Lots to do today: Old engines, FNL, free movie

August 2, 2013

Looking for something to do today? Start your day off at the Western Michigan Old Engine Club Show at Scottville Riverside Park. The 40th annual show goes on all day. See previous story. Then, at 6 p.m. head to downtown Ludington for Friday Night Live. Among the many things to see there tonight will be the Scottville Clown Band at…

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Mud run to benefit 9-year-old

August 2, 2013

CUSTER TWP. — A mud run being held Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. will benefit 9-year-old Gabe Sessions of Scottville, who has muscular dystrophy. The mud run is located on Hansen Road between Custer and Schoenherr roads. Signs will direct people to the site. Food and beverages will be available. Admission is by donation.

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Two brothers drown in Carr Settlement pond

August 1, 2013

LAKE TWP., Lake County — Two brothers, ages 7 and 9, were found drowned in a man-made pond on a farm on Tyndall Road in Carr Settlement early Thursday evening. The road is on the county line and the incident happened on the Lake County side. According to 9 and 10 News, the boys were playing in the backyard this…

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District court, as of July 31, 2013

August 1, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON — The following defendants were sentenced this week in 79th District Court: – Donnie Dean Francis, 38, of 8578 E. US-10, Branch, was found guilty July 29 of failure to display a valid license. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; $275 in fines and costs; and…

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Human trafficking topic of presentation

August 1, 2013

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — An FBI specialist will present Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery and Victim Assistance on Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The program, held at United Methodist Church of Ludington, is being presented by Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Chapter FG and will focus on domestic minor sex trafficking. Carmen Kucinich is a victims advocate assigned to…

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Arraignments, as of July 31, 2013

August 1, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned this past week in front of the magistrate of the 79th District Court. Felonies – Christine Margaret Cota, 41, of 122 S. Wildwood Crossing, Apt. 20, Ludington, was arrested July 26 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) for a felony of forgery. A preliminary exam is set for…

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ATV accident

August 1, 2013
ATV accident

EDEN TWP. — One person was injured after the all-terrain vehicle he was riding as passenger flipped over this afternoon. A Mason County Sheriff sergeant on scene said the male suffered an arm injury following the accident in private property near 6452 Long Valley Rd. near Whiskey Creek Resort. He was taken to Memorial Medical Center by Life EMS ambulance.…

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Golf tourney to raise money for Sally K. Johnson fund

August 1, 2013

Submitted by Miranda Beebe.  HAMLIN TWP. — The third annual One (More) Good Day of Golf fundraiser will be held on Sunday, Aug. 11 at Hemlock Golf Club. The event is a fundraiser for the Sally K. Johnson Fund, which was started after Sally Johnson of Scottville was diagnosed with cancer. “Anything that gives someone one good day is worth…

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Lakeshore Civic Players announce upcoming season

August 1, 2013
Lakeshore Civic Players announce upcoming season

LUDINGTON — The Lakeside Civic Players group has announced its line-up for the 2013/2014 season. This is the third full season the players group has formally put in place since its formation in 2009. The Ludington based theatre group has grown exponentially since 2009 and will take on five productions in the upcoming season. All show times will be at 7…

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Old Engine Show is living history

August 1, 2013
Old Engine Show is living history

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. SCOTTVILLE — There is nothing quite like the sound of the exhaust of a John Deere 2-cylinder tractor. It’s a sound I have heard all my life, as my dad is an avid collector and restorer of antique John Deere tractors. We’re talking over 30 of them, most in nearly mint condition. They aren’t museum pieces,…

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Pleasant temperatures today

August 1, 2013
Pleasant temperatures today

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 10:30 a.m. today. Lake Michigan water temperatures:  Ludington Stearns Park: 66 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 65 F Summit Park: 65 F Pentwater: 64 F Afternoon weather: Ludington: Partly cloudy becoming mostly sunny with temperatures reaching 74 degrees…

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Love Your Community program Aug. 8

August 1, 2013

AMBER TWP. — The Community Foundation of Mason County presents “Love Your Community” a program facilitated by author Peter Kagevama on Thursday, Aug. 8 at the West Shore Educational Service District on U.S. 10-31. Kagevama has developed an interactive workshop that allows communities to develop their own approaches to becoming a more lovable community. This half day workshop will explore…

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41 years, 3 generations, 100s of children; Dr. Hill retires

July 31, 2013
41 years, 3 generations, 100s of children; Dr. Hill retires

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Today was a bittersweet day for Dr. Ken Hill. After 41 years of practicing pediatric medicine in Ludington, today was Dr. Hill’s last day. It was a busy day at the Tinkham Avenue office, with lots of patients and parents coming in to say goodbye to the doctor who clearly loves what he does.…

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Locally filmed ‘Mickey Matson’ will be shown Friday in Scottville

July 31, 2013
Locally filmed ‘Mickey Matson’ will be shown Friday in Scottville

National sales doing well; sequel to be filmed this fall. It’s been a good summer for local film producers Harold Cronk and Edgar Struble. Their movie, “The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure” is currently being sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores around the country (that’s a pretty big deal). And, sales are going well. Plus, they are just over…

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4-H summer fest

July 31, 2013

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — The 4-H Horse Development Committee will hold its Summer Fest on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mason County Fairgrounds. The event will feature fun for the entire family including a rock climbing pyramid, horse and pony rides, petting zoo, hay wagon rides, bounce houses and an inflatable obstacle course. There…

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