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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About

January 18, 2012

Our Vision To be the most trusted and reliable source for news and information in the market we serve. Our Mission We are committed to providing news and information for Mason County, Michigan, with quality, integrity and fairness. Our Values VALUE Our readers, contributors and advertisers are our most valuable assets. INTEGRITY We always strive to act fairly, ethically and…

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Snow express

January 18, 2012
Snow express

Snow flies away from a Marquette Railroad train as it makes its way through downtown Scottville Tuesday afternoon. mcp.com photo/ROB ALWAY

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We are looking for community columnists

January 17, 2012

MasonCountyPress.com is looking for regular contributors to write about their community. We are interested in people who enjoy writing and who enjoy where they live. The columnist will have artistic freedom to write about anything he/she would like with emphasis on their community. These may be features about days gone by, stories about upcoming or recent events, observations about the weather,…

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Welcome to our new supporters

January 17, 2012
Welcome to our new supporters

This is week two of the life of MasonCountyPress.com. I am pleased to report that we are getting some great response from many people who have come out to support this effort. I would like to thank those who have made financial donations and I would like to thank and welcome our advertisers: Gene’s Ventures, Kim Cole for Mason County…

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Snow scenes

January 17, 2012

  John Mickevich of Ludington submitted these photographs that he took around the area last weekend. The photograph on the left was taken along Conrad Road in Pere Marquette Township. The photograph on the right is of the Father Marquette Memorial on the Buttersville Peninsula. Today’s weather started out with rain that has now turned to snow.

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MCE homecoming

January 14, 2012
MCE homecoming

CUSTER — A snow day at Fremont Providence High School caused the Mason County Eastern homecoming game to be postponed from Friday to this afternoon. The Cardinals defeated Fremont 48-40. Laura Stickney, daughter of Steve and Jill Stickney was named Homecoming Queen while Peter Larsen, son of David Larsen and Susan Heyse, was crowned King. mcp.net photos/ROB ALWAY Flower girl…

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MCC vs. North Muskegon

January 13, 2012
MCC vs. North Muskegon

mcp.net photo/ROB ALWAY Mason County Central varsity boys basketball team played North Muskegon tonight in Scottville. MCC won 70-68 in double overtime.  

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Clearing snow

January 13, 2012
Clearing snow

mcp.net photo/ROB ALWAY Nick Pomorski of Schmock Landscaping uses a snowblower to clear snow at the Mason County Courthouse in Ludington this afternoon. Snow is expected to continue until Monday when temperatures will rise into the upper ’30s.

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Winter arrives

January 13, 2012
Winter arrives

mcp.net photo/ROB ALWAY Naaman Lemire of Fountain shovels snow in downtown Scottville today. Lemire works for Holden’s Home Emporium. The area received several inches of snow last night causing emergency services to keep busy.

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Moving around the Mitt

January 12, 2012
Moving around the Mitt

Photo by MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER SCOTTVILLE — Win with Wellness committee member Pamm Huether, right, hands a Move around the Mitt tracking form to Tammy Sue Bailey at an indoor walking event Wednesday at Mason County Central Middle School.  Win with Wellness is challenging the community to “Move around the Mitt” by collectively moving 1,155 miles while exercising this winter, which…

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Sunset over PM lake

January 12, 2012
Sunset over PM lake

Leanne Enbody of Ludington submitted this photograph of Wednesday's sunset over Pere Marquette Lake. The image was taken from Waterfront Park.

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Our vision statement

January 11, 2012

Mason County personifies small town living at its best. We are an area rich in heritage, natural resources and friendly, caring people.We are a great place to visit and an even greater place to live. We are a county of communities, each separately unique and each linked by together by an incredible spirit of kindness and pride. We are Lake…

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Art center to benefit from this year’s Lake Jump

January 11, 2012
Art center to benefit from this year’s Lake Jump

Make a Splash for the Arts on Saturday, April 7, 2012 13th Annual Ludington Lake Jump to Benefit Ludington Area Center for the Arts LUDINGTON — It’s January, but think spring!  On Saturday, April 7, 2012, crowds of hardy folk will make a splash for the arts at the 13th annual Ludington Lake Jump, in what’s become a rite of spring in western…

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