Probate judge race close

November 7, 2012

LUDINGTON — With 23 of the 25 voting precincts in, Jeff Nellis is the leader of the Probate Judge race, barely. With Branch and Sherman townships to report, Nellis holds a 50.58 percent lead over Nick Krieger, 5,720 to 5,546.

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Cole predicted to win

November 7, 2012

LUDINGTON — With 22 of the 25 voting precincts in, we are declaring Kim Cole as Mason County’s next sheriff. With only Amber, Branch and Sherman townships to come in, Cole has received 69 percent of the vote. Cole originally won the Republican primary against incumbent Jeff Fiers. After that election, Fiers announced he was running a write-in campaign. “We…

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Ludington charter amendment defeated

November 6, 2012

LUDINGTON — The Ludington charter amendment to increase the mayor’s term limits has been defeated by a 66 percent margin. The amendment was requesting the mayor’s term will not be extended from three four-year terms to five four-year terms.

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Sheriff totals to date

November 6, 2012

Here are the totals to date for Sheriff race as of 10:40 p.m.: Meade: Cole 35; Fiers 38 Ludington 2: Cole 413; Fiers 115 Ludington 5: Cole 414; Fiers 98 Victory: Cole 357; Fiers 212 Ludington 6: Cole 399; Fiers 110 PM 1: Cole 202; Write-in 71 (not verified for Fiers) Ludington 3: Cole 445; Write-in 107 (not verified for…

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Exit poll results as of 5:30 p.m.

November 6, 2012
Exit poll results as of 5:30 p.m.

Warning: This article contains information from a Facebook exit poll Mason County Press has been conducting throughout the day. If you do not want to be influenced by this information, please do not read any further. As of 5:30 p.m., 65 people have responded to a Facebook exit poll about how they voted in the Mason County sheriff race. By…

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Exit polls as of 1 p.m.

November 6, 2012
Exit polls as of 1 p.m.

Warning, the following article contains information about an exit poll Mason County Press has been conducting throughout the day. The results shown are from earlier in the day. If you do not want to be influenced by this poll, please stop reading this article. This poll has been conducted on Facebook and people have voluntarily responded. According to our Facebook…

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Follow MCP and WMOM tonight

November 6, 2012

Mason County Press and WMOM will be following tonight’s election with full team coverage. Follow www.twitter.com/MasonCoPress or www.facebook.com/MasonCountyPress for live updates as results come in from the Mason County Courthouse. WMOM FM 102.7 and www.WMOM.fm will be broadcasting live results from Mason, Manistee, Lake and Oceana counties. We will also be updating www.MasonCountyPress.com with details of races as they come…

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Chamber offers workplace wellness workshop

November 6, 2012

LUDINGTON — On Tuesday, November 13th, the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce along with the Ludington SCORE Chapter will be presenting Wellness in the Workplace, a seminar for businesses on how to get started or improve upon workplace wellness programs for employees. The seminar will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the chamber conference room. A reservation…

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Church offers prayer stations during election

November 5, 2012

LUDINGTON – The Ludington House of Prayer, located at Prayer and Praise Assembly of God, will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday. The church is encouraging Christians to come there and pray for the elections. “Whether you come for a short time or stay for the whole time, we are encouraging believers to come and pray for…

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Death notices: Ackerman, Kemp

November 5, 2012

Eleanor Lois Ackerman age 82 of Ludington, passed away on November 4, 2012 at Tendercare of Ludington. The family has entrusted Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center with arrangements. Glenn Kemp age 85 of Irons, passed away on November 5, 2012 at home. The family has entrusted Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation of Ludington with arrangements.

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Obit: John Heglund Jr.

November 5, 2012
Obit: John Heglund Jr.

John (Jack) E. Heglund Jr. age 77 years old of Irons, Michigan passed away peacefully on November 2, 2012 with his two daughters at his side. He was born February 14, 1935 in Ludington, Michigan, the son of John E Heglund Sr. and Marjorie (Bortell) Heglund. He attended Ludington High School, Western Michigan University, and the University of Minnesota graduating…

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It’s my party and I’ll sigh if I want to……

November 5, 2012
It’s my party and I’ll sigh if I want to……

    My dear sweet husband is throwing me a birthday party this weekend. I could pretend that I didn’t want him to, or that I am embarrassed by the attention – but frankly, I am looking forward to it. Birthdays have always been kind of a mixed bag for me. I was a firstborn on both sides, so they…

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Kasey Cole selected Miss Ludington Area

November 4, 2012
Kasey Cole selected Miss Ludington Area

    LUDINGTON – Kasey Cole of Ludington was selected as Miss Ludington Area 2013 during Saturday’s pageant at L.F. Peterson Auditorium. She is the daughter of Kim and Gina Cole and a 2012 graduate of Ludington High School. As Miss Ludington Area, Kasey received a $1,500 Susie Brillhart Memorial Scholarship and one semester paid tuition at West Shore Community…

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MCP and WMOM to team up election night

November 4, 2012

Mason County Press and WMOM radio will be providing team coverage election night. Susan Denny, a former national campaign consultant, has teamed up to provide live Twitter and Facebook feeds for MCP from the Mason County Courthouse. Editor-in-Chief Rob Alway will be visiting the candidates’ gatherings and getting comments and photographs. He will also be providing online commentary throughout the…

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Too busy

November 4, 2012
Too busy

Leaves are falling, there’s frost on the pumpkin, and radio stations are starting to count down the shopping days ‘til Christmas. Where does the time go? Are you really busy, or do you just think you’re busy? “Too busy” is when… … you’re late for work because you have to stop and buy gas to even get to work. ……

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