Sunshine possible Friday.

November 14, 2019

Sunshine possible Friday. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. Partly cloudy skies tonight with a low temperature of 28 degrees. Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. First day of firearm deer season. Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 35; low 14 Precipitation: 10% day; 10% evening. Wind: NNW 7 mph day; ENE 5 mph evening. Humidity: 74% day; 85% evening. Sunrise: 7:39 a.m.; sunset:…

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Recent deaths, posted Nov. 14, 2019

November 14, 2019

Recent deaths, posted Nov. 14, 2019 The following recent deaths have been reported to MCP: Edward “Duke” Stakenas, 93, of Free Soil died Wednesday, November 13, 2019.  Funeral arrangements are pending at Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services in Scottville. Emmet Louis Reimer, 84, of Ludington, died on November 12, 2019.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington. Beads &…

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Arts center receives state grant.

November 14, 2019

Arts center receives state grant. LUDINGTON — The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) recently received a grant of $4,000 from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The grant was awarded through a peer review process. The grant funds will be used for daily operations at the center. Organizations receiving a grant from MCACA are required to match…

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Habitat names Volunteer of the Year.

November 13, 2019

Habitat names Volunteer of the Year. AMBER TOWNSHIP — Habitat for Humanity of Mason County recently recognized Mary Besson of Ludington as its Volunteer of the Year. “Mary is always inquiring with our office about when the next project is and how she can help,” said Jamie Healy, executive director. “She takes the initiative to sort the tool trailer and has…

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O’Malley announces November local office hours. 

November 13, 2019

O’Malley announces November local office hours.  LANSING — State Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann, announced where he will meet with area residents during office hours later this month. Monday, Nov. 18: ·       10 to 11 a.m. in room 209 of the Benzie County Government Center, 448 Court Place in Beulah ·       12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Leelanau County Government Center, 8527…

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Senate passes deer baiting ban reversal; heads back to House.

November 13, 2019

Senate passes deer baiting ban reversal; heads back to House. LANSING — The state Senate today approved House Bill 4687, which would reverse the Natural Resources Commission ban on baiting and feeding deer in the entire Lower Peninsula. Sen. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington, was one of the senators who voted in favor of the bill that was sponsored by Rep. Michele Hoitenga. The bill…

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Closings and cancellations, Nov. 13, 2019

November 13, 2019

The following closings and cancellations have been announced. This list may be updated. Please do not comment with new cancellations, but rather email or message. – Awana at Cornerstone Church. – Ludington 7th and 8th grade boys basketball. –

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Walmart shopper stole $3,139 in merchandise by ‘under-ringing.’

November 13, 2019

Walmart shopper stole $3,139 in merchandise by ‘under-ringing.’ #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON – A 35-year-old Sheridan Township woman was ordered to pay $3,139 in restitution to Walmart and serve 50 days up front of a one-year discretionary jail term in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Nov. 12, for a conviction of first-degree retail fraud. Allison Marie Bunker, of 5342…

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Sheridan Township man faces 10-60 years in prison for fentanyl death.

November 13, 2019

Sheridan Township man faces 10-60 years in prison for fentanyl death. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON — A 34-year-old Sheridan Township man pleaded guilty in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Nov. 12, to delivery of fentanyl causing death and third-offense habitual offender, according to Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola. The plea agreement for Michael Thomas Martinez, of 4513 North Benson…

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Area schools placed on lockdown

November 13, 2019

Area schools placed on lockdown Area schools have been placed in “soft lockdown” mode due to a potential armed suicidal subject in the area of Angling Road and Victory Drive in Hamlin Township,” according to the Ludington Area School District Facebook page. MCP has been informed that the suspect has been apprehended. Soft lockdown is a request to keep staff…

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Deputies busy assisting motorists stuck in snow.

November 13, 2019

Deputies busy assisting motorists stuck in snow. #MasonCounty Several vehicles were stuck in the snow in the early morning hours Tuesday, Nov. 12, when Mason County was hit with heavy lake effect snow and frigid temperatures. Many vehicles were stuck in the Scottville area, where the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids reported over 10 inches of snow fell. No…

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Winter weather advisory ends Thursday morning: 3-5 inches possible.

November 13, 2019

Winter weather advisory ends Thursday morning: 3-5 inches possible. Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather. A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are possible in Mason, Oceana and Muskegon counties. Light snow will continue into early Thursday morning, the heaviest amounts along the lakeshore. Thursday, Nov.…

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Obituary: Robert Matthew Urka, 89, formerly of Scottville.

November 12, 2019

Obituary: Robert Matthew Urka, 89, formerly of Scottville. Robert Matthew Urka, 89, of Spring Hill, Florida and a native from Scottville passed away at home on Monday, November 11, 2019.  He was born October 17, 1930 in Scottville to Matthew and Orpha (Hannah) Urka. He was proud to live and work in Mason County. While visiting the local soda fountain…

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Crashes on snowy roads keep police busy.

November 12, 2019

Crashes on snowy roads keep police busy. #MasonCountyCrime The following is recent police activity in Mason County: Friday, Nov. 8, 2019: 10:22 p.m., (Michigan State Police), car/deer crash, US 31 near the Ludington Rest Area, Summit Township. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019: 11:20 a.m., (MSP), car/deer crash, Chauvez Raod near Hoganson Road, Riverton Township. 12:05 p.m., (MSP), a 19-year-old Walkerville man…

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WSCC receives $15,000 grant for Humankind Series. 

November 12, 2019

WSCC receives $15,000 grant for Humankind Series.  VICTORY TOWNSHIP — Michigan Humanities has announced that West Shore Community College received a $15,000 grant in support of its Humankind Series. Thirteen projects were selected from 45 eligible applications to the Humanities Grants program, which support public humanities projects exploring history, theater, reading, education and community identity in Michigan. “Humanities Grants are more…

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