Governor’s budget vetoes put local deputies’ jobs in peril.

October 4, 2019

Governor’s budget vetoes put local deputies’ jobs in peril. LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer cut the Secondary Road Patrol program as part of her vetoes that slash close to $1 billion from the 2020 state budget Wednesday, Oct. 2. The program pays for additional deputies to patrol rural roads, and local sheriffs say this could put jobs at stake. In…

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Obituary: Pastor Daniel Rader, 73, formerly of Ludington.

October 4, 2019

Obituary: Pastor Daniel Rader, 73, formerly of Ludington. Pastor Daniel Rader, 73 of Yuma Ariz., formerly of Ludington passed away on Friday, September 27, 2019 surrounded by his family. Dan was born on October 22, 1945 in Hart, the son of Richard “Dick” and Willadean “Billie” (Teicthesen) Rader. Dan graduated from Mason County Central High School, class of 1963. He…

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Squires named Michigan Chiropractor of the Year. 

October 4, 2019

Squires named Michigan Chiropractor of the Year.  DETROIT — Scottville chiropractor Dr. Lewis G. Squires recently received the Michigan Association of Chiropractors’ (MAC) Chiropractor of the Year Award at the MAC Fall 2019 Convention & Exhibition in Detroit. Dr. Squires received the award “in appreciation for valuable leadership, service, and dedication above and beyond the call of duty to the…

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Obituary: John Quinn, 95, Ludington.

October 4, 2019

Obituary: John Quinn, 95, Ludington. John Junior Quinn, 95, of Ludington passed away peacefully Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Ludington Woods Assisted Living. He was born August 1, 1924 in Scottville to John E. and Bessie C. (Saxton) Quinn. He graduated from Ludington High School and went on to enlist in the Army Air Corp where he earned the title…

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The Scoop: LACA’s Arf Prize

October 3, 2019

The Scoop: LACA’s Arf Prize #TheScoop LUDINGTON — Today on The Scoop, Kate Krieger-Watkins speaks with Andy Skinner, executive director of The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) about the latest gallery exhibit, Arf Prize. The exhibit features over 50 original pieces of 2-D and 3-D artworks of dogs created by area artists and dog lovers. An artist reception…

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County emergency management coordinator completes FEMA academy.

October 3, 2019

County emergency management coordinator completes FEMA academy.  EMMITSBURG, Md. — Mason County Emergency Management Coordinator Elizabeth Reimink recently graduated from FEMA’s National Emergency Management Advanced Academy at the Emergency Management Institute. Reimink completed the full curriculum that provides the strategic level training and education in the essential skills and tools for emergency management professionals to lead dynamic and resilient programs.  …

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Rape charges among district court arraignments, Oct. 3, 2019.

October 3, 2019

Rape charges among district court arraignments, Oct. 3, 2019. The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies -Westley Michael Badour, 21, homeless, was arrested Jan. 23 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) on a felony charge of first degree criminal sexual conduct. Probable cause hearing: Oct. 9 at 1:30 p.m. Bail: $10,000 cash/surety. -Raymond Joseph…

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79th District Court sentencings and dismissals, posted Oct. 3, 2019

October 3, 2019

79th District Court sentencings and dismissals, posted Oct. 3, 2019 #MasonCountyCourts. LUDINGTON — The following were recently sentenced in Mason County’s 79th District Court: -Michael Anthony Molina, 23, of 603 S. Washington Ave., Ludington, pleaded guilty Sept. 17 to second offense operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) and larceny by conversion. He was sentenced to 58 days in jail with…

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Crashes top police activity.

October 3, 2019

Crashes top police activity. #MasonCountyCrime The following is police activity in Mason County Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019: – 12:01 p.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), two-vehicle crash, no injuries, US 10 and Pere Marquette Highway, Pere Marquette Township. A vehicle driven by a 16-year-old Ludington male was pulling out of McDonald’s and failed to yield to a vehicle driven by a…

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Cloudy skies Friday, rain possible Saturday.

October 3, 2019

Cloudy skies Friday, rain possible Saturday. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Mostly cloudy skies tonight with a slight chance of rain. Low temperature of 43 degrees. Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Partly to mostly cloudy. High 58; low 40 Precipitation: 10% Wind: NE 6 mph day; E 5 mph evening. Humidity: 67% day; 82% evening. Sunrise: 7:46 a.m.; sunset: 7:21 p.m.…

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Obituary: Joseph ‘Ron’ Koszegi, 82, Ludington.

October 3, 2019

Obituary: Joseph ‘Ron’ Koszegi, 82, Ludington. Joseph “Ron” Koszegi, 82, of Ludington passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at his home. He was born April 24, 1937 in Detroit to Joseph and Mary Lu Ella (Tysinger) Koszegi. Ron graduated from Dearborn High School in 1955. He married Mary Lou Horvath on May 1, 1959 in Howell. Together they raised five…

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Recent deaths, posted Oct. 3, 2019

October 3, 2019

Recent deaths, posted Oct. 3, 2019 The following recent deaths have been reported to MCP: Audrey Lola Walker, 90, of Ludington, died on Monday, September 30, 2019.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.OakGroveLudington.com. Joseph “Ron” Koszegi, 82, of Ludington died on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.OakGroveLudington.com. Irene G. Marlow, 97,…

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LPD beard funds will go towards Shop with a Cop. 

October 2, 2019

LPD beard funds will go towards Shop with a Cop.  LUDINGTON — Ludington Police Department is allowing its male police officers to grow facial hair (with mustache pins available for female department members who chose to participate) for a good cause. Those in violation of the department’s no-facial hair policy will be charged “fines”, which go towards the 2019 Shop…

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LHS 2019 Homecoming Court.

October 2, 2019

LHS 2019 Homecoming Court. LUDINGTON — Ludington High School homecoming spirit week begins Monday, Oct. 7. The schedule is as follows: Monday, Oct. 7: Class/Staff Colors Day. Lunch game: Candy Rush Powder puff football games beginning at 6 p.m. with freshmen vs. juniors; 6:45 p.m., sophomores vs. seniors; 7:30 p.m., championship game. Tuesday, Oct. 8 VSCO Meme or College Day.…

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CMH director agrees with governor’s mental health veto.

October 2, 2019

CMH director agrees with governor’s mental health veto. LUDINGTON — The director of West Michigan Community Mental Health is praising Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for issuing a line-item veto on mental health services that would have allowed private health plans to work with agencies other than a local CMH to provide mental health services, a move that a Lisa Williams, executive…

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