79th District Court sentencings, posted Sept. 11, 2019.

September 11, 2019

79th District Court sentencings, posted Sept. 11, 2019. #MasonCountyCourts. LUDINGTON — The following were recently sentenced in Mason County’s 79th District Court: – Richard Roy Hannahs, 58, of 3250 Royalton Heights Rd., St. Joseph, pleaded guilty Sept. 4 to second offense domestic violence and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 24 months of…

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DNR fishing report, posted Sept. 11, 2019.

September 11, 2019

DNR fishing report, posted Sept. 11, 2019. Northwest Lower Peninsula Overall: It’s all about the salmon in this neck of the woods! Rivers like the Pere Marquette, Manistee and Betsie are seeing good runs of Chinook salmon. Pierheads were producing in Ludington, Manistee and Frankfort while Pere Marquette Lake, Manistee Lake and Betsie Bay provided good options for small boat trollers,…

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Recent deaths, posted Sept. 11, 2019.

September 11, 2019

Recent deaths, posted Sept. 11, 2019. The following recent deaths have been reported to MCP: Clyde William Abrahamson, 95, of Ludington, died on Saturday, September 7, 2019.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.OakGroveLudington.com. Donald Charles Walker, 56, of Branch, died on Sunday, September 1, 2019.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.OakGroveLudington.com. John McGraw, 62,…

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Stabbing suspect faces up to 10 years in prison.

September 10, 2019
Muzette O_connell

Stabbing suspect faces up to 10 years in prison. #MasonCountyCrime. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Muzette Elizabeth-Phippen O’Connell, 47, of 6695 W. Basswood St., Hamlin Township, was formally arraigned Monday, Sept. 9, in 79th District Court on the felony charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm and assault with a dangerous weapon. The charges stem from…

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Expect US 10 lane closures through Friday.

September 10, 2019

Expect US 10 lane closures through Friday. AMBER TOWNSHIP – Lane closures for basin work will be in effect beginning Tuesday, Sept. 10, through Friday, Sept. 13, at 5 p.m. on eastbound US 10 between US 31 and Stiles Road, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. The work is weather dependent. This story is copyrighted © 2019, all rights reserved by…

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Remembering Trooper Butterfield.

September 9, 2019

Remembering Trooper Butterfield. #MasonCountyNews #TrooperButterfield FREE SOIL TOWNSHIP — A group of people gathered Monday evening on a quiet stretch of Custer Road to pay to tribute to a Michigan State Police trooper who lost his life at that location six years ago after being senselessly shot to death.  The short service included an invocation, message and benediction by Michigan…

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Congressman Huizenga’s staff to hold office hours in Ludington Thursday.

September 9, 2019

Congressman Huizenga’s staff to hold office hours in Ludington Thursday. LUDINGTON — Congressman Bill Huizenga’s Office is hosting mobile office hours for constituents in Ludington on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Ludington City Hall, 300 S. Harrison St. Staff member’s will be available to speak with constituents about matters pertaining to Social Security, the Veterans Administration, IRS,…

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Thunderstorms possible this evening, rain and thunderstorms through Friday morning.

September 9, 2019

Thunderstorms possible this evening, rain and thunderstorms through Friday morning. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Thunderstorms are possible this evenings with temperatures increasing throughout the overnight and into morning. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 Thunderstorms in the morning then mainly cloudy late with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 80; low 62 Precipitation: 80% day; 30% evening. Wind: SSW…

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Fountain man cited for hit & run crash; weekend police news

September 9, 2019

Fountain man cited for hit & run crash; weekend police news #MasonCountyCrime  #MasonCountyNews. SHERMAN TOWNSHIP — A 53-year-old Fountain man was cited for causing a hit and run crash that took place on Saturday, Sept. 7. At 4:37 p.m., Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to Townline and Custer roads for a report of a UTV that was travelling…

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County considering buying into waste water lift station.

September 9, 2019

County considering buying into waste water lift station. LUDINGTON — The Mason County Board of Commissioners is considering the county buying into a significant lift station that pumps waste water back to the Ludington Waste Water Treatment plant from Scottville, Amber Township, and West Shore Community College. Presently, Lift Station 1, located between Meyers Road and US 31 southbound on-ramp,…

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Obituary: Jonathon Visscher, 56, Ludington.

September 9, 2019

Obituary: Jonathon Visscher, 56, Ludington. Jonathon Michael Visscher, 56, of Ludington, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 6, 2019. Jon was a devoted husband, father and friend.  He loved to hunt, be outdoors and travel. He owned Precision Window and Door and always strived to do each job with care and detail.  He was a member of…

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Ludington ad-hoc pot committee has delays. 

September 9, 2019

Ludington ad-hoc pot committee has delays.  By Mayor Steve Miller. During the December 17, 2018, City Council meeting, Council unanimously passed Ordinance 398-18, effectively “opting out”, or prohibiting marijuana establishments within the boundaries of the City of Ludington.  As was directed via an amendment to the ordinance, the Council unanimously agreed to revisit its decision within 60 days of the…

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Obituary: Marilyn Moomey, 88, Ludington.

September 9, 2019

Obituary: Marilyn Moomey, 88, Ludington. Marilyn Grace Moomey, 88, of Ludington, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019 while anxiously awaiting her heavenly home, where she could be with Jesus and her husband, Bob. Marilyn was born on December 9, 1930 in Ludington, the daughter of Charles and Leah (Lawton) Shue.  She was a full time mother and worked in…

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Recent deaths, posted Sept. 9, 2019.

September 9, 2019

Recent deaths, posted Sept. 9, 2019. The following recent deaths have been reported to MCP: Marva Brown Nystrom, 84, of Grand Rapids died on Sunday, September 8, 2019.  Funeral arrangements are pending at Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services. Marilyn Grace Moomey, 88, of Ludington, died on Sunday, September 8, 2019. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.OakGroveLudington.com. Jonathon Michael…

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Victim receives minor injuries following stabbing; 1 arrested.

September 8, 2019

Victim receives minor injuries following stabbing; 1 arrested. HAMLIN TOWNSHIP — A 31-year-old Hamlin Township woman was stabbed early Sunday morning at a residence in the 6600 block of West Basswood Street, between Tamarack Road and Walnut Street (north of Victory Drive). Emergency personnel were called to the scene at 12:42 a.m. According to Michigan State Police Lt. Matt Kanitz…

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