West Shore Bank celebrating 125 years

January 27, 2023

West Shore Bank celebrating 125 years LUDINGTON — West Shore Bank is celebrating its quasquicentennial anniversary this year. June 30, 2023 will mark 125 years in which West Shore Bank has served the community as a local bank and remained committed to helping the people and businesses along the lakeshore improve their financial well- being. The bank was founded as…

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Passing of counterfeit $100 bill attempted at Dollar General

January 27, 2023

Passing of counterfeit $100 bill attempted at Dollar General BRANCH TOWNSHIP — A person attempted to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at the Dollar General store on East US 10 Thursday, Jan. 26, shortly after 1:30 p.m., said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. No arrests have been reported in connection to the crime. Other recent police activity in Mason County…

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Recent deaths, service announcements, posted Jan. 27, 2023

January 27, 2023

Recent deaths, service announcements, posted Jan. 27, 2023 Please consider helping to fund local news. Mason County Press and Oceana County Press are available for free thanks to the generous support of our advertisers and individuals. Three ways to help us: Venmo: @MasonCountyPress; Paypal: MasonCountyPress@gmail.com; Mail a check to PO BOX 21, Scottville, MI 49454. The following recent death information…

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2 finalists chosen for LPD chief position

January 26, 2023

2 finalists chosen for LPD chief position By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief LUDINGTON — Two candidates are finalists for the City of Ludington police chief position. Following a review of the candidates, City Manager Mitch Foster has announced that Jeffrey Christensen of Augusta, Mich. and Christopher Jones of Holland, Mich. will be interviewed for the position, left vacant after the resignation…

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AP classes put LHS students on path to college

January 26, 2023

AP classes put LHS students on path to college LHS News is a presentation of Ludington High School in partnership with Mason County Press.  By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief LUDINGTON — As Ludington High School students begin planning for their 2023-2024 school year next month, many of them will chose to enroll in an advanced placement (AP) course. AP courses and…

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Police looking for fugitive

January 26, 2023

Police looking for fugitive PENTWATER, Oceana County — The Pentwater Police Department is looking for a wanted man who may be in the Pentwater area. William Jon Monroe is wanted for failure to appear in Oceana County’s 51st Circuit Court for probation violation on a firearms conviction, according to court staff. Monroe was convicted of felon in possession of a…

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WSCC Humankind series to feature Scottville native Kevin Eikenberry

January 26, 2023

WSCC Humankind series to feature Scottville native Kevin Eikenberry WSCC News is a presentation of West Shore Community College in partnership with Mason County Press.  VICTORY TOWNSHIP — Best-selling author and leadership speaker Kevin Eikenberry will be the featured speaker tonight in the latest segment of West Shore Community College’s Humankind series. Eikenberry’s presentation is titled  “The Future of Work:…

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Man arrested for disorderly person, resisting arrest after allegedly refusing to pay for cab ride

January 26, 2023

Man arrested for disorderly person, resisting arrest after allegedly refusing to pay for cab ride PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — A 66-year-old Ludington man was arrested by Mason County sheriff’s deputies Wednesday, Jan. 25, around 8 p.m. on charges of ​disorderly person and resisting arrest after refusing to pay for a $6 cab ride, said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. The…

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Recent deaths, service announcements, posted Jan. 26, 2023

January 26, 2023

Recent deaths, service announcements, posted Jan. 26, 2023 Please consider helping to fund local news. Mason County Press and Oceana County Press are available for free thanks to the generous support of our advertisers and individuals. Three ways to help us: Venmo: @MasonCountyPress; Paypal: MasonCountyPress@gmail.com; Mail a check to PO BOX 21, Scottville, MI 49454. The following recent death information…

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MCC Middle School schedules parent-teacher conferences

January 26, 2023

MCC Middle School schedules parent-teacher conferences SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Central Middle School will hold parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. Spartan News is a presentation of Mason County Central Schools in partnership with Mason County Press. 

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Brrrewfest takes place Saturday

January 26, 2023

Brrrewfest takes place Saturday LUDINGTON — The annual Pure Ludington BrrrewFest takes place on Saturday, Jan. 28. The event, organized by the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce, is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Ludington State Park, an organization that provides support for programs and activities at the state park not traditionally funded by the Michigan Department…

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MCP/OCP to close app

January 26, 2023

MCP/OCP to close app Dear MCP and OCP readers: In 2017 we launched a free app to allow readers to an alternative way to access our stories. The app gained a lot of traction for the first couple of years. However, we have noticed that most of our readers tend to access our sites either directly or through our social…

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County commissioners discusses senior services

January 25, 2023

County commissioners discusses senior services By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — How will Mason County take care of its aging population? That was the topic of discussion Tuesday evening during a work session of the Mason County Board of Commissioners.  During the meeting, the commission listened to presentations by Dr. Kim Halladay, a member of the Mason County…

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Driver dies following US 31 bypass crash

January 25, 2023

Driver dies following US 31 bypass crash AMBER TOWNSHIP — The driver of a pickup truck that was involved in a two-vehicle crash on the US 31 bypass near Scottville Tuesday morning, Jan. 24, has died, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. “The driver of the northbound 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT pickup that lost control and crossed into…

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Police news, posted Jan. 25, 2023

January 25, 2023

Police news, posted Jan. 25, 2023 The following is recent police activity in Mason County: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023: 5:17 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), one-vehicle crash, no injury, Custer Road south of Treml Road, Free Soil Township. 9:56 a.m., (Ludingon Police Department), a 35-year-old Big Rapids man was arrested for retail fraud, 300 block of West Ludington Avenue, City…

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