Blues Night

August 5, 2012
Blues Night

Several hundred people chanced the weather Saturday night to listen to some great blues at Ludington Waterfront Park. The concert, part of West Shore Bank’s Rhythm & Dunes series, featured Sharrie Williams and Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys. Photos by www.alwayphotography.com.   

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Lost in the system, grandparents raising grandchildren

August 3, 2012
Lost in the system, grandparents raising grandchildren

CUSTER TWP. – Jan and Ed Wagner raised three children, two daughters and a son. They worked hard their entire lives and looked forward to spending their retirement in their house near the Pere Marquette River. That retirement would be spent exploring the country and spending time with their three children and six grandchildren. They did not anticipate, in their…

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39th old engine show begins today

August 2, 2012
39th old engine show begins today

SCOTTVILLE – I’m not sure I remember a time in my life when I haven’t heard the sputter of a John Deere 2-cylinder tractor. This is a sound that reminds me of home. Ever since I can remember, my dad has been a member of the Western Michigan Old Engine Club. The club started on the Donahue farm in Pere…

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The Clydesdales are coming; Ludington Beverage celebrates anniversary

August 1, 2012
The Clydesdales are coming; Ludington Beverage celebrates anniversary

The Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to the area in celebration of Ludington Beverage’s 75th anniversary as a Budweiser distributor. Much of the Clydesdales’ visit will coincide with next week’s Pentwater Homecoming festivities beginning Wednesday with a march through downtown and display at the Village Green from 5 to 7 p.m. During that time the public will have the opportunity to…

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Accused cop shooter’s prelim postponed

August 1, 2012
Accused cop shooter’s prelim postponed

LUDINGTON – The preliminary court examination of Lowell Fetters has been delayed. Fetters is accused of shooting Ludington Police Sgt. Dave Maltbie, and shooting at other police officers, along with several other crimes. Fetters’ prelim was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today. Fetters sat in the courtroom, his family members – who did not speak to him – sat behind him,…

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Turbines and compensation top of discussion for commissioners at forum

July 31, 2012
Turbines and compensation top of discussion for commissioners at forum

LUDINGTON – Wind turbines and commissioner compensation were the dominant topics of discussion Tuesday night for county commissioner candidates. All but one of the candidates running for county commission attended a candidates’ forum at Ludington City Park. Commissioner Rich Morong, who is running for District 6, did not attend Tuesday’s forum, nor did he attend last week’s forum sponsored by…

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Cole receives endorsements from 3 former sheriffs, road patrol and corrections staff

July 31, 2012
Cole receives endorsements from 3 former sheriffs, road patrol and corrections staff

  Three former Mason County sheriffs have endorsed Kim Cole for sheriff. A letter was recently printed on a Facebook site with two of the sheriffs’ written endorsements. Bob Englebrecht, Larry Steward and Laude Hartrum have all publicly endorsed Cole. “In 1985 Kim and I began working together as marine officers at the sheriff’s office,” Hartrum wrote. “Over the next…

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Lighting up the fair

July 30, 2012
Lighting up the fair

The Western Michigan Fair ended Saturday night. The week saw the most significant rain the area has had all summer, which was not good for the fair but good for the farmers. John Mickevich took this picture of the midway Saturday night.

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Another candidates’ forum Tuesday

July 30, 2012

There will be another candidates’ forum Tuesday evening at Ludington City Park. Last week MasonCountyPress.com and WMOM FM 102.7 presented the first area forum, which was held in Scottville. The forum focused mainly on the Aug. 7 primary. This week’s forum is sponsored by another media outlet. We believe it is important for the voters to be informed which is…

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Manitowoc in Ludington

July 30, 2012
Manitowoc in Ludington

The freighter Manitowoc visited Ludington harbor Saturday afternoon. Photo by Rob Alway    

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Mason County Soccer registration Aug. 8

July 30, 2012

Mason County Soccer AYSO Region 1308 Fall Registration will be August 8, 2012 at Amber Town Hall on Amber Road from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $45.00 and there is a sibling discount. Any child 4 to 18 years old is eligible, must be 4 by July 31, 2012. Go to www.masoncountysoccer.org to print forms. Bring forms and…

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Eastern Star members plan craft show

July 26, 2012

The Scottville-Ludington chapter No. 327, Order of the Eastern Stars and Ludington Community Church will hold a craft fair, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will be held at the church, 109 N. Harrison. For more information contact Diane Swathwood at 231-843-3610 or Mary Carlson at 231-425-4255.

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Quiet and nearby- Oceana’s Black Lake

July 26, 2012
Quiet and nearby- Oceana’s Black Lake

Black Lake in Oceana County is an inland lake of 26 acres located north of Walkerville on 176th Ave. Oceana County operates a small campground there, and day use is always allowed, free. There are 11 electric and 3 non-electric campsites, but you want to be sure to reserve early, because the sites fill quickly. Many campers rent by the…

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West Shore Bank presents free concert series, beginning Saturday

July 25, 2012
West Shore Bank presents free concert series, beginning Saturday

LUDINGTON – West Shore Bank announces the inaugural year of West Shore Bank’s Rhythm & Dunes, a set of free summer community concerts being held on Saturday, July 28, and Saturday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Waterfront Park Pavilion. “The Bank is excited about this opportunity to expand their traditional community involvement and to reinforce their reputation as…

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Nellis and Krieger offer different types of experience to probate judgeship

July 24, 2012
Nellis and Krieger offer different types of experience to probate judgeship

Story and Photos by Rob Alway, Editor SCOTTVILLE – About 150 people attended Monday’s Candidates’ Forum at the Scottville Clown Band Shell. The event was sponsored by MasonCountyPress.com and WMOM FM 102.7. Participants included several of the county commissioner district races, county treasurer, county surveyor, clerk, prosecutor, register of deeds, probate judge and sheriff. During the event, audience members were…

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