Clown Band begins 65th season

February 7, 2012
Clown Band begins 65th season

  By ROB ALWAY mcp.com editor   SCOTTVILLE – Season number 65 of the Scottville Clown Band began Tuesday night as the band started its practice season at the Scottville Optimist Center.   This will be my 26th year with the band. I was 15 years-old when I was “drafted” into the Clown Band. My oldest brother, Tom, had been…

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Dinner theater this weekend at arts center

February 7, 2012
Dinner theater this weekend at arts center

Lakeside Civic Players Present “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!” The Perfect Gift for Valentine’s Day   LUDINGTON – Lakeside Civic Players is giving a perfect Valentine’s gift to the area with its production of one of Off-Broadway’s longest-running musicals, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!”     The show debuted last weekend at the Ludington Area Center for…

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Living in B-Flat: The Millers Arrive

February 7, 2012
Living in B-Flat: The Millers Arrive

Editor’s Note: I don’t remember when I first met Bruce Miller. It must have been a long time ago since I was in the same grade as his daughter. But, what I mainly know Bruce from is being a fellow member of the Scottville Clown Band. Bruce’s witty tales and jokes have entertained the band members for many years. He…

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A not so religious religion page

February 5, 2012
A not so religious religion page

  Editor’s Note: My vision for this section is to feature different area pastors who will discuss faith. Regularly contributing will be Pastor Henrik Lidman, senior pastor of Prayer and Praise Assembly of God, 509 N. Staffon St., Ludington. For full disclosure, Henrik is my pastor and also one of my best friends. Henrik was born and raised in Sweden.…

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Life in Riverton: A February warm spell

February 5, 2012
Life in Riverton: A February warm spell

    By CARMELITTA TIFFANY mcp.com columnist   It was a glorious day here today, Saturday, Feb. 4 – one that would have made the groundhog really confused. I actually got a bit sunburned by staying outside for the majority of the afternoon, trimming roses and cleaning up the yard. A coat was too heavy for me, so I pulled…

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Connecting the Dots: Just like life

February 5, 2012
Connecting the Dots: Just like life

  By ERIN OUTCALT mcp.com columnist     I always enjoyed tracing out connect the dot pictures as a child. At first glance all I could see were a bunch of dots on the page that were supposed to form something. What an exciting mystery! I would position my pencil at the starting point not knowing how the picture would…

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Living Outdoors: God’s Creatures Taxidermy

February 4, 2012
Living Outdoors: God’s Creatures Taxidermy

  By STEVE MARTINEZ mcp.com columnist     Standing in the living room of this Victory township Home, I am surrounded by wildlife: paintings of a whitetail deer on one wall and one of a wild turkey hanging over the fireplace. Both were painted by Cris Hansen. Mounted fish also hang on the walls, a pair of steelhead with a driftwood backer…

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Troop’s Tips by Lt. Matt Bryant, HFD

February 3, 2012
Troop’s Tips by Lt. Matt Bryant, HFD

Editor’s Note: Matt Bryant is a lieutenant on the Hamlin Twp. Fire Dept. He also serves on the Mason-Oceana 911 board and is the owner of Bryant Irrigation. He acquired the nickname “Troop” from his days in the Marine Corps. In this column, Matt will provide information about safety, particularly in cases that may involve the fire department.     Wood…

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Get off the Couch — Explore Michigan with Joan Young

February 2, 2012
Get off the Couch — Explore Michigan with Joan Young

  Editor’s Note: I am very happy to introduce you to Joan Young of Amber Township. Last week, you may recall, I featured Joan in a story about her new fiction novel (click here for link). Beginning today, Joan will be writing about one of her passions, the outdoors. Joan holds the record as being the first woman to ever hike…

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Renovate! Kitchens

February 1, 2012
Renovate! Kitchens

  Renovate!  By CHRISTIAN COOK   Q. We live in a turn-of-the-century farm house and are hoping to improve the very dated kitchen. I know that the kitchen is the heart of our home and a major factor in its equity. I have heard of kitchens costing as little as a couple thousand dollars and that the high side is…

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Be alert when shopping: Cop Corner with Kim Cole

January 31, 2012
Be alert when shopping: Cop Corner with Kim Cole

COP CORNER By Sgt. KIM COLE Shop­ping is both fun and nec­es­sary, but there are good rea­sons to keep a watch­ful eye; there are  many dis­trac­tions and the bad guys love distractions:   Always be aware of your sur­round­ings: observe and make men­tal notes on things that look out of place Have you seen the same per­son in sev­eral places as you move from one…

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From the editor: The best and worst of our area

January 31, 2012
From the editor: The best and worst of our area

By ROB ALWAY mcp.com editor   This past weekend saw the best and the worst of people in our area.     The best, being the Scottville Blizzard Blast. It’s always great to have an event like this in the middle of winter. We stopped in at the tail end of the pancake breakfast where lots of volunteers were cleaning…

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Obituary: Dale Ronald Rinkevicz of Scottville

January 30, 2012
Obituary: Dale Ronald Rinkevicz of Scottville

Dale Ronald Rinkevicz, 48 of Scottville, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 28, 2012.  Dale was born February 4, 1963 to Ronald & Donna (Petersen) Rinkevicz, the second of five children.  He grew up on the family dairy farm, always eager to help and be the big brother.  He graduated from Mason County Central High School in 1981 and joined the United States…

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Update: Double homicide in Victory Township

January 30, 2012
Update: Double homicide in Victory Township

NAMES OF SUSPECTS RELEASED   By ROB ALWAY mcp.com editor   VICTORY TWP. — Law enforcement officials have released the identities of the two suspects arrested in connection with the murder on North Amber Road Friday night. According to a press release from the Ohio County, Ky. Sheriff’s Office, Patrick M. Bentley, 21, and Lashawn M. Whipple, 18, were arrested…

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UPDATE: Two held on homicide charges in Kentucky

January 29, 2012
UPDATE: Two held on homicide charges in Kentucky

UPDATE   By ROB ALWAY mcp.com editor   VICTORY TWP. — Two Mason County residents are being held in a Kentucky jail on open murder charges, for an incident that occurred here Friday night.     Deputies from the Mason County Sheriff’s Department responded to a well-being check at a single-wide mobile home at 3046 N. Amber Rd. approximately 9:30 p.m.…

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The Scoop: Ludington State Park

Legally Speaking: Consent to search

The Scoop: Sheriff Kim Cole