Living Outdoors: Winter is a great time for expos

January 26, 2012
Living Outdoors: Winter is a great time for expos

Living Outdoors By STEVE MARTINEZ   Winter is the time of year when things slow down — way down. Stores are stocking shelves, getting ready for spring and summer. Seasonal workers are wrenching on their equipment, getting ready for that first big job of the spring.   For outdoor marketers and outfitters, this is their busy season, doing show after show getting…

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Home Tips with Mike Roberson

January 24, 2012
Home Tips with Mike Roberson

Editor’s Note: Mike Roberson has many years experience in the building trades industry. He is owner of Pioneering Consulting, which specializes in home inspections. Mike and his wife, Becky, live in Amber Township along with their five children. In this column, Home Tips, Mike will talk about what you can do to prepare your house for selling, what to look…

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Permanent location is next step for homeless shelter

January 24, 2012
Permanent location is next step for homeless shelter

By ROB ALWAY mcp.com editor   LUDINGTON — Hospitality in the Name of Christ (INC) is going through a transition. The rotating homeless shelter started three years ago with the concept that it would provide emergency winter shelter at various local churches, utilizing volunteers.   The organization has now reached a crossroads and is starting the search for a permanent…

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C Notes: Recalling the Blizzard of ’78

January 23, 2012
C Notes: Recalling the Blizzard of ’78

Editor’s Note: George C. Wilson grew up in “lower Scottville Heights” in the 1960s and 1970s. George C. is the son of “Big George” Wilson. He has taken the helm of leading the Scottville Clown Band on the street and announcing during concerts as Big George has semi-retired from his 60-plus year duties. I would describe George C. as a…

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Living Outdoors with Steve Martinez

January 22, 2012
Living Outdoors with Steve Martinez

Editor’s Note: Mason County and the Pere Marquette River go hand in hand. This national scenic river travels through the center of our county and feeds into Lake Michigan. Historically, the river represents our heritage. It was transportation for native Americans and it was the life cycle of the lumbering industry, creating place names such as Custer, Scottville and Amber.…

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Renovate! with Christian Cook

January 22, 2012
Renovate! with Christian Cook

Editor’s note: Welcome to Renovate! with Christian Cook. Christian and I have known each other for almost 30 years. He is one of my closest friends. Christian is a Scottville boy and a 1988 graduate of Mason County Central. He and his wife, Crystal, have three amazing and beautiful daughters and live in Hart. They are the owners of Cottage…

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Cop Corner with Kim Cole

January 22, 2012
Cop Corner with Kim Cole

Editor’s note: Welcome to Cop Corner in the Features section “Tips and Trades.” Cop Corner is being written by Sgt. Kim Cole with the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Cole is running for sheriff this year and his campaign is sponsoring this page. If you are interested in sponsoring a specific section or feature please contact us about our rates.…

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Life In Riverton – Our first community column

January 22, 2012
Life In Riverton – Our first community column

Editor’s note: I am excited to introduce to you Carmelitta Tiffany, our very first Community Columnist. I first met Carmelitta “back in the day” when she was a West Shore Community College photography student. I have followed her endeavors through the years, especially when she was a staff photographer/writer at the Manistee News Advocate.  Now, she will be talking about Life…

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Contact

January 22, 2012

Mason County Press is owned by Media Group 31, LLC, 405 N. Main Street, Scottville, MI 49454 Editor-in-Chief Rob Alway email: editor@masoncountypress.com phone/text: 231-757-3202 Senior Sales & Marketing Consultant Pam Prior email: pam@masoncountypress.com phone/text: 231-690-3188

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Van for cancer patients is a Road to Recovery

January 21, 2012
Van for cancer patients is a Road to Recovery

By ROB ALWAY mcp.com editor   LUDINGTON — Every weekday, the Mason County chapter of the American Cancer Society’s Ride for a Cure van transports six to eight cancer patients to Muskegon.   The van leaves at noon and is back by 3 p.m.   Road to Recovery began almost three years ago as a result of many years of…

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Manistee Co-op hockey falls to Big Rapids

January 21, 2012
Manistee Co-op hockey falls to Big Rapids

By SALLY LIPPS mcp.com sports correspondent   BIG RAPIDS — Manistee Varsity Co-op Hockey team traveled to Big Rapids Friday to take on the Big Rapids Cardinals.  The Manistee Co-op team has players from Manistee, Ludington, Mason County Central, Hart and Shelby High Schools.   Manistee played a very strong first period with just one penalty and scoring their first…

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Scottville director nears completion of movie

January 19, 2012
Scottville director nears completion of movie

By ROB ALWAY, Editor Film director Harold Cronk stopped by our Ludington office today to talk about his upcoming movie, “Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Conspiracy.” Cronk, known by us Scottville people as Dave — and known in the film industry as just Cronk — is co-owner of 10 West Studios in Manistee. He is a 1993 graduate of Mason…

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Nurse spends his winter evenings painting

January 18, 2012
Nurse spends his winter evenings painting

By ROB ALWAY, mcp.com editor LUDINGTON — A couple years ago, Scott Talsma’s son wanted the cartoon character Wall-E painted on his bedroom wall. Scott had always been interested in drawing and painting, so he tackled the project, making large wall decorations. That project inspired him to get more serious about art. “When I was growing up in Scottville my…

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Hospitality INC, volunteers are key

January 18, 2012

By ROB ALWAY, mcp.com editor LUDINGTON — Tuesday was not a night to be outdoors. An early morning rain turned into snow mid-morning which continued into the early evening, when the wind picked up. But, not everyone has a place to stay indoors. That’s where Hospitality in the Name of Christ (INC) has been a blessing on so many. In it’s…

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January 18, 2012

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