Scottville native recognized for rescuing lost snowmobilers in Porcupine Mountains

March 24, 2014
Scottville native recognized for rescuing lost snowmobilers in Porcupine Mountains

A Scottville native has been recognized for his efforts to rescue two lost snowmobilers in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in January. Michigan Department of Natural Resources ranger Jimmy Newkirk  was among a group of five DNR employees who were part of a rescue effort to save a father and son who had been missing for more than 24…

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Scottville woman arrested for meth possession

March 24, 2014

BRANCH TWP. — A 22-year-old Scottville woman was arrested by Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputies Friday for possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana. Hope Elaine Sodders, 203 W. Third St., Scottville, was arrested following a traffic stop at 8:08 p.m. Friday at Benson and Marshall roads. Deputies located 5 grams of meth and 15 grams of marijuana in Sodders’…

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Water main repairs will close east-bound Ludington Ave. at James

March 24, 2014
Water main repairs will close east-bound Ludington Ave. at James

LUDINGTON — The water main located at the intersection of Ludington Avenue and South James Street is leaking.  Due to its busy location and the proximity to a 60-inch sanitary sewer, the city has contracted with Hallack Contracting to perform the repairs.  The work will begin on Thursday, March 27 and should be completed by Friday, March 28.  Eastbound traffic on Ludington Avenue…

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Ludington to consider Brill tax abatement

March 24, 2014

UPDATED at 6:53 p.m.: The request passed unanimously by city council. LUDINGTON — A public hearing will be held tonight to hear input on a request from Brill Company for a tax abatement. The hearing will take place during the regular city council meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Brill has purchased a new panel saw and a new edge…

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Artists, crafters invited to show at arts center

March 24, 2014

LUDINGTON – Artists and crafters are invited to participate in the third annual Lighthouse Festival Arts/Crafts Show at Ludington Area Center for the Arts. The show will be held Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m.  to 4 p.m. at the arts center, 107 S. Harrison Street. The deadline for applications is April 1. The show is part of Sable Point Lighthouse Keepers Association Michigan’s West…

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Benefit at PM Steamers to help 9-year-old cancer patient

March 24, 2014
Benefit at PM Steamers to help 9-year-old cancer patient

LUDINGTON — A benefit pig roast and silent auction will be held Tuesday at PM Steamers Restaurant to benefit 9-year-old Hunter Bowman. Hunter is a third grader at Foster Elementary and was diagnosed in early January with with stage three papillary thyroid carcinoma. He is being treated at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids.  His treatment has made it…

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Art center offers writing workshop

March 24, 2014

LUDINGTON – A workshop for adult writers of all abilities will be offered by Westside Writers Gang through Ludington Area Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 26.  Memoir Writing Through Memorabilia will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the arts center and culminate with participants reading their memoirs at 7 p.m. that evening at The Bookmark. The one-day event is…

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‘God’s Not Dead’ grosses $8.5 million during debut weekend

March 24, 2014
‘God’s Not Dead’ grosses $8.5 million during debut weekend

The movie “God’s Not Dead” grossed $8.5 million at the box office during its national weekend debut, ranking it as No. 5 following, in order, “Divergent”, “Muppets Most Wanted”, “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” and “300: Rise of an Empire”. The Pure Flix production was directed by Harold Cronk of Amber Township. Cronk is co-owner of 10 West Studios of Manistee…

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Below freezing temps expected at least until mid-week

March 24, 2014
Below freezing temps expected at least until mid-week

The outdoor report for Mason County is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington: 231-845-0126; www.supelectric.com. Monday, March 24, 2014: Sunrise: 7:42 a.m. Mostly cloudy skies early today then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High temperature of 29 degrees F with winds west-southwest at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight, 50% chance of snow showers with a low of 19 F. Tuesday, 40% chance…

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Faded

March 23, 2014
Faded

Moonlighting. A blog by Judy Cools Dry, faded blossoms of beautiful flowers seem sad to me.  I have never been a fan of dried corsages, nor flowers pressed in old books.  I love the beauty, the delicateness, yes even the transience of flowers while they grace our homes, our desks, or other spaces.  I think the very fact that they…

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Owner saves dogs from burning building

March 22, 2014
Owner saves dogs from burning building

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  MEADE TWP. — Ron Krepps was working in his shop around 7 p.m. when he noticed a lot of smoke coming from another building on his property at 7979 N. Reid Road. When he went outside he saw that the building that housed his dogs’ kennel was on fire. Krepps was able to get the dogs…

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Obit: Leslie M. Anderson, 86, Branch

March 21, 2014
Obit: Leslie M. Anderson, 86, Branch

Leslie M. Anderson, aged 86 of Branch, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at his home.  Les was born on June 29, 1927 in Scottville, the only child of Martin Bernard and Nina (Edwards) Anderson, and served his country during World War II with the U.S. Army.  On November 27, 1959 he married Phyllis Johnson…

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2 sentenced in 51st Circuit Court

March 21, 2014
2 sentenced in 51st Circuit Court

By Allison Scarbrough, Contributing Editor   LUDINGTON – The following were sentenced March 18 in 51ST Circuit Court: –          Joshua Alan Carr, 29, of 405 4th St., Ludington, was found guilty Jan. 14 of two counts of controlled substance, possession of a non-narcotic, and one count of assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer. He was sentenced to three concurrent terms of 330 days in jail with credit…

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Scottville Main Street looking for flower basket sponsors

March 21, 2014

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Main Street program is looking for flower basket sponsors. The baskets line both sides of Main and State streets in the business district. Sponsorship is $50 to help purchase and maintain the baskets throughout the summer. The flower baskets are cared for by Main Street program volunteers. If you are interested in sponsoring a basket, contact…

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79th District Court arraignments, as of March 19, 2014

March 21, 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: Misdemeanors –          Daniel Ray Martinchek, 19, of 5771 S. Custer Rd., Custer, was arrested March 15 by MCSO for a misdemeanor of controlled substance, possession of marijuana. A pretrial is set for March 31 at 2 p.m. Bail:…

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