Castonia defeats Kirkpatrick for second district county commission seat.

August 5, 2020

Castonia defeats Kirkpatrick for second district county commission seat. #Election2020 By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Gary Castonia has won the Republican party nomination for the Mason County Commission Second District seat. Castonia, the incumbent, defeated challenger Jason Kirkpatrick 267-216 in a close race. There are no Democratic candidates. Unless there is a write-in candidate, Castonia will be unopposed in…

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Hartley defeats Lange for 3rd district county commission seat.

August 5, 2020

Hartley defeats Lange for 3rd district county commission seat. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief #Election2020 LUDINGTON — Former Mason County Undersheriff Jody Hartley has defeated incumbent Chuck Lange, 622-410, in the Republican nomination for the Mason County Commission Third District seat, which represents Hamlin and Grant townships. There were no Democrat party candidates for the seat. Unless there is a write-in…

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Election results, 23 of 25 precincts reporting

August 5, 2020

Election results, 23 of 25 precincts reporting With 23 of 25 voting precincts reporting here are the current unofficial results for contested races: Democratic Party: Representative in Congress, First District Dana Ferguson, 380 Linda O’Dell, 219 Representative in State Legislature, 101st District Beth McGill-Rizer, 1,550 Cary Urka, 537 Republican Party: Representative for State Legislature, 101st District Carolyn Cater, 699 Jack…

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5 arrested in connection to drug activity at apartment complex.

August 4, 2020

5 arrested in connection to drug activity at apartment complex. SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Police Department in conjunction with the SSCENT Team (State, Sheriffs, and Chiefs Enforcement Narcotics Team) have completed a narcotic investigation that has led to the arrest of multiple people.   This complaint originated in March at Glendale Apartments, 400 W. Third St. when emergency personnel were called…

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Teacher Tuesday: WSESD’s Shannon Miller.

August 4, 2020

Teacher Tuesday: WSESD’s Shannon Miller. Teacher Tuesday is a presentation of Shelby State Bank, www.shelbystatebank.com. By Kate Krieger, MCP Staff Writer. VICTORY TWP – When the coronavirus forced schools to turn to distance learning, the majority of schools figured out a plan for their students for the rest of the school year via the Internet. But when the program entails…

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Wednesday Match Day will help local non-profits.

August 4, 2020

Wednesday Match Day will help local non-profits. Community Foundation for Mason County is holding a Match Day on Wednesday, Aug. 5. The match pool is seeded by a $30,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Mason County and is currently at $100,000 with additional donations from local donors such as The Epworth Fund for Ludington and Wayne and Jeanie Mortensen. Match Day was…

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Warrant arrests top police activity.

August 4, 2020

Warrant arrests top police activity. #MasonCountyCrime The police news is a presentation of Lenz-Balder Insurance, offering Nationwide Insurance, 201 E. Court St., Ludington, 231-845-6279, www.lenzbalderins.com. The following is police activity in Mason County Monday, Aug. 3, 2020: 4:32 a.m.​, (Ludington Police Department), citizen assisted into residence, 200 block of West Loomis Street, City of Ludington.​ 6 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s…

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Funeral service update: Bradon Denton, 22, Hart.

August 4, 2020

Funeral service update: Bradon Denton, 22, Hart. Bradon Connor Denton, 22, of Hart, passed away Monday, July 27, 2020. A memorial service will be held Friday, August 7, 2020 at 7 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Ludington. Family will greet friends starting at 6 p.m. A celebration of Life will take place Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 4 p.m.…

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Recent births, posted Aug. 4, 2020

August 4, 2020

Recent births, posted Aug. 4, 2020 The birth announcements are a presentation of Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.  The following births have been reported: (Unless indicated otherwise, births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital). Ronin Sol Bannon, the son of Lillie Edwards and Clifford Bannon of Ludington, was born Friday, July 31, 2020. Nie Ruchit Patel, the daughter of Nilam and Ruchit…

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Criminal sexual conduct charges against former corrections deputy dropped.

August 3, 2020

Criminal sexual conduct charges against former corrections deputy dropped. LUDINGTON —  A criminal sexual conduct charge against a former Mason County Sheriff’s Office corrections deputy were dismissed today by 79th District Court Judge Peter Wadel. On March 11, Brad Jany, 28, was charged by the Mason County Prosecuting Attorney’s office on one count of CSC second degree following his arrest…

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The Scoop: Hospital TOAST virtual fund raiser.

August 3, 2020

The Scoop: Hospital TOAST virtual fund raiser. LUDINGTON — Today on a special edition of MCP’s The Scoop, Kate Krieger-Watkins speaks with Spectrum Health Kaley Peterson, director of foundation and community services at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital about this year’s major fundraiser for the hospital’s foundation. Typically the foundation hosts a summer gala. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the foundation will…

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Scottville, WSCC considering police partnership.

August 3, 2020

Scottville, WSCC considering police partnership.  SCOTTVILLE — The City of Scottville is currently in discussions with West Shore Community College to provide police services on the college’s main campus in Victory Township. During the City Commission meeting Monday, Aug. 3, Police Chief Matt Murphy told the commissioners that he has been in discussions with WSCC President Scott Ward.  In 2019…

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LPD weekend report.

August 3, 2020

LPD weekend report. #MasonCountyCrime The police news is a presentation of Lenz-Balder Insurance, offering Nationwide Insurance, 201 E. Court St., Ludington, 231-845-6279, www.lenzbalderins.com. The following is activity of the Ludington Police Department over the weekend: Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020: – 12:49 a.m.​, loud noise complaint, subjects contacted and quieted down, 1200 block of North Lakeshore Drive, City of Ludington.​ –…

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Theft investigations top police activity.

August 3, 2020

Theft investigations top police activity. #MasonCountyCrime The police news is a presentation of Lenz-Balder Insurance, offering Nationwide Insurance, 201 E. Court St., Ludington, 231-845-6279, www.lenzbalderins.com. The following is recent activity of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, July 30, 2020: – 10:12 a.m., alarm activation, Hamlin Township. – Noon, stolen kayak, 1800 block of West Hansen Road, Amber Township. The…

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CMH offering free mental health and wellness app.

August 3, 2020

CMH offering free mental health and wellness app. West Michigan Community Mental Health (WMCMH) is providing a free mental health and wellness app. Called myStrength, the free app offers access to clinically proven tools to manage stress, depression, anxiety, substance use disorders and other common behavioral health conditions along with COVID-19 resources. Users may choose to complete self-directed courses or…

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