Woman who threatened to burn down Walmart pleads guilty to resisting arrest, retail fraud.

February 11, 2020

Woman who threatened to burn down Walmart pleads guilty to resisting arrest, retail fraud. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON – A 24-year-old homeless woman who threatened to burn down Walmart last November pleaded guilty in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Feb. 11, to charges of assaulting/resisting/obstructing police and retail fraud. Morgan Faith Johnson was arrested by Mason County sheriff’s deputies,…

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Over $48 in fuel stolen in gas drive-off.

February 11, 2020

Over $48 in fuel stolen in gas drive-off. #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 police activity in Mason County: Monday, Feb. 10, 2020: – 1:23 p.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), gas drive-off, $48.53 in fuel was stolen, Scottville EZ Mart, 400 block…

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GOP to hold monthly meeting Thursday.

February 11, 2020

GOP to hold monthly meeting Thursday. PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — The Mason County Republican Executive Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mason County Airport meeting room.

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Snow expected Wednesday night.

February 11, 2020

Snow expected Wednesday night. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Some lingering evening flurries or snow showers possible tonight. Low temperature of 25 degrees. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. Snow in the evening will transition to snow showers overnight with one to three inches expected. High 36; low…

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History: Eden Twp’s Griswolds and their legacy on local education.

February 10, 2020

History: Eden Twp’s Griswolds and their legacy on local education. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. Editor’s Note: MC History Spotlight is a regular history column brought to you by Ludington Woods Assisted Living and Memory Care. Prologue: This is a continuation of MCP’s series on the histories of Mason County’s public schools. There are many people and families to write about…

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Police busy with crashes on snowy roads.

February 10, 2020

Police busy with crashes on snowy roads. #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 over the weekend: Friday, Feb. 7, 2020: – 7:51 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), car/deer crash, no injury, Meisenheimer Road east of Stiles Road, Riverton…

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LMTA to begin Saturday Scottville bus service.

February 10, 2020

LMTA to begin Saturday Scottville bus service. Ludington Mass Transit Authority has announced that it will begin to offer bus service between Scottville and Ludington beginning Saturday, Feb. 29. The schedule is as follows: Ludington to Scottville: 8 a.m. 9 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 1 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Scottville to Ludington: 8:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 3 p.m.…

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Several promoted at Smith & Eddy Insurance.

February 10, 2020

Several promoted at Smith & Eddy Insurance. SCOTTVILLE — Smith & Eddy Insurance has announced that it recently has made several staff promotions and re-alignments. “Smith & Eddy has seen incredible growth the last few years and we are always looking at improving how we serve our customers,” said President Scott Smith. “We have had new hires and some retirements…

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LHS Sports Booster Club holding Cash Bash Friday.

February 10, 2020

LHS Sports Booster Club holding Cash Bash Friday. LUDINGTON — The Ludington High School Sports Booster Club will hold its Cash Bash fundraiser during halftime of the varsity boys basketball game against Manistee High School on Friday, Feb. 14. Tickets are $20 each or six for $100. The Cash Bash is the sports booster club’s largest fundraiser of the year…

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Chamber accepting award nominations. 

February 10, 2020

Chamber accepting award nominations.  PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — The Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for its annual awards, to be distributed at the Chamber’s Annual Awards Dinner on Saturday, May 2 at Lincoln Hills Golf Club in Hamlin Township.  Award categories are: Mason County Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Community…

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Obituary: Aletha Jensen, 101, Victory Township.

February 10, 2020

Obituary: Aletha Jensen, 101, Victory Township. On February 5, 2020, Aletha Jensen applied her trademark makeup, spent the afternoon sharing news and memories with her daughter and son-in-law, enjoyed a wine highball and her favorite Kentucky Fried Chicken dinner and took herself to her own bed where, the following morning, she died peacefully in her sleep. She was 101. Aletha…

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Watson donates to Mason County PAWS.

February 10, 2020

Watson donates to Mason County PAWS. AMBER TOWNSHIP — Watson of Ludington recently donated $3,000 to Mason County PAWS. Each time a customer purchases a vehicle, Watson will donate $100 to the customer’s charity of choice. According to Jacklyn Osgood of Mason County PAWS, the money will be used to continue the organization’s work in building a no-kill animal shelter.

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Recent births, posted Feb. 10, 2020. 

February 10, 2020

Recent births, posted Feb. 10, 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). Patricia River Koon, the daughter of Amanda Cogburn and James Koon of Manistee, was born on Friday, February 7, 2020. David Allen Maurer, the son of Celestina and…

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Obituary: Rosemary Arlene (Hankerd) Kemp, 80

February 10, 2020

Obituary: Rosemary Arlene (Hankerd) Kemp, 80 Rosemary Arlene (Hankerd) Kemp, 80, of Irons, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.   Rosemary was born on August 29, 1939 in Jackson, the daughter of Charles and Clara (Washburn) Hankerd.  She married Glenn T. Kemp on May 26, 1961 in Jackson and they have celebrated 51 years together before his passing on November…

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Home Tips: New homeowner tips.

February 10, 2020

Home Tips: New homeowner tips. A presentation of Century 21 Bayshore Real Estate. If you’ve recently purchased a new home, or if you’re about to, you’ve likely given a lot of thought to all of the responsibilities that come with it: mortgages, insurance and — sooner or later — renovations and repairs. While the responsibilities can seem overwhelming, owning a…

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