Employment Opportunity: Upper Elementary Student Success Specialist

May 16, 2024

Employment Opportunity: Upper Elementary Student Success Specialist Mason County Central School District is accepting applications for the position of Upper Elementary Student Success Specialist for the 2024-2025 school year. For details and to apply visit www.mccschools.org. Job #591. Application deadline: June 3, 2024 at  4 p.m. This is a paid posting. Posted until May 31, 2024

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General Assembly Big Band announces summer schedule

May 15, 2024

The General Assembly Big Band has announced its summer performance schedule. The band’s season will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 24 with A Night of Jazz concert at Shelby High School Auditorium. The evening will include performances from the Shelby High School Jazz Band and the Hart High School Jazz Band. Admission is $5 per person, $20 for…

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NextHome Realty Now opens in Ludington

May 15, 2024

LUDINGTON — NextHome Realty Now recently opened at 612 S. Washington Avenue, serving clients in Ludington, Pentwater, Silver Lake, Whiskey Creek, and throughout Mason, Oceana and Manistee counties.  NextHome Realty Now offers a trusted resource for residential and commercial real estate, land development, relocation, second homes, investment opportunities and more. The franchise is owned by husband-and-wife team Kevin and Carrie…

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Recent births, posted May 15, 2024

May 15, 2024

Ella Mae Blount, the daughter of Harmony Noel and Josiah Blount of Ludington, was born on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at Corewell Health Gerber Hospital in Fremont. Emma Marie Stickney, the daughter of Sarah and Michael Stickney of Custer, was born on Friday, May 10, 2024. Idalia Leia Martinez, the daughter of Berthsaida Salas and Fernando Martinez of Shelby, was born…

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Employment: High School Social Studies Teacher

May 15, 2024

Employment: High School Social Studies Teacher Mason County Central School District is hiring a High School Social Studies Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. See details and apply at www.mccschools.org. Job ID# 589 Application deadline: May 29, 2024 at 4 p.m. EOE This is a paid posting. Posted until May 29, 2024. 

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VIDEO: Badger’s pre-season warm-up

May 14, 2024

Video by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief LUDINGTON — The SS Badger’s boilers were lit late last week, a sure sign of the beginning of the sailing season. The Badger will officially begin the 2024 sailing season at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 17. (Editor’s Note: The close up images of the Badger were filmed with a telephoto lens). _________________ Support Local…

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Clown Band awards over $11,000 in scholarships

May 14, 2024

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Clown Band has announced the recipients of its 2024 Raymond Schulte Memorial Scholarships. This year, the band has awarded $11,152 in scholarships to middle school and high school students attending summer performing arts programs. One of the primary missions of the Clown Band is to encourage youth to pursue the arts. Since…

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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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