Obit: Raymond Bentz, 93

August 5, 2013
Obit: Raymond Bentz, 93

Raymond Albert Bentz was born on January 14, 1920 the first child of six born to Albert and Clara (Hansen) Bentz, died on Friday, August 2, 2013.  Ray remained close to his brothers and sister their entire life.  His childhood growing up in Ludington’s 4th Ward was very special to him and set the tone for his life.  He believed in hard work and…

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She said yes!

August 4, 2013
She said yes!

LUDINGTON — There was a special feature to Saturday night’s West Shore Bank Rhythm & Dunes beach night concert. While warm-up band Groove 101 was just about to wrap up its set, the master of ceremony, Rick Plummer, came on stage on make a special announcement. His son, Stephen Plummer, the group’s lead guitarist, had something to ask one of…

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Cheers to West Shore Bank! Rhythm & Dunes was class act

August 4, 2013
Cheers to West Shore Bank! Rhythm & Dunes was class act

Our hats go off to West Shore Bank for a successful and entertaining second annual Rhythm & Dunes concert series. Saturday night’s beach night featuring Son of a Sailor Jimmy Buffet tribute band and opening act, Ludington-based Groove 101, entertained a crowd some are estimating as high as 4,000 at Ludington Waterfront Park. Last Saturday’s performance of the Glenn Miller…

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No ox roast at this year’s Harvest Festival

August 4, 2013
No ox roast at this year’s Harvest Festival

SCOTTVILLE — A 100-year tradition appears to have come to an end in Scottville. The popular ox roast, which dates back to 1910, will not happen this year, the first time since it was suspended during World War II. The removal of the ox roast is not the only change. The Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce organizes the…

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Looking for sports contributors

August 4, 2013

School fall sports don’t start for another month, but the weather sure feels like it’s the season! Mason County Press is looking for fan writers who can provide us with updates, stories and photos of area school sporting events. We need fans who are committed and consistent, though. If your son or daughter is involved with middle school or high…

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Temperatures in low 70s today; Lake Mich. in 60s

August 4, 2013
Temperatures in low 70s today; Lake Mich. in 60s

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 11:30 a.m. today. Lake Michigan water temperatures: Ludington Stearns Park: 65 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 63 F Summit Park: 65 F Pentwater: 60 F Afternoon weather: Ludington: Partly cloudy with temperatures reaching 69 degrees F; humidity: 57%;…

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Vacation Bible school

August 4, 2013

HAMLIN TWP. — Lighthouse Baptist Church will hold a vacation Bible school this week, Aug. 5 – 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The theme is “Crusade Against the Forces of Darkness: Journey to the Lost City.” The school is for children ages 4 and over and there will be an Apple iPad Mini giveaway. Bus pick up is available…

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Grooving

August 3, 2013
Grooving

LUDINGTON — Groove 101 warms up for Son of a Sailor during tonight’s West Shore Bank Rhythm & Dunes concert.

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Thank you for viewing MCP

August 3, 2013

Thank you for viewing Mason County Press and also for making us Mason County’s best online news service. We are proud to be able to bring you this free service. When you visit one of our advertisers make sure to tell them that you saw the ad on Mason County Press. We appreciate our readers! Please be sure to tell…

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Carr Settlement double drowning: Names released

August 2, 2013

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LAKE TWP., Lake County — One of the brothers who died in the double-drowning in a Carr Settlement pond Thursday may have been trying to rescue the other. Leander Troyer, 7, and his brother, Jethro, 9, died in a recently made-pond on the family’s Tyndall Road farm. According to Carr Fire Department Fire Chief Bruce Burke,…

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Movie by MCC alumni comes home to Scottville tonight

August 2, 2013
Movie by MCC alumni comes home to Scottville tonight

SCOTTVILLE — “The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure” will come home tonight, making its very first public viewing in Scottville. The movie was written and directed by Mason County Central High School alumni Harold Cronk, who lives in Amber Township. Its executive producer was Edgar Struble, also a MCC alumni and Scottville native. The free viewing will…

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Update: Two boys drown in Carr Settlement

August 2, 2013

UPDATED LAKE TWP., Lake County — Two brothers, ages 7 and 9, were found drowned in a recently created pond on a farm on Tyndall Road in Carr Settlement early Thursday evening. The road is on the county line and the incident happened on the Lake County side. According to 9 and 10 News, the boys were playing in the…

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Slight chance of thunderstorms today

August 2, 2013
Slight chance of thunderstorms today

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 11 a.m. today. Lake Michigan water temperatures: Ludington Stearns Park: 65 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 66 F Summit Park: 65 F Pentwater: 65 F Afternoon weather: Ludington: Slight chance of isolated thunderstorms. Partly cloudy becoming mostly…

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Lots to do today: Old engines, FNL, free movie

August 2, 2013

Looking for something to do today? Start your day off at the Western Michigan Old Engine Club Show at Scottville Riverside Park. The 40th annual show goes on all day. See previous story. Then, at 6 p.m. head to downtown Ludington for Friday Night Live. Among the many things to see there tonight will be the Scottville Clown Band at…

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Mud run to benefit 9-year-old

August 2, 2013

CUSTER TWP. — A mud run being held Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. will benefit 9-year-old Gabe Sessions of Scottville, who has muscular dystrophy. The mud run is located on Hansen Road between Custer and Schoenherr roads. Signs will direct people to the site. Food and beverages will be available. Admission is by donation.

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