Obit: Eleanor Ackerman, 82, Ludington

November 7, 2012

Eleanor Lois Ackerman age 82 of Ludington, passed away on November 4, 2012 at Tendercare of Ludington. She was born December 6, 1929 daughter of the late Jack and Impi (Laine) Baker. She married Russell L. Ackerman on June 20, 1947 and was employed by GM in Grand Rapids, MI. Eleanor enjoyed her retirement years in Walhalla and is survived…

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Death notices: Adams, Obrecht

November 7, 2012

Victoria Ann Marie Adams age 21 of Ludington, passed away on November 6, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center of West Michigan. The family has entrusted Oak Grove Funeral Home with arrangements. Mr. Daniel Obrecht, age 90, of Clare, formerly of Mason County, passed away on November 7, 2012. Arrangements are being cared for by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services.

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Cole will be next sheriff

November 7, 2012
Cole will be next sheriff

LUDINGTON – On Jan. 1, 2013 Kim Cole will be sworn in as the new Mason County Sheriff, following in the footsteps of his great-great grandfather Henry Cole, who served as Mason County Sheriff for a term in the late 19th Century. Kim Cole, a 17-year sergeant in the sheriff’s office, defeated Sheriff Jeff Fiers Tuesday night with 68 percent…

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Consider investing in MCP

November 7, 2012

As you are aware, Mason County Press is advertiser and “investor” supported, which allows us to provide free access to our readers. We believe this is an important business model and it is our mission to continue this. We want this to be your site. It was created for the people of Mason County so they have free news and…

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Nellis wins judgeship in tight race

November 7, 2012
Nellis wins judgeship in tight race

LUDINGTON — Jeff Nellis will be Mason County’s next probate judge. The Hamlin Township resident and Ludington based attorney defeated Ludington native and Michigan Court of Appeals attorney Nick Krieger during Tuesday’s General Election. The race was close, however. Real close. Throughout the night Nellis and Krieger were neck and neck as each of the 25 voting precincts came in.…

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Probate judge race close

November 7, 2012

LUDINGTON — With 23 of the 25 voting precincts in, Jeff Nellis is the leader of the Probate Judge race, barely. With Branch and Sherman townships to report, Nellis holds a 50.58 percent lead over Nick Krieger, 5,720 to 5,546.

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Cole predicted to win

November 7, 2012

LUDINGTON — With 22 of the 25 voting precincts in, we are declaring Kim Cole as Mason County’s next sheriff. With only Amber, Branch and Sherman townships to come in, Cole has received 69 percent of the vote. Cole originally won the Republican primary against incumbent Jeff Fiers. After that election, Fiers announced he was running a write-in campaign. “We…

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Ludington charter amendment defeated

November 6, 2012

LUDINGTON — The Ludington charter amendment to increase the mayor’s term limits has been defeated by a 66 percent margin. The amendment was requesting the mayor’s term will not be extended from three four-year terms to five four-year terms.

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Sheriff totals to date

November 6, 2012

Here are the totals to date for Sheriff race as of 10:40 p.m.: Meade: Cole 35; Fiers 38 Ludington 2: Cole 413; Fiers 115 Ludington 5: Cole 414; Fiers 98 Victory: Cole 357; Fiers 212 Ludington 6: Cole 399; Fiers 110 PM 1: Cole 202; Write-in 71 (not verified for Fiers) Ludington 3: Cole 445; Write-in 107 (not verified for…

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Exit poll results as of 5:30 p.m.

November 6, 2012
Exit poll results as of 5:30 p.m.

Warning: This article contains information from a Facebook exit poll Mason County Press has been conducting throughout the day. If you do not want to be influenced by this information, please do not read any further. As of 5:30 p.m., 65 people have responded to a Facebook exit poll about how they voted in the Mason County sheriff race. By…

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Exit polls as of 1 p.m.

November 6, 2012
Exit polls as of 1 p.m.

Warning, the following article contains information about an exit poll Mason County Press has been conducting throughout the day. The results shown are from earlier in the day. If you do not want to be influenced by this poll, please stop reading this article. This poll has been conducted on Facebook and people have voluntarily responded. According to our Facebook…

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Follow MCP and WMOM tonight

November 6, 2012

Mason County Press and WMOM will be following tonight’s election with full team coverage. Follow www.twitter.com/MasonCoPress or www.facebook.com/MasonCountyPress for live updates as results come in from the Mason County Courthouse. WMOM FM 102.7 and www.WMOM.fm will be broadcasting live results from Mason, Manistee, Lake and Oceana counties. We will also be updating www.MasonCountyPress.com with details of races as they come…

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Chamber offers workplace wellness workshop

November 6, 2012

LUDINGTON — On Tuesday, November 13th, the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce along with the Ludington SCORE Chapter will be presenting Wellness in the Workplace, a seminar for businesses on how to get started or improve upon workplace wellness programs for employees. The seminar will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the chamber conference room. A reservation…

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Church offers prayer stations during election

November 5, 2012

LUDINGTON – The Ludington House of Prayer, located at Prayer and Praise Assembly of God, will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday. The church is encouraging Christians to come there and pray for the elections. “Whether you come for a short time or stay for the whole time, we are encouraging believers to come and pray for…

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Death notices: Ackerman, Kemp

November 5, 2012

Eleanor Lois Ackerman age 82 of Ludington, passed away on November 4, 2012 at Tendercare of Ludington. The family has entrusted Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center with arrangements. Glenn Kemp age 85 of Irons, passed away on November 5, 2012 at home. The family has entrusted Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation of Ludington with arrangements.

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