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Judge candidates’ views differ greatly

October 24, 2012
Judge candidates’ views differ greatly

VICTORY TWP. – Who will be Mason County’s next probate court judge? Will it be Nick Krieger who grew up on North Rath Avenue in Ludington, graduated from Ludington High School and has worked as a law clerk for the Michigan Court of Appeals for the past eight years? Or will it be Hamlin Township resident Jeff Nellis who has…

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Custer loses a legend: Johnny Urban dies

October 14, 2012
Custer loses a legend: Johnny Urban dies

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief CUSTER – Western Michigan entertainment legend Johnny Urban died this weekend at the age of 85. Johnny was best known as the owner of Johnny’s of Custer, roller rink, restaurant, night club and bar. Johnny and his twin brother Tony built Northern Gardens Roller Rink in 1948 when they were 18-years-old, according to former manager Dan…

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Hospital honors volunteers

October 12, 2012
Hospital honors volunteers

LUDINGTON — Memorial Medical Center honored its 119 volunteers Thursday night with a banquet at Lincoln Hills Golf Club. Patricia Ezdebski, director of marketing and volunteer coordination, said the volunteers clocked 18,000 hours last year, which is equal to nine full time employees. The recipients were entertained by a short concert from the Scottville Clown Band.   Photographs by Alway…

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The Badger’s captains: a Ludington tradition

October 5, 2012
The Badger’s captains: a Ludington tradition

ON-BOARD-THE-SS-BADGER – The carferries have a tradition in Ludington dating back to 1897. At one time Ludington alone had seven carferries operating out of its port, transporting railroad cars across Lake Michigan to the Wisconsin ports of Milwaukee, Manitowoc and Keewaunee. Other Michigan ports such as Frankfort and Muskegon also had carferries. This meant dozens of captains operating the steam…

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Update: Masten in ArtPrize top 100

September 27, 2012
Update: Masten in ArtPrize top 100

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