No crashes over Memorial weekend

May 29, 2013

LUDINGTON — Memorial weekend was very safe for travelers through Mason County. Sheriff Kim Cole reported that there were no traffic crashes during the weekend. The sheriff’s office and Michigan State Police conducted increased traffic patrols along U.S. 10-31 between Ludington and Scottville throughout the weekend. The primary purpose of the increased patrols was to reduce crashes at the major…

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Hearing held in Baby Kate case

May 29, 2013

LUDINGTON — A court hearing was held in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday in connection with the Katherine “Baby Kate” Phillips disappearance. The hearing was held behind closed doors, not open to the public. WMOM FM 102.7 was the first to report on the hearing. Mason County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Spaniola has confirmed the court proceeding occurred. He said several witnesses…

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Green exhibit at arts center

May 29, 2013

LUDINGTON – Ludington Area Center for the Arts announces the opening of the summer exhibit, “All Things Green.” The exhibit, scheduled for June 4 through Aug. 3, features the art of 15 regional artists and displays their interpretation of the word “green.” This interpretation may be literal, ecological or metaphorical. Works in the gallery will include paintings, photographs, sculpture, and…

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Law enforcement responds to man with handgun

May 28, 2013

LUDINGTON — At 11:23 am the Ludington Police Department responded to a complaint of an unwanted subject at 807 E. Ludington Ave. The caller indicated that there were as many as eight other individuals inside the home, according to a press release from the LPD. Officers arrived at the location and made contact with the caller. During that contact a…

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Our birth story: Welcome Avoca Quincy Alway

May 28, 2013
Our birth story: Welcome Avoca Quincy Alway

Last night’s lead story on Mason County Press was supposed to be a brush fire in Pere Marquette Township. On my way home from covering that fire I received a phone call from my wife, Becky. “My water just broke!” That was 8:30 p.m. From there, the contractions started right away. I am happy to report that at 3:28 a.m.…

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Obit: Ella Mae Taylor, 84, Scottville

May 28, 2013

Ella Mae Taylor, aged 84 of Scottville, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center in Ludington. Ella Mae was born on February 6, 1929 in Hart to Frank and Hattie (Wright) Mast, and attended Hart High School. On September 29, 1952, she married Lyle A. Taylor in Hart, and they celebrated 50 years together before Lyle…

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Honoring those who gave their lives

May 27, 2013
Honoring those who gave their lives

LUDINGTON — Several hundred people attended the Ludington Memorial Day service at Stearns Park Monday morning. Here are some photographs from the event.

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Engagement story: Larsen and Paul

May 27, 2013
Engagement story: Larsen and Paul

Michelle Larsen and Jared Paul, both of Norway, Mich., plan to be married July 13, 2013 at Millington United Methodist Church in Millington, Mich. Michelle is the daughter of Sandi (James) Williams of Scottville and the granddaughter of the late James “Jimmy” White and Barbara White of Scottville. The groom is the son of Tami (Jim Brueggemann) Paul of Republic,…

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Memorial Day services

May 26, 2013
Memorial Day services

Memorial Day is a day to honor those who sacrificed their lives to protect our nation and our allies. Several services take place Monday in observation of Memorial Day. Ludington: Ceremony begins at 9:45 a.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial at the Mason County Courthouse. Parade begins near the courthouse between 10:15 and 10:30 a.m., heads west on Ludington Avenue and ends…

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May 26: Temps in ’60s, PM River Flood advisory

May 26, 2013
May 26: Temps in ’60s, PM River Flood advisory

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report.  Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 11 a.m. Lake Michigan water temperatures:  Ludington Stearns Park: 45 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 44 F Summit Park: 47 F Pentwater: 45 F Afternoon air temperatures:  Ludington: Sunny, 62 degrees F, precipitation 0%, humidity 44%, wind…

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Frost advisory

May 24, 2013

Mason County is under a frost advisory Saturday from 2 to 8 a.m. The following alert has been issued: Frost Advisory Alert: …FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM EDT SATURDAY… HAZARDOUS WEATHER… * TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO DIP INTO THE 30S ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA INLAND FROM THE LAKE TONIGHT. * THE COLDEST READINGS…

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Fire destroys Custer house

May 24, 2013
Fire destroys Custer house

Video below. Story and photos by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. CUSTER — A husband and wife lost their home to fire this morning. Evelyn and Tom “Art” Wallager woke to fire at their house at 358 S. Baron Street shortly before 5 a.m. Tom said Evelyn woke him up and said the house was on fire. He said the two of…

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Badger begins double sailings Sunday

May 24, 2013
Badger begins double sailings Sunday

LUDINGTON — The S.S. Badger will begin double sailings Sunday, two weeks earlier than originally scheduled. Terri Brown, director of marketing and media relations said the change is due to the high volume of wind turbine transportation from Wisconsin across Lake Michigan. LMC initially stated the sailings would begin today, which we reported based on that information. The Badger will…

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Circuit court as May 23, 2013

May 24, 2013

Compiled by Allison Scarbrough, MCP Correspondent LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced for felonies this week in 51st Circuit Court: – Craig Allan Tyndall, 39, of 5988 West 6th St., Ludington, was found guilty May 21 of two counts of probation violation. For the first count, he was sentenced to one year and four months to two years with the…

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District court, as of May 23, 2013

May 24, 2013

Compiled by Allison Scarbrough, MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced this week in 79th District Court: – George Osdell Teague, 27, of 1218 S. Madison, Ludington, was found guilty May 13 of disorderly person jostling. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 30 days discretionary jail for one year; and $285…

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