Trooper dies following shooting; suspect shot

September 10, 2013
Trooper dies following shooting; suspect shot

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. FREE SOIL TWP. — Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield of Manistee has died as a result of being shot in the head Monday evening following what appeared to be a routine traffic stop on North Custer Road near Townline Road, WOOD-TV 8 of Grand Rapids has reported. Michigan State Police First Lt. Chris McIntire, commander…

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College to observe Constitution Day

September 9, 2013

VICTORY TWP. — In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, West Shore Community College has organized a variety of activities on Sept. 17, to commemorate the vote taken on Sept. 17, 1787, by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention to approve the adoption of the United States Constitution. A series of videos titled “Conversations…

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Benishek will vote against Syria strikes

September 9, 2013
Benishek will vote against Syria strikes

WASHINGTON, DC — Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-01) today announced he intends to vote against President Obama’s plan to conduct American military strikes in Syria.   “I believe a majority of Northern Michigan’s citizens have grown tired of war in the Middle East and are very wary of getting involved in another nation’s civil war. That’s why I’m planning to vote against…

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Mostly cloudy today, temperatures near upper ’70s

September 9, 2013
Mostly cloudy today, temperatures near upper ’70s

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Below are the Lake Michigan surface water temperatures and the weather conditions for Mason County and surrounding areas as of 11 a.m. today. The area is currently under a beach hazard, which means conditions may be too dangerous for swimming. High wave action and dangerous swimming conditions are expected. Strong structural and longshore currents are also expected.…

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Scottville and Ludington expected to tighten fireworks ordinances

September 8, 2013

Scottville City Commission and Ludington City Council are both expected to approve tightening their fireworks ordinances Monday evening during their respective regular meetings. Both cities are proposing amending their fireworks ordinances, allowing them to prohibit the use of fireworks from 1 to 8 a.m. on the day before, the day of and the day after of the 10 federal holidays. State law…

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Scottville Harvest Festival schedule

September 7, 2013
Scottville Harvest Festival schedule

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Harvest Festival schedule of events has been announced. This year’s festival is organized by the Ludington and Scottville Area Chamber in conjunction with the City of Scottville, Scottville Main Street, and the Mason County Central Educational Foundation. Tuesday, September 10, 2013 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.: ​​Farmers’ Market 7 p.m.: ​Queen’s Coronation followed by music by Michael…

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Renee Malkowski joins MCP team

September 7, 2013
Renee Malkowski joins MCP team

SCOTTVILLE – Renee Malkowski of Ludington has joined the Mason County Press team as a business and marketing consultant. Renee’s job is to help guide local businesses and organizations into becoming successful 21st century marketers by partnering with MCP and its affiliates. Renee joins Lead Business and Marketing Consultant Pam Prior. Renee is a native of Free Soil and graduated…

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Partly cloudy today, Lake Michigan temps decreasing

September 7, 2013
Partly cloudy today, Lake Michigan temps decreasing

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Below are the Lake Michigan surface water temperatures and the weather conditions for Mason County and surrounding areas as of 11 a.m. today. The area is currently under a beach hazard, which means conditions may be too dangerous for swimming. High wave action and dangerous swimming conditions are expected. Strong structural and longshore currents are also expected.…

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Circuit court, as of Sept. 5, 2013

September 6, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced this past week in 51st Circuit Court: –         Rhonda May Tomasik, 51, of 5976 Fourth St., Ludington, was found guilty July 16 of larceny $1,000-$20,000. She was sentenced Sept. 3 to 270 days in jail with credit for 46 days served; serve five months forthwith, balance to be served at the court’s…

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District court, as of Sept. 5, 2013

September 6, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced this past week in 79th District Court: –         Connie Sue Sirks, 64, of 3812 W. Pine View Court, Ludington, was found guilty Sept. 3 of operating while intoxicated or under a controlled substance. She was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; outpatient treatment; $1,145…

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Births, Sept. 6, 2013

September 6, 2013

Jolisa and Valentin Ugalde announce the birth of a son, Jaiden Alejandro Ugalde, on Sept. 6, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. If you have a birth announcement, birth story or newborn photograph, please email to [email protected]

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Arraignments, as of Sept. 5, 2013

September 6, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  The following were arraigned in 79th District Court this past week: Felonies –         Jason Tyler Patterson, 29, of 5731 W. Limouze St., Ludington, was arrested Aug. 30 by the State, Sheriffs, Chiefs Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) for a felony of controlled substance delivery. A preliminary exam is set for Sept. 11 at 11:15 a.m. Bail: $50,000 cash/surety.…

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Memorial to merge with Spectrum Oct. 1

September 6, 2013
Memorial to merge with Spectrum Oct. 1

LUDINGTON — The Spectrum Health System Board of Directors and the Memorial Medical Center (MMC) Board of Directors have each approved resolutions that would integrate MMC into Spectrum Health. Based on the resolutions, MMC will become Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, effective October 1, 2013, pending execution of final legal documents. “Spectrum Health has had an excellent working relationship with Memorial…

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Births, Sept. 5, 2013

September 6, 2013

– Ana Rosa Delgado-De-Bernal and Victor Manuel Bernal of Ludington announce the birth of a son, Victor Manuel Bernal, Jr. on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. – Kristel Elaine Stadnfuss and Dylan James Hofmann announce the birth of a daughter, Penelope Noelle Hofmann, on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center.   If you have a…

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Skateboarder hit by truck

September 5, 2013
Skateboarder hit by truck

HAMLIN TWP. – A 17-year-old Ludington man riding a skateboard was injured tonight after he was struck by a truck. Sgt. John Mendham of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office said Harly Fisher was riding the skateboard north on Lakeshore Drive south of Sugar Grove Road around 9 p.m. “According to witnesses, the skateboarder rode right out in front of the…

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The Scoop: Episode 4: Momentum

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