Art center to benefit from this year’s Lake Jump

January 11, 2012
Art center to benefit from this year’s Lake Jump

Make a Splash for the Arts on Saturday, April 7, 2012 13th Annual Ludington Lake Jump to Benefit Ludington Area Center for the Arts LUDINGTON — It’s January, but think spring!  On Saturday, April 7, 2012, crowds of hardy folk will make a splash for the arts at the 13th annual Ludington Lake Jump, in what’s become a rite of spring in western…

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Mid-winter work

January 11, 2012
Mid-winter work

RIVERTON TWP. — Brothers Rob and Chad Nelson work on Chad’s house roof Wednesday afternoon. The brothers have taken advantage of this winter’s mild weather to make a lot of progress on the Chauvez Road house. Wednesday’s temperatures were in the lower ’50s in Riverton.mcp.net photo/ROB ALWAY

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Moon over West Shore

January 11, 2012
Moon over West Shore

The moon sets over West Shore Community College’s campus this morning. A little bit of frost mixed with a lot of sunshine made for a beautiful morning commute. mcp.net photo/ROB ALWAY

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Our vision; welcome to MasonCountyPress.net

January 10, 2012

Mason County personifies small town living at its best. We are an area rich in heritage, natural resources and friendly, caring people.We are a great place to visit and an even greater place to live. We are a county of communities, each separately unique and each linked by together by an incredible spirit of kindness and pride.   We are…

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Our vision statement

January 10, 2012

Mason County personifies small town living at its best. We are an area rich in heritage, natural resources and friendly, caring people.We are a great place to visit and an even greater place to live. We are a county of communities, each separately unique and each linked by together by an incredible spirit of kindness and pride. We are Lake…

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Winter cleaning

January 10, 2012
Winter cleaning

Kurt Knutson, owner of My Little Helper professional window cleaning service, cleans the windows at House of Flavors Restaurant in Ludington Tuesday afternoon. Knutson said he has never seen winter weather like this in northern Michigan. The sunshine and temperatures in the upper 40s were great for window cleaning. MCP.net photo/ROB ALWAY

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Win with Wellness Michigan challenge

January 10, 2012

Win with Wellness is challenging the community to collectively walk, run, ski, skate, swim or snowshoe the distance around Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, which is roughly 1,155 miles. Between January 1, 2012 and March 15, 2012, area residents are encouraged to track how many miles they walk, run, cross country ski, ice skate, swim or snowshoe. Tracking forms will be available…

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Website construction

January 10, 2012

MasonCountyPress.net has become viral! Because it has taken off so quickly we are experiencing a few growing pains. I am in the process of changing over to a more sophisticated website. We may have a couple minor hick-ups the next day or so but will be running full speed ahead after that. Thanks for your support. Together, we can make…

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Positive outcome for vandalized mural

January 10, 2012
Positive outcome for vandalized mural

LUDINGTON — A positive outcome has come after a downtown Ludington mural was vandalized Monday. Paint had been splashed on the mural that hangs on the north side of Brenda’s Harbor Cafe on South James Street. But, a Pentwater-based sign company was able to remove the paint without damaging the mural, according to the mural’s creator, Therese Soles of Amber…

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Warm but windy

January 10, 2012
Warm but windy

“It was a warm but windy day,” Marnie Nickelson of Ludington said about this photograph of the Ludington North Breakwater Lighthouse she took Jan. 7. Nickelson is working on a 366-day photographic project. More of her work can be seen at her blog: http://j4-design.com/photography/warm-yet-nasty-day-in-january/.

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First day of WSCC classes

January 9, 2012
First day of WSCC classes

Dave Masten of Pere Marquette Twp. paints in the West Shore Community College art room Monday morning. Masten said he wasn’t quite sure what the painting will become. Today was WSCC’s first day of the winter semester. MCP.net Photo/ROB ALWAY

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Full moon rising

January 9, 2012
Full moon rising

John Mickevich of Ludington took this photo tonight of the full moon rising from the Pere Marquette Memorial on Buttersville Peninsula, looking east across PM Lake towards Ludington. Tonight’s sky is expected to remain clear with mostly sunny skies and mild temperatures most of the week.

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Woman dies in morning fire

January 9, 2012
Woman dies in morning fire

MARGARET WRASSE of Ludington submitted the above photograph of the house fire. Wrasse lives near the site of the fire.  By Rob AlwayMCP.net Editor LUDINGTON — A 53-year-old woman died as a result of a fire this morning in Ludington. Fire Chief Jerry Funk said the Ludington and Pere Marquette Twp. fire departments were called to 313 N. Robert Street…

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Great weather for yard work

January 8, 2012
Great weather for yard work

Former Scottville Mayor Leon Begue works in his yard at Scott and Third streets in Scottville Sunday afternoon. Begue said for the past year deer have come into his yard and eaten plants and trees. He was putting up a fence around a cherry tree so the birds could enjoy the cherries instead of the deer. Though the date was…

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MCC Middle School upcoming events

January 7, 2012

There will be a meeting for all eighth grade students and their parents on Monday, January 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mason County Central Middle School gym following the basketball game.  This meeting will cover important information regarding High School procedures policies and scheduling for freshman classes.  Attendance is highly recommended. Parent/Teacher Conferences will be Thursday, January 12 4 to 7 p.m. …

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Now on Facebook and Twitter

January 7, 2012

The Mason County Press is now available on Facebook and Twitter. We are a 21st Century news source and will totally embrace modern technology. It is our philosophy that information must be delivered instantly and that is our intention. When you see news happening, Tweet us, email us, Facebook us, etc. Send your photos or videos. We are also interested…

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What a winter! Looking for weather photos

January 6, 2012

This weather has been very unusual. Today’s highs were in the mid-40s and we’ve had three days in a row of sunshine. We’d love to see some of your weather photos from this weekend. Send them to [email protected]

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Eikenberry: Getting excited about jobs

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