Tanker rolls over on Hawley Road

May 21, 2014
Tanker rolls over on Hawley Road

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  EDEN TWP. — A tanker truck carrying hog silage rolled over onto its side on Hawley Road this afternoon. The rollover took place on the curves west of Custer Road. The truck was driven by a 76-year-old Hart man. Bystanders on the scene said the driver works for Oomen Brothers Farms of Hart. He, along with…

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RC jet rally to take place in Baldwin

May 21, 2014

BALDWIN — Thousands of motorcyclists filled the Baldwin Municipal Airport last weekend. However, the airport will get a visit from a different group next month. The West Michigan Jet Rally will be held June 13, 14 and 15. The event is sponsored by the Lake County Modelers & Flyers Association and will feature a variety of remote controlled jets. “Some…

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Heading to Hillsdale

May 21, 2014
Heading to Hillsdale

Mason County Central High School senior Douglas Wyman signs a letter of intent to play football for Hillsdale College this fall.  Included in the photo are, seated, his mother Sherry Wyman, Douglas. Standing, left to right, MCC Head Coach Scott Briggs, father Randy Wyman and MCC Line Coach Jack Stibitz.

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FloraCraft sale for Relay for Life

May 21, 2014

LUDINGTON — FloraCraft will be holding a craft supplies sale to benefit Relay for Life, Saturday, May 31 from 8 a.m. to noon. The sale will include foam and other craft “treasures” to purchase. It will be located at the FloraCraft facility at One Longfellow Place on the northside of Ludington.

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Retired K9 passes

May 20, 2014

LUDINGTON — Retired Mason County Sheriff K9 dog Rex died Friday, Sheriff Kim Cole reported. Rex was 12-years-old and served 10 years with the MCSO. He was retired two years ago and turned over to his handler, Sgt. John Menham. “John was with him when he died,” Sheriff Cole said. His last capture was related to the breaking and entering…

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Showers today, possible thunderstorm

May 20, 2014
Showers today, possible thunderstorm

The weather and beach report for Mason County is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington: 231-845-0126; www.supelectric.com. Lake Michigan water temperatures:  Stearns Park Beach, Ludington: 43 F Big Sable Point: 36 F Summit Park: 42 F Pentwater: 41 F Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Sunrise: 6:15 a.m. Showers likely along with a possible rumble of thunder in the morning, then cloudy skies late.…

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College president receives favorable review from board

May 19, 2014
College president receives favorable review from board

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. VICTORY TWP. — West Shore Community College’s Board of Trustees gave the college’s president, Dr. Charles Dillon, an overall 4.6 out of 5 rating for his performance this past year. The board met in closed session during its regular monthly meeting to discuss the president’s job. Dillon was rated in 21 areas. The rating of 5…

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COVE fund raiser will kick off brick paver sales

May 19, 2014
COVE fund raiser will kick off brick paver sales

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  LUDINGTON — COVE (Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters) is in the final stretch of its $2.8 million capital campaign. The agency still needs to raise about $300,000 however, by September. Organization members and supporters are hoping to raise a portion of those funds by selling brick pavers, that will be located at the entrance of the agency’s…

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Obit: Michelle (Lebrun) Michels, 44, Ann Arbor

May 19, 2014

Michelle Lea (Lebrun) Michels age 44 of Ann Arbor, formerly of Walhalla, died at her residence on May 15th 2014. Michelle is survived by her two daughters Breanna Faith (Lebrun) Gauthier of Ludington and Jillian Katharina-Joy Mickevich also of Ludington; two brothers Richard (Laura) Lebrun of Ludington and Vincen (Pattie) Lebrun of Comstock Park; two sisters Eva (Brent) Collins of…

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Ludington will give away 25 mailbox protectors constructed by students

May 19, 2014

LUDINGTON — On Thursday, May 22 at 1:30 p.m. students from the West Shore Educational Service District’s Career and Technical Education program will present the City of Ludington 25 mailbox protectors they constructed. The purpose of the protectors is to prevent damage from snowplows in the winter. The city will give away the mailbox protectors on a lottery basis as…

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Bethany Lutheran indoor yard sale

May 19, 2014

LUDINGTON — Bethany Lutheran Church, 1101 S. Madison St., will hold an indoor yard sale Friday, May 23 and Saturday, May 24 from 9 am. to 2 p.m. The sale will feature jewelery, dishes, clothing of all sizes,crafts Christmas, books, toys, vases, puzzles, pictures, home decor, and much more.  Hot dog lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Ludington Memorial Day services

May 19, 2014
Ludington Memorial Day services

LUDINGTON — The Mason County Allied Veterans Council has announced the program for Memorial Day services to be held on Monday, May 26. The parade will start at 10:15 a.m. and will travel from the Mason County Courthouse to the War Memorial at Stearn’s Park. The parade will feature veterans representing the United States’ wars/conflicts and the various veteran organizations of…

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Hamlin community watch meeting

May 19, 2014

HAMLIN TWP. — Hamlin Township Community Watch will hold a meeting on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hamlin Township Hall.

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Never the same

May 19, 2014
Never the same

Moonlighting, a blog by Judy Cools. It’s been a tough couple of weeks in the Cools household.  It peaked on Mother’s Day when the world lost a wonderful woman, and heaven gained an angel: my husband’s mom.  We knew her health was in decline, but the turn was sudden and in about 36 hours, she was gone. As you must…

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Obit: Mary Shoup, 76, Custer

May 19, 2014
Obit: Mary Shoup, 76, Custer

Mary Gertrude Shoup, aged 76 of Custer passed away unexpectedly at Noon on Friday, May 16, 2014 at her rural Custer home.  Mary was born on September 23, 1937, the fourth of eight children to William and Louisa (VorderLandwehr) Shoup at their home near Custer. Though afflicted with polio at a young age, it did not prevent her from a life-long…

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