Ludington woman pleads to stealing purse

February 4, 2014

LUDINGTON — Sheila Ranae Henson, 32, of 504 E. Danaher St., Apt. 1, Ludington, pleaded guilty to larceny today in 51st Circuit Court. Henson was initially charged with larceny of a building, fourth offense, which has a maximum penalty of four years in prison, plus an additional four years for habitual offender fourth offense. Henson accepted a plea agreement from…

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Soldier pleads guilty to assaulting sheriff’s deputy

February 4, 2014

LUDINGTON — A Michigan National Guard soldier who assaulted a Mason County sheriff’s deputy pleaded guilty today in 51st Circuit Court. Eric Michael Klopp, 33, 1235 Sumac St., Fruitport, was charged with resisting and assaulting Dep. Ed Rasmussen, a corrections officer at the Mason County Jail, following a Nov. 20, 2013 drunk driving arrest. Klopp told the court he was…

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Motivating Gen Y is topic of chamber breakfast

February 4, 2014
Motivating Gen Y is topic of chamber breakfast

LUDINGTON — On Wednesday, February 19, the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce and West Shore Community College will debut a morning networking series. The first topic will be a brief presentation on Motivating Generation Y. The event will take place at the Bookmark in downtown Ludington from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Admission is $5 for members, $10 for non-members,…

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Sandcastles Mardi Gras ball fundraiser

February 4, 2014

LUDINGTON — Sandcastles Children’s Museum will hold a Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. at AM Galleries in downtown Ludington. The event will feature Bourbon Street hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, dancing and entertainment. Masks will be available for purchase at the door. Shuttle service will be available from the West Shore Bank parking…

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Mother of accused trooper killer to appear in court today

February 4, 2014
Mother of accused trooper killer to appear in court today

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON – The mother of the man charged with murdering a Michigan State Police trooper is scheduled to appear in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court this afternoon. Tammi Spofford, 50, of 8124 W. Eight Mile Road, Irons, is charged with accessory after the fact to the Sept. 9 murder of Paul Butterfield. She is also charged…

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Welcome to the world! Alexis, Mahala, Ashton and Zoya.

February 4, 2014
Welcome to the world! Alexis, Mahala, Ashton and Zoya.

Welcome to the world… Mahala Rose Cecelia Leigh Wheeler-Herring, the daughter of Stephanie Wheeler and Carl Herring Jr. of Ludington, was born January 23, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Ashton Lloyd Failing, the son of Jessica Olson and David Failing of Ludington, was born January 29, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Zoya Keyann Clark, the daughter of Starrin…

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Firefighters save industrial building

February 4, 2014
Firefighters save industrial building

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — A brick storage building full of wood caught on fire early this morning at a lumber mill along Pere Marquette Highway. Firefighters were able to quickly find the source of the fire and extinguish it before the entire building went up in flames. Pere Marquette Township and Ludington fire departments were called to Macatawa Forest Products…

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Woman injured after Monday accident

February 4, 2014

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — A 50-year-old Ludington woman received minor injuries following a rear-end vehicle crash at Jebavy Drive and Johnson Road Monday afternoon. Deputies from Mason County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene at 2:54 p.m. Other activity of the sheriff’s office Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, included: – 12:23 a.m.: Suspicious situation, 1500 block of West Countyline Rd.,…

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Water main off in Scottville

February 3, 2014

SCOTTVILLE — Scottville Department of Public Works crews have been working throughout the day to fix a water main that broke over the weekend. The break occurred near Lundquist’s Furniture just south of the intersection of Main Street and James Street. The crew had been working with the water pumping, but about 4 p.m. needed to shut down one of…

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Snow removal a topic of conversation for Scottville

February 3, 2014

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville City Commission will meet for its regular meeting tonight at the Scottville branch of the Mason County District Library. The city hall is currently undergoing upgrades to make the first floor compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The commission meets at 5:30 p.m. The commission is expected to discuss snow removal. City Manager Amy Williams,…

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3 arrested over weekend

February 3, 2014
3 arrested over weekend

Three people were arrested over the weekend by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. Below is information on those arrest and other activity of deputies. Jan. 31 – 2:47 a.m.: Alarm activation, 200 block of South Main St., City of Scottville. – 7:26 a.m.: One vehicle rollover crash, no injuries, Lakeshore Dr. and Abrahamson Rd., Hamlin Twp. A 22-year-old Ludington man…

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Art center adds new staff

February 3, 2014
Art center adds new staff

LUDINGTON — Ludington Area Center for the Arts has added to people to its staff. Chris Plummer has been hired as the new executive assistant, with duties including the coordination of the West Shore Art Fair. Megan Cross is the centers’ new intern. Chris said she is thrilled to help continue the extraordinary success of the WSAF in its second…

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Sun warning today!

February 3, 2014
Sun warning today!

Believe it or not, today’s forecast calls for a chance of us seeing the sun. Partly cloudy skies are expected throughout the day and into the night with a 0% chance of snow and a high temperature of 21 degrees F, low overnight of 16 F. Wind, southwest at 5 to 10 mph changing to south-southwest at 7 mph at…

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Leaving: The road trip

February 2, 2014
Leaving: The road trip

Off Broadway. A blog by Craig Convissor.  There’s always a certain amount of nervous excitement when it comes to leaving your place of comfort and familiarity. The road promises uncertainty and adventure, new sights and tastes and smells. One never really knows what this adventure will entail. It will most certainly be a mix. But then, is that not what…

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Children injured in Jackson Rd crash

February 1, 2014
Children injured in Jackson Rd crash

LUDINGTON — Two children were injured as a result of a two-vehicle crash on Jackson Road, south of Ludington Avenue Saturday afternoon. The crash occurred when the 26-year-old male driver of a Chevrolet Impala pulled out of a private parking lot into the path of a north-bound Ford pickup truck driven by a 52-year-old Ludington man. Jackson road is on…

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