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Mayor drives car into ravine

October 18, 2012
Mayor drives car into ravine

Scottville Mayor Joe Baxter was involved in an accident at the end of Second Street this morning. He allegedly drove his truck into a ravine. Witnesses said he drove past their houses at a high rate of speed, going straight into the ravine at the end of the street. Scottville and Custer fire departments, Life EMS and Scottville police responded.…

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Maisie Urban dies days after Johnny

October 17, 2012
Maisie Urban dies days after Johnny

  CUSTER — We have learned that Maisie Urban has passed away, only days after her husband of over 60 years, Johnny, died. Johnny used to tell me that he met Maisie when she was roller skating at the Northern Gardens Roller Rink, the predecessor of Johnny’s of Custer. Johnny and his twin brother, Tony, built Northern Gardens in 1948…

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Suspicious fires

October 17, 2012
Suspicious fires

LUDINGTON — Two fires within a block of each other are being called suspicious by Ludington Fire Chief Jerry Funk. The first fire, at 301 N. William St., was called in around 4 am this morning. Upon arrival the house was fully engulfed in flames, Funk said. “We didn’t have a prayer,” he said. Pere Marquette Twp. Fire Dept. was…

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Truck fire

October 17, 2012
Truck fire

VICTORY TWP. — Scottville Fire Dept. was called to a truck fire on Fisher Road east of Stiles this morning. The 2004 GM, owned by Rick and Kari Singleton was destroyed. Rick did not know the cause.

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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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