District court news

January 28, 2013

Editor’s note: We apologize for running the court news late the last couple of weeks. Due to a vacation, the schedule got a little behind. Beginning this week, court news will again be posted on Fridays. LUDINGTON — The following are the most recent sentences from 79th District Court. – Eduardo Velez, 24, 3241 N. 72nd Ave., Apt. 47, Hart,…

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Outdoors Without Limits fishing event

January 28, 2013

The West Michigan Chapter of Outdoors Without Limits and The Wounded Warrior Project will hold an ice fishing event Saturday, Feb. 9 at Wilson Hill Park on Hamlin Lake. Fishing time begins at 9 a.m. Those wishing to register may contact West Michigan Outdoors Without Limits office at 231-233-0771. Registration includes dinner the night of fishing. Download registration form for…

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Hamlin fire update

January 28, 2013

HAMLIN TWP. — Seven fire departments were called to fight a fire at 6169 N. Lincoln Rd. Upon arrival, just shortly after 3:15 a.m., firefighters reported the two-story farmhouse was fully engulfed in flames. Hamlin Twp. Chief Steve Vandervest requested road commission assistance as well, most likely because of icey road conditions. Hamlin and Pere Marquette fire departments were initially…

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Fire in Hamlin

January 28, 2013

HAMLIN TWP. — Five fire departments have been called to fight a fire at 6169 N. Lincoln Rd. Upon arrival, just shortly after 3:15 a.m., firefighters reported the two-story farmhouse was fully engulfed in flames. Hamlin Twp. Chief Steve Vandervest requested road commission assistance as well, most likely because of icey road conditions. Hamlin and Pere Marquette fire departments were…

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Winter advisory until Monday afternoon

January 27, 2013

The National Weather Service has posted the following weather advisory for Mason County: Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 1PM EST MON WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST MONDAY HAZARDOUS WEATHER SNOW THIS EVENING. SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN OVERNIGHT. IMPACTS SLIPPERY ROADS THIS EVENING DUE TO SNOW. ICY ROADS OVERNIGHT AS SNOW CHANGES TO SLEET AND…

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Man arrested for threatening neighbor

January 27, 2013

SHERMAN TWP. Fox 17 is reporting the Michigan State Police has arrested a 51 year old man who was standing in his neighbor’s yard holding a shotgun wanting to kill his neighbor. The incident took place Saturday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. the 2000 block of East Dewey Road. When troopers arrive on the scene, the man was allegedly intoxicated and…

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Reader news survey

January 26, 2013

We really appreciate our readers and we want to make sure we are providing a high quality product. In an effort to improve our product we are going to start a series of surveys. Please take a few moments to visit the link below and fill out our poll about our news content. Thank you! MCP News Survey

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Gallie to become new Amber supervisor

January 25, 2013

AMBER TWP. — Jim Gallie, Sr. was recently appointed as the new Amber Township supervisor, effective Feb. 1. Gallie will replace Larry Donovan, who has been supervisor for over a decade. Donovan is retiring due to health reasons. Gallie, who has been serving as a township trustee, was appointed during the township board’s meeting earlier this week. He worked several…

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Obit: C. Eileen Thiel

January 25, 2013
Obit: C. Eileen Thiel

C. Eileen Thiel, R.N. age 102 of Ludington passed away on January 24, 2013 at Oakview Medical Care Facility. She was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada to Hugh and Agnes Rose (Casey) McDonald on June 23, 1910. Her step-father was Ross C. Myers of Bear Lake, Michigan. She has three brothers: Ross (Virginia) and Wayne Myers (both deceased) and…

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Winter weather advisory issued

January 24, 2013

The following is from the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids: ‎***WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 11 PM FRIDAY 1/25/13*** Urgent – Winter Weather Message National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI 909 PM EST Thu Jan 24 2013 Mason-Oceana-Muskegon- Winter Weather Advisory In Effect From 5 AM To 11 PM Est Friday, The National Weather Service…

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C Notes: When the legend becomes fact, print the legend

January 24, 2013

A blog by George C. Wilson. The headline is a quote from the movie “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.” If you have not seen it or it has been a long time since you last saw it I won’t bore you with a bunch of details. The great American Western film director John Ford made the film late in…

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Rep Franz welcomes constituents to share photos

January 24, 2013

State Rep. Ray Franz is inviting amateur photographers of all ages to submit their best digital images of northwest Michigan to share with legislative colleagues and visitors to the state Capitol, starting with winter themes. “Our region earned national recognition for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore being the most beautiful place in America, and that was awesome,” said Franz, R-Onekama.…

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MCC grad appointed to CMU board

January 23, 2013

Tricia Keith, a Victory Township native, was appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to the Central Michigan University Board of Trustees Wednesday. Keith is the senior vice president and corporate secretary for Blue Cross Blue Shield and a 1989 graduate of Mason County Central High School. She replaces former trustee Marilyn French Hubbard on the eight-person board. “Tricia brings great experience,…

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Scottville Blizzard Blast is Saturday

January 23, 2013

SCOTTVILLE – The Scottville Blizzard Blast is Saturday in downtown Scottville. The event begins with a pancake breakfast at the Scottville Optimist Center from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Children’s games, drawing and prizes will be featured at the center from 10 a.m. to noon. An animal identification exhibit sponsored by the Mason-Lake Conservation District will be held at the Optimist’s…

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Best kept secrets of John Merchant

January 23, 2013
Best kept secrets of John Merchant

An interview by Cathy Dalton. If you know Ludington, local musicians are the best. So much talent and this is the first musician that I can give glory to. So many years of giving his quality time to please us. Thank you John. Cathy Dalton: Brief history of your career. When did you start playing etc.? John Merchant: I’ve been…

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