Community foundation fall grant round

August 25, 2013

The Fall grant round for the Community Foundation of Mason County is currently open for grant applications from local non-profits. The deadline for the applications is Monday, September 30, 2013. All grant application are on-line (www.mason-foundation.org), to receive instructions for applying call Jeanne Oakes at (231) 845-0326. The Foundation accepts grants that increase the quality of life experienced by the…

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Meth lab discovered

August 23, 2013

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — The State, Sheriff’s, Chief’s Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) and the Mason County Probation and Parole Office investigated a methamphetamine “one-pot” component case at a residence in the 5000 block of Limouze Street Thursday evening and into Friday morning. As part of an on-going investigation, officers developed information which led to the residence and the discovery…

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Bringing home the bacon

August 23, 2013
Bringing home the bacon

The Kitchen Sink. A blog by Stephanie Wagner.  I can honestly say I love my children more than life itself.  I would also be lying if I told you I wasn’t looking forward to school starting in a couple of weeks. I recently had a conversation with someone, who when they found out I worked from home, spent the next…

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District court, as of Aug. 21, 2013

August 23, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced this past week in 79th District Court: –          Lisa Beth Shelly, 51, of 3729 Horton Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, was found guilty Aug. 20 of impaired driving. She was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day served; $1,145 in fines and costs; Alcohol Highway Safety Education…

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Ludington man receives jail sentence for aggravated stalking

August 23, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON – The following defendant was sentenced recently in 51st Circuit Court: –          Stephen Allan Lange, 40, of 502 5th St., Ludington, was found guilty Nov. 6, 2012 of aggravated stalking and found guilty Aug. 15 of probation violation for that count. He was sentenced Aug. 15 to a minimum of two years, six months to a maximum…

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Arraignments as of Aug. 21, 2013

August 23, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned in front of the magistrate of the 79th District Court this past week: Felonies –          Mykel Dalton Horsley, 23, of 143 N. Jebavy Dr., Apt. 8, Ludington, was arrested Aug. 16 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) for a felony of assault with a dangerous weapon. A preliminary exam…

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Nice day in west Michigan

August 23, 2013
Nice day in west Michigan

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Here are the current weather conditions for Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 11:30 a.m. today. Lake Michigan water temperatures:  Stearns Park, Ludington: 65 degrees F Ludington State Park: 66 degrees F Summit Park: 67 degrees F Charles Mears State Park, Pentwater: 67 degrees F First Street Beach, Manistee: 67 degrees F Little Sable Point: 67…

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WSCC trustee serves on state board

August 23, 2013
WSCC trustee serves on state board

SCOTTVILLE – West Shore Community College trustee Mike Ennis, of Bear Lake, was recently elected to serve as the chairman of the Michigan Community College Association (MCCA) Board of Directors. Ennis is the first trustee from the college to serve in this capacity and chairs a 56-member board consisting of a trustee director and the chief administrative officer from each…

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U.S. 10 rollover

August 22, 2013
U.S. 10 rollover

AMBER TWP. — No one was seriously injured this afternoon when a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck rolled over on U.S. 10-31 east of Stiles Road. Witnesses said the 60-some-year-old driver was travelling at a high rate of speed, swerving in and out of traffic, when his vehicle left the roadway just past the intersection. The vehicle landed in a…

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Man remains hospitalized after Ray’s break-in

August 22, 2013

LUDINGTON — A 59-year-old Ludington remains hospitalized after he was caught trying to break out of Ray’s Auto-Marine, 801 S. Washington Ave., Wednesday morning. The man apparently had broken into the building and was attempted to exit when he got caught in a window. A charter boat captain discovered him. The man was taken by ambulance to Memorial Medical Center…

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Lake Michigan water temp at 67 throughout area

August 22, 2013

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Here are the current weather conditions for Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 10 a.m. today. Lake Michigan water temperatures:  Stearns Park, Ludington: 67 degrees F Ludington State Park: 67 degrees F Summit Park: 67 degrees F Charles Mears State Park, Pentwater: 67 degrees F First Street Beach, Manistee: 67 degrees F Little Sable Point: 67…

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Art center presents fiber arts events

August 22, 2013

LUDINGTON – Ludington Area Center for the Arts will be presenting a series of events this fall that highlight the fiber arts.  An exhibit, Fiber Invitational ’13, will be on display in the Main Gallery and will run from early September until November.  A Fiber Maker Faire is scheduled for October 12 and three different fiber-related workshops are being offered as well.…

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Cake walk to benefit Alzheimer’s Association

August 22, 2013

LUDINGTON — The descendants of Alice Vander Veer, also known as Team Vander Veer are holding a cake walk on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bud’s Tap Room. People can participate in the cake walk until they win or until the family is out of baked goods. A new walk will start every 10 to 15…

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Man injured while attempting break in

August 21, 2013

LUDINGTON — A man was injured this morning as he attempted to break into Ray’s Auto-Marine, 801 S. Washington Ave. EMS, fire and police were called to the scene where the man was tended to and then transported to the hospital. “He was an older gentleman,” owner Ray Karboske Jr. “He seemed pretty disoriented. It looks like he broke into…

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Casting call for new ‘Mickey Matson’ movie

August 21, 2013
Casting call for new ‘Mickey Matson’ movie

VICTORY TWP. — 10 West Studios and EMC Productions will be casting for their new feature film, “Mickey Matson and the Pirates’ Code” this Friday, August 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. at West Shore Community College, Center Stage Theater in the Arts & Sciences building, 3000 N. Stiles Road, Scottville, Mi. 49454. Filming of the movie, which will take place mostly in…

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