Deputies rescue lost hikers.

July 18, 2017

Deputies rescue lost hikers. #MasonCountyCrime GRANT TOWNSHIP — Hikers who were lost in the Nordhouse Dunes area Tuesday, July 18, at 3:30 a.m. were rescued by Mason County Sheriff’s deputies, according to Sgt. Eric Soneral of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. “Deputies were able to locate the hikers using their lights and sirens to lead them out to their vehicles,”…

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Discovering Diabetes presentation at Ludington library Wednesday.

July 18, 2017

Discovering Diabetes presentation at Ludington library Wednesday.  LUDINGTON — Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital’s Win with Wellness Fit Club is hosting a presentation on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. at the Mason County District Library, Ludington branch called, “Discovering Diabetes.” Rebecca Patterson, registered dietician, from Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital will lead the discussion on type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She will…

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Driver injured after vehicle hits tree.

July 17, 2017

Driver injured after vehicle hits tree.#MasonCountyNews By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. AMBER TWP. — A 23-year-old Scottville woman was injured after the vehicle she was driving ran off the road and struck an apple tree Monday night.  The crash occurred in the 900 block of West Hansen Road — between LaSalle and Gordon roads — about 10:45 p.m. The woman was…

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Law enforcement seeking Ford Lake area B&E suspects.

July 17, 2017

Law enforcement seeking Ford Lake area B&E suspects.  #MasonCountyNews. SHERIDAN TOWNSHIP — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police are on the scene of a breaking and entering in the area of Ford Lake. The sheriff’s office K-9 unit, Cash, is actively tracking two suspects who fled on foot. The MIchigan State Police is asking people to be on…

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Firefighters stop recently renovated house from fire destruction.

July 17, 2017

Firefighters stop recently renovated house from fire destruction. #MasonCountyNews. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. SCOTTVILLE — Firefighters from Scottville and Custer fire departments were able to quickly extinguish fire at recently renovated house at 407 S. Main St. Monday afternoon. Upon arrival of the first emergency units, flames were coming out of the southeast corner of the house. The house is owned by…

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Victim dragged by vehicle, warrant sought for suspect.

July 17, 2017

Victim dragged by vehicle, warrant sought for suspect. #MasonCountyCrime SCOTTVILLE — A warrant is being sought for a 44-year-old Branch man on charges of unarmed robbery and domestic assault after allegedly dragging a victim with his vehicle Sunday night, July 16, while fleeing the scene in the 400 block of East State Street, said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. “The…

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West Shore Bank acquires Grand Rapids/Muskegon wealth management firm.

July 17, 2017

West Shore Bank acquires Grand Rapids/Muskegon wealth management firm. LUDINGTON – West Shore Bank has acquired Grand Rapids- and Muskegon-based Ellis Capital Management. West Shore Bank has bank branches in Oceana, Mason, Manistee, and Benzie counties. The acquisition of the firm extends West Shore Bank’s wealth management services into Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon counties. “Ellis Capital Management has a longstanding…

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2nd US 10 crash victim dies

July 16, 2017

2nd US 10 crash victim dies. #MasonCountyNews. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.  PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — A second person involved in a Friday evening crash on US 10 died over the weekend. Mary Geurink, 70, of Branch died at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. Her husband, Ken Geurink, 71, died on the scene of the crash. The crash occurred…

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Weldon Creek 4-H/Shoup family, 65 years at the fair.

July 15, 2017

  The Land: Weldon Creek 4-H/Shoup, 65 years at the fair. #TheLand #WesternMichiganFair By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. For the past year, Mason County Press has presented The Land, a series that focuses on local agriculture. In the next few weeks, we will feature special editions to The Land, in preparation of the 79th Western Michigan Fair, which is scheduled for…

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Recent death, posted July 15, 2017.

July 15, 2017

#MasonCountyDeaths The following recent death has been reported to MCP: Nadine Lewis, 91, of Ludington, died on Thursday, July 13, 2017.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Ludington. See full list of 2017 deaths here.  Beads & Blooms Florist, 78 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington, MI 49431; 231-425-4133 has sponsored this posting. 

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Branch motorcyclist dies in US 10 crash.

July 14, 2017

Branch motorcyclist dies in US 10 crash.  #MasonCountyNews. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.  PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — A 71-year-old Branch man died Friday evening after the motorcycle he was driving was involved in a three vehicle crash in the 5200 block of West US 10. According to Mason County sheriff deputies on the scene, a Chevrolet Cruz, driven by a 20-year-old Bitely woman,…

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WSCC offering 2 new programs this fall.

July 14, 2017

WSCC offering 2 new programs this fall.  VICTORY TOWNSHIP — West Shore Community College will offer two new occupational programs this fall: a computer support services and medical assistant program. The computer support services (CSS) program is a two year program designed to prepare students to enter a challenging and rewarding IT career. Software, hardware, networking and web expertise is needed…

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‘High-end’ bikes, wallet stolen from campground.

July 14, 2017

‘High-end’ bikes, wallet stolen from campground. #MasonCountyCrime LUDINGTON — Four “high-end” bicycles were stolen from Cartier Park Campground, and a wallet was stolen from a vehicle at the campground, said Ludington Police Chief Mark Barnett. “On July 13, 2017, the Ludington Police Department received reports of four bicycle thefts and one larceny from a vehicle (wallet) at Cartier Park Campground…

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Flores pleads guilty in Mason County court, being extradited to Texas.

July 13, 2017

Flores pleads guilty in Mason County court, being extradited to Texas.  #MasonCountyNews. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Joseph Flores, 30, of Texas, the man who was arrested by sheriff’s deputies Monday following a two-hour stand off in a house in the 6100 block of South Brye Road in Summit Township, pleaded guilty today in 79th District Court. He was…

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Suspended license, fugitive arrests among police activity.

July 13, 2017

Suspended license, fugitive arrests among police activity. #MasonCountyCrime The following is recent police activity in Mason County: Monday, July 10, 2017: – 1 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), car/deer crash, no injuries, Decker and Morse roads, Sheridan Township. – 1:09 a.m., (Ludington Police Department), personal protection order violation, 1000 block of Jebavy Drive, City of Ludington. – 2:49 p.m., (MCSO),…

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Keep up with community events with the MCP App.

July 13, 2017

Keep up with community events with the MCP App.  Are you looking for an easy way to find out what’s going on in the area? The Mason County Press App offers a community calendar that provides a list of the latest events. “It is our goal to make this feature the most complete community calendar in Mason County,” said Rob…

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Logan Twp. man arraigned for fleeing police, carrying concealed weapon while intoxicated.

July 13, 2017

Logan Twp. man arraigned for fleeing police, carrying concealed weapon while intoxicated. #MasonCountyPress. By Alan Neushwander, Contributing Writer. The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies -Luther Nicholas Ferrell, 72, of 3534 S. Masten Rd., Logan Township, was arrested July 4 by the Scottville Police Department (SPD) on felony charges of third-degree fleeing police, operating a…

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79th District Court sentencings, dismissals, posted July 13, 2017.

July 13, 2017

79th District Court sentencings, dismissals, posted July 13, 2017. #MasonCountyCrime By Alan Neushwander, Contributing Writer. LUDINGTON — The following were recently sentenced in Mason County’s 79th District Court: -Kim Thien Luc, 27, of 4072 Primrose Pl. 24, Beavercreek, Ohio, pleaded guilty July 5 to trespassing and was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day served and…

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