9 receive district court sentences

December 27, 2013

79th District Court sentences, week ending Dec. 26, 2013 LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced this past week in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Donald Eugene Penland Jr., 29, 1218 N. Wisner Ave., White Cloud, was found guilty on Dec. 19 for driving while license suspended/revoked/denied. He was ordered to pay $285 in fines and costs. Heather Marie Ramirez, 34,…

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Keep those sidewalks clear

December 26, 2013
Keep those sidewalks clear

Our View. An editorial by Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  Winter brings on the usual ritual of clearing snow from our driveways. For those of us who live in a town, it may also mean an additional responsibility of clearing sidewalks and fire hydrants as well. Many municipalities have ordinances that require property owners or building occupants to clear snow from sidewalks.…

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DNR seeks members for NRC Youth Conservation Council

December 26, 2013

LANSING — The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for a few good young men and women, outdoors-minded candidates for consideration as additions to the DNR’s Natural Resources Commission (NRC) Youth Conservation Council. “Last year we selected 18 young people from across the state to meet and help make recommendations to create a new generation of potential hunters, anglers…

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Fountain man arrested Christmas Day on 3 warrants

December 26, 2013

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — A 24-year-old Fountain man was on three naughty lists for Christmas. During a traffic stop on Christmas Day deputies from Mason County Sheriff’s Office arrested the man for three outstanding warrants. The warrants included failure to appear in Mason County’s 79th District Court, failure to appear in Clare County’s 80th District Court and dangerous drugs charge…

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Welcome to the world! April, Jaymar, Kensington

December 26, 2013
Welcome to the world! April, Jaymar, Kensington

Welcome to the world… April May-Lin McQuiston, the daughter of Ta-Linda and Josuah McQuiston of Scottville, was born on December 19, 2013 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Jaymar Jerome Latimer, the son of Shatonya and Jerome Latimer of Ludington, was born on December 23, 2013 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Kensington Jane Skiba, the daughter of Rebecca and Chad Skiba, was born December…

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Cloudy today with 40% chance of snow

December 26, 2013
Cloudy today with 40% chance of snow

Here is today’s weather forecast, sponsored by Superior Electric: Today: Cloudy with a high temperature of 23 degrees, feels like 12 degrees with wind chill; wind: west-southwest at 10 mph.  There is a 40% chance of snow showers today. Tonight, 40% chance of snow continues with a low temperature of 21 degrees. Sunset: 5:14 p.m. Tomorrow: Sunrise at 8:19 a.m. Partly…

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Dear Angel…

December 26, 2013
Dear Angel…

Moonlighting: Open Letter (to a friend who will never see it….) A blog by Judy Cools.  In this end-of-year season, it’s natural to reminisce, to clear the cobwebs, to strive for a better life in the year to come. Born of this season, the following is an Open Letter to a Friend – someone who will likely never see my…

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Winter weather advisory, 1-4 inches of snow

December 25, 2013

The following comes from the National Weather Service: A WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 5 PM EST WEDNESDAY… HAZARDOUS WEATHER… * SNOW SHOWERS DEVELOPING AROUND 3 AM. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS 1 TO 4 INCHES BY 8 AM WEDNESDAY. * BLOWING SNOW REDUCING VISIBILITIES. IMPACTS… * SNOW COVERED ROADS AND SLOWER TRAVEL. * POWER OUTAGES POSSIBLE DUE…

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Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2013
Merry Christmas!

Thank you for being a part of the MCP Family! May you have a blessed Christmas and share in the joy of our savior’s birth.  

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Talent Connect declared a success

December 23, 2013
Talent Connect declared a success

LUDINGTON — Susan Sizemore grew up in Ludington and has had a successful career in Nashville, Tenn. However, after being gone for over 30 years, she would like to come home and be closer to her family. Monday night the public relations professional had the opportunity to talk to potential Ludington area employers about her future. She and several dozen…

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Michigan state parks kick off 2014 with snowshoe and hiking events

December 23, 2013

HAMLIN TWP. — The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Michigan Recreation and Park Association (MRPA) are partnering together to help Michigan residents get Fresh Air Fit this year with special Shoe Year’s Day snowshoe and hiking events taking place in state parks and recreation areas across the state. The event will take place…

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Scottville native creates cork art for TBS television

December 22, 2013
Scottville native creates cork art for TBS television

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. Scottville native and Grand Rapids-based artist Scott Gundersen has been gaining some attention in Los Angeles lately, which means he will also soon gain national attention. Gundersen was commissioned to create a wine cork mural to promote the TBS comedy TV show “Cougar Town,” which starts Courtney Cox. He recently returned to Grand Rapids after spending…

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Ranch offers holiday sleigh rides

December 22, 2013
Ranch offers holiday sleigh rides

GRANT TWP. — The Pajmama Llama Ranch of Free soil will be hosting draft mule sleigh rides on Christmas Eve from 2 to 4 p.m. and also on Dec. 26, 28 and New Year’s Day, same times. Donations will be going to selected persons or families who are in need for Christmas. The ranch, located on U.S. 31 just north…

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Winter weather advisory until this evening

December 22, 2013
Winter weather advisory until this evening

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Mason County until 7 p.m. tonight. Snow will move northeast into the area through early afternoon. Snowfall rates may briefly exceed an inch per hour in some spots. Total accumulation of 3 to 6 inches are expected, higher amounts possible towards the lakeshore. Motorists are urged to use caution…

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Arraignments, as of Dec. 18, 2013

December 21, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent. The following were arraigned this past week in 79th District Court. Felonies – James Phillip Biggin II, 27, of 143 N. Jebavy Dr., Apt. 13, Ludington, was arrested Dec. 17 for felonies of welfare fraud over $500, welfare fraud, failure to inform; and habitual offender, fourth offense. A preliminary exam is set for Dec. 23…

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