Scottville continues to work on blight issues

September 23, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — One of this year’s top goals of the Scottville City Commission has been to work on blighted homes. Almost 30 homes were identified earlier this year by city commissioners and the city administration as being in violation of the city’s building code ordinance. Some of those violations may have been as simple as having junk in the yard…

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Superior Electric Outdoor Report

September 23, 2013
Superior Electric Outdoor Report

Superior Electric Outdoor Report. Happy Autumn! It’s great weather to get outside and explore the woods. Ludington and Pentwater: Sunny today with temperatures reaching 64 degrees F by 4 p.m. Humidity: 54%; wind: south at 7 mph. Temperatures decreasing to 46 degrees overnight with clear skies. Scottville: Sunny with temperatures reaching 65 degrees F. Humidity: 43%; wind: south-southwest at 6…

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Eden Twp. Man stabbed at his home

September 23, 2013

EDEN TWP. — A 38-year-old man was stabbed Sunday night around 10:30 p.m. at his home at 4550 S. Darr Road. He was transported by ambulance to Mason County Airport where he was airlifted by Aeromed to a Grand Rapids hospital. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office currently is holding a person of interest involved in the incident; a 19-year-old male.…

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Scottville native leads CMU marching band

September 21, 2013
Scottville native leads CMU marching band

MT. PLEASANT — Scottville native Julie Claveau has the distinct honor of being only the fourth woman to be drum major of the Central Michigan University Chippewa Marching Band’s 91-year history. The 2009 graduate of Mason County Central High School is in her senior year at CMU and plans to pursue her master’s degree. She has been a member of…

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Ludington native playing in softball world series

September 21, 2013
Ludington native playing in softball world series

ORLANDO, Fla. — Ludington native Tanya Maglothin is currently playing the United States Specialty Sports Association Women’s A, B, C and D Slow Pitch World Series in Orlando, Fla. The tournament also includes the USSSA Men’s Major and C Slow Pitch World Series. Maglothin, who now lives in the Detroit area, is a 1996 graduate of Ludington High School. The…

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Scrub-a-Dub Dinner at art center

September 21, 2013

Ludington Area Center for the Arts Fundraiser Scheduled for Oct. 5 Ludington – Pack your plate and fork, brush up on your bidding skills and reserve your place at the table for the Ludington Area Center for the Arts Scrub-a-Dub dinner. The evening will include something for everyone: a buffet meal provided by Erin & Crew, Michigan wines, live background music…

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Badger sailing today

September 21, 2013
Badger sailing today

UPDATED: LUDINGTON — Repairs have been made to the Badger’s boiler tubing and the 60-year-old ship was sailing today. The ship had been docked since Tuesday evening. “This is the first time this season that we have not sailed due to mechanical issues. We deeply regret the inconvenience we have caused our customers,” said Terri Brown, director of marketing and…

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Welcome to the world Estella, Bradley and Abigail

September 21, 2013
Welcome to the world Estella, Bradley and Abigail

Welcome to the world: Bradley Camden Counterman, born September 18, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. He is the son of Trista Overdorf and Roger Counterman of Scottville. Estella Elise Barnard, born September 19, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. She is the daughter of Tara J. Moore and Clark S. Barnard, both of Baldwin. Abigail Joan TenHave, born September 19, 2013 at…

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Grown ups

September 21, 2013
Grown ups

Moonlighting. A blog by By Judy Cools Being a grown up has its perks. I can eat ice cream for breakfast if I want to, or have stuffed cabbage rolls every meal for a week straight. I can stay up too late, sleep in too late, or just forget about doing laundry if I don’t feel like it. I can…

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Amber man accused of molesting children

September 20, 2013
Amber man accused of molesting children

LUDINGTON — Wayne Charles Lyle, 71, Wildwood Meadows, Amber Township, has been arrested by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, on charges of criminal sexual conduct against four children. The investigation began on September 5 following a report that was made that Lyle had been molesting four girls over the past several years. The girls’ ages range from 9 to 16.…

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Badger not sailing again today, repairs underway

September 20, 2013

LUDINGTON — The S.S. Badger continues to be docked for a third day in a row. It last sailed on Tuesday but experienced a mechanical issue Wednesday, preventing it from sailing. “We continue to experience a problem with the Badger’s boiler tubes that prevents us from sailing again today,” said Terri Brown, director of marketing and media relations. ” This…

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A public thank you from the MSP-Hart Post

September 20, 2013
A public thank you from the MSP-Hart Post

A thank you to our community This past week has been difficult for members of the Michigan State Police Hart Post, the State Police family and all law enforcement. We laid to rest a partner, brother, and a son and we will forever try to make sense of a senseless tragedy. We will deeply miss Paul and we will never…

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51st Circuit Court, as of Sept. 18, 2013

September 20, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced this past week in 51st Circuit Court: – Valerie Catherine VanHeyningen, 49, of 3465 E. Smith Rd., Medina, Ohio, was found guilty July 18 of embezzlement – more than $1,000 and less than $20,000 and habitual offender, fourth conviction. She was sentenced Sept. 17 to one year in…

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79th District Court, as of Sept. 18, 2013

September 20, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced this past week in 79th District Court: – Timothy Wayne Gonyon, 53, of 773 Bacon Mill Rd., Beulah, was found guilty Sept. 17 of failure to maintain security (no insurance) and DWLS. He was sentenced to two terms of 30 days in jail (which run concurrent to time…

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Arraignments, as of Sept. 18, 2013

September 20, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned this past week in front of the magistrate in 79th District Court: Felonies – Eric John Knysz, 19, of 1844 10 Mile Rd., Luther, was arrested Sept. 9 by MSP for felonies of homicide-murder of a peace officer; weapons – felony firearm; weapons – carrying a concealed weapon; and…

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