Governor will not be in Ludington today

November 3, 2012

LUDINGTON — Gov. Rick Snyder will not be in Ludington today, though it was announced earlier this week that he and the Lt. Governor both would be here for a campaign stop. The Mason County Press has been told that Attorney General Bill Schuette along with Congressman Bill Huizenga and senate candidate Pete Hoekstra will be here along with several…

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Scottville to elect mayor later this month, will honor Urbans Monday

November 3, 2012

SCOTTVILLE — Scottville’s city commission will select its mayor this month, as required by the city charter. The charter requires the commission to hold an organizational meeting on the first Monday following a November election so that it can elect a mayor and mayor pro-tem. Unlike Ludington, which has a council and elects its mayor by vote of the people,…

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Last sailing?

November 2, 2012
Last sailing?

  LUDINGTON — The SS Badger returned home for the last time this year. The fate of the 59-year-old ship now rests in the hands of the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA will decide if it will extend the carferry’s exemption to dump coal ash into Lake Michigan. Photo by John Mickevich

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Court News, Nov. 2, 2012

November 2, 2012

Mason County court news as of Nov. 2, 2012 Key: MCSO: Mason County Sheriff’s Office; LPD: Ludington Police Dept.; SPD: Scottville Police Dept.; MSP: Michigan State Police; Pre: Preliminary Examination or Pre-Trial. B&E: Breaking and Entering; OUIL: Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Liquor; DWLS: Driving While License Suspended.   79th Judicial District Court, Judge Peter Wadel…

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Obit: Bernard E. Jacobs

November 2, 2012
Obit: Bernard E. Jacobs

Bernard (Bud) E. Jacobs, age 79 of Ludington passed away on November 01, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center of West Michigan in Ludington, MI. He was born on August 03, 1933 in Muskegon, MI the son of the late Warley & Ola (Black) Jacobs. Bud attended Muskegon Schools and on May 19, 1953 Bernard entered the Army and proudly served…

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Death notices: DeMay, Heglung

November 2, 2012

Elizabeth H. DeMay age 95 of Ludington, passed away November 2, 2012 at Oakview Medical Care Facility in Ludington. The family has entrusted Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center with arrangements. John E. Heglung age 77 of of Irons, passed away on November 2, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Muskegon. Funeral arrangements will be announced in a full obituary…

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Holiday parade is Nov. 24

November 2, 2012

LUDINGTON – Aglow on the Avenue Holiday Parade is scheduled for Saturday, November 24. There is no entry fee to participate. Line up begins at 6 p.m. and step off is at 6:30 pm. The parade travels east on Ludington Avenue from Gaylord Avenue to Harrison Street. Parade entry forms are now available at the Ludington and Scottville Area Chamber…

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Manistee to offer passenger air service again

November 1, 2012

MANISTEE – Manistee Blacker Airport is hoping to soon offer airline service again. Last month its carrier, Aerodynamics, abruptly announced it was no longer providing service between Manistee and Chicago Midway Airport. Russ Spencer of the Manistee Airport Authority spoke to the Ludington Rotary Club Thursday and explained that the authority is in negotiations with another airline and hoping to…

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Acclaimed classical guitarist at WSCC

November 1, 2012
Acclaimed classical guitarist at WSCC

VICTORY TOWNSHIP – West Shore Community College will host one of the world’s most acclaimed classical guitarists on Sat., Nov. 10. Javier Calderón will perform at the Center Stage Theater at 7:30 p.m., as part of the 2012-13 WSCC Performing Arts Series. When Javier Calderón played his solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall, the “New York Times” called him, “…a…

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Judge candidates differ in experience

November 1, 2012
Judge candidates differ in experience

This story first ran last week. We felt it was important to re-run it for those who may have missed it on the front page.  Who will be Mason County’s next probate court judge? Will it be Nick Krieger who grew up on North Rath Avenue in Ludington, graduated from Ludington High School and has worked as a law clerk…

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Judge Raven: Reflections of the past 18 years

November 1, 2012
Judge Raven: Reflections of the past 18 years

Story and photos by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief This story first ran two weeks ago. However, because of the importance of the upcoming Probate Judge race, we felt it should run again. The story is not only about Judge Raven’s retirement but also about how Mason County Probate Court operates. LUDINGTON – In 1994, attorney Mark Raven squared off against popular…

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We will again be posting election results in real time

November 1, 2012

In August Mason County Press made local history by posting real time election results not only on our site but on social media sites Facebook and Twitter. Next Tuesday night, we will again be posting live from the Mason County Courthouse. We will post each precinct’s results as they come in on our Twitter feed under the hash #mcElections and…

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We could learn a lot from “Lincoln”

November 1, 2012
We could learn a lot from “Lincoln”

C NOTES, a blog by George C. Wilson This has been a very busy year and I had intended to write more often for the Mason County Press but as life often does it steered me away from some of my original intentions. As a writer finding a moment to listen to your muse can be difficult when the noise…

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Death notice: Bernard Jacobs

November 1, 2012

Bernard Jacobs age 79 of Ludington, passed away on November 1, 2012. The family has entrusted Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center with arrangements.

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Fire at Ramada

October 31, 2012
Fire at Ramada

AMBER TWP. — Firefighters quickly extinguished a room fire at the Ramada Inn Wednesday afternoon. The fire was reported about 4 p.m. at the hotel located at the corner of U.S. 10-31 and Brye Road. Pere Marquette Twp. and Ludington fire departments were called to the scene. “The hotel staff was doing some maintenance to room 126 on the first…

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