Daily Archives: March 24, 2014

Police and fire chiefs admonish Rotta

March 24, 2014
Police and fire chiefs admonish Rotta

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — After years of being bashed by citizen Tom Rotta, Police Chief Mark Barnett and Fire Chief Jerry Funk publicly admonished the outspoken self-proclaimed community activist during tonight’s Ludington City Council meeting. Tonight’s admonishment stemmed from Rotta’s recent questioning of the legality of the police department’s volunteer reserve unit. Reservists are typically used during special…

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How many runs/walks are too many?

March 24, 2014

LUDINGTON — How many runs/walks can there be in the City of Ludington before there are too many? This was a question asked by a city councilor during tonight’s council meeting. The council approved two requests for 5K events tonight, which sparked the brief conversation. The first was a request from OneMain Financial, 4743 W. U.S. 10, Ludington, for a…

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Ludington Fire Department runs increased in 2013

March 24, 2014
Ludington Fire Department runs increased in 2013

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Ludington Fire Department responded to 262 calls in 2013, an increase from 253 in 2012 but a decrease to 277 in 2012. Fire Chief Jerry Funk presented the department’s annual report during the regular meeting of the city council Monday night. The majority of the department’s calls, 86, were medical calls, which accounted for…

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Scottville native recognized for rescuing lost snowmobilers in Porcupine Mountains

March 24, 2014
Scottville native recognized for rescuing lost snowmobilers in Porcupine Mountains

A Scottville native has been recognized for his efforts to rescue two lost snowmobilers in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in January. Michigan Department of Natural Resources ranger Jimmy Newkirk  was among a group of five DNR employees who were part of a rescue effort to save a father and son who had been missing for more than 24…

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Scottville woman arrested for meth possession

March 24, 2014

BRANCH TWP. — A 22-year-old Scottville woman was arrested by Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputies Friday for possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana. Hope Elaine Sodders, 203 W. Third St., Scottville, was arrested following a traffic stop at 8:08 p.m. Friday at Benson and Marshall roads. Deputies located 5 grams of meth and 15 grams of marijuana in Sodders’…

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