Hospital to dedicate new helicopter pad Wednesday

January 18, 2014
Hospital to dedicate new helicopter pad Wednesday

LUDINGTON — The new helicopter landing site at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital will open Wednesday, January 22. The dedication will feature an inaugural fly-in by Aeromed, Spectrum Health’s air ambulance service, and presentation of a $50,000 check by hospital volunteers. The donation represents the first payment on a $125,000 pledge the volunteers made to the hospital’s “Building Exceptional Health Care” expansion…

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79th District Court arraignments, as of Jan. 15, 2014

January 18, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned this past week in 79th District Court. Felonies –          Clinton Earl Seymour, 38, of 5350 W. Hesslund Rd., Ludington, was arrested Jan. 13 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) on felony counts of assaulting/resisting obstructing a police officer; domestic violence; and assault and battery. A preliminary exam is set…

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79th District Court as of Jan. 15, 2014

January 18, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced this past week in 79th District Court: –          Travis John Gajewski, 21, of 35 W. Free Soil Rd., Free Soil, was found guilty Jan. 14 of selling fish; wildlife conservation part – taking deer/bear/turkeys; and using computers to commit a crime. He was sentenced to six days in jail; $2,500…

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50% chance of snow today and Sunday

January 18, 2014
50% chance of snow today and Sunday

Today’s weather forecast: 50% chance of snow showers with a high of 25 degrees F; wind chill feels like 16. Wind south-southeast at 8 mph changing and decreasing to south at 3 mph later this afternoon. Sunset: 5:38 p.m. Tonight: 50% chance of scattered snow showers with a low of 19, total accumulation of 1 inch. Wind expected to increase. Sunday: 50%…

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Snowshoeing: A great way to beat the bleak mid-winter blues.

January 17, 2014
Snowshoeing: A great way to beat the bleak mid-winter blues.

Snowshoeing walk to take place Saturday at Ludington State Park. by Carrie Klemm, MCP Correspondent HAMLIN TWP. — The hustle and bustle of the holiday season has passed and as per usual, it is still cold and snowy in Mason County. If you’re like me, the idea of heading out into the frigid temperatures can seem daunting.  There is, however…

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Welcome to the world! McKenzie and Oliver.

January 17, 2014
Welcome to the world! McKenzie and Oliver.

Welcome to the world… McKenzie Marie Earl, the daughter of Lyndsay and Seth Earl of Ludington, was born January 14, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Oliver Thomas Shelly, the son of Michelle and Ryan Shelly of Ludington, was born January 15, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. We are happy to share your newborn pictures as well. Please email them,…

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Fin & Feather Club Big Game Award Night

January 17, 2014
Fin & Feather Club Big Game Award Night

SHERMAN TWP. — The Fin & Feather Club of Mason County is holding Big Game Award Night on February 15, 2014, doors open at 5 p.m. Adult tickets are $35 per person and tickets for youth’s 15 and under are $25. There will be door prizes, games and raffles which include 11 quality firearms, a crossbow package, ice fishing packages,…

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2 injured following expressway rollover

January 17, 2014
2 injured following expressway rollover

SUMMIT TWP. — Two people received injuries after a rollover crash on U.S. 31 expressway Friday morning. The crash occurred around 11:15 a.m. A Dodge Ram pickup truck was traveling north on the expressway, between the Pere Marquette Highway and Meisnheimer Road overpasses when it left the road, flipped over once and landed on its wheels, according to Michigan State…

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A social and political meeting of the minds and pages

January 17, 2014
A social and political meeting of the minds and pages

by Carrie Klemm, MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON – As the snow buries the streets outside, the Social and Political Book Club bends a few book bindings and warms up to collective discussion, inviting anyone and everyone to join the conversation. What began in 2005 as a few members of the Ludington Democratic Party discussing a political book became a gathering of…

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Ludington man arrested after crash

January 17, 2014
Ludington man arrested after crash

Deputies from Mason County Sheriff’s Office responded to several weather-related traffic crashes Thursday. One of the crashes resulted in the arrest of a 36-year-old Ludington man. – 4:25 a.m.: Single vehicle slide off, no damage/injuries, U.S. 31 and Sugar Grove Road, Sherman Twp. – 8:58 a.m.: Single vehicle crash, no injuries, Stiles and Fisher roads, Victory Twp. – 9:52 a.m.:…

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Congressman to visit chamber event

January 17, 2014
Congressman to visit chamber event

LUDINGTON — Congressman Bill Huizenga is scheduled to attend next week’s Business After Hours at Luciano’s Ristoranti in downtown Ludington. Huizenga, a Republican from Holland, is one of two congressmen who represent Mason County. The Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce event will be held Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. It is the first Business After…

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Payment takes on new role at chamber

January 17, 2014
Payment takes on new role at chamber

LUDINGTON — Downtown Ludington businesswoman Megan Payment has been hired full-time as the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Event Coordinator. Payment replaces Kristen O’Hare who is leaving the chamber for a job in Grand Rapids. Payment has worked in various capacities at the chamber since 2008. Since early 2013 she has worked part time as a marketing/communications assistant…

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More snow possible today

January 17, 2014
More snow possible today

Today’s weather forecast: Cloudy with a 60% chance of snow showers, 1-inch of accumulation expected. High temperature of 26 degrees. Wind, west at 12 mph. Sunset: 5:37 p.m. Tonight: 60% chance of snow showers, less than an inch expected. Low temperature of 18 degrees. Weekend: Saturday, high temperature 23 degrees with a 30% chance of snow. Low of 10. Wind, south at…

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Cancellations

January 16, 2014

This posting contains cancellations for Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. As it is updated we will also post the indivual cancellations on our Facebook and Twitter pages: – Scottville Youth Wrestling practice is cancelled. – Ludington JV girls and boys basketball at Orchard View cancelled. If you need to report a cancellation, and can speak officially for the company or organization…

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Ludington man arrested for no driver’s license following crash

January 16, 2014
Ludington man arrested for no driver’s license following crash

A 31-year-old Ludington man was arrested Wednesday following a traffic crash in Summit Township. Mason County sheriff deputies were called to the intersection of Pere Marquette Highway and Mesenheimer Road at 1:27 p.m. for a two vehicle broadside crash, no injuries. One of the drivers, a 31-year-old man, was arrested for driving without a license/never applied. Other activity of the…

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