Court sentences, as of Aug. 7, 2013

August 9, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced this past week at the Mason County Courthouse: Circuit Court:  – Ethan Joseph Anderson, 22, 302 N. Robert St., Apt. 1, Ludington, was sentenced for a June 11 felony conviction of controlled substance delivery. He was ordered to serve 270 days in jail with three days credit, serving five…

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Beach and outdoors report, Aug. 9, 2013

August 9, 2013
Beach and outdoors report, Aug. 9, 2013

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: 64F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 67 F Summit Park: 65 F Pentwater: 67 F Afternoon weather: Ludington: Mostly sunny with temperatures reaching 75 degrees F. Humidity: 55%; wind:…

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WKLA not moving, just frequency

August 8, 2013

LUDINGTON — WKLA-FM will remain in Ludington. However, it is very likely that it will not be at 106.3 in a few years. On Wednesday, MCP reported that Synergy Media Inc., owner of WKLA-FM had filed paperwork with the Federal Communications Commission to move WKLA-FM from Ludington to Thompsonville. Synergy owner Todd Mohr responded today that while technically that is…

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For the love of our community

August 8, 2013
For the love of our community

AMBER TWP. — Do you love your community? What’s your way of showing how much you love it? Over 100 people from various parts of Mason County gathered this morning at the West Shore Educational Service District’s complex to learn about how others around the world are showing their love of their communities and what the attendees could do to…

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Make Mason Co a better place with $500

August 8, 2013

Do you have an idea to make Mason County a better place? You can make it happen with a Love Ludington Mini Grant! Community Foundation of Mason County is giving away four $500 mini grants to be used toward projects, events, programs or activities that will make our community a livelier, more lovable place to be. If you’ve ever thought…

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Last FNL will feature garden party

August 8, 2013

LUDINGTON — The 2013 Friday Night Live event series will wrap up this Friday, Aug. 9th with the first ever Garden Party.; The Garden Party will be held from 9 p.m. until midnight in James Street Plaza with live music performed by The Single Malt Quintet. Ludington Beverage will once again be providing a variety of adult beverages. As a…

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Cornerstone Church to offer Dave Ramsey class

August 8, 2013

LUDINGTON — Cornerstone Baptist Church will offer Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class beginning Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. More than two million families have positively changed their financial future through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU). Updated in summer 2012, the now nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set…

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Magical moments with children workshop at library

August 8, 2013

LUDINGTON — Author Becky Baxa will present her workshop, Magical Moments with Children, Thursday, August 22 at 1 p.m. at the Ludington library.  The workshop runs approximately one hour.  The author will share more than 500 ideas that are quick, easy, and affordable (often free) to connect adults and children of all ages in an electronic focused society of on-the-go families. She will…

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Left turn light at PM and 10

August 8, 2013
Left turn light at PM and 10

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — Workers from Michigan Department of Transportation have completed work on a left turn phase at the intersection of U.S. 10 and Pere Marquette Highway. Motorists turning south from the east will now be able to do so more safely because of the left green light. An MDOT worker said they also added a green right turn…

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Lake Mich. temps in upper ’60s today

August 8, 2013
Lake Mich. temps in upper ’60s today

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 8:30 a.m. today. After an early morning thunderstorm took out power for many area Great Lakes Energy customers, we have partly sunny skies today. Conditions are right for another possible storm, however. Lake Michigan water temperatures: Ludington Stearns Park:…

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Most power should be restored tonight

August 7, 2013

Earlier this afternoon Great Lakes Energy reported on its Facebook page that the number of members without power in Mason, Manistee and Lake counties was around 3,200. It stated electricity to most would be restored by this evening but some places would be Thursday. A short but fierce storm hit the area early this morning, knocking down trees, branches and…

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Area’s oldest FM station may move north

August 7, 2013

The area’s oldest FM radio station may be moved to another community, nearly 70 miles away. Synergy Media Inc., owner of WKLA-FM, has requested the station’s license be transferred from Ludington to Thompsonville, according to a Federal Communications Commission document. In May 2012, Synergy took over operations of WKLA-AM and FM, along with WKZC-FM and WMLQ-FM (Coast FM). It also…

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Mostly cloudy with chance of more thunderstorms

August 7, 2013
Mostly cloudy with chance of more thunderstorms

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. After an early morning thunderstorm took out power for many area Great Lakes Energy customers, we have partly sunny skies today. Conditions are right for another possible storm, however. Lake Michigan water temperatures: Ludington Stearns Park:…

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Area under thunderstorm watch

August 7, 2013
Area under thunderstorm watch

As the area is under a severe thunderstorm warning, trees and power poles are across roads in parts of the county, especially the northeast. Fountain and Free Soil/Meade fire departments have both been dispatched. Ludington Fire Dept. has also been called out. See out Facebook or Twitter pages for updates. The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued the…

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WSCC millage renewed, Oceana voters vote no

August 6, 2013

Updated, with all Manistee County precincts reporting. With most precincts throughout the district reporting in, including all 22 precincts in Mason County, West Shore Community College’s millage renewal request has been approved. The millage passed overwhelmingly in Mason County with 75% voting yes. Manistee County was not quite as generous, passing the request at 56%. Oceana County voters defeated the…

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