Life In Riverton – Our first community column

January 22, 2012
Life In Riverton – Our first community column

Editor’s note: I am excited to introduce to you Carmelitta Tiffany, our very first Community Columnist. I first met Carmelitta “back in the day” when she was a West Shore Community College photography student. I have followed her endeavors through the years, especially when she was a staff photographer/writer at the Manistee News Advocate.  Now, she will be talking about Life…

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Contact

January 22, 2012

Mason County Press is owned by Media Group 31, LLC, 405 N. Main Street, Scottville, MI 49454 Editor-in-Chief Rob Alway email: [email protected] phone/text: 231-757-3202 Senior Sales & Marketing Consultant Pam Prior email: [email protected] phone/text: 231-690-3188

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Van for cancer patients is a Road to Recovery

January 21, 2012
Van for cancer patients is a Road to Recovery

By ROB ALWAY mcp.com editor   LUDINGTON — Every weekday, the Mason County chapter of the American Cancer Society’s Ride for a Cure van transports six to eight cancer patients to Muskegon.   The van leaves at noon and is back by 3 p.m.   Road to Recovery began almost three years ago as a result of many years of…

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Manistee Co-op hockey falls to Big Rapids

January 21, 2012
Manistee Co-op hockey falls to Big Rapids

By SALLY LIPPS mcp.com sports correspondent   BIG RAPIDS — Manistee Varsity Co-op Hockey team traveled to Big Rapids Friday to take on the Big Rapids Cardinals.  The Manistee Co-op team has players from Manistee, Ludington, Mason County Central, Hart and Shelby High Schools.   Manistee played a very strong first period with just one penalty and scoring their first…

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Scottville director nears completion of movie

January 19, 2012
Scottville director nears completion of movie

By ROB ALWAY, Editor Film director Harold Cronk stopped by our Ludington office today to talk about his upcoming movie, “Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Conspiracy.” Cronk, known by us Scottville people as Dave — and known in the film industry as just Cronk — is co-owner of 10 West Studios in Manistee. He is a 1993 graduate of Mason…

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Nurse spends his winter evenings painting

January 18, 2012
Nurse spends his winter evenings painting

By ROB ALWAY, mcp.com editor LUDINGTON — A couple years ago, Scott Talsma’s son wanted the cartoon character Wall-E painted on his bedroom wall. Scott had always been interested in drawing and painting, so he tackled the project, making large wall decorations. That project inspired him to get more serious about art. “When I was growing up in Scottville my…

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Hospitality INC, volunteers are key

January 18, 2012
Volunteers pray before a recent meal at Hospitality INC

By ROB ALWAY, mcp.com editor LUDINGTON — Tuesday was not a night to be outdoors. An early morning rain turned into snow mid-morning which continued into the early evening, when the wind picked up. But, not everyone has a place to stay indoors. That’s where Hospitality in the Name of Christ (INC) has been a blessing on so many. In it’s…

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About

January 18, 2012

Our Vision To be the most trusted and reliable source for news and information in the market we serve. Our Mission We are committed to providing news and information for Mason County, Michigan, with quality, integrity and fairness. Our Values VALUE Our readers, contributors and advertisers are our most valuable assets. INTEGRITY We always strive to act fairly, ethically and…

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Snow express

January 18, 2012
Snow express

Snow flies away from a Marquette Railroad train as it makes its way through downtown Scottville Tuesday afternoon. mcp.com photo/ROB ALWAY

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We are looking for community columnists

January 17, 2012

MasonCountyPress.com is looking for regular contributors to write about their community. We are interested in people who enjoy writing and who enjoy where they live. The columnist will have artistic freedom to write about anything he/she would like with emphasis on their community. These may be features about days gone by, stories about upcoming or recent events, observations about the weather,…

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Welcome to our new supporters

January 17, 2012
Welcome to our new supporters

This is week two of the life of MasonCountyPress.com. I am pleased to report that we are getting some great response from many people who have come out to support this effort. I would like to thank those who have made financial donations and I would like to thank and welcome our advertisers: Gene’s Ventures, Kim Cole for Mason County…

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Snow scenes

January 17, 2012

  John Mickevich of Ludington submitted these photographs that he took around the area last weekend. The photograph on the left was taken along Conrad Road in Pere Marquette Township. The photograph on the right is of the Father Marquette Memorial on the Buttersville Peninsula. Today’s weather started out with rain that has now turned to snow.

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MCE homecoming

January 14, 2012
MCE homecoming

CUSTER — A snow day at Fremont Providence High School caused the Mason County Eastern homecoming game to be postponed from Friday to this afternoon. The Cardinals defeated Fremont 48-40. Laura Stickney, daughter of Steve and Jill Stickney was named Homecoming Queen while Peter Larsen, son of David Larsen and Susan Heyse, was crowned King. mcp.net photos/ROB ALWAY Flower girl…

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MCC vs. North Muskegon

January 13, 2012
MCC vs. North Muskegon

mcp.net photo/ROB ALWAY Mason County Central varsity boys basketball team played North Muskegon tonight in Scottville. MCC won 70-68 in double overtime.  

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Clearing snow

January 13, 2012
Clearing snow

mcp.net photo/ROB ALWAY Nick Pomorski of Schmock Landscaping uses a snowblower to clear snow at the Mason County Courthouse in Ludington this afternoon. Snow is expected to continue until Monday when temperatures will rise into the upper ’30s.

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Winter arrives

January 13, 2012
Winter arrives

mcp.net photo/ROB ALWAY Naaman Lemire of Fountain shovels snow in downtown Scottville today. Lemire works for Holden’s Home Emporium. The area received several inches of snow last night causing emergency services to keep busy.

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Moving around the Mitt

January 12, 2012
Moving around the Mitt

Photo by MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER SCOTTVILLE — Win with Wellness committee member Pamm Huether, right, hands a Move around the Mitt tracking form to Tammy Sue Bailey at an indoor walking event Wednesday at Mason County Central Middle School.  Win with Wellness is challenging the community to “Move around the Mitt” by collectively moving 1,155 miles while exercising this winter, which…

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Sunset over PM lake

January 12, 2012
Sunset over PM lake

Leanne Enbody of Ludington submitted this photograph of Wednesday's sunset over Pere Marquette Lake. The image was taken from Waterfront Park.

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