Art Center presents Garden Wars

February 15, 2012

LUDINGTON – Creative and competitive gardeners are invited to show off their stuff at the first annual Garden Wars at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts. Brainchild of Kathy Fahlsing, an avid gardener and volunteer at the Center, Garden Wars is a reality show of sorts where each participating gardener is given a plot on the fertile grounds of the…

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From the Editor: Time to kick it up a notch

February 15, 2012
From the Editor: Time to kick it up a notch

By ROB ALWAY mcp.com editor   MasonCountyPress.com has been in existence now for about six weeks. That’s a pretty short time in the world of business. But already we have made a great impact on our community. This website started out as an outlet for me to write a local blog. Shortly after starting, I was approached by businesses who…

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B-flat with Bruce: Arriving in Scottville part 2

February 15, 2012
B-flat with Bruce: Arriving in Scottville part 2

  By BRUCE MILLER mcp.com columnist   While living south of Custer, we were associated with the Sugar Ridge Church of the Brethren.  This is the kind of place where a lot of people are eager to run from. Not me ! I learned so many things from the locals that I would never have heard otherwise. There was a…

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Tuesday Night Therapy

February 13, 2012
Tuesday Night Therapy

  By CARMELITTA TIFFANY mcp.com columnist   It may be called an all-American pastime, but to me, it’s much more than that.   Every Tuesday night, five middle-aged ladies congregate at a local venue to throw a big plastic ball at ten two-foot tall pins. We’re called the Jensen Construction team, and we usually struggle to stay off the last…

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Details released on kidnap suspect’s arrest

February 13, 2012

By ROB ALWAY mcp.com editor   The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is starting to release details on how law enforcement agencies were able to locate and arrest Mark Allan McCallum, who is charged with parental kidnapping.   The 52-year-old Hamlin Township resident was wanted by law enforcement after he failed to return his 4-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter Thursday to…

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14-year-old dies in Sunday accident

February 13, 2012

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — A 14-year-old Lansing boy was killed as a result of a traffic crash Sunday morning on U.S. 10 east of Pere Marqette highway. A vehicle had stopped in the center lane of U.S. 10 and Darius Vanbrook exited the vehicle and began to cross the eastbound lanes where he was struck by a pick-up truck driven…

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Children safe, father arrested

February 12, 2012

Hamlin Township resident Mark McCallum is in custody and his two children are safe today. Mason County Sheriff Jeff Fiers told the mcp.com that McCallum was arrested in Key West, Fla. this afternoon where he was found with Douglas McCallum, 4, and Shelby McCallum, 2.   The children were reported missing Thursday after Mark McCallum did not show up for…

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Dad caught, children safe

February 12, 2012

Mark McCallum has been caught. The Hamlin Twp. Resident accused of kidnapping his son and daughter was arrested today in Key West, according to Mason County Sheriff Jeff Fiers. More details to come.

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Connecting the Dots: The love tree

February 12, 2012
Connecting the Dots: The love tree

  By ERIN OUTCALT mcp.com columnist   I have to admit that I love playing games on Facebook. You know the ones that seem to bring one “challenge” after another to keep you hooked building your own farm, city or kingdom? For the holidays there are always special items you can earn and decorate your virtual kingdom with to give…

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Have you seen these two children?

February 10, 2012
Have you seen these two children?

                          Editor’s Note: We are going to continue to repeat this story because we believe it is important for new viewers to see this. We are encouraging you to press “share” down below to spread the word about this case.   LUDINGTON – Four-year-old Douglas McCallum and his…

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UPDATE: 2 children missing in alleged parental kidnapping

February 10, 2012
UPDATE: 2 children missing in alleged parental kidnapping

LUDINGTON – Two children are reported missing in what is being described as a parental kidnapping case.   Douglas McCallum, 4, and Shelby McCallum, 2, were last known to be with their father, Mark McCallum, 52, on Wednesday, according to reports.   McCallum did not show up for a custody exchange Thursday, which is when Mason County Sheriff’s Office was…

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2 children missing

February 10, 2012

LUDINGTON – Two children are reported missing in what is being described as a parental kidnapping case.   Douglas McCallum, 4, and Shelby McCallum, 2, were last known to be with their father, Mark McCallum, 52, on Wednesday, according to reports.   McCallum did not show up for a custody exchange Thursday, which is when Mason County Sheriff’s Office was…

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February 9, 2012

  By KIM COLE The “boomer” generation is aging and represents a large percentage of the population. As they transition, we see a higher number of people who live at home alone or with their pets for a multitude of reasons. The following are several tips to insure personal and property security: Do something different everyday. For at least one hour,…

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Home Tips: Lowering heating costs

February 9, 2012
Home Tips: Lowering heating costs

  By MIKE ROBERSON mcp.com columnist   We all wish our home could cost us less. Our homes are usually our biggest investment and our greatest cost. Every home is different, but I find some very common elements in inefficient homes. Here are some Home Tips of the most common things I find in homes that you can do to…

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Get off the Couch — Explore Michigan: Arcadia Bluffs

February 9, 2012
Get off the Couch — Explore Michigan: Arcadia Bluffs

  Arcadia Bluffs Overlook – Arcadia     By JOAN H. YOUNG mcp.com columnist     Near the northen border of Manistee County is a roadside park that’s worth a visit any time you are passing by. It’s even great as a destination for a picnic, a sunset viewing, or as part of a visit to some of the attractions…

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