DNR provides pointers for deer hunters

November 13, 2013

On Friday, Nov. 15, tens of thousands of Michigan residents and nonresidents will take to the field to enjoy deer hunting. The firearm season runs from Nov. 15-30. Once a deer has been harvested, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages hunters to get their deer “checked” at a local DNR office. Check station hours vary, so hunters should review the list of…

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Sheriff’s report, from Nov. 12, 2013

November 13, 2013

The following is the activity of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.   – 2:30 a.m.: Car/deer crash, no injuries, Sugar Grove and Stephens roads, Sherman Township. – 9 a.m.: Car/deer crash, no injuries, Rasmussen Road east of Jebavy Drive, Pere Marquette Township. – 9:37 a.m.: Single car rollover crash, minor injuries to driver, Stiles Road…

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Winds could reach 27 mph today

November 13, 2013
Winds could reach 27 mph today

The outdoor report for Mason County is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington: 231-845-0126; www.superiorelectric.com. Today: Partly sunny today with high temperature of 38 degrees in Ludington, 37 in Scottville. Low tonight of 36. Wind out of the southwest at 25 mph changing to south-southwest at 27 mph. Sunset: 5:22 p.m. Thursday: Mostly cloudy with high temperature of 42 degrees; wind at…

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Additional suspect arrested in Grassa’s break-in

November 12, 2013
Additional suspect arrested in Grassa’s break-in

AMBER TWP. — A 24-year-old Free Soil man has been charged in connection to a break-in at Grassa’s Farm Market Saturday night. Mason Salisbury is the second person to be arrested in connection to the case. Justin Stever, 23, of Ludington was also arrested. Both have been charged with breaking and entering with intent of the business located at 2442…

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The two sides of Hamlin public transportation

November 12, 2013
The two sides of Hamlin public transportation

By Carrie Klemm. MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON – The Committee for Hamlin Transportation, also known as Hamlin Rides met at the Ludington Senior Center this morning to discuss bringing public transportation to Hamlin Township. Clark Harder, executive director of the Michigan Public Transit Association spoke at the meeting, providing detailed information on the steps necessary to become an effective coalition. The…

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Hamlin woman faces jail time for stealing iPhone from hospital

November 12, 2013
Hamlin woman faces jail time for stealing iPhone from hospital

LUDINGTON — A Hamlin Township woman faces up to a year in jail for stealing a cell phone while she was a patient at Memorial Medical Center (now Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital). Kristen Brooke Iverson, 27, 5633 N. Jebavy Dr., accepted a plea agreement in 51st Circuit Court today on the charges of larceny to a building. She was arrested…

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Branch man turns down plea deal for drugs delivery charge

November 12, 2013
Branch man turns down plea deal for drugs delivery charge

LUDINGTON — A 43-year-old Branch Township man turned down a plea deal from the Mason County Prosecutor’s Office today in 51st Circuit Court. Samuel Donald Morse, 2023 N. Benson Road, was arrested Feb. 20, 2013 by the State, Sheriff’s, Chief’s Enforcement Narcotic Team for the delivery of less than 50 grams of methadone. He was charged with two counts, each…

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Custer teen pleads to stealing outboard motors

November 12, 2013
Custer teen pleads to stealing outboard motors

LUDINGTON — A 17-year-old Custer Township man pleaded guilty this afternoon in 51st Circuit Court for receiving and concealing stolen property valued at more than $1,000 but less than $20,000. Collin Derek Trim, 1873 E. Wilson Road, was arrested Aug. 4, 2013 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office for stealing outboard motors and tackle equipment from a Ludington marina. On…

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Accident causes power disruption

November 12, 2013
Accident causes power disruption

UPDATED. AMBER TWP. — A 17-year-old Ludington male was not injured after the pickup truck he was driving rolled over and struck a Consumers Energy power pole this morning. The accident occurred on Stiles Road north of Hansen Road. The driver, Nate Schmidt, apparently was attempting to pass a semi truck on the icy road. After the pole was struck,…

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More snow expected today

November 12, 2013

The outdoor report for Mason County is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington: 231-845-0126; www.superiorelectric.com. Today: Snow showers expected with high temperature of 32 degrees F in Ludington and 29 in Scottville. Partly cloudy tonight with low of 27. Humidity: 56%; wind: northwest at 16 mph. Sunset: 5:23 p.m. Wednesday: Partly cloudy and windy with high of 42 and low of 37.…

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WSCC to hold financial aid workshops

November 12, 2013

VICTORY TWP. — West Shore Community College’s Financial Aid Office will host a series of financial aid workshops for prospective college students and their families. High school students as well as adults considering going to college are encouraged to attend a workshop. The workshops will be held on Nov. 21, 6 p.m., at Mason County Central High School and Dec.…

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Sheriff’s report for Nov. 11, 2013

November 12, 2013

The following is the activity of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office on November 11, 2013: 12:59 a.m. Car/deer crash, no injuries. Pere Marquette Highway and Conrad Road, PM Township. 7:31 a.m.: Car/deer crash, no injuries. Jebavy Drive and Jagger Road, Hamlin Township. 8:07 a.m.: Car/deer crash, no injuries. Hansen Road west of Stiles Road, Amber Township. 10:29 a.m.: Larceny of…

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Scottville Optimist to host senior thanksgiving dinner

November 12, 2013
Scottville Optimist to host senior thanksgiving dinner

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Optimist Club is hosting its annual Senior Thanksgiving Dinner Sunday, Nov. 17 at noon at the Optimist Community Center. For nearly 40 years the club has offered the free dinner to area seniors. All food will be provided, deserts are welcome.

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GED deadline approaching

November 12, 2013

VICTORY TWP. — The current 2002 Series General Educational Development (GED) Test is being replaced with a new series of tests that is entirely computer based in 2014. The deadline to complete the current GED Test series in paper/pencil version is December 20.  If all five tests from the 2002 Series GED Test are not completed, the entire series will be voided…

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Ludington man arrested for farm market B&E

November 11, 2013
Ludington man arrested for farm market B&E

AMBER TWP. — A 23-year-old Ludington man has been arrested in connection to a Saturday night breaking and entering at Grassa’s Farm Market, 2442 W. U.S. 10-31, Amber Township. Justin Stever has been arraigned on the charge of breaking and entering with intent. Sheriff Kim Cole said the incident happened Saturday, Nov. 9, around 7 p.m. Stever was identified from…

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