Human trafficking topic of presentation

August 1, 2013

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — An FBI specialist will present Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery and Victim Assistance on Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The program, held at United Methodist Church of Ludington, is being presented by Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Chapter FG and will focus on domestic minor sex trafficking. Carmen Kucinich is a victims advocate assigned to…

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Arraignments, as of July 31, 2013

August 1, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned this past week in front of the magistrate of the 79th District Court. Felonies – Christine Margaret Cota, 41, of 122 S. Wildwood Crossing, Apt. 20, Ludington, was arrested July 26 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) for a felony of forgery. A preliminary exam is set for…

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ATV accident

August 1, 2013
ATV accident

EDEN TWP. — One person was injured after the all-terrain vehicle he was riding as passenger flipped over this afternoon. A Mason County Sheriff sergeant on scene said the male suffered an arm injury following the accident in private property near 6452 Long Valley Rd. near Whiskey Creek Resort. He was taken to Memorial Medical Center by Life EMS ambulance.…

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Golf tourney to raise money for Sally K. Johnson fund

August 1, 2013

Submitted by Miranda Beebe.  HAMLIN TWP. — The third annual One (More) Good Day of Golf fundraiser will be held on Sunday, Aug. 11 at Hemlock Golf Club. The event is a fundraiser for the Sally K. Johnson Fund, which was started after Sally Johnson of Scottville was diagnosed with cancer. “Anything that gives someone one good day is worth…

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Lakeshore Civic Players announce upcoming season

August 1, 2013
Lakeshore Civic Players announce upcoming season

LUDINGTON — The Lakeside Civic Players group has announced its line-up for the 2013/2014 season. This is the third full season the players group has formally put in place since its formation in 2009. The Ludington based theatre group has grown exponentially since 2009 and will take on five productions in the upcoming season. All show times will be at 7…

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Old Engine Show is living history

August 1, 2013
Old Engine Show is living history

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. SCOTTVILLE — There is nothing quite like the sound of the exhaust of a John Deere 2-cylinder tractor. It’s a sound I have heard all my life, as my dad is an avid collector and restorer of antique John Deere tractors. We’re talking over 30 of them, most in nearly mint condition. They aren’t museum pieces,…

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Pleasant temperatures today

August 1, 2013
Pleasant temperatures today

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 10:30 a.m. today. Lake Michigan water temperatures:  Ludington Stearns Park: 66 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 65 F Summit Park: 65 F Pentwater: 64 F Afternoon weather: Ludington: Partly cloudy becoming mostly sunny with temperatures reaching 74 degrees…

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Love Your Community program Aug. 8

August 1, 2013

AMBER TWP. — The Community Foundation of Mason County presents “Love Your Community” a program facilitated by author Peter Kagevama on Thursday, Aug. 8 at the West Shore Educational Service District on U.S. 10-31. Kagevama has developed an interactive workshop that allows communities to develop their own approaches to becoming a more lovable community. This half day workshop will explore…

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41 years, 3 generations, 100s of children; Dr. Hill retires

July 31, 2013
41 years, 3 generations, 100s of children; Dr. Hill retires

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Today was a bittersweet day for Dr. Ken Hill. After 41 years of practicing pediatric medicine in Ludington, today was Dr. Hill’s last day. It was a busy day at the Tinkham Avenue office, with lots of patients and parents coming in to say goodbye to the doctor who clearly loves what he does.…

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Locally filmed ‘Mickey Matson’ will be shown Friday in Scottville

July 31, 2013
Locally filmed ‘Mickey Matson’ will be shown Friday in Scottville

National sales doing well; sequel to be filmed this fall. It’s been a good summer for local film producers Harold Cronk and Edgar Struble. Their movie, “The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure” is currently being sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores around the country (that’s a pretty big deal). And, sales are going well. Plus, they are just over…

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4-H summer fest

July 31, 2013

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — The 4-H Horse Development Committee will hold its Summer Fest on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mason County Fairgrounds. The event will feature fun for the entire family including a rock climbing pyramid, horse and pony rides, petting zoo, hay wagon rides, bounce houses and an inflatable obstacle course. There…

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Lake Michigan temperatures drop

July 31, 2013
Lake Michigan temperatures drop

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 10:30 a.m. today. Lake Michigan temperatures have dropped significantly since yesterday. Lake Michigan water temperatures:  Ludington Stearns Park: 39 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 37 F Summit Park: 38 F Pentwater: 43 F Afternoon weather: Ludington: Chance…

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EPA may modernize clean water act reporting

July 31, 2013

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule that would modernize Clean Water Act (CWA) reporting processes for hundreds of thousands of municipalities, industries, and other facilities by converting to an electronic data reporting system. The proposed e-reporting rule would make facility-specific information, such as inspection and enforcement history, pollutant monitoring results, and other data required…

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Keson new PM supervisor

July 30, 2013

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — Paul Keson was appointed the new township supervisor this evening. Resigning supervisor Jim McInnis has his last day in office tomorrow.

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Lake Express not operating

July 30, 2013
Lake Express not operating

Lake Express carferry is currently not operating. The ferry operates between Milwaukee and Muskegon. Patrick Lopeman of WMOM radio said he was told by the Milwaukee ticket office that the catamaran will not be running until at least Saturday. “They will not verify that it’s a problem with the propulsion system,” Lopeman said “That has been the cause of mechanical…

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Hotovy appointed new CMH director

July 30, 2013
Hotovy appointed new CMH director

LUDINGTON — The Governing Board of West Michigan Community Mental Health, provider of mental health and substance abuse services in Lake, Mason, and Oceana counties, has appointed Lisa Hotovy, PhD, as its new executive director. “The Board took seriously its job to find the best new Executive Director,” said Board chair president Jim Prince.  “We believe we have found an excellent…

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Time to get funky: Groove 101 performs tonight in Scottville

July 30, 2013
Time to get funky: Groove 101 performs tonight in Scottville

SCOTTVILLE — Tonight’s performance of Groove 101 is one of the season highlights for the Tuesdays at the Shell series at the Scottville Clown Band Shell. Under the direction of Ted Malt, West Shore Community College associate professor of music, Groove 101 is a combination of some of the area’s top young professional musicians. The band will perform a variety…

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WSCC fall registration open

July 30, 2013

VICTORY TWP. — Registration for fall semester classes that begin Wed., Sept. 4, at West Shore Community College is open to both returning and new students. Though the start of fall classes is over a month away, WSCC Director of Enrollment Management Shelby Wagner-Hughes emphasizes the importance of students planning now for the upcoming semester. “Students who register early for…

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