WSCC summer dean’s list

August 6, 2013
WSCC summer dean’s list

VICTORY TWP. – West Shore Community College has released its Dean’s List for the 2013 Summer Semester.  Full-time students achieving a semester grade point average of 3.75 or above receive high honors and full-time students with a grade point average between 3.50 and 3.749 receive honors. Part-time students are eligible for the Dean’s List when their accumulating grade point averages…

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Suds on the Shore will raise money for United Way

August 6, 2013

LUDINGTON — Suds on the Shore Craft Beer and Wine Festival will be held on Saturday, August 17 from 1 to 7:00 p.m. at Ludington City Park. The event is a fundraiser for United Way of Mason County. The cost of tickets is $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. Attendees will receive entrance into the festival, eight tokens…

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Garden wars voting

August 6, 2013

LUDINGTON — The gardens are once again in full bloom at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts. Last summer’s highly popular Garden Wars are back and the voting for People’s Choice is open. The grounds surrounding the Arts Center, 107 S. Harrison, have been beautified by local gardeners who are competing to become your favorite. For a $2 donation to the Arts…

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Art center taking applications for holiday craft show

August 6, 2013

LUDINGTON — Applications for this year’s Ludington Arts Center Holiday Craft Show are available. The indoor show is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St. This is the fifth year for the Thanksgiving weekend event which showcases handmade craft items, a Christmas consignment shop, the Center’s gift shop, music…

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Scottville holds first reading of fireworks ordinance

August 5, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville City Commission is a meeting away from having a little peace and quiet in the town during national holidays — at least as much as there can be. The commission had its first reading of the new fireworks ordinance Monday night during its regular meeting. The city’s ordinance already bans consumer grade fireworks (see here for…

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Chamber responds to Harvest Festival decisions

August 5, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — On Sunday, MCP reported that the Scottville Harvest Festival would not have an ox roast or carnival this year. However, the story was written without explaination of why those events are not on this year’s schedule. The Ludington and Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce has issued the following release: The Ludington and Scottville Area Chamber in conjunction with…

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College millage vote is Tuesday

August 5, 2013

On Tuesday, residents in West Shore Community College’s district will decide whether or not to renew the college’s operating millage. The millage renewal request is for the amount of .7062 mill ($.7062 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for eight years beginning in 2014. The millage renewal is inclusive and subject to reduction. It would generate approximately $2 million for…

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Ludington mayoral primary is Tuesday

August 5, 2013

LUDINGTON — Ludington voters will narrow down their mayoral candidate choices Tuesday during the primary election. The two candidates with the top votes will move on to the November general election. The choices are Ryan Cox, Pete Engblade, Dave Kosla and Wally Taranko. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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MCE voters asked to renew millage

August 5, 2013

CUSTER — Voters in the Mason County Eastern school district will vote on a millage renewal Tuesday during the primary election. The proposal allows the district to levy the maximum rate of 18 mills on all property, except principal residences and other property exempted by law. It is for up to 19.2595 mills ($19.2595 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation).…

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This week at Sandcastles Children’s Museum

August 5, 2013

By Andrea Carlson. Sandcastles Children’s Museum.  There is a lot of fishy stuff going on down at Sandcastles! Have you seen our new brook trout? We are happy to have our new trout tank running with the help of science teacher and Sandcastles’ member, Mark Willis. He helped us set up our new chiller and tank, which was bought with…

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Don’t like the Harvest Festival schedule? Time to help out

August 5, 2013

Our View. An editorial by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. I’ll never forget my first day of high school at Mason County Central. An all-school assembly was held. Then-principal Bruce Smith got up and gave us the ground rules of the year. I don’t remember much of what Mr. Smith said, except for one thing. He said something that has stuck with…

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Mostly cloudy skies today; Lake Mich. cooler

August 5, 2013
Mostly cloudy skies today; Lake Mich. cooler

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 11:30 a.m. today. Lake Michigan water temperatures: Ludington Stearns Park: 57 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 49 F Summit Park: 60 F Pentwater: 54 F Afternoon weather: Ludington: Cloudy with temperatures reaching 68 degrees F. Humidity: South-southwest at…

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Obit: Raymond Bentz, 93

August 5, 2013
Obit: Raymond Bentz, 93

Raymond Albert Bentz was born on January 14, 1920 the first child of six born to Albert and Clara (Hansen) Bentz, died on Friday, August 2, 2013.  Ray remained close to his brothers and sister their entire life.  His childhood growing up in Ludington’s 4th Ward was very special to him and set the tone for his life.  He believed in hard work and…

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She said yes!

August 4, 2013
She said yes!

LUDINGTON — There was a special feature to Saturday night’s West Shore Bank Rhythm & Dunes beach night concert. While warm-up band Groove 101 was just about to wrap up its set, the master of ceremony, Rick Plummer, came on stage on make a special announcement. His son, Stephen Plummer, the group’s lead guitarist, had something to ask one of…

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Cheers to West Shore Bank! Rhythm & Dunes was class act

August 4, 2013
Cheers to West Shore Bank! Rhythm & Dunes was class act

Our hats go off to West Shore Bank for a successful and entertaining second annual Rhythm & Dunes concert series. Saturday night’s beach night featuring Son of a Sailor Jimmy Buffet tribute band and opening act, Ludington-based Groove 101, entertained a crowd some are estimating as high as 4,000 at Ludington Waterfront Park. Last Saturday’s performance of the Glenn Miller…

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