Author brings Ludington into his stories

February 4, 2013
Author brings Ludington into his stories

Will be featured at Redolencia. Story and Photo by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — A person can leave home, but rarely does home leave the person. This is true for Ray Nargis, who moved away from Ludington shortly after graduating high school in 1970. Ray is an author, poet, broadcaster and a storyteller. Much of his work includes characters and…

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MCC boys bowling team undefeated

February 4, 2013

BALDWIN – The MasonCountyCentralHigh School boys bowling team defeated Baldwin Saturday, bringing their record to 7-0. The team will be competing in individual and team competitions the next two Saturdays and then heading to Cheboygon Feb. 21 to 23 for regionals. The team includes Robert Allen, Sam Shanklin, Joe Levine, Brandon Priemer, Tristan Scribner, Matt Lammi and Skyler Levine. The…

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Garage fire

February 3, 2013
Garage fire

SCOTTVILLE — Firefighters from Scottville and Custer fire departments extinguish a garage fire at 117 W. State St. Sunday night. The fire was reported about 6 p.m. Upon arriving the unattached structure was fully engulfed. The garage appeared to be a total loss. Firefighters expected to be on scene for another hour.

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Kids fishing tourney a success

February 3, 2013
Kids fishing tourney a success

HAMLIN TWP. — Fifty-six kids attended the Michigan Ice Open Kids Fishing Tournament today. “The kids were given instructions on fishing techniques and ice safety by professional ice fishermen at the Hamlin Township Hall,” said volunteer Matt Bryant. The kids were then transported by bus to Wilson Hill Park boat launch and fished on Hamlin Lake. “Once they arrived at…

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Manistee man arrested for domestic violence in vehicle

February 3, 2013

VICTORY TOWNSHIP – Jason Lee Brady, 35, of Manistee, was arrested on the charges of domestic violence and illegal entry. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by the Michigan State Police and Mason County Sheriff’s Department following an assault that took place in a vehicle as it traveled on Fountain Road near U.S. 31 Friday night. According…

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District court

February 1, 2013

LUDINGTON — The following is a report of activity this week in 79th District Court: – Joshua Marquese Deshong, 26, 3174 Roosevelt Rd., Muskegon, was found guilty on Jan. 29 of impaired driving. He was sentenced to one day in jail and 93 days discretionary jail for one year; he must attend the next session of the Victims Impact Panel;…

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Arraignments

February 1, 2013

LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned this week in front of the magistrate in 79th District Court: – Ali Marie Johnson, 25, 503 N. William St., Ludington, was arrested Dec. 27 by Mason County Sheriff Dept. for embezzlement. Bail was set at $2,500 with a preliminary court examination of Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. – Andrew Brook Shaffer, 20, 1040…

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Brault charged for October arson

February 1, 2013
Brault charged for October arson

LUDINGTON — Marshall Jennings Brault, 19, 606 N. Gaylord Ave., has been arraigned in Mason County for an October 17, 2012 fire that destroyed a house at the corner of William and Court streets. Brault has also been charged in Oceana County for breaking and entering of the Wishing Well convenience store, which took place on Oct. 21. Brault was…

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Soccer coach charged with CSC

February 1, 2013
Soccer coach charged with CSC

LUDINGTON — Todd Lane Johnson, 39, 624 W. Hansen Road, Amber Township, has been charged by the Mason County Prosector’s office for criminal sexual conduct third degree. Johnson was the Mason County Central girls varsity soccer coach until he resigned prior to the beginning of the current school year. A Mason County Sheriff’s Department press release stated that the incident…

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Obit: Grace Falconer Kleis

February 1, 2013

Grace E. Kleis, nee Falconer, 98, passed away on January 19, 2013 at her home in Scottsdale, Arizona, accompanied in her last days by members of her family and her dedicated caregivers.  Born in 1914 to parents David and Ruth Falconer of Scottville, Michigan, she opened The Vogue Shop in Scottville in the early 1930s, and worked in the apparel industry…

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MCE girls basketball rescheduled

February 1, 2013

CUSTER — The Mason County Eastern girls junior varsity and varsity basketball games vs. Crossroads Charter Academy have been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. in Custer.

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Bacon’s preliminary exam adjourned

February 1, 2013

LUDINGTON — The preliminary court examination of Robert Crane Bacon has been adjourned, according to Prosecutor Paul Spaniola. Bacon is accused of embezzling over $96,000 from Mason County Eastern schools while he was employed as the district’s business manager. See related story.   The prelim has been rescheduled for Feb. 27 at 11:15 a.m.

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MCE conferences

February 1, 2013

CUSTER — Mason County Eastern Schools will hold Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday February 7, 2013 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. School will dismiss at 11:35 a.m. No lunch will be served. There will be no school on Friday, February 8, 2013 due to a Professional Development Day.

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Obit: Edith Novak Eppard, 97, Manistee

January 31, 2013

Mrs. Edith Novak Eppard, 97, of Manistee, formerly of Luther, passed away at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Edith was born, the oldest of twelve, to Clyde & Minnie (Marsand) Straley in Toledo, OH on October 23, 1915. She was preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings. Edith lived with…

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MCC to take over Scottville little league

January 31, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Central Schools is planning to take over the Scottville summer ball program. MCC Athletic Director Tim Genson said the school is still reviewing contract language but plans to discuss the topic with the city of Scottville in the next few weeks. City Manager Amy Williams, in a memo to the city commission, said the city be…

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