Lakeshore flooding possible Sunday, Monday; snow Sunday afternoon.

January 4, 2020

Lakeshore flooding possible Sunday, Monday; snow Sunday afternoon. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. A lakeshore flood advisory will take effect from 1 p.m. Sunday to 1 p.m. Monday. Beach erosion and lakeshore flooding is expected. Mostly cloudy skies tonight with a low temperature of 27 degrees. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Cloudy with snow showers developing during the afternoon and into…

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Shop with a Cop/Hero raised over $23,000, served 70 families.

January 3, 2020

Shop with a Cop/Hero raised over $23,000, served 70 families. LUDINGTON — The 2019 Shop with a Cop/Shop with a Hero campaign raised $23,534.48, allowing 60 children to shop for Christmas presents at Walmart or Meijer, each receiving $250 (depending on the number of children from the same family). Ludington Police Department Officer Chad Skiba said the program was a…

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Obituary: Robert ‘Bob’ Gancarz, 83, Free Soil.

January 3, 2020

Obituary: Robert ‘Bob’ Gancarz, 83, Free Soil. Robert W. “Bob” Gancarz, 83, longtime resident of the Fountain and Free Soil area and loving husband of Deanne (Mathews) Gancarz, died peacefully with family members present while in Hospice care at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital on January 3, 2020.  He had been experiencing significant health complications since late 2017. Bob was born…

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First baby of 2020 born Thursday.

January 3, 2020

First baby of 2020 born Thursday. LUDINGTON — The first baby born in 2020 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital was Lucy Paul Chavalia, born on Jan. 2, at 7:57 a.m., weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and measuring 21 inches. Lucy is the daughter of Lacie Sroka and Chris Chavalia of Ludington, who also have a 2-year-old daughter, Claire. “Claire is…

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Man making threats with knife tops recent arraignments. 

January 3, 2020

Man making threats with knife tops recent arraignments.  #MasonCountyCourts. LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies -Robert Leslie Dewey, 44, of 3925 N. Stiles Rd., Victory Township, was arrested Dec. 29 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) on two felony counts of assault/resisting/obstructing a police officer. Probable cause hearing: Jan. 8 at…

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Domestic violence, warrant arrests top police activity.

January 3, 2020

Domestic violence, warrant arrests top police activity. #MasonCountyCrime The police news is a presentation of Lenz-Balder Insurance, offering Nationwide Insurance, 201 E. Court St., Ludington, 231-845-6279, www.lenzbalderins.com.  The following is recent police activity in Mason County: Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020: – 1:01 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), alarm activation, Amber Township. – 7:19 a.m., (MCSO), one-vehicle crash, no injury, Decker…

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Crash victim helps track down fleeing drunk driver.

January 3, 2020

Crash victim helps track down fleeing drunk driver. #MasonCountyCrime SHERMAN TOWNSHIP — The victim of a drunk driving crash helped police track down the suspect Thursday, Jan. 2, shortly after 10 a.m., according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. No injuries occurred in the crash. “A 68-year-old Holland, Michigan man was arrested after he reportedly struck a vehicle at US…

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Recent deaths, posted Jan. 3, 2020

January 3, 2020

Recent deaths, posted Jan. 3, 2020 The following recent death has been reported to MCP: Mary Louise Case, 90, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Beads & Blooms Florist, 78 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington, MI 49431; 231-425-4133 has sponsored this posting.  Listing of 2020 deaths. Listing of 2019 deaths

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Recent births, posted Jan. 3, 2020. 

January 3, 2020

Recent births, posted Jan. 3, 2020.  The following births have been reported: (Unless indicated otherwise, births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital). Lucy Paul Chavalia, the daughter of Lacie Sroka and Chris Chavalia of Ludington, was born January 2, 2020. Landon Michael Johnson, the son of Jayme Saunders and Evan Johnson of Ludington, was born December 28, 2019. See 2019…

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The Scoop: Comedy Night fundraiser at Timbers.

January 2, 2020

The Scoop: Comedy Night fundraiser at Timbers. LUDINGTON — Today, on MCP’s The Scoop, Kate Krieger-Watkins speaks with Devin Carrasco, manager of the house at Timbers Bar and Grill, located at 320 S. James St., which is holding a free comedy night Saturday, Jan. 4 from 8 to 11 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for one of the restaurant’s…

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MCP, OCP, providing news since 2012.

January 2, 2020

MCP, OCP, providing news since 2012. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. Happy New Year from the team here at Mason County Press and Oceana County Press. We are thankful for every single one of our readers and our advertisers. I started MCP in January 2012 at the urging of others who wanted to see the return of locally-owned news. In 2014,…

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Possible medical condition causes Rath Avenue crash.

January 2, 2020

Possible medical condition causes Rath Avenue crash. LUDINGTON — A possible medical condition was likely the cause of a two vehicle crash on North Rath Avenue Thursday afternoon. According to Ludington Police Department Sgt. Sue Maltbie, an Audi A-4 driven by an elderly male had turned north onto Rath Avenue after traveling westbound on Filer Street. The Audi then crossed…

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Man arrested for disorderly conduct at gas station.

January 2, 2020

Man arrested for disorderly conduct at gas station. #MasonCountyCrime Police news is a presentation of Lenz-Balder Insurance, offering Nationwide Insurance, 201 E. Court St., Ludington, 231-845-6279, www.lenzbalderins.com.  AMBER TOWNSHIP — A 31-year-old Ludington man was arrested for disorderly person and bond violation by Mason County sheriff’s deputies following a 911 call from an employee of the Meijer Gas Station on…

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New Year’s Eve celebration was overall safe holiday, few arrests. 

January 2, 2020

New Year’s Eve celebration was overall safe holiday, few arrests.  LUDINGTON — The organizers of the 2019 New Year’s Eve Drive Safe, Drive Sober campaign have declared it another success. The campaign offered free bus rides, taxi rides and towing. A total of 1,244 individuals were transported to and from their NYE destinations, rather than driving themselves and 16 of…

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Cloudy Friday, Saturday; snow likely Sunday.

January 2, 2020

Cloudy Friday, Saturday; snow likely Sunday. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Cloudy tonight. Low temperature of 31 degrees. Low temperature tonight of 28 degrees. Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. Cloudy High 36; low 28. Precipitation: 10% day; 10% evening. Wind: NNW 4 mph day; NNE 2 mph evening. Humidity: 79% day; 86% evening. Sunrise: 8:19 a.m.; sunset: 5:19 p.m. Saturday, Jan.…

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