Pere Marquette River under flood warning

April 12, 2014
Pere Marquette River under flood warning

The outdoor report for Mason County is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington: 231-845-0126; www.supelectric.com. Friday, April 11, 2014. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Pere Marquette River at Scottville Riverside Park. At 10 a.m. Saturday the river stage was at 3.7 feet. Flood stage is 5.5 feet. Minor flooding is expected. Tonight, rain likely with a…

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79th District Court arraignments, as of April 9, 2014

April 11, 2014
79th District Court arraignments, as of April 9, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.  LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned this past week in front of the Mason County Magistrate in 79th District Court: Felonies –          Koddy Christian Gaut, 25, of 1218 S. Madison Ave., Apt. 5, Ludington, was arrested April 4 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) for a felony of second-offense possession of marijuana. A preliminary exam…

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Mason County court sentencings as of April 9, 2014

April 11, 2014
Mason County court sentencings as of April 9, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. 1 sentenced in 51st Circuit Court LUDINGTON – Megan Nicole Nellett, 23, of 713 9th St., Bay City, was sentenced in 51st Circuit Court, April 7. She was found guilty Nov. 22, 2013 of receiving and concealing stolen property $1,000-$20,000 and probation violation. She was sentenced to one year in jail with credit for 270 days served (must serve…

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Tea party leader wants to take Lt. Governor’s seat

April 11, 2014
Tea party leader wants to take Lt. Governor’s seat

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  AMBER TWP. — Wes Nakagiri believes that Gov. Rick Snyder and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley have gone too far in support of Democratic-led legislation and have compromised too many times to pass left-leaning programs such as Medicaid expansion and Common Core educational curriculum. Nakagiri spoke at the Mason County Tea Party meeting at Gospel Light Baptist…

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Obit: Arthur Sniegowski, 84, Ludington

April 11, 2014
Obit: Arthur Sniegowski, 84, Ludington

  Arthur (Art) Sniegowski age 84 of Ludington passed away peacefully on April 10, 2014, at Ludington Woods Living Center surrounded by his family.  Art was born on January 22, 1930 to Mr.  & Mrs. Stanley (Clara) Sniegowski.  Art and Jerry (Geraldine Cartier) who were high-school sweethearts   graduated from St. Simon High School in 1948.  The couple married on May…

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Corrections deputies put themselves in danger everyday

April 11, 2014

A letter to the editor. In the past three years, Mason County has had more than its share of high profile crimes with the Baby Kate case, the wounding of Ludington Police Department Sgt. David Maltbie and the cold-blooded murder of Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield II. These cases have affected the people of Ludington, Mason County and the…

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Some rain possible today

April 11, 2014
Some rain possible today

The outdoor report for Mason County is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington: 231-845-0126; www.supelectric.com. Friday, April 11, 2014. A mix of clouds and sun this morning followed by mostly cloudy skies and a few showers this afternoon. High around 55 F. Winds, SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain, 30%. Humidity, 50%. Sunset: 8:25 p.m.  Tonight, chance of…

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Cancer society fundraiser is personal for many at FloraCraft

April 10, 2014
Cancer society fundraiser is personal for many at FloraCraft

Life Blooms event is Saturday night. By Kate Krieger. MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON – Floracraft in Ludington is no stranger to the craft world and all it entails, including producing hundreds of Styrofoam objects. One may not link foam wig heads to cancer, but the employees at Floracraft see these heads as a symbol of hope to those living with cancer…

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Masons help Lakeview students with IDs

April 10, 2014
Masons help Lakeview students with IDs

By Kate Krieger. MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON – A school’s number one priority is to keep its students safe while educating them and Lakeview Elementary School is a prime example. The Masonic Temple and some of its members worked with Lakeview to bring in the Michigan Child ID Program. The program is offered to schools as a free service to give…

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Chamber accepting nominations for Business of the Year, Community Service Awards

April 10, 2014

Future Five Recipients new this year. LUDINGTON — The Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Mason County Business of the Year award, the 2013 Mason County Community Service award, and new this year, nominations for the Future Five. Deadline for all nominations will be 5 p.m., Monday April 14, 2014. The awards will be…

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Community leaders discuss high speed Internet

April 10, 2014
Community leaders discuss high speed Internet

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. HART — Several dozen community leaders gathered at the Hart Middle School library this morning to discuss how to integrate broadband Internet into underserved local rural areas. The meeting was facilitated by State Sen. Geoff Hansen (R-Hart) who represents Mason, Oceana, Newaygo and Muskegon counties. Hansen said the meeting came out of a discussion he had…

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Free Soil man arrested for assault

April 10, 2014
Free Soil man arrested for assault

FREE SOIL TWP. — A 57-year-old Free Soil man was arrested by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday night for assault. The incident occurred around 10:58 p.m. on East Sauble Road. Other activity of the MCSO for Wednesday, April 9, 2014 included: – 9:35 a.m.: Car/deer crash, no injuries, Hawley and Indian Trail roads, Eden Twp. – 12:42 p.m.: Retail…

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Windy with showers this morning

April 10, 2014
Windy with showers this morning

The outdoor report for Mason County is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington: 231-845-0126; www.supelectric.com. Thursday, April 10, 2014. Windy with showers early then cloudy in the afternoon. High around 50 degrees F. Winds, west-southwest at 20 to 30 mph diminishing to 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain, 40%. Sunset: 8:24 p.m.  Tonight, mainly clear with a low of 34…

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Major updates being made on Badger; first sailing is May 16

April 9, 2014
Major updates being made on Badger; first sailing is May 16

Ludington — The installation of the first phase of the S.S. Badger’s new combustion control component of the multi-million dollar ash retention system aboard the historic ship is underway and will be completed before the start of the 2014 sailing season on May 16, according to a statement from the Badger’s owner, Lake Michigan Carferry. The changes will bring the…

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Meeting will address area Internet access

April 9, 2014

HART — A meeting addressing area Internet access will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Hart Middle School. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss improving Internet access and adoption of broadband Internet in west Michigan. Local government officials, Internet service providers, health and public safety officials, representatives of area chambers of commerce, school districts and local libraries…

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