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Diedrich earns Chief Engineer license

September 10, 2012
Diedrich earns Chief Engineer license

Badger employee Kevin Diedrich has earned his unlimited Chief Engineer’s License. Kevin has been employed at Lake Michigan Carferry since 2001. His first position with LMC was that of a part time weekend relief coal passer along with other odd jobs aboard the Badger. His passion for the S.S. Badger and the maritime industry fueled his desire and determination to…

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Old schoolhouse work begins

September 8, 2012
Old schoolhouse work begins

Note: We first ran this story on Aug. 28 but thought we would repost. SCOTTVILLE – “I still wake up in the morning and don’t ask myself why I got into this,” John Wilton said about purchasing the old Scottville schoolhouse. In June Wilton of Queensland, Australia, bought the schoolhouse. He was driving through Scottville with some friends on their…

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A flight around the county

August 31, 2012
A flight around the county

At 42 years old I still think it’s pretty cool to go for an airplane ride in my dad’s plane. When I was young I would have to be propped up on telephone books in order to look out the window. Nowadays I have to be careful not to knock anything important with my knees. I’ve been wanting to get…

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EPA accepts application to keep Badger going, final decision still pending

August 30, 2012
EPA accepts application to keep Badger going, final decision still pending

LUDINGTON – The SS Badger is one step closer to operating past this year. Lake Michigan Carferry has announced it received a formal letter from United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 in Chicago on Wednesday stating the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) individual permit application has been accepted as complete.In other words the EPA has accepted LMC’s application…

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Gene’s Ventures: Travel and adventure for the fun of it

August 26, 2012
Gene’s Ventures: Travel and adventure for the fun of it

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. – Gene Jorissen has worn many hats over the years. He spent 30 years as a Ludington Area Schools teacher, he was PM Township supervisor for 16 years. He also started a golf course with his dad, Jerome. But, his latest venture is taking places. Last year, Gene started Ventures by Gene, a local charter bus company that is…

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