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Summit Twp. to discuss cemetery ordinance Monday

November 30, 2012

SUMMIT — The Summit Township board will discuss cemetery fees during its meeting Monday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. During a special meeting on Oct. 22, the board discussed adopting a cemetery ordinance. At that meeting, Randy Wyman of Wyman Funeral and Cremation Services of Scottville offered suggestions for the township to consider regarding its cemetery ordinance. Wyman suggested allowing…

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Scottville will feel pinch if personal property tax eliminated

November 30, 2012

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville board of commissioners will be discussing the impact of a possible loss of personal property tax during its next regular meeting Monday, Dec. 3. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has proposed changes to the Michigan Personal Property Tax (PPT) law. “For quite some time there has been a movement to do away with personal property taxes,” City…

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Badger makes headlines in New York Times

November 30, 2012
Badger makes headlines in New York Times

  The plight of the SS Badger has made the pages of the New York Times. A story in Thursday’s edition of the Times reported on the efforts of congressmen Bill Huizenga (Michigan) and Tom Petri (Wisconsin) to include language in a Coast Guard reauthorization bill to exempt the Badger from a shutdown by the Environmental Protection Agency. The story…

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Mayor’s alcohol level was .072 after crash

November 29, 2012
Mayor’s alcohol level was .072 after crash

  Blood results still pending SCOTTVILLE – Scottville Mayor Joe Baxter blew a .072 alcohol level on a portable breathalyzer test almost 2 ½ hours after he crashed his truck into a ravine on Oct. 18, according to the crash report from the Michigan State Police. Mason County Press received the crash report today after filing a Michigan Freedom of…

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Zeeland hires DeKuiper for top school job

November 29, 2012
Zeeland hires DeKuiper for top school job

Ludington Area Schools Superintendent Cal DeKuiper was selected Thursday as the next superintendent of Zeeland Public Schools. The school’s board of education voted 7-0 to select DeKuiper, who was the only finalist for the position. News about DeKuiper applying for the position first came out earlier this month. Since that time, he has attended several public interviews in the Ottawa…

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