Third-offense drunk driving, destroying police property top arraignments.

January 3, 2018

Third-offense drunk driving, destroying police property top arraignments. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. LUDINGTON — The following proceedings recently occurred in 79th District Court: Arraignments Felony – Jennifer Lynn Nickleson, 29, of 210 E. Second St., Scoville, was arrested Dec. 31 by the Hart post of the Michigan State Police on felony charges of third-offense operating while intoxicated, resisting and…

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Closings and cancellations, Jan. 3, 2018.

January 3, 2018

Closings and cancellations, Jan. 3, 2018. G.E.M.S. at Mason County Reformed Church, cancelled.

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Disturbances top LPD activity.

January 3, 2018

Disturbances top LPD activity. #MasonCountyCrime The following is recent activity of the Ludington Police Department: Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018: – 10:51 a.m., larceny, 1000 block of East Tinkham Avenue, City of Ludington. Monday, Jan. 1, 2018: – 12:56 a.m., disorderly, 200 block of East Ludington Avenue, City of Ludington. – 2:28 a.m., disturbance, 200 block of East Ludington Avenue, City…

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Obituary: Richard Courtland, 61, Ludington.

January 2, 2018

Obituary: Richard Courtland, 61, Ludington. Richard Elmer Courtland, 61, of Ludington, passed away on January 1, 2018. Richard was born on October 31, 1956 in Kalamazoo, the son of Elmer and Lillian (Ferris) Courtland.  He graduated from Mason County Central High School in 1975 then finished two years of Automotive Tech at West Shore Community College.  Richard married Deb Clark…

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Hart man faces jail for pole barn break-in.

January 2, 2018

Hart man faces jail for pole barn break-in. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. LUDINGTON — A 46-year-old Hart man faces serving nine months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term after pleading guilty Tuesday, Jan. 2, in 51st Circuit Court to breaking and entering with intent. Roy James Alltop, of 3745 132nd Ave., is charged with the same offense…

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Man faces prison for breaking into home with crow bar.

January 2, 2018

Man faces prison for breaking into home with crow bar. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. LUDINGTON — A 55-year-old Ludington man faces serving 12 1/2 to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday, Jan. 2, to first-degree home invasion, possession of burglary tools and fourth-offense habitual offender in 51st Circuit Court. Tyrone Gardner, of 502 Third St., Apt. B,…

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Repeat offender faces prison for stealing beer from Wesco.

January 2, 2018

Repeat offender faces prison for stealing beer from Wesco. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. LUDINGTON — A 33-year-old Hamlin Township man faces serving one and a half to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday, Jan. 2, in 51st Circuit Court to larceny in a building and fourth-offense habitual offender. Daniel John Horowski, of 3028 Piney Ridge Rd., testified…

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Defendant tells judge getting busted for meth saved his life.

January 2, 2018

Defendant tells judge getting busted for meth saved his life. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. LUDINGTON — A 34-year-old Ludington man was sentenced to six to 40 years in prison for his role in a meth lab operation Tuesday, Jan. 2, in 51st Circuit Court. “Catching this case saved my life,” said Bryan Jacob Carroll, of 506 Melendy St. “I…

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New Year’s baby delivered at Spectrum.

January 2, 2018

New Year’s baby delivered at Spectrum. #MasonCountyNews LUDINGTON — Charlotte Grace (Adams) Miller is the first baby born at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital in 2018, becoming Mason County’s New Year baby on January 1, just a couple of hours into the new year. Parents Stephanie Adams and Spencer Miller of Pentwater welcomed Charlotte Grace at 2:15 a.m. Charlotte weighed 8…

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Mason County celebrated New Year’s Eve safely this year.

January 2, 2018
Mason County celebrated New Year’s Eve safely this year.

Mason County celebrated New Year’s Eve safely this year.  LUDINGTON — The 2017 Drive Safe, Drive Sober campaign transported 1,257 people to and from their destinations on New Year’s Eve, according to Ludington Police Chief Mark Barnett. “This New Year’s Eve celebration was a safe and enjoyable one,” Barnett said. “This success was due to the combined efforts of Abrahamson’s…

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Slick roads cause many crashes over the weekend.

January 2, 2018

Slick roads cause many crashes over the weekend. #MasonCountyCrime The following is police activity in Mason County over the weekend: Friday, Dec. 29, 2017: 8:20 a.m., (Michigan State Police), two-vehicle crash, no injuries, US 10-31, Amber Township. 10:22 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), one-vehicle crash, no injuries, Walhalla and Hawley roads, Logan Township. 10:43 a.m., (MCSO), two-vehicle crash, no injuries,…

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Recent births, reported Jan. 2, 2018.

January 2, 2018

Recent births, reported Jan. 2, 2018. #MasonCountyBirths Births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, unless indicated otherwise.  Ava Rose Erndteman, the daughter of Amber and Kevin Erndteman, was born December 28, 2017. Hazel Mae Chandler, the daughter of Lynsey and Adam Chandler of Hart, was born December 30, 2017. Charlotte Grace (Adams) Miller, the daughter of Stephanie Adams and Spencer Miller of Pentwater,…

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Recent deaths, posted Jan. 2, 2018. 

January 2, 2018

Recent deaths, posted Jan. 2, 2018.  #MasonCountyDeaths The following recent death has been reported to MCP: Dolores Irene Pahoski, 89, of Scottville, died Thursday, December 28, 2017. Karen Cloutier, 79, of Lebanon, Mich. and formerly of Ludington, died December 29, 2017. Richard Elmer Courtland, 61, of Ludington, died January 1, 2018.   Beads & Blooms Florist, 78 N. Jebavy Dr.,…

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Fire damages Foster St. house.

December 30, 2017

Fire damages Foster St. house. #MasonCountyPress. LUDINGTON — Ludington Fire Department was called to a house fire at 308 E. Foster St. about 7 p.m. tonight, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. According to Ludington Fire Chief Jerry Funk, firefighters were able to knock down the fire fairly quickly after arriving. Nobody was home, Funk said. Much of the fire damage appeared…

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Criminal sexual conduct tops recent arraignments.

December 28, 2017

Criminal sexual conduct tops recent arraignments. #MasonCountyCrime. By Alan Neushwander, Contributing Writer. LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies -Russell James Simpson, 54, of 413 E. Dowland St., Ludington, was arrested December 21 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) on a felony charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Preliminary hearing: January 10 at…

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