Art center to hold Great Staycation Celebration

May 6, 2014

LUDINGTON — Ludington Area Center for the Arts is offering a great way to celebrate the upcoming summer season and to remind residents what a great place Mason County is to live and to visit. On Saturday, May 17, the center, located on South Harrison Street, will host the Great Staycation Celebration fundraiser. “After a recent event several of us…

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VanLoon leads statewide medical organization

May 6, 2014
VanLoon leads statewide medical organization

LUDINGTON — Connie VanLoon, certified medical staff coordinator at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, is the new president of the Michigan Association Medical Staff Services (MAMSS). Her two-year term officially began May 1, and she will be formally installed as president May 8 at the association’s 35th anniversary conference and dinner in Dearborn. MAMSS is the Michigan branch of the National…

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Sheriff’s report for May 5, 2014

May 6, 2014

The following was the activity of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office for Monday, May 5, 2014: 6:30 a.m.: Car/deer crash, no injuries, U.S. 31 and Free Soil Rd., Grant Twp. 7:29 a.m.: Suspicious situation, 9500 block of North LaSalle Rd., Grant Twp. Subject was reportedly heard yelling for help. Unable to locate. 1:06 p.m.: Car/deer crash, no injuries, Jebavy Dr.…

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3 cars involved in U.S. 10 crash

May 5, 2014
3 cars involved in U.S. 10 crash

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. AMBER TWP. — One person was transported to the hospital following a three car crash at U.S. 10 and Meyers Road Monday night about 7:15 p.m. The vehicle occurred when a Saturn Vue SUV, driven by a 54-year-old Baldwin man, traveling west on U.S. 10 failed to stop for the red light, according to Mason County…

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Overnight frost advisory issued

May 5, 2014
Overnight frost advisory issued

The weather report for Mason County is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington: 231-845-0126; www.supelectric.com. The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for Mason County from 2 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Widespread first is expected during that time. Those with agricultural interested are advised to harvest or protect tender vegetation. Potted plants normally left outdoors should…

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Ludington elected officials extend terms one year; election years changed to even years

May 5, 2014

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  LUDINGTON — Ludington city councilors approved extending their terms by one year Monday night. However, the move is expected to save the city thousands of dollars each year. Recent changes in state law allows municipalities that hold elections in odd-numbered years to change their elections to even-numbered years to coincide with state and federal general elections.…

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New Scottville police officer

May 5, 2014
New Scottville police officer

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. SCOTTVILLE — Scott Fessenden was sworn in as the newest member of the Scottville Police Department Monday night during the city commission meeting. Fessenden will be working part-time for Scottville. He has previously worked as a marine officer for Mason County Sheriff’s Office. Fessenden is shown being sworn in by Deputy Clerk Debbie Howe.

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Scottville approves parking restrictions on railroad right-of-way

May 5, 2014

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  SCOTTVILLE — The City of Scottville is going to tighten up parking restrictions in the railroad right-of-way along West First Street. City Manager Amy Williams said that newer residents in that area have been parking their vehicles and “toys” in the grassy area, particularly west of Scott Street. City Commission approved amending the city’s ordinance banning…

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42-year-old Scottville man arrested for leaving scene of a crash

May 5, 2014
42-year-old Scottville man arrested for leaving scene of a crash

SHERMAN TWP. — Deputies from Mason County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 42-year-old Scottville man Friday for leaving the scene of a crash. The crash occurred at 11:12 a.m. at Custer and Mavis roads.The man was also charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Other weekend activity of the sheriff’s office included:   May 2, 2014: 5:45 a.m.: Car/deer crash, no…

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The capitol report

May 5, 2014
The capitol report

The Capitol Report comes from the office of Rep. Ray Franz, R-Onekama, Michigan 101st District.  LANSING — This is the Capitol Report for the week of April 28-May 2. On Tuesday, we took up five bills and four of them pass unanimously. Three of the bills (HB 5216, HB 5217, HB 5218) were part of a package that will allow parolees to…

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MCE prom royalty

May 5, 2014
MCE prom royalty

  FOUNTAIN — Mason County Eastern High School held its junior/senior prom Saturday night at the Sherman Township Hall. There was a tie for queen: Brianna Walter, left, the daughter of Carol and John Walter and Taylor Bryant, the daughter of Ann and Randy Saxton were both crowned queen. Jimmy Appledorn, the son of Peggy and Jim Appledorn, was crowned…

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Ludington yard waste stickers on sale

May 5, 2014

LUDINGTON — The city’s waste hauler has begun to pick up yard waste each Monday and will continue to do so until the last Monday of November. Residents will be required to purchase a yard waste sticker at a cost of $65 at city hall. Residents who purchased yard waste stickers last year should have received a letter from the…

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Scottville commission expected to approve North Main Street paving, budget, 5K run

May 5, 2014

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville City Commission meets this afternoon at 5:30 p.m. for its regular meeting. The agenda includes a request from City Manager Amy Williams for the commission to approve patch paving the areas of North Main Street that were torn apart over the winter due to water main leaks. Because the quote from Reith Riley came above the…

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Ludington considering changing election years

May 5, 2014

LUDINGTON — Ludington City Council may move its city elections when it meets tonight for its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Recent changes in state law allows municipalities that hold elections in odd-numbered years to change their elections to even-numbered years to coincide with state and federal general elections. Changing Ludington’s election years would save the city $15,100 per year.…

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Shakespeare Reading Group to meet Thursday

May 5, 2014

LUDINGTON –The interactive Shakespeare Reading Group meets Thursday, May 8 at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. in the Performance Underground Room 101, downstairs at the arts center. The group will begin its reading of “Othello.” Open to all who have a “Love of Shakespeare,” the group meets once a month for about two hours to…

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