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The Mitten Memo: An expensive, misplaced priority.

March 1, 2015
The Mitten Memo: An expensive, misplaced priority.

The Mitten Memo. A blog by Nick Krieger.  When the conservative Mackinac Center and the liberal American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) agree, chances are there’s a story to tell.  This case is no exception.  Earlier this month, experts from the Mackinac Center and ACLU met for a panel discussion on Michigan’s ever-growing criminal code. Among other things, they cited a…

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The Light Chaser: Of Ireland and canvas wraps.

February 28, 2015
The Light Chaser: Of Ireland and canvas wraps.

The Light Chaser is brought to you by MyProLab.com, a professional photographic lab offering services to the consumer market. MyProLab.com, the official photographic lab of Media Group 31 (our parent company) and Alway Photography. The Light Chaser. A blog by Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. Chapter 6:…

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The Millennials: Jen Hlady cheers on the next generation.

February 28, 2015
The Millennials: Jen Hlady cheers on the next generation.

SEE VIDEO OF HART CHEER TEAM HERE. Editor’s Note: Sustaining a community and keeping it vibrant requires diversity on many levels, especially among age groups. An unintended movement the last few years has been the increased number of millennials who have taken a role in…

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Minimize identity fraud.

February 28, 2015
Minimize identity fraud.

Good Neighbor Tips from Erin Doan, State Farm Insurance, Scottville,www.erindoan.com. Our purses and wallets contain crucial information. If yours is stolen, it’s alarming and potentially dangerous — for your finances,…

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Snowmobiler injured, airlifted.

February 27, 2015

FREE SOIL TWP. — A 57-year-old Ludington man was airlifted by AeroMed helicopter from the scene of a snowmobile crash this afternoon. The man’s sled struck a tree near the…

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79th District Court arraignments

February 27, 2015
79th District Court arraignments

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned recently in front of the 79th District Court Magistrate: Felony – Susan Kay Lewis, 50, of 244 Fifth St.,…

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Prescription drugs, credit cards stolen

February 27, 2015
Prescription drugs, credit cards stolen

The police news is sponsored by Midas Muffler of Ludington and Manistee, 231-845-0392; www.midas.com/ludington-manistee, VanderHaag Car Sales of Scottville, 231-757-2727, www.vanderhaagcarsales.com; Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont,…

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79th District Court sentencings

February 27, 2015
79th District Court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced recently in 79th District Court: – Eric Michael Heath, homeless, Ludington, was found guilty Feb. 20 of disorderly person/public…

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What’s eating you?

February 27, 2015
What’s eating you?

Renew. Rebuild. Recover. A blog by West Michigan Community Mental Health.  Eating disorders are serious and complex mental illnesses. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, eating disorders affect more than…

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Welcome new advertisers.

February 27, 2015

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  This site is a free service to our readers because of the support of our great advertisers. I wanted to recognize our newest advertisers: The Stearns Hotel  in…

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Snow possible this morning, partly sunny by afternoon.

February 27, 2015
Snow possible this morning, partly sunny by afternoon.

The weather report is brought to you by Urka Auto Center, 3736 W. U.S. 10, Ludington,www.urkaautos.com. Friday, Feb. 27, 2015: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 10 a.m.…

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A fresh idea for Scottville, market will feature local produce and other goods.

February 26, 2015
A fresh idea for Scottville, market will feature local produce and other goods.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. SCOTTVILLE — Scottville has been known as the agricultural center of Mason County for most of its existence. But, it’s been some time since fresh produce…

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Obit: Judith Hansen, 75, Ludington.

February 26, 2015
Obit: Judith Hansen, 75, Ludington.

Judith Carol Hansen, age 75 of Ludington passed away on February 25, 2015 at her home. Judith was born on December 12, 1939 in Ludington, the daughter of the late…

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Scottville man faces 8 felonies for invading homes, stealing guns; 2 others arrested

February 26, 2015
Scottville man faces 8 felonies for invading homes, stealing guns; 2 others arrested

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor LUDINGTON — A 32-year-old Scottville man faces eight felony counts stemming from several home invasions involving the theft of rifles, shotguns and handguns. Joshua Lee…

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Suspicious situations, domestic assault, larceny top LPD activity

February 26, 2015
Suspicious situations, domestic assault, larceny top LPD activity

The police news is sponsored by Midas Muffler of Ludington and Manistee, 231-845-0392; www.midas.com/ludington-manistee, VanderHaag Car Sales of Scottville, 231-757-2727, www.vanderhaagcarsales.com; Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont,…

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Locally filmed movie, “Do You Believe” premieres Friday.

February 26, 2015
Locally filmed movie, “Do You Believe” premieres Friday.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. MANISTEE — The Michigan premiere of the movie “Do You Believe” will kick off with a red carpet walk Friday night at the Ramsdell Theatre. The…

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Wind, snow, cold to continue into next month.

February 26, 2015
Wind, snow, cold to continue into next month.

The weather report is brought to you by Urka Auto Center, 3736 W. U.S. 10, Ludington,www.urkaautos.com. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015: A slight chance of snow showers before 7 a.m., then…

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Funds available to agencies for emergency food and shelter.

February 25, 2015

LUDINGTON — Mason County has been awarded federal funds in the amount of $17,366, which have been made available through the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency.  …

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