Eastern Star members plan craft show

July 26, 2012

The Scottville-Ludington chapter No. 327, Order of the Eastern Stars and Ludington Community Church will hold a craft fair, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will be held at the church, 109 N. Harrison. For more information contact Diane Swathwood at 231-843-3610 or Mary Carlson at 231-425-4255.

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Quiet and nearby- Oceana’s Black Lake

July 26, 2012
Quiet and nearby- Oceana’s Black Lake

Black Lake in Oceana County is an inland lake of 26 acres located north of Walkerville on 176th Ave. Oceana County operates a small campground there, and day use is always allowed, free. There are 11 electric and 3 non-electric campsites, but you want to be sure to reserve early, because the sites fill quickly. Many campers rent by the…

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West Shore Bank presents free concert series, beginning Saturday

July 25, 2012
West Shore Bank presents free concert series, beginning Saturday

LUDINGTON – West Shore Bank announces the inaugural year of West Shore Bank’s Rhythm & Dunes, a set of free summer community concerts being held on Saturday, July 28, and Saturday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Waterfront Park Pavilion. “The Bank is excited about this opportunity to expand their traditional community involvement and to reinforce their reputation as…

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Nellis and Krieger offer different types of experience to probate judgeship

July 24, 2012
Nellis and Krieger offer different types of experience to probate judgeship

Story and Photos by Rob Alway, Editor SCOTTVILLE – About 150 people attended Monday’s Candidates’ Forum at the Scottville Clown Band Shell. The event was sponsored by MasonCountyPress.com and WMOM FM 102.7. Participants included several of the county commissioner district races, county treasurer, county surveyor, clerk, prosecutor, register of deeds, probate judge and sheriff. During the event, audience members were…

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Sheriff candidates differ in leadership styles

July 24, 2012
Sheriff candidates differ in leadership styles

Story and Photos by Rob Alway, Editor SCOTTVILLE – About 150 people attended Monday’s Candidates’ Forum at the Scottville Clown Band Shell. The event was sponsored by MasonCountyPress.com and WMOM FM 102.7. Participants included several of the county commissioner district races, county treasurer, county surveyor, clerk, prosecutor, register of deeds, probate judge and sheriff. During the event, audience members were…

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Treasurer candidates both have extensive business background

July 24, 2012
Treasurer candidates both have extensive business background

Story and Photos by Rob Alway, Editor SCOTTVILLE – About 150 people attended Monday’s Candidates’ Forum at the Scottville Clown Band Shell. The event was sponsored by MasonCountyPress.com and WMOM FM 102.7. Participants included several of the county commissioner district races, county treasurer, county surveyor, clerk, prosecutor, register of deeds, probate judge and sheriff. During the event, audience members were…

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Candidates’ forum Monday night

July 22, 2012

MasonCountyPress.com and WMOM FM 102.7 are sponsoring a Candidates’ Forum Monday night, 7 p.m. at the Scottville Clown Band Shell. The majority of the forum participants will be Republican candidates who are running in the Aug. 7 primary election. These include county treasurer candidates Shirley Smith and Sherry Wyman; county surveyor candidates Noah Penn and John Schulke and the following…

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Sorry about the emails

July 22, 2012

If you are a subscriber to Mason County Press you have probably experienced excessive emails from us in the last 24 hours. We want to apologize for this. We recently made some updates to our site which triggered an old data base to send out multiple emails. We are hoping this doesn’t happen again.

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Western Michigan Fair begins Tuesday

July 21, 2012
Western Michigan Fair begins Tuesday

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. – The Western Michigan Fair will begin Tuesday and continue through Saturday at the Mason County Fairgrounds on U.S. 10 near the airport. The fair has been part of Mason County since 1936. For a complete list of events, go to http://masoncountyfairgrounds.com/ .

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MCC grad leads the world’s leaders

July 21, 2012
MCC grad leads the world’s leaders

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief CUSTER TWP. — When I was a kid, my family spent a lot of time at the Eikenberry farm on East Conrad Road. Phil Eikenberry was a classmate, customer and friend of my dad’s. Phil died in 2007 but his children continue to own their father’s farm. I have been following his son, Kevin the past…

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Cox says he’s alive thanks to small town angels

July 18, 2012

Diana and Richard Cox in front of their store in downtown Scottville

Story & Photo by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief

SCOTTVILLE – “I could be a widow sitting here in this store right now,” Diana Cox said, sitting in her office at Cox’s Sales & Services in downtown Scottville. “I could be if it wasn’t for some guardian angels.”

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Fin & Feather Club to celebrate 75th year

July 18, 2012
Fin & Feather Club to celebrate 75th year

Story & Photos by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief SHERMAN TWP. — On Saturday mornings, in the woods of western Sherman Township you will hear the sound of guns. It is a ritual that has gone on for quite some time. Members of the Fin and Feather Club gather and shoot skeet and trap, along with shooting a lot of the bull,…

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Beckman, the voice of the Orioles returns — this time on WMOM

July 18, 2012
Beckman, the voice of the Orioles returns — this time on WMOM

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief LUDINGTON – The voice of the Ludington Orioles, Rod Beckman, will be heard on a new radio station this fall, WMOM FM 102.7. Rod will direct all local sports coverage and will cover play by play of Ludington boys and girls basketball while Todd Hansen and Gary Castonia will cover play by play of Oriole football.…

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Custer community picnic, true Americana

July 18, 2012
Custer community picnic, true Americana

Story & Photos by Rob Alway, Editor CUSTER – Can you get much more Americana than a small town picnic in the middle of the street? There isn’t even a need to put up barricades here in Custer. People just know better. Every year for the past 20-some years the Custer Fire Department has held its community picnic at the…

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Updating the bucket list

July 18, 2012
Updating the bucket list

Several months ago, I made a “bucket list” for my thirties. In defense of those already 40 and over, it is not that I liken turning 40 to death – or even that I mind my own aging. Based on average life expectancy, 40 is about the half way point for me. In my twenties, there were a lot of…

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