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DEQ to clean up contamination below Cox’s

March 19, 2013

By Lisa Enos MCP Correspondent SCOTTVILLE — The Department of Environmental Quality has been looking at some petroleum tanks under Cox’s Sales and Service, located at 142 S. Main, and has found that there is still some contamination.  “They have been testing the ground yearly and are still getting residual amounts of petroleum,” Scottville City Manager Amy Williams said. The…

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Amber appoints new trustee, addresses roads

March 19, 2013

By Thad Ray MCP Correspondent AMBER TWP. — The Amber Township board of Trustees met today. Board members present were Richard Alway, Trustee; Jim Gallie, Supervisor; Connie Anderson, Treasurer; and Brenda Knizacky, Clerk. After a moment of silence honoring Larry Donovan, the former Amber township supervisor who passed away earlier this month, the first item of note was Sheriff Kim…

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Proposed alcohol ordinance takes heat from councilor

March 19, 2013

LUDINGTON – The first reading of a new city ordinance that would allow the sale of mixed drinks in city parks took some heat from a councilor Monday during City Council’s regular meeting. Wally Taranko said he did not agree with the allowance of non pre-packaged mixed drinks being served in city parks. The former police chief said he wasn’t…

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Former Ludington, MCE superintendent dies this afternoon

March 18, 2013
Former Ludington, MCE superintendent dies this afternoon

UPDATED. LUDINGTON — Mike Oakes, former superintendent of Ludington Area Schools and Mason County Eastern schools died this afternoon while attending a meeting at Memorial Medical Center. Oakes was at a Mason County Community Foundation meeting, held in the basement of the hospital, when he suffered a heart attack, MCP has been told. The Eden Township resident was the executive…

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Payment says she hasn’t ruled out running for Ludington mayor

March 18, 2013

LUDINGTON — Megan Payment said she has not ruled out running for mayor of Ludington but she has not made any decisions yet. A group of Payment’s friends entered Saturday’s St. Patrick’s parade endorsing the downtown business owner to run for Ludington’s top office. “Saturday’s parade entry was an initiative started by a few of my friends after November’s elections,”…

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