4 to 7 inches of snow expected between today and Wednesday

January 14, 2014
4 to 7 inches of snow expected between today and Wednesday

Mason County and surrounding areas are under a winter weather advisory beginning at 11 a.m. today until 1 p.m. Wednesday. A burst of snow is expected mid-day today. The snow should briefly lighten up late this afternoon, but will then intensify again by mid-evening. Snowfall is expected to continue the rest of the night and into Wednesday morning. A storm…

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Worrisome worries

January 14, 2014
Worrisome worries

Renew. Rebuild. Recover. A blog by West Michigan Community Mental Health.  Worrying is a normal activity that we all do at times. However, severe worrying may be associated with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). In a Johns Hopkins Health Alert, Karen Swartz, MD, states that the average healthy person spends about an hour a day worrying. A person with GAD spends, on average,…

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Benefit for Bill Green’s family

January 14, 2014

LUDINGTON — A benefit is being held on Feb. 1 at the Stearns Motor Inn ballroom for the family of Bill Green. Green died during a snowmobile crash on Dec. 29. The benefit, which begins at 6 p.m., will feature seven local bands including Mojo Hammer, Skeleton Crew, Jimmy Dodson and Jason Fugure, Zeke and Wally, Bad Manners and Smoke…

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Ludington’s Spartan connection

January 13, 2014

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  LUDINGTON — Mayor Ryan Cox presided over his first city council meeting tonight. The meeting was fairly short, 21 minutes to be exact. An interesting trivial observation by this writer was the election of Nick Tykoski as mayor pro-tem. Not only does this mean that the top two elected positions in the City of Ludington are…

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Weather advisory in effect: 4-6 inches expected

January 13, 2014
Weather advisory in effect: 4-6 inches expected

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a winter weather advisory effective 7 a.m. Tuesday until 1 p.m. Wednesday. The forecast calls for 4 to 6 inches of snow with visibility reduced to half mile at times on Tuesday. Weather alerts are sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington: 231-845-0126, www.supelectric.com.   

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Cox to preside over first city council meeting tonight

January 13, 2014

LUDINGTON — Mayor Ryan Cox will preside over his first city council meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Ludington City Hall. The meeting’s agenda is fairly light, consisting mostly of committee and board appointments, the election of a mayor pro-tem and approvals of requests from the Downtown Ludington Board.   The Downtown Ludington Board is making its requests for this…

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4 arrested over weekend; weather causes numerous traffic hazards

January 13, 2014
4 arrested over weekend; weather causes numerous traffic hazards

Four people were arrested by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office over the weekend during separate incidents. The following is the activity report of the MCSO between Jan. 10 and Jan. 12, 2014: Jan. 10, 2014: – 1:01 a.m.: Alarm activation, 700 block Quade Road, Grant Twp. – 10 a.m.: 33-year-old Walhalla man was arrested in Branch Township on a warrant…

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The winter rant

January 13, 2014
The winter rant

Moonlighting. A blog by Judy Cools. Readers who know me well must be wondering why I haven’t written my annual winter rant.  Well, here it is.  It’s still early in this winter season, and we’ve been immersed in a mix of all the elements.  Most recently that means snow….. and cold…..and wind.  It’s a formidable combination, I’ll admit, but it…

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River flood advisory; snow is coming back

January 13, 2014
River flood advisory; snow is coming back

The Pere Marquette River at Scottville Riverside Park is under a flood advisory until 1 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17. The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids stated as of 7 a.m. this morning the stage was 4 feet with bank full stage at 4 feet and flood stage at 5.5 feet. The river is expected to rise to near 4.6…

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Learning Spanish at an early age

January 13, 2014
Learning Spanish at an early age

Covenant Christian offering second language. By D’Ann Rohrer. MCP Correspondent.  AMBER TWP. — Students at Covenant Christian School are being equipped at an early age to be global citizens. The pre-school through eighth grade school started offering Spanish classes for all its students this year. Teaching the classes is Lens Bluestein, who knows first hand the benefits of learning multiple…

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Paying it forward at Pajama Llama Ranch

January 12, 2014
Paying it forward at Pajama Llama Ranch

By D’Ann Rohrer. MCP Correspondent.  GRANT TWP. — “My dream is to be able to help people enjoy the outdoors, learn something new, and interact with animals,” says Tonya Green-Wilson, owner of Pajama Llama Ranch.  “I want to get kids off the couch and away from the television and video games.” Pajama Llama Ranch is offering mule pulled sleigh rides…

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MCC elementary basketball canceled today

January 11, 2014

Mason County Central 3rd and 4th grade boys basketball is cancelled today.

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Ludington recreational basketball games canceled

January 10, 2014

Ludington City Manager John Shay has announced that Saturday’s Ludington recreational basketball games, grades 2-6, have been canceled due to weather conditions and icy roads.

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Tommy Foster, singer/songwriter to perform at arts center

January 10, 2014
Tommy Foster, singer/songwriter to perform at arts center

LUDINGTON – The Ludington Area Center for the Arts welcomes Michigan singer/songwriter Tommy Foster on Saturday, January 18 as part of the LACA Main Stage Series.  He appeared at LACA in July 2012 during the Sweet Summer Concert Series. Foster is inspired by the likes of Frank Zappa and Dr. Demento and is able to turn a pop song on its side, flip…

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4 sentenced in circuit court this week

January 10, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced this past week in 51st Circuit Court: –         Kenneth James Purple, 24, of 203 N. Reinberg, Scottville, was found guilty back in 2009 of one count of guns — receiving/concealing and one count of probation violation. He was sentenced Jan. 3 to one year in jail with credit for 270…

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