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Bicyclist injured on Victory Corner Road

May 21, 2024

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief AMBER TOWNSHIP — A male bicyclist was seriously injured Tuesday evening after he allegedly pulled out in the path of a pickup truck. The crash occurred in the 1600 block of North Victory Corner Road, between Hansen and Decker roads. According to personnel on scene, the Ford F-150 pickup and the bicyclist were both northbound on…

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Man sentenced to prison for stabbing

May 21, 2024

By Allison Scarbrough, News Editor LUDINGTON — A 30-year-old Ludington man with a lengthy criminal record was sentenced in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, May 21, to 65 months (almost 5 ½ years) to 20 years in prison for a conviction of assault with…

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Photo Feature: Fish lessons

May 21, 2024

Spartan News is a presentation of Mason County Central School District in partnership with Mason County Press. SCOTTVILLE — Last week Mason County Central third graders, taught by Cheri Stibitz, released several dozen young salmon into the Pere Marquette River on Friday at Scottville Riverside…

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Recent death: Ryan Nicholas Knudsen, 44, of Ludington

May 21, 2024

  Ryan Nicholas Knudsen, 44, of Ludington, died on Monday, May 20, 2024. A memorial service will be held Friday May 24, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Funeral…

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Mini golf Charity Mondays to benefit local organizations

May 21, 2024

LUDINGTON — Several local organizations will once again benefit from the Ludington Area Jaycees’ Mini Golf Charity Mondays. Each Monday, from May 27 to Sept. 2 the Jaycees will donate…

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Michigan’s Dragon opens more trail

May 20, 2024

By Joan Young The Michigan Dragon Trail that will ultimately circle Hardy Dam Pond near White Cloud in Newaygo County continues to move toward that goal. There are now 34…

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Scottville commission to consider interim city manager candidates

May 20, 2024

Editor’s note: Our initial story reported that this meeting was Wednesday, May 22. It is Thursday, May 23. SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville City Commission will hold a special meeting at…

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Teen seriously injured in motorcycle crash

May 20, 2024

LOGAN TOWNSHIP — A 16-year-old Sparta boy suffered serious injuries after the motorcycle he was operating on private property flipped over backwards, ejecting him Saturday, May 18, shortly before 4:30…

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LPD news, posted May 20, 2024

May 20, 2024

The police news is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, serving west Michigan since 1902, smith-eddy.com. The following is activity of the Ludington Police Department over the weekend: Saturday,…

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County Planning Commission hearing postponed

May 20, 2024

PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — The Mason County Planning Commission has postponed a public hearing for an ordinance text amendment requested that was scheduled for Tuesday May 21 due to the…

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Library announces summer Preschool Story Time schedule

May 20, 2024

The Mason County District Library’s Preschool Story Time will change its schedule for summer beginning Tuesday, May 28 until Wednesday, Aug. 28. It will be held at 10 a.m. on…

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Recent death: Clark Walter Wheaton, 92, of Ludington

May 20, 2024

  Clark Walter Wheaton, 92, of Ludington, died on Sunday May 19, 2024. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.OakGroveLudington.com. Listing of 2023 deaths. Listing of 2022 deaths.…

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Notice to all creditors: Gregory Gerbers

May 20, 2024

Notice to all creditors: Gregory Gerbers Gregory Gerbers, born Aug. 28, 1974, who lived in Ludington, Michigan, died January 10, 2024. There is no personal representative of his estate to…

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Recent births, posted May 20, 2024

May 20, 2024

Riley Robert Fletcher, the son of Andrea and Aaron Fletcher of Pentwater, was born on Friday, May 10, 2024. Karmello Elias Mendieta Vasquez, the son of Vianca Vasquez and Hector Mendieta Salinas,…

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Obituary: Danny Leon Griffith, 71, of Ludington

May 20, 2024

Danny Leon Griffith, 71, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at his home in Ludington.  Born in Union City, Ohio, Dan moved to Ludington with his three older sisters…

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Photo Feature: Hackert Lake sunset

May 19, 2024

Photo by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief AMBER TOWNSHIP — The clouds were just right Saturday night just a few minutes before sunset over Hackert Lake. ___________ Please Support Local News Receive…

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79th District Court arraignments, posted May 19, 2024

May 19, 2024

By Alan Neushwander, Contributing Writer. LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies -Harold Ray Collins, 43; failing to pay child support/leaving the state;…

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79th District Court sentencings, posted May 19, 2024

May 19, 2024

By Alan Neushwander, Contributing Writer. LUDINGTON — The following were recently sentenced in Mason County’s 79th District Court: -Michael Calgaro, 46, pleaded guilty May 15 to disorderly drunk person and…

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