911 millage passes

August 5, 2014

The Mason-Oceana 911 millage request passed in both Mason and Oceana counties. The .14 mill request passed 4,146-1,108 in Mason County and 2,656-1,187 in Oceana County. “I’m very pleased”, said Mason-Oceana 911 Director Ray Hasil.  “This has been a difficult journey for the employees and 911 Board that started almost one year ago”. The new millage request will help fund…

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Senior center art and history tour

August 5, 2014

The Scottville Area Senior Center is offering a day of art, nature and history on Tuesday, Aug. 19. The day will include a visit to Shagway Arts Barn and Nature Trails near Hamlin Lake and also a trip to the Ludington State Park for a walk and history lesson around the Sauble River. The Ludington State Park was once a…

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Election results

August 5, 2014

Here are the election results for Mason County, with the exception of the multi-county issues: A total of 5,373 ballots were cast out of 22,538 registered voters, accounting for 24 percent of the electorate. County Commission District 1: Wally Taranko, 319; Susan Boes, 257. County Commission District 5: Steven Hull, 394; Mary Nichols, 303. Pere Marquette Township Supervisor: Paul Keson,…

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First day of the fair

August 5, 2014
First day of the fair

MCP’s coverage of the 78th Western Michigan Fair is brought to you through the generous support of FloraCraft of Ludington, www.FloraCraft.com and Squires Family Chiropractic, 414 E. U.S. 10, Scottville; 231-757-3356; www.squireschiropractic.com  PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — The 2014 Western Michigan Fair got underway Tuesday with crowds of people packing the Mason County Fairgrounds Tuesday night. The day was dollar day with the first…

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Welcome to the world! Recent births

August 5, 2014
Welcome to the world! Recent births

  Birth announcements are sponsored by ABC Kidz/Purple Monkey, 123 E. Ludington Ave. Check them out here on Facebook.  Welcome to the world! Mikel Anthony McClure, the son of Kera McClure of Ludington, was born July 28, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Easton Thomas Paniucki, the son of Collette Rodriguez and Thomas Paniucki Jr. of Ludington, was born July 29,…

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Obit: Melissa Sue Fralic, 33, Hart

August 5, 2014
Obit: Melissa Sue Fralic, 33, Hart

Melissa Sue Fralic, aged 33 of Hart, entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 2, 2014 with her loving family by her side.  Melissa was born on March 10, 1981 in Manistee, the daughter of Melvin and Linda (Wresinski) Kruse, and graduated from Manistee High School with the class of 1999.  She attended Central Michigan University, earning…

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Driver trapped after Nurnberg Road crash

August 5, 2014
Driver trapped after Nurnberg Road crash

GRANT TWP. — The driver of a pickup truck was trapped inside his vehicle after the vehicle rolled to its side on Nurnberg Road. The crash occurred around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The red Toyota Tacoma was traveling east on the gravel road when it apparently left the road, crashed into numerous trees and then landed on its side. The male…

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4-H swine winners

August 5, 2014
4-H swine winners

MCP’s coverage of the 78th Western Michigan Fair is brought to you through the generous support of FloraCraft of Ludington, www.FloraCraft.com and Squires Family Chiropractic, 414 E. U.S. 10, Scottville; 231-757-3356; www.squireschiropractic.com  The fair opened today and continues through Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Mason County Fairgrounds on U.S. 10 east of Ludington. 

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Scottville man arrested for felony assault

August 5, 2014
Scottville man arrested for felony assault

The Sheriff’s Report is brought to you by Carter Lumber, 2323 U.S. 10-31, Ludington, 231-757-9000; www.carterlumber.com. BRANCH TWP. — Deputies from Mason County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 53-year-old Scottville man Monday on the charge of felony assault/damaged property. The arrest took place at Bockstanz and Campbell roads after deputies and Michigan State Police troopers responded to a citizen’s call regarding…

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Thunderstorms possible this afternoon

August 5, 2014
Thunderstorms possible this afternoon

The weather is brought to you by Urka Auto Center, 3736 W. U.S. 10, Ludington, www.urkaautos.com.  Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014: Some sunshine with a thunderstorm or two possible this afternoon. High 76F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Tonight: Generally clear skies. Low 56F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Sunrise: 6:38 a.m.  Sunset: 9:04 p.m.  Wednesday,…

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4-H sheep winners

August 4, 2014
4-H sheep winners

MCP’s coverage of the 78th Western Michigan Fair is brought to you through the generous support of FloraCraft of Ludington, www.FloraCraft.com and Squires Family Chiropractic, 414 E. U.S. 10, Scottville; 231-757-3356; www.squireschiropractic.com. The fair will be held Tuesday, Aug. 5 through Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Mason County Fairgrounds on U.S. 10 east of Ludington.   

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4-H beef winners

August 4, 2014
4-H beef winners

MCP’s coverage of the 78th Western Michigan Fair is brought to you through the generous support of FloraCraft of Ludington, www.FloraCraft.com and Squires Family Chiropractic, 414 E. U.S. 10, Scottville; 231-757-3356; www.squireschiropractic.com. The fair will be held Tuesday, Aug. 5 through Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Mason County Fairgrounds on U.S. 10 east of Ludington.                 …

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4-H rabbit winners

August 4, 2014
4-H rabbit winners

MCP’s coverage of the 78th Western Michigan Fair is brought to you through the generous support of FloraCraft of Ludington, www.FloraCraft.com and Squires Family Chiropractic, 414 E. U.S. 10, Scottville; 231-757-3356; www.squireschiropractic.com. The fair will be held Tuesday, Aug. 5 through Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Mason County Fairgrounds on U.S. 10 east of Ludington.           

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Homeless man charged with arson

August 4, 2014
Homeless man charged with arson

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — George William Winters, 60, was arrested by Mason County Sheriff’s Office at 5:57 a.m. Saturday after he allegedly set two camp tents on fire on private property on South Jebavy Drive. According to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole, the incident occurred after an argument between Winters and the owners of the tents. The area is known…

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Election is Tuesday, here is what you are voting for

August 4, 2014

LUDINGTON — Mason County Press and Oceana County Press, in collaboration with WMOM-FM 102.7, will be covering Tuesday’s election results live from the Mason County, Lake County and Oceana County courthouses. Results will be posted on Facebook and Twitter as they are received. The two most watched races will likely be the 51st Circuit Court judge primary and the Mason-Oceana…

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