CPL class offered April 13. 

March 16, 2019

CPL class offered April 13.  AMBER TOWNSHIP — Lakeshore Firearm and Tactical Training is offering a concealed pistol license class on  Saturday, April 13 beginning at 8 a.m. Following the successful completion of the all day class, the student will be eligible to apply for a Michigan CPL. Cost is $100. The class is taught by Nate DeWeerd, who is…

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MC History Spotlight: J.N. Mack, Scottville’s Stearns connection.

March 15, 2019

MC History Spotlight: J.N. Mack, Scottville’s Stearns connection. MC History Spotlight is a weekly history column brought to you by Ludington Woods Living and Memory Care. Each week this column features a story from our county’s past. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. Justus Stearns was arguably the most well known lumber baron in Mason County, with the only possible exception being…

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Crashes top police activity.

March 15, 2019

Crashes top police activity. #MasonCountyCrime The following is recent police activity in Mason County: Wednesday, March 13, 2019: – 12:15 p.m., (Michigan State Police), two-vehicle crash, no injuries, US 1o and Jebavy Drive, Pere Marquette Township. – 5:30 p.m., (MSP), one-vehicle crash, no injuries, Iris and Inman roads, Pere Marquette Township. Thursday, March 14, 2019: – 5:30 p.m., (Mason County…

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28th annual Family AfFair is Saturday

March 15, 2019

28th annual Family AfFair is Saturday SCOTTVILLE — The 28th annual Family AfFair will be held on Saturday, March 16 at Mason County Central High School. Every year, hundreds of people from area businesses and community agencies get together to provide a whole day of fun for local families. Over 65 groups and organizations each year bring intriguing and entertaining…

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Ag week baby. 

March 15, 2019

Ag week baby.  LUDINGTON — Erica Diaz of Hart holds a gift basket presented to her and her newborn son Eli Hervia by Mason County Farm Bureau board member Lyndsay Earl. Mason Farm Bureau presents a gift basket annually to the first baby born during National Agriculture Week (March 10 to 16). The basket includes locally-grown/made products. Eli was born March…

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Letter to Editor: Cancelling school for one sporting event sends wrong message.

March 15, 2019

Letter to Editor: Cancelling school for one sporting event sends wrong message. By Kelly Leikert, Holland (formerly of Ludington) Letters to the editor are opinion editorials submitted by readers. Letters to the editor are a long tradition in American journalism. The views and opinions of the writer do not necessarily reflect those of Mason County Press, its staff or its…

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Recent deaths, posted March 15, 2019

March 15, 2019

Recent deaths, posted March 15, 2019 #MasonCountyDeaths The following recent death has been reported to MCP: Marceline Marie (Padgett) O’Brien, 37, of Scottville, died on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.  There are no services planned at this time.  Arrangements were entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington. Beads & Blooms Florist, 78 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington, MI 49431; 231-425-4133 has…

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Rain and snow possible this morning. 

March 15, 2019

Rain and snow possible this morning.  Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Mason County. Friday, March 15, 2019 Cloudy with rain and snow showers in the morning. Snow showers in the afternoon and evening. High 38; low 26. Precipitation: 60% Wind: WNW 12 mph day; NW 11 mph evening. Humidity: 82%…

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Weather causes road and street closures

March 14, 2019

Weather causes road and street closures The Mason County Road Commission and Ludington City Department of Public Works have announced road and street closures due to flooding and/or other weather-related issues: Appleton Road, south of Meisenheimer Road, Riverton Township Bean Street, south of Hansen Road, Custer Township Darr Road, north of Sippy Road, Eden Township. Longfellow Street, between Washington Avenue…

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District library partners with MCC to bring more books to MCC students.

March 14, 2019

District library partners with MCC to bring more books to MCC students. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief SCOTTVILLE — The Mason County District Library and Mason County Central Schools, in cooperation with West Shore Community College, have launched a program called Unbound. The program allows MCC students to browse the library’s catalog online, from home or at school, and order books…

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Drug charges against Ludington woman top recent arraignments.

March 14, 2019

Drug charges against Ludington woman top recent arraignments. LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court. Felonies -Tiera Leigh Pierce, 38, of 1039 N. William St., Ludington, was arrested Sept. 13, 2018 by the State, Sheriff, and City Enforcement of Narcotic Team (SSCENT) on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine/ecstasy.…

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79th District Court sentencings, posted March 14, 2019.

March 14, 2019

79th District Court sentencings, posted March 14, 2019. LUDINGTON — The following were recently sentenced in Mason County’s 79th District Court: -Sabrina Kay West, 27, of 5798 W. Sixth St., Mears, pleaded guilty Mar. 6 to attempted assault/resisting/obstructing a police officer and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 180 days discretionary jail for…

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Obituary: David Bick, 62, Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Scottville.

March 14, 2019

Obituary: David Bick, 62, Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Scottville. David William Bick, 62, of Lakeland, Fla. formerly of Scottville, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at AdventHealth Hospital in Tampa following a long illness.  Dave was born on June 17, 1956 in Huntington, W.V., the son of Ronald and Elizabeth Ann Bick. He graduated from Portage Northern High School in 1975. …

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Thunderstorms possible today. 

March 14, 2019

Thunderstorms possible today.  Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Thursday, March 14 2019 Cloudy with light rain in the morning. Scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. Cloudy in the evening with rain on and off after midnight. High 57; low 36 Precipitation: 60% day; 80% evening. Wind: S 15 mph day; SW 10 mph evening. Humidity: 80% day; 87% evening. Sunrise: 7:59…

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Mr. Kimes: Teaching life’s important lessons.

March 13, 2019

Mr. Kimes: Teaching life’s important lessons. SCOTTVILLE — On Wednesday evening, March 13, Mason County Central Upper Elementary Principal Kevin Kimes read his newly published book, “The Moment Time Stood Still” to his students and their parents, guardians, and grandparents, during a special March is Reading Month heroes-themed open house. After he was done reading, each of his 300-plus students,…

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