Two arrested Monday on warrants

December 31, 2013

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people Monday on separate incidences. A 24-year-old Scottville man was arrested at 6:56 p.m. at 143 N. Jebavy Drive. He was charged with a probation violation and was lodged in the Mason County Jail. A 23-year-old Ludington man was arrested at 7:11 p.m. following a traffic stop on Nelson…

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Cold night to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

December 31, 2013
Cold night to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

If you are heading to the Downtown Ludington New Year’s Eve Ball Drop tonight, you will want to dress warm. Here is today’s weather forecast, sponsored by Superior Electric: Today: Cloudy and mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow today with less than 1 inch of accumulation expected; temperature only reaching 12 degrees; wind: west-northwest at 18 mph.  Tonight,…

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Snowmobiler’s body recovered from river

December 30, 2013
Snowmobiler’s body recovered from river

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. AMBER TWP. — Police and fire personnel have recovered the body of William Green, the 35-year-old Ludington resident who accidentally drove his snowmobile off a 150-foot embankment into the Pere Marquette River Sunday night. Crews started the search this morning and found the body in 5.5 feet of water about 75 yards downstream from the point…

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Conditions treacherous for recovery of snowmobiler

December 30, 2013
Conditions treacherous for recovery of snowmobiler

AMBER TWP. — Emergency personnel continued to search for the body of William Green Monday afternoon along the banks of the Pere Marquette River. The 35-year-old Ludington resident presumably drowned in the river Sunday night after his snowmobile went off a 150-foot embankment, about a quarter mile south of the intersection of Gordon and Conrad roads. Preparing the site for…

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Lots to do on New Year’s Eve

December 30, 2013
Lots to do on New Year’s Eve

By Carrie Klemm. MCP Correspondent. What are you doing New Year’s Eve? Though you may be thinking of staying in to watch the ball drop in Times Square on TV, if you get the itch to head out, there are several holiday specials and live music happenings all around Ludington. The fifth annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, featuring west…

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Personnel continue search for snowmobiler, presumed dead after crash in river

December 30, 2013
Personnel continue search for snowmobiler, presumed dead after crash in river

Name released. AMBER TWP. — Emergency personnel continue their search this morning for the driver of a snowmobile that fell into the Pere Marquette River Sunday night. William Green, 35, of Ludington is presumed dead following the crash that took place around 7:15 p.m. His snowmobile was recovered Sunday night but rescuers were unable to find the body. Dangerous currents,…

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Sheriff’s office arrests 2 over weekend

December 30, 2013

Two people were arrested by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office this weekend in separate incidences. On Friday, Dec. 27, a 40-year-old Fountain man was arrested on an outstanding Mason County Friend of the Court warrant on West State Street in the City of Scottville. The man’s vehicle had broken down on the street and deputies stopped to assist at 7:06…

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Temps in teens today, snow tonight

December 30, 2013
Temps in teens today, snow tonight

Here is today’s weather forecast, sponsored by Superior Electric: Today: Cloudy with a 20% chance of snow, high temperature of 16 degrees; wind: west-northwest at 7 mph. Tonight, 70% chance of snow beginning around 5 p.m. with a low of 12; 2 to 4 inches expected. Sunset: 5:17 p.m. Tomorrow: Sunrise at 8:20 a.m. Snow showers early becoming more scattered later.…

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Snowmobiler presumed dead after crash in river

December 29, 2013
Snowmobiler presumed dead after crash in river

AMBER TWP. — A 34-year-old Ludington man is presumed dead after the snowmobile he was riding went into the Pere Marquette River Sunday night. His name is not being released until his family is notified. Emergency personnel were called to the corner of Gordon and Conrad roads at 7:17 p.m. for the report of a snowmobile that had fallen over…

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Top stories of 2013

December 29, 2013
Top stories of 2013

Mason County Press recently asked its readers to help rank the top news stories of the year. We listed the eight stories/topics that received the highest views on our site in 2013. We also had a place for write-in votes. Survey participants were asked to select the three stories they thought had the most impact on the community. The murder…

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Obit: Alice Penny, 75, Free Soil

December 29, 2013
Obit: Alice Penny, 75, Free Soil

Alice “Sue” Penny, aged 75 of Free Soil passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013 at Spectrum Health – Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.  Sue was born on July 12, 1938 in Detroit, the daughter of Earl and Alice (Mellor) Winner, and married Ronald Penny on March 23, 1957 at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Livonia.  They celebrated 42 years together before…

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Drive Safe, Drive Sober will provide New Year’s Eve rides again

December 29, 2013

LUDINGTON — Several organizations and businesses are once again trying to assure that New Year’s revelers have a safe time. Drive Safe, Drive Sober is a partnership between Mason County law enforcement agencies, Ludington Beverage Co., various local establishments, the Ludington Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Mothers Against Drunk Driving of Mason County and S.A.D.D. Ludington Police Chief Mark Barnett…

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Rep. Franz recognized for perfect attendance in Lansing

December 28, 2013
Rep. Franz recognized for perfect attendance in Lansing

LANSING — State Rep. Ray Franz achieved a perfect attendance record for the 2013 legislative year. The Onekama Republican, who represents Mason County, participated in every legislative session this past year, as well as in all hearings before committees he serves on. “I take the responsibility of serving the people in the 101st District very seriously,” Franz said. “Residents sent…

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State Police offers snowmobile safety tips

December 28, 2013

HART — The Michigan State Police Hart Post reminds you to be cautious this winter before venturing out on a frozen lake or pond. Remember that there is no such thing as 100 percent safe ice.  The safest ice to walk on or drive on is new, clear ice that is not covered by snow.  The minimum thickness of ice…

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Oceana County Parent Connection Meeting

December 28, 2013

PENTWATER — The Oceana County Parent Coalition will hold its bi-monthly Parent Connection meeting on Thursday, January 9th from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. at Storybook Village, 560 S. Hancock St. Guest speaker for the evening will be Katie Jourdan from District Health Department #10 speaking on “Whooping Cough: It Can Take Your Breath Away.” Dinner and childcare will be provided and…

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