Great Lakes Energy helps bring movies to Scottville

August 14, 2013
Great Lakes Energy helps bring movies to Scottville

“Oz: The Great and Powerful” is Friday, Aug. 16.  SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Optimist Club, on behalf of the Scottville Clown Band Shell Committee, recently received a $1,900 grant from the Great Lakes Energy People Fund. The money has been used to purchase a projector and other equipment for the free movie series started this summer. The band shell’s final…

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Harvest Festival queen competition applications being accepted

August 14, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — Preparation for the 2013 Harvest Festival Queen competition is underway and applications are now being accepted. The Harvest Festival Queen Pageant is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. Applications can be picked up at the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce office and Scottville City Hall, 105 N. Main, Scottville, or found online at www.ludington.org/scottville-harvest-festival. The entry…

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Early tickets now on sale for Oktoberfest

August 14, 2013
Early tickets now on sale for Oktoberfest

LUDINGTON — Early bird tickets are now available for purchase online for the 2013 Downtown Ludington Oktoberfest Music & Craft Beer Festival, presented by Bell’s Brewery, scheduled for Saturday, October 12th. Early bird tickets can be purchased by visiting the Downtown Ludington website,  http://www.downtownludington.org/oktoberfest/, or joining the facebook event page, 2013 Oktoberfest Presented by Bell’s Brewery at facebook.com/downtownludington. Early bird…

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Lake Michigan cooling down

August 14, 2013
Lake Michigan cooling down

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 2 p.m. today. Lake Michigan water temperatures: Ludington Stearns Park: 53 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 47 F Summit Park: 59 F Pentwater: 57 F Afternoon weather: Ludington: Partly cloudy with temperatures reaching 68 degrees F. Humidity: 51%;…

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Memorial garden will replace pond where boys drowned

August 13, 2013
Memorial garden will replace pond where boys drowned

CARR SETTLEMENT — Neighbors are coming together to help a family cope with a recent tragedy. On Aug. 1, 9-year-old Jethro Troyer and his 7-year-old brother Leander drowned in a recently dug pond on the family’s Tyndall Road farm. Neighbors Blake and Anna Mazurek are doing something to help remember the boys. They, along with other neighbors, have started an…

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LMC official questions columnist’s comments

August 13, 2013

Letter to the Editor. Editor’s Note: On Aug. 5, 2013, Ludington Daily News columnist George Dila wrote a column about asking about what Ludington would be like without the S.S. Badger. Dila is a paid columnist for the newspaper. Terri Brown, Lake Michigan Carferry director of marketing and media relations, asked us to post the following rebuttal:    I am…

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US10/Brye Road traffic light malfunctioning

August 13, 2013

AMBER TWP. — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office reports the traffic light at U.S. 10-31 and Brye Road is malfunctioning. Motorists are asked to use extra caution while travelling through the intersection. Until it is repaired the light is set to flash yellow for U.S. 10-31 traffic and flash red for Brye Road traffic. Crews from the Michigan Department of…

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Blues artist will perform for COVE benefit

August 13, 2013
Blues artist will perform for COVE benefit

LUDINGTON— Blues artist Sharrie Williams will perform on Saturday, September 21 at the Hart Public Schools Auditorium.  Williams’ performance will help raise funds for the Capital Campaign for COVE (Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters). Williams was born in Saginaw and her music was deeply rooted in gospel. At the age of 12, she began singing with the Greater Williams Temple C.O.G.I.C church choir. Williams performed with…

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Beach Hazard in effect; high winds, cooler temps

August 13, 2013
Beach Hazard in effect; high winds, cooler temps

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. A beach hazard is currently in effect until this evening. Today’s weather conditions could lead to high wave action and dangerous swimming conditions, including strong structural currents, strong longshore currents and rip currents. Beaches in effect are from St. Joseph to Manistee. Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including…

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Rocky Horror Show workshop

August 13, 2013
Rocky Horror Show workshop

VICTORY TOWNSHIP – West Shore Community College, in co-production with the Manistee Civic Players, announces a free open workshop for “The Rocky Horror Show” on Monday, August 19,  at 7 p.m. at the Center Stage Theater. “The workshop will give auditioners a great chance to partake in ‘Rocky Horror’ character building activities,” says Rick Plummer, director of the production.  “They’ll get a first-look inside…

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VanDyke is new WSCC development director

August 13, 2013
VanDyke is new WSCC development director

VICTORY TWP. – Julie Van Dyke is beginning a new combined dual role at West Shore Community College. She is currently the Director of the Business Opportunity Center (BOC) and is also assuming the responsibility as the Director of Development for the college’s Foundation. “Julie will be using her economic development expertise in oversight of the Business Opportunity Center, and…

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County will vote on road patrol grant Tuesday

August 12, 2013

LUDINGTON — Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole is asking the Mason County Board of Commissioners approve a grant that helps pay for part of a road patrol officer. On Tuesday, the commissioners are expected to vote on the grant request through the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning. The $51,000 secondary road patrol grant provides enough funding to pay for…

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Hoffman Challenge quilts on display at libraries

August 12, 2013

2012 HOFFMAN CHALLENGE QUILT CONTEST WINNERS ON DISPLAY AT THE MASON COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARIES IN LUDINGTON & SCOTTVILLE THROUGH AUGUST The 2012 Hoffman Challenge Quilt Contest winners are currently on display at both the Ludington and Scottville branches of the Mason County District Library. Started in 1988, the Hoffman Challenge has grown to be a premiere traveling quilt, clothing, and…

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Hospital ball celebrates Win With Wellness

August 11, 2013
Hospital ball celebrates Win With Wellness

HAMLIN TWP. — The annual Memorial Medical Center Benefit Ball has funded several hospital projects over the years. The money raised in benefits of the past have helped pay for the women’s imaging center, among many others. On Saturday, proceeds from the ball helped raise money for Win With Wellness, a program started by Memorial Medical Center and the District…

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Beach/Outdoors report, Saturday, Aug. 10

August 10, 2013
Beach/Outdoors report, Saturday, Aug. 10

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of noon today.         Lake Michigan water temperatures: Ludington Stearns Park: 64F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 66 F Summit Park: 65 F Pentwater: 67 F Afternoon weather: Ludington: Mostly sunny with temperatures reaching 72 degrees F.…

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