Recent deaths, posted May 25, 2020

May 25, 2020

Recent deaths, posted May 25, 2020 The following recent death has been reported to MCP: Duane G. Cooper, 78, of Summit Township died on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.oakgroveludington.com. This post is a presentation of Beads & Blooms Florist, 78 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington, MI 49431; 231-425-4133. Listing of 2020 deaths. Listing…

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Obituary: Melissa Ann Cormany, 86, Fountain

May 25, 2020

Obituary: Melissa Ann Cormany, 86, Fountain Melissa Ann Cormany, 86, of Fountain passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2020 at her home.  Melissa was born on March 4, 1934 in Ludington, the daughter of Walter F. and Hazel M. (Luhrs) Smogoleski and graduated from Ludington High School.  On April 1, 1955 she married Russell F. Cormany in Ludington and he…

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Free produce to be distributed Wednesday at fairgrounds.

May 24, 2020

Free produce to be distributed Wednesday at fairgrounds. PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — Lakeshore Food Club will be handing out fresh produce at the Mason County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, May 27 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The food is from the US Department of Agriculture’s Farm to Families Food Box program. “We are extremely excited to bring this opportunity to Mason…

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Safe Harbor Credit Union to break ground on new location.

May 22, 2020

Safe Harbor Credit Union to break ground on new location. PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — Safe Harbor Credit Union will break ground this summer on its new location at 5511 W. US 10, between Jebavy Drive and Pere Marquette Highway. The new location will replace the growing credit union’s present site at 1200 E. Tinkham Ave. in the City of Ludington.…

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Recent arraignments include assaulting police officer charges.

May 22, 2020

Recent arraignments include assaulting police officer charges. LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court:   Reenya Bilal-Clinton Burrell, 28, of 410 S. Washington Ave., Apt. 1, was arrested on May 22, 2020, by Mason County Sheriff’s Office and charged with three counts of assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer. Bail was set at $7,500, 10% deposit.…

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District court sentencings, posted May 22, 2020.

May 22, 2020

District court sentencings, posted May 22, 2020. LUDINGTON — The following were recently sentenced in 79th District Court. Joseph John Parrinello, 34 of 51063 Battenwood Dr., Macomb, was found guilty on May 19, 2020, for operating a vehicle while impaired on liquor and sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day served; 93 days discretionary jail for…

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Police seek charges following motorcycle crash.

May 22, 2020

Police seek charges following motorcycle crash. #MasonCountyCrime The police news is a presentation of Lenz-Balder Insurance, offering Nationwide Insurance, 201 E. Court St., Ludington, 231-845-6279, www.lenzbalderins.com. BRANCH TOWNSHIP — A police report will be forwarded to the Mason County Prosecutor’s Office related to possible charges of third-offense driving while license suspended (DWLS), no cycle endorsement, and leaving the scene of…

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Obituary: Catherine Wilder, 63, Scottville. 

May 22, 2020

Obituary: Catherine Wilder, 63, Scottville.  Catherine Marie Wilder, 63, of Scottville passed away Monday, May 18, 2020. She was born November 2, 1956 in Grand Rapids to Thomas and Dorothy (Flynn) Wilder.  Cathy graduated from Creston High School in 1974. Cathy loved her fur babies, Millie, Breezie, and Buddy. She will be greatly missed by her parents; her children, Nathan…

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Lighthouses to remain closed in 2020; events cancelled. 

May 21, 2020

Lighthouses to remain closed in 2020; events cancelled.  LUDINGTON — The Sable Point Lighthouse Keepers Association has made the decision to not open its lighthouse towers and cancel several events for the 2020 season, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Towers at Big Sable Point Lighthouse, Little Point Sable Point Lighthouse and Ludington North Breakwater Lighthouse will remain closed. Several events…

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25 years of saving lives.

May 21, 2020

25 years of saving lives. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. WEARE TOWNSHIP — On May 22, 1995 Amy Heer, Leslie Best and Patricia Dancz began training as the first dispatchers for Mason-Oceana 911. Twenty five years later, the dedicated trio remains on hand to serve Oceana and Mason counties’ residents during critical times — often in life-or-death situations. Mason-Oceana 911 marks…

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WSCC making plans for fall semester.

May 21, 2020

WSCC making plans for fall semester. VICTORY TOWNSHIP — Like most community colleges around the country, West Shore Community College moved to online-only instruction in March, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and college officials are expecting to resume limited campus operations by early June and a full array of class options for the fall semester. All summer semester classes will…

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Police report, May 21, 2020.

May 21, 2020

Police report, May 21, 2020. #MasonCountyCrime The police news is a presentation of Lenz-Balder Insurance, offering Nationwide Insurance, 201 E. Court St., Ludington, 231-845-6279, www.lenzbalderins.com. The following is police activity in Mason County Wednesday, May 20, 2020: – 6:15 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), car/deer crash, no injury, Quarterline Road south of Countyline Road, Grant Township. – 7:30 a.m., (MCSO),…

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Obituary: Nettie Mae Claypool, 83, of Ludington

May 21, 2020

Obituary: Nettie Mae Claypool, 83, of Ludington Nettie Mae Claypool, 83, of Ludington passed away Monday, May 18, 2020. She was born May 23, 1936 in Scottville to Melvin and Annette (Ames) Claypool. She graduated from Scottville High School in 1954. Nettie was a private person who enjoyed spending time with her nieces, nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews.…

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Recent births, posted May 21, 2020. 

May 21, 2020

Recent births, posted May 21, 2020.  The birth announcements are a presentation of Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.  The following births have been reported: (Unless indicated otherwise, births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital). Bella Rose Bigalke, the daughter of Kaitlin Spears and Eric Begalke of Ludington, was born Monday, May 18, 2020. Maya Jade Beach, the daughter of Aryn…

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The Scoop: The Cemetery Club and Memorial Day.

May 20, 2020

The Scoop: The Cemetery Club and Memorial Day. LUDINGTON — Today on The Scoop, Kate Krieger-Watkins interviews Gary Ferguson about The Cemetery Club, veterans services, and Memorial Day. The Cemetery Club is a group of patriots who decorate Lakeview Cemetery and Pere Marquette Catholic Cemetery. They are among dozens of people around Mason County who volunteer their time to place…

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