Ludington boy dreams of life without epilepsy

November 7, 2013
Ludington boy dreams of life without epilepsy

  Saturday cornhole tournament to help raise money for epilepsy research.  LUDINGTON — On Sept. 6, 2006, Jerome and Marnie Nickelson’s life changed forever. Their 2-year-old son, Jett, was having weird spells. “We weren’t sure what was going on, but he kept falling,” Marnie says. “Up until this time, Jett was a normal, healthy child. there wasn’t any reason to…

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Wiring causes small fire at courthouse

November 7, 2013
Wiring causes small fire at courthouse

LUDINGTON — Emergency personnel were dispatched to the Mason County Courthouse about 4:45 p.m. Thursday for a general fire alarm. Employees in the building noticed a strong smell of smoke. Ludington Police Department was first to arrive. Officers reported that smoke was coming from the attic of the 140-year-old building. Ludington Fire Department arrived shortly afterwards. Employees stood on the…

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Jordan Lake coming home Friday; several fundraisers planned

November 7, 2013
Jordan Lake coming home Friday; several fundraisers planned

Jordan Lake, the Branch Township teen injured in a fatal car crash two weeks ago, is coming home, her mother reports. Jennifer Lake posted on the Faith, Hope, and Strength for the Lake Family Facebook page that Jordan has received the OK from her doctors and case workers to come home. The 16-year-old Mason County Eastern senior was in attendance…

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Obit: Nioma Silvis, 90, Riverton Twp.

November 7, 2013
Obit: Nioma Silvis, 90, Riverton Twp.

Nioma Phoebe Silvis, aged 90 of Riverton Township, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Oakview Medical Care Facility.  Nioma was born on March 9, 1923, the daughter of Ervin and Alice (Stuck) McVicker, and married Willis L. “Jim” Silvis on June 6, 1942. If Nioma had a Lucky number it would have been seven as she had seven children,…

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Shakespeare tour coming to art center

November 7, 2013
Shakespeare tour coming to art center

LUDINGTON – The award-winning Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, a touring company based in Grand Haven, will present an evening of Shakespeare scenes at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts on Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m.. The performance, the second installment in LACA’s Main Stage Series, will feature scenes from Shakespearean comedies, including such plays as “The Merchant of Venice,” “The Comedy of Errors,”…

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Evart man, 34, pleads guilty to sex with 15-year-old

November 7, 2013

LUDINGTON — A 34-year-old Evart man pleaded guilty Tuesday in 51st Circuit Court for criminal sexual conduct against a 15-year-old girl. The incident took place on June 3, 2012 when the two met each other hiking at the Ludington State Park. Initially, Lauren Davin Derscheid, 4181 70th Ave., Evart, was arrested on Aug. 27 by Mason County Sheriff’s Office and…

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Leisure and enrichment program offers variety of programs

November 7, 2013

VICTORY TWP.  —  The Leisure and Enrichment Program (L&E), sponsored by West Shore Community College and Mason County Central Schools, is offering a wide variety of low-cost or free workshops and seminars throughout the autumn season. The program is designed to appeal to a diverse array of community interests in the areas of fitness, family entertainment, cooking, arts and crafts,…

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Welcome to the world… Sophia and Koye

November 7, 2013
Welcome to the world… Sophia and Koye

Welcome to the world: Sophia Vazquez was born October 31, 2013 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. She is the daughter of Jessica Cotilla-Vazquez and Edgar Vazquez of Pentwater. Koye Alan Hlady was born November 4, 2013 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. He is the son of Jennifer and Steven Hlady of Ludington. Maternal grandparents are Don and Katie Peterson of…

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WSCC signs reverse transfer agreement with WMU

November 7, 2013
WSCC signs reverse transfer agreement with WMU

VICTORY TWP.  – Students who have attended West Shore Community College and transferred to Western Michigan University prior to earning a degree, can now receive their associate degree while continuing their studies at the University. WMU President John M. Dunn and WSCC President Charles T. Dillon recently signed the reverse transfer agreement allowing WSCC students, who have transferred to WMU,…

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Rain has driven steelhead into PM

November 7, 2013

The following is this week’s fishing report from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources: Ludington: Pier anglers and those surfcasting are catching steelhead. Pere Marquette River: Rain has brought some fresh steelhead into the river. Manistee: Pier anglers and those surfcasting are taking steelhead when the winds allow. Most are floating spawn or casting small spoons and spinners. Manistee River: Rain helped to bring…

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Partly cloudy tonight, expect rain and snow tonight

November 7, 2013
Partly cloudy tonight, expect rain and snow tonight

The outdoor report for Mason County is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington: 231-845-0126; www.superiorelectric.com. Today: Partly cloudy with high temperature of 42 degrees F with a 20% chance of rain. Low tonight of 33 degrees with a 40% chance of rain/snow showers early. Humidity: 65%, decreasing to 55%. Wind: northwest at 14 mph changing to west at 14 mph by…

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Do you have a nose for news? We need you.

November 6, 2013

Mason County Press is growing and we are in need of correspondents to help us provide even more stories about life here in Mason County. We want to expand our news coverage by reporting on what’s happening in the townships and in the schools. The ideal candidate(s) should have an interest in those areas and a general understanding of how government…

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Unloading

November 6, 2013
Unloading

The Kitchen Sink, a blog by Stephanie Wagner, is sponsored by The Polished Parlor, 218 S. James St., Ludington; 231-843-0555; www.facebook.com/ThePolishedParlor. I have a guilty pleasure that includes watching absolute mindless television when life gets tough.  The more stress, the worse the show.  I got hooked on the series Hoarders during a particularly rough patch a year ago.  I finally…

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Rain and wind today

November 6, 2013
Rain and wind today

The outdoor report for Mason County is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington: 231-845-0126; www.superiorelectric.com. Today: Rainy today with high temperature of 56 degrees; lows tonight dropping to 35 degrees. Humidity: 93% with 75% chance of precipitation. Winds south-southwest at 20 mph changing to northwest at 13 mph by afternoon. Thursday: Mostly sunny with high temperature of 45 and low…

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Cox is Ludington’s next mayor

November 5, 2013
Cox is Ludington’s next mayor

LUDINGTON — Ryan Cox will be the City of Ludington’s next mayor. The 31-year-old teacher defeated city councilor and former police chief Wally Taranko 767-685 during Tuesday’s election. “I’m ready to hit the ground running,” Cox said at his house, where he and his parents, Richard and Diana, were watching the results. “I’m looking forward to meeting with Mayor (John)…

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