No wedding for Ariel and Sean

September 17, 2012
No wedding for Ariel and Sean

Ariel Courtland now says she won’t marry Sean Phillips, the man suspected of killing their daughter, Katherine “Baby Kate” Phillips. WOOD TV in Grand Rapids has reported that Courtland, who took out a marriage license in Ionia County last week, now says marrying Phillips “wasn’t the right thing to do.” The Michigan Department of Corrections stated last week that Courtland…

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Franz holds energy meeting tonight

September 17, 2012

SUMMIT TOWNSHIP — State Representative Ray Franz will be holding an State Energy Issues Town Hall on Monday, September 17th at Summit Township Hall located at 4560 W. Anthony Rd. Ludington.  The meeting is open to the public and will start at 6:30 p.m. Rep. Franz will be joined by the Chair of the House Standing Committee on Energy and Technology,…

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Bus ride to Art Prize

September 17, 2012

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts is offering bus service to Art Prize in Grand Rapids. Trips will take place on Thursday Sept. 27 and Saturday Oct. 6. The bus will depart from behind the Scottville Senior Center at 8:15 a.m. and from the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 N. Harrison St., at 8:30 a.m. Passengers will…

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Tyndalls’ centennial farm ventures into hops

September 15, 2012
Tyndalls’ centennial farm ventures into hops

CARR SETTLEMENT — Life on the farm changes through the years. Each generation has to find its own niche. Such is the case of the Tyndall family farm on the Mason-Lake county line. As the farm observes its centennial year Anna (Tyndall) and Blake Mazurek have become the fourth generation to own it. Anna’s parents, Carter and Mila, have retired…

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Briggs cross country meet

September 15, 2012
Briggs cross country meet

Runners come up the tree line during Saturday’s Briggs cross country meet at West Shore Community College. Photos by Bonnie Chaltron Harris  

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Children’s art workshops offered at arts center

September 15, 2012

LUDINGTON — The Ludington Area Center for the Arts will offer two Saturday children’s art workshops in late September.  The Center’s Visual Arts Committee has arranged for Fountain artist Ruth Dimmitt to lead area students in the creation of mixed media rubbings and “wood” sculpture.  The resulting “Knot Art” is a playful and expressive experience in sculpture and otherworldly landscapes…

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Court News, Sept. 13, 2014

September 14, 2012

Mason County court news as of Sept. 13, 2012 Key: MCSO: Mason County Sheriff’s Office; LPD: Ludington Police Dept.; SPD: Scottville Police Dept.; MSP: Michigan State Police; Pre: Preliminary Examination or Pre-Trial. B&E: Breaking and Entering; OUIL: Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Liquor.   51st Judicial Circuit Court, Judge Richard Cooper Jared Michael Chrysler, 22, Manistee,…

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Rotta files federal suit against Ludington

September 14, 2012

LUDINGTON — Tom Rotta has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Ludington. The lawsuit was filed Sept. 11 in District Court for Western District of Michigan in Grand Rapids by Rotta’s attorney J. Nicholas Bostic of Lansing. Rotta has been an outspoken critic of the city of Ludington since he was issued a ticket by Ludington Police Department…

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WSCC announces schedule change for Yarrow concert

September 14, 2012
WSCC announces schedule change for Yarrow concert

MANISTEE– West Shore Community College has announced a scheduling change for the Peter Yarrow concert. Due to a scheduling issue with the artist, the date for concert has been changed from Sat., Sept. 29, to Fri., Sept. 28.  The concert is at the historic Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee and curtain time remains 7:30 p.m. Yarrow, of the legendary group Peter, Paul…

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Struve and Scholtens attend state Republican convention

September 14, 2012

By Kris Struve, Victory Township Last Saturday, September 8th, at the State Republican Convention in Grand Rapids , I, Kris Struve, and Sue Scholtens were honored to represent Mason County District One.  Mason County Republican delegates elected us to go to the State Republican Convention.   We in Victory Township are now part of District One, after we were re- districted because the State and Mason County…

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MCC 7th and 8th grade basketball

September 14, 2012
MCC 7th and 8th grade basketball

Mason County Central’s 7th grade basketball team defeated Hart last Thursday 17-8 while the 8th grade team lost to Hart 16-19. Shown is a photo from the 8th grade game from Miranda.

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MCC School Board meeting Sept. 17

September 14, 2012

The Mason County Central Board of Education will meet Monday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. Below is the agenda and superintendent notes available for download. MCC Sept. 17, 2012

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Update: Fire destroys garage, car

September 13, 2012
Update: Fire destroys garage, car

AMBER TWP. — Fire destroyed a garage and antique car and damaged a house this afternoon. Tom Winters was working on his 1962 Buick Skylark at his home when the fire started. “I was just working on changing the fuel lines. I don’t know what else happened,” Winters said, sitting in his front yard watching the firefighters extinguish the fire.…

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House fire in Amber

September 13, 2012
House fire in Amber

AMBER TWP. — Fire destroyed a garage and antique car this afternoon on Hansen Road. More information to come.

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Rep. Franz hosting sportmen’s townhall meeting

September 13, 2012

With the start of fishing and hunting season upon us, State Representative Ray Franz is hosting a Sportsmen’s  townhall / meet and greet on Saturday September 15th.  Joining Representative Franz are his special guests and hunting enthusiasts Rep. Dave Agema and DNR Director Keith Creagh. Creagh was named director of the DNR in June and the position fits well into…

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