Obit: Laura Lamrock, 103, Scottville.

September 8, 2014

Laura M. Lamrock aged 103 of Scottville, passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.  Laura was born on November 4, 1910 in Mason County to Charles and Anna (Pleiness) Stoevsand, and attended Fern School in Eden Township.  Her first marriage was to Wilbur Matthews, and he preceded her in death in 1932.  She later married Phillip Lamrock on…

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2 arrested for OWI.

September 8, 2014

The Sheriff’s Report is brought to you by Carter Lumber, 2323 U.S. 10-31, Ludington, 231-757-9000;www.carterlumber.com. Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two people over the weekend for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. A 52-year-old Ludington man was arrested on Saturday at 11:14 p.m. following a traffic stop at Conrad and Stiles roads in Amber Township. A 59-year-old Ludington man was…

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Scottville may charge homeowners for grinder pump maintenance.

September 8, 2014

SCOTTVILLE — City residents who have a sewer grinder pump on their property will most likely have to cover the expenses of maintaining the pumps for now on. The city commission is expected to pass a recommendation from the city’s infrastructure committee that changes the city’s policy. City Manager Amy Williams said the issue affects 17 homes. “In the early…

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Scottville likely to raise Riverside Park camping rates.

September 8, 2014

SCOTTVILLE — City commission is expected to approve raising Riverside Park camping rates during its regular meeting tonight. Camping rates at the city-owned park have not been increased since 2006, with the exception of seasonal camping rates which were raised slightly a few years ago, according to City Manager Amy Williams. “The park has some increased costs that hadn’t been…

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Labor daze.

September 7, 2014
Labor daze.

Moonlighting. A blog by Judy Cools. Yes, I know that Labor Day doesn’t signal a day of really hard work, or the time for birthing babies.  It’s a nod to the unions and to workers, and their contribution to our society.  However, our Labor Day weekend was of a different sort than celebrating the nation’s workers and flipping some food…

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Hops harvesting in full swing.

September 6, 2014
Hops harvesting in full swing.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  CARR SETTLEMENT — The end of August and beginning of September means harvest season for area hops farms. Out on the eastern county line, Blake and Anna Tyndall, along with several helpers, have been busy harvesting at Carr Creek Hops Farm on Tyndall Road. The centennial farm (Anna’s family, the Tyndalls, have owned the farm for…

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79th District Court arraignments.

September 5, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned recently in front of the 79th District Court Magistrate: Felony – Aidan Scott Hegg, 17, of 112 E. Main St., Hart, was arrested Aug. 27 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) for a felony of assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer and misdemeanors of possession of marijuana and minor in…

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79th District Court news.

September 5, 2014
79th District Court news.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced recently in 79th District Court: – Hillary Nicole Adams, 23, of 3581 45th St., Hamilton, Mich., pled no contest Aug. 26 to operating while impaired by liquor. She was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; outpatient treatment; $1,335 in fines and costs; 93…

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Small business marketing solutions right here at MCP.

September 5, 2014
Small business marketing solutions right here at MCP.

Do you own a business in Mason or Oceana counties and want to increase your marketing at an affordable price? Do you know that the largest spending group are those between the ages of 25 and 55? This is also the age group that predominantly relies on the Internet for its news and information. Sixty-seven percent of the readers of…

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Pentwater Citizen of the Year dinner Sept. 18.

September 5, 2014
Pentwater Citizen of the Year dinner Sept. 18.

PENTWATER — Dr. Dave Roseman is the Pentwater Citizen of the Year, and in honor of his accomplishment a dinner is set for Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Pentwater Yacht Club. Tickets are available at the Pentwater Village Hall and through the Pentwater Service Club. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Menu choices are…

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Mom 2 Mom sale.

September 5, 2014

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — Ludington Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) will hold its seventh Mom 2 Mom Sale on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 121 N. Nelson Rd. from 8 a.m .to noon. Vendor tables can be secured for $25 each. Table contracts are available on the Ludington Mom 2 Mom Sale Facebook page, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, or by…

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Harvest Festival queen candidates still needed.

September 5, 2014

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Harvest Festival queen competition is still looking for candidates. First rehearsal was held earlier this week but more candidates are being sought. The queen competition has been a tradition with the festival for several decades. It is open to women ages 16- to 20-years-old who reside in Mason County and attend Mason County Central High School,…

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Too tired to drive?

September 5, 2014
Too tired to drive?

Good Neighbor Tips from Erin Doan, State Farm Insurance, Scottville.  Talking, texting and drinking are common car-crash culprits, but there’s another lesser-known cause: fatigue. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and National Sleep Foundation, drowsy driving causes more than 100,000 crashes each year that result in nearly 71,000 injuries and 1,550 fatalities. Recognizing the dangers of drowsy…

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Welcome to the world! Recent births.

September 4, 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! Brock Alfred Dotson, the son of Betsy and Brian Dotson of Ludington, was born Aug. 30, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Lux Jacquelyn Terryn, the daughter of Rachel Krieger and Jason Terryn of Ludington, was born Sept. 3,…

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Second Love Ludington mural brightens up bland space.

September 4, 2014
Second Love Ludington mural brightens up bland space.

By Kate Krieger. MCP Senior Correspondent. LUDINGTON – A building that has been rather bland the past few years is getting a splash of color. The building which once housed Ludington Rec bowling alley is the site of the second of two Love Ludington graffiti murals. Earlier in the summer, a mural was painted on the former Napa building’s east…

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