Full Court Press: Coach Chris VanderHaag

May 10, 2020

Full Court Press: Coach Chris VanderHaag SCOTTVILLE — Today on Full Court Press, Toni Swinehart speaks with Chris VanderHaag, who has helped build up a middle school traveling boys basketball program at Mason County Central. Chris is also active on the coaching staff of the MCC junior varsity boys basketball program. Full Court Press is a presentation of Shelby State…

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Clear skies Monday.

May 10, 2020

Clear skies Monday. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Cloudy tonight with a low temperature of 33 degrees; wind north at 9 mph. Monday, May 11, 2020 Mostly sunny. High 44; low 28 Precipitation: 10% day; 10% evening. Wind: NNW 13 mph day; SSW 4 mph evening. Humidity: 57% day; 79% evening. Sunrise: 6:23 a.m.; sunset: 9:01 p.m. Tuesday, May 12,…

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The Makers: Omage Coffee Roasters.

May 9, 2020

The Makers: Omage Coffee Roasters. The Makers is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union. LUDINGTON- Tom Hinman and his wife Bethany know good coffee. Inspired by his late father-in-law, Bob Wrasse, Tom started roasting his own coffee on a cast iron skillet. His passion for coffee and interest in roasting grew his garage hobby into a retail business, Omage Coffee…

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Fire destroys Amber Township house.

May 9, 2020

Fire destroys Amber Township house. #MasonCountyNews. AMBER TOWNSHIP — Fire destroyed a single-story house at 595 W. US 10/31, just west of Scottville, Saturday morning. Emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene at 8:34 a.m. Three adults, who were at the home, were able to escape unharmed. The fire also destroyed a car. The fire caused US 10/31 between the…

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Police arrest Cadillac man on multiple charges.

May 8, 2020

Police arrest Cadillac man on multiple charges. LUDINGTON — A 24-year-old Cadillac man faces multiple charges following his arrest by Ludington Police Department on Thursday, May 7. According to LPD Chief Timothy Kozal, LPD, along with Mason County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police attempted to make contact with the man and execute a arrest warrants in the 300 block…

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Miss Ludington Area seeking donors, applicants for scholarship.

May 8, 2020

Miss Ludington Area seeking donors, applicants for scholarship. LUDINGTON — Miss Ludington Area 2020 Madelyn Shamel is currently raising funds for a $1,000 scholarship which will be rewarded to an area high school senior. Shamel, has a personal social impact initiative (formerly called platform) titled: Flourish: Cultivating Confidence Through Community. Through this initiative, she aims to grow stronger communities and…

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Warrant arrests top police activity.

May 8, 2020

Warrant arrests top police activity. #MasonCountyCrime The police news is a presentation of Lenz-Balder Insurance, offering Nationwide Insurance, 201 E. Court St., Ludington, 231-845-6279, www.lenzbalderins.com. Wednesday, May 6, 2020: – 1:16 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), alarm activation, Amber Township. – 7:31 a.m., (MCSO), alarm activation, Logan Township. – 12:47 p.m, (MCSO), two-vehicle crash, no injury, First Street and Pere…

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Recent arraignments include stalking, assaulting police.

May 7, 2020

Recent arraignments include stalking, assaulting police. LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies – Kevin James Kaiser, 26, of 209 S. Rowe St., Apt. 1, Ludington, was arrested by Ludington Police Department on May 1, 2020 and charged with aggravated stalking, and two counts of assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer. A probable cause hearing…

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Manistee National Forest Festival cancelled.

May 7, 2020

Manistee National Forest Festival cancelled. MANISTEE — The Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce announced today that the 2020 Manistee National Forest Festival has been cancelled. “I am deeply saddened about the decision to postpone the festival as it’s a long-standing summer tradition for our community and a boost to our local economy,” said Stacie Bytwork, president of the Manistee Area…

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Nurses to be honored with luminaries May 12.

May 7, 2020

Nurses to be honored with luminaries May 12. LUDINGTON — Luminary bags with special messages of support and gratitude will light up the night outside Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital as well as homes and neighborhoods in Mason and Oceana counties, and throughout west Michigan, on Tuesday, May 12, to mark the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and to recognize…

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Obituary: Barry Kelly, 72, Ludington.

May 7, 2020

Obituary: Barry Kelly, 72, Ludington. Barry A. Kelly, 72, of Ludington passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Medilodge on Ludington. Barry was born January 26, 1948 in Ludington to Donald and Sylvia (Hawley) Kelly.  He married Beverly Silvis at Summit Church in Ludington. Barry owned and operated Kelly Snowmobile Sales Inc. along with his wife Beverly.   He enjoyed…

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Obituary: Alice ‘Vonnie’ Shell Howard, 83, Ludington.

May 7, 2020

Obituary: Alice ‘Vonnie’ Shell Howard, 83, Ludington. Alice “Vonnie” Shell Howard, 83, of Ludington, passed away May 5, 2020 at home surrounded by family. She was born February 15, 1937 in Ludington to Paul and Alice (Thorington) Lange. Vonnie lived all her life in Ludington and graduated from Ludington High School in 1955. After graduating from high school, she married…

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Recent deaths, posted May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020

Recent deaths, posted May 7, 2020 The following recent deaths have been reported to MCP: Joseph Hernandez, 67, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington. Barry A. Kelly, 72, of Ludington died on Wednesday, May 6, 202. This post is a presentation of Beads & Blooms Florist, 78 N. Jebavy Dr.,…

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Cooler temps Friday.

May 7, 2020

Cooler temps Friday. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Partly cloudy tonight with a low temperature of 29 degrees. Wind north-northeast at 9 mph. Friday, May 8, 2020. Partly cloudy. High 39; low 28 Precipitation: 20% day; 0% evening. Wind: N 18 mph day; NNW 14 mph evening. Humidity: 53% day; 59% evening. Sunrise: 6:26 a.m.; sunset: 8:57 p.m. Saturday, May…

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LPD Chief Barnett retires today; Kozal to take over Thursday.

May 6, 2020

LPD Chief Barnett retires today; Kozal to take over Thursday. #LudingtonNews. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. Editor’s Note: It has been an honor to work with Chief Mark Barnett in various capacities over the last 19 years. I am proud to call him my friend. Mark is one of the most humble men I know and truly cares about the citizens…

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