5 receive sentences in 51st Circuit Court

April 12, 2013

Compiled by Allison Scarbrough, MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced this week in 51st Circuit Court: – Mark Allan McCallum, 53, of 5839 Barnhart, Ludington, was found guilty March 1 of two counts of kidnapping – custodial interference and habitual offender, fourth offense. He was sentenced April 9 to two concurrent sentences of 2 years, four months to…

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Ludington moving forward with marina dredging; water levels lower than expected

April 12, 2013

LUDINGTON — The City of Ludington is going to move forward with dredging parts of the Ludington Municipal Marina ahead of possible grant money from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The marina has been slated to receive $20,000 from the state’s emergency dredging fund. But, that process isn’t moving fast enough to meet the need to have dredging done…

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79th District Court

April 12, 2013

Compiled by Allison Scarbrough, MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON — The following proceedings took place this past week in 79th District Court at the Mason County Courthouse. – Kayleigh Lynn Clark. 23, of 103 First St., Ludington, was found guilty April 4 of driving while license suspended and sentenced to $285 in fines and costs. Conviction is reportable to the Secretary of…

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Arraignments

April 12, 2013

Compiled by Allison Scarbrough, MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON — The following individuals were arraigned the past week in 79th District Court. Felonies: – Loretta Lucine Surplice, 19, of 4672 W. Decker Rd., Ludington, was arrested by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office April 3 on a felony of domestic violence, third offense. Bail set at $7,500/10 percent. A preliminary exam was set…

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West Shore accepts third Dawson piece

April 11, 2013
West Shore accepts third Dawson piece

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief VICTORY TWP. – West Shore Community College placed itself in the ranks of some of the nation’s most prestigious art museums Thursday when it added a third piece of original Manierre Dawson art to its collection. Manierre Dawson was a Riverton Township farmer through much of 20th century whose hobby was abstract art. Towards the end…

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West Shore now featuring the best art of 20th and 21st centuries

April 11, 2013

My view. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. The addition of a third Manierre Dawson art piece at WestShoreCommunity College is a treasure that many do not even realize. As many of you know, I am an instructor of photography at WestShore. Four days a week I pass the Manierre Dawson Gallery at WestShore on my way to the classroom. Now, as…

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Scottville interviews 2 for police chief position

April 11, 2013

SCOTTVILLE – Two applicants were interviewed Thursday for the possible part-time Scottville police chief position. They included Donald Riley of Walhalla and Dennis Richards of Grandville. Tom Trenner of Custer Township withdrew his application from the process. Riley is a retired detective sergeant/patrol officer from Deartborn Heights Police Department; 29 years experience. Richards is a sergeant on the Grandville Police Department with…

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Chamber dinner tickets on sale

April 11, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Ludington and Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting reservations for the 2013 Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner to be held on Saturday, May 11 at Lincoln Hills Golf Club beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person. Seating is limited, so please place your reservation by calling the Chamber office at 231-845-0324. Reservations must be…

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Huizenga introduces Medicare payment rate disclosure act

April 11, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) introduced H.R. 1484, the Medicare Payment Rate Disclosure Act of 2013.  This legislation provides consumers with an easily searchable list of Medicare payment rates for the 30 most common inpatient and outpatient hospital procedures, along with the rates of the 30 most common physician services in the consumers’ region. Within eight months, the bill requires the…

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If you give a mom a home office…..

April 10, 2013
If you give a mom a home office…..

The Kitchen Sink. A blog by Stephanie Wagner. If you give a mom a home office….. She will sit down at her desk in her pajamas at 6:00 to get a head start on the day.  She will boot up her computer to respond to yesterday’s emails, when she realizes that she needs a cup of coffee. She will go…

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Four Bitchin’ Babes at WSCC, one performance only

April 10, 2013
Four Bitchin’ Babes at WSCC, one performance only

VICTORY TWP.  – West Shore Community College will be roaring with laughter and rocking with music on Sunday afternoon, April 14, as the Four Bitchin’ Babes take the stage with their estrogen-infused mayhem and award winning songwriting in “Mid-Life Vices: a Musical Review.” The 2 p.m. matinee performance will be in the Center Stage Theater on the WSCC campus. “Mid-Life Vices”…

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Letter: Thank you from Pregnancy Care Center

April 10, 2013

It’s hard to put WOW into words, but I’m going to try. On behalf of the board, staff and volunteers of West Shore Pregnancy Care Center,  I would like to extend an enormous THANK YOU to our community for the way they came out in numbers this past Saturday for the 14th Annual Lake Jump to benefit our organization. I really…

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McCallum sentenced; ex-wife disappointed

April 9, 2013
McCallum sentenced; ex-wife disappointed

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Mark McCallum received 28 months to 15 years today for custodial interference today in 51st Circuit Court. Prosecutor Paul Spaniola had asked that Judge Richard Cooper suspend the state’s sentencing guidelines and sentence McCallum a minimum of seven years in prison for the February 2012 abduction of his two children (see related post below).…

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Brault pre-trial postponed to May

April 9, 2013
Brault pre-trial postponed to May

LUDINGTON — A pre-trial conference for Marshall Jennings Brault, 19, has been adjourned until May 7. Brault, 606 N. Gaylord Ave., was arraigned in Mason County on arson charges earlier this year. He and Travis Malone allegedly committed both the arson and the breaking and entering. Both are charged for the Oct. 17, 2012 arson of the house located at…

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Custer Township house fire

April 9, 2013
Custer Township house fire

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. CUSTER TWP. — Greg Robison was working in his pole barn when he came out to see smoke coming from his house. He called 911 and started getting his animals and possessions out of the house at 1489 S. Darr Rd. Flames were initially reported to be showing at the time of the call, shortly before 2…

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