Welcome to the world… Matthew, Elisha and Ariella

October 23, 2013
Welcome to the world… Matthew, Elisha and Ariella

Welcome to the world: Matthew Richard Courtland, born Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. He is the son of Ashley Miller and George Courtland of Scottville. Elisha Ruth Bush, born Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. She is the daughter of Heather and Seth Bush of Ludington. Ariella Renae Corbett, born Monday, October 21, 2013 at…

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Rain and snow mix continues today

October 23, 2013
Rain and snow mix continues today

Superior Electric Outdoor Report. Ludington and Pentwater: Cloudy with high tempertures of 45 degrees F. Showers mixed with rain and snow expected by mid-afternoon. Evening lows at 38 degrees. Humidity: 65%; wind: north-northwest at 8 mph.   Scottville: Cloudy with high temperatures of 47 degrees F. Showers mixed with rain and snow expected by mid-afternoon. Evening lows at 35 degrees…

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NO DEAL. Trooper Butterfield shooting case going to trial

October 22, 2013
NO DEAL. Trooper Butterfield shooting case going to trial

LUDINGTON — Eric Knysz of Luther was offered no plea deal from the prosecutor during a final conference hearing today in 51st Circuit Court. The 19-year-old is being charged with multiple counts in connection with the Sept. 9 murder of Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield, including murder. Several law enforcement officers, including MSP Hart Post Commander Lt. Kevin Leavitt…

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Ludington’s downtown market is the Best Choice

October 22, 2013
Ludington’s downtown market is the Best Choice

In partnership with the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce, MCP presents The Business Plan, a blog about what’s going on in Mason County’s business community. Today’s feature is on Best Choice Market, which is one of the sponsors of Business After Hours, to be held Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at AM Galleries in downtown…

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Ludington teen receives jail time for meth possession

October 22, 2013
Ludington teen receives jail time for meth possession

LUDINGTON — A Ludington teen, who is pregnant with her second child, was sentenced today for possession of methamphetamine. Danielle Angela Carnahan, 19, 317 1/2 N. James St., received a sentence of up to one year in the Mason County jail, serving three months up front with credit for serving five days. She also will be placed on probation for…

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Rocktober will be held at the arts center

October 22, 2013
Rocktober will be held at the arts center

LUDINGTON – Ludrock and 94K-Rock, in partnership with Ludington Area Center for the Arts, present the first in what is intended to be a series called Live from the LACA, Rocktober Night of Fright, a night of rock ‘n roll and Halloween fun. It will be held at the Arts Center on Saturday, October 26, doors and cash bar open…

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Obit: Alfred Boulee, 88, Hamlin Township

October 22, 2013
Obit: Alfred Boulee, 88, Hamlin Township

September 23, 1925-October 21, 2013 Alfred F. Boulee age 88 of Hamlin Township in Ludington, MI, passed away unexpectedly on October 21, 2013. He was born September 23, 1925 in Manistee, MI son of Ford and Pearl (Elmer) Boulee. He graduated in 1944 from Manistee High School and joined the U.S. Army Air Corps. Alfred was a waist gunner on…

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Accused cop killer to appear in court today

October 22, 2013
Accused cop killer to appear in court today

LUDINGTON – Eric John Knysz, the man accused of murdering Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield, is scheduled to appear in front of Judge Richard Cooper in 51st Circuit Court this afternoon. The 19-year-old Luther resident is expected to be arraigned in circuit court during a final conference hearing scheduled for 3:15 p.m. Knysz faces charges of murder of a…

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Bob Smith remembered as a business leader

October 22, 2013
Bob Smith remembered as a business leader

  SCOTTVILLE – Bob Smith is being remembered today as a great businessman and a supporter of his community. The 61-year-old owner of Smith & Eddy Insurance died Monday afternoon. However, his business, which has offices in Scottville, Ludington and Manistee, will continue on, as will his legacy. While Bob’s death was a shock to everyone, he was prepared for…

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Sheriff’s Office report, as of Oct. 21, 2013

October 22, 2013

The following report is the activity of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, October 21, 2013: 9:08 a.m.: A 53-year-old Scottville male was arrested for driving while his license was suspended (DWLS) and for possession of marijuana; Pere Marquette Highway and First Street. 3:30 p.m.: A 27-year-old Fountain male was arrested at the sheriff’s office on a warrant from…

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Carlos Alvardo: Helping those who seek the American dream

October 22, 2013
Carlos Alvardo: Helping those who seek the American dream

Carlos Alvarado Law PC is one of the sponsors of this week’s Ludington and Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. See below for details. This story is the first in our new blog series: The Business Plan, a partnership with the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce.  LUDINGTON – At the corner of Staffon and Harrison streets,…

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MCC board votes to eliminate 2 teaching positions

October 21, 2013
MCC board votes to eliminate 2 teaching positions

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.   SCOTTVILLE — By a vote of 4 to 3, the Mason County Central Board of Education voted Monday night to eliminate two math and science teaching positions, making up for a $337,920 deficit the district will have due to a reduction of 48 students. See related story here. One of the positions was the job held…

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Scottville resident raises chicken issue again

October 21, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — A Scottville resident would like to raise chickens on the property he rents on the southeast side of town. The resident, who lives at 116 E. Second St. asked the city commission to grant permission to raise up to 10 hens at the house for the purpose of producing eggs for consumption. The city’s ordinance requires permission to…

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Business leader, Bob Smith, dies

October 21, 2013
Business leader, Bob Smith, dies

SCOTTVILLE — Scottville businessman Robert “Bob” Smith died Monday afternoon. Smith was the owner of Smith & Eddy Insurance based in Scottville. He started working for his father, Robert Smith, in 1974 after graduating from Michigan State University. Over the years he grew the business from its Scottville base to include offices in Ludington and Manistee. Earlier this year, the…

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UDPATED: MCC to layoff 2 teachers

October 21, 2013
UDPATED: MCC to layoff 2 teachers

UPDATED: SCOTTVILLE – The Mason County Central Board of Education is most likely going to layoff two teachers following action during tonight’s regular monthly meeting. Superintendent Jeff Mount told the board, in a memo, that the two positions need to be cut due to the loss of students and to maintain the school’s current level of student programming and services.…

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