Art center to stream holiday special.

November 24, 2020

Art center to stream holiday special. LUDINGTON — The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) presents the 6th annual We’ll Be Home for the Holidays concert, for the first time ever in a fully virtual format. Hosted once again by Sean and Kali Gilbert, this year’s event will feature performances by Edgar Struble, Taylor Makowicki, Carlos Adan Ortega, Brian Oberlin,…

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Recent deaths, posted Nov. 24, 2020

November 24, 2020

Recent deaths, posted Nov. 24, 2020 This post is a presentation of Beads & Blooms Florist, 78 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington, MI 49431; 231-425-4133. The following recent death information has been reported to MCP: Michael Jay Stoel, 63, of Fountain, formerly of Holland, Mich., died on Sunday, November 22, 2020. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.OakGroveLudington.com. Daniel…

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MCC art teacher Rachel Brock brings a sense of social justice to migrant students.

November 23, 2020

MCC art teacher Rachel Brock brings a sense of social justice to migrant students. Spartan News is a presentation of Mason County Central Schools in partnership with Mason County Press. By Kate Krieger-Watkins, Staff Writer. SCOTTVILLE – Summertime is traditionally a time for school-aged kids to have some time off, especially here in northwest Michigan. But, for children in migrant…

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The Scoop: Shop with a Cop/Hero

November 23, 2020

The Scoop: Shop with a Cop/Hero The Scoop is a presentation of Betten Baker Ford of Ludington and West Shore Bank.  LUDINGTON — Today on MCP’s The Scoop, Kate Krieger-Watkins speaks with Ludington Police Officer Chad Skiba about the 2020 Shop with a Cop/Shop with a Hero program, along with the program’s top fundraiser, the pie auction, which takes place…

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Scottville man arrested after locking himself in vehicle during traffic stop.

November 23, 2020

Scottville man arrested after locking himself in vehicle during traffic stop. #MasonCountyCrime The police news is a presentation of Lenz-Balder Insurance, offering Nationwide Insurance, 201 E. Court St., Ludington, 231-845-6279, www.lenzbalderins.com. VICTORY TOWNSHIP — A 35-year-old Scottville man was arrested by Mason County sheriff’s deputies after locking himself inside his vehicle during a traffic stop Friday, Nov. 20, shortly after…

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Obituary: Marilyn Lilleberg, 81, of Ludington.

November 23, 2020

Obituary: Marilyn Lilleberg, 81, of Ludington. Marilyn Lilleberg, 81, a lifelong resident of Ludington, passed away peacefully on November 20, 2020 after a long battle with dementia. Marilyn was born in Ludington on July 11, 1939, the daughter of Alvin and Ellen (Carlson) Maternowski.   She will be greatly missed by her daughters, Debbie (John) Lukacs, Trudy (Edward) Lombard, Joyce…

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Recent deaths, posted Nov. 23, 2020

November 23, 2020

Recent deaths, posted Nov. 23, 2020 This post is a presentation of Beads & Blooms Florist, 78 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington, MI 49431; 231-425-4133. The following recent death information has been reported to MCP: Marilyn Lilleberg, 81, of Ludington, died on November 20, 2020. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington. Michael Jay Stoel, 63, of Fountain, formerly of…

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Something for everyone: Rain, sleet and snow expected Tuesday.

November 23, 2020

Something for everyone: Rain, sleet and snow expected Tuesday. The weather is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, with offices in Scottville, Ludington, and Manistee: Partly cloudy tonight with a low temperature of 22 degrees. Winds east-northeast at 3 mph. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 Cloudy with snow developing in the afternoon. Some rain or sleet mixed in. Rain and…

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Full Court Press: MCE’s Coach Mark Forner.

November 22, 2020

Full Court Press: MCE’s Coach Mark Forner. Full Court Press is a presentation of House of Flavors, Inc. and Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital’s Orthopedics Multi-speciality clinic. CUSTER — Today on MCP’s Full Court Press, Toni Swinehart interviews Mark Forner, Mason County Eastern High School/Middle School principal and boys varsity basketball coach. The two talk about the upcoming basketball season.  Please…

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Rain possible tonight; cloudy Monday.

November 22, 2020

Rain possible tonight; cloudy Monday. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. The weather is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, with offices in Scottville, Ludington, and Manistee: Tonight, rain showers possible, 60%, with a low temperature of 35 degrees. Winds west at 9 mph. Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 Cloudy. High 38; low 23 Precipitation: 10% day; 10% evening. Wind: NNW…

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Obituary: Lorna Dumas, 86, Ludington.

November 22, 2020

Obituary: Lorna Dumas, 86, Ludington. Lorna Jean Dumas (Howe), 86, of Ludington passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020.  Lorna was born on October 18, 1934, in Scottville, the daughter of Everett and Ruth (Hapner) Dumas, and graduated from Scottville High School with the class of 1952.  The following year she married Leonard Howe and they celebrated the births of two daughters,…

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Recent arraignments include felony assault.

November 21, 2020

Recent arraignments include felony assault. By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer. LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies -Christopher Alan Lester, 34, no address listed, was arrested Nov. 16 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) on felony charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, felony firearms and…

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Obituary: Nedra Besson, 81, of Scottville.

November 21, 2020

Obituary: Nedra Besson, 81, of Scottville. Nedra Mae Besson, 81, of Scottville passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. She was born October 16, 1939 in Ludington to LeRoy and Doris (Stever) McLain.  Nedra grew up in Ludington and worked at numerous places. Her favorites were the Marine Bar, Gibbs Country House Restaurant, and the Salvation…

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Lenz-Balder Insurance donates to Lakeshore Food 4 Kids.

November 20, 2020

Lenz-Balder Insurance donates to Lakeshore Food 4 Kids. LUDINGTON — Lenz-Balder Insurance recently donated $2,240 to Lakeshore Food 4 Kids.  “As COVID-19 began taking a toll on family budgets earlier this year, we started to look for ways we could help our local community,” said Jon O’Connor, sales and marketing manager at Lenz-Balder Insurance, located at 201 E. Court St.…

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Fundraiser started to purchase universal access kayak launch for state park. 

November 20, 2020

Fundraiser started to purchase universal access kayak launch for state park.  HAMLIN TOWNSHIP — In a step to improve accessibility and further enhance the Ludington State Park, Friends of Ludington State Park is raising funds to purchase and install a universal access kayak launch at the Hamlin Lake beach. The FLSP board approved a $45,000 fund-raising goal for the project…

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