Windy today, mostly cloudy

November 4, 2013
Windy today, mostly cloudy

The outdoor report is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington. The forecast for Mason County: Mostly cloudy with high temperatures reaching 54 degrees F today with lows overnight near 48, windy. Humidity: 68%; wind: south-southeast at 22 mph.

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Live your life well

November 4, 2013
Live your life well

Renew.  Rebuild. Recover. A blog brought to you by West Michigan Community Mental Health.  Caring for your mental health is something you should do throughout your life, whether you have mental health problems or not.  In fact, good habits for mental health go hand in hand with good habits for physical health.  Studies show that good mental health may not…

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Man dies on PM 41

November 3, 2013
Man dies on PM 41

LUDINGTON – A 37-year-old Pentwater man died on the PM 41 barge today while on Lake Michigan. Michigan State Police Hart Post is investigating the man’s death. It apparently occurred while the barge – being pushed by the tug Undaunted, based out of Ludington – was en-route between Muskegon and Charlevoix. The barge was hauling ash. According to a release…

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Scottville Optimists to hold chili cookoff, veterans lunch, Thanksgiving

November 3, 2013

SCOTTVILLE – The Scottville Optimist Club will hold the following events during the month of November: Chili Cookoff. Saturday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Scottville Optimist Hall, behind West Shore Bank. Prizes will be awarded to the top three picks. To participate in the cookoff call Diane Watts 231-462-3623. Entry fee is $5, which will be accumulated and added to…

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Manistee woman arrested for stalking, arson

November 2, 2013
Manistee woman arrested for stalking, arson

FREE SOIL TWP. – A 43-year-old Manistee County woman was arrested today for aggravated stalking and for arson of personal property. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Hart Post were contacted by the victim on November 1, who stated some of his property had been burned. Troopers investigated the crime and learned that the ex-girlfriend of the victim, currently on…

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Morning again

November 2, 2013
Morning again

Moonlighting. A blog by Judy Cools. NOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I don’t want to wake up! It’s still dark, it can’t be time… I can hear the wind… and I just know it’s raining or snowing or doing something nasty out there. The bed is so comfortable and warm. It’s dark. It’s cozy. Husband’s still asleep. The dogs are still asleep. It’s just…

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Home owner loses everything in trailer fire

November 1, 2013
Home owner loses everything in trailer fire

GRANT TWP. — A 51-year-old Grant Township man lost his home late this morning when the trailer he was living in caught fire at 1525 W. Countyline Road. Sherman Spivey had lived in the trailer in Forest Pines mobile home park for the past two years. Shortly after 11 a.m. he stepped outside to have a cup of coffee and…

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Welcome to the world Declan

November 1, 2013
Welcome to the world Declan

Welcome to the world: Declan Ricky Van Haitsma was born October 24, 2013 to parents Jared and Lori Van Haitsma of Norwich, Conn. Paternal grandparents are Laurel (and the late Pastor Rick) Van Haitsma of Amber Township; maternal grandparents are Steve and Pat Schilling of Walhalla. He was 8 pounds, 10 ounces and 21-inches long. His grandfather, Rick, gave him…

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Incorrect information sends fire department to wrong location

November 1, 2013
Incorrect information sends fire department to wrong location

GRANT TWP. — It took firefighters several extra minutes to arrive on the scene of a trailer fire late this morning, due to 911 receiving incorrect information from the initial caller. When they finally did get on scene, the mobile home was fully engulfed in flames. The fire happened in Forest Pines mobile home park at 1525 W. Countyline Road…

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Obit: Garrett Ian Lake, 11, Branch

November 1, 2013
Obit: Garrett Ian Lake, 11, Branch

Garrett Ian Lake age 11 of Branch, passed away unexpectedly on the morning of Friday October 25, 2013.  He was born on October 25, 2002 in Ludington and lived in Mason County for his entire life. He attended Mason County Eastern Schools and was actively involved in Student Council, the annual elementary school Christmas programs and the boys’ basketball team. Garrett…

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Mason County Sheriff’s Office, as of Oct. 31, 2013

November 1, 2013

The following is the activity of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office from October 31, 2013: 5:54 a.m.: Alarm activation, 5900 block of West U.S. 10, Pere Marquette Township. 8:10 a.m.: Car/deer crash, no injuries, PM Highway and Iris Road, PM Township. Noon: Two vehicle crash, no injuries, U.S. 10 west of PM Highway, PM Township. 6:11 p.m.: Gas drive off,…

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Cold and rainy tonight for trick or treating

November 1, 2013
Cold and rainy tonight for trick or treating

The outdoor report is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington. Expect cold and rainy conditions today for trick or treating tonight in the City of Ludington. See the schedule below. The forecast for Mason County: High temperatures should reach 49 degrees F with lows tonight of 42 degrees. There is a 50% chance of rain throughout the day increasing to…

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51st Circuit Court sentences, as of Oct. 30, 2013

October 31, 2013
51st Circuit Court sentences, as of Oct. 30, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced this past week in 51st Circuit Court: –         Dennis James Horn , Jr., 43, of 24280 Outer Dr., Apt. 5, Melvindale, Mich., was found guilty Oct. 22 of failure to pay child support and probation violation. He was sentenced to 75 days in jail with credit for 15 days served; $120…

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79th District Court arraignments, as of Oct. 30, 2013

October 31, 2013
79th District Court arraignments, as of Oct. 30, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned this past week in front of the Mason County Magistrate in 79th District Court:  Felonies –         Dewey Gregory Knott, 37, of 2388 32nd St., Fountain, was arrested Oct. 26 by MSP for a felony of possession of a controlled substance, Diazepam. A preliminary exam is set for Nov. 6 at 11:15 a.m. Bail:…

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79th District Court sentences, as of Oct. 30, 2013

October 31, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced this past week in 79th District Court: –         Ron Darcangelo, 50, of 4537 Ariel Dr., Ludington, was found guilty Oct. 24 of excessive bait, over the legal limit and sentenced to $185 in fines and costs. –         Adrian Stolecki, 21, of 40 King Arthur Crt., Apt. 17, Northlake, Ill., was found…

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