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Scottville mayor guilty of drunk driving

March 5, 2013
Scottville mayor guilty of drunk driving

LUDINGTON — Scottville Mayor Joe Baxter was found guilty Monday of operating a motor vehicle while impaired by liquor. The charges stem from an October 2012 incident in which Baxter drove his vehicle off a ravine at the end of East Second Street in Scottville. Two hours after the 8:30 a.m. crash his blood alcohol level was .08, above the…

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Former MCE employee arraigned in circuit court

March 5, 2013

LUDINGTON — Robert Crane Bacon, 67, 2917 E. U.S. 10, Custer Twp., was arraigned this morning in 51st Circuit Court in front of Judge Richard Cooper on the felony charge of embezzlement. Bacon was originally arraigned Jan. 18 in front of Judge Peter Wadel in 79th District Court. He waived his pre-trial conference in front of Wadel. Bacon is charged…

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FloraCraft named supplier of year

March 5, 2013
FloraCraft named supplier of year

GRAND RAPIDS — The Michigan Floral Association named FloraCraft Supplier of the Year at its annual Great Lakes Floral Expo Awards Dinner held at the Amway Grand Plaza this past Saturday. Mike Romansik, FloraCraft National Sales Manager, accepted the award on behalf of the company. In addition, Tim Timinski, Business Developmet Manager at FloraCraft, was named Vice President of the…

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Police officers receive bravery citations

March 5, 2013
Police officers receive bravery citations

By Alan Neushwander MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON – Five local law enforcement officers received bravery citations from Ludington Police Chief Mark Barnett during Monday’s city council meeting for their efforts during a shoot out on June 26, 2012. Ludington Police Sgt. Dave Maltbie, Ludington Police Officer Aaron Sailor, Ludington Police Officer Jason Smith, Mason County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Oscar Davila and…

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Ludington city council considers outdoor dining

March 5, 2013

By Alan Neushwander MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON – Several residents spoke during the public comment portion of Monday’s Ludington City Council meeting about a proposed plan to allow restaurants to offer outdoor dining in the downtown district. Speaking in favor of the outdoor dining proposal were Randy Cunic owner of the Blue Moon Bistro on South James Street and Planning Commission…

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