Obit: James Storm, 86, Hamlin Twp.

November 25, 2013

James B. Storm age 86 of Hamlin Lake, Ludington, MI passed away November 23, 2013 at Hackley Great Lakes Specialty Hospital in Muskegon, MI. He was born June 19, 1927 in Parr, Indiana son of Reverend Erick A. and Gertrude E. (Strauch) Storm. Jim grew up in Onekama, MI as a boy and attended Onekama Grade School and later moved…

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2 injured on 31 bypass, car rolls over on expressway

November 25, 2013
2 injured on 31 bypass, car rolls over on expressway

AMBER TWP. — Two people were injured in a head-on crash on the U.S. 31 bypass near Scottville Monday afternoon. The crash occurred on a slushy highway around 2:30 p.m. About the same time, a report of a single vehicle rollover was reported on U.S 31 expressway near the rest area in Summit Township. The Amber Township crash involved two…

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Ludington to hold public hearing on House of Flavors tax abatement request

November 25, 2013

LUDINGTON — Ludington City Council will hold a public hearing tonight to discuss an application from House of Flavors for a tax abatement. The ice cream manufacturer is building an addition to build a new boiler system at its downtown Ludington plant. It is requesting 50% tax abatement on the new addition for 12 years and it is requesting a…

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MCC school board to discuss faculty staffing

November 25, 2013

SCOTTVILLE – Three teachers of accepted the Mason County Central Board of Education’s early retirment incentive, allowing the school to avoid faculty layoffs. Because of the three teachers accepting the retirements, there are now some vacancies beyond the staffing reduction of two teachers passed by the board at the Oct. 21 meeting. During the regular school board meeting tonight, Superintendent…

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Snow and wind today

November 25, 2013
Snow and wind today

The outdoor report for Mason County is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington: 231-845-0126; www.supelectric.com. Today: Snow and wind with high temperature of 34 degrees F; low tonight of 31 degrees with snow showers continuing; humidity: 75%; wind: southwest at 24 mph. Chance of snow: 100% this afternoon with 1 to 3 inches expected; 60% tonight with 1 to 2 inches expected.…

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Christmas events in Hart, Silver Lake area

November 25, 2013

HART — Several Christmas holiday events will take place in the Hart-Silver Lake area beginning this Friday with a Christmas parade in Hart, among many other fun activities. Click here for more information.

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Sheriff’s weekend report

November 25, 2013

The following is a report on the activity of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office from Nov. 22 to 24, 2013: Nov. 22 – 4:45 p.m.: Two vehicle crash, no injuries, State Street and Reinberg Avenue, City of Scottville. – 5:37 p.m.: Car/deer, no injuries, Scottville and Meisenheimer roads, Riverton Township. – 6:11 p.m.: Car/deer, no injuries, U.S. 10 and Poplar…

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DNR reminders hunters about guidelines for importing game meat taken in other states

November 25, 2013

As successful deer, elk and moose hunters return from trips in Michigan and beyond, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters that there are regulations regarding the importation of carcasses from certain other states and provinces. For free-ranging deer, elk or moose taken in Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North and South Dakota,…

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Williams-Engblade wedding

November 25, 2013
Williams-Engblade wedding

  Mairead Engblade and Ryan Williams were married June 1, 2013 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Ludington, followed by a reception at the Scottville Optimist Center in Scottville. Pastor William Heuther officiated. Mairead is the daughter of Robert and Diann Engblade. She is a 2006 graduate of Ludington High School; has an Associate of Arts degree from West Shore Community…

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Area under Lake Effect snow advisory

November 23, 2013

From the National Weather Service: 317 AM EST SAT NOV 23 2013 …LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 AM EST SUNDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 AM EST SUNDAY. HAZARDOUS WEATHER… * LAKE…

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Badger captain passes away

November 22, 2013
Badger captain passes away

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. UPDATED. LUDINGTON — Captain Dean Hobbs, senior captain of the S.S. Badger, passed away Thursday evening while playing hockey. The cause of death has not yet been stated. Dean lived in Traverse City but also had a home on Ferry Street in Ludington (which was fitting). It’s debatable whether Dean was a better captain or a…

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Homeschooling as an educational choice

November 22, 2013
Homeschooling as an educational choice

By D’Ann Rohrer. MCP Correspondent. (Editor’s note: This is the first article in a three-part series about choices parents have in their children’s education. D’Ann Rohrer is a certified teacher and holds a master’s degree in education. She worked several years as a public school teacher and currently has two teenage children enrolled in public high school. Her two elementary-aged…

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Arraignments, as of Nov. 20, 2013

November 22, 2013
Arraignments, as of Nov. 20, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON – The following were arraigned this past week in front of the magistrate of the 79th District Court of Mason County:  Felonies –         Donald Thomas Miller, 25, of 607 E. Danaher St., Ludington, was arrested Nov. 18 by the Ludington Police Department (LPD) for a felony of interfering with an electronic communication device. A preliminary…

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Court sentences as of Nov. 20, 2013

November 22, 2013
Court sentences as of Nov. 20, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  51st Circuit Court LUDINGTON – The following defendant was sentenced this past week in 51st Circuit Court: –         Michael William Kelly, 42, of 105 Gay St., Scottville, was found guilty Oct. 22 of carrying concealed weapon. He was sentenced Nov. 19 to 180 days in jail with credit for two days served; must serve three months up…

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Suspect charged for assault on corrections officer

November 22, 2013
Suspect charged for assault on corrections officer

LUDINGTON — Eric Michael Klopp of Muskegon was arraigned Thursday in Mason County’s 79th District Court for assaulting a corrections officer. The incident occurred about 1 a.m. Thursday when Klopp allegedly resisted correction deputies during booking at the Mason County Jail, resulting in a knee injury to Dep. Ed Rasmussen. Rasmussen was treated and released from Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.…

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