Driver uninjured in rollover crash

March 20, 2014
Driver uninjured in rollover crash

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — A teenaged driver was uninjured after the vehicle she was driving rollover and landed in a ravine on Rasmussen Road early this afternoon. The Ludington resident was driving to West Shore Community College. Parts of the roadway’s edge were still snow covered from the overnight snowfall. Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Pere Marquette Township Fire Dept.…

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Pentwater man arrested for ‘super drunk’

March 20, 2014
Pentwater man arrested for ‘super drunk’

SUMMIT TWP. — A 40-year-old Pentwater man was arrested Wednesday by deputies from Mason County Sheriff’s Office and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a high blood alcohol content, also known as “super drunk.” The arrest occurred following a traffic stop at South Lakeshore Dr. and Lakeshore Ct. Other activity of the MCSO for March 19, 2014 included:…

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Fishing report, March 20, 2014

March 20, 2014

The fishing report comes from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.  Weekly Fishing Tip: Storing your ice fishing equipment for next season It’s about that time when you’ll need to get ready to store your ice fishing equipment. The key is doing it properly so you’ll be ready to hit the ice next winter! Here is a checklist of things…

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Rep. Franz office hours Friday in Ludington

March 20, 2014
Rep. Franz office hours Friday in Ludington

LUDINGTON — Area residents can meet with State Rep. Ray Franz to talk about state government concerns or problems during office hours scheduled in Ludington on Friday, March 21. “People are welcome to call me any time to talk or set up an appointment,” said Franz, R-Onekama.  “Office hours provide an added chance for me to meet with residents or for them to…

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FloraCraft to host Relay for Life fund raiser

March 20, 2014

LUDINGTON — FloraCraft Corporation is sponsoring a Life Blooms fund raiser for Relay for Life on Saturday, April 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Lincoln Hills Golf Club. Admission is $20 per person and includes light appetizers and soft drinks; a cash bar will be available. Children under age 12 are free. There will be activities for the entire…

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Gus Macker funding applications

March 20, 2014

LUDINGTON — The Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications from charities that want to receive funding from proceeds accrued from the 2014 Gus Macker 3-On-3 Charity Basketball tournament. Completed applications are due in the chamber of commerce office by the close of business on Monday, April 28, 2014. Applications can either be downloaded from the chamber website,…

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Hundreds expected for antique sale today in Scottville

March 20, 2014
Hundreds expected for antique sale today in Scottville

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  SCOTTVILLE — Neil Frick was more than just an antique dealer. He was a historian. While his store at 123 N. Main St. was called Frick’s Old Country Store, it really served more as a museum than a retail outlet. Neil, who died last July at the age 87, loved to collect items that had a…

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First day of spring!

March 20, 2014
First day of spring!

The outdoor report for Mason County is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington: 231-845-0126; www.supelectric.com. Thursday, March 20, 2014: First day of spring! Generally sunny today with a high of 32 degrees F. Winds, west-northwest at 10 to 20 mph. Tonight, expect a few clouds with a low of 22 F. Winds will be light and variable. Friday, partly cloudy skies…

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Welcome to the World, Cameron!

March 20, 2014
Welcome to the World, Cameron!

Birth announcements are sponsored by ABC Kidz/Purple Monkey, 123 E. Ludington Ave. Check them out here on Facebook.  Welcome to the world! Cameron James Highstreet, the son of Lindsay Sichta and Brian Highstreet of Ludington, was born March 18, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Your birth announcements and photographs are welcome. Please email them to [email protected]

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5 people involved in Jebavy Drive crash

March 19, 2014
5 people involved in Jebavy Drive crash

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — Five people were involved in a two vehicle crash on North Jebavy Drive around 3:40 p.m. this afternoon. The crash occurred when a black Ford pickup truck was pulling out of 174 N. Jebavy Dr. and was struck in the side by a red Ford pickup that was heading southbound. The black…

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Door-to-door salesmen cause stir on Facebook

March 19, 2014

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  A post on Facebook suggesting that there are people going door to door posing as sales people and staking out homes to rob has gone viral. However, the people are actually real sales people, selling Kirby vacuums. The post was made Saturday by Autumn Adamczak. It read: ATTENTION EVERYONE IN MASON COUNTY ! There is two…

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Coastal water trail to debut this spring

March 18, 2014
Coastal water trail to debut this spring

LUDINGTON — Kayakers and canoeists who enjoy navigating the shoreline of Lake Michigan will find their voyage a little easier this year. The Sable Points Coastal Water Trail will debut. The trail is being spearheaded by the Mason-Lake and Oceana conversation districts. “We are traditionally known as an organization that works with farmers,” said Jordan DeVries, administrator of the Mason-Lake…

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Oceana suspect’s crime spree has Mason County links

March 18, 2014
Oceana suspect’s crime spree has Mason County links

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. HART — Detectives from Oceana County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Hart man who is suspected in several breaking and entering incidents in Oceana and Mason counties. Daryl Eugene Essex, 32, has been charged with five multiple count warrants which include breaking and entering, home invasion, larceny of firearms, felon in possession of firearm and habitual…

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Deputies make several arrests since Friday

March 18, 2014
Deputies make several arrests since Friday

Deputies from Mason County Sheriff’s Office made several arrests since Friday, mostly involving alcohol and marijuana. The following is the activity of MCSO from March 14 to March 17, 2014: March 14: – 6:10 a.m.: Car/deer, no injuries, Pere Marquette Hwy. and Kistler Rd., Summit Twp. – 6:39 a.m.: Reported prowler (unfounded), 5700 block of West Johnson Rd., Pere Marquette…

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Sunny early today

March 18, 2014
Sunny early today

The outdoor report for Mason County is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington: 231-845-0126; www.supelectric.com. Sunshine early today followed by cloudy skies this afternoon. High temperature of 41 degrees F. Winds, southeast at 10 to 20 mph. Sunset: 7:56 p.m. Tonight, considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. Low 36 F. Winds, east-southeast at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain, 80%.…

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