We will again be posting election results in real time

November 1, 2012

In August Mason County Press made local history by posting real time election results not only on our site but on social media sites Facebook and Twitter. Next Tuesday night, we will again be posting live from the Mason County Courthouse. We will post each precinct’s results as they come in on our Twitter feed under the hash #mcElections and…

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We could learn a lot from “Lincoln”

November 1, 2012
We could learn a lot from “Lincoln”

C NOTES, a blog by George C. Wilson This has been a very busy year and I had intended to write more often for the Mason County Press but as life often does it steered me away from some of my original intentions. As a writer finding a moment to listen to your muse can be difficult when the noise…

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Death notice: Bernard Jacobs

November 1, 2012

Bernard Jacobs age 79 of Ludington, passed away on November 1, 2012. The family has entrusted Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center with arrangements.

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Fire at Ramada

October 31, 2012
Fire at Ramada

AMBER TWP. — Firefighters quickly extinguished a room fire at the Ramada Inn Wednesday afternoon. The fire was reported about 4 p.m. at the hotel located at the corner of U.S. 10-31 and Brye Road. Pere Marquette Twp. and Ludington fire departments were called to the scene. “The hotel staff was doing some maintenance to room 126 on the first…

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Obituary: Sharon L. Anderson

October 31, 2012
Obituary: Sharon L. Anderson

Sharon L. Anderson age 61 of Ludington, passed away October 29, 2012 at home. She was born July 17, 1951 daughter of the late Lamar and Margaret (Chris) Swanson. She graduated from Ludington High School, married Thomas M. Anderson and worked as a bank teller Supervisor for PNC Bank for 8 years. Sharon was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church…

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Fall Reflections

October 31, 2012
Fall Reflections

Fall is perhaps my favorite time of the year, though Ill admit each season has its perks. But fall… {{{sigh…}}} Fall is enchanting, with sweaters to snuggle in when the evenings get crisp. Harvest season is rich with hearty fruit, pumpkins, and squash. It’s the season for big pots of warm, simmering goodness on the weekend stove, football on TV…

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The sheriff race, a matter of leadership style

October 30, 2012
The sheriff race, a matter of leadership style

Observations of the sheriff race by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief Many voters in Mason County expected the race for sheriff was over in August when Sheriff Jeff Fiers lost to challenger Sgt. Kim Cole in the Republican primary. Cole won by a majority of 53 percent of the votes. A few days later Fiers announced he would pursue a write-in campaign…

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WSCC to host Eastern Illinois University artists

October 30, 2012
WSCC to host Eastern Illinois University artists

VICTORY TWP. – Manierre Dawson Gallery will host the work of two Illinois artists, Denise Rehm-Mott and David Griffin in an exhibition opening on November 5 and closing December 20. Both artists are professors of art from Eastern Illinois University (EIU) in Charleston, Illinois, where Rehm-Mott teaches printmaking and Griffin teaches metalsmithing. A third EIU professor, Jenny Chi, will exhibit…

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Secretary of State website provides great election info including sample ballot

October 30, 2012
Secretary of State website provides great election info including sample ballot

The Michigan Secretary of State’s office has a sample ballot site, customized to each registered voter. When you click on the link below you are taken to the SOS site. You will be asked some privacy information. The site will then verify if you are a registered voter. You then are taken to a new page which will give you…

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Badger cancels Wednesday sailing

October 30, 2012

LUDINGTON — The SS Badger has cancelled its Wednesday sailing, due to high winds on Lake Michigan. Today’s sailing was also cancelled. Friday is the last scheduled day of sailing for the season.  

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WSCC Rec Center sustains damage

October 30, 2012
WSCC Rec Center sustains damage

VICTORY TWP. — High winds caused damage to the West Shore Community College Recreation Center pool roof Tuesday morning. The college is reporting the pool is closed until further notice. If you have questions please contact Josh at 231.843.5543. Photo by Miranda Beebe

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MCE special meeting tonight decides Free Soil’s fate

October 30, 2012

CUSTER — The Mason County Eastern board of education will hold a special meeting tonight to vote on the resolution to annex Free Soil School District. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the high school library. The resolution is the only agenda item.

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Truck hits house

October 29, 2012
Truck hits house

UPDATE: PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — An 88-year-old Pentwater man was air lifted to a Grand Rapids hospital Monday night following a two car accident on Pere Marquette Highway at Chauvez Road. According to witnesses on the scene, a truck driven by a 57-year-old Ludington man was heading south on PM Highway about 6:20 p.m. The driver of the truck was…

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Wind advisory

October 29, 2012

From the National Weather Service, Mason Co under wind advisory: 1048 PM EDT MON OCT 29 2012 …WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT TUESDAY… HAZARDOUS WEATHER… * LONG DURATION WIND EVENT EXPECTED THROUGH TUESDAY. * THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR ON TUESDAY. * NORTH WINDS WILL GUSTS TO 35 TO 40 MPH LATE TONIGHT AND WILL INCREASE…

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Badger’s Tuesday sailing canceled

October 29, 2012

LUDINGTON — Lake Michigan Carferry Service has announced the SS Badger will not be sailing Tuesday due to extreme weather conditions. The National Weather Service is predicting Hurricane Sandy’s impact will be reached all the way to the Great Lakes. Winds to gale force (34-47 kts) are expected on Lake Michigan today through Tuesday with large waves steadily building into…

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Legally Speaking: Consent to search

Betten Baker Ford

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