Welcome to the world! Brennen, Joshua, Henry, Gavin, Hunter.

February 14, 2014
Welcome to the world! Brennen, Joshua, Henry, Gavin, Hunter.

Welcome to the world… Hunter James Windemuller, the son of Bobbi Jo Bishop and David Windemuller of Hart, was born February 11, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Brennen Robert Weiner, the son of Bridget and Richard Weiner of Free Soil, was born February 12, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Joshua Daniel Hollenbeck, the son of Christine and Daniel Hollenbeck of…

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Pentwater WinterFest continues this weekend

February 14, 2014
Pentwater WinterFest continues this weekend

PENTWATER — WinterFest continues this weekend in Pentwater. Events include a Valentine’s Day wine tasting and food pairing tonight at The Antler Bar downtown. Saturday events include a chili cook-off and wine sampling at Cenzo’s Fresh Market and Spirits, Cabin Fever beer tasting to benefit COVE at the Village Pub along with Sledding. For complete details go to www.pentwater.org. 

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Are your finances healthy?

February 14, 2014
Are your finances healthy?

Good Neighbor Tips. A blog by Erin Doan State Farm Insurance Agency. We are pleased to welcome a new contributor and advertiser, Erin Doan State Farm Insurance Agency of Scottville. Erin and his team provide you with weekly Good Neighbor Tips. Mason County Press is able to continue to be a free service to our readers thanks to the support…

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Funeral services for Amanda and Lillian Collins are next Friday

February 13, 2014
Funeral services for Amanda and Lillian Collins are next Friday

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — The memorial service for Amanda Collins and her infant daughter, Lillian Grace Collins, will be Friday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church on Nelson Road. There will be visitation from noon to 2 p.m. and a light reception following at the church. Amanda and Lillian died last week following a two-vehicle crash on…

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Sheriff praises firefighters for help in last week’s fatal crash

February 13, 2014
Sheriff praises firefighters for help in last week’s fatal crash

HAMLIN TWP. — Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole praised the work of firefighters during last week’s crash that resulted in the death Amanda Collins and her infant daughter, and has left the other daughter in critical condition. “I just wanted to thank the firefighters, Chief Vandervest and the guys,” Sheriff Cole said at the Hamlin Township Board of Trustees meeting…

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Hamlin board denies transportation ballot request

February 13, 2014
Hamlin board denies transportation ballot request

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  HAMLIN TWP. — The Hamlin Township Board of Trustees chose to not put public transportation on the ballot. The request came from the Committee for Hamlin Transportation which had asked the board to place a request for up to 1 mill on the August ballot. See related story here.  Several residents spoke on both sides of…

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Sheriff’s office report, Feb. 12, 2014

February 13, 2014

The following is the activity report of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office for Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014: – 3:33 a.m.: 911 hang up call, 4200 block of South Lakeshore Dr., Summit Twp. Unfounded. – 8 a.m.: Late sex offender registration, MCSO, City of Ludington, warrant request for a Hamlin Twp. man. – 6:28 p.m.: Car/deer crash, no injuries, Fountain and…

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Hamlin board to discuss transportation millage

February 13, 2014

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. HAMLIN TOWNSHIP — Barry Mathhews has been one of the people who has been campaigning for public transportation in Hamlin Township since the Committee for Hamlin Transportation (also known as Hamlin Rides) formed in 2011. The 30-year township resident’s support in the matter derives from his own inability to drive the 4.5 miles from his Lincoln…

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Hamlin resident encourages public transit supporters to attend tonight’s meeting

February 13, 2014

Letter to the Editor. There is a dedicated group of Hamlin Township residents working hard to reach their neighbors and friends to explain the need for a public transportation system in Hamlin. Many residents mistakenly believe we already have the bus because they see an occasional privately contracted bus in the Hamlin area. The Committee for Hamlin Public Transportation (Hamlin…

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How you can help us cover the Trooper Butterfield murder trial

February 13, 2014
How you can help us cover the Trooper Butterfield murder trial

A PayPal donation button is located on top of the advertising sidebar here at www.MasonCountyPress.com. Dear Readers: Next week, Eric Knysz will go on trial in 51st Circuit Court for the Sept. 9, 2013 murder of Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield. This trial is expected to last nine days. Mason County Press was the first news organization to break…

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Research vessel will be in Ludington harbor next week

February 13, 2014
Research vessel will be in Ludington harbor next week

Fishermen urged to use caution. The oceanographic research vessel R/V Sikuliaq will be in Ludington harbor next week performing sea trials. During that time, the vessel will be breaking ice through the Ludington channel to its destination at the OxyChem dock. The vessel is expected to arrive from Marinette, Wis. on Feb. 17 and will be in and out of…

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Firefighter rescues girlfriend from the flu…

February 13, 2014
Firefighter rescues girlfriend from the flu…

Harris-Walton. An engagement story. Samantha Danielle Harris and Tyler John Walton, both of Ludington, will get married on October 18, 2014 at Mason County Reformed Church in Amber Township. Tyler didn’t let a little flu stop him from asking Samantha to marry him. “I was extremely sick with the flu and had fallen asleep,” Samantha recalls. “Tyler said he needed…

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Temperature to reach 29 today!

February 13, 2014
Temperature to reach 29 today!

Today, cloudy skies with afternoon snow showers. High temperature of 29 degrees F. Winds, south-southeast at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow, 60%. Tonight, snow showers early with a chance of lingering snow showers later. Low, 17 F. Winds, west-southwest at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow, 50%. Friday, scattered flurries and snow showers with a high temperature…

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Man arrested for road rage

February 12, 2014
Man arrested for road rage

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — A 43-year-old Chase man was arrested by Mason County sheriff’s deputies Tuesday on the charge of road rage/reckless driving. The arrest occurred at 7:53 a.m. near the intersection of U.S. 10 and Pere Marquette Hwy. The man allegedly drove into another vehicle following a dispute on the roadway. In a separate incident, deputies arrested a 25-year-old…

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Obit: Vernita Joyce Allard, 81, Ludington

February 12, 2014
Obit: Vernita Joyce Allard, 81, Ludington

Vernita Joyce (Fox) Allard, 81, of Ludington, passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Oakview Medical Care Facility. She was born March 28, 1932 in Ludington to Homer and Maurine (Rasmussen) Fox.  She attended Lincoln Valley and Pere Marquette Elementary and graduated from Ludington High School, class of 1950.  She married Robert Allard on November 4, 1950. Vernita was a past…

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