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Exploring the past

September 12, 2012
Exploring the past

 SCOTTVILLE – There was a time when the latest technology was a telephone that you cranked and asked an operator to connect you to the person you wanted to call. Technology was using a pedal to spin a wheel which sharpened axes or made wooden dowels. Modern technology was a 2-cylinder tractor. Area fifth graders got a chance Wednesday to…

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Badger offers extra crossings

September 12, 2012
Badger offers extra crossings

LUDINGTON — Because of heavy commercial business, Lake Michigan Carferry will be scheduling evening crossings for the S.S. Badger for night crossings on 9/19 & 20, to meet the transportation needs of its customers. The crossings will be available for general passengers at a 40% discount. Limited passenger amenities will be offered. For more information, schedules of evening crossings and discounted rates call…

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Dave Masten gets ‘Wired’ for Art Prize

September 10, 2012
Dave Masten gets ‘Wired’ for Art Prize

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — Blues music plays out of the stereo as Dave Masten meticulously works on his new creation. “I feel like Dr. Frankenstein,” he says, using needle-nose pliers to twist copper metal on the sculpture’s face. Dave works in his driveway, tucked in the woods on picturesque Buttersville Peninsula south of Ludington. The evening sun begins to shine…

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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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