Sweetwater development will have its first house

April 15, 2013
Sweetwater development will have its first house

SCOTTVILLE — After sitting idle for over eight years the Sweetwater development on the northeast side of town will finally have its first home. City Manager Amy Williams reported to the city commission Monday that the owner of the development has pulled a building permit and plans to begin construction once the weather cooperates. The new house will be a…

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Scottville cleaning up blight

April 15, 2013

SCOTTVILLE – The City of Scottville is looking at taking agreesive steps to clean up blight. The first step will take place tonight at the city commission’s regular meeting. The commission will hold the first reading of its new code of ordinances. “These codes are basically what have already been on the books, except we removed a lot of the…

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The Literacy Network Plans Celebration

April 15, 2013

LUDINGTON —  The Literacy Network invites the public to recognize 16 award-winning local students as they read their ‘This I Believe’ essay during the ‘This I Believe’ Celebration to be held on April 25, at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts. The free program starts at 6 p.m. The essays the students will read discuss their personal credo or values for…

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MCC forensics wins regionals

April 14, 2013

Submitted by Coach Tom Richert. HOLLAND — The Mason County Central High School forensics team took home several trophies from Saturday’s Regional Forensics competition. “It was a wonderful day as all MCC students are progressing to state finals. This caps off an amazing season as the team finished with five first place team trophies, two second place team trophies, a third place…

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Scottville to hold budget hearing Monday

April 14, 2013

SCOTTVILLE – A hearing for 2013-2014 Scottville city budget will be held Monday during the city commission’s regular meeting, which begins at 5:30 p.m. The proposed 2013-2014 City of Scottville budget is balanced, but slim, as it has been for the past few years. City Manager Amy Williams, said the city will be operating at the same millage rate it…

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Scottville to appoint new planning commissioner

April 14, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — The City of Scottville will again appoint a new planning commissioner. Lisa Foster is expected to be appointed Monday night during the City Commission’s regular meeting. Foster replaces Marcy Spencer. Spencer was appointed but never served because, instead, she was appointed to the city commission, replacing Joe Baxter, who resigned. City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. in city…

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Great Start Collaborative to host parent info nights

April 14, 2013

The Mason and Oceana County Great Start Parent Coalitions will host two Parent Info Nights this month. The first will be held on Monday, April 22nd from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. at Pentwater Elementary School and will feature guest speaker Karen Goodman of West Michigan Community Mental Health with a presentation entitled “Positive Parenting Techniques for Behavioral Change.” The second is…

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Earth day at Ludington library

April 13, 2013

LUDINGTON — Children of all ages are invited to the Mason County District Library to celebrate Earth Day. On Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Ludington, young environmentalists are invited to learn all about Michigan wildlife. Live frogs, snakes, a great horned owl, and other critters from Wild Things will be available to get acquainted. There will…

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Earth day at Ludington library

April 13, 2013

LUDINGTON — Children of all ages are invited to the Mason County District Library to celebrate Earth Day. On Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Ludington, young environmentalists are invited to learn all about Michigan wildlife. Live frogs, snakes, a great horned owl, and other critters from Wild Things will be available to get acquainted. There will…

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Flood warning

April 12, 2013
Flood warning

SCOTTVILLE — The Pere Marquette River has flooded parts of Scottville Riverside Park. The river’s water level has steadily increased over the last several days. The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a flood warning for the river. At 4 p.m. Friday the stage was 5.3 feet, flood stage is 5.5 feet. The river is expected to rise…

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Free Soil will have party of the century, celebrating school’s life

April 12, 2013
Free Soil will have party of the century, celebrating school’s life

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. FREE SOIL – On June 30 of this year, an institution in this northeast MasonCounty village will come to an end. Free Soil School District will end its 100th and final year with the party of the century. The Free Soil Community Schools All Class Reunion Community Celebration will take place on Saturday, June 22. The…

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Compromise met on downtown Ludington music levels

April 12, 2013

LUDINGTON — A compromise has been reached on the noise stipulation of Ludington’s new outdoor dining ordinance. The ordinance allows for establishments to have outdoor dining without receiving special permission from the planning commission. The ordinance allows businesses to have outdoor dining and entertainment as long as they follow the ordinance and the guidelines established by the Downtown Ludington board.…

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5 receive sentences in 51st Circuit Court

April 12, 2013

Compiled by Allison Scarbrough, MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced this week in 51st Circuit Court: – Mark Allan McCallum, 53, of 5839 Barnhart, Ludington, was found guilty March 1 of two counts of kidnapping – custodial interference and habitual offender, fourth offense. He was sentenced April 9 to two concurrent sentences of 2 years, four months to…

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Ludington moving forward with marina dredging; water levels lower than expected

April 12, 2013

LUDINGTON — The City of Ludington is going to move forward with dredging parts of the Ludington Municipal Marina ahead of possible grant money from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The marina has been slated to receive $20,000 from the state’s emergency dredging fund. But, that process isn’t moving fast enough to meet the need to have dredging done…

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79th District Court

April 12, 2013

Compiled by Allison Scarbrough, MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON — The following proceedings took place this past week in 79th District Court at the Mason County Courthouse. – Kayleigh Lynn Clark. 23, of 103 First St., Ludington, was found guilty April 4 of driving while license suspended and sentenced to $285 in fines and costs. Conviction is reportable to the Secretary of…

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