Franz helps veterans gain employment

February 23, 2013
Franz helps veterans gain employment

LANSING — State Rep. Ray Franz, R-Onekama, standing center, joined Rep. Gail Haines for a ceremonial bill signing with Gov. Rick Snyder and members of Michigan’s veterans service organizations commemorating three 2012 laws that will help veterans meet eligibility requirements for Michigan electrical, plumbing and security occupational licenses based on their military service experience and hours. “Michigan’s veterans population is…

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Bowling tournament will benefit Hospice

February 23, 2013

AMBER TWP. — The sixth annual Ted Douglas Memorial Scotch Doubles Bowling Tournament will be held Saturday, March 2 at Country Lanes Bowling Alley on U.S. 10-31. The tournament, which begins at 2 p.m., will help support Hospice of Michigan’s Mask Project 2013. Cost is $30 per team of two, prizes and trophies will be awarded. The public is invited…

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West Shore accepting scholarship apps

February 23, 2013

VICTORY TWP. — West Shore Community College is now accepting scholarship applications from students planning to attend during the 2013-14 academic year. The deadline to apply for scholarships is March 15. The college, the WSCC Foundation, community groups, and private donors offer numerous scholarships to fit nearly all student academic records, backgrounds, and financial situations. An admission application must be…

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Court sentences

February 22, 2013

Circuit Court LUDINGTON — The following was sentenced this week in 51st Circuit Court: – Laquentin Deshawn Simpson, 28, of 1476 Kingsley St., Muskegon, was found guilty Feb. 13 of police officer – fleeing, third degree. Sentence: 365 days in jail with credit for two days served, must serve five months up front with balance to be served at court’s…

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Arraignments

February 22, 2013

LUDINGTON – The following were arraigned this week in 79th District Court: – Frederick James Lewis, 31, of 1048 N. Brandy Lane, Ludington, was arrested Feb. 12 by the Michigan State Police on two felony counts of criminal sexual conduct, first degree. CSC, first degree is the most serious of all sexual offenses and carries a maximum penalty of life…

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Author featured Saturday at Redolencia

February 22, 2013
Author featured Saturday at Redolencia

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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A record year for the libraries

February 21, 2013

Chris’ Library World. A blog by Chris Bacon. Well, it’s February 2013 already and after a month of reflection I’d like to look back at 2012 and remember it fondly. Perhaps examine and share some of the highlights from the Mason County Libraries historic record breaking busiest year ever. And I thought what better way to do this then with…

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Sheriff dept. no longer housing state prisoners

February 21, 2013

LUDINGTON — Effective today, the Mason County Sheriff’s Department is no longer housing inmates from the Michigan Department of Corrections. For the past year the county jail has provided up to 20 beds for the inmates, housing them for up to a year. Most of the inmates were in the last year of a mandatory two year sentence for weapons…

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Scottville to advertise for part-time chief

February 21, 2013

By Lisa Enos, MCP Correspondent. SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Public Safety Committee met Wednesday to discuss the fate of the Scottville Police Department and its employees. Present were committee members and Scottville City Commissioners Richard Maki, David Johnson, Jim Schiebner and Mayor Joe Baxter. Maki, Johnson and Schiebner are on the committee because they have law enforcement experience. City Manager…

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Case dismissed against Johnson

February 20, 2013

LUDINGTON — The criminal sexual conduct case against Todd Lane Johnson of Amber Township was dismissed today by 79th District Court Judge Peter Wadel. The accuser apparently gave conflicting reports to the police, originally stating that alleged sexual relations with the now 39-year-old man started when she was 13. In court today, she testified the alleged relationship didn’t begin until…

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Obit Karl Christian Jacob Golnick, 74, Scottville

February 20, 2013
Obit Karl Christian Jacob Golnick, 74, Scottville

Karl Christian Jacob Golnick, aged 74 of Scottville, passed away on Monday, February 18, 2013 at his home. Karl was born on June 25, 1938 in Roscommon to Kao and Freda E. (Shirey) Golnick, and served his country with the United States Navy, retiring after 20 years of service including the Vietnam Conflict. Karl served as an Aircraft Mechanic, and…

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Hasil is new 911 director

February 20, 2013

PENTWATER — Mason-Oceana 911’s board has offered Ray Hasil the director’s position. Hasil is currently data services manager of the center. He replaces Rich Feole who recently accepted a 911 administrative job in southern Michigan.

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Editorial: It’s time for Scottville’s mayor to resign

February 20, 2013

An editorial by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. Editor’s note: This will have to go on record as the very first editorial of the Mason County Press. Editorials are a long standing tradition in newspapers, but I have tried to avoid them, letting the public make up its own mind. However, because I have become part of the story, I feel this…

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Sheriff encourages drivers to use caution tonight

February 19, 2013

By Alan Neushwander MCP Correspondent A winter weather advisory remains in effect until noon Wednesday for Mason County. Whiteout conditions have created hazardous driving conditions throughout much of the day Tuesday. “Due to moderate snow falling and sustained winds out of west at 10-20 MPH roads are drifting with some secondary roads down to one lane,” said Mason County Sheriff…

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Faith and community help Adam’s fight against cancer

February 19, 2013
Faith and community help Adam’s fight against cancer

MCE/MCC basketball game to help raise funds. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. BRANCH TWP. — Life for Adam Rader and his family has not been easy the past couple of years. in Oct. 2011, at the age of 16, Adam was diagnosed with Ewings Sacroma, a rare bone and tissue cancer. Faith and community support have help the family move forward…

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