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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COVE launches capital campaign

April 25, 2013
COVE launches capital campaign

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters (COVE) announced this morning that it is kicking off a $2.4 million capital campaign. COVE representatives announced they are focusing on gaining financial support from residents throughout Mason, Lake and Oceana counties. The purpose of the campaign is to build a new facility on East Ludington Avenue, replacing the 110-year-old…

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Bicyclist injured on U.S. 10

April 25, 2013
Bicyclist injured on U.S. 10

AMBER TWP. — A 46-year-old man was injured late Wednesday night when the bicycle he was riding on U.S. 10-31 was struck by a car. Sgt. Oscar Davila of the Mason County Sheriff’s Department said both the bicycle and car were traveling west when the bicyclist entered the traffic lane. The accident occurred east of Stiles Road in front of…

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Opinion: Don’t jump on the roads bandwagon

April 24, 2013

A letter to the editor by State Representative Ray Franz. A lot is being said lately about roads and funding, and the horrible condition of both.  Of course the immediate response is that the government must raise more revenue to “invest” in the transportation system.  I believe we need to step back, take a breath and really look at the…

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Obit: Frederick Slimmen, 75, Branch

April 24, 2013

Frederick Slimmen age 75 of Branch and formally of Ludington, passed away on April 19, 2013 in Florida. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday April 30, at Emanuel Lutheran Church 501 E Danaher in Ludington with Pastor Dennis Remenschneider officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of…

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Free yard sale listings

April 24, 2013

Got stuff? We have a way to help you get rid of it. The Mason County Press is offering free yard sale classified listings throughout the summer. That’s right, free. No strings attached, no quantity limits, no time limits. Free. You also have the option to add photographs to your listings, for free! To place your yard sale ad, click…

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Adult craft night at library

April 24, 2013

LUDINGTON —  Crafters are invited to the Ludington Library to create fabric roses Tuesday, May 7 at 6 p.m. This activity is open to adults only.  Supplies are provided at no charge, but donations are appreciated.

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Introducing Bridal News

April 23, 2013

Mason County Press announces the addition of bridal news to our site. We want to hear from you and your special occasions, especially engagements, weddings and wedding anniversaries. It is our mission to provide news and information about the people of Mason County, for this reason we are not charging you for this service. We want these to be stories,…

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Rotta takes out petition to run for mayor

April 23, 2013
Rotta takes out petition to run for mayor

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON – Tom Rotta is the fourth person to announce that he has taken out a petition to run for mayor of the City of Ludington. It is probably safe to say that Rotta has been a thorn in the side of city hall for the past few years. He is an activist who has made…

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Holocaust survivor will speak at West Shore

April 23, 2013
Holocaust survivor will speak at West Shore

VICTORY TWP. — Marthe Cohn will be the featured lecturer at the West Shore Community College Shoah Remembrance event on Wednesday, May 1, 12:30 p.m., at the WSCC Center Stage Theater.  The Shoah is the Hebrew word for the Holocaust. Born in Metz in the Lorraine region of France in 1920 into a Jewish family, Cohn bears witness to a…

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Public comment of Badger consent decree ends Friday

April 23, 2013

The public has until Friday to make comments about the consent decree agreement between Lake Michigan Carferry and the U.S. government. The agreement was reached in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s demand that the S.S. Badger stop discharging coal ash into Lake Michigan. LMC, the Badger’s parent company, had been operating under an exemption that expired the end of…

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West Shore cycling club first ride

April 23, 2013

LUDINGTON – The West Shore Community College Cycling Club is hosting the club’s first group ride for the spring season on Sat., April 27. All interested bikers are to meet at the James Street Plaza in downtown Ludington at 10 a.m. The B.Y.O.B. (bring your own bike) ride will travel approximately 46 miles on paved roads. The planned route will…

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Mushroom season has begun

April 22, 2013
Mushroom season has begun

Morel mushroom season has begun in Mason County, despite the cooler-than-normal temperatures. Rich Callis has reported that he found mushrooms Sunday afternoon in southern Mason County. Callis offers some advice to mushroom hunters: Notice how the “stems” have no dirt on them? Pick them and as you “pinch” the bottom the dirt should stay. place them in an “onion” sack…

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Anderson to discuss book on Detroit Tigers

April 22, 2013
Anderson to discuss book on Detroit Tigers

VICTORY TWP. — On Thursday, April 25,  Dr. Bill Anderson will present on his critically-acclaimed new book, The Glory Years of the Detroit Tigers 1920-1950.  Rich in narrative and exceptional photography, The Glory Years examines a time when players gave full cooperation to photojournalists, who preserved an incredible record of Tiger history.   Books available for purchase on site.  Free, 2 to 4…

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Ludington council to decide outdoor dining ordinance tonight

April 22, 2013

LUDINGTON — Ludington City Council is expected to make a decision on the outdoor dining ordinance during its regular meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. The ordinance allows for establishments to have outdoor dining and entertainment/music without receiving special permission from the planning commission. The ordinance had been expected to pass last month but some citizens and business owners had raised concerns…

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