Details released on kidnap suspect’s arrest

February 13, 2012

By ROB ALWAY mcp.com editor   The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is starting to release details on how law enforcement agencies were able to locate and arrest Mark Allan McCallum, who is charged with parental kidnapping.   The 52-year-old Hamlin Township resident was wanted by law enforcement after he failed to return his 4-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter Thursday to…

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14-year-old dies in Sunday accident

February 13, 2012

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — A 14-year-old Lansing boy was killed as a result of a traffic crash Sunday morning on U.S. 10 east of Pere Marqette highway. A vehicle had stopped in the center lane of U.S. 10 and Darius Vanbrook exited the vehicle and began to cross the eastbound lanes where he was struck by a pick-up truck driven…

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Children safe, father arrested

February 12, 2012

Hamlin Township resident Mark McCallum is in custody and his two children are safe today. Mason County Sheriff Jeff Fiers told the mcp.com that McCallum was arrested in Key West, Fla. this afternoon where he was found with Douglas McCallum, 4, and Shelby McCallum, 2.   The children were reported missing Thursday after Mark McCallum did not show up for…

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Dad caught, children safe

February 12, 2012

Mark McCallum has been caught. The Hamlin Twp. Resident accused of kidnapping his son and daughter was arrested today in Key West, according to Mason County Sheriff Jeff Fiers. More details to come.

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Connecting the Dots: The love tree

February 12, 2012
Connecting the Dots: The love tree

  By ERIN OUTCALT mcp.com columnist   I have to admit that I love playing games on Facebook. You know the ones that seem to bring one “challenge” after another to keep you hooked building your own farm, city or kingdom? For the holidays there are always special items you can earn and decorate your virtual kingdom with to give…

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Have you seen these two children?

February 10, 2012
Have you seen these two children?

                          Editor’s Note: We are going to continue to repeat this story because we believe it is important for new viewers to see this. We are encouraging you to press “share” down below to spread the word about this case.   LUDINGTON – Four-year-old Douglas McCallum and his…

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UPDATE: 2 children missing in alleged parental kidnapping

February 10, 2012
UPDATE: 2 children missing in alleged parental kidnapping

LUDINGTON – Two children are reported missing in what is being described as a parental kidnapping case.   Douglas McCallum, 4, and Shelby McCallum, 2, were last known to be with their father, Mark McCallum, 52, on Wednesday, according to reports.   McCallum did not show up for a custody exchange Thursday, which is when Mason County Sheriff’s Office was…

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2 children missing

February 10, 2012

LUDINGTON – Two children are reported missing in what is being described as a parental kidnapping case.   Douglas McCallum, 4, and Shelby McCallum, 2, were last known to be with their father, Mark McCallum, 52, on Wednesday, according to reports.   McCallum did not show up for a custody exchange Thursday, which is when Mason County Sheriff’s Office was…

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February 9, 2012

  By KIM COLE The “boomer” generation is aging and represents a large percentage of the population. As they transition, we see a higher number of people who live at home alone or with their pets for a multitude of reasons. The following are several tips to insure personal and property security: Do something different everyday. For at least one hour,…

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Home Tips: Lowering heating costs

February 9, 2012
Home Tips: Lowering heating costs

  By MIKE ROBERSON mcp.com columnist   We all wish our home could cost us less. Our homes are usually our biggest investment and our greatest cost. Every home is different, but I find some very common elements in inefficient homes. Here are some Home Tips of the most common things I find in homes that you can do to…

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Get off the Couch — Explore Michigan: Arcadia Bluffs

February 9, 2012
Get off the Couch — Explore Michigan: Arcadia Bluffs

  Arcadia Bluffs Overlook – Arcadia     By JOAN H. YOUNG mcp.com columnist     Near the northen border of Manistee County is a roadside park that’s worth a visit any time you are passing by. It’s even great as a destination for a picnic, a sunset viewing, or as part of a visit to some of the attractions…

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Sunset reflections

February 8, 2012
Sunset reflections

John Mickevich of Ludington sent in this photograph of the sun setting this evening. In the foreground is the sculpture “Reflections” located in Ludington Waterfront Park. The 17-foot tall stainless steel said was created by artist Irina Koukhanova.  

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Fire damages Grant Twp. house

February 8, 2012
Fire damages Grant Twp. house

mcp.com editor   GRANT TWP. – A Free Soil area man is homeless today after fire severely damaged his East Treml Road house.   “I was getting ready to lay down for a bit when I noticed smoke near my woodstove,” Jim Perry said on the scene. “.I didn’t have a fire in the stove but then I saw flames.…

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Troop’s Tips: Staying safe on the ice

February 8, 2012
Troop’s Tips: Staying safe on the ice

    By Lt. MATT BRYANT mcp.com columnist       What can you say to this winter? Where are you and what did you do with the ice? I myself love to fish the frozen waters of our area here in Mason County. So far this year I have chosen not to press my luck.  The warmer than normal temperatures with wind have…

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House fire in Grant Twp.

February 8, 2012
House fire in Grant Twp.

On scene at a house fire on East Treml Road in Grant Twp.

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