Obituary: John Riedl, 83, Ludington.

September 13, 2018

Obituary: John Riedl, 83, Ludington. John B. Riedl, 83, of Ludington, died Thursday, September 13, 2018, at MediLodge of Ludington. John Baptist Riedl III was born March 3, 1935 in Chicago, Ill., the son of John B. and Ilona (Schmidt) Riedl II. He moved to Ludington with his parents in 1945. He grew up and went to school in Ludington,…

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Obituary: Russell ‘Butch’ Taylor, 62, Scottville.

September 13, 2018

Obituary: Russell ‘Butch’ Taylor, 62, Scottville. Russell “Butch” Hugh Taylor, 62, lost his courageous battle to cancer, Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at his home with his family by his side. Butch bravely fought cancer for over two years, remaining strong until the very end. Butch was born December 1, 1955 in Ludington to Marvin and Patricia (Cabana) Taylor. He graduated…

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Vandals damage lawn, mailbox.

September 13, 2018

Vandals damage lawn, mailbox. #MasonCountyCrime The following is recent activity of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office: Monday, Sept. 10, 2018: – 6:36 a.m., ​car/deer crash, no injury, Custer and Cable roads, Custer Township. – 9:28 a.m., larceny of prescription medication, 300 block of South Walhalla Road, Branch Township. – 6:10 p.m., damaged property – lawn and wellhead, 4800 block of…

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79th District Court sentencings, posted Sept. 13, 2018.

September 13, 2018

79th District Court sentencings, posted Sept. 13, 2018. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced recently in Mason County’s 79th District Court: – Cheyenne Marie Woodring, 22, of 8342 Featherhallow, Fenton, was found guilty Aug. 28 of operating a vehicle while impaired and was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day served;…

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Saturday, Sept. 15.

September 13, 2018

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Saturday, Sept. 15. LUDINGTON — The Alzheimer’s Association will hold its annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Waterfront Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m. followed by a ceremony at 10:15 a.m. and the walk at 10:30 a.m. Participants will complete a two mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy…

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Recent deaths, posted Sept. 13, 2018.

September 13, 2018

Recent deaths, posted Sept. 13, 2018. #MasonCountyDeaths The following recent deaths have been reported to MCP: John B. Riedl, 83, of Ludington, died Thursday, September 13, 2018. Russell “Butch” Hugh Taylor, 62, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Gary Lee Gould, 72, of Ludington, died on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Joan A. Schihl, 90, of Ludington, died on…

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Scottville Clown Band releases newest album.

September 12, 2018

Scottville Clown Band releases newest album. SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Clown Band has released its 11th recording. “The Clowns of Summer” features a variety of songs that have not been released in previous albums, along with some fan favorites, such as “When the Saints Go Marching In” and “Minnie the Moocher.” The album is currently available in CD, but a…

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Woods to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

September 12, 2018

Woods to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary CUSTER TOWNSHIP — Ron and Neva (Eikenberry) Wood were married September 21, 1968 at the Sugar Ridge Church of the Brethren and will celebrate their 50th anniversary at the church, 2012 E. Wilson Rd., on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 1 to 5 p.m. The Woods have five children: Dave and Kerri Wood, Jamie and…

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West Shore Bank donates over $13k to local school music programs.

September 12, 2018

West Shore Bank donates over $13k to local school music programs. LUDINGTON — West Shore Bank recently donated $13,295 to Mason County music education programs. The money was raised by food vendor fees and merchandise sales during the bank’s popular Rhythm & Dunes free concert series in July and August at Waterfront Park. Music directors from Mason County Central, Ludington…

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Recent arraignments include drug charges against Hamlin woman.

September 12, 2018

Recent arraignments include drug charges against Hamlin woman. 79th District Court arraignments. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned recently in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies – Heather Elizabeth Sobers, 23, of 4716 N. Beaune Rd., Hamlin Township, was arrested by the State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) for a felony of delivery/manufacture…

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Accused drug dealer faces felony child abuse charges.

September 12, 2018

Accused drug dealer faces felony child abuse charges. #MasonCountyCrime. LUDINGTON — A 46-year-old Muskegon man arrested recently on drug dealing charges now also faces felony child abuse charges. David Ramone Wilson, of 519 McLaughlin Ave., has been arraigned in 79th District Court on felony charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm, felonious assault, second-degree child abuse, and…

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Rep. VanderWall announces September coffee hours.  

September 11, 2018

Rep. VanderWall announces September coffee hours.   State Rep. Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington) will hold the following coffee hours this month: Monday, Sept. 17, 9 to 10 a.m., Leelanau County Board of Commissioners Room, 8527 E. Government Center Drive in Suttons Bay Wednesday, Sept. 19, 9 to 10 a.m., Manistee County Board of Commissioners Room, 415 Third St. in Manistee Monday, Sept. 24, 8 to 9…

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Win With Wellness Fit Club begins Wednesday.

September 11, 2018

Win With Wellness Fit Club begins Wednesday. LUDINGTON — The Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Win With Wellness Fit Club kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 at the Mason County District Library in Scottville with a session from 4 to 5 p.m. and on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at the Mason County District Library in Ludington from 4 to 5 p.m. Elementary school-aged children can learn about…

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Man faces jail for heroin possession.

September 11, 2018

Man faces jail for heroin possession. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON — A Sidney, Michigan man faces jail time after pleading guilty to heroin possession less than 25 grams and third-offense habitual offender during a final conference hearing Tuesday, Sept. 11, in 51st Circuit Court. Christopher Douglas Gachter was arrested by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office on US 31…

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Rep. VanderWall announces September coffee hours.

September 11, 2018

Rep. VanderWall announces September coffee hours.   State Rep. Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington) will hold the following coffee hours this month: Monday, Sept. 17, 9 to 10 a.m., Leelanau County Board of Commissioners Room, 8527 E. Government Center Drive in Suttons Bay Wednesday, Sept. 19, 9 to 10 a.m., Manistee County Board of Commissioners Room, 415 Third St. in Manistee Monday, Sept. 24, 8 to 9…

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