Hospital expansion to open after Labor Day

August 17, 2013
Hospital expansion to open after Labor Day

Open houses scheduled LUDINGTON — Memorial Medical Center’s most recent expansion will open for patient care just after Labor Day. A public open house at the hospital will highlight a series of grand opening events during the week before the holiday weekend. The public open house will be held on Thursday, August 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. The event…

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Nuestro delicioso tomatillos

August 17, 2013
Nuestro delicioso tomatillos

By Becky Alway.  Earlier this summer, Rob and I wanted to try something different in our garden.  We planted tomatillos.  As they are ripening right now I can’t help but feel like this is such a magical process.  The fruit develops from a bright yellow blossom and swells into a lime green lantern bloom. As they are ready to be…

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Lotto winner claims prize, remains anonymous

August 16, 2013

The Ludington person who won Wednesday’s $13.3 million Classic Lotto 47 jackpot has claimed his or her prize but has chosen to remain anonymous, the Michigan Lottery website reported today. The winning ticket was sold at Bonser’s of Custer. The winner has chosen to take the one-time lump sum payment of $8.4 million before taxes, a Lottery press release stated.…

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A word on comments

August 16, 2013

You may have noticed that the comment section is missing from our posts. The reason for this is that under the current design of our website, commenters are able to submit anonymously. We feel that if you have something to say that you should use your real name. After-all, we are adults. Plus, we never really received a lot of…

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5 receive sentences in circuit court this week

August 16, 2013
5 receive sentences in circuit court this week

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced this week in 51st Circuit Court: –         Thomas Alan Battice, 48, of 3744 First St., Custer, was found guilty June 19 of second-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) with a person under age 13. He was sentenced Aug. 13 to a minimum of five to a maximum of 15 years with the Michigan…

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Hamlin man receives jail for threatening judge

August 16, 2013
Hamlin man receives jail for threatening judge

LUDINGTON – A 30-year-old Hamlin Township man was arrested Thursday at the Mason County Courthouse after he was heard making threats against Family Court Judge Jeff Nellis. Matthew Peterson, 2486 N. Jebavy Dr., was arrested for contempt of court after he said if things didn’t go his way in a court hearing he was going to jump over the bench…

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Lewis turns down plea agreement; trial scheduled

August 16, 2013
Lewis turns down plea agreement; trial scheduled

LUDINGTON — Frederick Lewis, 31, of Scottville will go on trial in October for two counts of criminal sexual conduct first degree. Earlier this week Lewis turned down a plea agreement from Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola. The agreement would have dropped the two counts of CSC first degree and charged Lewis with CSC second degree instead with a sentence…

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Air temps to reach 80s today

August 16, 2013
Air temps to reach 80s today

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Here are the current weather conditions for Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 1 p.m. today. Water temperatures for today were not available.   Afternoon weather: Ludington: Mostly sunny with temperatures reaching 80 degrees F. Humidity: 45%; wind: west-northwest at 6 mph. Scottville and Pentwater: Mostly sunny with temperatures reaching 84 degrees F. Humidity: 40%; wind: west-northwest at…

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Arraignments, as of Aug. 14, 2013

August 16, 2013
Arraignments, as of Aug. 14, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  Felonies –         Danielle Angela Carnahan, 18, of 317 ½ N. James St., Ludington, was arrested Aug. 9 by the State, Sheriffs, Chiefs Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) for a felony of controlled substance delivery. A preliminary exam is set for Aug. 21 at 11:15 a.m. Bail: $2,500/10 percent. Misdemeanors –         Emily Frances Rudnick, 22, of 715 N. Rowe St.,…

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2 sentenced in district court recently

August 16, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced this week in 79th District Court: –         Dylan James Hansen, 19, of 58 S. Madison Ave., Custer, was found guilty Aug. 12 of driving without a cycle endorsement and sentenced to $275 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS). –         Derek Michael Johnson, 23, of 6699…

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EPA may make final Badger decision soon

August 15, 2013
EPA may make final Badger decision soon

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice may be close to making a final decision on the proposed consent decree with Lake Michigan Carferry. MCP has been told it is possible the decision will come next week. The decree, if passed, gives LMC until the end of the 2014 sailing season to eliminate the discharge of coal ash…

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$13.32 million lottery ticket purchased in Custer

August 15, 2013

CUSTER — Somebody is $13.32 million richer today and it is quite possible that they live in Mason County. According to the Michigan Lottery, one ticket matched the Michigan Classic Lotto 47 numbers on Aug. 14 and the ticket was purchased at Bonser’s of Custer. The winning numbers were: 01-07-20-25-35-39. The jackpot was last won on Feb. 13, 2013 and…

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Air temperatures in ’70s today

August 15, 2013
Air temperatures in ’70s today

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 11 a.m. today. Lake Michigan water temperatures: Ludington Stearns Park: 53 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 47 F Summit Park: 59 F Pentwater: 57 F Afternoon weather: Ludington: Mostly sunny with temperatures reaching 73 degrees F. Humidity: 57%;…

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Rep. Franz honors Tim Allen for Pure Michigan

August 15, 2013
Rep. Franz honors Tim Allen for Pure Michigan

MANISTEE — When comedian and actor Tim Allen recently performed a show in Manistee, state Rep. Ray Franz took the opportunity to deliver thanks from the state Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder for Allen’s help to make the Pure Michigan advertising campaign successful. “Those of us who live and play in Michigan know what a special place on earth we…

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Historic baseball game takes place Sunday

August 15, 2013

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — The Ludington Mariners Old Time Base Ball Team will be hosting players from the Chicago Salmon at Historic White Pine Village on Sunday, August 18 at 2 p.m. The teams will be playing 1860-style baseball. America’s past-time, base ball (two words back then), was a gentleman’s game back in the 1860s. Hours of operation on Sunday…

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