Obit: Gay Christiansen, 83, Ludington

October 14, 2013
Obit: Gay Christiansen, 83, Ludington

Gay Ellen Christiansen, aged 83 of Longfellow Towers, Ludington, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2013. Gay was born on July 1, 1930 in Muskegon, the daughter of Glen and Eva (Hughes) Morse, and married Clarence “Clay” Christiansen on May 23, 1952. Clay preceded her in death in 1994. Together they operated Scottville Floor Covering for many years until Clay…

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Scottville Optimists to hold chili cookoff, veterans lunch, Thanksgiving

October 14, 2013

SCOTTVILLE – The Scottville Optimist Club will hold the following events during the month of November: Chili Cookoff. Saturday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Scottville Optimist Hall, behind West Shore Bank. Prizes will be awarded to the top three picks. To participate in the cookoff call Diane Watts 231-462-3623. Entry fee is $5, which will be accumulated and added to…

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Badger says goodbye to 2013

October 13, 2013
Badger says goodbye to 2013

LUDINGTON — The S.S. Badger made its final crossing of the 2013 season Sunday night. Dozens of cars honked in response to the Badger’s horn announcing its season is done. This season has been full of good news for the 60-year-old ship and its parent company, Lake Michigan Carferry. Just last week a federal judge signed a consent decree allowing…

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79th District Court arraignments, as of Oct. 9, 2013

October 12, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned this week in front of the Mason County Magistrate in 79th District Court. Felonies – Sean Michael Phillips, 23, of MDOC, was arrested Oct. 4 by MCSO for a felony of homicide, open murder. A preliminary exam is set for Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. Bond denied. – Joel…

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79th District Court, as of Oct. 9, 2013

October 12, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Corresondent. LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced this past week in 79th District Court: – Melissa Kim Palma, 33, of 7175 Catherine Ave., Fountain, was found guilty Oct. 8 of third-degree retail fraud. She was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail for one year; must attend Economic Crime Program; and $580 in fines and costs.…

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Ludington man sentenced 2-40 for drugs delivery

October 11, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON – The following defendant was sentenced this past week in 51st Circuit Court: – Jaydee Vernon LaFreniere, 30, of 610 N. Harrison St., Ludington, was found guilty Sept. 3 of controlled substance, delivery less than 50 grams, and habitual offender, fourth offense. He was sentenced Oct. 8 to a minimum of two years to…

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Carr community helps build garden to remember boys who drowned

October 11, 2013
Carr community helps build garden to remember boys who drowned

Fundraiser is Saturday. By Stephanie Wagner. MCP Writer. LOGAN TWP. – Carr Settlement is a small close-knit community that straddles the border between Lake and Mason counties. Those who live there place high value on being “neighborly,” with roots that grow deep under 100-year-old farms. Last Spring, a new family, the Troyers, moved into the area, bridging the old farming…

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Temperatures rising today

October 11, 2013
Temperatures rising today

Superior Electric Outdoor Report. Ludington and Pentwater: Sunny with temperatures rising to 73 degrees F; 52 degrees tonight. Humidity: 62%; wind: southeast at 9 mph. Scottville: Sunny with temperatures reaching 72 degrees F; overnight 51 degrees; humidity: 40%; wind: southeast at 8 mph.

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Judge signs Badger consent decree

October 10, 2013
Judge signs Badger consent decree

LUDINGTON — A federal judge has signed the consent decree that will allow the S.S. Badger to operate while its parent company makes the necessary modifications to transport coal ash to a facility on land. Lake Michigan Carferry, on its S.S. Badger Facebook site announced tonight that Federal District Federal District Court Judge Janet T. Neff has signed the decree. “LMC…

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Update: Man driving wrong way on 31 had blood level over .17

October 10, 2013
Update: Man driving wrong way on 31 had blood level over .17

PENTWATER TWP. Oceana County — The driver of the vehicle that caused an accident on U.S. 31 expressway early this morning by driving the wrong way, was arraigned this morning in Oceana County’s 78th District Court on charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, having a blood alcohol level of .17 or higher. The legal limit is .08. Nicholas…

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Reformed church scrap metal drive will help mission

October 10, 2013

AMBER TWP. – Mason County Reformed Church Dominican Republic Mission Team will be holding a scrap metal drive Oct. 12 through Nov. 19. The drive will serve as a fund raiser for the team’s upcoming mission trips to Dominican Republic. A Padnos container will be located in the rear parking lot of the church, which is located at the intersection…

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Jazz ensemble kicks off art center season

October 10, 2013
Jazz ensemble kicks off art center season

LUDINGTON – Checkers Morton, a new age/jazz ensemble, will kick off the 2013-2014 Ludington Area Center for the Arts performing arts series Friday, Oct. 11. The ensemble formed in Grand Haven and has been playing together for 40 years. Checkers Morton finds its musical inspiration from the power of Lake Michigan and the power of free music and creates music…

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Ludington man arrested for driving wrong way on expressway

October 10, 2013

PENTWATER TWP. Oceana County — Troopers from the Michigan State Police Hart Post arrested a 26-year-old Ludington man after receiving a call of a vehicle driving the wrong direction on U.S. 31, fleeing from the scene of an accident. According to a press release, Mason-Oceana 911 received a call at approximately 12:30 a.m. from a motorist whose vehicle had been…

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Welcome to the world… Emily

October 10, 2013
Welcome to the world… Emily

Welcome to the world: Emily Paige Fishel, born Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. She is the daughter of Amber and John Fishel Jr. of Hart. 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…

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More warm temperatures today

October 10, 2013
More warm temperatures today

Superior Electric Outdoor Report. Ludington and Pentwater: Sunny with temperatures reaching 70 degrees; overnight 45 degrees; humidity: 69%; wind: southeast at 5 mph. Scottville: Sunny with temperatures reaching 78 degrees F; overnight 45 degrees; humidity: 63%; wind: southeast at 7 mph.

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