51st Circuit Court sentencings, posted Feb. 26, 2024

February 26, 2024

51st Circuit Court sentencings, posted Feb. 26, 2024 LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced recently in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court: – Danial C. Maul, 48, pleaded guilty Jan. 2, 2024 to third-offense operating while intoxicated and was sentenced Feb. 20, 2024 to 30 days in jail with credit for nine days served; three years probation; and $1,133 in fines…

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Obituary: Walter William Carroll, 63, of Scottville

February 26, 2024

Obituary: Walter William Carroll, 63, of Scottville Walter William Carroll, 63, of Scottville, passed away Friday, February 16, 2024. Walter was born on October 15, 1960, in Wyandotte, the son of Patricia (Joseph) Knizewski and Ralph Carroll Sr. Walter dedicated 34 years of his life to Needlefast Evergreens. His commitment and hard work left a lasting impact on all those…

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Weekend police news, posted Feb. 26, 2024

February 26, 2024

Weekend police news, posted Feb. 26, 2024 The police news is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, serving west Michigan since 1902, smith-eddy.com. The following is police activity in Mason County over the weekend: Friday, Feb. 23, 2024: 3:29 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), car/deer crash, no injury, US 31 north of Decker Road, Sherman Township. 4:25 p.m., (MCSO),…

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Recent births, posted Feb. 26, 2024

February 26, 2024

Recent births, posted Feb. 26, 2024 The following birth has been reported: Asher Rey Leonard, the son of Alana Bystrom and Kaleb Leonard of Ludington, was born on Saturday, February 24, 2024. Unless indicated, births occurred at Corewell Health Ludington Hospital.  List of 2024 births List of 2023 births     Support local news for $10 a month We hope you…

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Saying goodbye to a true American hero

February 24, 2024

Saying goodbye to a true American hero By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief The word “hero” is often overused these days. But, today, I, said goodbye to a man who I believe was truly an American hero, U.S. Air Force Maj. Jack Rillema (retired). Jack passed away on Jan. 26 at the young age of 98, about six weeks shy of his…

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Police news, posted Feb. 23, 2024

February 23, 2024

Police news, posted Feb. 23, 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: Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024: 7:37 p.m., (Ludington Police Department), a 44-year-old Ludington woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant issued in Lake County following a traffic stop near…

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79th District Court arraignments, posted Feb. 23, 2024

February 23, 2024

79th District Court arraignments, posted Feb. 23, 2024 By Alan Neushwander, Contributing Writer LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies -Timothy Charles Zeller, 40; possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine/ecstasy), maintaining a drug house, and fourth offense habitual offender; arrested Dec. 12 by Ludington Police Department; arraigned Feb. 16; preliminary hearing: March 6;…

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Congressman Moolenaar to host agriculture roundtable

February 23, 2024

Congressman Moolenaar to host agriculture roundtable WEARE TOWNSHIP (Oceana County) — Congressman John Moolenaar will lead a roundtable discussion with farmers from Michigan’s Second Congressional District at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at West Michigan Research Station, 5185 N. Oceana Dr. The group will discuss Moolenaar’s Supporting Farm Operations Act, which will reduce labor costs for farmers by freezing…

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Recent births, posted Feb. 23, 2024

February 23, 2024

Recent births, posted Feb. 23, 2024 The following birth has been reported: Oliver Lee Prominski, the son of Kaitlyn and Colin Prominski of Ludington, was born on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Unless indicated, births occurred at Corewell Health Ludington Hospital.  List of 2024 births List of 2023 births     Support local news for $10 a month We hope you enjoy…

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Beekeeping 101 class to be offered March 9

February 23, 2024

Beekeeping 101 class to be offered March 9 AMBER TOWNSHIP — Scottville Beekeepers of Mason County will host Introduction to Beekeeping 101 on Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mason County Reformed Church, 45 S. Amber Rd. The one-day intensive program provides a basic foundation for anyone interested in beekeeping. It brings together the wisdom of…

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Recent death: Larry Roy Stanton, Jr., 51, formerly of Fountain

February 23, 2024

Larry Roy Stanton, Jr., 51, formerly of Fountain, died on Thursday, February 22, 2024. Funeral arrangements are pending at at 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

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Employment Opportunity: Middle School Science Teacher

February 23, 2024

Employment Opportunity: Middle School Science Teacher This is a paid posting. Posted until March 8, 2024.

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Employment Opportunity: Middle School Physical Education Teacher

February 23, 2024

Employment Opportunity: Middle School Physical Education Teacher This is a paid posting. Posted until March 8, 2024. 

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Employment Opportunity: Maintenance Supervisor

February 23, 2024

Employment Opportunity: Maintenance Supervisor This is a paid posting. Posted until March 8, 2024. 

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Employment Opportunity: Secondary Health Teacher

February 23, 2024

Employment Opportunity: Secondary Health Teacher, High School This is a paid posting. Posted until March 8, 2024

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MCC Community Auction returns in-person on March 2

February 22, 2024

MCC Community Auction returns in-person on March 2 Spartan News is a presentation of Mason County Central Schools in partnership with Mason County Press. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief AMBER TOWNSHIP — For the first time since 2019, the Mason County Central Educational Foundation’s Community Auction will be held in person. The auction is scheduled for Saturday, March 2 at the…

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Child abuse case set for jury trial next week

February 22, 2024

Child abuse case set for jury trial next week By Rob Alway and Allison Scarbrough, Media Group 31 LUDINGTON — The criminal case against a mother and her boyfriend charged with child abuse is scheduled for a five-day jury trial next week. Kevin James Kaiser, 30, of Ludington, is charged with first-degree child abuse, which is punishable by up to…

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Appeals court overturns Rotta lawsuit against Ludington charter vote

February 22, 2024

Appeals court overturns Rotta lawsuit against Ludington charter vote By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief GRAND RAPIDS — After two years of court battles, the City of Ludington can move forward with its charter revision commission. A three-judge Michigan Court of Appeals panel overturned a 51st Circuit Court ruling that favored Ludington resident Tom Rotta, who had claimed election fraud against the…

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