Life rolls out new ambulance

December 16, 2013
Life rolls out new ambulance

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — Emergency patients in Mason County who need transport to the hospital may get a ride in Life EMS’s new Safety Concept 3.0 vehicle. According to a release from the Grand Rapids based for-profit ambulance service, the new Mercedes ambulance was custom built with specifications from Life EMS. “We are always looking at ways that we can…

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Youth fishing tournament registration

December 16, 2013

Registration for the Michigan Ice Open’s Youth Fishing School has now started. Registrations will be accepted at the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce or by downloading the registration/waiver and release form from www.michiganiceopen.com and faxing it to 231-845-6857.  This is a free event for kids between the ages of 5 and 14. The Michigan Ice Open Kids Day is scheduled to…

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Reception tonight honors Mayor Henderson and Councilor Taranko.

December 16, 2013
Reception tonight honors Mayor Henderson and Councilor Taranko.

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Scottville continues to survey residents about garbage options

December 16, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — Scottville City Commission will continue to survey the city’s residences about the future of refuse services. The city continually faces a deficit in its refuse budget and is looking at alternatives. City Manager Amy Williams said refuse costs continue to rise while the city’s refuse revenues are staying steady or slightly declining. Currently the refuse fund is losing…

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Scottville commission expected to approve city hall ADA contracting

December 16, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — Scottville’s 96-year-old city hall will be getting some much needed updating this coming year. In order for the city to qualify for any more grants or loans from the federal government, city hall must by Americans with Disabilities Act compliant. The city commission will take action on bids for the project during its regular meeting tonight. City Manager…

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Sheriff’s office investigating Victory Twp. break-in

December 16, 2013

VICTORY TWP. — Deputies from Mason County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a break-in that took place in the 3800 block of Colburn Road in Victory Township sometime between 7 a.m. and 3:44 p.m. Friday. Numerous items were stolen. The following is the report on activity of the MCSO from Dec. 13 to Dec. 15, 2013: Dec. 13, 2013 – 5:53…

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Driver uses school building to attempt suicide

December 16, 2013

LUDINGTON — A 50-year-old homeless woman was hospitalized early this morning after she apparently used her vehicle and a Ludington school building to attempt suicide. Ludington Police Department was called to the south side of the Donald Baldwin Community Pool complex shortly after midnight for a report of a vehicle that had driven into the building. The impact was so…

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Salvation Army, St. Simon’s distribute Christmas items to 270 families

December 14, 2013
Salvation Army, St. Simon’s distribute Christmas items to 270 families

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — The Christmas season was made a little brighter for almost 270 Mason County families today. The second annual toy, clothing and food basket distribution was held at Ludington Area Catholic School. The distribution is a joint effort between the Salvation Army of Ludington and St. Simon’s Parish. Earlier in the fall families applied to…

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Santa Express

December 14, 2013
Santa Express

SCOTTVILLE — Marquette Rail’s Santa Express made its way through Mason County today with its first stop being Scottville. Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped to say hello and then the train made its way into Ludington and was then scheduled for Fountain and Free Soil.

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Wreath making

December 14, 2013
Wreath making

SCOTTVILLE — Redeemer Lutheran Church again hosted a wreath making open house. The popular event is held in the church’s basement. Attendees are shown how to make the wreaths in exchange for a donation.

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Coffee pot blues

December 14, 2013
Coffee pot blues

Moonlighting. A blog by Judy Cools Let me begin by saying that I am not a coffee drinker. Never have been. As a child, no amount of sugar or cream could tempt me to take a sip from my parents’ cups. In college, I tried over and over again to learn to like coffee because I thought I should. Each…

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Wife of accused cop killer and sex offender each sentenced

December 14, 2013

51st Circuit Court News, as of Dec. 11, 2013 By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent. Accused cop killer’s wife sentenced LUDINGTON – Sarah Renee Knysz, 20, of 1844 10 Mile Rd., Luther, was sentenced to a minimum of two years in prison Dec. 10 for her involvement in the Sept. 9 shooting death of Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield. Mason…

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79th District Court sentences as of Dec. 11, 2013

December 14, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP corespondent. LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced this past week in 79th District Court: – David Niles Wilcoxson, 2920 N. Luce, White Cloud, was found guilty Dec. 6 of disorderly person. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail with credit for two days served; $285 in fines and costs; 90 days discretionary jail for…

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Winter advisory begins at 9 p.m. tonight through Saturday evening.

December 13, 2013
Winter advisory begins at 9 p.m. tonight through Saturday evening.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for this area from 9 p.m. tonight until 10 p.m. Saturday. Snowfall will increase in coverage and intensity tonight and continue until Saturday. East winds will increase to around 20 mph late tonight and continue on Saturday. Three to five inches of snow is expected by Saturday evening with locally…

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MSP offers Christmas fire safety tips

December 13, 2013

While the holidays are a time for celebration and gathering together with family and friends, the holidays are also a time for heightened awareness of the dangers of fire. “The holiday season is a time when the risk of experiencing a house fire is increased,” said 1st Lt. Kevin Leavitt, Hart Post commander. “Some contributing factors include increased cooking in…

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