Trooper murder suspects’ prelims to be rescheduled

September 23, 2013
Trooper murder suspects’ prelims to be rescheduled

  LUDINGTON – The husband and wife suspects involved in the murder of Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield have waived their right to a preliminary examination in front of the district court judge within 14 days of arraignment. Eric John Knysz and Sarah Knzsz were scheduled to appear in front of 79th District Court Judge Pete Wadel Wednesday, Sept.…

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Update: Stabbing suspect arrested

September 23, 2013

EDEN TWP. — MCP first reported on the South Darr Road stabbing early this morning. A 37-year-old man was stabbed Sunday night around 10:30 p.m. at his home at 4550 S. Darr Road. He was transported by ambulance to Mason County Airport where he was airlifted by Aeromed to a Grand Rapids hospital. Mason County Sheriff’s Office has reported the…

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Badger resumes double sailings

September 23, 2013
Badger resumes double sailings

LUDINGTON — A high volume in commercial traffic has caused Lake Michigan Carferry service to resume evening sailings of the S.S. Badger. The double sailings ended after Labor Day weekend. But, an increase in wind tower cargo has meant the need to resume the practice until the end of the sailing season on Oct. 12. To encourage passenger travel during…

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Ludington to hire attorney to handle FOIA requests

September 23, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Ludington City Council will consider hiring a private attorney to handle the high volume of Freedom of Information Act requests it receives. The vast majority of the requests, over 200 in recent years, have come from city resident Tom Rotta. The city is expected to appoint Susan Sniegowski as the city’s FOIA coordinator, effective Oct. 1. Sniegowski…

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DNR recommending reduction in charter boats at city marina

September 23, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is recommending the Michigan Waterways Commission reduce the number of charter boats allowed in Ludington Municipal Marina from 12 to eight. The request is being made followed by the protest of a group of private marina owners who believe allowing the charter boats in the city-funded marina offers unfair competition. The city…

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Ball drop will be expanded

September 23, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Downtown Ludington Board is expected to expand the popular New Year’s Eve ball drop to include more activities. This year will be the fifth annual ball drop. The event will not only provide its traditional adult activities, like a bar area in the North James Street plaza, but will also include family and children events at the…

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Scottville continues to work on blight issues

September 23, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — One of this year’s top goals of the Scottville City Commission has been to work on blighted homes. Almost 30 homes were identified earlier this year by city commissioners and the city administration as being in violation of the city’s building code ordinance. Some of those violations may have been as simple as having junk in the yard…

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Superior Electric Outdoor Report

September 23, 2013
Superior Electric Outdoor Report

Superior Electric Outdoor Report. Happy Autumn! It’s great weather to get outside and explore the woods. Ludington and Pentwater: Sunny today with temperatures reaching 64 degrees F by 4 p.m. Humidity: 54%; wind: south at 7 mph. Temperatures decreasing to 46 degrees overnight with clear skies. Scottville: Sunny with temperatures reaching 65 degrees F. Humidity: 43%; wind: south-southwest at 6…

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Eden Twp. Man stabbed at his home

September 23, 2013

EDEN TWP. — A 38-year-old man was stabbed Sunday night around 10:30 p.m. at his home at 4550 S. Darr Road. He was transported by ambulance to Mason County Airport where he was airlifted by Aeromed to a Grand Rapids hospital. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office currently is holding a person of interest involved in the incident; a 19-year-old male.…

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Scottville native leads CMU marching band

September 21, 2013
Scottville native leads CMU marching band

MT. PLEASANT — Scottville native Julie Claveau has the distinct honor of being only the fourth woman to be drum major of the Central Michigan University Chippewa Marching Band’s 91-year history. The 2009 graduate of Mason County Central High School is in her senior year at CMU and plans to pursue her master’s degree. She has been a member of…

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Ludington native playing in softball world series

September 21, 2013
Ludington native playing in softball world series

ORLANDO, Fla. — Ludington native Tanya Maglothin is currently playing the United States Specialty Sports Association Women’s A, B, C and D Slow Pitch World Series in Orlando, Fla. The tournament also includes the USSSA Men’s Major and C Slow Pitch World Series. Maglothin, who now lives in the Detroit area, is a 1996 graduate of Ludington High School. The…

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Scrub-a-Dub Dinner at art center

September 21, 2013

Ludington Area Center for the Arts Fundraiser Scheduled for Oct. 5 Ludington – Pack your plate and fork, brush up on your bidding skills and reserve your place at the table for the Ludington Area Center for the Arts Scrub-a-Dub dinner. The evening will include something for everyone: a buffet meal provided by Erin & Crew, Michigan wines, live background music…

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Badger sailing today

September 21, 2013
Badger sailing today

UPDATED: LUDINGTON — Repairs have been made to the Badger’s boiler tubing and the 60-year-old ship was sailing today. The ship had been docked since Tuesday evening. “This is the first time this season that we have not sailed due to mechanical issues. We deeply regret the inconvenience we have caused our customers,” said Terri Brown, director of marketing and…

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Welcome to the world Estella, Bradley and Abigail

September 21, 2013
Welcome to the world Estella, Bradley and Abigail

Welcome to the world: Bradley Camden Counterman, born September 18, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. He is the son of Trista Overdorf and Roger Counterman of Scottville. Estella Elise Barnard, born September 19, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. She is the daughter of Tara J. Moore and Clark S. Barnard, both of Baldwin. Abigail Joan TenHave, born September 19, 2013 at…

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Grown ups

September 21, 2013
Grown ups

Moonlighting. A blog by By Judy Cools Being a grown up has its perks. I can eat ice cream for breakfast if I want to, or have stuffed cabbage rolls every meal for a week straight. I can stay up too late, sleep in too late, or just forget about doing laundry if I don’t feel like it. I can…

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