FloraCraft to host Santa’s workshop for United Way

December 6, 2012

LUDINGTON — FloraCraft, Inc. will be hosting Santa’s Workshop, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 at One Longfellow Place, Ludington (enter on Harrison Street).  There will be lots of fun activities such as pictures with Santa, Christmas crafting, story time with Mrs. Clause, fun games, and more. There is no charge for this event.  A donation…

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Bill fails to help Badger

December 6, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC — Language that would have allowed the SS Badger to continue to dump coal ash into Lake Michigan was removed from a House of Representatives Coast Guard reauthorization bill. The bill, which already passed the Senate, moves on to the president. Representative Bill Huizenga of Holland was one of the congressmen who added the language that would have…

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Scottville mayor to be arraigned on OWI

December 5, 2012

SCOTTVILLE — Mayor Joe Baxter is scheduled to be arraigned next week for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Last week, MasonCountyPress.com reported Baxter had blown a .072 blood alcohol level during a portable breathalyzer test over two hours after an accident on Oct. 17 (see related story here). According to Michigan State Police records, Baxter’s blood alcohol level was recorded…

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Franz votes in favor of Right to Work

December 5, 2012

LANSING – The Michigan House on Tuesday voted to revise the eligibility requirements and payment schedule for the state’s Freedom to Work Medicaid program so people can maintain their health benefit coverage, state Rep. Ray Franz said. Senate Bill 564 increases initial and ongoing eligibility income levels from 100 percent of the federal poverty level to 250 percent; removes the…

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Obit: Daniel E. Ames, 79, Ludington

December 5, 2012
Obit: Daniel E. Ames, 79, Ludington

Daniel E. Ames age 79 of Ludington, passed away on December 1, 2012. He was born August 15, 1933 son of Scott and Queenie (Dibble) Ames. He attended Ludington High and married Sharon R. (Burgess) Ames on October 6, 1962 at the Ludington Community Church. Dan worked as a printer for the Greenville Printing Company for 18 years retiring in…

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Scottville Optimists install new officers

December 5, 2012
Scottville Optimists install new officers

SCOTTVILLE – Nearly 90 members, volunteers, friends, sponsors were part of the group that witnessed the installation of the new leadership for the Scottville Optimists. The celebration included a meal, silent auction and bucket auction while recognizing valued members and volunteers that have helped with the various activities throughout the year. The installation was done by state leadership – Linda…

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Auction to benefit Coats and Boots for Kids

December 5, 2012

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — A charity auction to benefit Coats and Boots for Kids of Mason County will be held  Thursday, Dec. 6 at the United Methodist Church of Ludington on Bryant Road.  Admission is free but there are a limited number of tickets for entry. Attendees are encouraged to bring rolls of quarters. The event is for ages 13 and over.…

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Cross county rivalry: LHS girls win, MCC boys win

December 4, 2012
Cross county rivalry: LHS girls win, MCC boys win

LUDINGTON — The Ludington Orioles girls varsity basketball team stomped the Mason County Central Spartans 66-32 Tuesday night at Hawley Gymnasium. The MCC boys varsity team defeated Ludington 67-56. Photographs by Miranda Beebe

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Millspaugh receives community service for fatal accident

December 4, 2012

“I am truly sorry for what I have taken from you.” LUDINGTON – It was an emotional morning in 79th District Court today as Matthew Millspaugh of Ludington received his sentence from Judge Peter Wadel. Millspaugh was sentenced for the accidental motor vehicle deaths of Carol and Gary Berenbrock of Conklin. Both sides, however, handled the sentencing with dignity, respect…

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Former Northwest Bank employee pleads guilty of stealing nearly $1 million

December 4, 2012

Stacy Ahlgren of Ludington has agreed to plea guilty in federal court to charges that she allegedly stole nearly $1 million from Northwestern Bank, WOOD TV Grand Rapids is reporting. Ahlgren was the senior customer service representative for the two Ludington branches of the bank. In a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, she admitted she stole $873,589.76 from the bank…

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Obit: Leo James McClure, Jr. age 56, Free Soil

December 4, 2012
Obit: Leo James McClure, Jr. age 56, Free Soil

Leo James McClure, Jr. age 56, of Free Soil  passed away December 3, 2012. He was born June 13, 1956 in Flint, Michigan to the late Leo James McClure, Sr. and Cecilia (Lucius) McClure.  He attended Mason County Central High School. Leo was a truck driver for much of his life until retirement.  After many years on the road, Mr. McClure worked as a greeter at…

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MCC bands holiday concerts

December 4, 2012

SCOTTVILLE — The Mason County Central music program announces its holiday concert schedule: – Dec 10, 7:30 p.m., high school bands and choir – Dec. 13, 7 p.m., middle school bands – Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., MC Jazz, newly formed community jazz band All concerts are at A.O. Carlson performance center. All bands are under the direction of Tom Thomas.…

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La música de Tiempo Libre está caliente!

December 3, 2012
La música de Tiempo Libre está caliente!

Popular Cuban band performs in Ludington Saturday LUDINGTON – The three-time Grammy-nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre is one of the hottest young bands today. It performs Saturday night at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts as part of the West Shore Community College cultural arts series. Equally at home in concert halls, jazz clubs and dance venues, Tiempo…

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LHS JV girls defeat MCC

December 3, 2012
LHS JV girls defeat MCC

SCOTTVILLE — Ludington High School’s junior varsity girls basketball team defeated Mason County Central Monday night 21-54. Here are some photographs submitted by Miranda Beebe.  

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Ludington expected to re-hire Shay tonight

December 3, 2012

LUDINGTON — The Ludington City Council is expected to re-hire City Manager John Shay during tonight’s meeting. In addition it will appoint the Downtown Ludington Board and the Planning Commission. The council is also expected to take action on a change of date for the Ludington triathlon. Council had approved Aug. 25 as the date, but there apparently was a…

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