Cole receives endorsements from 3 former sheriffs, road patrol and corrections staff

July 31, 2012
Cole receives endorsements from 3 former sheriffs, road patrol and corrections staff

  Three former Mason County sheriffs have endorsed Kim Cole for sheriff. A letter was recently printed on a Facebook site with two of the sheriffs’ written endorsements. Bob Englebrecht, Larry Steward and Laude Hartrum have all publicly endorsed Cole. “In 1985 Kim and I began working together as marine officers at the sheriff’s office,” Hartrum wrote. “Over the next…

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Lighting up the fair

July 30, 2012
Lighting up the fair

The Western Michigan Fair ended Saturday night. The week saw the most significant rain the area has had all summer, which was not good for the fair but good for the farmers. John Mickevich took this picture of the midway Saturday night.

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Another candidates’ forum Tuesday

July 30, 2012

There will be another candidates’ forum Tuesday evening at Ludington City Park. Last week MasonCountyPress.com and WMOM FM 102.7 presented the first area forum, which was held in Scottville. The forum focused mainly on the Aug. 7 primary. This week’s forum is sponsored by another media outlet. We believe it is important for the voters to be informed which is…

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Manitowoc in Ludington

July 30, 2012
Manitowoc in Ludington

The freighter Manitowoc visited Ludington harbor Saturday afternoon. Photo by Rob Alway    

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Mason County Soccer registration Aug. 8

July 30, 2012

Mason County Soccer AYSO Region 1308 Fall Registration will be August 8, 2012 at Amber Town Hall on Amber Road from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $45.00 and there is a sibling discount. Any child 4 to 18 years old is eligible, must be 4 by July 31, 2012. Go to www.masoncountysoccer.org to print forms. Bring forms and…

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Eastern Star members plan craft show

July 26, 2012

The Scottville-Ludington chapter No. 327, Order of the Eastern Stars and Ludington Community Church will hold a craft fair, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will be held at the church, 109 N. Harrison. For more information contact Diane Swathwood at 231-843-3610 or Mary Carlson at 231-425-4255.

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Quiet and nearby- Oceana’s Black Lake

July 26, 2012
Quiet and nearby- Oceana’s Black Lake

Black Lake in Oceana County is an inland lake of 26 acres located north of Walkerville on 176th Ave. Oceana County operates a small campground there, and day use is always allowed, free. There are 11 electric and 3 non-electric campsites, but you want to be sure to reserve early, because the sites fill quickly. Many campers rent by the…

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West Shore Bank presents free concert series, beginning Saturday

July 25, 2012
West Shore Bank presents free concert series, beginning Saturday

LUDINGTON – West Shore Bank announces the inaugural year of West Shore Bank’s Rhythm & Dunes, a set of free summer community concerts being held on Saturday, July 28, and Saturday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Waterfront Park Pavilion. “The Bank is excited about this opportunity to expand their traditional community involvement and to reinforce their reputation as…

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Nellis and Krieger offer different types of experience to probate judgeship

July 24, 2012
Nellis and Krieger offer different types of experience to probate judgeship

Story and Photos by Rob Alway, Editor SCOTTVILLE – About 150 people attended Monday’s Candidates’ Forum at the Scottville Clown Band Shell. The event was sponsored by MasonCountyPress.com and WMOM FM 102.7. Participants included several of the county commissioner district races, county treasurer, county surveyor, clerk, prosecutor, register of deeds, probate judge and sheriff. During the event, audience members were…

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Sheriff candidates differ in leadership styles

July 24, 2012
Sheriff candidates differ in leadership styles

Story and Photos by Rob Alway, Editor SCOTTVILLE – About 150 people attended Monday’s Candidates’ Forum at the Scottville Clown Band Shell. The event was sponsored by MasonCountyPress.com and WMOM FM 102.7. Participants included several of the county commissioner district races, county treasurer, county surveyor, clerk, prosecutor, register of deeds, probate judge and sheriff. During the event, audience members were…

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Treasurer candidates both have extensive business background

July 24, 2012
Treasurer candidates both have extensive business background

Story and Photos by Rob Alway, Editor SCOTTVILLE – About 150 people attended Monday’s Candidates’ Forum at the Scottville Clown Band Shell. The event was sponsored by MasonCountyPress.com and WMOM FM 102.7. Participants included several of the county commissioner district races, county treasurer, county surveyor, clerk, prosecutor, register of deeds, probate judge and sheriff. During the event, audience members were…

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Candidates’ forum Monday night

July 22, 2012

MasonCountyPress.com and WMOM FM 102.7 are sponsoring a Candidates’ Forum Monday night, 7 p.m. at the Scottville Clown Band Shell. The majority of the forum participants will be Republican candidates who are running in the Aug. 7 primary election. These include county treasurer candidates Shirley Smith and Sherry Wyman; county surveyor candidates Noah Penn and John Schulke and the following…

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Sorry about the emails

July 22, 2012

If you are a subscriber to Mason County Press you have probably experienced excessive emails from us in the last 24 hours. We want to apologize for this. We recently made some updates to our site which triggered an old data base to send out multiple emails. We are hoping this doesn’t happen again.

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Western Michigan Fair begins Tuesday

July 21, 2012
Western Michigan Fair begins Tuesday

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. – The Western Michigan Fair will begin Tuesday and continue through Saturday at the Mason County Fairgrounds on U.S. 10 near the airport. The fair has been part of Mason County since 1936. For a complete list of events, go to http://masoncountyfairgrounds.com/ .

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MCC grad leads the world’s leaders

July 21, 2012
MCC grad leads the world’s leaders

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief CUSTER TWP. — When I was a kid, my family spent a lot of time at the Eikenberry farm on East Conrad Road. Phil Eikenberry was a classmate, customer and friend of my dad’s. Phil died in 2007 but his children continue to own their father’s farm. I have been following his son, Kevin the past…

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