County campground welcome center ceremony

September 3, 2013

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — The Mason County Board of Commissioners and the Mason County Parks and Recreation Commission governing board are inviting the citizens of Mason County to a dedication ceremony for the new Welcome Center at the Mason County Campground. The ceremony for the Center is scheduled at 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 5906 W. Chauvez…

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Fetters hearing adjourned again

September 3, 2013
Fetters hearing adjourned again

LUDINGTON — Lowell Fetters, the man accused of shooting a Ludington police officer, appeared in 51st Circuit Court today only to have his day in court adjourned for another few weeks. Fetters has been charged with 32 counts stemming from a June 2012 incident that included the shooting of Ludington Police Sgt. David Maltbie. In April Fetters waived his right…

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WSCC free bus rides

September 3, 2013

VICTORY TWP. — West Shore Community College will again offer free bus transportation to the college from Ludington, Manistee and Scottville. Beginning today, there will be three round-trips Monday through Thursday, arriving at the campus early morning, before noon, and in the mid-afternoon. There is no service on Friday. The buses depart from and return to Ludington’s Rath Avenue and…

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Love Ludington mini grant winners

September 3, 2013
Love Ludington mini grant winners

LUDINGTON — The Community Foundation of Mason County has announced the winners of the mini grants. Each of the following individuals and/or organizations will receive $500 to go towards their projects: First Place: Resurrect the Ludington City Park fountain. Second Place: Ludington oversized photo frame. Third Place: Ludington splash pad. Fourth Place: Restore/replace picnic tables at Scottville Clown Band Shell.…

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Alleged police shooter to appear in court today

September 3, 2013
Alleged police shooter to appear in court today

LUDINGTON — Lowell Fetters, the man accused of shooting a Ludington police officer, is scheduled to appear in 51st Circuit Court at 3 p.m. today. He has been charged with 32 counts stemming from a June 2012 incident that included the shooting of Ludington Police Sgt. David Maltbie. In April Fetters waived his right to a speedy trial so he…

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Circuit court sentences, as of Aug. 30, 2013

August 30, 2013
Circuit court sentences, as of Aug. 30, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced this past week in 51st Circuit Court: –         Melissa Sue Streeter, 40, of 202 S. Rowe St., Apt. B, Ludington, was found guilty June 27 of controlled substance delivery, less than 50 grams, second offense. She was sentenced Aug. 20 to 330 days in jail with credit for 99 days served; serve…

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District court, as of Aug. 30, 2013

August 30, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced this past week in 79th District Court: –         Lauren Charlene Spinner, 22, of 414 Thornwild Dr., Apt. B-1, Scottville, was found guilty Aug. 20 of second degree retail fraud. She was sentenced to 24 days in jail with credit for 24 days served; $597 in fines, costs and restitution; outpatient…

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Arraignments, as of Aug. 30, 2013

August 30, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned this past week in 79th District Court: Felonies –         Thomas Charles Teague, 59, 109 E. Foster, Apt. 2, Ludington, was arrested Aug. 29 by Michigan State Police, Hart post for sex offender failure to register. A preliminary examination is scheduled for Sept. 11 at 11:15 a.m. Bail: $2,500/personal. –         Lauren Davin…

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Syria protest planned for Saturday at courthouse

August 30, 2013
Syria protest planned for Saturday at courthouse

LUDINGTON – The topic of whether the United States should intervene militarily in Syria is definitely a hot one. Many are calling upon President Obama to recall Congress so it can make the decision. Democrats and Republicans seem to be each on both sides of the topic. Locally, Jana and Michael Brockwell of Ludington wanted to do their share to…

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Congressman Benishek urges President to seek congressional approval on Syria

August 30, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC: Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-01) today urged the Obama Administration to attain Congressional approval before any possible American military strike in Syria. Benishek represents the north portion of Mason County. “Before waging any new military conflict in Syria, I believe President Obama should first seek approval from Congress. The loss of innocent life in Syria has been appalling, but…

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Man who broke into Ray’s arraigned

August 30, 2013

LUDINGTON — Klaus Robert Reimann, 59, 807 E. Ludington Ave., has been charged with malicious destruction of a building in relation to an incident last week at Ray’s Auto-Marine. In the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 22, Reimann was found hanging out of a window at the business located at 801 S. Washington Ave. He was transported to Memorial Medical Center by…

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Beach hazard, thunderstorms possible today

August 30, 2013
Beach hazard, thunderstorms possible today

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Labor Day weekend is upon us, the last weekend of the 2013 summer tourist season. Below are the current Lake Michigan shoreline surface water temperatures followed by the current weather, as of 2:10 p.m. Friday. Lake Michigan water temperatures: Stearns Park, Ludington: 72 degrees F Ludington State Park: 67 degrees F Summit Park: 71 degrees F…

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Public impressed with hospital expansion

August 29, 2013
Public impressed with hospital expansion

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.LUDINGTON — The nearly $15 million expansion and renovation at Memorial Medical Center received many accolades from the public this afternoon. An open house gave the public its first glance inside the 41,260 square foot project. Of that, almost 38,000 square feet is a new emergency department, the center point of the project. “It’s like you’re in…

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Scottville Harvest Festival schedule

August 29, 2013
Scottville Harvest Festival schedule

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Harvest Festival schedule of events has been announced. This year’s festival is organized by the Ludington and Scottville Area Chamber in conjunction with the City of Scottville, Scottville Main Street, and the Mason County Central Educational Foundation. Tuesday, September 10, 2013 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.: ​​Farmers’ Market 7 p.m.: ​Queen’s Coronation followed by music by Joe…

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Lake Michigan at 70 degrees today

August 29, 2013
Lake Michigan at 70 degrees today

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Here are the current weather conditions for Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 8:45 a.m. today. Lake Michigan water temperatures: Stearns Park, Ludington: 70 degrees F Ludington State Park: 70 degrees F Summit Park: 70 degrees F Charles Mears State Park, Pentwater: 70 degrees F First Street Beach, Manistee: 70 degrees F Little Sable Point: 68…

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