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County road painting underway

June 17, 2024

SCOTTVILLE — The Mason County Road Commission is reporting that several local and primary roads in northern Mason County are receiving fresh coats of paint for yellow centerlines and white edge lines. Painting of roads in southern Mason County took place last year. Michigan Pavement Marking, Inc. of Byron Center is the contractor. Paving marking began last week and is…

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No injuries in four-vehicle crash

June 17, 2024

The police news is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, serving west Michigan since 1902, smith-eddy.com. The following is Mason County Sheriff’s Office activity over the weekend: Friday, June 14, 2024: 3:56 p.m., four-vehicle crash, no injury, US 10 and Meyers Road, Pere Marquette…

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79th District Court sentencings, posted June 17, 2024

June 17, 2024

By Alan Neushwander, Contributing Writer LUDINGTON — The following were recently sentenced in Mason County’s 79th District Court: -Corey James Horton, 28, pleaded no contest on June 10 to domestic violence and was sentenced to 93 days in jail, must seek outpatient treatment, must not…

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APPOINTMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Mason County Land Bank

June 17, 2024

APPOINTMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Mason County Land Bank The Mason County Treasurer is seeking qualified individuals for appointment to the Mason County Land Bank by the Mason County Board of Commissioners for…

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Recent death: Terry Ann Guthridge, 74, of Free Soil

June 17, 2024

  Terry Ann Guthridge, 74, of Free Soil, died on Friday, May 10, 2024. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at Oak Grove Funeral Home…

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VIDEO: Fish on for Freedom 2024

June 14, 2024

Video by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief LUDINGTON — The annual Fish on for Freedom veterans fishing tournament took place today, Friday, June 14, 2024. The free tournament included 127 veterans fishing…

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9 to graduate from Mason County Fire Academy Saturday

June 14, 2024

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief LUDINGTON — The Mason County Fire Academy will hold a graduation ceremony at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 at Ludington Fire Department, 918 E. Tinkham…

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Scottville PD news, posted June 14, 2024

June 14, 2024

  The police news is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, serving west Michigan since 1902, smith-eddy.com. The following is recent activity of the Scottville Police Department: Thursday, June…

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Recent death: Ernie Roy Larson, 65, of Ludington

June 14, 2024

  Ernie Roy Larson, 65, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 11 a.m. at North Victory…

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51st Circuit Court sentencings

June 13, 2024

LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, June 11, 2024: – Donald Thomas Miller, 35, pleaded guilty April 9 to breaking and entering of…

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Coats and Boots program asking for Great Lakes Energy members’ to vote for grant giveaway

June 13, 2024

LUDINGTON — Great Lakes Energy members are being asked to show their support for Ludington Coats and Boots by voting for the program during the annual Great Lakes Energy Community…

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Sheriff’s Office warning Stix concert goers to obey no parking areas

June 13, 2024

HAMLIN TOWNSHIP — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is warning those attending a concert at Stix Bar this weekend to obey no parking areas, adding that motorists can expect heavy…

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Obituary: Jon Jensen, Sr., 83, of Howard, Ohio, formerly of Manistee

June 13, 2024

Jon Lawrence Jensen, Sr, 83, of Howard, Ohio, formerly of Manistee, died Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at Bennington Glen Nursing Home in Marengo, Ohio. Jon was born on May 18,…

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Recent death: Kenneth Staba, 98, of Scottville

June 13, 2024

  Kenneth Staba, 98, of Scottville, died on Monday, May 20, 2024. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at Bachellor Cemetery, Sheridan Township, at 11…

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OWI arrests top police activity

June 13, 2024

The police news is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, serving west Michigan since 1902, smith-eddy.com. The following is recent police activity in Mason County: Monday, June 10, 2024:…

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Recent death: Marilyn Grace (Hawley) Johnson, 96, of Ludington

June 13, 2024

  Marilyn Grace (Hawley) Johnson, 96, of Ludington, died on Sunday, June 9, 2024. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.OakGroveLudington.com. Listing of 2023 deaths. Listing of 2022…

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Recent births, posted June 13, 2024

June 13, 2024

Roxanne Louise Nelson, the daughter of Nicole and Patrick Nelson of Custer, was born on Thursday, May 23, 2024. Unless indicated, births occurred at Corewell Health Ludington Hospital.  List of 2024…

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Builder faces prison term for fraud charges if full restitution to victims is not paid

June 12, 2024

By Allison Scarbrough, News Editor LUDINGTON — If a 34-year-old Grant Township builder facing felony charges of fraudulent use of building contract funds pays full restitution to his victims, he…

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