Rain throughout the area

May 22, 2013
Rain throughout the area

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report.  Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 11 a.m. Lake Michigan water temperatures:  Ludington Stearns Park: 50 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 47 F Summit Park: 48 F Pentwater: 58 F Afternoon air temperatures:  Ludington: Light rain/fog, 66 F, humidity 78%, precipitation 90%, wind…

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Lightning strike

May 22, 2013
Lightning strike

Mary Lee Dereske submitted this photograph she took at 3 a.m. Tuesday morning as a storm was moving across Lake Michigan. More rain is in the forecast.  

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Adult craft night at library

May 22, 2013

LUDINGTON — Crafters are invited to the Ludington Library to create photo holders on Tuesday, June 4 at 6 p.m. The activity is for adults only and there is a limit of 20 participants. Supplies are provided at no charge, but donations are appreciated.

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Petunia Parade committee

May 22, 2013
Petunia Parade committee

Shown is the Ludington Petunia Parade committee. They include Donna Brown, chairperson; Tom and Bettye Tyron, Barb Sitler, Cathy Webster, Kathy Radtke, Deb Gundersen, Carol Pehrson and Suzanne Townsend. The petunias along Ludington Avenue and near the Ludington Municipal Marina were planted by volunteers last weekend. Weeding dates are June 1, June 22, July 27 and Aug. 24.

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Human skull fragment among bones found in Riverton

May 21, 2013

A forensic anthropologist has identified one of the 12 bones found Friday in Riverton Township as being part of a human skull. Mason County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy confirmed this morning that the anthropologist, through a photograph, made the confirmation of the fragment. Confirmation will be made of all the bones’ status when they are sent to be physically examined.…

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Farmers’ market, band shell concerts today

May 21, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Farmers’ Market and the Scottville Clown Band Shell weekly concert series both begin today. The market is open from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the west parking lot. For the past five years the market has been held on Saturday mornings. Scottville Main Street Manager Heather Landis said the Main Street program wanted to tie the…

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Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report: May 21, 2013

May 21, 2013
Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report: May 21, 2013

The Beach/Outdoor report is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington.  Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 11 a.m. Lake Michigan water temperatures:  Ludington Stearns Park: 51 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 49 F Summit Park: 50 F Pentwater: 53 F Afternoon air temperatures:  Ludington: 67 F, humidity…

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Walk for Life raises $15,000 for pregnancy center

May 21, 2013
Walk for Life raises $15,000 for pregnancy center

LUDINGTON — The West Shore Pregnancy Care Center’s 19th annual fundraiser and awareness event Walk for Life was held Sunday. Executive Director Tracey Chapman reported “an incredibly beautiful day and another great turnout of people for which we are so very thankful.” “Only six weeks after our community helped us to raise nearly $30,000 in the Lake Jump to help us…

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Parent Coalition to host mayoral candidates

May 21, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Mason County Parent Coalition will host three of the four City of Ludington Mayoral candidates at its next meeting scheduled at Sandcastles Children’s Museum on Tuesday, May 28th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ryan Cox, Pete Engblade and Dave Kosla will attend the May meeting to present a brief summary of their platforms and for a question and…

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Fire destroys Riverton farm house

May 21, 2013
Fire destroys Riverton farm house

VIDEO BELOW. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. RIVERTON TWP. — “There’s a lot of memories right there,” Travis Gerbers said early Tuesday morning as he watched his childhood home go up in flames. “Our entire family was raised in that house.” Gerbers watched the old farmhouse at 2300 W. Chauvez Road burn, as did firefighters on the scene. Riverton Township Fire…

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Muskegon company will dredge marina

May 20, 2013

LUDINGTON — Great Lakes Dock and Materials of Muskegon was granted the bid of a maximum $213,857. The Ludington City Council approved the bid for dredging of the Ludington Municipal Marina this afternoon at its regular meeting. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently informed the city that it will provide $52,683.58 in grant funds to dredge about 1,110 cubic…

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Third graders visit Ludington city council

May 20, 2013
Third graders visit Ludington city council

LUDINGTON — The Ludington City Council chambers was full of youngsters this afternoon. For the third year in a row the Foster Elementary third grade class attended the city council meeting. Mayor John Henderson took some time at the beginning of the meeting to introduce the city council and administrators and to teach the students how a public meeting is…

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Back to the Fifties volleyball tournament

May 20, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Back to the Fifties Festival presented by House of Flavors will hold a beach volleyball tournament on Saturday, June 8 at noon at Stearns Park beach. Teams can register online at http://www.downtownludington.org/events/back-to-the-fifties/beach-volleyball-tournament/ Coed teams of four to five players will play a best of three rally point game. Fee to participate is $10 per team. Fee to…

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Superior Electric Beach & Outdoors Report, May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013
Superior Electric Beach & Outdoors Report, May 20, 2013

The Beach/Outdoor report is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington.  Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 11:40 a.m. Lake Michigan water temperatures:  Ludington Stearns Park: 48 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 43 F Summit Park: 46 F Pentwater: 55 F Afternoon air temperatures:  Ludington: 79 F, humidity…

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Ludington to accept dredging bids

May 20, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Ludington City Council is expected to approve bids for dredging of the Ludington Municipal Marina this afternoon when it meets at 1 p.m. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently informed the city that it will provide $52,683.58 in grant funds to dredge about 1,110 cubic yards of material from the entrance of the marina. Above and…

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