Couple’s cross lake swim cut short for medical reasons

August 16, 2012
Couple’s cross lake swim cut short for medical reasons

Sara and Jeff Tow set off on their swim across Lake Michigan from Two Rivers, Wis. Tuesday morning. They came within a few miles of reaching their goal of the Michigan shoreline when they were declared physically unable to finish. According to their GPS reports, posted on the Through the Blue Facebook page, the Tows had been pushed much further…

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Scottville City Commission to meet Aug. 20

August 14, 2012

The Scottville City Commission is scheduled to meet Monday, Aug. 20 at 5:30 p.m. Below is the agenda and city manager notes available for download. Scottville City Commission 082012

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West Shore to hold safety and health seminar

August 14, 2012

VICTORY TWP. – West Shore Community College and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) Training Institute are co-sponsoring a two-day Safety and Health Management Seminar on Sept. 12 and 13, from 9 a.m. –4 p.m., in the Administrative & Conference Center, MBT Room. The seminar will focus upon the direct relationship between effective management and lower workplace injury and…

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Friendship day at Ludington library

August 14, 2012

In honor of Craig R. Rasmussen, children of all ages and their families, caregivers and FRIENDS are invited to enjoy Friendship Day at the Craig R. Rasmussen Outdoor Activity Area at the Ludington Library Monday, August 20 1 to 4 p.m.  There will be ice cream, games and activities to celebrate, enjoy and honor our friends.  Children under age 8…

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Write-in campaign is legal, but will cost the tax payers

August 13, 2012
Write-in campaign is legal, but will cost the tax payers

Sheriff Jeff Fiers can conduct a write-in campaign and it is not illegal under the Michigan Sore Losers law. “The bottom line here is that there would be no party designation as his name will not appear on the ballot,” County Clerk Jim Riffle told Mason County Press. “The Canvass Board will make all determinations related to the validity of…

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Fiers bid as a write-in may be illegal

August 12, 2012
Fiers bid as a write-in may be illegal

  Over the weekend Sheriff Jeff Fiers announced on his Facebook page that he will be conducting a write-in campaign against Republican candidate for sheriff Kim Cole. Cole defeated Fiers in Tuesday’s primary election. There is no Democrat candidate. But, Fiers’ announcement opens up some questions. The main question is can he legally run a campaign for sheriff in the…

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Fiers will run as write-in candidate

August 11, 2012
Fiers will run as write-in candidate

  UPDATE.  Sheriff Jeff Fiers will run for re-election as a write-in campaign in the general election in November. Fiers lost to Sgt. Kim Cole in Tuesday’s Republican primary election. Fiers posted on his Facebook page last night that he was considering running against Cole again in November after receiving 46 percent of the Republican vote Tuesday. In that post…

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Fiers considering write-in campaign

August 11, 2012
Fiers considering write-in campaign

Sheriff Jeff Fiers is considering a write-in campaign for the general election in November. Fiers lost to Sgt. Kim Cole in Tuesday’s Republican primary election. Fiers posted on his Facebook page that he is considering running against Cole again in November after receiving 46 percent of the Republican vote Tuesday. He also said he will not run if Cole offers…

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Couple set to make swim across Lake Michigan but escort boats have backed out

August 10, 2012
Couple set to make swim across Lake Michigan but escort boats have backed out

LUDINGTON — Sara and Jeff Tow will become the first married couple to swim across Lake Michigan, from Two Rivers, Wis. to Ludington while raising awareness of postpartum depression (PPD). The swim will be the first crossing of Lake Michigan by a U.S. female and the second and third lake crossing at Lake Michigan’s midpoint by any individual. This will…

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Moonlighting by Judy Cools: Painting

August 10, 2012
Moonlighting by Judy Cools: Painting

A couple of months ago, after thinking about it for a year, I painted my office at work. I’ve been there a dozen years and for all that time have been looking at institutional gray-beige walls. This was a sanctioned effort, although I’ll admit that I chose the color without supervision. The Friday afternoon came, and I toted all the…

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Court News, Aug. 10, 2012

August 10, 2012

Mason County Court News Proceedings reported as of Aug. 10, 2012 Editor’s note: We are once again posting court proceedings from the Mason County district and circuit courts. We were unable to post the proceedings from the previous three weeks due to schedule conflicts. Court news is posted as it is given to us. Legend: MCSO, Mason County Sheriff’s Office;…

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Ludington city council packet for Monday, Aug. 13

August 10, 2012

Below the packet for the Monday, Aug. 13 meeting of the Ludington city council is available for download. The packet includes the council agenda, minutes to the previous meeting and a list of the city’s bills. ludington city council 081312

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Agenda for MCC School Board meeting, Aug. 13, 2012

August 9, 2012

In an effort to keep the public better informed, Mason County Press will publish agendas and board packets for local public meetings. As citizens of a republic, we are represented by elected officials. These elected officials and the employees of tax funded entities are answerable to the populous. Section 6 of the Michigan Open Meetings Act allows for any citizen to…

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Cole will be next sheriff

August 8, 2012
Cole will be next sheriff

LUDINGTON – Kim Cole of Pere Marquette Township will be Mason County’s next sheriff. Cole defeated Sheriff Jeff Fiers of Custer Township in Tuesday’s primary race, both candidates were running as Republicans and there is no Democrat candidate. Cole won 53 percent of the Republican ticket votes 3,412 to 2,965. Fiers won several of the eastern county precincts, some by…

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Results of the election

August 8, 2012

LUDINGTON – In addition to sheriff, there will be some new faces in Mason County government next year. There will also be some familiar faces as well. Shirley Smith of Fountain won the Republican nomination for county treasurer, defeating Sherry Wyman of Scottville 2,946 to 2,573. There is no Democratic candidate which means Smith is likely to win the November…

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Arts Center Sweet Summer coming to a close

August 7, 2012

Ludington Area Center for the Arts has had an exciting summer and is closing it out with two must see concerts.  After a summer full of activity, Krista Detor, on August 17, and Ryan and Amber Kilpatrick, on August 24, will finish out the Center’s summer series of concerts as we approach Labor Day, the official close of summer in…

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Today is primary election day

August 7, 2012
Today is primary election day

Mason County voters will, for all practical purposes, be selecting their next sheriff, county treasurer, county surveyor and several commissioners today. Though the election is a primary election, meaning it is the chance to nominate the candidate for the party of your choice, the majority of the races are exclusively Republican. The only contested Democrat race in Mason County is…

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3 departments respond to fire in Amber Twp.

August 6, 2012
3 departments respond to fire in Amber Twp.

  AMBER TWP. – Three fire departments responded to a fire at Mid-Way Auto Sales, 645 W. U.S. 10-31 this afternoon. When the first truck arrived, flames were shooting out of the peak of the roof, Scottville Fire Chief Dale Larr said. The building was built as a motel, the Scottville Motel, most likely in the 1950s. It is a…

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