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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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Lisa Enos: Back in the movies

August 25, 2012
Lisa Enos: Back in the movies

After taking a few years off from the film industry, Scottville native Lisa Enos is back in the movie business. Earlier this summer Lisa was offered the position of Executive Producer of the film “Cavegirl the Movie.” For the past month she has been in London working on casting. “It’s a movie for kids,” Lisa says. “There’s going to be…

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MCC grad leads the nation’s leaders

August 24, 2012
MCC grad leads the nation’s leaders

CUSTER TWP. — When I was a kid, my family spent a lot of time at the Eikenberry farm on East Conrad Road. Phil Eikenberry was a classmate, customer and friend of my dad’s. Phil died in 2007 but his children continue to own their father’s farm. I have been following his son, Kevin the past few years on Twitter…

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