Patriotic service

July 1, 2013

AMBER TWP. — Gospel Light Baptist Church, 105 N. Dennis Road, will hold its third annual Patriotic Sunday on July 7. The day will include patriotic music, special recognition of veterans and public servants, interesting stories from American history and a Bible message on liberty. There will be a free picnic lunch following the program, which begins at 11 a.m.

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Ludington school board meeting changed

July 1, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Ludington Area Schools Board of Education took action at its June 17th, 2013 regular meeting to move the July regular board meeting date to July 22 at the Ludington Area Schools Central Business Office, 809 E. Tinkham Avenue, Ludington, Michigan, at 6 p.m.

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Queen’s Cup

June 30, 2013
Queen’s Cup

Mark Otto of Ludington submitted this photo of Queen’s Cup race action. The race started in Milwaukee and ended in Ludington Saturday.

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Evidence search concludes

June 29, 2013

GRANT TWP. — The search for plant material evidence that may lead to solving the mystery of the disappearance of Katherine “Baby Kate” Phillips has ended. Two years ago today Sean Michael Phillips was the last person seen with the then 4-month-old. Phillips is serving a prison term for unlawful imprisonment of the girl while local law enforcement is conducting…

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Tall ship tours

June 29, 2013
Tall ship tours

HARBOR FESTIVAL: Tall Ship Madeline Offering Free Public Tours Sunday and Monday The tall ship Madeline will be docked at Waterfront Park Sunday, June 30 and Monday July 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with free public tours. The Madeline is visiting the Port of Ludington as part of the Harbor Festival activities happening this week and is free for the public to…

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Lake Michigan warmest near Pentwater today

June 29, 2013
Lake Michigan warmest near Pentwater today

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 1:30 p.m. today. Lake Michigan water temperatures: Ludington Stearns Park: 57 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 57 F Summit Park: 61 F Pentwater: 64 F Afternoon air temperatures: Ludington and Pentwater: Cloudy at 72 degrees F, decreasing to…

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MCC Class of ’88 reunion

June 29, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Central High School’s Class of 1988 will hold its 25th year class reunion next weekend. A family cook-out will be held on Friday, July 5 beginning at noon on the south end of Stearns Park in Ludington. Those attending are being asked to bring a dish to pass and their own beverages. Hamburgers and hot dogs…

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Search for clues underway in Baby Kate case

June 28, 2013
Search for clues underway in Baby Kate case

By ROB ALWAY, Editor-in-Chief. GRANT TWP. — Over 100 people are searching the woods of northern Mason County today trying to find some sort of clue of what happened to Katherine “Baby Kate” Phillips, two years ago. The primary objective of the search is to find a combination of specific plant material that was on the shoes of Sean Michael…

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Obit: John Hemmer, 70, Ludington

June 28, 2013
Obit: John Hemmer, 70, Ludington

John Carl Hemmer, age 70, passed away June 26th, 2013. He was born in Ludington to the late Barbara (Petrie) and Carl Hemmer. After graduating from St. Simon High School in 1961, he worked in Flint until being drafted into the Army at age 21. From December 1964 until 1966, John proudly served his country in the Artillery, and was…

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District court, as of June 26, 2013

June 28, 2013

Compiled by Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced this week in 79th District Court: –         Richard Allen Popp, 53, of 8452 N. Custer Rd., Free Soil, was found guilty June 18 of operating while impaired by liquor. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; $1,145 in fines and costs; 93 days…

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Arraignments, as of June 26, 2013

June 28, 2013

Compiled by Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned this past week in front of the magistrate of the 79th District Court:  Felonies –         Dalton James Willard, 19, of 918 High St., Manistee, was arrested June 21 by MCSO for a felony of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. A preliminary exam is set for July 3 at 11:15 a.m.Bail: $5,000,000/…

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Baby Kate evidence search

June 28, 2013

LUDINGTON — Mason County Press will be covering the “Baby Kate” evidence search today and Saturday (more info on search here). We will update this site with stories as time allows and will update our Facebook and Twitter sites throughout the duration of the sites, including photographs. MCP is one of two news outlets that have been personally requested by Sheriff…

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Arts council hires new director

June 27, 2013

LUDINGTON — The board of the Ludington Area Arts Council has announced Corinn VanWyck is the new executive director of the Ludington Area Center for the Arts. Corrin will be in Ludington and at the center starting next week to begin the transition period. “We are very excited to bring Corinn onto the team” said Tim McKay, board president. “She…

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WSCC and MSU Cooperate in Pest Monitoring Program

June 27, 2013

VICTORY TWP. — During the past 20 years, Michigan forests have seen the devastating results of invasive insect pests which have resulted in the near elimination of beech trees and a growing threat to the state’s ash trees. Michigan forests are in an exceptional risk due to invasive forests pests. The risk is enhanced due to the very fact that…

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Harbor Festival kicks off with a toast

June 26, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Ludington area will be shining this coming weekend as the 10-day Pure Ludington Harbor Festival begins. The festival kicks off Friday, June 28 with a sunset toast at the west end of Ludington Avenue near Stearns Park beach. Music will be provided by Pangea Steel Drum Band while the High 5 Guy, Joel Tacey, will be on…

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