Sheriff’s office arrests 2 over weekend

December 30, 2013

Two people were arrested by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office this weekend in separate incidences. On Friday, Dec. 27, a 40-year-old Fountain man was arrested on an outstanding Mason County Friend of the Court warrant on West State Street in the City of Scottville. The man’s vehicle had broken down on the street and deputies stopped to assist at 7:06…

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Temps in teens today, snow tonight

December 30, 2013
Temps in teens today, snow tonight

Here is today’s weather forecast, sponsored by Superior Electric: Today: Cloudy with a 20% chance of snow, high temperature of 16 degrees; wind: west-northwest at 7 mph. Tonight, 70% chance of snow beginning around 5 p.m. with a low of 12; 2 to 4 inches expected. Sunset: 5:17 p.m. Tomorrow: Sunrise at 8:20 a.m. Snow showers early becoming more scattered later.…

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Snowmobiler presumed dead after crash in river

December 29, 2013
Snowmobiler presumed dead after crash in river

AMBER TWP. — A 34-year-old Ludington man is presumed dead after the snowmobile he was riding went into the Pere Marquette River Sunday night. His name is not being released until his family is notified. Emergency personnel were called to the corner of Gordon and Conrad roads at 7:17 p.m. for the report of a snowmobile that had fallen over…

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Top stories of 2013

December 29, 2013
Top stories of 2013

Mason County Press recently asked its readers to help rank the top news stories of the year. We listed the eight stories/topics that received the highest views on our site in 2013. We also had a place for write-in votes. Survey participants were asked to select the three stories they thought had the most impact on the community. The murder…

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Obit: Alice Penny, 75, Free Soil

December 29, 2013
Obit: Alice Penny, 75, Free Soil

Alice “Sue” Penny, aged 75 of Free Soil passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013 at Spectrum Health – Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.  Sue was born on July 12, 1938 in Detroit, the daughter of Earl and Alice (Mellor) Winner, and married Ronald Penny on March 23, 1957 at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Livonia.  They celebrated 42 years together before…

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Drive Safe, Drive Sober will provide New Year’s Eve rides again

December 29, 2013

LUDINGTON — Several organizations and businesses are once again trying to assure that New Year’s revelers have a safe time. Drive Safe, Drive Sober is a partnership between Mason County law enforcement agencies, Ludington Beverage Co., various local establishments, the Ludington Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Mothers Against Drunk Driving of Mason County and S.A.D.D. Ludington Police Chief Mark Barnett…

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Rep. Franz recognized for perfect attendance in Lansing

December 28, 2013
Rep. Franz recognized for perfect attendance in Lansing

LANSING — State Rep. Ray Franz achieved a perfect attendance record for the 2013 legislative year. The Onekama Republican, who represents Mason County, participated in every legislative session this past year, as well as in all hearings before committees he serves on. “I take the responsibility of serving the people in the 101st District very seriously,” Franz said. “Residents sent…

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State Police offers snowmobile safety tips

December 28, 2013

HART — The Michigan State Police Hart Post reminds you to be cautious this winter before venturing out on a frozen lake or pond. Remember that there is no such thing as 100 percent safe ice.  The safest ice to walk on or drive on is new, clear ice that is not covered by snow.  The minimum thickness of ice…

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Oceana County Parent Connection Meeting

December 28, 2013

PENTWATER — The Oceana County Parent Coalition will hold its bi-monthly Parent Connection meeting on Thursday, January 9th from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. at Storybook Village, 560 S. Hancock St. Guest speaker for the evening will be Katie Jourdan from District Health Department #10 speaking on “Whooping Cough: It Can Take Your Breath Away.” Dinner and childcare will be provided and…

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Cox sworn in as Ludington mayor

December 27, 2013
Cox sworn in as Ludington mayor

LUDINGTON — Ryan Cox was sworn in as the new mayor of Ludington this afternoon. Cox’s term officially begins on Jan. 1. Also sworn in were city councilors Kathy Winczewski, second ward, Wanda Marrison, fourth ward and Gary Castonia, sixth ward. Pictured: City Clerk Deb Luskin, Winczewski, Cox , Marrison and Castonia.

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Alcohol allowed on the Avenue for Ball Drop

December 27, 2013
Alcohol allowed on the Avenue for Ball Drop

LUDINGTON — New Year’s Eve is less than a week away, which means the fifth annual downtown Ludington New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. The ball drop has received a facelift this year and as a result the event space is now larger offering greater space for attendees to ring in the new year. Attendees of drinking age will be able to…

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A little sunshine today, winds increasing tonight

December 27, 2013
A little sunshine today, winds increasing tonight

Here is today’s weather forecast, sponsored by Superior Electric: Today: Mostly cloudy with a high temperature of 35 degrees F, 10% chance of precipitation; wind: south at 7 mph increasing later to southwest at 26 mph . Tonight, partly cloudy and windy with a low of 31, 10% chance of precipitation. Sunset: 5:15 p.m. Tomorrow: Sunrise at 8:20 a.m. Mostly cloudy…

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Welcome to the world! Serenity

December 27, 2013
Welcome to the world! Serenity

Welcome to the world… Serenity Saige Stever, the daughter of Tameria McKisson and Ronald Stever III of Scottville, was born on December 26, 2013 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. We are happy to share your newborn pictures as well. Please email them, along with information, to [email protected]

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Indiana man injured following 31 crash

December 27, 2013

SUMMIT TWP. — A 63-year-old Indiana man was injured after he lost control of his vehicle on U.S. 31 expressway Thursday morning. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office reports the man was traveling north on 31 near the Meisenheimer Road overpass when he apparently lost control of his vehicle due to ice. The vehicle went into the median and rolled over.…

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Three arrested on felonies this past week

December 27, 2013

79th District Court arraignments, as of Dec. 25, 2013 LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned this past week in 79th District Court. Felonies Barbara Kay Peterson, 55, 2573 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington, was arrested Dec. 18 by the State, Sheriff’s, Chief’s Enforcement Narcotics Team (SSCENT) for controlled substance delivery. A preliminary examination is scheduled for Jan. 8, 2014 at 11:15…

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