PHOTO FEATURE: Learning about careers

May 14, 2024

Spartan News is a presentation of Mason County Central Schools in partnership with Mason County Press.  By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief SCOTTVILLE — On Friday, May 10, over 700 students from Mason County Central High School and Middle School, Mason County Eastern High School, and Gateway to Success Academy, had a chance to learn about careers and jobs at the annual…

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Police news, posted May 14, 2024

May 14, 2024

The police news is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, serving west Michigan since 1902, smith-eddy.com. The following is recent police activity in Mason County: Saturday, May 11, 2024: 9:50 p.m., (Michigan State Police), a 38-year-old Free Soil man was arrested for operating while intoxicated, Freeman Road north of Tuttle Road, Free Soil Township. He as lodged in the…

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Scottville Police Department report

May 14, 2024

The police news is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, serving west Michigan since 1902, smith-eddy.com. The following is recent Scottville Police Department activity: Monday, May 6, 2024: 12:45 p.m., alarm, 100 block of South Main Street, City of Scottville. 9:19 p.m., suspicious situation, 100 block of South Blaine Street, City of Scottville. Tuesday, May 7, 2024: 3:06 p.m.,…

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Fin & Feather offering CPL class

May 14, 2024

SHERMAN TOWNSHIP — The Fin & Feather Club of Mason County will be offering a concealed pistol license (CPL) class on Friday, June 7 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 8, all day, with live range shooting in the afternoon. The entire class will take place at the Fin & Feather Club’s grounds, 3276 N. Darr Rd. Class…

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Obituary: John ‘Jack’ Treml, 88, of Custer

May 14, 2024

On Sunday, May 12, 2024, John “Jack” Treml peacefully passed away at the age of 88 in his home surrounded by family. Jack was born on December 11, 1935 in Grant Township to parents John and Frances Treml.  He attended Pelton School and Manistee High School, before receiving a bachelor of science degree from Ferris State College and a master of…

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Obituary: John Gordon Roehrig, 67, of Ludington

May 14, 2024

John Gordon Roehrig, 67, of Ludington left on his final adventure on the blue sky, sunny morning of Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Free at last of all earthly constraints and suffering, he flew skyward to Peace fueled by the deep love of his forever friend and soulmate Roxy, his loving family, and his many dear friends. He was born in…

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Mental Health Matters: West Michigan CMH spreads mental health awareness

May 14, 2024

By: Lori Schummer West Michigan Community Mental Health director of public relations and customer services In today’s changing world, more and more people are talking openly about mental health. May, known as Mental Health Awareness Month, is a special time to show kindness and understanding to those facing tough times with their mental health. It’s a chance for us all…

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Employment: Graphic Arts Teacher – CTE

May 14, 2024

Employment: Graphic Arts Teacher – CTE West Shore Educational Service District has a position vacancy for a Graphic Arts Teacher-CTE.  Valid State of Michigan Standard CTE Certificate or the ability to obtain appropriate certificate or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience required. To view a complete job posting, please visit our website at www.wsesd.org.  Send cover letter, resume…

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Obituary: Dennis Franklin Houk, 79, of Pentwater

May 14, 2024

Dennis Franklin Houk November 10, 1944 – May 9, 2024 On the evening of May 9, Dennis Houk, 79, of Pentwater, escaped from the bonds of Parkinson’s disease and joined his parents in heaven.  Born in Ludington on November 10, 1944, to Elsa Mae (Wrege) Houk and Charles Franklin Houk, he waited six months for his father to return from…

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Obituary: Gary Boyer, 32, of Mancelona, formerly of Irons

May 14, 2024

Gary Michael Boyer, 32, of Mancelona, formerly of Irons, tragically passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2024. Gary was born on March 15, 1992, the son of Gary Hawks and Rebecca Reynolds. He attended school at Carsonville – Port Sanilac High School. Gary was employed at East Jordan Iron Works. Gary was a passionate outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing,…

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Chamber, Epworth to host business pitch competition

May 13, 2024

PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — Entrepreneurs with a new or existing business idea can win $5,000 in start-up funds in the Momentum 5×5 Competition, returning to Ludington on Tuesday, August 13. Participants may apply now to the contest; no business plan is required. Then, five finalists will be chosen to present their business ideas to a panel of judges at Epworth…

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren to hold CPR class Wednesday

May 13, 2024

SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG), and family members ages 10 years and up, can learn basic CPR at the monthly GRG meeting Wednesday, May 15, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the Scottville Area Senior Center, 140 S. Main St. Any “kinship caregiver” raising a young relative is eligible to join the GRG program. Those interested are asked…

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Ludington man arrested for strangulation

May 13, 2024

LUDINGTON — A 36-year-old Ludington man was arrested on Friday, May 10, 2024 by Ludington Police Department for assault by strangulation. Police were called to the 500 block of North Washington Avenue at 10:07 a.m. for a report of a domestic assault. The police news is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, serving west Michigan since 1902, smith-eddy.com. Support Local…

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Driver sustains serious injuries following Hoague Rd. crash

May 13, 2024

GRANT TOWNSHIP — A 62-year-old Lake, Mich. man received serious injuries following a two vehicle head-on crash on Hoague Road west of US 31 Friday, May 10. The crash occurred about 5 p.m. The man was injured after a vehicle, driven by a 31-year-old Montague man, turned left into his path. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured…

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Recent death: John ‘Jack’ Treml, 88, of Custer

May 13, 2024

John “Jack” Treml, 88, of Custer, died  on Sunday, May 12, 2024.  Friends may meet with his family for a time of visitation on Friday, May 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Custer.  The Rosary will be prayed for Jack starting at 7:30 p.m.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Jack…

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Police news, posted May 13, 2024

May 13, 2024

The police news is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, serving west Michigan since 1902, smith-eddy.com. The following is a report of activity from Mason County law enforcement from Thursday, May 9 to Sunday, May 12, 2024. Thursday, May 9, 2024 5:56 a.m., Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO): Car/deer crash, no injuries, Conrad Road near Stiles Road, Amber Township. 5:37…

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Recent death: Mary E. Halvorson, 81, of Ludington

May 13, 2024

Mary E. Halvorson, 81, of Ludington, died on Sunday, May 12, 2024. Funeral arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services in Scottville. Listing of 2023 deaths. Listing of 2022 deaths. Listing of 2021 deaths. Listing of 2020 deaths. Listing of 2019 deaths __________ Receive daily MCP and OCP news briefings along with email news alerts for $10 a month. The…

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Memorial service notice: Ann Louise (Nelson) Kasley, 58, of Ludington

May 13, 2024

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, may 18, 2024 for Ann Louise (Nelson) Kasley, 58, of Ludington who passed away on March 15, 2024. The service will take place beginning at 3 p.m. at the amphitheater at the Ludington State Park with visitation beginning at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor would be appreciated to…

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