Police searching for suspect in situation with kids

October 25, 2012

SCOTTVILLE — Law enforcement continues to investigate a “suspicious situation” that occurred Wednesday afternoon near the Dollar General Store. Two children were approached by a man in a vehicle who asked them if they “wanted a pop,” according to a Mason County Sheriff’s Office report. “When they declined, he drove away,” the report stated. The two children then went to…

Read more »

Jaycees hosting haunted mini golf

October 25, 2012

LUDINGTON — The Ludington Area Jaycees will be hosting Haunted Mini Golf on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday October 28. The Jaycees mini-golf course will be transformed into a haunted, spooky setting with Halloween decorations throughout the 18-hole miniature golf course.  This is a family-friendly event and the patrons are s welcome to dress is Halloween attire. The hours of…

Read more »

Ludington fires and Wishing Well robbery may be connected

October 24, 2012
Ludington fires and Wishing Well robbery may be connected

LUDINGTON – Two people have been arrested in connection with last week’s suspected arson fires in Ludington and Sunday’s breaking and entering of the Wishing Well gas station in Pentwater Township. SEE VIDEO OF WISHING WELL ROBBERY BELOW On Monday, Travis Malone, 17, Ludington, was arraigned in Oceana County District Court for breaking and entering of the Business U.S. 31…

Read more »

Judge candidates’ views differ greatly

October 24, 2012
Judge candidates’ views differ greatly

VICTORY TWP. – Who will be Mason County’s next probate court judge? Will it be Nick Krieger who grew up on North Rath Avenue in Ludington, graduated from Ludington High School and has worked as a law clerk for the Michigan Court of Appeals for the past eight years? Or will it be Hamlin Township resident Jeff Nellis who has…

Read more »

The Laramie Project continues at Art Center

October 24, 2012

LUDINGTON – The Lakeside Civic Players opened “The Laramie Project” on October 19. The production has been an experience not just for the audience but for the show’s cast as well. On an opening screen prefacing the show, director Josh Thomas offered the following note to show patrons the reactions his cast has had by being a part of this…

Read more »

Fatal crash in Amber Twp.

October 23, 2012
Fatal crash in Amber Twp.

UPDATED: AMBER TWP. — One person is dead following a single car accident on North Brye Road north of Johnson Road this morning. Gary Gramza Jr., 41, of Grant Township, was found dead in the vehicle this morning. It appears Gramza’s vehicle, a 2008 Dodge Nitro, ran into a tree in front of the home of Tom and Brenda Knudsen at 816…

Read more »

Candidates’ forum tonight at WSCC

October 23, 2012

VICTORY TWP. — There will be a candidates’ forum tonight at West Shore Community College’s Center Stage Auditorium in the Arts & Sciences Building. The forum is from 7 to 9 p.m. and will include local contested races that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot, including probate judge and 101st State House Representative. It will also include official sheriff…

Read more »

Ludington City Council will hold historic district public hearing

October 22, 2012

LUDINGTON — The Ludington City Council meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the municipal building. The council will hold a public meeting on the historic district, which is proposed for Ludington Avenue. * AGENDA * LUDINGTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING Municipal Building Monday, October 22, 2012 6:30 pm 1.) Roll Call 2.) Invocation 3.) Pledge of Allegiance 4.) Approve Agenda 5.)…

Read more »

Judge Raven says conflicts of interest would be minimal

October 21, 2012
Judge Raven says conflicts of interest would be minimal

THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH NICK KRIEGER’S RESPONSE. In a recent newspaper interview Mason County Probate Judge candidate Nick Krieger stated that if his opponent, Jeff Nellis, were to get elected, Nellis would have many conflicts of interest as a judge because of the cases he’s tried in probate court. “It will cost the taxpayers money,” he said, because…

Read more »

WSCC blood drive Thursday

October 21, 2012

VICTORY TOWNSHIP – West Shore Community College will hold a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Thursday, October 25. Blood donations will be accepted between 9 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. in the Technical Center Atrium on the campus at 3000 North Stiles Road. In order to donate blood, you must be 17 years old, in good health and…

Read more »

Car drives into Wishing Well

October 21, 2012
Car drives into Wishing Well

PENTWATER TWP. — A car drove into the Wishing Well convenience store on Business 31 near Bass Lake early this morning. Joan Young reports she drove by at 5:30 a.m. and witnessed law enforcement investigating the scene. Joan took this photo a short time later. The store is located just a few hundred feet from the Mason County line. We will…

Read more »

WSCC to host elevator pitch

October 21, 2012

VICTORY TWP. – West Shore Community College will host “The Boost -West Shore Elevator Pitch Competition,” on Tues., Nov. 13, from 3–7 p.m. “The Boost is a huge opportunity for people who want to turn their business or product ideas into a reality,” said Julie Van Dyke, coordinator of the event. “I hope this event inspires people to stand-up and ask…

Read more »

Amber fall

October 21, 2012
Amber fall

John Mickevich captured this fall scene on Conrad Road in Amber Township.

Read more »

Funeral announced for Johnny and Maisie

October 20, 2012
Funeral announced for Johnny and Maisie

The funeral of Johnny and Maisie Urban will be held Thursday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. at St. Simon Catholic Church in Ludington. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at Oak Grove Funeral Home on U.S. 10 in Amber Township. Johnny, 85, died Sunday, Oct. 14 and his wife…

Read more »

Bob Simms in hospital

October 20, 2012

SCOTTVILLE — Well known musician Bob Simms reportedly suffered from a stroke Saturday. Family friend Hagen Dickson confirmed the information. Bob is known for performing folk music locally but was also a member of the band The Rotary Connection, an American psychedelic soul band formed in Chicago in 1966, which recorded multiple albums. He and his wife Linda live in Scottville. Bob…

Read more »

Smith & Eddy Insurance

Legally Speaking: Divorce

NorthStar Chiropractic

WSCC: I am