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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Custer VFW holiday events include chlidren’s party

December 3, 2012

CUSTER — The Custer VFW Gold Bar Post and Auxiliaries will host a Christmas children’s party on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the post located on U.S. 10 west of Custer. Reservations can be made by calling (231) 757-9665 no later than Dec. 10. Presents will be given away by Santa and Mrs. Claus along with…

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1 dead, 1 seriously injured following helicopter crash

December 2, 2012

LEAVITT TWP. (Oceana Co) — Thomas Slocum, 49, of Hart died Saturday following a helicopter crash in the Manistee National Forest. Matt Williams, 28, also from Hart, was airlifted to a Grand Rapids hospital. According to an Oceana County Sheriff’s Office press release, Slocum was flying his privately owned 1955 Bell Rotorcraft helicopter with Williams when it crashed in an…

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Sheriff calls transition smooth, Cole becomes undersheriff

November 30, 2012
Sheriff calls transition smooth, Cole becomes undersheriff

LUDINGTON — Sheriff Jeff Fiers sat in the office of his newly sworn-in undersheriff Friday afternoon, the two reminiscing about their childhoods and talking about politics.  Less than a month ago, the new undersheriff, Kim Cole, was Fiers’ political opponent. Cole was victorious in the general election and will become sheriff on Jan. 1. Beginning midnight Dec. 1, Cole will replace Tom…

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Rhythm of the lake

November 30, 2012
Rhythm of the lake

Hamlin Time a blog by Sally Olin One thing about the people who live in upper Hamlin, they are hearty. The neighbors are still kayaking and canoeing as we look over the “Narrows” and Barnhart’s Resort. If you live up here long enough, you know the rhythm of the lake and the people who call this area home. The “locals”…

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Summit Twp. to discuss cemetery ordinance Monday

November 30, 2012

SUMMIT — The Summit Township board will discuss cemetery fees during its meeting Monday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. During a special meeting on Oct. 22, the board discussed adopting a cemetery ordinance. At that meeting, Randy Wyman of Wyman Funeral and Cremation Services of Scottville offered suggestions for the township to consider regarding its cemetery ordinance. Wyman suggested allowing…

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Scottville will feel pinch if personal property tax eliminated

November 30, 2012

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville board of commissioners will be discussing the impact of a possible loss of personal property tax during its next regular meeting Monday, Dec. 3. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has proposed changes to the Michigan Personal Property Tax (PPT) law. “For quite some time there has been a movement to do away with personal property taxes,” City…

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Badger makes headlines in New York Times

November 30, 2012
Badger makes headlines in New York Times

  The plight of the SS Badger has made the pages of the New York Times. A story in Thursday’s edition of the Times reported on the efforts of congressmen Bill Huizenga (Michigan) and Tom Petri (Wisconsin) to include language in a Coast Guard reauthorization bill to exempt the Badger from a shutdown by the Environmental Protection Agency. The story…

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