The memorial weekend also proved to be busy for the Mason County Sheriffs office as well. While most of the activities where regular occurrences like traffic stops and non fatal car crashes; the holiday crowd felt like it had a little more to offer. Here are just a few highlights of the weekend report.
05/23 @ 12:25 AM Disturbance, Buttersville Park (Pere Marquette Township), large party asked to quiet down, case closed
05/23 @ 1:00 PM Warrant arrest, MCSO (City of Ludington), 23 year-old Ludington woman was arrested on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for Possession of Marijuana after she came into a visit an inmate
05/23 @ 8:16 PM Disturbance, 6100 block of E. US10—Pioneer Party Store (Branch Township), subject became upset because she felt she did not get enough sprinkles on her ice cream cone and threw the cone at the clerk
05/24 @ 9:04 AM Disturbance, 5000 block of W. US10—American Best Value Inn (Pere Marquette Township), 20 plus persons were asked to leave the hotel by the owners following an argument over the waffle maker
05/25 @ 7:19 PM Larceny of a dog, 6900 block of N. US31 (Free Soil Township), 6 month old female Rottweiler puppy was stolen from the complainant’s yard
The first part of the Scripps National spelling bee preliminaries are in Washington D.C. today. Hailey Hogenson a ninth grader at Mason county Central has been studying since she won the Ludington Daily News community spelling bee 60 days ago. After holding a BBQ yesterday for families and spellers, today the competition officially picks up with all 285 spellers to take a written test. The live begins tomorrow on ESPN3 @1:15.
The city of Ludington was quite busy this Memorial Day weekend with most locals having an extra day off. The Memorial Day parade kicked off today at 1015 am from the courthouse and processed down Ludington ave. to Stearns Beach.
Vietnam Veteran Rick Plumber gave the key note speech; “These war dead whom we honor today, are not just are not just numbers on a list, or names on plaques or memorials. They are rare human beings for whom we have a sacred duty to keep forever alive in our hearts and minds. It is a holy debt that needs to be repaid to them faithfully every Memorial Day.”
A wreath laying ceremony and a 21 gun salute concluded the honor ceremony.