GUILTY. Sarah Knysz describes how husband murdered Trooper Paul Butterfield

November 5, 2013
GUILTY. Sarah Knysz describes how husband murdered Trooper Paul Butterfield

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Sarah Knysz pleaded guilty today in 51st Circuit Court. The 20-year-old Irons resident, who is 8-months-pregnant, appeared in court for a final conference. At that time Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola offered her a chance to plea guilty, unconditionally, to the two charges against her: accessory to murder of a police officer after the fact…

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Garrett Lake, a boy who loved making others laugh

November 5, 2013
Garrett Lake, a boy who loved making others laugh

MCP’s coverage of Garrett Lake’s funeral was done with permission and by request of his family. By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — Garrett Lake was a boy who loved to laugh, loved his friends, loved his family and, most importantly, loved Jesus. Hundreds of people filled Cornerstone Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon to remember the 11-year-old boy who lost his life in…

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Verve Pipe to perform at Peterson Auditorium

November 5, 2013
Verve Pipe to perform at Peterson Auditorium

VICTORY TWP.  – The West Shore Community College Performing Arts Series will feature The Verve Pipe in an all ages rock concert highlighting their hits from the early 1990’s – 2000’s, on Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m., in Ludington’s Peterson Auditorium. Formed in East Lansing in the early 1990’s, The Verve Pipe has gained a worldwide following for their textured rock music and…

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MCC Middle School veterans program cancelled

November 5, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — The annual Mason County Central Middle School Veterans Day program has been cancelled. “Due to unforeseen circumstances this year, we will not be able to maintain the quality program this year as we have over the past 15 years,” program organizer and teacher Phil Quinlan said. “The students of MCC Middle School have had the privilege of honoring…

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Wife of alleged trooper shooter to appear in court today

November 5, 2013
Wife of alleged trooper shooter to appear in court today

LUDINGTON — Sarah Knysz of Luther, the wife of the man accused of murdering Trooper Paul Butterfield, is scheduled to appear in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court today for a final conference at 3:30 p.m. The pregnant 20-year-old has been charged with accessory to murder, after the fact and unlawfully driving away a motor vehicle in connection to the Sept.…

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Manistee woman arraigned for stalking, arson

November 4, 2013
Manistee woman arraigned for stalking, arson

UPDATED. This story was first posted Saturday, Nov. 2. FREE SOIL TWP. – A 43-year-old Manistee County woman was arrested Saturday for aggravated stalking and for arson of personal property. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Hart Post were contacted by the victim on November 1, who stated some of his property had been burned. Troopers investigated the crime and…

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Douglas was a valued crew member, loved his family

November 4, 2013

LUDINGTON — Michael Douglas, the man who died in an industrial accident on board the PM 41 barge Sunday, had worked for Pere Marquette Shipping since 2006, a company spokeswoman said today. “We are deeply saddened to report that an accident took place aboard the Pere Marquette 41, Sunday, November 3 resulting in the death of respected crew member, Michael…

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All Access provides a different approach to health care

November 4, 2013
All Access provides a different approach to health care

In partnership with the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce, Mason County Press presents The Business Plan, a series that discusses business in Mason County. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the chamber will host a Networking Breakfast at All Access Care, 329 N. Jebavy Dr. The networking opportunity costs $5 for chamber members and $10 for non members. It begins…

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Ludington voters decide the next mayor Tuesday

November 4, 2013
Ludington voters decide the next mayor Tuesday

LUDINGTON — On Tuesday voters in the City of Ludington will decide who their next mayor is going to be. After 12 years, Mayor John Henderson has reached the limit of terms he can be in office. This opened up an August primary race between four candidates. During that election, voters narrowed their choices for the November general election to…

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Barge accident victim identified

November 4, 2013
Barge accident victim identified

LUDINGTON – A 37-year-old Pentwater man died on the PM 41 barge today while on Lake Michigan. Michigan State Police Hart Post is investigating the accidental death of Michael Alan Douglas.  The accident occurred while the barge – being pushed by the tug Undaunted, based out of Ludington – was en-route between Muskegon and Charlevoix. The barge was hauling ash.…

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Sheriff’s report, Nov. 1-3, 2013

November 4, 2013

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls between Nov. 1 and Nov. 3, 2013: Nov. 1, 2013: 12:53 a.m.: Alarm activation, 9400 block of North U.S. 31, Free Soil Township. 7:08 a.m.: Car/deer crash, no injuries, Jebavy and Jagger roads, Hamlin Township. 7:30 a.m.: Car/deer crash, no injuries, Free Soil and Reed roads, Free Soil Township. 8:34…

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Windy today, mostly cloudy

November 4, 2013
Windy today, mostly cloudy

The outdoor report is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington. The forecast for Mason County: Mostly cloudy with high temperatures reaching 54 degrees F today with lows overnight near 48, windy. Humidity: 68%; wind: south-southeast at 22 mph.

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Live your life well

November 4, 2013
Live your life well

Renew.  Rebuild. Recover. A blog brought to you by West Michigan Community Mental Health.  Caring for your mental health is something you should do throughout your life, whether you have mental health problems or not.  In fact, good habits for mental health go hand in hand with good habits for physical health.  Studies show that good mental health may not…

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Man dies on PM 41

November 3, 2013
Man dies on PM 41

LUDINGTON – A 37-year-old Pentwater man died on the PM 41 barge today while on Lake Michigan. Michigan State Police Hart Post is investigating the man’s death. It apparently occurred while the barge – being pushed by the tug Undaunted, based out of Ludington – was en-route between Muskegon and Charlevoix. The barge was hauling ash. According to a release…

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Scottville Optimists to hold chili cookoff, veterans lunch, Thanksgiving

November 3, 2013

SCOTTVILLE – The Scottville Optimist Club will hold the following events during the month of November: Chili Cookoff. Saturday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Scottville Optimist Hall, behind West Shore Bank. Prizes will be awarded to the top three picks. To participate in the cookoff call Diane Watts 231-462-3623. Entry fee is $5, which will be accumulated and added to…

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