Recent death: Daniel Joseph McCarthy, 72, of Scottville

July 17, 2024

Daniel Joseph McCarthy, 72, of Scottville, died on Tuesday, July 16, 2024. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.OakGroveLudington.com. Listing of 2023 deaths. Listing of 2022 deaths. Listing of 2021 deaths. Listing of 2020 deaths. Listing of 2019 deaths __________ Please Support Local News Receive daily MCP and OCP news briefings along with email news alerts for $10…

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Recent death: Shari L. (Rude) Hoskins, 82, of Ludington

July 17, 2024

Shari L. (Rude) Hoskins, 82, of Ludington, died on Monday, July 15, 2024. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.OakGroveLudington.com. Listing of 2023 deaths. Listing of 2022 deaths. Listing of 2021 deaths. Listing of 2020 deaths. Listing of 2019 deaths __________ Please Support Local News Receive daily MCP and OCP news briefings along with email news alerts for…

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Paid Posting: Message from Beth Hand, candidate for Mason County Prosecutor

July 16, 2024

This is a paid posting. Paid for by Committee to Elect Beth Hand Prosecutor, PO Box 86, Custer, MI 49405. My name is Beth Hand, Republican candidate for Mason County Prosecuting Attorney and I am asking for your vote on August 6. I have been attempting to personally introduce myself to as many of you as possible by going door…

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PHOTO: Into the sunset

July 16, 2024

Around the County is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union, www.preferredcu.org, located locally at 266 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington. Photo by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief LUDINGTON — The SS Badger leaves into the sunset on Sunday evening, July 14. __________ Please Support Local News Receive daily MCP and OCP news briefings along with email news alerts for $10 a month. Your…

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Duo buys over $1,700 in lottery tickets on stolen credit card

July 16, 2024

HAMLIN TOWNSHIP — Two male subjects reportedly bought over $1,700 in scratch-off lottery tickets on a stolen credit card at the Hamlin Grocery store on North Jebavy Drive Monday, July 15, shortly before 10:30 a.m., said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. “Upon leaving the store, it was learned the credit card used was stolen,” said Sheriff Cole. The police news…

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Woman arrested for meth possession after she was found passed out in vehicle in store parking lot

July 16, 2024

PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — A 42-year-old Fountain woman was arrested for methamphetamine possession after Mason County sheriff’s deputies responded to “a report of a female passed out in her vehicle,” said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. The incident occurred Monday, July 15, shortly before 7 p.m. in the Walgreen’s parking lot on US 10. In an unrelated incident, deputies responded…

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Employment: Sanitation Supervisor

July 16, 2024

Employment Opportunity: Sanitation Supervisor Indian Summer is looking for an experienced sanitation supervisor to implement the company’s sanitation policies. As a supervisor, you will be responsible for developing sanitation protocols in line with state and federal safety regulations. You will also be required to conduct daily sanitation inspections and oversee staff training. Must have demonstrate strong leadership skills, detailed knowledge…

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Wietrzykowski captains the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum

July 15, 2024

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief LUDINGTON — Nathan Wietrzykowski has a deep passion for history, particularly maritime history and specifically the history of the local carferries. The 2019 Ludington High School graduate is in his second year as program manager for the Mason County Historical Society. As part of his duties, he is also director of the Port of Ludington Maritime…

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Fire destroys Meade Township house

July 15, 2024

MEADE TOWNSHIP — Fire destroyed a house at 5261 E. Hasenbank Rd. late Sunday evening. Firefighters were dispatched to the residence at 11:28 p.m. Free Soil/Meade Fire Department Chief Vince Williams said the homeowner, Michael Pickard, was not home when the fire began. He said Pickard came home to discover the house engulfed in flames. “Because there isn’t good cell…

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Man found passed out behind the wheel arrested for second-offense OWI

July 15, 2024

The police news is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, serving west Michigan since 1902, smith-eddy.com. SHERMAN TOWNSHIP — A 27-year-old Custer man was arrested for second-offense operating while intoxicated after he was found passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle Sunday, July 14, at 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Stephens and Dewey roads, said Mason County…

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Reader says Lederer stands out for prosecutor

July 15, 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 necessarily reflect those of Mason County Press, its staff or its parent company. For more information, please refer to MCP’s Letter to the Editor Policy. Dear Editor, A longtime visitor, recent…

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Obituary: Cheryl Darlene Lopatka, 76, of Ludington

July 15, 2024

Cheryl Darlene Lopatka, 76, of Ludington, formerly of Wheaton, Ill., passed away on Monday July 1, 2024. Cheryl was born on February 25, 1948, in Chicago to Clarence M. and Marjorie E. (Stokes) Griswold. She graduated from West Leyden High School in 1966. On April 8, 1978, Cheryl married the love of her life, Don L. Lopatka. Professionally, Cheryl dedicated…

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Recent death: Thomas Dodson, Jr., 56, of Branch

July 15, 2024

Thomas Ray Dodson Jr., 56, of Branch, died on Monday, July 15, 2024. A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 19, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.OakGroveLudington.com. Listing of 2023 deaths. Listing of 2022 deaths.…

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Helen Francis (Gorzynski) VanLoon, 94,

July 15, 2024

  Helen Francis (Gorzynski) VanLoon, 94, of Ludington, died on Thursday, July 11, 2024. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.OakGroveLudington.com. Listing of 2023 deaths. Listing of 2022 deaths. Listing of 2021 deaths. Listing of 2020 deaths. Listing of 2019 deaths __________ Please Support Local News Receive daily MCP and OCP news briefings along with email news alerts…

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Memorial service notice: Dennis Houk

July 15, 2024

Dennis Franklin Houk, 79, of Pentwater, died on Thursday, May 9, 2024. A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 29, 2024, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 3212 W. Kinney Rd., Riverton Township. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. at the church. Read Dennis’s obituary here. Arrangements were entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.OakGroveLudington.com.

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Three running for Mason County prosecutor

July 14, 2024

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief On Aug. 6, voters will decide who will be the next Mason County prosecuting attorney. Technically, the primary election’s purpose is to choose each party’s candidate for the Nov. 5 General Election. Since there are only Republicans running for the position, the primary election will ultimately decide who the next prosecutor will be. That person will…

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Help MCP, OCP grow for 33 cents a day

July 14, 2024

Dear Readers: I am writing this today to ask you to consider financially supporting local news for about 33 cents a day. As you are most likely aware, I own and operate Mason County Press and Oceana County Press (Media Group 31, LLC), which I began in 2012. These online news services are available for free to our readers thanks…

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Two receive minor injuries in highway crash

July 12, 2024

The police news is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, serving west Michigan since 1902, smith-eddy.com. AMBER TOWNSHIP — Two people received minor injuries Thursday, July 11, following a two vehicle crash about 1:40 p.m. at US 10 and US 31 (bypass) just west of Scottville city limits. Injured were two women, ages 43 and 75, both of Scottville. Both…

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