My Father’s Love exhibit scheduled for art center

June 10, 2013

LUDINGTON – Ludington Area Center for the Arts announces the opening of a special exhibit, “My Father’s Love” featuring the artwork of Ed Lantzer.  The exhibit will be open through the summer with a presentation on Monday, July 29 at 7 p.m. discussing the artist and his work. Todd and Brad Reed, who were instrumental in its acquisition, will also be featuring…

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Macker registration volunteers needed

June 10, 2013
Macker registration volunteers needed

LUDINGTON — The Ludington & Scottville Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking volunteers for the 22nd Annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 Charity Basketball Tournament. Volunteers are being sought for registration on both Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, June 15 from 7 a.m. to noon to assist with player registration. There are also available time slots open on Friday,…

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Corrections officers complete training

June 10, 2013
Corrections officers complete training

VICTORY TWP. – A group of area corrections officers recently completed West Shore Community College’s Corrections Academy, a Michigan Sheriffs Coordinating and Training Council (MSCTC) approved 160-hour certification program for personnel supervising inmates in county jails. The academy program focuses on providing the skills necessary to maintain safety and security within a correctional facility. Created in 1993, MSCTC requires county-level corrections…

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Water temperatures still in 50s, mostly cloudy skies today

June 8, 2013
Water temperatures still in 50s, mostly cloudy skies today

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report.  Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 10:30 a.m. Lake Michigan water temperatures:  Ludington Stearns Park: 52 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 50 F Summit Park: 52 F Pentwater: 53 F   Afternoon air temperatures:  Ludington: 63 degrees F with cloudy skies becoming partly…

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Friday Night Live may expand 2 blocks for 1 night

June 8, 2013

LUDINGTON — The popular downtown Ludington Friday Night Live may expand another block if a request from the Downtown Ludington Board is approved by the City Council Monday night. The board is requesting permission to extend the event for July 26. Friday Night Live is scheduled for July 19 and 26 and Aug. 2 and 9. Typically it is on…

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Ludington schools may reduce teaching, support staffs

June 8, 2013

LUDINGTON — Ludington Area Schools Board of Education will hold a special meeting Tuesday morning and will consider laying off teachers for next school year. The board is trying to cut $911,000 from the 2013-2014 budget in an attempt to have more money in the fund balance savings and to possibly give raises to teachers. Interim Superintendent David Killips has…

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Possible phone scam

June 7, 2013

MCP follower Arlene Wierda reports that she has received multiple phone from a computer company that claims it is called Life Order Support of Tampa. “They said I have this major virus on my computer and want me to turn my computer on for them,” Wierda said. “I have checked around and this is a scam. If you turn your…

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District Court, as of June 6, 2013

June 7, 2013

Compiled by Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced this week in 79th District Court: – Ernest Michael Hernandez, 41, of 4455 W. Hansen Rd., Ludington, pleaded no contest May 28 to second-offense domestic violence. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for two days served; $765 in fines and costs; one year discretionary…

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Arraignments as of June 6, 2013

June 7, 2013

Compiled by Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  –          Teresa Lynn Adamczak, 33, of 5317 N. Thunderbird Dr., Fountain, was arrested May 26 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) for a misdemeanor of driving while license suspended (DWLS). A pretrial is set for June 17 at 1:45 p.m. Bail: $1,500/10 percent. –          Douglas MacArthur Mann, 50, of 4679 E. First St., Custer, was arrested May…

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Marina owner attempts to stop bridge construction

June 6, 2013

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON – A Ludington marina owner has attempted to file a temporary injunction against the rebuilding of the Washington Avenue bridge. Ray Karboske II, co-owner of Ray’s Auto Marine, says toxic sediment is on the bottom of the marina basin near the bridge and excavation in that area will release the sediment into Pere Marquette Lake…

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Showers expected along lake shore

June 6, 2013
Showers expected along lake shore

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. Lake Michigan water temperatures:  Ludington Stearns Park: 39 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 47 F Summit Park: 41 F Pentwater: 47 F   Afternoon air temperatures:  Ludington: Cloudy. Showers expected at 3 p.m. followed by…

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Coalition presents water safety day

June 6, 2013

Submitted by Liz Reimink. Mason County Emergency Management Coordinator.  Members of the Mason-Oceana Water Safety Coalition attended a training workshop in Muskegon on Tuesday June 4 to learn about the various dangerous currents that can occur in Lake Michigan. The training was sponsored by the Michigan Sea Grant program. The sea grant program is a research program that researches ways…

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House of Flavors, Ludington’s famous ice cream turns 65

June 5, 2013
House of Flavors, Ludington’s famous ice cream turns 65

LUDINGTON – As one of Michigan’s original, continuously-operating ice cream makers and parlors – and Michigan’s largest ice cream manufacturer under one roof – Ludington-based House of Flavors celebrates 65 years of churning out ice cream and smiles with a summer of festivities that gives a nod to the company’s roots while celebrating its growth into the future. The privately-held,…

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Back to the Fifties Celebration schedule

June 5, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Downtown Ludington Back to the Fifties Celebration, honoring House of Flavors’ 65 years, kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. and continues through Sunday. Click here for more details.  Festivities include: Friday, June 7 Theme: Varsity Sweater/”Grease” Location: Loomis Street between James and Rath (street closes at 5 p.m.) 6 – 8 p.m.: Ice cream social, with free…

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McCallum receives 6 to 20 years in prison

June 4, 2013
McCallum receives 6 to 20 years in prison

LUDINGTON — Mark McCallum received a sentence of 6 to 20 years in prison today on charges of embezzlement of $20,000 to $50,000. In May, the Hamlin Township resident agreed to a plea agreement in 51st Circuit Court. The previous month he received 28 months to 15 years in prison for custodial interference in connection to the February 2012 abduction…

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