Scottville closer to cleaning up blight

August 19, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — The City of Scottville is closer to cleaning up blighted homes. Earlier this year the city commission set its top goal as cleaning up properties that were in violation of the city’s zoning ordinance. The city administration has made a strong effort to enforce the code by attempting to contact the owners of the nearly 30 properties that…

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Tire fire

August 19, 2013
Tire fire

RIVERTON TWP. — A large pile of tires on fire created a big black plume of smoke over Riverton Township this afternoon. Firefighters from Riverton and Scottville fire departments responded to the fire behind the Petersen farm at 1316 W. Marrison Rd. around 4:30 p.m. The initial call was for a possible woods fire. Upon arriving, Riverton Fire Chief Joe…

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Author reflects on career that began in Ludington

August 19, 2013
Author reflects on career that began in Ludington

By Miranda Beebe. MCP Correspondent. “Read, think, and be observant.” This is advice from Carol Farley, author of several children’s books, for anyone that is interested in becoming a writer. Carol has written 20 books and dozens of shorter tales that were all published. She chose to write children’s books and tales because “kids are the best audience of all,…

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Harvest Festival street closure now will be 5 days

August 19, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — When the Scottville City Commission meets today it will once again address the closing of South Main Street for the Harvest Festival. However, this time the request will be for closing the street for five days instead of one. At the last commission meeting, two weeks ago, the commission allowed for the closure of the street on Saturday,…

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WSCC board to meet new employees

August 19, 2013

VICTORY TWP. — The West Shore Community College Board of Trustees is expected to meet two new full-time employees when it meets this afternoon. Renee Snodgrass is the new director of library services and Jodi Radloff is a new associate professor of English. Snodgrass , who is from Woodridge, Ill, received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Central Michigan University…

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WSCC student orientation scheduled

August 19, 2013
WSCC student orientation scheduled

VICTORY TWP. – First–time or returning students at West Shore Community College are invited to attend the 2013 Student Orientation to be held on Thursday, August 29, at 6 p.m., in the Arts and Sciences Center and Center Stage Theater. “This is a great opportunity for our new students to learn their way around the campus and to learn how to be…

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Old time base ball

August 18, 2013
Old time base ball

Photos by Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. PERE MARQUETTE TWP. – Could summer get much better than days like today? Temperatures were in the low ’80s, there was a slight breeze from Lake Michigan and the game of the day was old time base ball (two words). The Ludington Mariners took on the Chicago Salmon at Historic White Pine Village. The rules…

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Authorities, family continue to look for missing 21-year-old

August 17, 2013
Authorities, family continue to look for missing 21-year-old

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that it is continuing to search for Clayton Charles Machiela, 21, of Ludington who has been missing since Aug. 9. “He has not been seen since Aug. 9 and has not had any contact with his family nor has he returned to work,” Chief Deputy Bob Brown said. Brown told MCP that…

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Hospital expansion to open after Labor Day

August 17, 2013
Hospital expansion to open after Labor Day

Open houses scheduled LUDINGTON — Memorial Medical Center’s most recent expansion will open for patient care just after Labor Day. A public open house at the hospital will highlight a series of grand opening events during the week before the holiday weekend. The public open house will be held on Thursday, August 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. The event…

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Nuestro delicioso tomatillos

August 17, 2013
Nuestro delicioso tomatillos

By Becky Alway.  Earlier this summer, Rob and I wanted to try something different in our garden.  We planted tomatillos.  As they are ripening right now I can’t help but feel like this is such a magical process.  The fruit develops from a bright yellow blossom and swells into a lime green lantern bloom. As they are ready to be…

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Lotto winner claims prize, remains anonymous

August 16, 2013

The Ludington person who won Wednesday’s $13.3 million Classic Lotto 47 jackpot has claimed his or her prize but has chosen to remain anonymous, the Michigan Lottery website reported today. The winning ticket was sold at Bonser’s of Custer. The winner has chosen to take the one-time lump sum payment of $8.4 million before taxes, a Lottery press release stated.…

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A word on comments

August 16, 2013

You may have noticed that the comment section is missing from our posts. The reason for this is that under the current design of our website, commenters are able to submit anonymously. We feel that if you have something to say that you should use your real name. After-all, we are adults. Plus, we never really received a lot of…

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5 receive sentences in circuit court this week

August 16, 2013
5 receive sentences in circuit court this week

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced this week in 51st Circuit Court: –         Thomas Alan Battice, 48, of 3744 First St., Custer, was found guilty June 19 of second-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) with a person under age 13. He was sentenced Aug. 13 to a minimum of five to a maximum of 15 years with the Michigan…

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Hamlin man receives jail for threatening judge

August 16, 2013
Hamlin man receives jail for threatening judge

LUDINGTON – A 30-year-old Hamlin Township man was arrested Thursday at the Mason County Courthouse after he was heard making threats against Family Court Judge Jeff Nellis. Matthew Peterson, 2486 N. Jebavy Dr., was arrested for contempt of court after he said if things didn’t go his way in a court hearing he was going to jump over the bench…

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Lewis turns down plea agreement; trial scheduled

August 16, 2013
Lewis turns down plea agreement; trial scheduled

LUDINGTON — Frederick Lewis, 31, of Scottville will go on trial in October for two counts of criminal sexual conduct first degree. Earlier this week Lewis turned down a plea agreement from Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola. The agreement would have dropped the two counts of CSC first degree and charged Lewis with CSC second degree instead with a sentence…

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