Trekking the NCT: Stony Lonesome Adirondacks

June 27, 2022

Trekking the NCT: Stony Lonesome Adirondacks By Joan Young, MCP Contributing Writer. On Dec. 1, 2021 Amber Township resident Joan Young began her journey to hike the entire North Country Trail continuously. She began her year-long trek at the Manistee National Forest’s Timber Creek Campground on US 10 in Lake County. The first half of the hike will take her…

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Recent births, posted June 27, 2022

June 27, 2022

Recent births, posted June 27, 2022 Please consider helping to fund local news. Mason County Press and Oceana County Press are available for free thanks to the generous support of our advertisers and individuals. Three ways to help us: Venmo: @MasonCountyPress; Paypal: MasonCountyPress@gmail.com; Mail a check to PO BOX 21, Scottville, MI 49454. The following births have been reported: Cooper…

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Busy summer weekend for local police.

June 27, 2022

Busy summer weekend for local police. The police news is a presentation of Lenz-Balder Insurance, offering Auto Owners Insurance, 201 E. Court St., Ludington, 231-845-6279, www.lenzbalderins.com. The following is police activity in Mason County over the weekend: Thursday, June 23, 2022: 4:23 p.m., (Michigan State Police), car/tractor crash, no injuries, 8000 block of Darr Road, Free Soil Township. Friday, June…

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79th District Court arraignments, posted June 27, 2022. 

June 27, 2022

79th District Court arraignments, posted June 27, 2022.  LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court.  Felonies – Christopher Bailey; birth year, 1973; illegally driving away an automobile, assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer; arraigned on June 16, 2022; probable cause hearing, June 29, 2022. – Eric Edward Williams; birth year, 1980; controlled substance possession; assaulting/resisting/obstructing a…

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Clown Band to perform Patriotic Concert Tuesday.

June 26, 2022

Clown Band to perform Patriotic Concert Tuesday. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.  SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Clown Band performs on its home stage, the Scottville Clown Band Shell, Tuesday, June 28, 2022 for its annual Patriotic Concert. Most of the Americana themed songs are performed exclusively during this show, which begins at 7 p.m. The band will pay a special tribute to…

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Obituary: Michael Kiner, 83, of Branch.

June 26, 2022

Obituary: Michael Kiner, 83, of Branch. Michael L. Kiner, 83, of Branch, formerly of Holland, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022.  Michael was born on July 22, 1938 in Shenandoah, Iowa, the son of Leslie and Ramona (Mieras) Kiner. He married Georgia Ferris-Mathews in Jamaica  on March 7, 1994. Michael retired in 2000 from Ottawa Gage in Holland after…

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Obituary: Constance Walker, 95, of Scottville. 

June 26, 2022

Obituary: Constance Walker, 95, of Scottville.  Constance B. Walker, 95, of Scottville, passed away at home on Thursday, June 23, 2022.  Constance was born on October 19, 1926 in Battle Creek, the daughter of Charles and Dorothy (Graham) Coles. She loved going to the casino and traveling, especially her trips to Hawaii and Alaska. Constance had a great life. She…

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Obituary: Janet Heath, 61, of Ludington.

June 25, 2022

Obituary: Janet Heath, 61, of Ludington. Janet Leigh Heath, 61, of Ludington, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2022. She was born July 3, 1960 in Hart to Daniel and Marian (Albrecht) Kriesel.  Janet was a truck driver for many companies. Most recently she worked for KL Harring out of Pennsylvania. When she wasn’t working, she loved spending time with her…

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Cocaine, meth possession arrest tops police activity.

June 24, 2022

Cocaine, meth possession arrest tops police activity. The police news is a presentation of Lenz-Balder Insurance, offering Auto Owners Insurance, 201 E. Court St., Ludington, 231-845-6279, www.lenzbalderins.com. AMBER TOWNSHIP — A 35-year-old Scottville man was arrested by Mason County sheriff’s deputies for possession of cocaine and methamphetamine after a report of the subject acting strangely during a traffic stop at…

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Obituary: William Kenschaft III, 66, of Scottville.

June 24, 2022

Obituary: William Kenschaft III, 66, of Scottville. William Gustav Kenschaft III, 66, of Scottville, formerly of Seattle, Washington, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. “Bronco Bill” was born on July 13, 1956 in Seattle, the son of William and Betty Kenschaft. Bill attended Stoundsburg High School and Oklahoma Horseshoeing School. He enlisted in the United States Army during the…

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How Things Work: The fire department. 

June 23, 2022

How Things Work: The fire department.  A column by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. I’ve been contemplating writing a regular column for quite awhile, but I just didn’t really know exactly what the theme of the column would be (by the way, to go along with the theme of this column, columns written by editors are long standing traditions in newspapers). Then,…

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VIDEO: Mason County Sports Hall of Fame Class of ’22. 

June 23, 2022

VIDEO: Mason County Sports Hall of Fame Class of ’22.  Full Court Press is a sports and recreation webcast presented by Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Orthopedics.  PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — Today, on MCP’s Full Court Press, Alan Neushwander speaks with Vic Burwell, president of the Mason County Sports Hall of Fame, about this weekend’s Class of ’22 induction ceremonies.  Please…

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Recent deaths, service announcements, posted June 24, 2022.

June 23, 2022

Recent deaths, service announcements, posted June 24, 2022. Please consider helping to fund local news. Mason County Press and Oceana County Press are available for free thanks to the generous support of our advertisers and individuals. Three ways to help us: Venmo: @MasonCountyPress; Paypal: MasonCountyPress@gmail.com; Mail a check to PO BOX 21, Scottville, MI 49454. The following recent death information…

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Fire destroys Amber Twp. house, damages others.

June 23, 2022

Fire destroys Amber Twp. house, damages others. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief AMBER TOWNSHIP — A fire destroyed a house and damaged three other houses Thursday afternoon. Firefighters were dispatched to 3673 W. Hidden Forest Circle at 4:05 p.m. for a report of an attached garage on fire. That fire quickly spread to the home while the heat from the flames…

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Obituary: Gene Shank, 83, of Ludington.

June 23, 2022

Obituary: Gene Shank, 83, of Ludington. Gene O. Shank, 83, of Ludington passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. He was born March 17, 1939 in Palestine, Ohio, to Claytus and Katherene (Harshman) Shank. Gene graduated from Ludington High School in 1957 and he went on to attend Western Michigan University and received bachelor’s of arts…

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