WSCC to recognize academic achievements

April 27, 2013
WSCC to recognize academic achievements

VICTORY TWP.  – West Shore Community College will be recognizing students’ academic achievements and awarding scholarships on Friday, May 3. The Student Awards Convocation will be held at 7 p.m. in the Center Stage Theater located in the Arts and Sciences Center and the public is invited to attend. During the convocation, two students will be recognized as the outstanding…

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Mom’s day off benefit

April 27, 2013

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. – Calling all Moms: Come enjoy a fun day out and off! The Hospice Mask Project Committee will be holding “A Mom’s Day Off” on Saturday, May 11th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ludington United Methodist Church at 5810 Bryant Road. A craft and vendor show will be held as part of the event.…

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Alzheimer’s chicken dinner fundraiser

April 27, 2013

LUDINGTON — A chicken dinner to raise money for the fight against Alzheimer’s disease will be held Friday, May 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church. The event is being sponsored by Oakview Medical Care Facility. Proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association. Cornerstone is located at 121 N. Nelson Road in Ludington.

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Woods fire

April 26, 2013
Woods fire

BRANCH TWP. — Three fire departments were on scene of a woods fire on Benson Road north of Decker Road around 2:30 Friday afternoon. Branch, Fountain and Custer fire departments were called to what was initially reported as leaves on fire in the woods. High winds caused the fire to quickly spread and come near buildings, scorching a shed. Branch…

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4 nominated for community service awards

April 26, 2013

LUDINGTON – The Ludington and Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominations for the annual Community Service Awards. They include Barry Neal, Dr. Bill Anderson, Erin Doan, Nancy Supran, Circle Rocking S Children’s Farm and Lakeshore Civic Players. The recipients of the awards will be announced during the annual chamber dinner, May 11 at Lincoln Hills Golf Club. Nominations…

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3 businesses nominated for business of year

April 26, 2013

LUDINGTON – The Ludington and Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominations for the annual Business of the Year awards. Nominations include Nautical Yarn and BookMark, Synergy Broadcasting and West Shore Bank. Nominations are made by the public in a letter of recommendation. The recipient will be announced at the May 11 chamber dinner at Lincoln Hills Golf…

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Ludington church bringing safe water to Haiti

April 26, 2013
Ludington church bringing safe water to Haiti

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON – We pretty much take clean, safe drinking water for granted here in the United States. But, for the people of Third World, water is often a scarcity. For those who do have water, open wells and dirty water can often the source of diseases such as cholera. Such is the case for many Haitians.…

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Jimmy Buffet tribute band to perform at Rhythm & Dunes

April 26, 2013
Jimmy Buffet tribute band to perform at Rhythm & Dunes

LUDINGTON – West Shore Bank has announced the second music act for its Rhythm & Dunes concert series. Son of a Sailor, a Tribute to Jimmy Buffet, bring perform Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Waterfront Park Pavilion in Ludington. Larry Pearson, a self-proclaimed “Parrothead”, has been touring for the last 10 years with his band, Son of a Sailor. The…

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District court

April 26, 2013

Compiled by Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON — The following proceedings took place this week in 79th District Court: Sentences Kenneth Larry Nickerson, 48, no address listed, was found guilty April 16 of domestic violence. He was sentenced to 93 days in jail and must not have any contact with victim for two years. Phillip Russell Engelman, 20, of 5325 Archer…

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Arraignments

April 26, 2013

Compiled by Allison Scarbrough, MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON – The following were arraigned this week in 79th District Court. Felonies:  Dominic Daniel Forseman, 18, of 1373 Rohrmoser Rd., Ludington, was arrested April 17 by the Ludington Police Department (LPD) for a felony of criminal sexual conduct, third degree. A preliminary examination is set for May 1 at 11:15 a.m. Bail: $10,000/10…

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Upcoming WSCC events

April 26, 2013
Upcoming WSCC events

VICTORY TWP. — Concerts, graduation celebrations and meetings, the following events will be taking place at West Shore Community College within the next month: April 28 – WSCC Concert Choir & The Collegiates – 2pm, Center Stage Theater May 1 – Shoah Remembrance, 12:30pm, Center Stage Theater May 2 – WSCC Percussion Ensemble & Jazz Ensemble, 7:30pm, Center Stage Theater May…

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PM ZBA meeting cancelled

April 26, 2013

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pere Marquette Charter Township zoning board of appeals, scheduled for Wednesday, May 1, has been cancelled.

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Bicyclist in hospital, identified

April 25, 2013
Bicyclist in hospital, identified

UPDATE AMBER TWP. — Timothy Allen Olmstead of Scottville was reported hospitalized at Memorial Medical Center in Ludington today after the bicycle he was riding was struck by a car Wednesday night. According to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole, Olmstead, 46, was riding his bicycle west on U.S. 10-31 when he was struck by a car driven by Nicholas David…

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Grass fire knocked down quickly

April 25, 2013
Grass fire knocked down quickly

AMBER TWP. — Pere Marquette Fire Department quickly extinguished a grass fire this afternoon behind a residence on West Conrad Road. The fire burned about 3 acres along power lines. Property owner Joe Polcin said he had been tending to a burning barrel and watched it burned out. He said he didn’t know if that what the cause. He said…

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Ludington sees increase in visitors; Pure Ludington brand will be on Chicago buses

April 25, 2013
Ludington sees increase in visitors; Pure Ludington brand will be on Chicago buses

LUDINGTON — Tourism is expected to increase by 4 percent this year in western Michigan while the Ludington area finds itself closer to being one of the top destinations for travelers in Michigan. The Ludington Area Convention and Visitors Bureau held its annual meeting this afternoon and announced the 2013 marketing strategy. The CVB is funded through an assessment (room)…

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