Possible phone scam

June 7, 2013

MCP follower Arlene Wierda reports that she has received multiple phone from a computer company that claims it is called Life Order Support of Tampa. “They said I have this major virus on my computer and want me to turn my computer on for them,” Wierda said. “I have checked around and this is a scam. If you turn your…

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District Court, as of June 6, 2013

June 7, 2013

Compiled by Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced this week in 79th District Court: – Ernest Michael Hernandez, 41, of 4455 W. Hansen Rd., Ludington, pleaded no contest May 28 to second-offense domestic violence. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for two days served; $765 in fines and costs; one year discretionary…

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Arraignments as of June 6, 2013

June 7, 2013

Compiled by Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  –          Teresa Lynn Adamczak, 33, of 5317 N. Thunderbird Dr., Fountain, was arrested May 26 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) for a misdemeanor of driving while license suspended (DWLS). A pretrial is set for June 17 at 1:45 p.m. Bail: $1,500/10 percent. –          Douglas MacArthur Mann, 50, of 4679 E. First St., Custer, was arrested May…

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Marina owner attempts to stop bridge construction

June 6, 2013

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON – A Ludington marina owner has attempted to file a temporary injunction against the rebuilding of the Washington Avenue bridge. Ray Karboske II, co-owner of Ray’s Auto Marine, says toxic sediment is on the bottom of the marina basin near the bridge and excavation in that area will release the sediment into Pere Marquette Lake…

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Showers expected along lake shore

June 6, 2013
Showers expected along lake shore

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report.  Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 11:30 a.m. Lake Michigan water temperatures:  Ludington Stearns Park: 39 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 47 F Summit Park: 41 F Pentwater: 47 F   Afternoon air temperatures:  Ludington: Cloudy. Showers expected at 3 p.m. followed by…

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Coalition presents water safety day

June 6, 2013

Submitted by Liz Reimink. Mason County Emergency Management Coordinator.  Members of the Mason-Oceana Water Safety Coalition attended a training workshop in Muskegon on Tuesday June 4 to learn about the various dangerous currents that can occur in Lake Michigan. The training was sponsored by the Michigan Sea Grant program. The sea grant program is a research program that researches ways…

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House of Flavors, Ludington’s famous ice cream turns 65

June 5, 2013
House of Flavors, Ludington’s famous ice cream turns 65

LUDINGTON – As one of Michigan’s original, continuously-operating ice cream makers and parlors – and Michigan’s largest ice cream manufacturer under one roof – Ludington-based House of Flavors celebrates 65 years of churning out ice cream and smiles with a summer of festivities that gives a nod to the company’s roots while celebrating its growth into the future. The privately-held,…

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Back to the Fifties Celebration schedule

June 5, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Downtown Ludington Back to the Fifties Celebration, honoring House of Flavors’ 65 years, kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. and continues through Sunday. Click here for more details.  Festivities include: Friday, June 7 Theme: Varsity Sweater/”Grease” Location: Loomis Street between James and Rath (street closes at 5 p.m.) 6 – 8 p.m.: Ice cream social, with free…

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McCallum receives 6 to 20 years in prison

June 4, 2013
McCallum receives 6 to 20 years in prison

LUDINGTON — Mark McCallum received a sentence of 6 to 20 years in prison today on charges of embezzlement of $20,000 to $50,000. In May, the Hamlin Township resident agreed to a plea agreement in 51st Circuit Court. The previous month he received 28 months to 15 years in prison for custodial interference in connection to the February 2012 abduction…

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Ludington man to go to trial for alleged strangulation

June 4, 2013
Ludington man to go to trial for alleged strangulation

LUDINGTON — Donald Jacob Beck refused a plea agreement from the prosecutor’s office today in 51st Circuit Court. The 24-year-old resident of 409 N. William St. was arrested by Ludington Police Department in late April for assault/strangulation and criminal sexual conduct fourth degree against two Ludington women on April 26. Beck faces four counts including assault by strangulation, criminal sexual…

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Scottville teen receives jail time for accident

June 4, 2013
Scottville teen receives jail time for accident

LUDINGTON — Skip Roy-Ernest Lange was sentenced to up to one year in jail today for operating a vehicle while intoxicating causing serious injury. The 18-year-old Scottville resident was the driver of a vehicle that caused an accident on May 29, 2012 on Ludington Avenue. The accident caused Mark McBride of Grant Township, a passenger in his vehicle, to lose…

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Bacon sentenced to 1 year in jail

June 4, 2013
Bacon sentenced to 1 year in jail

LUDINGTON — Former Mason County Eastern Public Schools business manager Robert Crane Bacon was sentenced today to one year in the Mason County Jail; he must also pay over $110,000 in restitution. In April the 67-year-old Custer Township resident pleaded guilty in 51st Circuit Court on the charge of embezzlement. Bacon was accused of taking over $96,000 from Mason County…

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Sheriff office looking for fish thief

June 4, 2013
Sheriff office looking for fish thief

AMBER TWP. — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is asking people if they know who the person in this photograph is. He allegedly stole two boxes of frozen fish from Walters Fisheries at 4728 W. Sixth St. around 5:30 a.m. May 29. “This looks like the same suspect in past thefts, five since 2009,” Chief Deputy Bob Brown said. “This…

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Temps in low 60s along lake shore, high 60s in Scottville

June 4, 2013
Temps in low 60s along lake shore, high 60s in Scottville

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report.  Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 10 a.m. Lake Michigan water temperatures:  Ludington Stearns Park: 39 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 47 F Summit Park: 41 F Pentwater: 47 F   Afternoon air temperatures:  Ludington: Partly cloudy, becoming mostly cloudy by mid-afternoon; 61…

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Scottville will warn code violators

June 3, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — Almost 30 property owners will be receiving letters from the City of Scottville informing them that it’s time to clean up their property or fix their house. The City Commission discussed the property code violators Monday during its regular meeting. City Manager Amy Williams said violations vary from houses needing paint, siding or other repairs or the property,…

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