79th District Court arraignments

January 25, 2014
79th District Court arraignments

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned this past week in front of Mason County Magistrate Patricia Baker in 79th District Court. Arraignments Felonies –         Tyrone Gardner, 51, of 406 E. Foster St., Ludington, was arrested Jan. 16 by the Ludington Police Department (LPD) for a felony of domestic violence, third offense, and habitual offender, fourth offense.…

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13 sentenced in 79th District Court this past week

January 25, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced this past week in 79th District Court: –         Kayla Ann-Marie Jowers, 20, of 112 4th St., Ludington, was found guilty Jan. 17 of under 21 – purchase, consume and/or possess and sentenced to $265 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS). –         Myron Buck Duane, 18, of…

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6 sentenced in 51st Circuit Court this past week

January 25, 2014
6 sentenced in 51st Circuit Court this past week

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced this past week in front of Judge Richard Cooper in 51ST Circuit Court: –         Jeremy George Villarreal, 35, of 921 N. Lavinia St., Ludington, was found guilty Oct. 22 of third-offense operating under the influence of liquor (OUIL), accident to fixtures, and failing to maintain security. He was sentenced Jan. 17 to…

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Closings, cancellations for Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014

January 25, 2014

– Victory Baptist Church Sunday service cancelled. – Open gym for Mason County Central soccer scheduled for today at 1 p.m. is cancelled due to weather. – Bachelor Church Sunday school and morning worship cancelled. – Crossroads Church of Custer, Sunday service cancelled, Monday Bible Academy also cancelled. – Bethany Lutheran Church, 1101 S. Madison St. will not have worship…

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Mason County agricultural tourism trail workshop

January 25, 2014

LUDINGTON — The Mason County Agricultural Tourism Committee will hold a workshop on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. at Ludington City Hall community room to discuss the Agricultural Tourism Trail. The trail will debut in September at the Scottville Harvest Festival.  The workshop will feature an introductory presentation by Dr. Bill Anderson and will go on to outline the options…

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Closings/cancellations for Saturday, Jan. 25

January 24, 2014

The following are closings, cancellations or postponements for Saturday, Jan. 25. Please email any notices to [email protected] or text: 231-757-3202. You will need to identify yourself in the email or text. We will update this list as other announcements are made, and will post announcements at www.facebook.com/MasonCountyPress and www.twitter.com/MasonCoPress. Updated, 11:31 a.m., Jan. 25 – The Scottville library is closed.…

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Plowing limited to highways, primaries; sheriff says stay off roads

January 24, 2014
Plowing limited to highways, primaries; sheriff says stay off roads

People are being asked to stay off the roads and are being encouraged to stay indoors as Mason County and surrounding areas are under a winter storm warning with near-blizzard conditions. The Mason County Road Commission, Ludington Department of Public Works and Scottville Department of Public Works are limiting snow plowing to only state highways and primary roads and streets.…

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Obit: Ruth Miller, 73, formerly of Scottville

January 24, 2014
Obit: Ruth Miller, 73, formerly of Scottville

Ruth Irene Miller, 73, of Yuma, Arizona, formerly of Scottville, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014 in Yuma. Ruth was born on August 31, 1940 in Harbor Beach, Michigan to Eskle and Irene (Hughes) Rozell, and graduated from Scottville High School with the class of 1958.  Ruth and was a local resident for most of her life until moving to…

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Sheriff asking motorists to stay off roads

January 24, 2014

Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole is asking drivers to stay off the roads except for emergencies. Cole said the Mason County Road Commission is pulling its trucks off all secondary roads and will only be maintaining state highways and primary roads. Drifting and blowing snow is causing near white out conditions. Several traffic crashes are being reported including a five…

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Sheriff’s report for Jan. 23, 2014

January 24, 2014
Sheriff’s report for Jan. 23, 2014

The following is a report of the activity of Mason County Sheriff’s Office for Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014: – 2:25 a.m.: Alarm activation, 7700 E. U.S. 10, Branch Twp. – 5:39 a.m.: Two vehicle broadside crash, no injuries, Pere Marquette Hwy. and Meisenheimer Rd., Summit Twp. – 5:45 a.m.: Car/deer crash, no injuries, Scottville and Meisenheimer roads, Eden Twp. –…

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Closings/cancellations for Jan. 24, 2014

January 24, 2014

Scottville Blizzard Blast, scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed. Youth League Bowling at Country Lanes is cancelled Saturday. Safe Harbor Credit Union will be closed Saturday due to weather. Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce office closing at 3 p.m. West Shore Community College offices and campus will close at 3 p.m. today. Ludington Boys Rec Basketball games (grades…

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Free foreclosure classes offered

January 23, 2014

Facing a foreclosure is one of the most difficult and stressful things a person can go through, and unfortunately there are individuals and business out there that try to take advantage of people in crisis. TrueNorth, a privately funded nonprofit organization based in Fremont, is offering foreclosure prevention classes in Ludington beginning in February. TrueNorth’s Center for Nonprofit Housing (CNH)…

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Dress for Success event tonight

January 23, 2014

Also see related story here. LUDINGTON — Local businesses have come together to create a free public event for anyone looking for a job or an advancement and needing help standing out from the crowd. The Dress for Success fashion show will be held tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts. Attendees will…

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SCORE Michigan Celebrates 50 Years, Local Chapter 10 Years

January 23, 2014

“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.   SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses throughout the US and its territories through education and mentorship, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Ludington Chapter has been in the…

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Bright object in sky, but it will soon go away with lots more snow expected

January 23, 2014
Bright object in sky, but it will soon go away with lots more snow expected

We have reports of a bright object in the sky today. Some call it a sun. MCP is investigating this. Weather experts have assured us that we do not have to fear because it will soon go away! Just to make sure, they have issued a winter storm watch beginning 7 a.m. Friday through Saturday morning. In addition, a wind…

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