Marina owner calls for historic fishing district, dredging

August 27, 2013

LUDINGTON – Business owner Jessica Karboske spoke to Ludington City Council Monday night requesting the city consider making the marinas of South Washington Avenue a historic bayou basin fishing district. Jessica and her husband, Ray, own Ray’s Auto-Marine on South Washington Avenue. The bayou is located east of the Washington Avenue bridge. For many years sediment has been building at…

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Obit: Ronald Rader

August 27, 2013
Obit: Ronald Rader

Ronald Robert Rader aged 62 of Carr Settlement passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. Ron was born in Baldwin on August 31, 1950 to Richard and Willadeen (Teitheson) Rader, and graduated from Mason County Central High School with the class of 1968. On May 23, 1970 he married Verna Sedlecky at Victory…

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Severe weather advisory

August 27, 2013
Severe weather advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a significant weather advisory as of 3:47 a.m. See below: Mason Significant Weather Advisory in effect SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY AT 347 AM EDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR CUSTER MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 50 MPH. PEA SIZE HAIL WIND GUSTS GREATER THAN 40 MPH FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING BRIEF…

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Fire destroys garage

August 26, 2013
Fire destroys garage

HAMLIN TWP. — Fire destroyed a garage and its contents, including a vintage Porsche car, Monday night at the Dan and Letha Fulton residence at 5813 W. Jagger Rd. Firefighters were called to the scene around 6:30 p.m. and were on scene for two hours. Hamlin Twp. Fire Chief Steve Vandervest said the garage was fully engulfed upon arriving. Letha…

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Ordinance will limit fireworks in Ludington

August 26, 2013

LUDINGTON — Ludington City Council will hold a first reading tonight of a new ordinance that will put some restrictions on the use of fireworks during national holidays. The city’s ordinance already limits the use of consumer fireworks to the hours of 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. But, a state law passed last year over-rides that ordinance during the 10…

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Ludington school board to discuss custodian transition tonight

August 26, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Ludington Area Schools Board of Education will discuss the transition of custodial services from district-employed to a private company during its regular meeting tonight at 6 p.m. Earlier this month, the board made the decision to hire Grand Rapids Building Services in replace of district employees. The change is supposed to save the district an estimated $500,000…

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MCC lunch prices may increase 10 cents

August 26, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — The Mason County Central Board of Education is expected to approve meal prices tonight during its regular meeting. Lunch prices for kindergarten through eighth grade will increase from $2.35 to $2.45 while high school lunches will increase from $2.55 to $2.65. Lunches sold to the West Shore ESD will also increase from $2.75 to $2.85. There is no…

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MCC back to school events

August 26, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Central schools will hold a series of back-to-school events this week, beginning with freshmen orientation today at 1 p.m., followed by Scottville Elementary back to school night at 6 p.m. and freshmen parent meeting at 7:30 p.m. The buildings are now open to the public from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The following…

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Weather advisory issued

August 26, 2013

The National Weather Service has issued a “significant weather advisory” for Mason and Lake counties. The advisory is as follows: 824 AM EDT MON AUG 26 2013 …SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY… AT 819 AM EDT, NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN RECREATION AREA, MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH. NICKEL SIZE HAIL, WIND GUSTS GREATER THAN…

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Community foundation fall grant round

August 25, 2013

The Fall grant round for the Community Foundation of Mason County is currently open for grant applications from local non-profits. The deadline for the applications is Monday, September 30, 2013. All grant application are on-line (www.mason-foundation.org), to receive instructions for applying call Jeanne Oakes at (231) 845-0326. The Foundation accepts grants that increase the quality of life experienced by the…

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Meth lab discovered

August 23, 2013

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — The State, Sheriff’s, Chief’s Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) and the Mason County Probation and Parole Office investigated a methamphetamine “one-pot” component case at a residence in the 5000 block of Limouze Street Thursday evening and into Friday morning. As part of an on-going investigation, officers developed information which led to the residence and the discovery…

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Bringing home the bacon

August 23, 2013
Bringing home the bacon

The Kitchen Sink. A blog by Stephanie Wagner.  I can honestly say I love my children more than life itself.  I would also be lying if I told you I wasn’t looking forward to school starting in a couple of weeks. I recently had a conversation with someone, who when they found out I worked from home, spent the next…

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District court, as of Aug. 21, 2013

August 23, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced this past week in 79th District Court: –          Lisa Beth Shelly, 51, of 3729 Horton Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, was found guilty Aug. 20 of impaired driving. She was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day served; $1,145 in fines and costs; Alcohol Highway Safety Education…

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Ludington man receives jail sentence for aggravated stalking

August 23, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON – The following defendant was sentenced recently in 51st Circuit Court: –          Stephen Allan Lange, 40, of 502 5th St., Ludington, was found guilty Nov. 6, 2012 of aggravated stalking and found guilty Aug. 15 of probation violation for that count. He was sentenced Aug. 15 to a minimum of two years, six months to a maximum…

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Arraignments as of Aug. 21, 2013

August 23, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned in front of the magistrate of the 79th District Court this past week: Felonies –          Mykel Dalton Horsley, 23, of 143 N. Jebavy Dr., Apt. 8, Ludington, was arrested Aug. 16 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) for a felony of assault with a dangerous weapon. A preliminary exam…

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