Jamaica photography exhibit will raise funds for mission trip

January 27, 2014
Jamaica photography exhibit will raise funds for mission trip

LUDINGTON — A joy of photography combined with a love of Jamaica and its culture will be the centerpiece of an exhibit at AM Galleries in downtown Ludington this Thursday. Photographs of Jamaica from artist Arin Scholtens will be on display Jan. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. Money raised during the event will go towards a mission trip to…

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Ice fishing tourney canceled

January 27, 2014

The Michigan Ice Open Committee and Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce have decided upon review of the road and lake conditions to cancel the 2014 tournament. As a result of the extended blizzard conditions, travel from primary roads to the launch, and travel on the ice for walking participants and ATV’s is not favorable. The tournament will not…

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Closings, cancellations for Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

January 27, 2014

The following are closings and cancellations for Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. If you have a closing or cancellation please email: [email protected] or phone/text 231-757-3202 (please identify yourself and your affiliation). – MCE JV and varsity girls basketball scheduled at Big Rapids CCA has been canceled. No make up date as of yet. – All Ludington basketball games have been cancelled…

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How are the roads? Our readers report

January 27, 2014

Secondary roads around Mason County continue to be drifted in. MCP asked readers earlier today to let us know what’s going on in their area. Here’s what they had to say: VICTORY TWP.: – Victory Drive: Eric Egeler, who lives on Victory Drive west of Stiles Road said Victory Drive between Stiles and angling is in bad shape. “Please stay…

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Sheriff explains what a state of emergency would mean

January 27, 2014

Earlier today Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole put out a request asking people to continue to stay off the roads, because the Mason County Road Commission was pulling its vehicles off of secondary roads so its drivers could keep up with state highways and primary roads. He also stated that the county had not ruled out declaring a state of…

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Sheriff asking people to stay off roads, county considering state of emergency

January 27, 2014

Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole is asking motorists to again only travel in case of an emergency. The Mason County Road Commission has pulled trucks off of all secondary roads so its drivers can focus on  plowing state highways and primary roads. M-116 near the lakeshore is drifted to one lane in most locations. Jim Gallie, manager of Ludington State…

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Welcome to the world! John Dominic

January 27, 2014
Welcome to the world! John Dominic

Welcome to the world… John Dominic Provenzano, the son of Katherine and Anthony Provenzano of Ludington, was born January 26, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. We are happy to share your newborn pictures as well. Please email them, along with information, to [email protected] Birth announcements are sponsored by ABC Kidz/Purple Monkey, 123 E. Ludington Ave. Check them out here on…

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Multiple weather-related crashes over weekend

January 27, 2014
Multiple weather-related crashes over weekend

Deputies from Mason County Sheriff’s Office, along with personnel from county fire departments and Life EMS ambulance, responded on several weather-related traffic crashes since Friday. The most notable was a six vehicle crash on East Free Soil Raod near Darr Road in Free Soil Township Friday afternoon. Deputies were called to the scene at 11:51 a.m. It involved five personal…

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Chamber to host community conversation

January 27, 2014

The Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce will host a conversation in partnership with the Center for Michigan, a nonprofit and nonpartisan “think-and-do” tank located in Ann Arbor. The event will be held Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce offices on U.S. 10 in Pere Marquette Twp. Discussion topics will include: ·         How…

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Wind chills to reach -30 tonight and Tuesday

January 27, 2014
Wind chills to reach -30 tonight and Tuesday

Mason County and surrounding areas are under a wind chill warning from 4 p.m. today until 7 a.m. Wednesday. Bitter cold wind chill temperatures may reach 10 to 20 below zero through early afternoon then down to 20 to 30 below from mid-afternoon Monday through Tuesday night. The area is also under a winter weather advisory until 7 p.m. this…

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Closings, cancellations for Monday, Jan. 27, 2014

January 26, 2014

The following are closings and cancellations for Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. If you have a closing or cancellation please email: [email protected] or phone/text 231-757-3202 (please identify yourself and your affiliation). – Tonight’s Mason County Central Board of Education meeting has been cancelled. – Harsco Rail second and third shifts cancelled. – Great Lakes Medical in Ludington is closed. – Country Lanes…

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Roads are slick, more snow to come

January 26, 2014
Roads are slick, more snow to come

AMBER TWP. — A three car crash on U.S. 10-31 and Quarterline Road this afternoon only resulted in minor injuries. The crash occurred when a vehicle was partially in the left turn lane attempting to make a left-hand turn. Another vehicle attempted to swerve out of the way, going into the path of another car. While area roads are being…

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Winter storm warning cancelled

January 25, 2014
Winter storm warning cancelled

A winter storm warning for the area has been cancelled, but we remain under a winter weather advisory until 7 a.m. Sunday. The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids reports that snow and blowing snow is still expected. Winds will gust to 30 mph from the northwest tonight, which will continue to result in areas of blowing and drifting snow.…

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Petunia Parade issues statement about embezzlement allegations

January 25, 2014

LUDINGTON — The Ludington Petunia Parade committee has issued a statement about the embezzlement charges that were filed last week against former chairwoman Donna Brown. MCP first posted about the charges against Brown on Wednesday. “While planning fundraising strategies for the upcoming 2014 season, a subcommittee of the Ludington Petunia Parade discovered discrepancies in financial records,” said Barb Sitler, co-chair.…

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79th District Court arraignments

January 25, 2014
79th District Court arraignments

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned this past week in front of Mason County Magistrate Patricia Baker in 79th District Court. Arraignments Felonies –         Tyrone Gardner, 51, of 406 E. Foster St., Ludington, was arrested Jan. 16 by the Ludington Police Department (LPD) for a felony of domestic violence, third offense, and habitual offender, fourth offense.…

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