The library top 10

November 9, 2012
The library top 10

‘Tis the season to start going to the library even more often than you previously did because frankly it is just too darn cold outside to do anything else. So here are the top 10 ways to make your library season visit more enjoyable (at least for me anyway). Check your shoes. Dirt, mud, or smelly stuff stuck to the…

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Obit: Donna Krause, 77, Ludington

November 9, 2012

Donna Jane Krause, age 77 of Ludington, passed away at home on November 8, 2012 with her family by her side. She was born at Paulina Stearns Hospital on March 13, 1935 daughter of the late Charles W. and Elsie (Peterson) Fitch. She graduated from Ludington High School in 1953 and married Ray Krause on April 14, 1956 at First…

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Meeting agenda, PM Township

November 9, 2012

Below is the meeting agenda for the Nov. 13 meeting of the Pere Marquette Township board of trustees, available for download. PM Nov. 2012

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An adoption story, Child of My Heart

November 8, 2012
An adoption story, Child of My Heart

November is National Adoption Month. It seems as if this would be a logical time to tell our story, and yet I am always a little hesitant to do so. There are multiple reasons for this, but the biggest is that I am not sure that it is my story to tell. One of the challenges and gifts of adoption…

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Obit: Lillian Hunter, 78, Ludington

November 8, 2012
Obit: Lillian Hunter, 78, Ludington

Lillian Hunter, 78 of Ludington, passed away November 7, 2012 at Longfellow Towers. She was born on December 27, 1933 in Detroit to the late William Hallberg and Ruth (Manning) Morgan. She graduated from Ludington High School in 1953 and married Jerry Hunter on December 26, 1953 at Trinity Free Church in Ludington. She attended Cornerstone Baptist Church and was…

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GR Schools security chief speaks at college tonight

November 8, 2012
GR Schools security chief speaks at college tonight

VICTORY TWP. – Chief Larry Johnson of the Grand Rapids Public Schools Department of Public Safety is speaking at West Shore Community College tonight. Johnson will give a motivational lecture on meeting the emotional challenges faced by military, law enforcement and other public service professionals, 7 p.m. at Center Stage Theater in the Arts and Sciences Building. The presentation will…

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Obit: Victoria Adams, 21, Ludington

November 8, 2012

Victoria A. Adams age 21 of Ludington, passed away on November 6, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center of West Michigan. She was born July 19, 1991 in Ludington, MI and graduated from Ludington High School in 2010. Victoria worked in the child care industry, was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church and was active in Relay for Life. Victoria is…

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Optimists host Thanksgiving dinner

November 8, 2012

 SCOTTVILLE – The Scottville Optimists will be hosting its 35th Thanksgiving dinner for area seniors Sunday November 18 at noon. The meal is free. The Optimist Center is located behind West Shore Bank in downtown Scottville. 

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Unofficial contested race results

November 7, 2012

Here are the unofficial election results of the contested races in Mason County (excluding state judicial and college boards). For full results, see the County Clerk’s posting at www.masoncounty.net, click under Clerk (results are expected later today).   Registered voters: 22,564 Ballots cast: 14,766, 65.44%   President Mitt Romney, (Rep): 7,580, 51.69% Barack Obama, (Dem): 6,856, 46.75% Virgil Goode, Jr.…

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Obit: Eleanor Ackerman, 82, Ludington

November 7, 2012

Eleanor Lois Ackerman age 82 of Ludington, passed away on November 4, 2012 at Tendercare of Ludington. She was born December 6, 1929 daughter of the late Jack and Impi (Laine) Baker. She married Russell L. Ackerman on June 20, 1947 and was employed by GM in Grand Rapids, MI. Eleanor enjoyed her retirement years in Walhalla and is survived…

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Death notices: Adams, Obrecht

November 7, 2012

Victoria Ann Marie Adams age 21 of Ludington, passed away on November 6, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center of West Michigan. The family has entrusted Oak Grove Funeral Home with arrangements. Mr. Daniel Obrecht, age 90, of Clare, formerly of Mason County, passed away on November 7, 2012. Arrangements are being cared for by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services.

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Cole will be next sheriff

November 7, 2012
Cole will be next sheriff

LUDINGTON – On Jan. 1, 2013 Kim Cole will be sworn in as the new Mason County Sheriff, following in the footsteps of his great-great grandfather Henry Cole, who served as Mason County Sheriff for a term in the late 19th Century. Kim Cole, a 17-year sergeant in the sheriff’s office, defeated Sheriff Jeff Fiers Tuesday night with 68 percent…

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Consider investing in MCP

November 7, 2012

As you are aware, Mason County Press is advertiser and “investor” supported, which allows us to provide free access to our readers. We believe this is an important business model and it is our mission to continue this. We want this to be your site. It was created for the people of Mason County so they have free news and…

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Nellis wins judgeship in tight race

November 7, 2012
Nellis wins judgeship in tight race

LUDINGTON — Jeff Nellis will be Mason County’s next probate judge. The Hamlin Township resident and Ludington based attorney defeated Ludington native and Michigan Court of Appeals attorney Nick Krieger during Tuesday’s General Election. The race was close, however. Real close. Throughout the night Nellis and Krieger were neck and neck as each of the 25 voting precincts came in.…

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Probate judge race close

November 7, 2012

LUDINGTON — With 23 of the 25 voting precincts in, Jeff Nellis is the leader of the Probate Judge race, barely. With Branch and Sherman townships to report, Nellis holds a 50.58 percent lead over Nick Krieger, 5,720 to 5,546.

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Cole predicted to win

November 7, 2012

LUDINGTON — With 22 of the 25 voting precincts in, we are declaring Kim Cole as Mason County’s next sheriff. With only Amber, Branch and Sherman townships to come in, Cole has received 69 percent of the vote. Cole originally won the Republican primary against incumbent Jeff Fiers. After that election, Fiers announced he was running a write-in campaign. “We…

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Ludington charter amendment defeated

November 6, 2012

LUDINGTON — The Ludington charter amendment to increase the mayor’s term limits has been defeated by a 66 percent margin. The amendment was requesting the mayor’s term will not be extended from three four-year terms to five four-year terms.

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Sheriff totals to date

November 6, 2012

Here are the totals to date for Sheriff race as of 10:40 p.m.: Meade: Cole 35; Fiers 38 Ludington 2: Cole 413; Fiers 115 Ludington 5: Cole 414; Fiers 98 Victory: Cole 357; Fiers 212 Ludington 6: Cole 399; Fiers 110 PM 1: Cole 202; Write-in 71 (not verified for Fiers) Ludington 3: Cole 445; Write-in 107 (not verified for…

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