Harness racing starts today at the fair.

August 9, 2022

Harness racing starts today at the fair. PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — Harness racing takes place today, Tuesday, Aug. 9 and Wednesday, Aug. 10 at the Western Michigan Fair. The races were initially scheduled to begin Monday but were postponed due to rain. Tuesday’s races begin at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday’s races begin at 1 p.m. The fair’s midway opens at 3…

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Police news, Aug. 9, 2022.

August 9, 2022

Police news, Aug. 9, 2022. The police news is a presentation of Lenz-Balder Insurance, offering Auto Owners Insurance, 201 E. Court St., Ludington, 231-845-6279, www.lenzbalderins.com. The following is activity of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office Monday, Aug, 8, 2022: 7:49 a.m., alarm activation, Pere Marquette Township. 4:42 p.m., a 41-year-old Ludington woman was arrested for cocaine possession following a traffic…

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Man allegedly holds scissor blade against victim’s throat during ‘rolling domestic.’ 

August 9, 2022

Man allegedly holds scissor blade against victim’s throat during ‘rolling domestic.’  WEARE TOWNSHIP, Oceana Co. — A 23-year-old Ludington man was arrested by Oceana County sheriff’s deputies Friday morning, Aug. 5, following a “rolling domestic assault” — meaning the assault occurred while the victim and assailant were traveling in a vehicle. The couple were traveling on US 31 near Monroe…

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Bus driver training program being offered. 

August 9, 2022

Bus driver training program being offered.  BALDWIN – Michigan Works! West Central is partnering with FiveCAP, Inc. to create a bus driver training opportunity for those looking for part- or full-time work.  Michigan Works! West Central is recruiting eligible candidates for the training to be ready to work during the coming school year. All qualified candidates will be referred to…

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Obituary: John Nichols, 71, of Denver, Colo. 

August 9, 2022

Obituary: John Nichols, 71, of Denver, Colo.  John Nichols, 71, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 in Denver, Colorado after a courageous battle with cancer.   John was born in Ludington, the eldest son of Thomas F. Nichols and Loretta (Rogers) Nichols.   For a short period John attended the Seminary in Grand Rapids and later returned to graduate from Mason…

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Recent births, posted Aug. 9, 2022

August 9, 2022

Recent births, posted Aug. 9, 2022 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 births have been reported: Hazyl…

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Western Michigan Fair animal competitions begin; fair opens Tuesday.

August 8, 2022

Western Michigan Fair animal competitions begin; fair opens Tuesday. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — The 83rd annual Western Michigan Fair officially begins Tuesday, Aug. 9 and continues through Saturday, Aug. 13. Pre-fair events began Monday, which included a sheep show and a goat show. Still exhibit judging also took place. The fair schedule is as follows: Tuesday,…

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Motorcyclist avoids serious injury after hitting deer.

August 8, 2022

Motorcyclist avoids serious injury after hitting deer. The police news is a presentation of Lenz-Balder Insurance, offering Auto Owners Insurance, 201 E. Court St., Ludington, 231-845-6279, www.lenzbalderins.com. AMBER TOWNSHIP — A 35-year-old Ludington man suffered “non-life-threatening injuries” after he struck a deer with his motorcycle Friday, Aug. 5, shortly after midnight on US 31 north of Hansen Road, according to…

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WSCC instrumental, vocal and theater groups return. 

August 8, 2022

WSCC instrumental, vocal and theater groups return.  WSCC News is a presentation of West Shore Community College in partnership with Mason County Press.  VICTORY TOWNSHIP — West Shore Community College will bring its performance groups back together for in-person practice and sessions beginning the week of August 29.  “We are extremely excited to begin our WSCC performance season with all…

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Recent deaths, service announcements, posted Aug. 8, 2022.

August 8, 2022

Recent deaths, service announcements, posted Aug. 8, 2022. 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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Obituary: Mary Ann Andersen, 92, of Victory Township. 

August 8, 2022

Obituary: Mary Ann Andersen, 92, of Victory Township.  Mary Ann Andersen, 92, of Victory Township, passed away peacefully at the family farm surrounded by her loved ones on August 4, 2022.  Mary Ann was born on February 10, 1930, in Manistee, the daughter of Frank and Anna (Mazur) Kubanek. She was a member of the first graduating class of St.…

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Recent deaths, service announcements, posted Aug. 6, 2022.

August 6, 2022

Recent deaths, service announcements, posted Aug. 6, 2022. 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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Western Michigan Fair begins Tuesday; harness racing Monday.

August 5, 2022

Western Michigan Fair begins Tuesday; harness racing Monday. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — The 83rd annual Western Michigan Fair officially begins Tuesday, Aug. 9 and continues through Saturday, Aug. 13. Pre-fair harness racing will take place on Monday, Aug. 8 along with animal and exhibit competitions. Harness racing will continue Tuesday, Aug. 9. The fair schedule is…

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District court arraignments, posted Aug. 5, 2022

August 5, 2022

District court arraignments, posted Aug. 5, 2022 LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court.  Misdemeanors  – Andrew David Archey, 30; driving while license suspended/revoked/denied, second offense; offense date, April 16, 2022; arrested by Ludington Police Department; arraigned on July 28, 2022; bond, $250 cash; pre-trial hearing, Aug. 15, 10:45 a.m. – Zachary Keith Immekus,…

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Police news, Aug. 5, 2022.

August 5, 2022

Police news, Aug. 5, 2022. The police news is a presentation of Lenz-Balder Insurance, offering Auto Owners Insurance, 201 E. Court St., Ludington, 231-845-6279, www.lenzbalderins.com. The following is police activity in Mason County Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022: ​6:21 a.m., (Ludington Police Department), ​​a 54-year-old Baldwin man was arrested in Muskegon County on an outstanding warrant issued by the 79th District…

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