WSCC to host high school leadership competition

March 12, 2013

VICTORY TWP. — For the sixth year, Engaging Student Champions (ESC) Leadership Competition will be held on the West Shore Community College’s campus. Individual and team competition will take place in the Technical Center on Friday, March 15, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The college annually hosts the career and technical regional competition showcasing the leadership skill sets of high school…

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3 LAS administrators among final 6 superintendent candidates

March 11, 2013

LUDINGTON – The Ludington Area Schools Board of Education has narrowed its superintendent search down to six candidates. The candidates include Dan Mesyar, Ludington High School assistant principal; Andrea Large, Franklin Elementary principal and Michael Ritter, Foster Elementary principal. The board of education met Monday afternoon in closed session to discuss narrowing down the list of candidates. Following the closed…

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Scottville band shell looking for volunteers

March 11, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Clown Band Shell committee is looking for volunteers to help out with the 2013 summer concert season. A meeting will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the McMaster Professional Building, located at 101 N. Main Street (northwest corner of State and Main) in Scottville. The Scottville Clown Band Shell is a collaborative effort between the…

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DTE hosting Hamlin residential gas meeting today

March 11, 2013

HAMLIN TWP. — DTE is hosting an informational meeting today to discuss extending its residential natural gas line in Hamlin Township. The meeting is at the Hamlin Township Hall at 5:30 p.m. Anita Alexander, who lives in a subdivision near North Lincoln Road, said she is interested in attending because she and her husband would like to switch from propane…

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Jail fix, snowmobile trail on county board agenda

March 11, 2013

By Lisa Enos MCP Correspondent LUDINGTON — Remonumentation, board appointments, jail fixes and a state certified snowmobile trail in Mason County are just some of the items on the county board’s agenda this month. West Michigan Community Mental Health Executive Director Richard VandenHuevel and District Health Department #10 Officer Linda VanGills will address the board and have provided annual report…

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Weekend sunset

March 10, 2013
Weekend sunset

John Mickevich took this picture of Friday’s sunset. He took the picture from the Loomis Street boat launch. John took the picture with Kodak Ektar 100 film on a Bronica ETRSI medium format camera with a red filter in front of its 250mm lens.

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Be-Bop Spartans jazz band to perform at West Shore

March 10, 2013
Be-Bop Spartans jazz band to perform at West Shore

VICTORY TWP. — Music will be swinging into West Shore Community College on Sat., March 16, when Michigan State University’s Jazz One -“The Be-Bop Spartans” bring their special jazz styling to the Center Stage Theater as a part of the 2012-2013 Performing Arts Series. The concert gets underway at 7:30 p.m. The Be-Bop Spartans are some of the most talented…

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WSCC high school art competition begins Monday

March 8, 2013
WSCC high school art competition begins Monday

VICTORY TWP. — The West Shore Community College Art Department will host the 15th annual Regional High School Art Competition and Exhibit beginning March 11, in the college’s Manierre Dawson Gallery in the Arts and Sciences Building. An artist reception will be held on Sun., March 17, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.  Student artwork will be displayed through March 23. Sponsored…

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Ludington school board special meeting

March 8, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Ludington Area Schools board of education will hold a special meeting Monday at 4 p.m. at the Central Business Office on East Tinkham Avenue. The primary agenda item is a closed session to discuss the next step in the superintendent search process.

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Circuit Court

March 8, 2013

LUDINGTON — The following proceedings took place this week in 51st Circuit Court. Sentences. – Michael David Vega, 22, 2581 E. May Gaw Ne Quong, Manistee, was found guilty on Jan. 22 for larceny. He was sentenced to 180 days jail, serving three months up front and remainder at court’s discretion; 18 months probation; $488 in fines and costs. –…

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Arraignments

March 8, 2013

LUDINGTON — The following people were arraigned this past week in 79th District Court. – Timothy Michael Anderson, 46, 6186 E. Hansen Road, Fountain, was arrested July 31 by the State, Sheriff’s, Chief’s Enforcement Narcotics Team (SSCENT) for the felony of controlled substance delivery. He was arraigned Feb. 28 and released on personal bond with a bail amount of $5,000.…

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Mold closes parts of jail

March 8, 2013
Mold closes parts of jail

By Rob Alway Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — The presence of black mold has been discovered at the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, located on North Delia Street. Sheriff Kim Cole told the MCP that measures are taking place to address the issue. Sheriff Cole said the issue stems from a department investigation that started in December after Cole was appointed undersheriff; Cole’s…

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District Court

March 8, 2013

LUDINGTON — The following proceedings took place this week in the 79th District Court. – Danny Dee Gipe, 51, 2227 N. Holiday Dr., Mears, was found guilty on Feb. 26 for driving while license suspended. He was sentenced to two days in jail and one year discretionary jail for one year along with $580 in fines and costs. – Mark…

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St. Patrick’s celebrations offer variety of events

March 8, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough  MCP Correspondent LUDINGTON — Dress in your favorite green garb Saturday, March 16 during the Saint Patrick’s Day festivities in downtown Ludington. Your Irish eyes will be a’ smiling when you find the pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow. The Shamrock Parade begins at noon, featuring fun floats and lively Irish kin. The weekend celebration…

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Levin announces he will not run for re-election

March 7, 2013
Levin announces he will not run for re-election

WASHINGTON – Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., announced today that he will not seek re-election in 2014.   He released the following statement on his website: “I have decided not to run for re-election in 2014. “This decision was extremely difficult because I love representing the people of Michigan in the U.S. Senate and fighting for the things that I believe are important…

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