Couple arrested for domestic violence

March 7, 2014
Couple arrested for domestic violence

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — Deputies from Mason County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 19-year-old woman and a 25-year-old Ludington man Thursday for domestic violence. The incident took place in the 1100 block of Lancer Lane. Deputies were dispatched to the couple’s home regarding what was reported as a domestic disturbance complaint. Other activity of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office for Thursday,…

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Cleaning up clutter

March 7, 2014
Cleaning up clutter

Good Neighbor Tips. A blog by Erin Doan State Farm Insurance Agency. We are pleased to welcome a new contributor and advertiser, Erin Doan State Farm Insurance Agency of Scottville. Erin and his team provide you with weekly Good Neighbor Tips. Mason County Press is able to continue to be a free service to our readers thanks to the support…

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Shamrock parade entries being accepted

March 6, 2014

LUDINGTON — Entries are being accepted for  the March 15, 2014 Downtown Ludington Shamrock Parade presented by Sportsman’s Irish Pub. Individuals, groups of friends and families, businesses or organizations are invited to participate. Entries include traditional floats, groups of irishmen and/or women, pets dressed in holiday attire, musical groups, or any creative entry. It is encouraged that all entries use…

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Environmental consultant next in “Water” series

March 6, 2014
Environmental consultant next in “Water” series

VICTORY TWP. –West Shore Community College’s semester long series of events on the many ways water impacts our lives and about the ways our lives impact water will continue on March 12, at 12:30 p.m., in the North Lounge of the Administrative and Conference Building with a presentation on how businesses can successfully negotiate environmental and regulatory issues involving water. Jay Poll,…

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Rain forest show at Scottville Upper Elementary

March 6, 2014
Rain forest show at Scottville Upper Elementary

SCOTTVILLE — On Monday, March 17, the Mason County Central Scottville Upper Elementary gymnasium will be transformed into a rain forest. “Live on Stage, The Rainforest” will feature the sounds and sites of a tropical rainforest with the beautiful sounds and sights of the Amazon region. It will feature exotic birds,   kinkajous, monkeys and snakes. It all started as a dream…

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Fountain man arrested for failure to appear in court, twice

March 6, 2014
Fountain man arrested for failure to appear in court, twice

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — Deputies from Mason County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 34-year-old Fountain man on two warrants following a traffic stop at Sixth and Pere Marquette streets Wednesday morning. The man was wanted on two outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court in Mason County. Other activity of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office for March 5 included: –…

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Great Start Collaborative playgroups

March 6, 2014

The Mason-Lake-Oceana Great Start Collaborative provides free weekly playgroups for children ages 0-5 and their parents or caregivers in 3 locations within Mason County. Playgroup is an opportunity for children to learn, grow, and play while participating in developmentally appropriate activities. It is designed to build on the strengths of families as we share creative ways to encourage children to…

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Sunshine today!

March 6, 2014
Sunshine today!

Today’s forecast: Sunshine! Expect a few clouds as well and a high temperature of 26 degrees F. Winds will be south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph. There is a 10% chance of precipitation. Sunset: 6:41 p.m. Tonight, partly cloudy with increasing clouds overnight. Low around 20 F. Winds, south at 10 to 15 mph. Friday: Sunrise: 7:14 a.m. Partly cloudy…

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House of Flavors recalls ice cream

March 5, 2014

LUDINGTON — House of Flavors, Inc. ice cream manufacturing of Ludington is recalling one of its ice creams because it may contain unlabeled nuts. The ice cream is Belmont Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and is sold at Aldi stores. People allergic to nuts may be at risk. House of Flavors released a statement Wednesday, saying the ice cream was shipped…

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Obit: Chuck Clark, 85, Scottville

March 5, 2014
Obit: Chuck Clark, 85, Scottville

Charles L. “Chuck” Clark, aged 85, longtime resident of Scottville, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, March 2, 2014.  Chuck was born on November 5, 1928 in Muskegon, the middle child of seven children born to William Roy and Agnes (Mahoney) Clark.  As a boy, Chuck spent many summers in the Scottville area working on his uncle Fred Harjes’ farm, and…

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Pregnancy care center pays off building debt

March 5, 2014
Pregnancy care center pays off building debt

LUDINGTON — West Shore Pregnancy Care Center has paid off its building debt, much earlier than its leaders had anticipated. Two years ago this week the non-profit agency moved into its location on Tinkham Avenue just west of Washington Avenue. The building was previously the practice of pediatrician Kenneth Hill and was purchased from Dr. Hill and his wife, Diane.…

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Man arrested for third drunk driving offense following Riverton crash

March 5, 2014
Man arrested for third drunk driving offense following Riverton crash

RIVERTON TWP. — A 40-year-old Battle Creek man was arrested by Mason County sheriff’s deputies Tuesday night following a single vehicle traffic crash near the intersection of South Scottville and East Sippy roads. He was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, third offense, a felony. Also responding to the crash was Riverton Twp. Fire Dept., Custer Fire Dept. and…

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Former U.S. attorney joins Sean Michaels defense team

March 4, 2014
Former U.S. attorney joins Sean Michaels defense team

LUDINGTON — Fox 17 TV of Grand Rapids has reported that a former U.S. Attorney will be part of the defense team for Sean Michael Phillips, accused of killing his 4-month-old daughter Katherine (Baby Kate) Phillips in June 2011. John Smietanka, a former U.S. attorney for the West Michigan District, will be on Phillips’ taxpayer-funded defense team, assisting court-appointed defense…

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Deputies arrest man for parole violation

March 4, 2014
Deputies arrest man for parole violation

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — Deputies from Mason County Sheriff’s Office and Mason County parole agents arrested a 32-year-old Ludington man Monday for a parole violation. The arrest took place at 2:42 p.m. at 143 N. Jebavy Dr. Other activity of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office for March 3, 2014 included: – 6:31 a.m.: Car/deer crash, no injuries, Free Soil and…

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1 to 2 inches of snow expected today

March 4, 2014
1 to 2 inches of snow expected today

Expect light snow this morning, which will give way to snow showers this afternoon; there is a 70% chance of snow with 1 to 2 inches accumulating. Today’s high temperature will be 19 degrees F with winds west-southwest at 5 to 10 mph. Sunset: 6:38 p.m. Tonight, mostly cloudy skies with a few snow showers developing late. Low temperature of…

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