Lake Michigan Beach House restoration underway

December 7, 2012
Lake Michigan Beach House restoration underway

Pines Campground gets new electrical service HAMLIN TWP. — There is a lot of commotion on the west side of the Ludington State Park this fall. Several park facilities are getting updating and restored. The biggest project is the renovation of the Lake Michigan Beach House. The building was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and completed in 1935. On…

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Some changes for cross country skiing at Ludington State Park

December 7, 2012

HAMLIN TWP. — Snow enthusiasts will see some changes this winter at the Ludington State Park. At least two miles of cross-country ski trails will be illuminated on certain occasions this winter at the Ludington State Park. Park Manager Jim Gallie said the park has purchased solar powered lights that will be set up along the park’s bicycle path, allowing…

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Youth for Christ wish list

December 7, 2012

LUDINGTON — West Shore Youth for Christ/Campus Life has a Christmas wish list. If you are able to help, please contact the center at: (843) 843-1323 or [email protected] Please find our wish list detailed below: • Vacuum cleaner for the center (one that will go from hard floors to low rise carpet easily) • 2 ½ gallon cooler for drinks…

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Arraignments for week ending Dec. 7

December 7, 2012

LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned in 79th District Court this week. See key below for abbreviations. – Ronald Murray Broadwell, 61, 5959 E. Hansen Rd., Custer, was arrested Dec. 2 by MCSO for Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated. Bail: $2,500. Pre: Jan. 7, 2013, 10 a.m. – Sarah Kaye Stepka, 23, 2092 E. U.S. 10, Custer, arrested Dec. 2…

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3 receive sentences in district court

December 7, 2012

LUDINGTON — Three people were sentenced in 79th District Court this week. They included a guilty plea of driving a vehicle while impaired by liquor, assault and battery and a hunting violation. – Melanie Lee Thomas, 44, 701 N. New William St., Ludington, was found guilty on Dec. 4 for Operating a Vehicle While Impaired by Liquor. She was sentenced…

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2 sentenced in circuit court

December 7, 2012

LUDINGTON — Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court reported two sentences for the past week. – Stephen Allan Lange, 40, 503 Fifth St., Ludington, was found guilty on Nov. 11 for Aggravated Stalking and Controlled Substance Possession of Narcotics. He was sentenced to concurrent sentences of 330 days and 180 days in jail, serving 6 months up front and balance at…

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Ludington schools seeks board applicant to replace Nellis

December 7, 2012

LUDINGTON — The Ludington Board of Education received the resignation of Jeffrey Nellis, effective Dec. 31. Nellis is resigning because he was recently elected as Mason County Probate Judge. Serving on the school board could be seen as a conflict of interest, Nellis has told MCP. The board will be filling the vacancy by appointment and is seeking applications to…

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Hospital expansion project progresses

December 6, 2012
Hospital expansion project progresses

LUDINGTON – There has been significant progress again this week on both the south and north construction zones of Memorial Medical Center. Reasonably good weather has helped keep the project moving forward at a rapid pace. The project became a two-crane project this week. Workers from Builder’s Iron, the structural steel firm brought in by construction manager The Christman Company,…

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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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