The sheriff race, a matter of leadership style

October 30, 2012
The sheriff race, a matter of leadership style

Observations of the sheriff race by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief Many voters in Mason County expected the race for sheriff was over in August when Sheriff Jeff Fiers lost to challenger Sgt. Kim Cole in the Republican primary. Cole won by a majority of 53 percent of the votes. A few days later Fiers announced he would pursue a write-in campaign…

Read more »

WSCC to host Eastern Illinois University artists

October 30, 2012
WSCC to host Eastern Illinois University artists

VICTORY TWP. – Manierre Dawson Gallery will host the work of two Illinois artists, Denise Rehm-Mott and David Griffin in an exhibition opening on November 5 and closing December 20. Both artists are professors of art from Eastern Illinois University (EIU) in Charleston, Illinois, where Rehm-Mott teaches printmaking and Griffin teaches metalsmithing. A third EIU professor, Jenny Chi, will exhibit…

Read more »

Secretary of State website provides great election info including sample ballot

October 30, 2012
Secretary of State website provides great election info including sample ballot

The Michigan Secretary of State’s office has a sample ballot site, customized to each registered voter. When you click on the link below you are taken to the SOS site. You will be asked some privacy information. The site will then verify if you are a registered voter. You then are taken to a new page which will give you…

Read more »

Badger cancels Wednesday sailing

October 30, 2012

LUDINGTON — The SS Badger has cancelled its Wednesday sailing, due to high winds on Lake Michigan. Today’s sailing was also cancelled. Friday is the last scheduled day of sailing for the season.  

Read more »

WSCC Rec Center sustains damage

October 30, 2012
WSCC Rec Center sustains damage

VICTORY TWP. — High winds caused damage to the West Shore Community College Recreation Center pool roof Tuesday morning. The college is reporting the pool is closed until further notice. If you have questions please contact Josh at 231.843.5543. Photo by Miranda Beebe

Read more »

MCE special meeting tonight decides Free Soil’s fate

October 30, 2012

CUSTER — The Mason County Eastern board of education will hold a special meeting tonight to vote on the resolution to annex Free Soil School District. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the high school library. The resolution is the only agenda item.

Read more »

Truck hits house

October 29, 2012
Truck hits house

UPDATE: PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — An 88-year-old Pentwater man was air lifted to a Grand Rapids hospital Monday night following a two car accident on Pere Marquette Highway at Chauvez Road. According to witnesses on the scene, a truck driven by a 57-year-old Ludington man was heading south on PM Highway about 6:20 p.m. The driver of the truck was…

Read more »

Wind advisory

October 29, 2012

From the National Weather Service, Mason Co under wind advisory: 1048 PM EDT MON OCT 29 2012 …WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT TUESDAY… HAZARDOUS WEATHER… * LONG DURATION WIND EVENT EXPECTED THROUGH TUESDAY. * THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR ON TUESDAY. * NORTH WINDS WILL GUSTS TO 35 TO 40 MPH LATE TONIGHT AND WILL INCREASE…

Read more »

Badger’s Tuesday sailing canceled

October 29, 2012

LUDINGTON — Lake Michigan Carferry Service has announced the SS Badger will not be sailing Tuesday due to extreme weather conditions. The National Weather Service is predicting Hurricane Sandy’s impact will be reached all the way to the Great Lakes. Winds to gale force (34-47 kts) are expected on Lake Michigan today through Tuesday with large waves steadily building into…

Read more »

Governor scheduled to visit Ludington

October 29, 2012
Governor scheduled to visit Ludington

LUDINGTON –Governor Rick Snyder will be in Ludington Saturday for an event at the Stearns Hotel. The stop, tentatively scheduled from 3:15 to 3:30, is part of the Believe in Michigan: Jobs First Bus Tour, a last minute campaign stop on behalf of Republicans running for election. Snyder may be accompianied by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Attorney General Bill Schuette,…

Read more »

Exchange student says America is cool

October 28, 2012
Exchange student says America is cool

  Story and photos by Miranda Beebe VICTORY TWP. – Carolina Rossi is an Italian/German exchange student who arrived from Milan, Italy on Aug. 25. She’s enrolled in her senior year at Mason County Central High School. The 17-year-old loves to cook and can speak Italian, German, Spanish (but would need to refresh a bit), English and Latin. “America is cool, and there’s…

Read more »

Hospital holiday brunch

October 28, 2012
Hospital holiday brunch

LUDINGTON – Unique holiday trees and wreaths will be auctioned Sunday, November 4, at the Memorial Medical Center Foundation’s annual holiday brunch. The fundraising event will take place at AM Galleries, 115 W. Ludington Ave., starting at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $35.00, which includes the brunch and a chance to win more than 15 door prizes. “We’ve received many enthusiastic…

Read more »

Citizen journalists and bloggers wanted

October 26, 2012

MasonCountyPress.com is looking for citizen reporters and bloggers. Since this site was started 11 months ago it has grown tremendously in popularity. It is new and immediate and completely local, not only in its news coverage but in its ownership. It’s time to kick it up a few notches. This is a community news site and we need more contributors from…

Read more »

1 arrested following threats at GOP office

October 26, 2012

LUDINGTON — Ludington Police Officers arrested a man in his ’50s this afternoon after he had upset a Republican Party office volunteer at the GOP office at the Stearns Hotel on East Ludington Avenue. “I think he went into the office to speak his mind,” LPD Sgt. Dave Maltbie said, “and the worker there felt threatened.” Maltbie said the man…

Read more »

Court news Oct. 26, 2012

October 26, 2012

Mason County court news as of October 26, 2012 Key: MCSO: Mason County Sheriff’s Office; LPD: Ludington Police Dept.; SPD: Scottville Police Dept.; MSP: Michigan State Police; Pre: Preliminary Examination or Pre-Trial. B&E: Breaking and Entering; OUIL: Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Liquor. DWLS: Driving While License Suspended. 79th District Court, Judge Peter Wadel Arraignments Shane…

Read more »

Smith & Eddy Insurance

Legally Speaking: Divorce

NorthStar Chiropractic

WSCC: I am