letter to the Editor by David Petersen, Amber Township. The issue of public funding for the activities of the Mason County Historical Society have come up once again. The Society had a millage passed in the early days of the development of White Pine Village that was not…

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Ludington internal medicine practice joins Spectrum Health.

April 17, 2017
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Ludington internal medicine practice joins Spectrum Health. LUDINGTON  –Ludington internal medicine physicians Ralph Avedisian and Zane Knoer have integrated their Ludington-based practice with Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital and the Spectrum Health Medical Group. Another key member of the practice is nurse practitioner Christina Simone. The office is now known as Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Internal Medicine – Ludington. The change…

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Attempted lighthouse break-in; tree falls on car.

April 17, 2017
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Attempted lighthouse break-in; tree falls on car. #MasonCountyNews #PoliceNews HAMLIN TOWNSHIP — An intruder attempted to break into the Big Sable Point Lighthouse at the Ludington State Park Saturday afternoon, April 15, and in a separate incident, a tree fell on a 74-year-old man’s car Saturday, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. The attempted break-in was reported at 2:59…

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Coast Guard assists boater to shore after boat takes on water.

April 17, 2017
Coast Guard assists boater to shore after boat takes on water.

Coast Guard assists boater to shore after boat takes on water. HAMLIN TOWNSHIP — A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Ludington assisted an operator off of his vessel that he grounded off Big Sable Point Saturday, according to a press release from the Coast Guard. The operator was on his way from Pentwater to Traverse City, aboard a 76-foot pleasure…

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Large to become foundation director.

April 17, 2017
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Large to become foundation director.  LUDINGTON — The Community Foundation for Mason County recently announced that it has hired Andrea Large as its new executive director. Large has been the superintendent of Ludington Area Schools for the past three years and will be retiring from that position effective June 30. Large will replace Jeanne Oakes, who has served as the…

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Fountain heritage day. America at its best.

April 15, 2017
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Fountain heritage day. America at its best.  By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. FOUNTAIN — Earlier today I attended Fountain Heritage Day in the Village of Fountain. The highlight of the event was the dedication of the very impressive sculpture in Fountain’s new Heritage Park. The sculpture, created by Rubin Llano of Oceana County’s Claybanks Township (west of New Era), depicts two massive…

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Sheriff: Man with self inflicted knife wound seriously injured.

April 15, 2017
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Sheriff: Man with self inflicted knife wound seriously injured.  Editor’s Note: MCP typically does not report on suicides and suicide attempts, unless the event occurred in a public place or on private property when others were put in immediate danger.  #MasonCountyNews. HAMLIN TOWNSHIP — A 72-year-old Traverse City area man was seriously injured Saturday morning after the man apparently stabbed himself…

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Ludington trucker who rear-ended family will lose driver’s license.

April 14, 2017
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Ludington trucker who rear-ended family will lose driver’s license. By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. #OceanaCountyNews #CourtNews HART — The 26-year-old Ludington trucker who rear-ended a family of five and another motorist, nearly killing a 4-year-old boy July 5 on southbound US 31 near the New Era exit, will not have a driver’s license or a commercial driver’s license (CDL) for at…

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Ludington native hired as new airport manager.

April 14, 2017

Ludington native hired as new airport manager. #MasonCountyNews. PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — John O’Connor has been hired as the new manager of the Mason County Airport. O’Connor will take over operations on May 1, replacing long time manager Dave Johnson who is retiring. As a Ludington native and Ludington High School alumni, John O’Connor began his aviation career at Mason…

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Arraignments include 4 charged with operating meth lab.

April 14, 2017
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Arraignments include 4 charged with operating meth lab. #MasonCountyCourtNews. By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer. The following were recently arraigned in 79th District Court: Felonies James Alexander Kelsey, 36, of 7077 E. US 10, Branch Township, was arrested Apr. 6 by the State, Sheriffs, Chiefs Enforcement Narcotics Team (SSCENT) on felony charges of delivering a controlled substance, operating/maintaining a meth lab,…

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79th District Court sentencings and dismissals

April 14, 2017
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79th District Court sentencings and dismissals #MasonCountyCourtNews. By Alan Neushwander, contributing writer. LUDINGTON — The following were recently sentenced in 79th District Court at the Mason County Courthouse: Tia Marie Wells, 36, of 501 Adams St., Ludington, pleaded guilty Mar. 22 to operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) and was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one…

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Recent births, reported April 14, 2017.

April 14, 2017
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Recent births, reported April 14, 2017.  #MasonCountyBirths Recent births are brought to you by Shelby Gem Factory. See more information below.  Births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, unless indicated otherwise.    Jesus Eugene Haynes, the son of Sylvia Rodriguez and Jonathan Haynes of Ludington, was born April 1, 2017. Forest Troy Lemire, the son of Aleshia Moore and Wesley…

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SSCENT conducts search warrant.

April 14, 2017
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SSCENT conducts search warrant. #MasonCountyNews #PoliceNews LUDINGTON — State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) detectives executed a search warrant for drugs in the 500 block of Fifth Street Thursday, April 13, according to Det./Lt. Andrew Ambrose. “SSCENT detectives, with the assistance of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office Canine Unit, initiated an investigation earlier in the evening that led…

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Lake Jump raises over $22,400 for Sports Hall of Fame.

April 13, 2017
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Lake Jump raises over $22,400 for Sports Hall of Fame. #LakeJump #MasonCountySports LUDINGTON — This year’s Ludington Lake Jump, held last Saturday, raised $22,433.29 for the Mason County Sports Hall of Fame. Funds will be used for the proposed Sports Center to be located on the southwest corner of Ludington Avenue and Harrison Street. Over the past 18 years over…

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$88 in fuel stolen during gas drive-off.

April 13, 2017
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$88 in fuel stolen during gas drive-off. #MasonCountyNews #PoliceNews CUSTER TOWNSHIP — A thief or thieves made away with $88.17 in fuel during a gas drive-off Wednesday, April 12, at 9:47 a.m. at the Scottville EZ Mart in the 400 block of East US 10, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. Other Mason County Sheriff’s Office activity Wednesday, April…

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Fire destroys garage, damages house in Victory Twp.

April 12, 2017
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Fire destroys garage, damages house in Victory Twp. #MasonCountyNews. By Rob Alway and Dan Vargas VICTORY TOWNSHIP — Multiple fire departments fought a house fire in the 400 block of West Dewey Road Wednesday afternoon. Scottville and Fountain fire departments were initially dispatched to the Herb and Beth Stenzel home about 1 p.m. According to witnesses, a brush fire apparently lost…

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Local author debuts with Easter-themed children’s book.

April 12, 2017
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Local author debuts with Easter-themed children’s book.  By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Penny Quillan, along with her mother, Marian Riffle, has been writing faith based puppet shows at their church, United Methodist Church of Ludington, for the past 10 years. Penny has now turned her writing skills into a book and has published a children’s book titled “Rabbit Knight…

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‘Unwanted person’ arrested on outstanding warrants.

April 12, 2017
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‘Unwanted person’ arrested on outstanding warrants. #MasonCountyNews #PoliceNews CUSTER TOWNSHIP — A 51-year-old Scottville man was arrested by Mason County sheriff’s deputies Tuesday, April 11, at 1:45 p.m. on two outstanding failure to appear warrants issued in Mason County following a call of an “unwanted person” in the 2200 block of South Scottville Road, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim…

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