Court News Aug. 24, 2012

August 24, 2012

Mason County court as of Aug. 23, 2012 MCSO: Mason County Sheriff’s Office, LPD: Ludington Police Dept., SPD: Scottville Police Dept., MSP: Michigan State Police, SSCENT: State, Sheriff’s, Cheif’s Enforcement Narcotics Team. F/R: Fines and restitution. Pre: Preliminary Examination. B&E: Breaking & Entering. OUIL: Operating a Vehicle while Under the Influence of Alcohol. MIP: Minor in Possession of Alcohol. 51st…

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Moonlighting: The Clutter Cycle

August 23, 2012
Moonlighting: The Clutter Cycle

I think most readers will relate to the whirlwind times we all see in life. One day you pause and look around, only to find that you have socks in the living room, dirty dishes in the den, and piles of laundry that you can’t quite remember if they’re clean or not. Maybe there are pet-hair dust bunnies lurking about,…

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Citizen sports reporters/photographers wanted

August 22, 2012

The high school sports season has begun! As we enter into fall sports, Mason County Press is in need of Citizen Sports Reporters and Photographers. We would like to cover all area sports, including varsity, junior varsity, middle school and recreation but we need your help. As many of you following Mason County Press know, the editorial side of the…

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Arts center hosts final Sweet Summer concert

August 22, 2012
Arts center hosts final Sweet Summer concert

  As Labor Day approaches, considered the official close of the summer season, the Arts Center is wrapping up its Sweet Summer celebration as well. Ryan and Amber Kilpatrick, a husband and wife duo from Grand Rapids, will finish out the summer series of concerts offered by Ludington Area Center for the Arts on Friday, August 24 at 7:30pm.  The…

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Win with Wellness walking event at WSCC

August 22, 2012

VICTORY TWP. — Win with Wellness is sponsoring a walking event at West Shore Community College on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 6 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.  Participants can choose from two courses, one along campus roads and one on the more challenging 3.1-mile cross country trail. Participants should meet in the upper parking lot near the…

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College again offers free bus service

August 22, 2012

VICTORY TWP. – Riding a bus free-of-charge to the West Shore Community College campus will be offered again to students and anyone traveling from Ludington, Manistee and Scottville. The College is underwriting the operational costs of the bus service to encourage more students to pursue their education without concern over high gas prices. The service is also available to those using…

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Registration for Lakeshore Children’s Chorus

August 22, 2012

Mason County, MI, August, 2012.  The 2012 summer session of the Lakeshore Children’s Chorus has ended.  Current chorus members have a three-week hiatus and will start back up again on September 19th with rehearsals every Wednesday from 4:00pm – 5:00pm at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison Street, Ludington, MI 49431. Registration is now open for the Lakeshore…

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Chris’ Library Diaries: 20 Questions

August 21, 2012
Chris’ Library Diaries: 20 Questions

Editor’s Note: I would like to introduce our latest blogger Chris Bacon. Many of you may know Chris from the Scottville branch of the Mason County Library. Chris grew up on the eastern outskirts of the village of Custer and graduated from Mason County Eastern. His blog will discuss the lighter side of life at the library and will appear…

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Legalities of social media topic of next chamber seminar

August 21, 2012

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — SCORE and the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce Business Education Series will be hosting presenter Steven Palazzolo to discuss the legalities of social media in the workplace to area business owners and managers on Tuesday, September 11.  The session will be held from 8:30 – 10 am in the Chamber conference room. A reservation…

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Russian visitor remains positive about US visit even after accident

August 20, 2012
Russian visitor remains positive about US visit even after accident

This summer was going to be a special time for Alisa Sidorenko. The 21-year-old college student was going to leave her home country, Russia, to spend three months working in the United States as part of a student exchange program. I’ts difficult for Russian adults to get a visa to the U.S., so she knew she may never have another…

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$300,000 donation starts maritime museum fundraising campaign

August 20, 2012
$300,000 donation starts maritime museum fundraising campaign

The Mason County Historical Society has started its fundraising campaign for the planned Port of Ludington Maritime Museum to be created in the former U.S. Coast Guard Station on the channel in downtown Ludington. Everyone can read about and view the terrific plans for the museum at www.ludingtonmaritimemuseum.org. The website for the Maritime Museum planned for Ludington was launched recently and…

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Harvest Festival queen competition applications being accepted

August 20, 2012

SCOTTVILLE — Preparation for the 2012 Harvest Festival Queen competition is underway and applications are now being accepted. The Harvest Festival Queen Pageant is scheduled for Thursday, September 20, 2012. Applications can be found on www.ludington.orgor picked up at the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce office. The entry deadline is Thursday, August 30, 2012. In order to participate, contestants…

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2 dead following boating accident

August 17, 2012

Two people are dead following a boating accident that occurred Thursday in Lake Michigan. Rescuers recovered the body of William Sorokin, 53, Plains, Penn., Thursday evening and the body of Ray Finholm, 59, Ludington this morning, according to a report issued by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. The report stated investigators believe the boat capsized during Thursday’s severe weather storm.…

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Moonlighting by Judy Cools: Rumi

August 17, 2012
Moonlighting by Judy Cools: Rumi

  Rumi was a mystical poet who lived in the 13th century. He’s well known worldwide as a Sufi and the founder of a dervish sect – more specifically the “whirling dervishes.” He remains now, 800 years later, a classic standard of Persian mystical poetry, his spiritual insights being very quotable. His work seems to be having a resurgence lately…

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Court News Aug. 17, 2012

August 17, 2012

Mason County Court News, as of August 15 2012 Key: MCSO: Mason County Sheriff’s Office; LPD: Ludington Police Dept.; SPD: Scottville Police Dept.; MSP: Michigan State Police; F/R: Fines and Restitution; Pre: Preliminary Examination or Pre-Trial. 51st Circuit Court, Judge Richard Cooper Talen Christian Woods, 19, Idlewild was found guilty on June 20 of Reckless Driving Causing. Sentence: 2 to…

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