Sheriff encourages drivers to use caution tonight

February 19, 2013

By Alan Neushwander MCP Correspondent A winter weather advisory remains in effect until noon Wednesday for Mason County. Whiteout conditions have created hazardous driving conditions throughout much of the day Tuesday. “Due to moderate snow falling and sustained winds out of west at 10-20 MPH roads are drifting with some secondary roads down to one lane,” said Mason County Sheriff…

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Faith and community help Adam’s fight against cancer

February 19, 2013
Faith and community help Adam’s fight against cancer

MCE/MCC basketball game to help raise funds. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. BRANCH TWP. — Life for Adam Rader and his family has not been easy the past couple of years. in Oct. 2011, at the age of 16, Adam was diagnosed with Ewings Sacroma, a rare bone and tissue cancer. Faith and community support have help the family move forward…

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Ludington updates spending policy, a result of Rotta lawsuit

February 19, 2013

By Alan Neushwander Mason Co. Press Correspondent. LUDINGTON — Ludington City Council agreed to update the city’s spending policy during its meeting Monday night. It’s the first time the policy has been updated since 1998. City Manager John Shay said the council wanted to update the policy to reflect the impact of inflation over the past 15 years and to…

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Foster talent show, Lakeview Wellness Night cancelled tonight

February 19, 2013

Due to the weather, the Foster Elementary School Talent Show is canceled for this evening. The show has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 21st @ 7:00 p.m. The Community Wellness Night at Lakeview Elementary School is also cancelled for tonight. The reschedule date has not been determined.

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Grandparents/kinship group now offers evening sessions

February 19, 2013

Mason county Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and Other Kinship Parents has changed its meeting schedule. The group will hold its fourth Tuesday of the month meeting at Grace Episcopal Church on James Street in Ludington. The meeting will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. “We are hoping more families will be able to join us if we have an evening meeting,”…

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Scottville commissioners rank economic development, cleaning up blight as top goals

February 19, 2013

By Lisa Enos Mason County Press Correspondent. SCOTTVILLE — The City of Scottville commissioners ranked the top three goals for the city’s 2013 master plan at its regular meeting Monday. Economic development topped the list followed by clean-up of ‘blighted’ properties and increasing/encouraging cultural and recreation activities. The planning commission and main street boards will also prioritize their 2013 master…

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Alway resigns from planning commission

February 18, 2013

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. Editor’s note: I do not make it a habit to become part of a story. I personally do not think it is ethical for journalists to do so. However, in this particular case it is necessary. Here’s why: SCOTTVILLE — At tonight’s Scottville City Commission meeting, the commissioners will be accepting my letter of resignation as…

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Public hearing on West Ludington Avenue

February 18, 2013

LUDINGTON — A public hearing on improvements on the west end of Ludington Avenue will take place tonight during the Ludington City Council meeting. The City of Ludington is looking to create improved pedestrian access at the waterfront and specifically at the west end of Ludington Avenue. The project would also provide improved universal access to people with physical disabilities.…

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MCC bowlers take first in conferences

February 18, 2013
MCC bowlers take first in conferences

Nanette Kibbet-Scribner submitted this photo of the Mason County Central High School Boys Bowling team. They took first place in Conferences Saturday 2-16-13 in Baldwin. Team members are left to right: Tristan Scribner, Brandon Priemer, Sam Shanklin, Joe Levine, Matt Lammi, and Robert Allen. Coaches in the front are Dan Koch and Laura Wolcott. MCC girls team also took first…

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Scottville expected to renew mowing contract with Larsens

February 18, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville City Commission is expected to renew its cemetery mowing contract tonight with Larsen’s Landscaping of Victory Township. The contract with Larsen’s Landscaping expired on Dec. 31, 2012. City Manager Amy Williams wrote to the commission, in a pre-meeting report, that last spring the commission chose to renew the contract with Larsen’s rather than bidding it out…

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Women’s heart health forum features Dr. Overmyer

February 18, 2013

LUDINGTON — One of the persistent medical myths is that heart disease is a largely male malady. In fact, more women die each year from heart disease than men. That has been true every year since 1984. Amanda Overmyer, MD, will discuss this and other facts about women’s heart health in a public forum on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 1…

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MCC students rally against bullying

February 17, 2013
MCC students rally against bullying

By Miranda Beebe MCP Correspondent Scottville — An anti-bullying assembly was held recently at Mason County Central Upper Elementary. The theme was “not in my school.” Kevin Kimes, principal of the Upper Elementary and guest speaker Trooper Greg Hubers of the Michigan State Police entertained the third through fifth grade students while relaying a very serious message, bullying hurts. When…

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February in Ludington

February 16, 2013
February in Ludington

Bonnie Chaltron captured this image of the Ludington lighthouse Saturday. “I shot this tonight and think that it is a good representation of February in Ludington,” she said.

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Vandals

February 16, 2013
Vandals

Moonlighting. A blog by Judy Cools You’re rushing around to get ready for work. Finally able to pop out the door and head for your car in the driveway, you are struck by another hurdle in getting to work on time. Vandals have covered your windows with paint! Desperate to get to work, you scrape off a 12-inch patch of…

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Don Price, former Custer Fire Chief dies

February 15, 2013
Don Price, former Custer Fire Chief dies

Donald Price, aged 88 of Ludington, longtime resident of Custer, died peacefully on Thursday, February 14, 2013 with his beloved wife by his side. Don was born on May 4, 1924 in Flint to Hiram and Edith (Henson) Price and graduated from Yale High School with the class of 1942. He moved with his family to Custer in 1943, and…

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