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Exploring the county, and beyond, with a UTV has gotten easier the last few years

July 24, 2024

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief Over the last few years I have enjoyed exploring Mason County on my side-by-side. I don’t have the more powerful sport vehicle but rather one that combines utility and recreation allowing me to use it on the farm, in the yard, the roads and trails. I prefer the back country roads and the trails of the…

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Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash

July 24, 2024

The police news is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, serving west Michigan since 1902, smith-eddy.com. PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — A 30-year-old Ludington man received serious injuries after a northbound vehicle attempted a left turn into the path of his southbound motorcycle on Pere…

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340 participate in WSCC’s Muddy Fox Trot

July 24, 2024

WSCC News is presented by West Shore Community College in partnership with Mason County Press.  VICTORY TOWNSHIP — The ninth Muddy Fox Trot at West Shore Community College was held on Saturday, July 20 and included 340 participants, making it the biggest Muddy Fox Trot…

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Prosecutors endorse Miller

July 24, 2024

Letters to the editor are opinion editorials submitted by readers. Letters to the editor are a long tradition in American journalism. The views and opinions of the writer do not…

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Current drain commissioner endorses Protasiewicz

July 24, 2024

Letters to the editor are opinion editorials submitted by readers. Letters to the editor are a long tradition in American journalism. The views and opinions of the writer do not…

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85th Western Michigan Fair will begin Aug. 5.

July 23, 2024

By Brooke Hammond, MCP Intern PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — The Western Michigan Fair Association will be hosting the 85th Western Michigan Fair beginning Monday, Aug. 5 through Saturday, Aug. 10.…

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Primary election will decide next Mason County drain commissioner

July 23, 2024

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief Two candidates are running for the Republican nomination of Mason County drain commissioner. The decision on the nominee and the decision on the next drain commissioner…

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Obituary: Roger Anderson, 65, of Ludington

July 23, 2024

Roger Allen Anderson was born on March 5, 1959, and won his quick battle with pancreatic cancer on Sunday, July 21, 2024, when he embarked on his greatest adventure yet,…

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Obituary: John Levi Ball, 83, of Ludington

July 23, 2024

John Levi Ball, 83, of Ludington, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2024, at his home. He was born February 22, 1941, in Ludington, to L.D. and Mary (Verschueren) Ball, the…

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Recent births, posted July 23, 2024

July 23, 2024

Tucker Daniel Jensen, the son of Lacy and Derek Jensen of Ludington, was born on Saturday, July 20, 2024. Adaline Katherine Martinez-McClure, the daughter of Elise McClure and Isaiah Martinez-Coleman of Ludington,…

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Recent death: Peggy Sue Gasparas, 61, of Custer

July 23, 2024

Peggy Sue Gasparas, 61, of Custer, died on Friday, July 12, 2024. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.OakGroveLudington.com. Listing of 2023 deaths. Listing of 2022 deaths. Listing…

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Employment: LRE Special Education Paraprofessional

July 23, 2024

Employment: LRE Special Education Paraprofessional West Shore Educational Service District has a position vacancy for a Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Special Education Paraprofessional.  High School diploma required; two years experience…

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Memorial Service Notice: Sharon Lea Altschwager

July 23, 2024

SHERIDAN TOWNSHIP — A memorial service will be held for Sharon Lea Altschwager of Ludington on Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 2 p.m. at Bachelor Evangelical Church, 5940 E Sugar…

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Tennessee man, 21, receives delayed sentence for attempting to enroll as high school student

July 22, 2024

By Allison Scarbrough, News Editor LUDINGTON — A 21-year-old Fort Campbell, Tennessee man received a delayed sentence in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court last week after attempting to enroll as…

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Man sentenced to jail for shooting son’s vehicle

July 22, 2024

By Allison Scarbrough, News Editor LUDINGTON — A 52-year-old man was sentenced to serve six months upfront of a one-year discretionary jail term in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court last…

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Deputies busy with crashes over the weekend

July 22, 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, July…

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LPD news, posted July 22, 2024

July 22, 2024

The following is activity of the Ludington Police Department over the weekend: Friday, July 19, 2024: 10:10 p.m., a 44-year-old Ludington man was arrested on a warrant issued by Mason…

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Obituary: Sherry Johnson, 87, of Ludington

July 22, 2024

Sherry Dell (Hansen) Johnson lost her battle with dementia on Friday, July 19, 2024. She was born in Lansing on July 26, 1936 as the oldest of six siblings. Her…

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