First Street construction begins this today.

March 14, 2017

First Street construction begins this today.  #LudingtonNews. LUDINGTON — Construction work will take place on First Street beginning today, Tuesday, March 14 with a completion date of approximately April 15. The street will remain open, however there will be a lane shift to allow through traffic.  According to a memo from the City of Ludington, the contractor, Hallack Contracting Co.…

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Crashes continue on snowy roads.

March 14, 2017
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Crashes continue on snowy roads. #MasonCountyNews #PoliceNews The following is police activity Monday, March 13, 2017: – 5:51 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), vehicle slide-off, no damage or no injuries, US 31 near Dewey Road, Sherman Township. – 7:39 a.m., (Ludington Police Department), car/deer crash, 400 block of West Ludington Avenue, City of Ludington. – 7:46 a.m., (MCSO) two-vehicle hit-and-run…

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Overnight patients can now consult a doctor via telemedicine.

March 14, 2017
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Overnight patients can now consult a doctor via telemedicine. #SpectrumHealth. LUDINGTON — Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital is expanding use of telemedicine, in which patients interact with a physician via a mobile computer web connection, to its hospitalist program. The hospitalists, doctors who specialize in care for patients in the hospital, will begin using the new technology during the overnight hours this…

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Obituary: Kathleen Silvis, 64, Custer.

March 13, 2017

Obituary: Kathleen Silvis, 64, Custer.  #MasonCountyDeaths. Kathleen Rae Silvis, 64, of Custer passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital with her family at her side.  Kathleen was born in Ludington on May 18, 1952, the daughter of Robert and Lorna (Stewart) Matthews, and graduated from Ludington High School with the class of 1970.  On April…

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WSCC Student Named to all Michigan academic team

March 13, 2017
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WSCC Student Named to all Michigan academic team. #WestShoreCommunityCollege. VICTORY TOWNSHIP — West Shore Community College student Rayma Burgett has been named to the All Michigan Academic Team, a recognition for students engaged in the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) academic honors program. She will receive her award in Lansing on Wednesday, March 15. The Michigan Community College Association hosts the annual…

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Crashes keep police busy over weekend.

March 13, 2017
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Crashes keep police busy over weekend. #MasonCountyNews #PoliceNews The following is recent police activity: Thursday, March 9, 2017: – 2:30 a.m., (Michigan State Police), a 44-year-old Holton man was arrested for operating a vehicle while under the influence (OWI), Stiles Road and US 10-31, Amber Township. Friday, March 10, 2017: – 8:03 a.m., (Ludington Police Department), vehicle crash, no injuries,…

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Mom 2 Mom Sale scheduled for April 22.

March 13, 2017

Mom 2 Mom Sale scheduled for April 22.  #Mom2MomSale. LUDINGTON — MOPS/MOMSnext of Ludington is gearing up for the 12th Mom 2 Mom Sale to be held at Cornerstone Baptist Church , 121 Nelson Rd. from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Admission is a $2 per person donation; kids under 12 are free and strollers are welcome. This popular event…

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MCC Middle School parent/teacher conferences scheduled.

March 13, 2017
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MCC Middle School parent/teacher conferences scheduled.  #MasonCountyCentral. SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Central Middle School parent/teacher conferences will be held Thursday, March 16 for students with the last name beginning with A-L and Tuesday, March 21 for students with the last name starting with M-Z from 4 to 7 p.m. Those unable to make their scheduled night, may come to the other evening. …

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Recent births, reported March 13, 2017.

March 13, 2017
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Recent births, reported March 13, 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.  Erick Aguirre, the son of Nidia Beltran and Luis Aguirre of Hart, was born March 4, 2017. Kelby Nicole Melchert, the daughter of Ashley and Justin Melchert of Ludington, was born March…

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Recent deaths, posted March 13, 2017.

March 13, 2017

#MasonCountyDeaths The following recent deaths have been reported to MCP: Willard G. Smith, 85, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ludington. Richard “Dick” Ivan Thurow, Sr., 95, died on Friday, March 10, 2017 at his home in Scottville. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Ludington. See full…

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WSCC inducts mentor society members, cornerstone society.

March 10, 2017
Seated in front, from left: Jim Pinkerton, Tom Rasmussen, Sharon Bluhm, Gerald Svendor. In back: David Hall, Chrissie Hall, Sen. Darwin Boer, Ruth Gustafson.

WSCC inducts mentor society members, cornerstone society.  By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. VICTORY TOWNSHIP – Nine individuals were inducted into the West Shore Community College Mentors Society Friday evening in celebration of the college’s 50th anniversary. In addition, three inaugural members of the WSCC Cornerstone Society were also inducted. The Founders Day dinner is held  in early March to commemorate March 6, 1967,…

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Former Mason Co. man charged with sexual relations with minor in Wexford Co.

March 10, 2017
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Former Mason Co. man charged with sexual relations with minor in Wexford Co. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.  CADILLAC — A former Mason County man was charged with five counts of sexual misconduct with a minor today in Wexford County. Timothy Morton, of Boon, was arraigned in 84th District Court with criminal sexual conduct first degree, CSC second degree, aggravated indecent…

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The Land: Kistlercrest Farm, 5 generations of making maple syrup.

March 10, 2017
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The Land: Kistlercrest Farm, 5 generations of making maple syrup. #TheLand. The Land is a monthly series that appears on Mason County Press featuring local agriculture. If you have a suggestion for a Land story, please email [email protected] By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. SUMMIT TOWNSHIP — The roots of Kistlercrest Farms grow pretty deep and the trees grow pretty tall. The…

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Florida man arrested on gun, drug charges following hotel OD.

March 10, 2017
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Florida man arrested on gun, drug charges following hotel OD. #MasonCountyNews #PoliceNews AMBER TOWNSHIP — A 39-year-old Florida man faces nine drug and gun charges after law enforcement and emergency medical personnel responded to a drug overdose of a 35-year-old man, also from Florida, at the Holiday Inn Express at the intersection of US 10-31 and Brye Road Wednesday, March 8,…

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Obituary: Marilyn Bannon, 75, Ludington.

March 10, 2017
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Obituary: Marilyn Bannon, 75, Ludington.  #MasonCountyDeaths. Marilyn Ardeth Bannon, 75, of Ludington passed away at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas, Saturday March 4, 2017. Marilyn was born January 2, 1942 in Muskegon. Marilyn and C Dale Bannon were married June 8, 1963. Together they traveled the world. Settling in Ludington, they raised their three children: Cliff, Bill, and…

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Break-in, crashes among recent police activity.

March 9, 2017
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Break-in, crashes among recent police activity. #MasonCountyNews #PoliceNews The following is recent police activity: Tuesday, March 7, 2017: – 12:15 p.m., (Michigan State Police), a 21-year-old Ludington man was arrested for operating a vehicle without insurance and violating a restricted license following a two-vehicle crash on US 10 near the Walmart parking lot in Pere Marquette Township. No injuries were…

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Obituary: Arthur Walunas, 85, Utah, formerly of Custer.

March 9, 2017
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Obituary: Arthur Walunas, 85, Utah, formerly of Custer.  Arthur Charles Walunas, 85, of Utah, formerly of Custer, died on March 5, 2017. Art was born Nov. 14, 1931 in Ludington, the son of Art and Anna (Donnora) Walunas, and grew up in Custer. He graduated from Custer High School in 1950. He was a man of many talents. Always ready…

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WSCC Hosts 19th Annual High School Art Competition.

March 9, 2017
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WSCC Hosts 19th Annual High School Art Competition. #WestShoreCommunityCollege. VICTORY TOWNSHIP — The West Shore Community College Art Department is hosting the 19th annual Regional High School Art Competition and Exhibit in the college’s Manierre Dawson Gallery. Student artwork will be displayed through March 22, and a reception for the artists will be held on March 12, at 2:30 p.m.,…

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