It’s amazing what can be stored away.
One hundred and fifty years.
Sometimes you come across something and curiousity gets the better of you.
The idea for this week was a look back at about this time in the past — time for the boys basketball districts.
Instead of taking a look at the boys basketball districts, let’s just hone in on one — which is really the talk of the region.
After sitting through roughly five hours of two meetings — the Mason County Board of Commissioner’s work session on senior services and the Council on Aging’s recent meeting — one of the conclusions that popped up right away was the old adage that tops this column:
Playoff time is finally here for the girls basketball teams.
Blame the new blanket of snow.
CUSTER — Mason County Eastern’s boys basketball team saw Baldwin jump to a quick lead after the first quarter as the Panthers went on to win, 62-45, in Western Michigan D League play Wednesday in Custer.
Ludington’s boys basketball team is entering a critical stretch of games in the next week, and it starts Friday night when the Orioles host Whitehall in a West Michigan Conference Lakes Division contest.
The races are almost over.
We’re about at that time where an event took place that hopefully lifted the spirits of folks in the area amidst the near constant gray days and off-and-on swirling snowflakes: the Mason County Winter Fun Fest.
If you’re on the receiving end of an email from the City of Ludington, you’re likely seeing the colorful logo to mark the city’s birthday this year.
It’s safe to say the talk around the area when it comes to boys basketball centers around Mason County Eastern junior Clay Shoup.
Just like last week with the girls basketball teams, the boys have or are approaching the midpoint of their respective seasons.
Late Friday afternoon, it was time to figure out what to write in this space.
The girls basketball season has roughly reached the halfway points.
Curious to see if my eyesight has diminished over time, my wife and I set an appointment to see how things are.
When William Chye crossed the 1,000-point plateau Tuesday night, he joined an exclusive club at Mason County Central, and truly, for basketball players in Mason County.
Publishing a photo and a short story on the New Year’s baby each year is a bit of a tradition in community newspapers, and that’s something that’s carried on here at the Daily News.
This was supposed to be some thoughts about a column penned in August 2020 in light of tomorrow, the two-year anniversary of riots at the Capitol building that delayed the certification of the electoral votes officially making Joe Biden president.
We’ve reached about a third of the way through the 2022-23 season, and it’s clear that scoring is up.
When doing some quick research before Mason County Central’s boys basketball team played Kingsley before Christmas, the question was this:
Considering today is Christmas Eve, the task was pretty simple when it came to figuring out what should be in this spot: Looking back at Christmas past in our area.
We’ve reached the point of the basketball season for the holiday tournaments, showcases and more, and they dot the schedules of teams around our region.
Looking back at 40-plus years of life, it’s clear that as you grow older, Christmas traditions evolve, change or simply go away.
Monday marks the return of the long-time basketball rivalry between Ludington and Mason County Central, and it starts off with the girls match-up.
This Sunday evening, Emanuel Lutheran Church will once again mark the St. Lucia Festival at 6 p.m.
Back in October, what seemed like a Willy Wonka’s golden ticket arrived in the mail.
For at least one day, and even a few around Thanksgiving, the warmth and joy of the Christmas season was on display around town.
With word that Carrom announced that this was the final year of making both its well-known Carrom boards and the Nok-Hockey, it was an easy call to look through some of the negatives in the Daily News archives to see what we can find.
Exposure to voting at an early age would do a world of good not just for now, but for generations to come.
As a reporter, you’re told you’re not the story. In this instance, this is a story about those around me.
Halloween is approaching — if the displays on lawns, the kids in costumes and so much more weren’t clues already — and it was time, once again, to crack open the photo negative archives here to see what we could find.
Let’s see. Where are the chords, the strings, the wires?
Hart’s football team — if we were still under the old playoff system — would be right now getting ready to play in Week 10 for the first time in school history.
Thumbing through index cards and small envelopes with negatives, some subjects can found many times over the years.
Regular readers of the Daily News — especially the Opinion page and then some — are likely seeing the numerous letters to the editor that we’ve been publishing.
The folks who work to update the title banners in Hawley Gymnasium are going to be very busy in the off-season.
Homecoming is steeped with traditions that go back generations.
What exactly pushes each of us to seek and receive a helping hand?
Given that outside Thursday morning, there’s a smattering of clouds with their own bursts of rain and hopefully somewhere there’s a bit of sunshine peaking through, it’s similar to how life seems to be going.
Applefest is back at St. Simon’s.
We received a brown envelope earlier this week marked with an air mail sticker and that it was sent from England back in February.
Given that this weekend is summer’s last hurrah for most families, and the attention starts to turn to fall, it seemed like the right time to take a look back at one of the primary ways visitors get here and we head out for parts beyond Mason County.
Tucked away, near the intersection of St. Mary and Lakeview streets in the Ludington, is the well-kept lawn and gardens of the James family.
Once the roofing project is completed at the Mason County Courthouse, it might not be enough in spaces to support what is ahead inside the building.
Anyone that’s driven past the old Paulina Stearns Hospital on Washington Avenue in Ludington likely would try to imagine how a building that size could handle the numerous medical ills of not just Ludington, but also the larger Mason County community.