6 sentenced in circuit court this week

July 19, 2013
6 sentenced in circuit court this week

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON — The following defendants were sentenced this week in 51st Circuit Court: – Travis William Malone, 19, of Cooper Street Facility, Jackson, was found guilty June 4 of two counts of arson of real property; unlawful driving away of a motor vehicle; and habitual offender, second conviction. He was sentenced July 16 to two…

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Stearns Park beach closed due to weather

July 19, 2013
Stearns Park beach closed due to weather

LUDINGTON — Stearns Park beach has been closed for swimming due to a National Weather Service beach hazard. The hazard was issued at 3:39 p.m. and is in effect until 11 p.m. The following is the advisory: * HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED. * STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS… EXPECTED. * STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS… EXPECTED. * RIP CURRENTS… POSSIBLE.…

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Autism book author will be at library

July 19, 2013
Autism book author will be at library

LUDINGTON — The public is invited to meet local author Mary Ann Payne at an open house Saturday, Aug. 3, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Ludington library to celebrate the publication of her new book, “Hadley: A Mother’s Story of Autism and Hope”. In the author’s words:  “This is a collection of stories that I have written over the years regarding our daughter…

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District Court, July 17, 2013

July 19, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced this week in 79th District Court: –          Michael Lee Gonzalez, 25, of 954 E. Hile Rd., Muskegon, was found guilty July 11 of disorderly person – jostling. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail with credit for 10 days served; 90 days discretionary jail for one year; and $285…

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Arraignments, as of July 17, 2013

July 19, 2013
Arraignments, as of July 17, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned this past week in front of the magistrate of the 79th District Court.  Felonies –          Eliseo Gonzalez, 31, of 205 E. Filer St., Apt. 1, Ludington, was arrested July 10 by the Ludington Police Department (LPD) for two felony counts of capturing/distributing image. A preliminary exam is set for July 24 at…

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Human trafficking topic of presentation

July 19, 2013

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — An FBI specialist will present Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery and Victim Assistance on Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The program, held at United Methodist Church of Ludington, is being presented by Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Chapter FG and will focus on domestic minor sex trafficking.  Carmen Kucinich is a victims advocate assigned to…

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Hospital names medical officers

July 19, 2013
Hospital names medical officers

LUDINGTON — Memorial Medical Center’s board of directors has approved the officers elected by the medical staff for 2013-14. Steven Strbich, DO, will continue as the hospital’s chief of staff.  The new vice chief of staff is Darin Gurizzian, DO. Other officers are surgeon Bret Autrey, DO, secretary, and members-at-large David Gadzinski, MD, family practice, and internist Zane Knoer, DO.  …

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Windy today, heat advisory continues

July 19, 2013
Windy today, heat advisory continues

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. The area remains under a heat advisory until 8 p.m. The National Weather Service reports high temperatures this afternoon may be in the mid-90s. Scattered thunderstorms are likely later this afternoon, beginning around 4 p.m. Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 10 a.m. today. Lake…

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Salvation Army surveying its needs

July 18, 2013

LUDINGTON — Salvation Army of Ludington has been assessing itself and the communities it serves. For the past week Norman Marshall of Coles and Associates, Grand Rapids, has been in Mason County talking with various community members about what Salvation Army means to them. In order to make an effective assessment, he said he needs to have over 60 respondents.…

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First FNL is this Friday

July 18, 2013

LUDINGTON — Downtown Ludington’s popular Friday Night Live summer street fair begins this Friday. It will also be held 6 to 9 p.m. on July 19, July 26, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9. FNL features food, family activities and, of course, music. It is held on Ludington Avenue in downtown Ludington along with some of the side streets. This Friday’s…

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Suggestions to beat the heat

July 18, 2013

The heat of summer is here, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants individuals and families to be safe when faced with extended periods of high temperatures.   “A combination of high temperatures and high humidity can be dangerous and even life-threatening for people who don’t take the proper precautions,” said Andrew Velasquez III,…

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Heat advisory continues until midnight

July 18, 2013
Heat advisory continues until midnight

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. The area remains under a severe heat advisory until midnight tonight. The National Weather Service reports high temperatures this afternoon and Thursday may be in the mid-90s. This means it’s another great day to head to the beach! Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 10:30…

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WSCC announces cast of “Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits”

July 18, 2013

VICTORY TWP. — West Shore Community College’s Performing Arts Series announces its cast for the long-running off-Broadway hit musical send-up, “Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits,” to play at the Center Stage Theatre August 8 -11. “The cast we have assembled for this show is supremely stellar,” says Rick Plummer, director of the production. “Each of them brings mounds of heavy-hitting, hilarious talent in the form…

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Cutting season

July 17, 2013
Cutting season

CUSTER TWP. — Members of the Western Michigan Old Engine Club braved the 90-degree temperatures today to cut wheat for the upcoming old engine show. Just like with anything in the old engine club, they did it the old fashioned way, using antique tractors, an antique cutter and manual labor. The field, located along U.S. 10, is owned by Jim…

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Area under heat advisory

July 17, 2013
Area under heat advisory

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Most of Michigan is under a heat advisory until Thursday evening. The National Weather Service reports high temperatures this afternoon and Thursday may be in the mid-90s. This means it’s time to head to the beach! Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 11:30 a.m. today.…

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