Top stories reader survey

December 19, 2013

Mason County has seen it’s fair share of news in 2013. Some good and some bad. We would like your input to help us decide which stories had the most impact on our community in 2013. Please take a moment to fill out this one-answer survey, selecting the top stories. Thanks, Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief SURVEY HERE

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William Klemm was Super of the Steamships

December 19, 2013
William Klemm was Super of the Steamships

A Recent Chat with William L. Klemm, Retired Superintendent of Steamships By Carrie Klemm, MCP Correspondent Even on a first visit to Ludington, it is almost impossible to ignore the rich maritime history. Whether riding into town aboard the S.S. Badger, watching her glide past the North Breakwater Lighthouse from the beach or just hearing that ferry whistle blow from…

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Welcome to the world…Penelope and Charlie

December 19, 2013
Welcome to the world…Penelope and Charlie

Welcome to the world… Penelope “Poppy” Grace Grubich, the daughter of Amanda St. Hilaire and Nathan Grubich of Ludington, was born on December 18, 2013 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Charlie Rose Anne Sowle, the daughter of Shelby and Noah Sowle of Baldwin, was born on December 18, 2013 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. We are happy to share your newborn pictures as…

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Mostly cloudy this afternoon, snow tonight

December 19, 2013
Mostly cloudy this afternoon, snow tonight

Here is today’s weather forecast, sponsored by Superior Electric: Today: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of precipitation, high temperature of 32 degrees F. Wind, north-northeast at 7 mph. Tonight, 70% chance of snow, 1 to 3 inches, with a low temperature of 24. Sunset: 5:10 p.m. Tomorrow: Sunrise, 8:17 a.m. High temperature of 27 degrees with a 70% chance…

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Father of Baby Kate loses involuntary imprisonment appeal

December 18, 2013
Father of Baby Kate loses involuntary imprisonment appeal

The Victory Township man accused of murdering his infant daughter has lost an appeal against his 2012 unlawful imprisonment conviction. Sean Michael Phillips, 24, was appealing the decision of a jury that put him away to prison for 10 to 15 years for the disappearance of his then 4-month-old daughter, Katherine “Baby Kate” Phillips. Mlive.com reported that on Dec. 17,…

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Two arrested on separate warrants

December 18, 2013

A 19-year-old Ludington male was arrested Tuesday for a probation violation. He was arrested by Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputies at 1:24 p.m. at 143 N. Jebavy Drive in Pere Marquette Township and was lodged in the Mason Count Jail. In a separate incident, a 46-year-old Ludington man was arrested on North James Street at 5:30 p.m. on a Kent…

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Welcome to the world… Colton, Annabella, Davian, Leigha and Tristyn

December 17, 2013
Welcome to the world… Colton, Annabella, Davian, Leigha and Tristyn

Welcome to the world… Colton Michael Gates, the son of Elizabeth and Shaun Gates of Scottville, was born on December 16, 2013 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Annabella Rose Phinezy, the daughter of Emily and John Phinezy of Manistee, was born on December 13, 2013 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Davian Antonio Lopez, the son of Amber and Raul Lopez of Hart, was born…

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WSCC bands to perform in Shelby

December 17, 2013
WSCC bands to perform in Shelby

SHELBY — The West Shore Community College Wind Symphony and Chamber Winds, under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Ted Malt, will perform a variety of musical selections from classical and holiday repertoire on Wed., Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m., at Shelby High School. The concert venue for this performance has moved from WSCC’s Center Stage Theater to Shelby…

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Woman sentenced to 1 year in jail for stealing cell phone

December 17, 2013
Woman sentenced to 1 year in jail for stealing cell phone

LUDINGTON — A Hamlin Township was sentenced today for a year in jail for stealing a cell phone while she was a patient at Memorial Medical Center (now Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital). On Nov. 12, Kristen Brooke Iverson, 27, 5633 N. Jebavy Dr., accepted a plea agreement in 51st Circuit Court on the charges of larceny to a building. She…

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A Scrooge lesson

December 17, 2013
A Scrooge lesson

The Kitchen Sink. A blog by Stephanie Wagner. In the last 12 years, I have had quite a few “bad mommy” moments.  Most of them were forgotten shortly after they happened, but there are a few that I consider lessons learned.  Those I keep around so I can pull them out when I need them. A couple of years ago,…

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Crossroads Church presents Christmas performance at WSCC

December 17, 2013
Crossroads Church presents Christmas performance at WSCC

CUSTER TWP. — Crossroads Church of Mason County presents “Behold the Lamb of God,” a Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. at West Shore Community College Center Stage Theater. The music and story-telling of the concert are not your typical songs of Christmas. Among the instruments featured will be guitars, keyboards, drums, banjo, mandolin, bass guitar, violin…

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Grow your business with advisors

December 17, 2013
Grow your business with advisors

The Business Plan “The Business Plan” is a partnership between the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce and Mason County Press. By Matt Larson. Business Development Consultant. Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce. See Part 1, posted Nov. 19, 2013, here. Now that you have researched your business idea and are confident in its execution it is time…

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1 to 3 inches of snow expected this afternoon, same for tonight

December 17, 2013
1 to 3 inches of snow expected this afternoon, same for tonight

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Mason County and other counties south and east effective 1 p.m. today through 4 a.m. Wednesday. Accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected today with another 1 to 3 inches tonight. Blowing snow is possible. Motorists are urged to adjust speeds accordingly and to be aware that visibility…

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Sheriff’s report, Dec. 16, 2013

December 17, 2013

The following is the activity report of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office from Dec. 16, 2013: – 12:29 a.m.: Assist to Ludington Police Department at Ludington Area Schools, vehicle crash, City of Ludington. – 1:51 p.m.: Vehicle in ditch, no injuries, Conrad Road east of Pere Marquette Highway, PM Twp. – 1:58 p.m.: Theft, 5900 block of West U.S. 10,…

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Mayor Henderson and Councilor Taranko honored

December 16, 2013
Mayor Henderson and Councilor Taranko honored

LUDINGTON — Mayor John Henderson presided over his last city council tonight, to a packed city council chambers. Several members of the community congratulated Mayor Henderson and Councilor Wally Taranko for their service to the city. “Ludington is a great place to work, to live and to visit and a product of that has been a lot of good work…

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The Scoop: Lakeshore Animal Friends

Legally Speaking: Consent to search