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October 5, 2012

The general election will take place Nov. 6. In addition to president, Michigan voters will decide who its junior senator will be and will also vote on several ballot proposals, which we will post tomorrow. Locally, voters will decide on state representative. Mason County voters will be electing a new probate court judge, choosing between Jeff Nellis and Nick Krieger,…

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MCC middle school basketball

October 5, 2012
MCC middle school basketball

SCOTTVILLE — Correspondent Miranda Beebe sent in these photographs from Thursday night’s Mason County Central middle school baskeball games against Shelby. MCC’s seventh grade team lost 16-15 and the eighth grade team was defeated in overtime 23-18.

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The Badger’s captains: a Ludington tradition

October 5, 2012
The Badger’s captains: a Ludington tradition

ON-BOARD-THE-SS-BADGER – The carferries have a tradition in Ludington dating back to 1897. At one time Ludington alone had seven carferries operating out of its port, transporting railroad cars across Lake Michigan to the Wisconsin ports of Milwaukee, Manitowoc and Keewaunee. Other Michigan ports such as Frankfort and Muskegon also had carferries. This meant dozens of captains operating the steam…

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Over 40 colleges will be at WSCC College Night

October 5, 2012

VICTORY TWP. – Representatives from over 40 colleges, universities and military organizations are coming to help college-bound students plan their futures during the annual “College Night” in the West Shore Community College Recreation Center. The event, from 6:30- 8 p.m. on Mon., Oct. 8 is designed for high school students, their parents, and anyone interested in comparing a variety of…

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Badger cancels Friday sailing

October 4, 2012

LUDINGTON — Lake Michigan Carferry has announced that it is cancelling Friday’s sailing of the S.S. Badger. According to the company’s website the cancellation is due to weather. Friday’s weather forecast on land calls for sunny to partly cloudy skies, temperatures in the ’40s to ’50s and winds around 20 mph. But, there are gale warnings in effect for Lake…

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New radio station airs

October 4, 2012

LUDINGTON — A new area radio station is on the air. WLDN FM 98.7 debuted last week. The station is owned by Synergy Broadcast Group of Ludington. According to Synergy President/CEO Todd Mohr, the station is currently simulcasting with WMLQ but will eventually have its own format. “It will be a news/talk format specializing in local talk programming,” Mohr said.…

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Moonlighting: Fleas

October 4, 2012
Moonlighting: Fleas

Lord have mercy, it’s flea season. While they can hop onto your pet at any time, fall is the prime time for the little critters to move in. The nights are getting cold – much more cozy to hitch a ride on Fido or Fluffy and snuggle into some warm fur. Having had dogs for many years, we’ve developed a…

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Lakeside Civic Players opens season

October 4, 2012

LUDINGTON — The opening production for Lakeside Civic Players, the resident theatre company at Ludington Area Center for the Arts, is The Laramie Project, which performs October 19-20 and 26-28 in the Arts Center’s performance hall.  Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm while the Sunday performance is at 2:00pm. The Laramie Project is a drama documentary that chronicles the aftermath of…

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LFD to library story time

October 4, 2012

LUDINGTON — Ludington firefighters will visit Preschool Story Time at the Mason County District Library in Ludington Thursday, October 11 at 10:00 am.  Children and their caregivers are invited to the Ludington Library, 217 East Ludington Avenue, to enjoy a story, a fire safety presentation, a tour of a fire truck, and to meet real firefighters.  Children under age 8 must…

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UPDATE: Hospital exploring partnerships

October 3, 2012

Mason County Press first reported this story Tuesday night, based on information sent to us from a reliable source. Here is the hospital’s official statement: LUDINGTON — Memorial Medical Center’s board of directors has voted to explore partnership options with larger, integrated healthcare systems. “Given the rapidly changing healthcare industry, the board believes it is our responsibility to explore all…

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Memorial exploring merger

October 2, 2012
Memorial exploring merger

LUDINGTON – Memorial Medical Center is planning to form a partnership with larger healthcare systems. The hospital has sent a letter to its employees. According to a statement Mason County Press has obtained, the hospital’s board of directors has voted to pursue partnership discussions with larger, integrated healthcare systems as a way to better meet the healthcare needs of the…

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Dr. Phil show reveals little new about Baby Kate

October 2, 2012
Dr. Phil show reveals little new about Baby Kate

Little new information was revealed about the “Baby Kate” case in Tuesday’s airing of the Dr. Phil Show. The show featured Ariel Courtland along with her father, Tim Brewer, Sean Phillips’ defense attorney Annette Smedley and Phillips’ mother, Kim Phillips. Ariel Courtland is the mother of Katherine Phillips, who disappeared on June 29, 2011 when she was 4-months-old. Sean Phillips…

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Ludington Area Jaycees Planning 3rd Annual Bags, Baubles & Beauty Sale

October 2, 2012

The Ludington Area Jaycees are in the midst of planning their third Annual Bags, Baubles & Beauty Sale to be held on Saturday, October 20th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Jebavy Drive in Pere Marquette Township. The sale will include gently used purses, bags and jewelry from individuals as well as professional…

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Northern Lights

October 1, 2012
Northern Lights

RIVERTON TWP. — A G3 geometric storm created Northern Lights Sunday. I was a little late in photographing them in their glory but I was still able to get some residual effects around 11 p.m. in Riverton Township. This photograph was taken on Kistler Road just west of Stiles Road. If you have any pictures from the lights, please email…

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MCC homecoming photos

September 29, 2012
MCC homecoming photos

    Here are some photos of Mason County Central’s homecoming festivities as submitted by MCC freshman Miranda Beebe. MCC’s football team lost to Whitehall in overtime 43-36.  

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