Trekking the North Country Trail: Minnesota – 10,000 Lakes, 10 Gigatons Mosquitoes

September 16, 2022

Trekking the North Country Trail: Minnesota – 10,000 Lakes, 10 Gigatons Mosquitoes By Joan Young, MCP Contributing Writer. On Dec. 1, 2021 Amber Township resident Joan Young began her journey to hike the entire North Country Trail continuously. She began her year-long trek at the Manistee National Forest’s Timber Creek Campground on US 10 in Lake County. The first half…

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Jury finds Ludington man guilty of CSC.

September 16, 2022

Jury finds Ludington man guilty of CSC. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — A jury found a 31-year-old Ludington man guilty of third-degree criminal sexual conduct during a trial in Oceana County’s 51st Circuit Court Thursday, Sept. 15. Christian Lee Mitchell faces up to 15 years in prison for the conviction. The victim in the case — a 38-year-old woman…

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79th District Court arraignments, posted Sept. 16, 2022. 

September 16, 2022

79th District Court arraignments, posted Sept. 16, 2022.  By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer. LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies -Tracy Lee Antcliff, 49; first degree home invasion; arrested Sept. 8 by Mason County Sheriff’s Office; arraigned: Sept. 9; bond: $10,000 cash; probable cause hearing: Sept. 21. -Oscar Leon Hernandez, 29; assault/resisting/obstructing a…

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Love triangle fuels stabbing.

September 16, 2022

Love triangle fuels stabbing. LUDINGTON — A 33-year-old Ludington man was arrested for aggravated assault and battery for stabbing a 24-year-old Ludington man in the arm with a knife Thursday, Sept. 15, at ​4 a.m. at a Pine Street and Jackson Road, said Cpt. Steve Wietrzykowski of the Ludington Police Department​. “The stabbing happened following an argument about a woman…

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Scottville Fall Festival kicks off with The Verve Pipe tonight.

September 16, 2022

Scottville Fall Festival kicks off with The Verve Pipe tonight. SCOTTVILLE — The popular Grand Rapids-based band The Verve Pipe will make its second appearance in Scottville tonight when it performs a free concert downtown beginning at 8 p.m. The concert is sponsored by West Shore Community College and the City of Scottville. The Verve Pipe performed in downtown Scottville…

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Emergency crews investigating crash involving pedestrian.

September 16, 2022

Emergency crews investigating crash involving pedestrian. BRANCH TOWNSHIP — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team is currently investigating a crash that involved a vehicle and a 15-year-old boy near the intersection of US 10 and Landon Road. According to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole the boy is in critical condition. Emergency units were dispatched at 7:07 a.m. to…

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Obituary: Marie Cole, 82, of Lake.

September 16, 2022

Obituary: Marie Cole, 82, of Lake. Marie Ann Cole, 82, of Lake, Mich., passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at Toni and Trish House (Hospice) after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born July 1, 1940 in Muskegon, the daughter of Charles and Anna (Balaskovits) Argetsinger and attended Free Soil school and Mason County Central in Scottville. Marie…

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Obituary: Christopher Ray Thompson, 33, formerly of Ludington.

September 16, 2022

Obituary: Christopher Ray Thompson, 33, formerly of Ludington. Christopher Ray Thompson, 33, of Grand Rapids formerly of Ludington and Manistee, passed away September 14, 2022. He was born December 5, 1988, the son of Terry Thompson of and Denise (Budde) Thompson. Christopher was a 2007 graduate of Manistee High School. His hobbies included W.W.E. Wrestling, hair metal bands of the…

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Circuit court sentencings, posted Sept. 15, 2022

September 15, 2022

Circuit court sentencings, posted Sept. 15, 2022 LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court:  – Karleigh Rai Casano, 28; count 1: controlled substance – possession of methamphetamine/ecstasy, guilty plea, 18 months probation, credit two days served in jail, concurrent; count 2: controlled substances — possession of cocaine, heroin or another…

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Police news, Sept. 15, 2022.

September 15, 2022

Police news, Sept. 15, 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 Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022: 6:49 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), car/deer crash, no injury, Scottville Road south of Hawley Road, Eden Township. 1:31 p.m., (MCSO), alarm activation,…

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Obituary: Carolyn Wilkes, 78, of Branch.

September 15, 2022

Obituary: Carolyn Wilkes, 78, of Branch. Carolyn Jean Wilkes, 78, of Branch passed away on Monday, September 12, 2022.  Carolyn was born on October 22, 1943 in Owosso the daughter of Lester and Ruth (Nichols) Muzzy.  Her father died while serving his country during World War II and following her mother’s marriage to Richard Callis, she grew up in the…

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Obituary: Carla Lobenherz, 69, of Ludington.

September 15, 2022

Obituary: Carla Lobenherz, 69, of Ludington. Carla Rae Lobenherz, currently of Ludington, was born July 8, 1953, while her family was at Camp Pendleton, San Diego County, California, to Richard and Dora (Miller) Krieger.  After a long illness, Carla passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, September 12, 2022. Most of Carla’s childhood and adult life was spent in…

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Recent deaths, service announcements, posted Sept. 15, 2022.

September 15, 2022

Recent deaths, service announcements, posted Sept. 15, 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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LMTA bus involved in 3-vehicle crash

September 14, 2022

LMTA bus involved in 3-vehicle crash AMBER TOWNSHIP — Two people were transported to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital following a three-vehicle crash that involved a Ludington Mass Transit Bus Tuesday afternoon on US 10-31 between Independence Lane and Amber Road. The crash occurred about 4:24 p.m. According to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole, the bus was rear-ended by a Chevrolet…

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BOGO camping weekend offered at Mason County Campground

September 14, 2022

BOGO camping weekend offered at Mason County Campground PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — Mason County Campground, 5906 W. Chauvez Road, is offering a special buy-one-night, get-one-night-free camping weekend Oct. 7 and 8 to encourage area residents to get to know the campground and nearby Mason County Picnic Area. “We hope people in Mason County will come camp and see what a…

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