Group looks to hold family fun events in Scottville this summer

April 7, 2014

SCOTTVILLE — A newly formed non-profit group is interested in holding some events in Scottville this summer. Mason County Family Events received permission from city commissioners tonight to hold two events downtown this summer. The first event will be July 21 – 26 and will consist of crafts and baked goods judging, animal showmanship, pie baking contest, barn dance, youth…

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Jorissen is new Scottville police officer

April 7, 2014
Jorissen is new Scottville police officer

SCOTTVILLE — Scottville is in the process of expanding its police force. During the city commission meeting tonight a new part-time officer was sworn into duty. Daniel Jorissen of Pere Marquette Township is a recent graduate of West Shore Community College’s Law Enforcement Academy. This is Jorissen’s first position as a police officer since graduating from the program in 2013.…

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Scottville to change refuse hauler

April 7, 2014

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  SCOTTVILLE — The city will be changing to a new refuse carrier beginning the next fiscal year. Earlier in the year the city requested bids for its refuse contract, which expires on June 30 of this year. Republic Services of Manistee provided a smaller bid compared to the city’s current waste hauler, Area 31 of Victory…

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Fire department open house for businesses

April 7, 2014

Learn to Protect Your Business and Building in the Event of Unfortunate Catastrophe LUDINGTON — The Ludington Fire Department is inviting any business from Mason County and the surrounding areas to attend an informative and casual open house on Wednesday, April 9 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Businesses and building owners will have the opportunity to learn more about how…

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Lakeshore Youth Chorus practice schedule

April 7, 2014
Lakeshore Youth Chorus practice schedule

LUDINGTON — The Lakeshore Youth Chorus returns from spring break with a new format.  Beginning April 9 there will now be two separate groups meeting for 45-minutes each.  Students in middle and high school will rehearse Wednesdays from 3:45-4:30 p.m. Second through fifth grade rehearse from 4:30-5:15 p.m.  Rehearsals are held at the Ludington Center for the Arts, 107 S Harrison every Wednesday.  Summer…

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Health department urges adults to get whooping cough vaccination

April 7, 2014

During its March 2014 meeting, the District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) Board of Health approved the following recommendation from Medical Director, Dr. Robert Graham, related to vaccination for whooping cough (pertussis). “Whooping cough (pertussis) continues to spread through our communities,” said Dr. Graham. “Pregnant women, family members and care givers of newborns are urged to get vaccinated against whooping cough.…

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Michigan youth livestock scholarship deadline

April 7, 2014

Lansing, MI – Since 2000, the Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund (MYLSF) has awarded more than $350,000 in scholarships and educational awards to outstanding youth who have exhibited at the premier livestock events in the state of Michigan. To be eligible for either the MYLSF general scholarship or the statewide scholarship, the applicant must be a resident of Michigan and…

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Scottville Optimists host district meeting

April 7, 2014
Scottville Optimists host district meeting

SCOTTVILLE —  The Scottville Optimist Club hosted a district meeting Saturday for the Michigan District Optimist International with representatives from many Michigan clubs. Dave Fries, governor of Michigan Optimist International was also in attendance. “Meetings such as this help fellow clubs develop programs, communicate and facilitate the mission of youth and community support,” said Scottville Optimist President Scott Shoup. The…

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Pentwater preschool open house

April 7, 2014

PENTWATER — Pentwater Preschool will host an open house for prospective children and families wishing to enroll for the 2014-2015 school year on Wednesday, April 16 between 5 to 6 p.m. in the preschool classroom. The preschool offers both tuition and all-day GSRP. Enrollment forms will be available during this time.  Parents and children will have the opportunity to meet…

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Business network breakfast topic will be low cost/no cost marketing

April 7, 2014
Business network breakfast topic will be low cost/no cost marketing

LUDINGTON — The Ludington and Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce along with West Shore Community College continue their Breakfast Bites series Thursday, April 17 with a 20 to 30 minute presentation on low cost/no cost marketing.  Learn how to stretch your advertising budget with low and no cost techniques used by small and large corporations.  The event will take place…

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Shakespeare group to meet

April 7, 2014

LUDINGTON — The interactive Shakespeare Reading Group will meet Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, room 201. The group will complete its reading of “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” starting with Act III, Scene 2. Open to all who have a “Love of Shakespeare,” the group meets once a month for about two hours to…

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Highs in the 50s today

April 7, 2014
Highs in the 50s today

The outdoor report for Mason County is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington: 231-845-0126; www.supelectric.com. Monday, April 7, 2014. The Pere Marquette River in Scottville remains under a flood advisory until Wednesday afternoon. Today, generally cloudy skies with a high of 53 degrees F. Winds, east-northeast at 5 to 10 mph. There is a 10% chance of rain. Sunset: 8:20 p.m.  Tonight,…

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Shakespeare comedy will end art center Main Street Stage Series

April 5, 2014

LUDINGTON – Ludington Area Center for the Arts will end its first Main Stage Series on April 12 with a performance of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  The fully staged production will be brought to life by Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company. Based in Grand Haven, PCSC explores the original theatrical practices of the acting companies of Shakespeare’s time and provides high…

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Barn quilt painting workshop

April 5, 2014
Barn quilt painting workshop

LUDINGTON — Mason County barn owners interested in participating in the Mason County Barn Quilt project are invited to attend a painting workshop on April 12 at 1 p.m. at the Book Mark in downtown Ludington. Attendees will learn more about the Mason County Barn Quilt, set to debut during the Scottville Harvest Festival in September. Attendees will also learn how…

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Obit: Mabel Tallquist, 96, Custer

April 4, 2014
Obit: Mabel Tallquist, 96, Custer

Mabel M. Tallquist, aged 96 of Custer, passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Mabel was born on August 29, 1917 in Branch to Frank L. and Frances (Tyndall) Miller, and graduated from Scottville High School with the class of 1936.  On September 30, 1937 she married Francis Tallquist and they celebrated 47 years together before Francis…

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