MCC forensics takes first place again

March 25, 2013

The Mason County Central High School forensics team competed Saturday in Mattawan against some of the best Class A teams in the state. MCC took first place in small school size division. The team consisted of: Connar Klock, Kaitlyn Dwyer, Savanna McCabe, Bethany Anderson, and Jason Mickevich. The team scored 39 points and defeated seven small schools and three medium…

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Ludington native trots the globe

March 25, 2013
Ludington native trots the globe

By Rob Alway Editor-in-Chief Amanda Stowe has been trotting the globe for the past 12 years, playing professional basketball in Europe and Latin America. She spent her first eight seasons in the Euroleague and Eurocup. For the last four seasons she has played on the Musel Pikes team in the Luxembourg Basketball league. She was recently ranked number 5 in…

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The Badger and politics

March 25, 2013

Our view. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. The recent news about the S.S. Badger settling its differences with the Environmental Protection Agency is a positive move for the carferry and for the Ludington area. The Badger is an intricate part of our economy and is responsible for not only those people directly employed there but also for many other trickle-down jobs…

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State police warns public to be conscious of meth by-products

March 25, 2013

HART — With the arrival of spring, troopers at the Michigan State Police Hart Post would like to remind community cleanup groups to pay special attention to items discarded along roadsides, in parks or other public locations that could be from toxic methamphetamine (meth) dumpsites. With an increase in production of the illegal drug methamphetamine (meth), law enforcement is finding…

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4-H science day April 6

March 25, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — Ever wonder how many stomachs a goat has? Do you want to learn how to make wool? These topics and more will be explored during the 4-H Science Day on Saturday, April 6 at Scottville Upper Elementary from noon to 4 p.m. The program is free to children ages 5 to 19. 4-H youth will have the opportunity…

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Re-posted: Badger’s competitor benefits from coal; Coal donates to Sen. Durbin campaign

March 22, 2013
Re-posted: Badger’s competitor benefits from coal; Coal donates to Sen. Durbin campaign

MCP posted this story in December 2012. In light of the new agreement between Lake Michigan Carferry and the Environmental Protection Agency we decided to re-post it.  By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief Two very outspoken opponents to the S.S. Badger carferry’s use of coal seem to actually benefit financially from coal. The owner of the Milwaukee to Muskegon car ferry, owns…

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LMC agrees to pay $25,000 penalty for mercury discharge

March 22, 2013
LMC agrees to pay $25,000 penalty for mercury discharge

Lake Michigan Carferry Service, owner of the SS Badger, was sued by the United States Government for allegedly violating mercury water standards in 2012. Through a proposed consent decree, LMC has agreed to pay a $25,000 civil penalty. The consent decree is a settlement between the U.S. government and LMC in regards to the carferry no longer being able to…

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Saturday benefit to help Branch teen and his family

March 22, 2013
Saturday benefit to help Branch teen and his family

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. BRANCH TWP. — Life for Adam Rader and his family has not been easy the past couple of years. in Oct. 2011, at the age of 16, Adam was diagnosed with Ewings Sacroma, a rare bone and tissue cancer. Faith and community support have help the family move forward however. In fact, though Adam is homeschooled,…

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2 car accident 10/Brye

March 22, 2013
2 car accident 10/Brye

AMBER TWP. — Two vehicles were involved in a crash at the intersection if US 10 and Brye Road. More information to follow.

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Badger now has 2 years to stop dumping ash

March 22, 2013

Ludington — The S.S. Badger has been given another chance by the federal government. Lake Michigan Carferry, owner of the Badger, has signed a consent decree agreement with the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency that will require the Badger to end the ash discharge within two years. According to a statement from LMC, the agreement is a…

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Four sentenced in circuit court

March 22, 2013

LUDINGTON — Bobby Neal Harris, 27, 612 N. Lakeshore Dr., Rm. 15, Ludington was found guilty on March 21 in 51st Circuit Court for violating his probation. The violation stems from a 2012 conviction of carrying weapons with unlawful intent. He was sentenced to two to five years prison for each count along with $1,148 in fines and costs. Nicholas…

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District court

March 22, 2013

LUDINGTON — The following proceedings took place this week in 79th District Court. Sentences – Matthew Joseph Stock, 21, 602 E. Melendy St., Ludington, was found guilty on March 19 for driving while license suspended/revoked/denied. He was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail for one year, 12 months probation and a $285 fine/costs. He was also found guilty of failure…

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Adult craft night at library

March 22, 2013
Adult craft night at library

LUDINGTON — Tuesday, April 2 at 6 p.m. crafters are invited to the Ludington Library to create fabric flowers.  This activity is open to adults only.  Supplies are provided at no charge, but donations are appreciated.

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Arraignments

March 22, 2013

LUDINGTON — The following people were arraigned this week in front of the magistrate in 79th District Court. Agency key: MCSD: Mason County Sheriff’s Dept.; LPD: Ludington Police Dept.; SPD: Scottville Police Dept.; MSP: Michigan State Police; SSCENT: State, Sheriff’s, Chief’s Enforcement Narcotics Team. Felonies – Larry Casarez Ramirez, 56, 2352 S. Meyers Road, Riverton Twp., was arrested on March…

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Arts council to hold reception for photo contest, Safe Haven project

March 22, 2013

LUDINGTON — Ludington Area Arts Council is in the midst of two fundraising projects that will be celebrated together at a reception in early April.  The 5th Annual Online Photo Contest was held in February.  Judging is currently underway.  The Safe Haven project continues through the month of March with a silent auction of birdhouses on exhibit at Ludington Area…

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The Scoop: Ludington State Park

Legally Speaking: Consent to search

The Scoop: Sheriff Kim Cole