WSCC raises tuition rates

March 17, 2014

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  VICTORY TWP. — West Shore Community College will raise its tuition beginning the fall semester. The increase, approved this afternoon by the college board of trustees, will increase in-district tuition from $83 per credit hour for in-district students to $86 per credit hour, a 3.6% increase. This is slightly above the average increase of 3.5% over…

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An obsession with Ireland

March 17, 2014
An obsession with Ireland

Commentary and photos by Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  If you know my wife, Becky, or I, you know that we have a little bit of an obsession about Ireland. We have traveled to the Emerald Island (myself twice) and we even named our daughter after a town in Ireland (Avoca). Her middle name is a little Irish as well, Quincy. If…

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The Business Plan—Don’t Start Your Business Without It

March 17, 2014

“The Business Plan” is a partnership between the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce and Mason County Press. By Matt Larson. Business Development Consultant. Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce. Workshops to be offered locally in March and April People with GPS units in their cars love the convenience of simply entering locations and receiving step-by-step directions for getting there…

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Fire department to host informational meeting for business owners

March 17, 2014

Ludington Fire Department to Host Open House Learn to Protect Your Business and Building in the Event of Unfortunate Catastrophe LUDINGTON —  The Ludington Fire Department is inviting any business from Mason County and the surrounding areas to attend an informative and casual open house on Wednesday, April 9 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Businesses and building owners will have…

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Welcome to the World! Ellison, Jayden, Tessa.

March 17, 2014
Welcome to the World! Ellison, Jayden, Tessa.

Birth announcements are sponsored by ABC Kidz/Purple Monkey, 123 E. Ludington Ave. Check them out here on Facebook.  Welcome to the world! Ellison Marie Budzynski, the daughter of Jeff and Trista Budzynski of Scottville and Junction City, Kansas was born March 13, 2014. Paternal grandparents are Doug and Jayne Budzynski. Maternal grandparents are Glenn Palma and the late Clare Kanouse. Jayden Aguirre, the son…

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A wee bit o’ clouds today

March 17, 2014
A wee bit o’ clouds today

The outdoor report for Mason County is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington: 231-845-0126; www.supelectric.com. March 17, 2014. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today, a mix of clouds and sun early then becoming cloudy later in the day. High, 32 degrees F. Winds, southeast at 10 to 15 mph. Sunset: 7:53 p.m. Tonight, considerable cloudiness. Low of 19 F. Winds, southeast at…

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Local Internet provider brings fast lane to Fountain

March 16, 2014
Local Internet provider brings fast lane to Fountain

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  SHERMAN TWP. — Do you remember the ‘90s when you had to use a dial-up modem on your computer in order to access the Internet? Believe it or not, there is still a portion of this county’s population that has limited choices when it comes to accessing the web. SyncWave, a locally owned company based in…

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Life is like spaghetti

March 16, 2014
Life is like spaghetti

Moonlighting. A blog by Judy Cools  Life is a lot like spaghetti.  Stay with me here a minute – I’ll explain.  Did you ever walk into a room and know for a fact that you interrupted something?  The people might have been arguing.  Or kissing.  Maybe they were gossiping or planning a surprise party.  Whatever it was, they weren’t doing…

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79th District Court arraignments, as of March 5, 2014

March 14, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.  LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned this past week in front of the Mason County magistrate in 79th District Court: Felonies –         Chad Michael Winningham, 39, of 780 W. Kirby Rd., Battle Creek, was arrested March 4 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) for a felony of operating under the influence of liquor (OUIL), third…

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Welcome to the World! Colten and Jake.

March 14, 2014
Welcome to the World! Colten and Jake.

Birth announcements are sponsored by ABC Kidz/Purple Monkey, 123 E. Ludington Ave. Check them out here on Facebook.  Welcome to the world! Colten Francis Lee Smith, the son of Tarra Mobley and David Smith of Mears, was born on March 10, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Jake Guadalupe Galindo, the son of Maria Lucio and Juan Galindo of Hart, was…

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Rain this afternoon

March 14, 2014
Rain this afternoon

The outdoor report for Mason County is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington: 231-845-0126; www.supelectric.com. This afternoon, windy with a few showers from time to time. High temperature of 40 degrees F. Winds from the southwest at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of rain, 30%. Tonight, rain and snow this evening. A few snow showers overnight but otherwise mostly cloudy. Low…

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4 sentenced in circuit court

March 14, 2014
4 sentenced in circuit court

By Allison Scarbrough, Contributing Editor LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced March 11 in 51ST Circuit Court: –         Stephen Mikel Fairlamb, 19, of 4550 S. Darr Rd., Scottville, was found guilty Jan. 22of assault/weapon and criminal sexual conduct (CSC) third degree, person 13-15. He was sentenced concurrent terms of one to three years with the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) for Count…

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79th District Court sentences, March 12, 2014

March 14, 2014
79th District Court sentences, March 12, 2014

79th District Court sentences as of March 12 By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced this past week in 79th District Court: –         Kathie Sue Card, 52, of 4677 E. Fisher Rd., Custer, was found guilty March 6 of driver transporting open intoxicants. She was sentenced to $265 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to the…

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Red hot Gypsy jazz ensemble coming to West Shore

March 14, 2014
Red hot Gypsy jazz ensemble coming to West Shore

VICTORY TWP. –The red hot Gypsy jazz ensemble, The Hot Club of Detroit, will be in “full swing” at West Shore Community College’s Center Stage Theater on Sat., March 22, at 7:30 p.m. Hot Club of Detroit is a one-of-a-kind jazz ensemble specializing in the Gypsy jazz sound made famous by guitarist Django Reinhardt. Hot Club of Detroit was formed in 2001…

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Improve your indoor air quality

March 14, 2014
Improve your indoor air quality

Good Neighbor Tips. A blog by Erin Doan State Farm Insurance Agency. Pollution isn’t limited to outdoor emissions. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor pollution levels can be 2 to 5 times greater than outdoor levels. Given that the average American spends up to 90 percent of his or her time inside, indoor air quality has become a…

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