Dave Masten gets ‘Wired’ for Art Prize

September 10, 2012
Dave Masten gets ‘Wired’ for Art Prize

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — Blues music plays out of the stereo as Dave Masten meticulously works on his new creation. “I feel like Dr. Frankenstein,” he says, using needle-nose pliers to twist copper metal on the sculpture’s face. Dave works in his driveway, tucked in the woods on picturesque Buttersville Peninsula south of Ludington. The evening sun begins to shine…

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Diedrich earns Chief Engineer license

September 10, 2012
Diedrich earns Chief Engineer license

Badger employee Kevin Diedrich has earned his unlimited Chief Engineer’s License. Kevin has been employed at Lake Michigan Carferry since 2001. His first position with LMC was that of a part time weekend relief coal passer along with other odd jobs aboard the Badger. His passion for the S.S. Badger and the maritime industry fueled his desire and determination to…

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Mickey Matson will make Manistee debut

September 10, 2012
Mickey Matson will make Manistee debut

MANISTEE — “Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Conspiracy” is coming to the Ramsdell Theather. The movie, written and directed by Harold Cronk of Amber Township and produced by Scottville native Edgar Struble, will make its local debut on Saturday, Sept. 22. The debut will include two showings. The 3:30 p.m. matinee is $5 for adults and $3 for children under…

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A reader’s comment about gun use

September 10, 2012

By Nate DeWeerd, Pere Marquette Township Last week’s tragic pellet rifle injury to 10-year-old Amy Resendez from Wyoming, MI comes as many local sportsmen are beginning to gear up for several different hunting seasons, and unfortunately gives me the perfect lead in to remind the community about the importance of firearms safety.  According to reports from MasonCountyPress.com and Sheriff Fiers,…

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Ludington City Council to meet tonight

September 10, 2012

Attached are the agenda and notes for tonight’s Ludington City Council meeting. Ludington City Council Sept. 10, 2011

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Student body language at WSCC

September 9, 2012
Student body language at WSCC

VICTORY TWP.  – Body language expert, mentalist, hypnotist, and illusionist Christopher Carter will open the 2012-13 West Shore Community College Performing Arts Series on Fri., Sept. 14, with his highly popular presentation entitled “Student Body Language (It’s What You Don’t Say that Counts).” The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the college’s Center Stage Auditorium. “Student Body Language” is based…

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Old schoolhouse work begins

September 8, 2012
Old schoolhouse work begins

Note: We first ran this story on Aug. 28 but thought we would repost. SCOTTVILLE – “I still wake up in the morning and don’t ask myself why I got into this,” John Wilton said about purchasing the old Scottville schoolhouse. In June Wilton of Queensland, Australia, bought the schoolhouse. He was driving through Scottville with some friends on their…

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1 injured at Scottville and Chauvez roads

September 7, 2012
1 injured at Scottville and Chauvez roads

  CUSTER TWP. — A 49-year-old Lake, Mich. man received non-life threatening injuries Friday afternoon when he swerved his pickup truck out of the way of a minivan. The accident happened shortly after 5 p.m. at the intersection of Scottville and Chauvez roads. The pickup was northbound when, according to an official on scene, the 20-year-old female driver of the…

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Court News, Sept. 7, 2012

September 7, 2012

Mason County court news as of Sept. 7, 2012 Key: MCSO: Mason County Sheriff’s Office; LPD: Ludington Police Dept.; SPD: Scottville Police Dept.; MSP: Michigan State Police; Pre: Preliminary Examination or Pre-Trial. B&E: Breaking and Entering; OUIL: Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Liquor. 51st Circuit Court, Judge Richard Cooper – Crystal Marie Wabsis, 31, Custer, was…

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Rollover accident on Conrad

September 6, 2012
Rollover accident on Conrad

CUSTER TWP — Nobody was injured at a single car rollover accident that happened around 2 pm on Conrad Rd near Custer Rd. The driver was a 16-year-old Fountain woman.

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Pure Michigan lip-dub to premiere during Lions game

September 6, 2012

DETROIT — The Pure Michigan Lip-Dub, which features a scene from Ludington, will premier during halftime of the Detroit Lions home opener at Ford Field in Detroit on Sunday. Ludington was one of the 50 cities in Michigan chosen to be featured in the viral video. The crew from Status Creative was here on Friday, August 24th and filmed a group of…

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West Shore Bank donates to music programs

September 6, 2012
West Shore Bank donates to music programs

LUDINGTON — West Shore Bank donated part of the proceeds raised from this summer’s Rhythm & Dunes Community Concerts to local public school music programs. In addition to the vendor proceeds, West Shore Bank added additional monies to enable donations totalling $1,500 to Ludington Area Schools, Mason County Central and Mason County Eastern. “Rhythm & Dunes was a music event…

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Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary to perform at Ramsdell

September 5, 2012
Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary to perform at Ramsdell

VICTORY TWP. – This season’s headliner for West Shore Community College’s Performing Arts Series is the incomparable Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul and Mary” fame. Peter Yarrow will be in concert at the historic Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee on Sat., Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. “We’re part of a long train ride,” is the way Peter Yarrow visualizes the many…

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Chris’ Library World: 52 card pick up

September 5, 2012
Chris’ Library World: 52 card pick up

  One day I was playing 52 card pick up on my cell phone when my niece stopped by. Without so much as a, “Hi” or a high five she went straight to her toy box and started loading books into her miniaturized plastic shopping cart. Her face was grim. I approached cautiously. “What’s up?” “I’m picking up supplies for…

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Arts center presenting Manierre Dawson exhibit

September 5, 2012
Arts center presenting Manierre Dawson exhibit

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts is hosting a new exhibit, Manierre Dawson: Engineer/Artist.  Manierre Dawson, a native of Chicago, lived in Riverton Township in Mason County as a fruit farmer for fifty-five years. Recent scholarship suggests he was also America’s pioneer of abstract art and is considered to be the first artist to paint using only non-representational forms. One…

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Legally Speaking: Consent to search

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