Near whiteout conditions expected today

January 16, 2014
Near whiteout conditions expected today

Mason County and surrounding areas are under a winter weather advisory until 1 a.m. Friday. Snow is expected to intensify throughout the day and into the evening. South winds will gust to around 30 mph at times causing blowing and drifting snow. Near whiteout visibility is expected at times. Snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches expected by 1 a.m.…

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More details emerge in Dennis Road shooting

January 15, 2014
More details emerge in Dennis Road shooting

By Lisa Enos. MCP Correspondent.  AMBER TWP. — Authorities have confirmed that the weapon that former Mason County Eastern teacher William Marble was holding when he was shot by a Michigan Sate Police trooper Tuesday night was a semi automatic hand gun. According to 1st Lt. Kevin Leavitt, commanding officer of the Hart MSP post, dispatchers received more than one…

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Rescuers save horses from frozen pond

January 15, 2014
Rescuers save horses from frozen pond

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  RIVERTON TWP. — Katlin Hammond knew something was wrong when she looked out the back window of her boyfriend’s house, at 2520 W. Meisenheimer Road, this afternoon and didn’t see her two horses Shelby and Bella. She went out to the barn, a few feet from the house and the horses weren’t there. Hammond’s first instinct…

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Ice tourney observers needed

January 15, 2014

The Michigan Ice Open committee is currently seeking volunteers to be observers during the tournament scheduled for Saturday, February 1, 2014. Volunteers are asked to have on-ice transportation (snowmobile or ATV), but are not required to. All volunteers are required to attend an observers meeting on Friday, January 31st at 7 p.m. at the Stearns Motor Inn Ball Room, 212 E. Ludington…

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Ice open youth fishing school registration

January 15, 2014

The Youth Fishing School is a free event for kids between the ages of 5 and 14. The sessions begin at Hamlin Town Hall where anglers provide ice fishing and safety tips. Kids also have the opportunity to view the electronics that the fisherman use.  A school bus will transport everyone to the ice for an opportunity to fish with…

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Library snow days activities

January 15, 2014

Children of all ages are invited to the Mason County District Library in Ludington during snow days for free children’s activities.  There will be crafts and art projects, puzzles, and card and board games available from 11 a.m. or noon until 5:30 p.m. on snow days as staffing permits.  In addition, there will also be video games and Legos on some…

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Congressmen take snowmobile tour, meeting constituents

January 15, 2014

 U.S. Representative Dan Benishek M.D. (MI-01) and U.S. Representative Bill Huizenga (MI-02) will be kicking off their 2014 Congressional Snowmobile Tour on Friday, January 17thand will meeting with constituents in several locations in Michigan. Below is a full schedule of the public events. Members of the media interested in attending may contact Dr. Benishek’s Communications Director, Kyle Bonini at 202-225-4735 or by…

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Suspect killed by trooper identified

January 15, 2014

AMBER TWP. — William Jackson Marble, 68, was the man shot and killed by a Michigan State Police trooper Tuesday night. The shooting occurred around 11 p.m. at 1221 N. Dennis Rd., near the intersection Hansen Road. The trooper was responding to a 911 hang-up call at that address. According to 1st Lt. Kevin Leavitt, commanding officer of the Hart…

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Man dies after being shot by trooper

January 15, 2014

AMBER TWP. — A 68-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday night by a Michigan State Police trooper. The incident took place around 11 p.m. at a residence on North Dennis Road near Hansen Road. Troopers were dispatched to the residence by Mason/Oceana Central Dispatch to respond to a possible 911 hang up call. As the trooper contacted occupants of…

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School closings for Wednesday

January 15, 2014

Closed for Wednesday: Mason County Central, Ludington Area Schools, Ludington Area Catholic, West Shore Educational Service District.

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January diabetes meeting canceled

January 15, 2014

LUDINGTON — The January meeting of the type 1 diabetes support group will not be held this month. The meeting was scheduled for this evening at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. The next meeting will be Wednesday, February 19 at 7 p.m. at the hospital.

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Cole’s Antique Villa moving to Scottville

January 14, 2014
Cole’s Antique Villa moving to Scottville

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. SCOTTVILLE — Cole’s Antique Villa, which has been located in downtown Ludington for almost three decades, is moving its operation to the former Frick’s Old Country Store building in downtown Scottville in April. Neil Frick, who owned the Scottville business, passed away in July 2013. While the store sold antiques, it was also known as an…

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Manistee man sentenced to up to 35 years for raping child

January 14, 2014
Manistee man sentenced to up to 35 years for raping child

LUDINGTON — The 19-year-old Manistee man who raped a 9-year-old boy last year was sentenced today in 51st Circuit Court. Dalton Willard will spend 25 to 35 years in prison for criminal sexual conduct first degree against a person under 13-years-old. In November 2013, he accepted a plea from the prosecutor’s office. He will also serve 9 to 35 years…

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Ludington man gets up to 50 years for shooting cop

January 14, 2014
Ludington man gets up to 50 years for shooting cop

LUDINGTON — Lowell Fetters was sentenced to 16 to 50 years in prison today for shooting a Ludington police officer. The 65-year-old Ludington man shot Ludington Police Sgt. David Maltbie on June 27, 2012 and appeared today in 51st Circuit Court. On November 27, 2013 Fetters entered a no contest plea. He originally faced 32 counts stemming from the incident…

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Amber man receives 15-30 years for CSC with child

January 14, 2014
Amber man receives 15-30 years for CSC with child

Editor’s Note: The topic of the following article is in relation to a man who has pleaded guilty for criminal sexual conduct against a child. MCP’s policy is to not post the names of the victims involved in sexual crimes. This story may include details that some consider too graphic. If you are uncomfortable with such topics, please do not…

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