79th District Court, as of Oct. 16, 2013

October 18, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced this past week in 79th District Court: –          George Osdell Teague, 27, of 724 N. Harrison St., Ludington, was found guilty Oct. 14 of disorderly conduct  – fighting. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 90 days discretionary jail for one year; no contact…

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MCC drama presents ‘A Night of Fairy Tales’

October 18, 2013
MCC drama presents ‘A Night of Fairy Tales’

SCOTTVILLE — The Mason County Central Drama Department will be doing something new for this year’s fall theater production.  A cast and crew of nearly 40 high school students will be presenting “A Night of Fairy Tales.” The student actors will perform two productions in one evening featuring “Sleeping Beauty” and “The Princess and the Pea.”  Both plays are written by John O’Hara…

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Horse dies after hit by car

October 18, 2013

LOGAN TWP. — Two people received injuries after the vehicle they were in hit a horse on Matson Road this morning around 6 a.m. The accident happened near the intersection of Hawley Road in Carr Settlement. Mason County Sheriff Acting Chief Deputy Steve Hansen said two people received injuries but all four were transported to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. The…

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Performance will honor service personnel

October 17, 2013

CUSTER — A concert event Friday night at Johnny’s of Custer will pay tribute to public and uniformed service personnel with proceeds going to the families of recently passed Custer Fire Chief John Allison and Custer citizen Steve Stickney. The show will be held in the newly renamed Vibe Room, formerly Johnny’s Big Room, and will feature Jimmy Dodson, Smoke…

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A tribute to Steve Stickney

October 17, 2013

EDEN TWP. — This has been a tragic and shocking week for Mason County, particularly the people in the Custer area. First, the news of the passing of 51-year-old Custer Fire Chief John Allison on Sunday night struck everyone hard. Then, on Tuesday, a classmate of John’s (Mason County Eastern Class of 1980), Steve Stickney, also 51, died from an…

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Updated: 83-year-old woman dies after U.S. 10 crash

October 17, 2013
Updated: 83-year-old woman dies after U.S. 10 crash

UPDATED. AMBER TWP. — Elna Elaine Krupa, 83, of Ludington died Wednesday afternoon as a result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of U.S. 10-31 and Dennis Road. According to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Krupa was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Cruz. She apparently turned off of North Dennis Road, heading west onto U.S. 10-31 into…

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Superior Electric outdoor report

October 17, 2013
Superior Electric outdoor report

Superior Electric Outdoor Report. Ludington and Pentwater: Cloudy with high temperatures of 52 degrees F. Thirty percent chance of showers by 3 p.m. Humidity: 80 percent; wind: west-northwest at 4 mph. Lows tonight: 45 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Scottville: Cloudy with high temperatures of 52 degrees F. Thirty-five percent chance of showers by 3 p.m. Humidity: 79%; wind: south…

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Disabled hunters may use ORV’s, with flags

October 17, 2013

Hunters enjoying Michigan’s deer hunting seasons may spot a fellow hunter on an off-road vehicle with an orange flag. Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officers remind everyone that hunters using ORVs with orange flags are operating legally and should not be harassed. A law approved in 2008 allows persons with disabilities who are hunting with proper permits to ride an…

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Driver dies following U.S. 10 crash

October 16, 2013
Driver dies following U.S. 10 crash

AMBER TWP. — An 83-year-old Ludington woman has died from injuries sustained during a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 10-31 earlier today. According to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, the woman was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Cruz. She apparently turned off of North Dennis Road, heading west onto U.S. 10-31 into the path of a 2006 Land Rover driven by a…

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Bill will give veterans credit for firefighter training

October 16, 2013

LANSING — Veterans will get credit for the firefighting training and experience they earned during military service through legislation sponsored by Rep. Ray Franz that was approved by the Senate Military and Veterans Affairs Committee this week. House Bill 4731 is part of a five-bill package that makes eligible certain military service jobs eligible to fulfill Michigan’s occupational licensing requirements…

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Welcome to the world… Auden, Josiah and Tayanna

October 16, 2013
Welcome to the world… Auden, Josiah and Tayanna

Welcome to the world: Auden Mae Hanna, born Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. She is the daughter of Melissa and Paul Hanna of Ludington. Maternal grandparents are Tom and Cathy Paul of Ludington; paternal grandparents are Marv and Deb Hanna of Ludington. Josiah Anthony Casiano, born Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. He is the…

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Obit: John Allison, 51, Custer

October 16, 2013
Obit: John Allison, 51, Custer

Fire Chief John E. Allison aged 51 of Custer, responded to his last call on Monday, October 14, 2013.  John was born on June 3, 1962 in Ludington, the son of James E. and Joan Marie (Quick) Allison, and graduated from Mason County Eastern High School in 1980, and on July 26, 2008, he married Tammy E. (Abbott) Orcutt at the…

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Husband and wife injured at U.S. 10 crash

October 16, 2013
Husband and wife injured at U.S. 10 crash

AMBER TWP. — Two people were taken to the hospital following a two-car crash near the intersection of U.S. 10-31 and Dennis Road. The accident occurred around 11:15 a.m. when a Chevrolet Cruze driven by an 83-year-old Ludington woman apparently pulled into the path of an oncoming Land Rover SUV driven by a 31-year-old Hart man. The 83-year-old woman and…

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Welcome to the world… Ryann and Jacob

October 16, 2013
Welcome to the world… Ryann and Jacob

Welcome to the world: Ryann Lynn Lauterwasser, born Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. She is the daughter of Alexandria and Nicholas Lauterwasser of Scotttville. Jacob John Beck, born Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. He is the son of Sara and Donald Beck of Ludington. Birth announcements are brought to you by ABC Kidz/Purple…

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Funeral for Chief Allison will be Saturday

October 15, 2013

The funeral for Custer Fire Chief John Allison will be Saturday, Oct. 19 at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Pere Marquette Township. Visitation is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. with the funeral beginning at 3 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. For food donations contact Scottville United Methodist Church 231-757-3567. Funeral arrangements are by Stephens Funeral Home.

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