Free Soil Area Senior Center activities

October 31, 2013

FREE SOIL — The following events will be held by the Free Soil Area Senior Center. Events will be held in the Free Soil Community Gym, located on Democrat Street. – Monday, Nov. 4: Light lunch and and blood pressure checks by Spectrum Health-Ludington Home Care. – Bingo begins Tuesday, Nov. 5 and will be open open each week on Tuesdays…

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Wilson appointed to West Shore Bank board

October 31, 2013
Wilson appointed to West Shore Bank board

LUDINGTON — West Shore Bank has announced the appointment of John K. Wilson to the board of directors of West Shore Bank and West Shore Bank Corporation. The appointment was made at a board meeting held on October 15 and received unanimous approval. Wilson is the president and CEO of Western Land Services, based in Ludington. “John’s business experience and…

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Shakespeare group to meet

October 31, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Shakespeare Reading Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4 in the gallery of the Ludington Area Center for the Arts. The group completed reading of “The Taming of the Shrew” at the October session. On Monday, it will view the video of the same play starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. The SRG is open to all who…

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Scottville native competes to be the Voice of McDonald’s

October 30, 2013
Scottville native competes to be the Voice of McDonald’s

Vote here for Sean Gilbert.  LUDINGTON – Sean Gilbert may become the next Voice of McDonald’s. Sean is an assistant manager at the Ludington McDonald’s restaurant and is well known on area stages for his singing ability. He is currently in the top 25. The Voice of McDonald’s is a worldwide singing contest for McDonald’s employees. This is the fifth…

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Michigan Historical Center seeks outstanding history teacher nominations

October 30, 2013
Michigan Historical Center seeks outstanding history teacher nominations

LANSING – The Michigan Historical Center in Lansing is still accepting nominations for the 2013 Odyssey Award for teaching excellence in Michigan history, in order to solicit more input from parents, students and staff during the school year. The deadline for nominating an outstanding history teacher is Dec. 1, 2013. The award is sponsored by the Michigan History Foundation, a…

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Ludington trick or treating moved to Friday; Scottville stays with Thursday

October 30, 2013

The City of Ludington is moving its trick or treating from Thursday to Friday night from 6 to 8 p.m. Police Chief Mark Barnett has made the move due to wind and rain forecasted for Thursday night. St. John’s Lutheran Church has also moved its activities to Friday night as well. Also moved to Friday are activities at Calvary Baptist…

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Sheriff office report, Oct. 29, 2013

October 30, 2013

The following is the activities report from the Mason County Sheriff’s office for October 29, 2013: 5:45 a.m.: Car/deer crash, no injury, Sippy and Custer roads, Eden Township. 6:59 a.m.: Car/deer crash, no injury, U.S. 31 expressway south of U.S. 10, Amber Township. 8:14 a.m.: Car/deer crash, no injury, U.S. 10 and Meyers Road, Pere Marquette Township. 10:47 a.m.: Harassment,…

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Superintendent expects MCC teachers will take early retirement option

October 30, 2013
Superintendent expects MCC teachers will take early retirement option

SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Central Schools Superintendent Jeff Mount said he expects there will be teachers who take up the board of education’s early retirement incentive. Last Wednesday the board of education met in special session and took action to offer the incentive. That decision came in the wake of a Monday decision to eliminate two teaching positions. The school…

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MCC numbers are down, but the math isn’t that simple

October 30, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Central Schools’ most recent budget crisis was caused because enrollment is down by 48 students, compared to last year. The school receives $7,040 per student from the state; the money is raised by 2% of the state’s 6% income tax. However, the math isn’t as simple as just 48 students no longer attend the school. “We…

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Obit: Frederick Holden, 38, Scottville

October 30, 2013
Obit: Frederick Holden, 38, Scottville

Frederick M. Holden passed away peacefully on October 27, 2013 at Spectrum Health Rehab and Nursing Center in Grand Rapids, after being hit by a deer on his new favorite Honda motorcycle Oct. 1. Fred grew up in Manistee County with his parents, Frederick L. Holden and Cynthia (Cain), and sister. He attended Onekama Public Schools until his junior year,…

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Obit: Lorraine Judis, 88, Irons

October 30, 2013
Obit: Lorraine Judis, 88, Irons

Lorraine A. Judis, aged 88 of Irons passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Grand Oaks Nursing Home in Baldwin. Lorraine was born on March 28, 1925 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Bernard and Mary Lewandowski, and married Jacob Frank Judis on August 30, 1958 in Chicago. Lorraine and Frank have celebrated 55 wonderful years together. Lorraine was a…

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Obit: Arno Eschels, 90, Ludington

October 30, 2013
Obit: Arno Eschels, 90, Ludington

Arno R. Eschels, aged 90 of Ludington, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Arno was born on April 6, 1923 in Free Soil to Julius M. and Elsie M. (Pirsig) Eschels, and graduated from Scottville High School with the class of 1942. On June 2, 1951, he married Shirley A. Bagley at St. John’s…

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Sarah Knysz case will go to circuit court in Manistee

October 29, 2013
Sarah Knysz case will go to circuit court in Manistee

MANISTEE — A Lake County woman connected to the shooting of Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield was been bound over to circuit court in Manistee County today. Sarah Knysz, Sarah Knysz, 20, of Luther, is charged in Manistee County with unlawfully driving away a vehicle. She appeared in Manistee County’s 85th District Court today. In Mason County she has been charged with…

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Garrett Lake funeral details; fund active today

October 29, 2013
Garrett Lake funeral details; fund active today

Funeral Services for Garrett Ian Lake will be held Tuesday November 5, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Pere Marquette Township. The family will receive friends at Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Ludington, Monday, November 4, 2013 from 4 to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, November 5 at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Ludington from 11 a.m. until the time of service.…

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Sheriff’s office report, October 28, 2013

October 29, 2013

The following was the activity of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office on October 28, 2013: 10:10 a.m.: Car/deer crash, no injuries, Custer and Chauvez roads, Eden Township. 11:43 a.m.: Larceny, Hopkins Lake Drive, Pere Marquette Township. 2:18 p.m.: Motorist assist, U.S. 31 expressway at Pere Marquette Highway, PM Township. 5 p.m.: Found property, 4400 block of U.S. 10, Amber Township.…

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The Scoop: Ludington State Park

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