Hospital bi-weekly update.

April 16, 2021

Hospital bi-weekly update. LUDINGTON — Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital provides a bi-weekly community update regarding activities and current information. Some content will be related to the COVID-19 pandemic as new information becomes available or changes occur. Other content will be general information related to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. For the latest COVID-19 information, visit www.spectrumhealth.org/covid. For COVID-19 vaccine information, visit…

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Custer sculpture fundraiser nearing goal.

April 16, 2021

Custer sculpture fundraiser nearing goal. CUSTER — The Custer sculpture committee is asking for help from the public to reach its $70,000 goal to build a sculpture honoring Johnny’s Bandstand. The committee has raised $60,000 to date but is short $10,000.  It is looking for donations, especially asking those who used to patronize or work at Johnny’s to consider donating. …

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Suspended license citations top police activity.

April 16, 2021

Suspended license citations top police activity. 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 activity of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office Thursday, April 15, 2021: 8:22 a.m., alarm activation, Branch Township. 10:23 a.m., a 26-year-old Baldwin man was cited for driving while license suspended (DWLS) following a…

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News Alert: Wires down on Ludington Ave.

April 16, 2021

News Alert: Wires down on Ludington Ave. LUDINGTON — Ludington Fire Department has been dispatched to a report of wires down at the intersection of Ludington Avenue and Delia Street, caused by a truck; 2:11 p.m. Fire Chief John Henderson, on scene, reporting wires are cable wires.

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Recent births, posted April 16, 2021.

April 16, 2021

Recent births, posted April 16, 2021. The following births have been reported: Boris Fidelis Radloff VI, the son of Jessica Sanders and Boris Radloff V, was born on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Oliver William Buss, the son of Katherine Crossett and Christian Buss of Ludington, was born on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Unless indicated otherwise, births took place at Spectrum…

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Ludington school board to meet Friday, decide on returning to in-person learning.

April 15, 2021

Ludington school board to meet Friday, decide on returning to in-person learning. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — The Ludington Area School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Friday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss returning to in-person learning, effective Tuesday, April 20.  On Monday, April 12, the board met and voted 6-1 to suspend…

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Did Hemingway spend the night in Scottville?

April 15, 2021

Did Hemingway spend the night in Scottville?  Around the County is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union, www.preferredcu.org, located locally at 266 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. In the summer of 1917, 17-year-old Ernest Hemingway, along with his parents, Dr. Clarence “Ed” and Grace Hemingway, and his 2-year-old brother, Leicester, made their way through Mason County, on…

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Meth possession arrest tops police activity.

April 15, 2021

Meth possession arrest tops police activity. 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 recent police activity in Mason County: Tuesday, April 13, 2021: 10 a.m., (Michigan State Police), a 30-year-old Tacoma, Washington man was arrested for methamphetamine possession, northbound US 31 at the Pere Marquette exit…

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Fountain man accused of multiple crimes in 4 counties, 2 states to face charges here.

April 14, 2021

Fountain man accused of multiple crimes in 4 counties, 2 states to face charges here. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — A 26-year-old Fountain man, who allegedly stole a truck in Logan Township, carjacked a vehicle in Huron County, and committed armed robbery in Muskegon County, is expected to soon be charged for his alleged crimes in Mason County.  Carl…

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Fire displaces Ludington family from home.

April 14, 2021

LUDINGTON — Fire swept through a house at 612 S. Adams St. Wednesday morning, displacing a family of seven. Ludington Fire Department was initially dispatched at 6:59 a.m. Fire Chief John Henderson said the fire started on the second floor, with most of the fire damage contained there. At 7:08 a.m. Henderson requested assistance from Pere Marquette Township Fire Department.…

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Teacher Spotlight: Brenda Massie, LASD.

April 14, 2021

Teacher Spotlight: Brenda Massie, LASD. By Kate Krieger-Watkins, staff writer. Teacher Spotlight is a presentation of Shelby State Bank, with offices in Ludington, Pentwater, Shelby, Hart, Hesperia, Manistee, Montague, Whitehall, North Muskegon, and Fruitport.  LUDINGTON – Brenda Massie graduated from Ludington High School in 1978. Twenty-six years later, she returned to the district as a teacher.  After graduating high school,…

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News Alert: house fire in Ludington.

April 14, 2021

Ludington — Report of a house fire, 612 S. Adams St. Ludington Fire Department and Pere Marquette Township Fire Department dispatched, 6:59 a.m.

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Obituary: Laura McCumber, 84, of Carr Settlement. 

April 14, 2021

Obituary: Laura McCumber, 84, of Carr Settlement.  Laura J. (Taylor) McCumber, 84, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021 at Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids. Laura was born on February 16, 1937 in Ruby Creek (Branch) to the late Claude and Ruth (Fuller) Taylor.  Laura was raised in the Carr Settlement area and the family moved to Scottville while she was in…

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Brrrr: cold tonight with rain and snow mixed possible. 

April 14, 2021

Brrrr: cold tonight with rain and snow mixed possible.  The weather is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, with offices in Scottville, Ludington, and Manistee: Cloudy skies early tonight followed by a mixture of light rain and snow overnight. Low temperature of 35 degrees. Winds west-northwest at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday, April 15, 2021 Light snow during the…

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Felony warrant arrests top police activity.

April 14, 2021

Felony warrant arrests top police activity. 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 recent police activity in Mason County: Monday, April 12, 2021: 11:03 p.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), a 46-year-old Walkerville woman was arrested on a four-count felony welfare fraud warrant from Mason County, Pere…

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