Obit: Paulina Bialek, 78, Rudyard

November 16, 2012

Paulina Florine Bialek, aged 78 of Rudyard, passed away early Sunday morning, November 11 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. She was born on December 1, 1933 to William and Louisa (VorderLandwehr) Shoup at the family home in Custer, the second of eight children. Florine was educated at Weldon Creek School, St. Simon’s in Ludington, Custer High School, and…

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Home health care allows patient to keep working

November 16, 2012
Home health care allows patient to keep working

LUDINGTON – John Pomeroy of Ludington is one of many patients throughout the region who receive medical care in their home from the Memorial Medical Center Home Care staff. His home care nurse is Debbie Swanson, RN. Swanson has helped him in visits over several months and says she hopes he’ll be ready to “graduate” from home care after a…

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Memorial home care recognized

November 16, 2012
Memorial home care recognized

LUDINGTON – Memorial Medical Center Home Care, the home care agency of the Ludington hospital, has been recognized as among the top 10 percent in the nation in patient satisfaction. The agency provides approximately 10,000 annual patient visits to homes in Mason, Oceana, Manistee and Lake counties. The local home care group received the “Five Star Excellence Award” from Professional…

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Hunter who died this morning identified

November 15, 2012

MEADE TWP. — WOOD TV 8 has identified the man who died in the Manistee National Forest Tuesday morning as Rich DeBoer of Zeeland. The Grand Rapids television station reported that DeBoer’s family contacted the TV station. DeBoer’s son found him dead in his van Tuesday morning. A family member told WOOD the two were here to go deer hunting.…

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Funeral information for John Sayles

November 15, 2012
Funeral information for John Sayles

Visitation on Saturday, November 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Pentwater Fire Department, 486 E Park St, Pentwater, and Sunday, November 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Pentwater Public School gymnasium, 600 E Park St, Pentwater. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. in the school gymnasium following the Sunday visitation. There will be a…

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First hunting related death occurs in Meade

November 15, 2012

MEADE TWP. — A 54-year-old man was the first county hunting-related death. The Zeeland resident died Thursday morning from what appeared to be asphyxiation caused by a propane heater used to warm the van he was sleeping in, a sheriff’s office report stated. The Free Soil Fire Dept. was first to respond to the man’s hunting camp around 8:30 a.m.…

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Pentwater fire captain John Sayles dies

November 15, 2012
Pentwater fire captain John Sayles dies

PENTWATER — The area lost a well-known citizen last night after John Sayles died. John was 38-years-old and leaves behind his wife, Melanie, and their three young daughters. John was a captain on the Pentwater Fire Department and was active in the Western Michigan Old Engine Club. He often drove the club’s 1920’s LaFrance fire truck in parades. According to…

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Death notice: Cunningham

November 15, 2012

Robert H. Cunningham age 91, of Ludington, passed away on November 13, 2012. The family has entrusted Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center with arrangements.

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Bentley pleads guilty to murder

November 14, 2012
Bentley pleads guilty to murder

LUDINGTON – Patrick Bentley has pleaded guilty to the Jan. 27 murder of his sister, Lacey Bentley and Fernando Ramirez. Patrick Bentley, 21, agreed to two counts of second degree murder with a 45- to 65-year prison sentence Tuesday in 51st Circuit Court. The original charges were open murder. In September Lashawn Marie Whipple, 19, pleaded guilty to second degree…

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MCC wrestlers compete in national competition

November 14, 2012
MCC wrestlers compete in national competition

SCOTTVILLE — Five Mason County Central wrestlers competed at the Border Wars Fall National Wrestling Tournament held at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.  To be eligible to compete at the tournament, each wrestler must have placed in the top four at a qualifying tournament. The tournament hosted competitors from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Florida, New…

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End of an era, WSCC to end dial-up service

November 14, 2012

VICTORY TWP. – It’s the end of an era. As of Jan. 1, 2013, West Shore Community College will discontinue its free Internet dial-up service. The college was the original dial-up Internet service provider (ISP) for the area and, for a number of years, provided it free of charge for students, faculty, and staff and for a minimal monthly fee for…

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Letter: A letter of thanks to the citizens of Mason County

November 14, 2012

Editor’s note: Mason County Press will now accept Letters to the Editor. Letters must be sent in via email to [email protected] Subject should state: Letter to the Editor. Senders must include their full name, phone number and city of residence. We reserve the right not to post. We also reserve the right to authenticate the letter.  A letter of thanks…

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The Armistice Day storm of 1940 and the mighty Pentwater heroes

November 13, 2012
The Armistice Day storm of 1940 and the mighty Pentwater heroes

A blog by Lois Scott As I stepped out on my porch on Nov. 11, I noticed the temperature gage registered a warmer 65 degrees. Had it not been for the wind blowing through the bare limbed trees, I would have found it hard to believe that this was Nov. 11. As so often happens at my age, certain things…

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Ludington considers its options in OMA suit

November 13, 2012

LUDINGTON — Ludington’s city council met in closed session Monday night to discuss a lawsuit from resident Tom Rotta. Rotta’s lawsuit alleges the city violated the Michigan Open Meetings Act (see previous stories). According to mlive.com, Ludington city attorney Richard M. Wilson Jr. said he met with the council to discuss trial or settlement strategies in response to Rotta’s lawsuit…

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County appoints deputy emergency manager

November 13, 2012
County appoints deputy emergency manager

LUDINGTON — Chris Jeffries of Scottville has been appointed as the Mason County Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator. Jeffries’ appointment was approved by the board of commissioners during its regular meeting Tuesday morning. Jeffries is employed as a firefighter and emergency medical technician with the Manistee City Fire Dept. He formerly worked for Life EMS and was an officer on Fountain…

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