Baxter re-elected Scottville mayor

November 12, 2012

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville City Commission re-elected Joe Baxter as its mayor Monday night. Baxter has been serving as mayor since 2010. The Scottville city charter states the city commissioners select the town’s later instead of the populous, like the city of Ludington. Baxter was nominated by commissioner Bonnie Pfefferle and seconded by commissioner Richard Maki. Maki was re-elected Mayor…

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Sheriff’s dept. will transition administrations

November 12, 2012
Sheriff’s dept. will transition administrations

  LUDINGTON – Beginning tomorrow, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office will begin transitioning from the current administration to the new one. WMOM radio reported that Sheriff Jeff Fiers has confirmed the plan exists. A department email was sent to employees last week stating that Sheriff-Elect Kim Cole will become a desk sergeant for the remainder of the November. Cole will…

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Couple celebrates wedding anniversary serving God

November 12, 2012
Couple celebrates wedding anniversary serving God

CUSTER TWP. – Pastor Dave and Carrie Wood celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary this year with a trip to Latin America. However, their trip was not a vacation. Instead it was with a purpose, to serve God’s kingdom. The Woods pastor Sugar Ridge Church of the Brethren on East Wilson Road. They had been talking for quite some time about…

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MCC Middle School honors those who served

November 12, 2012
MCC Middle School honors those who served

Story and photos by Miranda Beebe SCOTTVILLE – “They’re your celebrities, not athletes, or dancers and singers. This group of people, they’re your celebrities.”  Sherry Thalman gestures at the large group of veterans sitting in front of the students.  Thalman (along with Phil Quinlan) is a major part of the Veterans’ program that took place Monday at Mason County Central Middle School.…

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Scottville city commission selects mayor tonight

November 12, 2012

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville City Commission will hold its organizational meeting tonight. The city charter calls for the meeting to be held the Monday following a national election, which takes place every even numbered year. The purpose of the meeting is to swear in re-elected and elected commissions and for the commission to select its mayor and mayor pro-tem. This…

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YFC chili cook-off, dessert auction

November 12, 2012

LUDINGTON – West Shore Youth for Christ will be holding a cook-off and dessert auction on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 5:30 p.m. at its center, 605 N. Rath Ave. YFC is looking for people to make chili or supply desserts for the auction. Funds raised are used for the programs that impact area youth. YFC YFC is a safe haven…

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Ludington city council meets today

November 12, 2012

LUDINGTON — The Ludington City Council meetings tonight at 6:30 p.m. at city hall. The council will vote on assessing services. Below is the agenda and notes available for download. Ludington city council 11/11/12

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Wind turbines rising

November 11, 2012
Wind turbines rising

  Scott Gordon of Scottville took this picture in Riverton Township Sunday morning as the sun was rising over the wind turbines. The 53 turbines are expected to be in operation later this month.

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Did Ludington violate the OMA?

November 11, 2012

LUDINGTON — On Friday, Mason County Press posted a story about Tom Rotta filing a lawsuit against the city of Ludington. Rotta has filed at least two other suits against the city (see the story here.) One of those suits is a federal lawsuit alleging his civil rights were violated when the city placed a restraining order on him, preventing…

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Hamlin Time: Change is in the air

November 11, 2012

Hamlin Time, a blog by Sally Olin. We would like to welcome our newest blogger, Sally Olin. Sally lives in Hamlin Township near Hamlin Lake. From time to time she will tell us what’s going on in beautiful Hamlin.  The “Narrows” at Hamlin Lake always seem to be changing. Today, Nov. 11, 2012 the winds are from the South gusting…

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Jaycees Koeze Nuts sale

November 11, 2012

LUDINGTON – The 2012 Ludington Area Jaycees Koeze Nuts sale has officially kicked off. Koeze Nuts products are delicious, beautifully packaged and make the perfect holiday gift for family, friends, colleagues, teachers, etc. Proceeds from the sale benefit the club’s local service programs. Catalogs can be obtained at our both at the Hospice of Michigan Craft Show at the Knights…

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Holiday events at Ludington library

November 10, 2012
Holiday events at Ludington library

CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATING CRAFT AT MASON COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY Mason County District Library will host a Christmas tree decorating craft beginning Thursday, November 15, 1 p.m., and continuing throughout the weekend, at the Ludington Library.  Anyone interested is invited to help create a decorated cardboard cutout Christmas trees.  Participants may drop by the Library any time between Thursday, November 15 at…

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Rotta files another suit against Ludington

November 9, 2012

LUDINGTON – Ludington resident Tom Rotta is suing the city of Ludington again. Previously Rotta sued the city in local circuit court for violating the Michigan Freedom of Information Act. Rotta lost that particular suit. He is also suing the city in federal court, accusing the city and City Manager John Shay of violating his civil rights. (See related story…

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A chat with Tom Richart, director of MCC’s ‘West Side Story’

November 9, 2012
A chat with Tom Richart, director of MCC’s ‘West Side Story’

By Miranda Beebe SCOTTVILLE – The production of West Side Story continues tonight and next weekend at the A.O. Auditorium at Mason County Central High School. The cost is $5 for students and seniors, $9 for anyone else. Thomas Richert is the director of West Side Story, his seventh production at MCC. Some of the other plays he directed include “A…

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Court news, Nov. 9, 2012

November 9, 2012

Mason County Court News, as of Nov 9, 2012 Key: MCSO: Mason County Sheriff’s Office; LPD: Ludington Police Dept.; SPD: Scottville Police Dept.; MSP: Michigan State Police; F/R: Fines and Restitution; Pre: Preliminary Examination or Pre-Trial. B&E: Breaking and Entering; OUIL: Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Liquor. A&B: Assault and Battery. DWLS: Driving While License Suspended.…

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