Obit: Margaret Snurka, 100, Oscoda

February 10, 2013

Margaret L. Snurka, aged 100 of Oscoda passed away on Friday, February 8, 2013 at her home.  Margaret was born on June 8, 1912 in Elmora, Pennsylvania to Simon and Anna (Yuknevich) Snurka.  Following her high school graduation, she earned her degree as a Registered Nurse and served her country during World War II as a 1stLieutenant with the United States Army…

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MCC boys bowling results

February 10, 2013

AMBER TWP. — Here are the results of Mason County Central High School boys bowling team’s event Saturday at Country Lanes: Conference single event results: Sam Shanklin 830, second place; Matt Lammi 734, fourth place; Robert Allen 702, sixth place; Brandon Priemer 686, eighth place; Joe Levine 679, ninth place; Tristan Scribner 611, 11th place. Next Saturday the team returns…

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Over the edge

February 10, 2013
Over the edge

By Judy Cools. When I was growing up, there was a phrase we sometimes used: “Conspicuous by his absence.” Or by its absence… or any of a number of other variations of being obviously absent. The idea, of course, is that you might not give a thought to something if you’re accustomed to seeing it, but when it’s gone –…

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Arraignments

February 8, 2013

LUDINGTON – The following were arraigned this week in 79th District Court: Rhonda May Tomasik, 50, 5976 Fourth St., Ludington, was arrested Feb. 3 by Mason County Sheriff’s Department for the felony of larceny between $1,000 and $20,000. Bail of $5,000 was set with a deposit of 10 percent. A preliminary examination is scheduled for Feb. 13 at 11:15 a.m.…

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A reader’s review: RENT

February 8, 2013
A reader’s review: RENT

The following review was submitted by Deej Miller on the Lakeside Civic Players’ production of RENT, which debuted Thursday night at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts. See related story here. Homosexuality, AIDS, drug use and more covered in Ludington performance of Rent. Ludington’s own Lakeside Civic Players set out to tackle Broadway’s gem, RENT, a controversial musical that…

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One sentenced to prison this week in circuit court

February 8, 2013

LUDINGTON — One person was sentenced to prison this week in 51st Circuit Court. Here is a summary of the week’s proceedings: – Garth Allen Kimbler, 42, 5501 W. Rasmussen Rd., Pere Marquette Twp., was sentenced Feb. 5 for the Dec. 11, 2012 conviction of carrying weapons with unlawful intent , felony firearms, malicious destruction of property $1,000 to $20,000…

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District court

February 8, 2013

LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced this week in 79th District Court: Sentences – Lisa Kay Wilson, 53, 906 N. Washington Ave., Apt. 13, Ludington was found guilty on Feb. 4 for breaking and entering. She was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail for one year and must pay $580 in fines and costs. – Mark Edward Dekle, 25, 8327…

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Governor discusses the 2014 budget

February 8, 2013
Governor discusses the 2014 budget

From the governor’s blog. By Gov. Rick Snyder. Michigan is the comeback state of the nation, but for all we’ve done, it’s just not good enough. Now is the time to continue our reinvention with the FY 2014 budget, and we should follow the principles that we follow as families and individuals — live within our means, save for a…

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MCP is looking for help

February 7, 2013

Do you have a nose for news? Are you interested in what’s happening around your community? Can you write? The Mason County Press is looking for a stringer (or two) to cover some local government boards. Applicants should have writing experience (journalism experience/education preferred) and a knowledge of local government. Preference will be given to applicants who are familiar with…

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Slick roads

February 7, 2013
Slick roads

AMBER TWP. — Three vehicles were involved in a crash on U.S. 10-31 east of Dennis Road about 4:15 p.m. this afternoon. Three people received minor injuries. Roads have become slick as wet snow has com down in Mason County.

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Scottville working on its goals — but not the way it was reported

February 7, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville City Commission is not expected to take action on the city’s future goals, despite what has been reported in another news medium. Last month city commissioners, Main Street committee members and planning commissioners were asked to look at the city’s master plan and select their top three to five goals from that plan. Ultimately those goals…

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911’s first retiree

February 7, 2013
911’s first retiree

PENTWATER — The fact that there is a winter storm warning today is not really surprising to Kay Feole. After all, today is her last day as a dispatcher for Mason-Oceana 911, and why would you want your last day to be uneventful? Kay was one of the first dispatcher hired by 911 when it started in 1995. She is…

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Quilt contest at libraries

February 7, 2013

Started in 1988, the Hoffman Challenge has grown to be a premiere traveling quilt, clothing, and doll collection. The quality of entries and a growing number of exhibit requests have led us to establish additional traveling collections. Currently, twelve collections travel coast-to-coast within the USA and to several Canadian locations. This year the Hoffman Challenge is celebrating its 24th Anniversary.…

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Financial aid workshop

February 7, 2013

VICTORY TWP. — West Shore Community College is having a Financial Aid workshop on Feb. 13th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The workshop will be located in the Technical Center, room 210. Experts will be on hand to assist students in completing their FAFSA for the upcoming 2013-14 school year. Please bring your 2012 Federal taxes with you. Contact the…

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Veterans initiatives announced at Capitol news conference

February 7, 2013
Veterans initiatives announced at Capitol news conference

LANSING — State Rep. Ray Franz, R-Onekama, today joined Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, state veterans advocates and other lawmakers at a news conference in the Capitol to unveil several initiatives to assist the more than 650,000 military veterans who live in Michigan. Among the proposals the Legislature will be working on with the Johnson are a veteran designation on…

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