Amber to appoint new trustee, approve new budget

March 18, 2013

AMBER TWP. — The Amber Township Board of Trustees is expected to appoint a new trustee during its regular meeting this afternoon. The appointment fills a vacancy left by Jim Gallie Sr. when he was appointed as supervisor last month. Gallie replaced Larry Donovan, who resigned due to illness. Donovan passed away earlier this month. The board is also expected…

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Ludington school board may approve electrical bids tonight

March 18, 2013

  LUDINGTON — The Ludington Area Schools Board of Education is expected to approve a bid to C&I Electrical of Ludington for electrical work. C&I was the low bidder at $92,000. The board had budgeted $200,000 for electrical work, which also includes $16,000 for an electrical engineer. Electrical upgrades are expected to begin during spring break next week. The board…

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MCC board to see iPad demos

March 18, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — The Mason County Central Board of Education will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at the Scottville Elementary gymnasium. Board members will watch a demonstration from kindergarten Sue Anderson and some of her students on how they are using iPads in the classroom. The board is expected to hire Ann Genson and Denyse Briggs as the co-directors of this…

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Ludington considering repairing Stearns Park restrooms

March 17, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Ludington City Council is expected to approve a bid to renovate the Stearns Park north concession stand restrooms during its regular meeting Monday. A low bid of $84,890 was received from Winberg Construction of Montague; Winberg submitted an additional bid of $15,900 to tile the walls in the restroom rather than painting the concrete block walls. “Though…

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Scottville commission expected to approve contamination clean-up

March 17, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is expected to clean up ground contamination at 142 S. Main Street. City Manager Amy Williams said she has been working with the DEQ for a few years on the right-of-way at that address. Williams said the DEQ discovered the contamination when the downtown block of South Main Street was reconstructed in…

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Circuit court

March 17, 2013

LUDINGTON – The following were sentenced last week in 51st Circuit Court: –         Scott Allen Woodcock, 40, 143 N. Jebavy Dr., No. 4, Pere Marquette Twp., was sentenced on March 12 for the Jan. 27, 2013 guilty verdict of accosting children and child abuse. He was sentenced to 365 days in jail for each count, serving 9 months up front,…

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District court

March 17, 2013

LUDINGTON – The following proceedings took place last week in 79th District Court. –         Joshua Glen Heckman, 28, 2070 E. Sugar Grove Rd., Sherman Twp., was found guilty on March 12 for operating a vehicle while impaired by liquor. He was sentenced to one day in jail; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; must attend alcohol highway safety education;…

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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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