Sheriff ID’s man arrested for CSC

June 24, 2013

Mason County Press reported Saturday that a 19-year-old man had been arrested by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office in connection with a criminal sexual conduct investigation. Today, the sheriff identified the man as Dalton Willard of Manistee. Willard was arrested Friday night in connection with the alleged assault against a 10-year-old boy in Grant Township, which took place Wednesday. Dalton…

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Sheriff’s office investigating possible meth lab

June 24, 2013

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible methamphetamine lab that was found in a dumpster in 5700 block of West U.S. 10 Sunday. The sheriff’s office reports a person checked inside the dumpster and located a black bag which contained items commonly associated with making meth. Law enforcement was called about 3:45 p.m. to the…

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Possible thunderstorms later near Scottville

June 24, 2013

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 10:30 a.m. Lake Michigan water temperatures: Ludington Stearns Park: 49 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 51 F Summit Park: 43 F Pentwater: 58 F Afternoon air temperatures: Ludington and Pentwater: Mostly cloudy at 74 degrees F increasing to…

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Ludington man dead following crash

June 23, 2013
Ludington man dead following crash

BRANCH TWP. — A Ludington man died this morning as a result of a single vehicle crash on North Benson Road. Donald McCrath, 55, was traveling north on Benson Road when his Pontiac Fiero apparently struck a deer. The vehicle then crossed the center-line and left the roadway, knocking over a 30-foot pine tree and then flipping over. Sheriff Kim…

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Free Soil’s party of the century

June 22, 2013
Free Soil’s party of the century

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. FREE SOIL – Free Soil Community School ended its existence in style Saturday with the party of the century, literally. Not only is it the end of the school, but this year marks its 100th year as well. Hundreds of Free Soil alumni and friends attended the all school reunion. The event featured music and dancing,…

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WSCC Dean’s List

June 22, 2013
WSCC Dean’s List

VICTORY TWP. — West Shore Community College has released its Dean’s List for the 2013 Winter Semester.  Full-time students achieving a semester grade point average of 3.75 or above receive high honors and full-time students with a grade point average between 3.50 and 3.749 receive honors. Part-time students are eligible for the Dean’s List when their accumulating grade point averages…

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Faith, friends and family keep cancer survivor going

June 22, 2013
Faith, friends and family keep cancer survivor going

  LUDINGTON – Adam Rader’s life changed two years ago when the then-16-year-old was kicked in the stomach by a cow on the family’s Branch Township farm. At first doctors thought he had just developed pneumonia, but later discovered that he a cancerous mass had formed, pushing major organs, including his heart. He had a rare bone cancer known as…

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Zydeco/Cajun group kicks off Epworth series

June 22, 2013
Zydeco/Cajun group kicks off Epworth series

Series is open to the public. LUDINGTON – Ludington Area Center for the Arts partners each summer with Epworth to bring quality family entertainment to Ludington. This partnership also allows LACA to help Epworth communicate that their events are open to the public in addition to increasing awareness of the Arts Center to summer residents at Epworth. This summer’s series…

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Survivors

June 22, 2013
Survivors

LUDINGTON — Cancer survivors begin a victory lap at Relay for Life.

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Man arrested for CSC against 10-year-old

June 22, 2013

GRANT TWP. — A 19-year-old man has been arrested for criminal sexual conduct first degree and kidnapping of a 10-year-old boy. The incident took place Wednesday night in Grant Township. Sheriff Kim Cole said the suspect was apprehended by deputies Friday and is lodged in the Mason County Jail. More details will be released Monday morning.

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Daughter establishes fund for father’s funeral expenses

June 21, 2013

Crystal Mohr, daughter of Tim Mohr, who died in a house fire Wednesday evening, has established a fund to help pay for funeral expenses for her father. The 19-year-old was Mohr’s only child. Anyone wishing to contribute to the fund may do so by clicking here. Tim Mohr died during a fire at his home at 506 S. George St.…

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Funeral notice: James Myers, 80

June 21, 2013

James J. Myers age 80 of Ludington, passed away on June 21, 2013. There will be a celebration of life in memory of James on Thursday June 27, 2013 from 11:00 – 1:00 PM at Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Please visit James’s personal web page at www.oakgrovefh.com

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Beach advisory issued, thunderstorms later today

June 21, 2013
Beach advisory issued, thunderstorms later today

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 11:20 a.m. A beach hazard has been issued by the National Weather Service for the shoreline from Whitehall to Manistee, which includes Ludington and Pentwater. The hazard is in effect through late tonight. The following conditions may occur: –…

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Circuit court, as of June 19, 2013

June 21, 2013
Circuit court, as of June 19, 2013

Compiled by Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced this week in 51st Circuit Court: –         Donald Jacob Beck, 25, of 503 ½ N. William St., Ludington, was sentenced to two concurrent terms of one year, five months to eight years with the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) June 11 for probation violation from Sept. 11, 2012 convictions of…

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District court, as of June 19

June 21, 2013

Compiled by Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON — The following hearings took place this past week in 79th District Court: –         Annette Lynn Thompson, 41, of 501 ½ Filer St., Ludington, was found guilty June 12 of disorderly person/disturbing the peace. She was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; $285 in fines and costs; and…

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