Air temps to reach 80s today

August 16, 2013
Air temps to reach 80s today

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Here are the current weather conditions for Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 1 p.m. today. Water temperatures for today were not available.   Afternoon weather: Ludington: Mostly sunny with temperatures reaching 80 degrees F. Humidity: 45%; wind: west-northwest at 6 mph. Scottville and Pentwater: Mostly sunny with temperatures reaching 84 degrees F. Humidity: 40%; wind: west-northwest at…

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Arraignments, as of Aug. 14, 2013

August 16, 2013
Arraignments, as of Aug. 14, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  Felonies –         Danielle Angela Carnahan, 18, of 317 ½ N. James St., Ludington, was arrested Aug. 9 by the State, Sheriffs, Chiefs Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) for a felony of controlled substance delivery. A preliminary exam is set for Aug. 21 at 11:15 a.m. Bail: $2,500/10 percent. Misdemeanors –         Emily Frances Rudnick, 22, of 715 N. Rowe St.,…

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2 sentenced in district court recently

August 16, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced this week in 79th District Court: –         Dylan James Hansen, 19, of 58 S. Madison Ave., Custer, was found guilty Aug. 12 of driving without a cycle endorsement and sentenced to $275 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS). –         Derek Michael Johnson, 23, of 6699…

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EPA may make final Badger decision soon

August 15, 2013
EPA may make final Badger decision soon

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice may be close to making a final decision on the proposed consent decree with Lake Michigan Carferry. MCP has been told it is possible the decision will come next week. The decree, if passed, gives LMC until the end of the 2014 sailing season to eliminate the discharge of coal ash…

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$13.32 million lottery ticket purchased in Custer

August 15, 2013

CUSTER — Somebody is $13.32 million richer today and it is quite possible that they live in Mason County. According to the Michigan Lottery, one ticket matched the Michigan Classic Lotto 47 numbers on Aug. 14 and the ticket was purchased at Bonser’s of Custer. The winning numbers were: 01-07-20-25-35-39. The jackpot was last won on Feb. 13, 2013 and…

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Air temperatures in ’70s today

August 15, 2013
Air temperatures in ’70s 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: 53 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 47 F Summit Park: 59 F Pentwater: 57 F Afternoon weather: Ludington: Mostly sunny with temperatures reaching 73 degrees F. Humidity: 57%;…

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Rep. Franz honors Tim Allen for Pure Michigan

August 15, 2013
Rep. Franz honors Tim Allen for Pure Michigan

MANISTEE — When comedian and actor Tim Allen recently performed a show in Manistee, state Rep. Ray Franz took the opportunity to deliver thanks from the state Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder for Allen’s help to make the Pure Michigan advertising campaign successful. “Those of us who live and play in Michigan know what a special place on earth we…

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Historic baseball game takes place Sunday

August 15, 2013

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — The Ludington Mariners Old Time Base Ball Team will be hosting players from the Chicago Salmon at Historic White Pine Village on Sunday, August 18 at 2 p.m. The teams will be playing 1860-style baseball. America’s past-time, base ball (two words back then), was a gentleman’s game back in the 1860s. Hours of operation on Sunday…

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Another mystery object falls from sky

August 14, 2013

HAMLIN TWP. — Anthony Zoulek of Shelby was fishing at the end of the dock by Waterside Resort Wednesday night around 10 p.m. when he saw something fall into Hamlin Lake. “At first I thought it was a motorized para-glider,” he said. “It looked like it was gliding across the lake.” Zoulek said he saw a silhouette of the object…

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Meet Wisconsin’s top Badger fans, the Manitowoc Mafia

August 14, 2013
Meet Wisconsin’s top Badger fans, the Manitowoc Mafia

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. MANITOWOC, Wis. — For the past 14 years a group of people have gathered at the Manitowoc carferry dock pretty much every day the S.S. Badger sails. The group size varies depending on the day. On this particular day, Monday, Aug. 12, there are six guys, hanging out in the chairs in the passenger staging area.…

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Great Lakes Energy helps bring movies to Scottville

August 14, 2013
Great Lakes Energy helps bring movies to Scottville

“Oz: The Great and Powerful” is Friday, Aug. 16.  SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Optimist Club, on behalf of the Scottville Clown Band Shell Committee, recently received a $1,900 grant from the Great Lakes Energy People Fund. The money has been used to purchase a projector and other equipment for the free movie series started this summer. The band shell’s final…

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Harvest Festival queen competition applications being accepted

August 14, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — Preparation for the 2013 Harvest Festival Queen competition is underway and applications are now being accepted. The Harvest Festival Queen Pageant is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. Applications can be picked up at the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce office and Scottville City Hall, 105 N. Main, Scottville, or found online at www.ludington.org/scottville-harvest-festival. The entry…

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Early tickets now on sale for Oktoberfest

August 14, 2013
Early tickets now on sale for Oktoberfest

LUDINGTON — Early bird tickets are now available for purchase online for the 2013 Downtown Ludington Oktoberfest Music & Craft Beer Festival, presented by Bell’s Brewery, scheduled for Saturday, October 12th. Early bird tickets can be purchased by visiting the Downtown Ludington website,  http://www.downtownludington.org/oktoberfest/, or joining the facebook event page, 2013 Oktoberfest Presented by Bell’s Brewery at facebook.com/downtownludington. Early bird…

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Lake Michigan cooling down

August 14, 2013
Lake Michigan cooling down

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 2 p.m. today. Lake Michigan water temperatures: Ludington Stearns Park: 53 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 47 F Summit Park: 59 F Pentwater: 57 F Afternoon weather: Ludington: Partly cloudy with temperatures reaching 68 degrees F. Humidity: 51%;…

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Memorial garden will replace pond where boys drowned

August 13, 2013
Memorial garden will replace pond where boys drowned

CARR SETTLEMENT — Neighbors are coming together to help a family cope with a recent tragedy. On Aug. 1, 9-year-old Jethro Troyer and his 7-year-old brother Leander drowned in a recently dug pond on the family’s Tyndall Road farm. Neighbors Blake and Anna Mazurek are doing something to help remember the boys. They, along with other neighbors, have started an…

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