Fetters to enter plea tonight; family wants leniency

November 27, 2013
Fetters to enter plea tonight; family wants leniency

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Lowell Fetters is expected to accept a plea agreement tonight in 51st Circuit Court. The following exclusive interview was prepared to be posted this weekend in preparation of the scheduled trial of Lowell Fetters, the man accused of shooting Ludington Police Sgt. David Maltbie. Fetters is now scheduled to enter a plea agreement tonight…

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Salvation Army ‘Fill the Truck’ Toy Drive

November 27, 2013

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. – Walmart and The Salvation Army announced today the second annual Fill the Truck Toy Drive, which will bring hundreds of thousands of toys to children across the country. The toy drive kicks off on Nov. 29 and is part of Walmart’s long-standing partnership with The Salvation Army, which also includes the iconic red kettle campaign. The…

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Sheriff’s report, Nov. 25, 2013

November 27, 2013

The following was the activity of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office from Nov. 25, 2013: – 4:52 a.m.: Alarm activation, 900 block of North U.S. 31, Custer Township. – 6:40 a.m.: Single vehicle crash, no injuries, Chauvez and Hogenson roads, Riverton Township; vehicle slide off roadway and into ditch. – 11:46 a.m.: Two vehicle crash, no injuries, northbound U.S. 31…

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Lake effect snow advisory issued until Thursday

November 27, 2013
Lake effect snow advisory issued until Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a lake effect snow advisory until 1 a.m. Thursday: … LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST THURSDAY… HAZARDOUS WEATHER… * LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE WITH 1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW TONIGHT. AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES IS EXPECTED BY WEDNESDAY EVENING… BRINGING STORM TOTALS TO…

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WSCC ensembles present holiday concerts

November 26, 2013
WSCC ensembles present holiday concerts

VICTORY TWP. — West Shore Community College’s musical ensembles will be featured in four holiday performances throughout the area starting Dec. 5. According to Associate Professor Ted Malt, who leads the college’s music department, members of the musical ensembles travel from throughout Western Michigan to rehearse every week during a semester. “Members of these groups represent nearly 200 students and community…

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Welcome to the world… Isaac, Silas and Avie

November 26, 2013
Welcome to the world… Isaac, Silas and Avie

Welcome to the world… Isaac Gordon Briggs, the son of Sarah and Daniel Briggs of Scottville, was born November 21, 2013 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Silas Daniel-George Case, the son of Amber Mason and Melvin Case of Scottville, was born November 25, 2013 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Avie Elizabeth Young, the daughter of Jessica and Daniel Young of Ludington, was born…

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Discover Club at Ludington library

November 26, 2013

LUDINGTON — Children in second through fifth grades are invited to join Discovery Club at the Mason County District Library in Ludington.  Retired teacher Kathy Radtke will lead students as they explore our world through books, games, art, and other activities.  For the 2013-2014 school year, the theme is Discovering Michigan. On Wednesday, December 11, 4 p.m., create handmade Michigan Christmas ornaments to decorate the library and…

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2 injured during U.S. 31 crash

November 26, 2013
2 injured during U.S. 31 crash

GRANT TWP. — Icy conditions are being blamed for a crash on North U.S. 31 Tuesday night. Two people were transported to the hospital following the crash that occurred around 6:30 p.m. just south of Forest Trail Road. The crash occurred when the 68-year-old male driver of a Ford pickup truck lost control of the truck while heading north on…

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Amber man pleads to CSC, faces 30 years in prison

November 26, 2013
Amber man pleads to CSC, faces 30 years in prison

Editor’s Note: The topic of the following article is in relation to a man who has pleaded guilty for criminal sexual conduct against a child. MCP’s policy is to not post the names of the victims involved in sexual crimes. This story may include details that some consider too graphic. If you are uncomfortable with such topics, please do not…

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Letter: Rotta’s actions are hurting Ludington

November 26, 2013

Letter to the Editor. By Wallace Cain, Ludington. Tom Rotta is suing the City of Ludington again. This time for not properly posting a city council meeting notice in May and thus being in violation of the Open Meetings Act. I was at that meeting. The meeting was held in the afternoon to allow 3rd graders from Foster Elementary School…

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Rotta serves councilors, mayor for law suit

November 26, 2013
Rotta serves councilors, mayor for law suit

LUDINGTON — Tom Rotta is another step closer to having his day in court with select Ludington City Council members and Mayor John Henderson. During the Nov. 12 regular meeting of the city council, Rotta stated he was filing a law suit in 79th District Court alleging that the council and mayor proceeded with business during a special meeting of…

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House of Flavors granted tax abatement

November 26, 2013

LUDINGTON — During its regular meeting Monday, the Ludington City Council approved a request for House of Flavors ice cream manufacturer to receive two tax abatements. The approval came following a public hearing, which allowed citizens an opportunity to voice their views on the request. House of Flavors is building an addition to build a new boiler system at its…

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Ludington holiday parade and small business Saturday is Nov. 30

November 26, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Downtown Ludington Board, will hold its Aglow on the Avenue holiday parade on Saturday, November 30 to welcome Santa to town and to begin the holiday season. The parade will step-off at a new time, 6 p.m. and will travel east along Ludington Avenue from Gaylord…

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Ludington couple arrested for stealing purse in Fruitport mall

November 26, 2013
Ludington couple arrested for stealing purse in Fruitport mall

  MUSKEGON COUNTY — A Ludington couple has been charged in connection to a purse stealing. Husband and wife Christopher Wayne Bailey and Tina Ann Bailey were arraigned in Muskegon County for allegedly stealing a 78-year-old woman’s purse June 22 in Sears at The Lakes Mall, MLive.com is reporting. Christopher Wayne Bailey, 40, was arraigned in two separate felony cases…

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The not-so-perfect perfect home

November 26, 2013
The not-so-perfect perfect home

The Kitchen Sink. A blog by Stephanie Wagner. We did it.  Last week, we moved. Any of you who have followed my blog know that this has been an emotional process of ups and downs that began last February.  We made the decision in September to stay put, remodel our current space to meet our needs, and sleep soundly knowing…

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