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You can teach an old house new tricks!

April 19, 2014
You can teach an old house new tricks!

The Kitchen Sink. A blog by Stephanie Wagner.  Finally – after months of never being alone in my house, agonizing over decisions that I never knew existed, and ruining two vacuum cleaners with construction debris – the kitchen is finished! Here is the recap:  We bought a house that was built in 1891.  It was in great condition compared to…

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Obit: Jeannette ‘Mickey’ Belke, 82, Scottville

April 19, 2014
Obit: Jeannette ‘Mickey’ Belke, 82, Scottville

Jeannette “Mickey” (Budreau) Belke, aged 82 of Scottville, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014.  Mickey was called to her heavenly home and was gathered up in the loving arms of Jesus, whom she so much loved. Mickey was born on January 4, 1932 in Ludington,…

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Build Better Michigan Roads was the House’s focus this week

April 19, 2014
Build Better Michigan Roads was the House’s focus this week

The Capitol Report. By Rep. Ray Franz, R-Onekama. This is the Capitol Report for the week of April 14-18. The introduction of several bills to provide additional road funding, based on the House’s “Build Better Michigan Roads” proposal, were a main focus this week. The…

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Welcome to the World! Mackenzie, Liam, Harper.

April 19, 2014
Welcome to the World! Mackenzie, Liam, Harper.

Birth announcements are sponsored by ABC Kidz/Purple Monkey, 123 E. Ludington Ave. Check them out here on Facebook.  Welcome to the world! Mackenzie Elizabeth Grace Merrill, the daughter of Steven and…

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State-licensed commercial fishing up more than 35 percent in value over 2012

April 19, 2014

The Department of Natural Resources’ Fisheries Division recently released data from its 2013 state-licensed commercial fishing season. Combined, the state-licensed commercial fishery caught more than 3.6 million pounds of fish with an estimated…

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51st Circuit Court sentencings as of April 16

April 18, 2014
51st Circuit Court sentencings as of April 16

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON – The following were sentenced this past week in 51st Circuit Court: -       Eric John Knysz, 20, of 1844 10 Mile Rd., Luther, was found guilty by a jury,…

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79th District Court arraignments, as of April 16

April 18, 2014
79th District Court arraignments, as of April 16

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON – The following were arraigned this past week in front of the Mason County Magistrate in 79th District Court: Felonies -          Kyle Alan Burchart, 22, of 416 E.…

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79th District Court sentencings, as of April 16

April 18, 2014
79th District Court sentencings, as of April 16

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON – The following were sentenced this past week in 79th District Court: -          Dean Alan Drake, 52, of 105 E. Tinkham Ave., Ludington, was found guilty April…

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Library crafts activities

April 18, 2014

The Mason County District Library announces the following craft activities: LUDINGTON — On Tuesday, May 6 at 6 p.m., crafters are invited to the West Shore Bank Room at the…

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Pondering on Eric Knysz’ death and the Mason County corrections officers

April 18, 2014

A letter to the editor: By now all reading this know that Eric Knysz hung himself in prison. Eric Knysz admitted to murdering Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield II…

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Cooper hopes to take his father’s place as judge

April 18, 2014
Cooper hopes to take his father’s place as judge

LUDINGTON — Lake County Prosecuting Attorney Craig Cooper hopes to takes his father’s place as the 51st Circuit Court judge. Cooper is the third area attorney to announce his candidacy…

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Top signs your brakes are going bad

April 18, 2014
Top signs your brakes are going bad

Good Neighbor Tips. A blog by Erin Doan State Farm Insurance Agency. Brakes are a vital safety feature of any vehicle, and getting acquainted with your brake system should be…

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Spaniola announces judge candidacy

April 18, 2014
Spaniola announces judge candidacy

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief . LUDINGTON — Paul Spaniola, Mason County’s prosecuting attorney, has announced his candidacy for 51st Circuit Court judge, to succeed Circuit Judge Richard I. Cooper who…

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Health Department advises no contact with flood waters

April 18, 2014

District Health Department #10 advises residents to take precautions for personal safety to prevent waterborne infections that may result from contact with contaminated flood waters. Flooding and power outages can…

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High rivers are not fishable rivers

April 18, 2014
High rivers are not fishable rivers

For the Love of Fishing. A blog by Sean McDonald is brought to you by Frontier Communications. High speed Internet starting at $19.99 a month. www.frontier.com; 1-888-770-6869.  The 4 inches plus…

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Jeannette Belke, 82

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