Megan Payment running for Ludington mayor?

March 16, 2013
Megan Payment running for Ludington mayor?

LUDINGTON — A group of people marched in the Ludington St. Patrick’s Day parade Saturday campaigning for Megan Payment to be the next Ludington mayor. The group wore green t-shirts with “Megan Payment for Mayor” written on them. They also held a banner and handed out pins with the same message. Payment is the co-owner of the popular Mitten Bar…

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Family Affair draws record crowd

March 16, 2013
Family Affair draws record crowd

SCOTTVILLE — Over 2,700 people attended the 22nd annual Family Affair at Mason County Central High School Saturday. Angie Hood, event chair, said it was the biggest Family Affair to date with 53 booths. Children and parents could participate in a variety of activities from arts and crafts to informational booths. The traveling trophy for most interactive booth went to…

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Arraignments: Criminal sexual conduct involving a child, safe breaking among arrests this week

March 16, 2013

LUDINGTON – A 40-year-old RivertonTownship man was arrested this week for criminal sexual conduct in an incident involving an 8-year-old boy. Another man was arrested for safe breaking. Details of their arraignments and other arraignments in front of the magistrate in 79thDsitrict Court this week are as follows: Felonies: –         Robert James Miller, 40, 4964 S. Stiles Rd., Riverton Twp.,…

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Hamlin Township considers wage increase

March 16, 2013

HAMLIN TWP. — The Hamlin Township Board of Trustees talked briefly about increasing the wages for township employees, including themselves, during their monthly meeting Thursday. “It’s time,” said trustee Larry Rees. “At least cost of living.” Michigan’s suggested cost of living increase is 2.4 percent. Clerk Catherine Lewis said she has looked at wages from other townships and municipalities. She…

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St Patrick’s celebration

March 16, 2013
St  Patrick’s celebration

Ludington St. Patrick’s celebration.

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Hamlin fire department receives grant

March 15, 2013

HAMLIN TWP. — The Hamlin Township Fire Department has received a $1,799.99 grant from the Great Lakes Energy People Fund. The grant will be used to purchase a Honda 5,000 watt generator, which will be located in the department’s command rehabilitation trailer. The trailer will house the department’s ice rescue equipment, search and rescue equipment, radios/pagers for communication with department…

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Franz bill creates conditional liquor license

March 15, 2013

LANSING — New businesses and ownership transferees would have the option of purchasing a conditional liquor license to allow the sale of alcohol temporarily while the state reviews its permanent documentation under House Bill 4277, sponsored by Rep. Ray Franz of Michigan’s 101st District, which includes Mason County. The legislation was approved this week by the House Regulatory Reform Committee.…

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State police remind parents of Internet dangers

March 15, 2013

HART – Aspart of Parenting Awareness Month, the Michigan State Police (MSP) Hart Post is seeking to educate parents about Internet predators and practicing Internet safety with their kids. “Although it is a valuable resource and learning tool, the Internet also provides predators with almost unhindered access to children,” said F/Lt. Kevin Leavitt, Hart Post commander.  “The U.S. Department of Justice estimates…

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EPA report shows gains in fuel economy

March 15, 2013

WASHINGTON – Today, EPA released its annual report that tracks the fuel economy of vehicles sold in the United States, underscoring the major increases made in the efficiency of the vehicles Americans drive, reducing oil consumption and cutting carbon emissions. According to the report, EPA estimates that between 2007 and 2012 fuel economy values increased by 16 percent while carbon dioxide…

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Blood Clot!

March 14, 2013
Blood Clot!

Moonlighting A blog by Judy Cools Alrighty, boys and girls – today we’re going to talk about blood clots. They can be mysterious, and they can be life-threatening. They can masquerade as something simple. A few basic facts and stories….. First, let me say that I have absolutely no medical authority to discuss this or to give advice, so please…

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Sheriff appoints chaplains

March 14, 2013
Sheriff appoints chaplains

By Rob Alway Editor-in-Chief LUDINGTON — Sheriff Kim Cole has appointed two local pastors as the department’s chaplains. Pastor Tim Yankee of Calvary Baptist Church in Pere Marquette Township and Pastor Henrik Lidman of Prayer and Praise Assembly of God in Ludington were recently sworn in to the volunteer positions. Sheriff Cole performed the swearing in ceremonies in the pastors’…

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Chief says no truth to Baby Kate rumors

March 14, 2013

UPDATE: Correction. In a previous edition, we stated reporter Lisa Enos tried to contact the administrator of the Facebook site mentioned below. Enos, attempted to contact the person who the administrator was referring to in her post. LUDINGTON — Ludington Police Chief Mark Barnett said there is no truth to a rumor that the body of Katherine “Baby Kate” Phillips…

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The art of negotiation

March 13, 2013
The art of negotiation

The Kitchen Sink A blog by Stephanie Wagner.  I have been thinking a lot about the fine art of negotiating these days. The house that I wrote about a couple of weeks ago has miraculously reappeared in our lives again. However, as much as I would love to say it is all settled, it is still far from it. It…

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Great Start Collaborative Parent Coalitions to host parent café

March 13, 2013

AMBER TWP. – The Great Start Parent Coalition will host a Tri-County Parent Café on Friday, March 15th from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Ramada Inn of Ludington. Parent Cafés are open to parents/caregivers of children ages 0 to 12 in our tri-county area. At this time, registration slots are full for Lake County parents, but slots are still…

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Squires represents Michigan at DC chiropractor conference

March 13, 2013
Squires represents Michigan at DC chiropractor conference

WASHINGTON D.C. — Dr. Lewis Squires recently attended the American Chiropractic Association’s national legislative conference in Washington, D.C. Squires is the elected representative of Michigan’s association. During the conference Squires met with all 14 Michigan state representatives and both senators. “Our main issues are the healthcare for our military men and women, Veterans Administration issues and commissioning chiropractors as officers,…

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