2 car crash, U.S. 10 and Stiles

October 2, 2013
2 car crash, U.S. 10 and Stiles

AMBER TWP. — Two people received minor injuries but were transported to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital following a two car crash at the intersection of U.S. 10-31 and Stiles Road. The crash occurred around 8:30 p.m. and involved five people, including a 4-year-old child. The cars included a Chevy S-10 pick-up and a Pontiac Grand Am. According to Mason County…

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WIC still operating in Michigan

October 2, 2013
WIC still operating in Michigan

CADILLAC – Although the federal government shutdown has temporarily suspended funding for a nutrition program for low to moderate-income mothers and babies, the local Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) has enough funds to continue operating, according to a press release from District Health Department No. 10. The report says health departments have received numerous calls from…

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Governor signs bills expanding ORV access

October 2, 2013

LANSING, Mich. – Local governments may now seek permission from the state Department of Transportation (MDOT) to allow off-road recreational vehicles (ORV) on the shoulders of state roads where necessary to connect existing ORV networks after Gov. Rick Snyder signed three bills into law today. Local governments across the entire state also will now have the option of opening their…

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Shakespeare fans meet Oct. 7

October 2, 2013

LUDINGTON — Shakespeare fans will meet Monday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts (Room 201)  to continue the reading of “Taming of the Shrew.”  They will take up with Act III. The Shakespeare Reading Group (SRG) is an informal group of Shakespeare fans. They meet once a month to read the Bard’s works, taking…

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Motorcyclist injured after striking deer

October 2, 2013

RIVERTON TWP. — A 38-year-old Scottville man was airlifted to Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids Tuesday night after the motorcycle he was driving struck a deer on Washington Road near Darr Road. Frederick Holden was transported by Oceana County EMS to the Oceana County Airport following the accident. The incident occurred about 8:20 p.m. Mason County Sheriff’s Office and Riverton…

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Occupants escape trailer fire

October 2, 2013
Occupants escape trailer fire

GRANT TWP. — A father and his two children lost their home early this morning when fire destroyed the mobile home they were living in. Grant Twp. and Free Soil/Meade fire departments were dispatched to 11651 Birchwood Dr. in Manistee Forest Pines Estates mobile home park about 1 a.m. Wednesday morning. Shortly before the fire departments arrived, deputies from Mason…

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A busy month for MCP

October 2, 2013

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. Disclaimer: It is my general belief that as a journalist it is my duty to be an observer and not be part of the story. However, while I am owner of Mason County Press, I believe that this service belongs to each of you, our loyal readers. For that reason, from time to time, I think…

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Memorial is now Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital

October 1, 2013
Memorial is now Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital

LUDINGTON — Memorial Medical Center is now Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. The Ludington hospital officially merged with Spectrum Health this morning. New signs are being installed today. “Joining Spectrum Health creates the best possible health care scenario for the people we serve,” said Mark Vipperman, CEO and president of the Ludington hospital. “With improved access to specialty care, assistance with…

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Victory man jailed for statutory rape

October 1, 2013

LUDINGTON — A Victory Township man has been sentenced in 51st Circuit Court to one year in the Mason County Jail for having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Ryan Keith Shurlow, 21, of 3811 N. U.S. 31, Scottville, was arrested July 3 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. From September 2012 to January 2013 he had intercourse with the girl…

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Scottville planning commission to discuss downtown smoking

October 1, 2013

 SCOTTVILLE – The Scottville Planning Commission will discuss smoking in downtown when it meets next week. The topic was placed on the agenda after a downtown merchant addressed City Commission last week. Linda Holden, co-owner of Holden’s Home Emporium, told city commissioners that there are some bad smoking habits downtown “and it does not make the town look very good.”…

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Site-specific state park reservations soon available in ‘shoulder season’

October 1, 2013

Summer campers at Michigan’s state parks have long enjoyed the advantages of site-specific campground reservations, meaning they can reserve a specific campsite at a park and be guaranteed that campsite during their visit. Soon, campers during the “shoulder season” – mid-September to late May – will also enjoy the benefit. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently transitioning to…

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Welcome to October! Temperatures in the ’70s today

October 1, 2013
Welcome to October! Temperatures in the ’70s today

Superior Electric Outdoor Report. Ludington and Pentwater: Mostly sunny today, but windy, with temperatures reaching 71 degrees F. Humidity: 76%; wind: south-southwest at 23 mph. Evening temperatures will decrease to 56 degrees overnight. Scottville: Mostly sunny today, but windy, with temperatures reaching 76 degrees F. Humidity: 61%; wind: southwest at 24 mph.

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Welcome to the world… Amielia

September 30, 2013
Welcome to the world… Amielia

Welcome to the world: Amielia Jo West, born September 28, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. She is the daughter of Kristina Brandel of Hart.   Birth announcements are brought to you by ABC Kidz/Purple Monkey, 123 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington. Check out their Facebook page here.  We are happy to share your newborn pictures as well. Please email them, along with…

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Sheriff’s office investigating B&E’s

September 30, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of breaking and entering incidences that occurred over the weekend. The areas where the incidences occurred include residences: 2700 block of North Lakeshore Drive in Hamlin Township; 6000 block of North Sherman Road in Hamlin Township; 7100 block of East Barothy Road in Branch Township; 3400 block of South Brunson…

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Huizenga votes to keep government open, shut down Obamacare

September 29, 2013

Washington, DC – Tonight, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released the following statement after voting in favor of the continuing resolution to fund the federal government: “The legislation passed this evening by the House eliminates the job-destroying medical device tax, delays ObamaCare’s implementation for one year and ensures our men and women in uniform are funded in the event that Senate…

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