Truck fire

October 17, 2012
Truck fire

VICTORY TWP. — Scottville Fire Dept. was called to a truck fire on Fisher Road east of Stiles this morning. The 2004 GM, owned by Rick and Kari Singleton was destroyed. Rick did not know the cause.

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Custer loses a legend: Johnny Urban dies

October 14, 2012
Custer loses a legend: Johnny Urban dies

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief CUSTER – Western Michigan entertainment legend Johnny Urban died this weekend at the age of 85. Johnny was best known as the owner of Johnny’s of Custer, roller rink, restaurant, night club and bar. Johnny and his twin brother Tony built Northern Gardens Roller Rink in 1948 when they were 18-years-old, according to former manager Dan…

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Badger unable to dock for 2 hours

October 14, 2012
Badger unable to dock for 2 hours

LUDINGTON — The official S.S. Badger sailing season ended the same way it started — stuck. Today was customer appreciation day, where round-trip riders received a discounted rate, just as they did on the first day of sailing in May. On that day, the Badger’s engine ran into trouble as it was coming into Manitowoc, causing the ship to run…

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Jaycees hold Bags, Baubles & Beauty Sale

October 14, 2012

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — The Ludington Area Jaycees 3rd Annual Bags, Baubles & Beauty Sale will be held on Saturday, October 20th from 9 am- 3 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Jebavy Drive in Ludington. The sale will include gently used purses, bags and jewelry from individuals as well as professional vendors and crafters with new and…

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Scottville city commission meets Monday

October 14, 2012

SCOTTVILLE — Below is the agenda and City Manager notes for Monday’s Scottville City Commission meeting. You may download the attachment as a PDF.   Scottville 10-14-12

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WSCC board meets Monday

October 14, 2012

VICTORY TWP. — The West Shore Community College Board of Trustees will meet Monday at 4 p.m. at the college board room. Below is a downloadable PDF of the agenda and accompanying President’s notes. WSCC 10-15-12

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Anthony Road rollover

October 12, 2012
Anthony Road rollover

SUMMIT TWP — No one was injured following a single car rollover on Anthony Road east of PM Highway This afternoon. The 26-year-old female driver said she swerved to miss a truck and over corrected, causing the minivan to go into a ditch, according to Riverton fire chief Joe Cooper. Other passengers included a 30-year-old man, a 9-month-old and a…

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Accident Schwass and Hawley

October 12, 2012
Accident Schwass and Hawley

  RIVERTON TWP. — A 66-year-old Riverton Twp. woman was involved in a one-car accident at the intersection of Hawley and Schwass roads this morning. It appeared the woman was north-bound on Schwass, ran the stop sign and hit a power pole. The woman was taken to Memorial Medical Center by Life EMS ambulance. The pole was undamaged. Riverton Twp.…

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Court News Oct. 12, 2012

October 12, 2012

Mason County court news as of October 12, 2012 Key: MCSO: Mason County Sheriff’s Office; LPD: Ludington Police Dept.; SPD: Scottville Police Dept.; MSP: Michigan State Police; Pre: Preliminary Examination or Pre-Trial. B&E: Breaking and Entering; OUIL: Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Liquor.   79th District Court, Judge Peter Wadel   Arraignments   Corrie Lynn Cook,…

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Hospital honors volunteers

October 12, 2012
Hospital honors volunteers

LUDINGTON — Memorial Medical Center honored its 119 volunteers Thursday night with a banquet at Lincoln Hills Golf Club. Patricia Ezdebski, director of marketing and volunteer coordination, said the volunteers clocked 18,000 hours last year, which is equal to nine full time employees. The recipients were entertained by a short concert from the Scottville Clown Band.   Photographs by Alway…

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Chris’ Library World: Magazines

October 12, 2012
Chris’ Library World: Magazines

So there I was one day eagerly anticipating my sister bringing over my niece for a play date. Now that she can walk and has developed some hand eye coordination she’s a lot more fun to play with. I had all her favorite toys out, my running shoes on, and some band aids on hand in case our basketball game…

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Jaycees still seeking vendors for Bags, Baubles & Beauty Sale

October 11, 2012

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — The Ludington Area Jaycees are still seeking vendors for their 3rd Annual Bags, Baubles & Beauty Sale to be held on Saturday, October 20th from 9 am- 3 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Jebavy Drive in Ludington. The sale will include gently used purses, bags and jewelry from individuals as well as professional…

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MCC announces cast to “West Side Story”

October 11, 2012

SCOTTVILLE — The Mason County Central Drama Department recently cast its November musical production of West Side Story, which will be held in the A.O. Auditorium on November 9, 10, 16, and 17. The cast is as follows- Cast Director…Mr. Thomas RichertMusical Conductor…Mr. Tom Thomas Choreographer…Ingrid Bond Production Student Producer…Megan Cross Production Stage Manager…Morgan Muyskens Assistant Stage Manager…Jenna Knizacky Assistant…

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Fall sunset

October 10, 2012
Fall sunset

  October 10, 2012 sunset behind Ludington north pier lighthouse and breakwater. Photo by Rob Alway

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Sheriff office ranks in bottom 10 of drunk driving arrests

October 10, 2012

Mason County either has very few people who drink and drive or they just don’t get caught, at least according to Mlive. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office was recently ranked by a news agency as having one of the lowest percentages of drunk driving arrests over the past five years. A September report on Mlive.com listed the state’s top and…

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