Ludington mayor term limit extension will be on ballot

August 29, 2012

LUDINGTON — The voters of the city of Ludington will vote in November to decide if the amount of time a mayor can serve should be longer than the current three terms limit, or 12 years. WMOM radio reported Tuesday afternoon the initiative to give Mayor John Henderson two more terms has been approved by Gov. Rick Snyder. Ludington City…

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Children’s art workshops offered at arts center

August 28, 2012

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts will offer two Saturday children’s art workshops in late September.  The Center’s Visual Arts Committee has arranged for Fountain artist Ruth Dimmitt to lead area students in the creation of mixed media rubbings and “wood” sculpture.  The resulting “Knot Art” is a playful and expressive experience in sculpture and otherworldly landscapes and portraits.…

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COVE looking for 100 role models

August 27, 2012

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2012 Contact: Marie Waite LMSW, Executive Director COVE – Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters Phone: 231-843-2541 Email: [email protected]     100 COMMUNITY MEMBERS CAMPAIGN TO END DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE CAN WE COUNT ON YOU?   The word “domestic” in domestic violence may lead communities to believe it is a private matter between two people…

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An opportunity to help pre-schoolers

August 27, 2012

Dedication-donations are now being accepted for preschool “Discovery Kits” at the Children’s circulation desk at the Ludington Library, 217 East Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431,(231) 843-8465. Mason County District Library, the Mason-Lake-Oceana Great Start Collaborative and the Great Start to Quality Western Resource Center have partnered to create these preschool “Discovery Kits” for parents and childcare providers.  Each kit will be labeled…

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Gene’s Ventures: Travel and adventure for the fun of it

August 26, 2012
Gene’s Ventures: Travel and adventure for the fun of it

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. – Gene Jorissen has worn many hats over the years. He spent 30 years as a Ludington Area Schools teacher, he was PM Township supervisor for 16 years. He also started a golf course with his dad, Jerome. But, his latest venture is taking places. Last year, Gene started Ventures by Gene, a local charter bus company that is…

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Lisa Enos: Back in the movies

August 25, 2012
Lisa Enos: Back in the movies

After taking a few years off from the film industry, Scottville native Lisa Enos is back in the movie business. Earlier this summer Lisa was offered the position of Executive Producer of the film “Cavegirl the Movie.” For the past month she has been in London working on casting. “It’s a movie for kids,” Lisa says. “There’s going to be…

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Scottville Main Street to host open houses

August 25, 2012
Scottville Main Street to host open houses

 SCOTTVILLE – The Scottville Main Street program will hold a Celebrating Success open house at three locations Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Locations include Scottville Police Department, 105 N. Main St., celebrating its recent remodeling; Michigan State University Extension Office, 111 S. Main St., observing its new location at the old Star Theater building and Star Theater Apartments, in…

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MCC Board of Education meeting Monday, Aug. 27

August 25, 2012

Attached is the agenda for this Monday’s Mason County Central Board of Education meeting. MCC Aug. 27, 2012

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Ludington City Council meeting agenda, Monday Aug. 27

August 25, 2012

The agenda for the Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 meeting of the Ludington City Council is available here for download. ludington-city-council-082712.pdf  

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Mom’s sports team ready for tonight

August 24, 2012
Mom’s sports team ready for tonight

LUDINGTON — Patrick Lopeman, owner of WMOM radio said he has spent the last several weeks preparing for tonight’s broadcast of Ludington Orioles football. Lopeman along with sports announcers Todd “Scoop” Hansen and Gary Castonia were at Oriole Field this afternoon making the final preparations for tonight’s play-by-play broadcast of the Orioles versus long-time rivals Manistee. “This is the 121st…

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MCC grad leads the nation’s leaders

August 24, 2012
MCC grad leads the nation’s leaders

CUSTER TWP. — When I was a kid, my family spent a lot of time at the Eikenberry farm on East Conrad Road. Phil Eikenberry was a classmate, customer and friend of my dad’s. Phil died in 2007 but his children continue to own their father’s farm. I have been following his son, Kevin the past few years on Twitter…

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White Pine Village will hold Lumber Days next weekend

August 24, 2012

Historic White Pine Village will hold its Lumber Days Event during the Labor Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday September 1st and 2nd , from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The village will be open on Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd as well, from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Mike Nagle will be the key interpreter during the event presenting information on Lumber Baron…

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Court News Aug. 24, 2012

August 24, 2012

Mason County court as of Aug. 23, 2012 MCSO: Mason County Sheriff’s Office, LPD: Ludington Police Dept., SPD: Scottville Police Dept., MSP: Michigan State Police, SSCENT: State, Sheriff’s, Cheif’s Enforcement Narcotics Team. F/R: Fines and restitution. Pre: Preliminary Examination. B&E: Breaking & Entering. OUIL: Operating a Vehicle while Under the Influence of Alcohol. MIP: Minor in Possession of Alcohol. 51st…

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Moonlighting: The Clutter Cycle

August 23, 2012
Moonlighting: The Clutter Cycle

I think most readers will relate to the whirlwind times we all see in life. One day you pause and look around, only to find that you have socks in the living room, dirty dishes in the den, and piles of laundry that you can’t quite remember if they’re clean or not. Maybe there are pet-hair dust bunnies lurking about,…

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Citizen sports reporters/photographers wanted

August 22, 2012

The high school sports season has begun! As we enter into fall sports, Mason County Press is in need of Citizen Sports Reporters and Photographers. We would like to cover all area sports, including varsity, junior varsity, middle school and recreation but we need your help. As many of you following Mason County Press know, the editorial side of the…

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