Introducing The Business Plan, a partnership between MCP and the Chamber

October 21, 2013
Introducing The Business Plan, a partnership between MCP and the Chamber

The Mason County Press has teamed up with the Ludington and Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce to present feature stories that will focus on business topics that affect Mason County businesses. The topics of these stories will focus on a variety of issues facing businesses and the local economy. They will also spotlight chamber members and chamber programs, such as…

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Sheriff’s office responds to B&Es, other incidences

October 21, 2013

Mason County Sheriff’s Office reports the following recent activity: Breaking and Entries: Deputies responded to two recent breaking and entry incidences that occurred Thursday, Oct. 18 or Friday, Oct. 19, one of which has resulted in an arrest. –            2100 block of West Johnson Road in Amber Township. Numerous power tools and antiques were stolen. The case remains under investigation.…

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Saying goodbye to Chief John Allison

October 19, 2013
Saying goodbye to Chief John Allison

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  White puffy clouds floated in the bright, beautiful fall sky Saturday afternoon. It was a fitting day to pay tribute to a great man. Dozens of emergency services personnel, along with community members, neighbors, friends and family paid tribute to the life of Custer Fire Chief John E. Allison. John, 51, died Monday, Oct. 14, after having…

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Welcome to the world… Da’mya

October 19, 2013
Welcome to the world… Da’mya

Welcome to the world: Da’mya Ann-Marie Latimer, born Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. She is the daughter of Stephanie Sharnowski of Ludington. Birth announcements are brought to you by ABC Kidz/Purple Monkey, 123 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington. Check out their Facebook page here.  We are happy to share your newborn pictures as well. Please email them, along with information,…

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79th District Court arraignments, as of Oct. 16, 2013

October 18, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned this week in front of the Mason County Magistrate in 79th District Court: –          Kyle Anthony Plasterer, 23, of 7121 E. Stolberg Rd., Fountain, was arrested Oct. 9 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) for a felony of fleeing and eluding a police officer, second degree. A preliminary exam…

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51st Circuit Court, as of Oct. 16, 2013

October 18, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced this past week in 51st Circuit Court: –          Morgan Marie Southern, 29, of 207 E. Danaher St., Ludington was found guilty Sept. 10 of controlled substance delivery, schedule 1, 2, 3. She was sentenced Oct. 15 to 90 days in jail with credit for three days served; serve 45 days up front…

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79th District Court, as of Oct. 16, 2013

October 18, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced this past week in 79th District Court: –          George Osdell Teague, 27, of 724 N. Harrison St., Ludington, was found guilty Oct. 14 of disorderly conduct  – fighting. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 90 days discretionary jail for one year; no contact…

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MCC drama presents ‘A Night of Fairy Tales’

October 18, 2013
MCC drama presents ‘A Night of Fairy Tales’

SCOTTVILLE — The Mason County Central Drama Department will be doing something new for this year’s fall theater production.  A cast and crew of nearly 40 high school students will be presenting “A Night of Fairy Tales.” The student actors will perform two productions in one evening featuring “Sleeping Beauty” and “The Princess and the Pea.”  Both plays are written by John O’Hara…

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Horse dies after hit by car

October 18, 2013

LOGAN TWP. — Two people received injuries after the vehicle they were in hit a horse on Matson Road this morning around 6 a.m. The accident happened near the intersection of Hawley Road in Carr Settlement. Mason County Sheriff Acting Chief Deputy Steve Hansen said two people received injuries but all four were transported to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. The…

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Performance will honor service personnel

October 17, 2013

CUSTER — A concert event Friday night at Johnny’s of Custer will pay tribute to public and uniformed service personnel with proceeds going to the families of recently passed Custer Fire Chief John Allison and Custer citizen Steve Stickney. The show will be held in the newly renamed Vibe Room, formerly Johnny’s Big Room, and will feature Jimmy Dodson, Smoke…

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A tribute to Steve Stickney

October 17, 2013

EDEN TWP. — This has been a tragic and shocking week for Mason County, particularly the people in the Custer area. First, the news of the passing of 51-year-old Custer Fire Chief John Allison on Sunday night struck everyone hard. Then, on Tuesday, a classmate of John’s (Mason County Eastern Class of 1980), Steve Stickney, also 51, died from an…

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Updated: 83-year-old woman dies after U.S. 10 crash

October 17, 2013
Updated: 83-year-old woman dies after U.S. 10 crash

UPDATED. AMBER TWP. — Elna Elaine Krupa, 83, of Ludington died Wednesday afternoon as a result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of U.S. 10-31 and Dennis Road. According to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Krupa was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Cruz. She apparently turned off of North Dennis Road, heading west onto U.S. 10-31 into…

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Superior Electric outdoor report

October 17, 2013
Superior Electric outdoor report

Superior Electric Outdoor Report. Ludington and Pentwater: Cloudy with high temperatures of 52 degrees F. Thirty percent chance of showers by 3 p.m. Humidity: 80 percent; wind: west-northwest at 4 mph. Lows tonight: 45 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Scottville: Cloudy with high temperatures of 52 degrees F. Thirty-five percent chance of showers by 3 p.m. Humidity: 79%; wind: south…

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Disabled hunters may use ORV’s, with flags

October 17, 2013

Hunters enjoying Michigan’s deer hunting seasons may spot a fellow hunter on an off-road vehicle with an orange flag. Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officers remind everyone that hunters using ORVs with orange flags are operating legally and should not be harassed. A law approved in 2008 allows persons with disabilities who are hunting with proper permits to ride an…

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Driver dies following U.S. 10 crash

October 16, 2013
Driver dies following U.S. 10 crash

AMBER TWP. — An 83-year-old Ludington woman has died from injuries sustained during a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 10-31 earlier today. According to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, the woman was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Cruz. She apparently turned off of North Dennis Road, heading west onto U.S. 10-31 into the path of a 2006 Land Rover driven by a…

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