Internet connectivity survey continuing, early results show lack of access in parts of county.

February 23, 2021

Internet connectivity survey continuing, early results show lack of access in parts of county. Early results of a survey being conducted by Connecting Mason County are showing that about 12% of respondents do not currently have access to the internet. The survey has found that the biggest barrier is not having a local provider, followed by cost. Of survey respondents…

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College to host vaccine panel discussion.

February 23, 2021

College to host vaccine panel discussion. VICTORY TOWNSHIP – West Shore Community College is hosting a virtual panel discussion with expert voices on COVID-19 vaccines in our community on Wednesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. Panelists are Dr. Paul Bilinski, professor of biology, Jessica Houser, professor of psychology, Dr. Jennifer Morse, medical director at District Health Department #10, and Greg Stewart,…

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Spectrum Health community update, Feb. 23, 2021.

February 23, 2021

Spectrum Health community update, Feb. 23, 2021. LUDINGTON — Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital provides community updates regarding activities and current information. Some content will be related to the COVID-19 pandemic as new information becomes available or changes occur. Other content will be general information related to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. For the latest COVID-19 information, visit www.spectrumhealth.org/covid. For COVID-19 vaccine…

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Several non-injury crashes on snowy, icy roads.

February 23, 2021

Several non-injury crashes on snowy, icy roads. The police news is a presentation of Lenz-Balder Insurance, offering Nationwide Insurance, 201 E. Court St., Ludington, 231-845-6279, www.lenzbalderins.com. MASON COUNTY — Mason County sheriff’s deputies responded to several crashes on snowy, icy roads Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 22 and 23, but no injuries were reported, according to Mason County Undersheriff Derrek Wilson. …

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Obituary: Edward ‘Eddie’ James, 73, of Ludington.

February 23, 2021

Obituary: Edward ‘Eddie’ James, 73, of Ludington. Edward “Eddie” L. James, 73, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at his home in Ludington. Edward was born in Ludington on March 1, 1947, the son of Edward and Doris James. Edward graduated from Ludington High School with the class of 1967.  On June 3 of that year, he married Sandra…

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Recent deaths, posted Feb. 23, 2021

February 23, 2021

Recent deaths, posted Feb. 23, 2021 This post is a presentation of Beads & Blooms Florist, 78 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington, MI 49431; 231-425-4133. The following recent death information has been reported to MCP: Cora deVries, 89, of Fountain, died on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Grancare AFC in Custer.  Funeral arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services in Scottville.…

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View MCC girls basketball tonight on MCP Facebook.

February 23, 2021

View MCC girls basketball tonight on MCP Facebook. SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Press will be live streaming Mason County Central Girls Basketball against North Muskegon tonight on its Facebook page. The junior varsity game begins at 6 p.m. followed by the varsity game. The live stream event is a presentation of Mason County Central School District, Smith & Eddy Insurance,…

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Rain and snow likely overnight, Wednesday morning.

February 23, 2021

Rain and snow likely overnight, Wednesday morning. The weather is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, with offices in Scottville, Ludington, and Manistee: Rain and snow this evening will become intermittent overnight. Low temperature of 33 degrees. Winds south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation, 80%. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 Cloudy with rain and snow showers in…

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Tour boat operator asking for dock space in a city-owned marina. 

February 22, 2021

Tour boat operator asking for dock space in a city-owned marina.  LUDINGTON — The City Council will receive an update on a request by a Ludington leisure and tour boat owner who is asking the city allow him to rent dock space for his boat at a city marina. Al Laaksonen owns the Princess of Ludington which began operation in…

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Obituary: James Allison, 85, of Custer.

February 22, 2021

Obituary: James Allison, 85, of Custer. James (Jim) Edward Allison, lifelong resident of Custer Township, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 19, 2021 with his family by his side, at the age of 85. Jim was born at home south of Custer to Orla and Arlie (Sanders) Allison during the memorable winter storms of 1936. While growing up on the…

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Operating with a high BAC, meth possession arrests among weekend police activity.

February 22, 2021

Operating with a high BAC, meth possession arrests among weekend police activity. 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 Mason County Sheriff’s Office activity over the weekend: Friday, Feb. 19, 2021: 2:23 a.m., a 33-year-old Ludington woman was cited for driving while license suspended (DWLS)…

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Obituary: Maria Dickson, 75, of Ludington.

February 22, 2021

Obituary: Maria Dickson, 75, of Ludington. Maria Amelia Dickson, 75, of Ludington, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021, at Mercy Health Mercy Campus in Muskegon.  She was born October 7, 1945, in Ludington, the daughter of Benito and Enedina (Guerrero) Hernandez Sr. Maria worked at Memorial Medical Center in Ludington as an admissions clerk for over 10 years.  She also…

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View MCC boys basketball tonight on MCP Facebook.

February 22, 2021

View MCC boys basketball tonight on MCP Facebook. SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Press will be live streaming Mason County Central Boys Basketball tonight on its Facebook page. The junior varsity game begins at 6 p.m. followed by the varsity game. The live stream event is a presentation of Mason County Central School District, Smith & Eddy Insurance, Urka Auto Center,…

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Snow and rain tonight; sunshine Tuesday.

February 22, 2021

Snow and rain tonight; sunshine Tuesday. The weather is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, with offices in Scottville, Ludington, and Manistee: Snow this evening with a mix of rain. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches. Low temperature of 32 degrees with winds west-southwest at 14 mph. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 Intervals of clouds and sunshine during the day.…

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2 to 4 inches of snow possible overnight.

February 21, 2021

2 to 4 inches of snow possible overnight. The weather is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, with offices in Scottville, Ludington, and Manistee: A winter weather advisory is in effect from 8 p.m. tonight, Sunday, Feb. 21, until 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 22. A total snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches is possible. Monday, Feb. 22,…

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