Hospital employees donate over $31,000 to help buy patient care items.

May 18, 2018

Hospital employees donate over $31,000 to help buy patient care items. LUDINGTON — Employees of Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital gave over $31,500 during the hospital’s recent annual Spirit Week fundraising campaign, and over the past 12 years have given over $500,000. The vast majority of the funds go toward patient care items at the Ludington Hospital, an aspect employees cite…

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79th District Court arraignments, posted May 18, 2018.

May 18, 2018

79th District Court arraignments, posted May 18, 2018. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned recently in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies – Earl Walter-Brandon Curtice, 20, of 3095 W. Stag Rd., Baldwin, was arrested by the Ludington Police Department (LPD) for a felony of assault with a dangerous weapon. Preliminary exam: May 30 at…

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Recent births, reported May 18, 2018.

May 18, 2018

Recent births, reported May 18, 2018. #MasonCountyBirths Births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, unless indicated otherwise.  Carter Jean Personnette, the daughter of Shelby and Ase Personette of Ludington, was born on May 7, 2018 at Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital. Maternal grandparents are Tim and Sherri Oleniczak; paternal grandparents are Tina and Martin Personnette. Jaxson Roy Stakenas, the son of Stephanie…

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Mason Co. organizations receive over $11k in grants from Great Lakes Energy.

May 18, 2018

Mason Co. organizations receive over $11k in grants from Great Lakes Energy. Five Mason County non-profit organizations received a total of $11,805 recently from the Great Lakes Energy People Fund. The People Fund Board of Directors awarded over $28,740 in grants this spring to the following non-profit organizations in central Michigan. Organizations included: Western Michigan Fair Association, Scottville: $750 to help…

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Sheriff’s office arrests 2, seeks warrant, in separate incidences Thursday. 

May 18, 2018

Sheriff’s office arrests 2, seeks warrant, in separate incidences Thursday.  The following was the activity of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office for Thursday, May 17, 2018: 2:19 p.m., a warrant from the Mason County Prosecutor’s Office has been requested for a 25-year-old Hart man on the charge of driving a vehicle while license suspended, second offense, US 10 and Pere…

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Health Dept., CMH to hold open house. 

May 18, 2018

Health Dept., CMH to hold open house.  LUDINGTON — District Health Department No. 10 and West Michigan Community Mental Health will hold an open house at 916 E. Diana St., on Tuesday, May 22 from 3 to 6 p.m. Free hot dogs will be given away, along with raffle prizes and games.

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Speaker to share message of healing, hope.

May 17, 2018

Speaker to share message of healing, hope. #WalkAMileInMyShoes #WestMichiganCommunityMentalHealth By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON — Barbara Kompik, who has struggled with mental illness, will share her powerful message during the West Michigan Community Mental Health (CMH) Second Annual Walk A Mile In My Shoes rally Wednesday, May 23. The event is intended to raise behavioral health awareness. Those whose lives…

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Obituary: Mary Horan, 76, Fountain.

May 17, 2018

Obituary: Mary Horan, 76, Fountain. Mary L. Horan, 76, of Fountain passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents Vittorio and Rose Cerchiori, her husband Daniel Horan, and her brother Bill Cerchiori. Mary will be sadly missed by her children, Geno and Annette Palmer, Clint and Karla Palmer, Vicki and Phil Lloyd, Shane…

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Recent deaths, posted May 17, 2018. 

May 17, 2018

Recent deaths, posted May 17, 2018.  #MasonCountyDeaths The following recent death has been reported to MCP: Paul Carrol Rathburn, 78, of Ludington, died on  Tuesday, May 15, 2018.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Ludington Beads & Blooms Florist, 78 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington, MI 49431; 231-425-4133 has sponsored this posting.    Full list of 2018…

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Fraud, crashes top police activity.

May 17, 2018

Fraud, crashes top police activity. #MasonCountyCrime The following is recent police activity in Mason County: Monday, May 14, 2018: – 5:50 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), car/deer crash, no injury, Custer and Johnson roads, Custer Township. – 2:21 p.m., (MCSO), two-vehicle crash, no injury, US 10 and Nelson Road, Pere Marquette Township. – 4:54 p.m., (MCSO), gas drive-off, $40.21 in…

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Custer Township moving to its own office space.

May 16, 2018

Custer Township moving to its own office space. #MasonCountyNews By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. CUSTER TOWNSHIP — Custer Township will soon have its own township offices, for the first time in recent history. For several years the township has been renting space from the Village of Custer at its municipal building, 3673 E. US 10. The building also houses the Custer…

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Visiting the library.

May 16, 2018

Visiting the library. SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Eastern kindergarten students visited the Scottville branch of the Mason County District Library Wednesday, May 16. The students in teacher Andrea Herrema’s class learned about checking out books and got to hear a story.

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Enjoying the dandelions.

May 16, 2018

Enjoying the dandelions. SCOTTVILLE — Lori Schneider of Mason County Central Upper Elementary submitted this photo of some third graders enjoying the dandelions on the school lawn during recess today, May 16, 2018. From left are: Brooklyn Lederer, Savannah Ortiz, Bethany Beemer, and Cassidy Parisza.

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Win cash prizes during Memorial Weekend fishing derby.

May 16, 2018

Win cash prizes during Memorial Weekend fishing derby. #PentwaterSportfishingAssociation PENTWATER — The Pentwater Sportfishing Association is hosting the 34th Annual Memorial Weekend Fishing Derby, May 26 through May 28. This event is the largest amateur fishing derby in this area, with prizes totaling over $5,000 for the winners. Registration starts at 4 p.m. Friday, May 25, at the Pentwater Village…

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MCE jr. high equestrian team wins championship. 

May 15, 2018

MCE jr. high equestrian team wins championship.  Submitted by Coach Sheri Howe, Mason County Eastern. LUDINGTON — The Mason County Eastern Jr. High equestrian team won the District 9 championship held last weekend with 264 total points. The team competed against five other schools in the class C division. Team members include Hillary Howe, Payton Haynes, Kiana Blais, and Shayla…

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