MCC high school teachers upset about shorter lunch

October 19, 2012

SCOTTVILLE — The Mason County Central Board of Education will hear about a union grievance when it meets Monday at 7 p.m. at the central business office. The grievance comes from the Mason County Central Education Association. “A grievance is merely an opportunity to get clarification on the application or differing interpretation of contractual language,” Superintendent Jeff Mount wrote to…

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Update: State police investigating Mayor’s accident

October 18, 2012
Update: State police investigating Mayor’s accident

SCOTTVILLE — The Michigan State Police has been called in to investigate the Thursday morning accident involving Scottville Mayor Joe Baxter. The accident occurred past the deadend of East Second Street around 8:30 a.m. Witnesses said they saw Baxter’s truck go by at a high rate of speed, going past the intersection of Second and Elm streets, through the deadend…

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Former MCC coach being investigated

October 18, 2012

SCOTTVILLE – The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a former Mason County Central athletic coach. Sheriff Jeff Fiers said the investigation has been underway for the past couple of months and that the department expects to turn the information over to the prosecutor in the next couple of weeks. Fiers would not comment any further on the case.…

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Mayor drives car into ravine

October 18, 2012
Mayor drives car into ravine

Scottville Mayor Joe Baxter was involved in an accident at the end of Second Street this morning. He allegedly drove his truck into a ravine. Witnesses said he drove past their houses at a high rate of speed, going straight into the ravine at the end of the street. Scottville and Custer fire departments, Life EMS and Scottville police responded.…

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Maisie Urban dies days after Johnny

October 17, 2012
Maisie Urban dies days after Johnny

  CUSTER — We have learned that Maisie Urban has passed away, only days after her husband of over 60 years, Johnny, died. Johnny used to tell me that he met Maisie when she was roller skating at the Northern Gardens Roller Rink, the predecessor of Johnny’s of Custer. Johnny and his twin brother, Tony, built Northern Gardens in 1948…

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Suspicious fires

October 17, 2012
Suspicious fires

LUDINGTON — Two fires within a block of each other are being called suspicious by Ludington Fire Chief Jerry Funk. The first fire, at 301 N. William St., was called in around 4 am this morning. Upon arrival the house was fully engulfed in flames, Funk said. “We didn’t have a prayer,” he said. Pere Marquette Twp. Fire Dept. was…

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Truck fire

October 17, 2012
Truck fire

VICTORY TWP. — Scottville Fire Dept. was called to a truck fire on Fisher Road east of Stiles this morning. The 2004 GM, owned by Rick and Kari Singleton was destroyed. Rick did not know the cause.

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Custer loses a legend: Johnny Urban dies

October 14, 2012
Custer loses a legend: Johnny Urban dies

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief CUSTER – Western Michigan entertainment legend Johnny Urban died this weekend at the age of 85. Johnny was best known as the owner of Johnny’s of Custer, roller rink, restaurant, night club and bar. Johnny and his twin brother Tony built Northern Gardens Roller Rink in 1948 when they were 18-years-old, according to former manager Dan…

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Badger unable to dock for 2 hours

October 14, 2012
Badger unable to dock for 2 hours

LUDINGTON — The official S.S. Badger sailing season ended the same way it started — stuck. Today was customer appreciation day, where round-trip riders received a discounted rate, just as they did on the first day of sailing in May. On that day, the Badger’s engine ran into trouble as it was coming into Manitowoc, causing the ship to run…

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Jaycees hold Bags, Baubles & Beauty Sale

October 14, 2012

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — The Ludington Area Jaycees 3rd Annual Bags, Baubles & Beauty Sale will be held on Saturday, October 20th from 9 am- 3 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Jebavy Drive in Ludington. The sale will include gently used purses, bags and jewelry from individuals as well as professional vendors and crafters with new and…

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Scottville city commission meets Monday

October 14, 2012

SCOTTVILLE — Below is the agenda and City Manager notes for Monday’s Scottville City Commission meeting. You may download the attachment as a PDF.   Scottville 10-14-12

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WSCC board meets Monday

October 14, 2012

VICTORY TWP. — The West Shore Community College Board of Trustees will meet Monday at 4 p.m. at the college board room. Below is a downloadable PDF of the agenda and accompanying President’s notes. WSCC 10-15-12

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Anthony Road rollover

October 12, 2012
Anthony Road rollover

SUMMIT TWP — No one was injured following a single car rollover on Anthony Road east of PM Highway This afternoon. The 26-year-old female driver said she swerved to miss a truck and over corrected, causing the minivan to go into a ditch, according to Riverton fire chief Joe Cooper. Other passengers included a 30-year-old man, a 9-month-old and a…

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Accident Schwass and Hawley

October 12, 2012
Accident Schwass and Hawley

  RIVERTON TWP. — A 66-year-old Riverton Twp. woman was involved in a one-car accident at the intersection of Hawley and Schwass roads this morning. It appeared the woman was north-bound on Schwass, ran the stop sign and hit a power pole. The woman was taken to Memorial Medical Center by Life EMS ambulance. The pole was undamaged. Riverton Twp.…

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Court News Oct. 12, 2012

October 12, 2012

Mason County court news as of October 12, 2012 Key: MCSO: Mason County Sheriff’s Office; LPD: Ludington Police Dept.; SPD: Scottville Police Dept.; MSP: Michigan State Police; Pre: Preliminary Examination or Pre-Trial. B&E: Breaking and Entering; OUIL: Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Liquor.   79th District Court, Judge Peter Wadel   Arraignments   Corrie Lynn Cook,…

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