Case against Phillips based on circumstantial evidence

October 8, 2013
Case against Phillips based on circumstantial evidence

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — The case against Sean Michael Phillips — the man accused of killing his infant daughter — is based on a variety of circumstantial evidence collected through testimony and by Sean’s own writing. MCP has acquired a copy of the transcript from the Oct. 4, 2013 probable cause hearing that determined murder charges would be…

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Update: Names released in Walhalla crash

October 8, 2013
Update: Names released in Walhalla crash

BRANCH TWP. — Theresa Grimes, a 37-year-old Walhalla woman has died from injuries sustained after jumping into traffic on U.S. 10 Monday afternoon. She had been taken to a Grand Rapids hospital, where she died overnight. The incident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. about a mile west of Wallhalla. Sheriff Kim Cole said the woman was driving east on U.S.…

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Update: woman dies after traffic incident

October 8, 2013
Update: woman dies after traffic incident

BRANCH TWP. — A 37-year-old Walhalla woman has died from injuries sustained after jumping into traffic on U.S. 10 Monday afternoon. She had been taken to a Grand Rapids hospital, where she died overnight. The incident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. about a mile west of Wallhalla. Sheriff Kim Cole said the woman was driving east on U.S. 10 when…

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Miss Ludington pageant accepting applications

October 8, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Miss Ludington Area Scholarship Pageant is accepting applications for contestants and for Princesses. The pageant will be held Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, admission is $5 per person. Applications for contestants and Princesses can be found online at www.missludingtonarea.com. Princess applications can also be found at A Bride’s Time Bridal. Scholarships available…

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Woman attempts to commit suicide on highway

October 7, 2013
Woman attempts to commit suicide on highway

BRANCH TWP. — A 37-year-old Walhalla woman has been taken to a Grand Rapids hospital after she apparently attempted to commit suicide on U.S. 10 this afternoon. As a result, U.S. 10 is closed between Benson and Schoenherr roads. The incident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. about a mile west of Wallhalla. Sheriff Kim Cole said the woman was driving…

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Suspect accussed of trooper’s murder waives Manistee prelim

October 7, 2013
Suspect accussed of trooper’s murder waives Manistee prelim

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. MANISTEE — Eric John Knysz, the man accused of murdering Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield, has waived his preliminary examination in Manistee County district court. Knysz faces murder charges in Mason County but also being charged with several crimes in Manistee County as well. Eric Knysz hobbled into the 85th District Court room this afternoon,…

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Badger back to single crossings, last week of season

October 7, 2013
Badger back to single crossings, last week of season

LUDINGTON — The S.S. Badger is back to single daily crossings as it enters its last week of the 2014 sailing season. Traditionally, the Badger ends its double-sailing schedule after Labor Day weekend. While that happened this year, within a few weeks it was back to double crossings due to the demand of commercial traffic, particularly the transport of wind…

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Barn owners invited to learn about quilt trail

October 7, 2013
Barn owners invited to learn about quilt trail

LUDINGTON — Barn owners are invited to attend a meeting on the future of Mason County Barn Quilt Trail on October 22 at 7 p.m. at the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce, 5300 West US 10.  There is no charge to attend. The presentation is being organized by the Barn Quilt Trail Committee of the Mason County Cultural Economic…

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Welcome to the world… Malachi and Dominic

October 7, 2013
Welcome to the world… Malachi and Dominic

Welcome to the world: Malachi Gene Maximus Teague, born Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. He is the son of Adelynn Luna and Daniel Teague of Ludington. Dominic Kieth Martinez, born Monday, October 7, 2013 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. He is the son of Brandi and Donald Martinez of Ludington. Birth announcements are brought to you by…

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Obit: Ruth Bogner, 89 of Carr Settlement

October 7, 2013
Obit: Ruth Bogner, 89 of Carr Settlement

Ruth Sophie Bogner, aged 89, a lifelong resident of Carr Settlement passed away peacefully October 5, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family. She died from congestive heart failure while under Heartland Hospice Care.  Ruth was born Biruta Sophie Maleckas on April 27, 1924 and grew up in Custer, Michigan with her two siblings and parents Frank and Valeria…

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DNR to hold forest management open house

October 7, 2013

CADILLAC — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host an open house on Nov. 7 in Cadillac to provide information and receive public comment on proposed forest management treatments for 2015 in the Cadillac management unit, which includes Lake, Mason, Missaukee, Osceola and Wexford counties. The open house is set for: Thursday, Nov. 7, 4 to 7 p.m. Carl T. Johnson…

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Chance of showers today

October 7, 2013
Chance of showers today

Superior Electric Outdoor Report. Ludington and Pentwater: Mostly cloudy with high temperatures at 59 degrees F. Showers possible by 3 p.m., 50%; humidity: 60%; wind: west-northwest at 17 mph. Scottville: Mostly cloudy with temperatures reaching 60 degrees F. Showers possible by 3 p.m., 50%; humidity: 60%; wind: west-northwest at 16 mph.

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Stop bullying in its tracks

October 7, 2013
Stop bullying in its tracks

Renew. Rebuild. Recover.  Introducing a new blog from the staff of West Michigan Community Mental Health. This blog will discuss topics of relevance to mental health in our community, state and country.  Bullying is linked to mental health problems and unhealthy behaviors in kids who are bullied, kids who bully others, and kids who witness bullying. In October, schools and…

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Plant a seed, grow a library

October 6, 2013

Spring bulbs are available for order at the Mason County district libraries in Ludington and Scottville. Proceeds will help raise funds for the libraries.  Plants will be delivered directly to your home by October 31.  Order forms are available at the libraries in Ludington and Scottville. Order deadline is October 12.  Library open hours are: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday and Friday,…

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Jaycees seeking vendors for sale

October 6, 2013

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — The Ludington Area Jaycees is still seeking vendors for its 4th Annual Bags, Baubles & Beauty Sale to be held on Saturday, October 19th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church on Bryant Road in Ludington. The sale will include gently used purses, bags and jewelry from individuals as well as professional…

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