Has Phillips confessed? TV obtains letter from prison

September 11, 2012
Has Phillips confessed? TV obtains letter from prison

WOOD TV-8 of Grand Rapids has published a confession letter that the TV station claims was written by Sean Phillips, father of Katherine “Baby Kate” Phillips. Phillips is currently serving a prison sentence for the unlawful imprisonment of the infant girl who has been missing since June 29, 2011. See the letter at WOOD TV-8 website by clicking here.  WOOD…

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Ariel Courtland to marry Sean Phillips

September 11, 2012
Ariel Courtland to marry Sean Phillips

IONIA – Ariel Courtland, mother of missing Katherine “Baby Kate” Phillips, has filed paperwork to marry Sean Phillips, the baby’s father. Phillips is currently in prison for the unlawful imprisonment of the baby who has been missing since June 2011. According to WOOD TV-8 of Grand Rapids Courtland filed paperwork Monday to marry Phillips while he is in Michigan Reformatory…

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UPDATE: Fire prevented

September 11, 2012
UPDATE: Fire prevented

CUSTER TWP. — Firefighters from Custer and Scottville fire departments responded to a possible house fire Tuesday around 7:20 p.m. at 1281 E. U.S. 10. Dispatch information indicated the house smelled like electrical burning. The culprit was an element in the hot water heater, Custer Fire Chief John Allison said. Firefighters were able to respond quickly and ventilate the smoke…

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Possible fire

September 11, 2012
Possible fire

Scottville and Custer fire departments are on scene of a possible house fire at 1281 E. US 10 in Custer Twp.

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Civil War muster at White Pine Village

September 11, 2012

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — Historic White Pine Village will be the site of a Civil War Muster on Friday, September 21st and Saturday, September 22nd on the village grounds. Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery will co-host the event. Many re-enactors will be encamped on the grounds during the weekend muster. This year’s event is geared toward demonstrating what the average citizen…

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Another reason to remember 9/11

September 11, 2012
Another reason to remember 9/11

Where were you when you heard the news of the Twin Towers attack? Most will be able to describe the exact moment that their daily activities stopped, their eyes glued to the television. The horror of what was thought to be an accident, the towers falling, the sickening realization that we were actually under attack. That day marks another anniversary…

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Art Center craft show applications available

September 11, 2012

Ludington Arts Center 4th annual craft show taking applications\ Applications for this year’s Ludington Arts Center Holiday Craft Show are available. The show is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24 at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington. This is the fourth year for the Thanksgiving weekend event which showcases handmade craft items,…

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Dave Masten gets ‘Wired’ for Art Prize

September 10, 2012
Dave Masten gets ‘Wired’ for Art Prize

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — Blues music plays out of the stereo as Dave Masten meticulously works on his new creation. “I feel like Dr. Frankenstein,” he says, using needle-nose pliers to twist copper metal on the sculpture’s face. Dave works in his driveway, tucked in the woods on picturesque Buttersville Peninsula south of Ludington. The evening sun begins to shine…

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Diedrich earns Chief Engineer license

September 10, 2012
Diedrich earns Chief Engineer license

Badger employee Kevin Diedrich has earned his unlimited Chief Engineer’s License. Kevin has been employed at Lake Michigan Carferry since 2001. His first position with LMC was that of a part time weekend relief coal passer along with other odd jobs aboard the Badger. His passion for the S.S. Badger and the maritime industry fueled his desire and determination to…

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Mickey Matson will make Manistee debut

September 10, 2012
Mickey Matson will make Manistee debut

MANISTEE — “Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Conspiracy” is coming to the Ramsdell Theather. The movie, written and directed by Harold Cronk of Amber Township and produced by Scottville native Edgar Struble, will make its local debut on Saturday, Sept. 22. The debut will include two showings. The 3:30 p.m. matinee is $5 for adults and $3 for children under…

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A reader’s comment about gun use

September 10, 2012

By Nate DeWeerd, Pere Marquette Township Last week’s tragic pellet rifle injury to 10-year-old Amy Resendez from Wyoming, MI comes as many local sportsmen are beginning to gear up for several different hunting seasons, and unfortunately gives me the perfect lead in to remind the community about the importance of firearms safety.  According to reports from MasonCountyPress.com and Sheriff Fiers,…

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Ludington City Council to meet tonight

September 10, 2012

Attached are the agenda and notes for tonight’s Ludington City Council meeting. Ludington City Council Sept. 10, 2011

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Student body language at WSCC

September 9, 2012
Student body language at WSCC

VICTORY TWP.  – Body language expert, mentalist, hypnotist, and illusionist Christopher Carter will open the 2012-13 West Shore Community College Performing Arts Series on Fri., Sept. 14, with his highly popular presentation entitled “Student Body Language (It’s What You Don’t Say that Counts).” The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the college’s Center Stage Auditorium. “Student Body Language” is based…

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Old schoolhouse work begins

September 8, 2012
Old schoolhouse work begins

Note: We first ran this story on Aug. 28 but thought we would repost. SCOTTVILLE – “I still wake up in the morning and don’t ask myself why I got into this,” John Wilton said about purchasing the old Scottville schoolhouse. In June Wilton of Queensland, Australia, bought the schoolhouse. He was driving through Scottville with some friends on their…

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1 injured at Scottville and Chauvez roads

September 7, 2012
1 injured at Scottville and Chauvez roads

  CUSTER TWP. — A 49-year-old Lake, Mich. man received non-life threatening injuries Friday afternoon when he swerved his pickup truck out of the way of a minivan. The accident happened shortly after 5 p.m. at the intersection of Scottville and Chauvez roads. The pickup was northbound when, according to an official on scene, the 20-year-old female driver of the…

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