Opinion: Don’t jump on the roads bandwagon

April 24, 2013

A letter to the editor by State Representative Ray Franz. A lot is being said lately about roads and funding, and the horrible condition of both.  Of course the immediate response is that the government must raise more revenue to “invest” in the transportation system.  I believe we need to step back, take a breath and really look at the…

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West Shore now featuring the best art of 20th and 21st centuries

April 11, 2013

My view. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. The addition of a third Manierre Dawson art piece at WestShoreCommunity College is a treasure that many do not even realize. As many of you know, I am an instructor of photography at WestShore. Four days a week I pass the Manierre Dawson Gallery at WestShore on my way to the classroom. Now, as…

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Letter: Thank you from Pregnancy Care Center

April 10, 2013

It’s hard to put WOW into words, but I’m going to try. On behalf of the board, staff and volunteers of West Shore Pregnancy Care Center,  I would like to extend an enormous THANK YOU to our community for the way they came out in numbers this past Saturday for the 14th Annual Lake Jump to benefit our organization. I really…

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Scottville needs to explore more police options

April 1, 2013

Our view. What is the best option for the future of police coverage in Scottville? This is a topic that the Scottville Public Safety Committee will be discussing tonight during its meeting following the regular meeting of the city commission. See the related story for details. One of the advantages of living in a city is that you receive certain…

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A young movement is taking place in Mason County

March 21, 2013

Our View. Megan Payment says she won’t run for Ludington mayor this year (see related stories). But, the effort, led mostly by “younger” area residents was encouraging. There seems to be a movement in the area of these younger business owners and community activists. For many years this area has been known as a place where people come to retire.…

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