Accused cop shooter rejects plea, trial scheduled

September 18, 2013
Accused cop shooter rejects plea, trial scheduled

LUDINGTON — Lowell Fetters, the man accused of shooting a Ludington police officer, has rejected a plea offer by the prosecutor. He is now scheduled to stand trial on Dec. 4. Fetters has been charged with 32 counts stemming from a June 2012 incident that included the shooting of Ludington Police Sgt. David Maltbie. During that incident, four other area…

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Ludington teen pleads to possession of meth

September 17, 2013
Ludington teen pleads to possession of meth

LUDINGTON — A Ludington teen has pleaded guilty for possession of methamphetamine and will most likely be sentenced to up to one year in the county jail. Danielle Angela Carnahan , 18, of 317 ½ N. James St., Ludington, appeared in 31st Circuit Court Tuesday. She was arrested Aug. 9 by the State, Sheriffs, Chiefs Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT)…

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Amber man pleads for firearm larceny

September 17, 2013

LUDINGTON — An Amber Township man has pleaded guilty to breaking into his mother's house and stealing a handgun from her bedroom. Jamie Lee Wolfinger, 20, of 842 N US-31, Scottville faces up to five years incarceration and a fine up to $2,500 for the felony firearms and four years incarceration and a fine of up to $5,000 for larceny…

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CCR revival band at Peterson Auditorium

September 17, 2013

LUDINGTON – West Shore Community College’s Performing Arts Series will present “Blue Moon Swamp,” a high-voltage John Fogerty and Credence Clearwater Revival tribute on Fri., Sept. 27, at Peterson Auditorium in Ludington.  The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are now available. Lead singer Dan McGuiness, who does dead-on vocal renditions of all of Fogarty’s great songs, says that, “Anything worth…

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Concert to benefit food pantries

September 17, 2013
Concert to benefit food pantries

LUDINGTON — A benefit concert featuring Fremont John Ashton and friends will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 to raise money for the St. Simon and St. Jerome food pantries. The concert will be held at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts beginning at 7:30 p.m. Fremont John and friends will put on a blues show, featuring blues from…

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Sunny skies today

September 17, 2013
Sunny skies today

Superior Electric Outdoor Report. Below are the Lake Michigan surface water temperatures and the weather conditions for Mason County and surrounding areas as of 11:30 a.m. today. Lake Michigan water temperatures: Stearns Park, Ludington: 45 degrees F Ludington State Park: 45 degrees F Summit Park: 48 degrees F Charles Mears State Park, Pentwater: 49 degrees F First Street Beach, Manistee:…

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Ohse Farms donates use of irrigation wells to fire departments

September 16, 2013
Ohse Farms donates use of irrigation wells to fire departments

BRANCH TWP. – Firefighters in eastern Mason County have a couple new water sources to help them fight fires. Ohse Farms has donated access to two irrigation wells for use in emergencies. Representatives from Branch Twp., Custer Twp., Fountain Area and Scottville fire departments tested out one of the sites on Larsen Road north of Hansen Road Monday night. “This…

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Meet Ludington’s newest pediatrician

September 16, 2013
Meet Ludington’s newest pediatrician

The Ludington area’s new pediatrician, Margaret “Tammy” Middlebrook, MD, FAAP, is a former Navy doctor and the newest member of the medical staff at Memorial Medical Center. She moved to northern Michigan from North Carolina and has established her practice with fellow pediatricians Kari Leikert, DO, and Tamara Buckles, MD. Their office is at 907 E. Tinkham Ave. in Ludington.…

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Trooper Butterfield deserves justice to the fullest extent

September 16, 2013

OUR VIEW. Last week was a tough one for our community. The death of Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield was a senseless act by a coward who deserves to be put in prison the rest of his life. Naturally, investigators must make sure they have a solid case against the suspects. This is now a priority. However, justice must…

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Welcome to the world, Brantley Spinner

September 16, 2013
Welcome to the world, Brantley Spinner

Welcome to the world, Brantley Charles Spinner, born September 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. He is the son of Netha Marie Spinner of Fountain. Birth announcements are brought to you by ABC Kidz/Purple Monkey, 123 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington. Check out their Facebook page here.  We are happy to share your newborn pictures as well. Please email them, along with…

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Arts center announces ’13-’14 season

September 16, 2013
Arts center announces ’13-’14 season

LUDINGTON – Ludington Area Center for the Arts has announced its 2013-2014 Main Stage Series. Each event in this series will take place in the Performance Hall of the Arts Center at 107 S. Harrison Street. The series of five events includes music, theater, comedy and dance. Kicking off the Main Stage Series is a jazz/new age group called Checkers…

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West Shore Bank donates to local music programs

September 16, 2013
West Shore Bank donates to local music programs

LUDINGTON  – West Shore Bank has recently donated $2,500 to local school music programs. The money was a portion of the vendor proceeds raised during the second annual Rhythm & Dunes Summer Community Concerts. This year’s concerts attracted thousands of music lover to Waterfront Park. Funds were donated to music programs at Ludington Area Schools, Mason County Central Schools and…

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Fall temperatures today

September 16, 2013
Fall temperatures today

Superior Electric Outdoor Report. Below are the Lake Michigan surface water temperatures and the weather conditions for Mason County and surrounding areas as of 1 p.m. today. Lake Michigan water temperatures: Stearns Park, Ludington: 52 degrees F Ludington State Park: 51 degrees F Summit Park: 62 degrees F Charles Mears State Park, Pentwater: 53 degrees F First Street Beach, Manistee:…

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Fire destroys house on Lincoln, pets saved

September 15, 2013
Fire destroys house on Lincoln, pets saved

HAMLIN TWP. — Fire destroyed a house at 4372 N Lincoln Rd. Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. Nobody was home at the time of the fire. Mason-Oceana 911 was alerted of the fire through an alarm company, the result of both burglar and smoke alarms going off. Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputies were the first on scene. They said the house…

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Remembering Trooper Butterfield

September 14, 2013
Remembering Trooper Butterfield

MANISTEE — These photographs were furnished by Fox 17 News of Grand Rapids.

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