Additional consultant hired to find new LAS super

February 5, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Ludington Area Schools board of education has hired Lynn Bollman to help continue the search for superintendent. Bollman will be working with consultant Dr. Michael Washburn. Bollman, whose resume includes superintendent of Pentwater Public Schools and Wexford-Missaukee Intermediate School District, is being added because of Washburn may not be available throughout the search process. The external job…

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1 airlifted after rollover

February 4, 2013
1 airlifted after rollover

  RIVERTON TWP. — Two people were injured as the result of a rollover crash on South Brye Road Monday night. The driver, Elizabeth Wilson, 43, Ludington, was pinned in the vehicle and had to be extricated using the Jaws of Life. She was airlifted by Aeromed, to Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. Andrew Wicklund, the 50-year-old passenger, was transported…

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Lake effect snow advisory

February 4, 2013

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a lake effect snow advisory for Mason County beginning Tuesday at 7 a.m. Below is more information:   .. LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM EST TUESDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY… WHICH IS IN EFFECT…

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Obit: Stanley Dombrouski, 94, Irons

February 4, 2013

Stanley R. Dombrouski, aged 94 of Irons, decorated veteran of World War II, passed away on Monday, January 28, 2013.  Stanley was born on August 8, 1918 in Irons to Stanley J. and Adele (Wigamiski) Dombrouski, and graduated from LutherHigh School with the class of 1937. He served his country during World War II with the United States Army in the…

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Obit: James Dobias, 97, Scottville

February 4, 2013

James “Jim” Charles Dobias, aged 97 of Scottville, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Oakview Medical Care Facility in Ludington.  Jim was born on November 6, 1915 in Baldwin to Frank and Josephine (Holkup) Dobias. He moved to Scottville in 1930 where he began farming the major part of his working life.  He graduated from ScottvilleHigh School with the class of…

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MCC forensics places in tourney

February 4, 2013

The following is submitted by Tom Richert, coach of the MasonCountyCentralHigh School forensics team. MCC traveled to BirminghamSeaholmHigh School in a mostly class A forensics tournament, and came out victorious. The team placed second out of 20 teams behind Bloomfield Andover and ahead of LakeOrionHigh School. Top finishers were: Alex Myers 2nd Place Broadcast Emma Chasse 2nd Place Dramatic Interpretation Kaitlin Dwyer 3rd Place…

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Author brings Ludington into his stories

February 4, 2013
Author brings Ludington into his stories

Will be featured at Redolencia. Story and Photo by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — A person can leave home, but rarely does home leave the person. This is true for Ray Nargis, who moved away from Ludington shortly after graduating high school in 1970. Ray is an author, poet, broadcaster and a storyteller. Much of his work includes characters and…

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MCC boys bowling team undefeated

February 4, 2013

BALDWIN – The MasonCountyCentralHigh School boys bowling team defeated Baldwin Saturday, bringing their record to 7-0. The team will be competing in individual and team competitions the next two Saturdays and then heading to Cheboygon Feb. 21 to 23 for regionals. The team includes Robert Allen, Sam Shanklin, Joe Levine, Brandon Priemer, Tristan Scribner, Matt Lammi and Skyler Levine. The…

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Garage fire

February 3, 2013
Garage fire

SCOTTVILLE — Firefighters from Scottville and Custer fire departments extinguish a garage fire at 117 W. State St. Sunday night. The fire was reported about 6 p.m. Upon arriving the unattached structure was fully engulfed. The garage appeared to be a total loss. Firefighters expected to be on scene for another hour.

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Kids fishing tourney a success

February 3, 2013
Kids fishing tourney a success

HAMLIN TWP. — Fifty-six kids attended the Michigan Ice Open Kids Fishing Tournament today. “The kids were given instructions on fishing techniques and ice safety by professional ice fishermen at the Hamlin Township Hall,” said volunteer Matt Bryant. The kids were then transported by bus to Wilson Hill Park boat launch and fished on Hamlin Lake. “Once they arrived at…

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Manistee man arrested for domestic violence in vehicle

February 3, 2013

VICTORY TOWNSHIP – Jason Lee Brady, 35, of Manistee, was arrested on the charges of domestic violence and illegal entry. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by the Michigan State Police and Mason County Sheriff’s Department following an assault that took place in a vehicle as it traveled on Fountain Road near U.S. 31 Friday night. According…

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District court

February 1, 2013

LUDINGTON — The following is a report of activity this week in 79th District Court: – Joshua Marquese Deshong, 26, 3174 Roosevelt Rd., Muskegon, was found guilty on Jan. 29 of impaired driving. He was sentenced to one day in jail and 93 days discretionary jail for one year; he must attend the next session of the Victims Impact Panel;…

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Arraignments

February 1, 2013

LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned this week in front of the magistrate in 79th District Court: – Ali Marie Johnson, 25, 503 N. William St., Ludington, was arrested Dec. 27 by Mason County Sheriff Dept. for embezzlement. Bail was set at $2,500 with a preliminary court examination of Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. – Andrew Brook Shaffer, 20, 1040…

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Brault charged for October arson

February 1, 2013
Brault charged for October arson

LUDINGTON — Marshall Jennings Brault, 19, 606 N. Gaylord Ave., has been arraigned in Mason County for an October 17, 2012 fire that destroyed a house at the corner of William and Court streets. Brault has also been charged in Oceana County for breaking and entering of the Wishing Well convenience store, which took place on Oct. 21. Brault was…

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Soccer coach charged with CSC

February 1, 2013
Soccer coach charged with CSC

LUDINGTON — Todd Lane Johnson, 39, 624 W. Hansen Road, Amber Township, has been charged by the Mason County Prosector’s office for criminal sexual conduct third degree. Johnson was the Mason County Central girls varsity soccer coach until he resigned prior to the beginning of the current school year. A Mason County Sheriff’s Department press release stated that the incident…

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