Parents chose parochial schools for faith, discipline and respect

December 11, 2013
Parents chose parochial schools for faith, discipline and respect

(Editor’s Note: Mason County Press Correspondent D’Ann Rohrer continues her series on educational choices in Mason County. Her previous article (see here) discussed the choice of homeschooling. Today, D’Ann explores private parochial school choices in Mason County.) By D’Ann Rohrer. MCP Corresondent. Mason County offers three private educational choices for its residences, Ludington Area Catholic, Covenant Christian, and Lighthouse Baptist…

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Winter advisory continues today

December 11, 2013
Winter advisory continues today

A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 5 p.m. today. Today: There is an 80% chance of snow showers today with a high temperature of 15 degrees; wind: northwest at 16 mph; low tonight of 8 degrees with a 60% chance of snow. Sunset: 5:08 p.m. Tomorrow: Sixty percent chance of snow showers with a high temperature of 22…

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Donations being accepted for Dress for Success

December 11, 2013

Donations are being accepted for a Dress for Success workshop that will be held in January. The event is sponsored by Telamon Corporation in conjunction with Michigan Works, Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce, Ludington Area Arts Council, Michigan Workforce Development Agency and West Shore Community College. The workshop will feature a business professional attired fashion show from local…

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Volunteers still needed for community Christmas meal

December 11, 2013
Volunteers still needed for community Christmas meal

LUDINGTON — Emanuel Lutheran Church and His Friends Ministry will host a community Christmas dinner on Christmas day from noon to 2 p.m. Anyone is welcome for the free meal (donations accepted). Emanuel Lutheran Church is located at the corner of Lavinia and Danaher streets. Those who are unable to attend but still need a meal may call for delivery.…

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Adult/child/infant CPR and first aid training offered

December 11, 2013

The Great Start Parent Coalition will host an Adult/Child/Infant CPR/First Aid Training on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at United Methodist Church, 5810 W. Bryant Rd, Ludington. Certified trainer Lisa Cooper will provide a discounted CPR/First Aid Training for anyone who wishes to attend the class. The discounted rate is $50 which includes all course materials. American…

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Wife of alleged trooper killer sentenced to 2-5 years

December 10, 2013
Wife of alleged trooper killer sentenced to 2-5 years

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Sarah Knysz sat in the Mason County Courtroom this afternoon and broke down into tears as Jennifer Sielski, the fiance of Trooper Paul Butterfield, talked about her wedding plans and the love of her life. Sielski, who also was in tears, talked about how she had found her soul mate and how she got…

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Wife of accused trooper killer to be sentenced today

December 10, 2013
Wife of accused trooper killer to be sentenced today

LUDINGTON — The sentencing of a 20-year-old Irons woman, who pleaded guilty to being part of the murder of a Michigan State Police trooper, will take place at 2:30 p.m today at the Mason County Courthouse. On Nov. 5, Sarah Knysz pleaded guilty in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court to accessory to murder of a police officer after the fact…

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West Shore Bank raises over $11,000 for holiday meals

December 10, 2013
West Shore Bank raises over $11,000 for holiday meals

LUDINGTON — West Shore Bank, in partnership with Shop-N-Save in Ludington, Hansen Foods in Hart and Oleson’s Foods in Manistee, will be distributing 909 meals to food banks in Mason, Manistee and Oceana counties as a result of the recent Spirit of Giving fundraising efforts. Money raised this year is more than double from last year. Representatives from area charities…

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Sheriff’s report, Dec. 9, 2013

December 10, 2013

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity from Monday, Dec. 9, 2013: – 4:59 a.m.: Alarm activation, 200 block of South Main St., Scottville. – 5:18 a.m.: Car/deer crash, no injuries, U.S. 31 expressway near Oceana Drive, Summit Twp. – 7:15 a.m.: Car/deer crash, no injuries, Pere Marquette Hwy and Kistler Rd., Summit Twp. – 9:12 a.m.: Vehicle/tree…

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Winter advisory

December 10, 2013
Winter advisory

The National Weather Service has issues a winter advisory: Mason Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 9AM EST TUE until 7PM EST TUE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EST THIS EVENING HAZARDOUS WEATHER A BURST OF LAKE ENHANCED SNOW IS ANTICIPATED FROM MID TO LATE MORNING THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON WITH 3…

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WSCC holiday concerts

December 9, 2013

VICTORY TWP. — West Shore Community College’s musical ensembles will be featured in three holiday performances throughout the area. On Thurs., Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m., the swinging sounds of the Jazz Band, led by Associate Professor of Music Ted Malt, will fill the Center Stage Theater with an energy packed show featuring compositions by Frank Sinatra, Sammy Nestico, Frank…

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Sheriff’s office responds to multiple car-deer crashes

December 9, 2013

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office responded on numerous car/deer crashes over the weekend. Non resulted in human injury, however. Here is the activity from the MCSO from Dec. 6 to Dec. 8, 2013. Dec. 6 – 6 .m.: Car/deer crash, no injuries, Amber and Conrad roads, Amber Township. – 7:45 a.m.: Car/deer crash, no injuries, Custer and Sugar Grove roads,…

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Calm amidst the storm

December 9, 2013
Calm amidst the storm

The Kitchen Sink. A blog by Stephanie Wagner. I have to admit, I am having a really hard time writing this week. While writing is often an escape for me, and a process by which I make sense of the chaos that is my chosen life, I am just not able to find my groove. And that may be the…

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Snow showers today

December 9, 2013
Snow showers today

Today: Fifty percent chance of snow showers with a high temperature of 28 degrees; humidity: 68%; wind: west-southwest at 22 mph. Tonight, snow showers early with a low of 14. Sunset: 5:08 p.m. Tomorrow: Snow showers with a high of 23 and a low of 16; wind: west-southwest at 22 mph. The outdoor report for Mason County is sponsored by…

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Rock star Maynard Keenan comes home to help MCC wrestling team

December 7, 2013
Rock star Maynard Keenan comes home to help MCC wrestling team

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. SCOTTVILLE — Most of the world knows Maynard James Keenan as a rock star. He is probably best known as the vocalist for  the Grammy Award-winning band Tool along with the bands A Perfect Circle and Puscifer. Most recently, he has turned much of his interests towards his Arizona vineyards and wineries. But, for many of…

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