12 receive district court sentences

November 29, 2012

LUDINGTON — Twelve people were sentenced to jail and/or received fines in the 79th District Court this past week. 79th District Court Judge Peter Wadel Sentences: – Jeffery Allen Mellifont, 26, 1570 Hoyt St., No. 1, Muskegon, was found guilty of Possession/Transport of Rifle with Ammo. Sentence: 90 days discretionary jail for 1 year, $255. – Peter Joseph Eberhardt IV,…

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4 sentenced in circuit court

November 29, 2012

LUDINGTON — Four people were sentenced recently in 51st Circuit Court. Charges included one for drug-related and the rest for breaking and entry or receiving stolen property. 51st Circuit Court News, as of Nov 29, 2012 51st Circuit Court, Judge Richard Cooper Sentences: See key below Leonardo Gutierrez-Darios, 32, 602 E. Danaher St., Apt. 1B, Ludington was found guilty on…

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Cuban band will sizzle at art center

November 29, 2012
Cuban band will sizzle at art center

LUDINGTON — Hot off its third Grammy nomination for “Best Tropical Album” for “Bach in Havana,” and the release of its newest album, “My Secret Radio,” the sizzling, dance-inducing Cuban music group, Tiempo Libre, will perform and throw one big Cuban party at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, courtesy of the West Shore Community College Performing Arts Series,…

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Morning accident

November 28, 2012
Morning accident

HAMLIN TWP — A 44-year old man received minor injuries following a single vehicle crash at the intersection if Decker and Sherman roads this morning. Emergency personnel on the scene said the man told them he had a diabetic emergency and became incoherent. He was traveling east in Decker when his truck slide off the road. Side roads remain slippery…

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Cole appointed undersheriff

November 28, 2012
Cole appointed undersheriff

LUDINGTON — Sgt. Kim Cole will become Mason County undersheriff, effective Friday. Cole is the sheriff-elect and for the past three weeks has been serving as a desk sergeant, learning administrative duties of the department. In a department email, Sheriff Jeff Fiers announced Cole would be replacing Undersheriff Tom Trenner, who is retiring effective Friday. Trenner has served as undersheriff…

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Civic players to hold ‘RENT’ auditions

November 28, 2012

LUDINGTON – The Lakeside Civic Players will hold open auditions for the upcoming production of “RENT” Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts on North Harrison Street. Performance dates for this show will be Feb. 7 through 9 and 14 through 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 10 and…

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Beckman and Holmes return to broadcast Orioles basketball

November 27, 2012
Beckman and Holmes return to broadcast Orioles basketball

LUDINGTON – Rod Beckman and Joe Holmes are back on the air, this time on WMOM, FM 102.7 and www.WMOM.fm/live. The duo, who have a combined 72 years of broadcasting play-by-play Ludington Orioles sports will begin broadcasting tonight from the Ludington girls basketball team’s first game of the season, against Shelby. The game is in Shelby. “This is a high…

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Musicians will duel it out for charity at The Mitten

November 27, 2012
Musicians will duel it out for charity at The Mitten

LUDINGTON — Andy Thomas and Chad Rushing were sitting around one day and came up with an idea. The two Ludington musicians decided they would duke out their guitar picking skills and raise some money at the same time. On Wednesday, Dec. 5 the two will perform at The Mitten Bar downtown Ludington beginning at 7:30 p.m. Throughout the evening…

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West Shore holiday concerts

November 27, 2012

VICTORY TWP.  — West Shore Community College’s musical ensembles will be featured in four holiday performances starting Dec. 2, in the college’s Center Stage Theater.          The nearly 200 members of the musical ensembles travel from throughout western Michigan to rehearse every week during a semester. They include students and non-student community members. The 65-voice Concert Choir opens the concert series…

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Library tree ornament making, Discovery Club

November 27, 2012

FAMILY FUN CRAFTS AT MASON COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY At the Mason County District Library in Scottville Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m., the Family Fun Craft series features Foil Christmas Tree ornaments. Families are invited to drop in any time between 3 to 5:30 p.m. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Family Craft – first Tuesday…

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Scottville considers options for baseball’s future

November 26, 2012
Scottville considers options for baseball’s future

City can no longer offset costs SCOTTVILLE – The City of Scottville is taking a serious look at the future of its youth recreation baseball program. During its last meeting, the city’s Parks and Recreation Board decided that the city can no longer afford to operate the program at a loss. “The board would like to see a group of…

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Ludington repairing sewer main break

November 26, 2012

LUDINGTON — The city of Ludington’s Department of Public Works is currently repairing a sewer main break. City Manager John Shay said the break was discovered Sunday in the area of First and Adams streets. “We do have sewage flowing into the Creamery Corners drain which empties into Pere Marquette Lake,” Shay said. “Crews are making emergency repairs and expect…

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Ludington to adopt 2013 budget tonight

November 26, 2012

LUDINGTON — The Ludington City Council is expected to adopt its 2013 budget and capital improvement plan during tonight’s regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. The council will also look at the treasurer’s and clerk’s salaries. The complete agenda is available below for download. Ludington City Council 112612

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PM Twp. to consider 2013 wages

November 26, 2012

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — The Pere Marquette Township board will look at its 2013 proposed salary and wage schedules during its regular meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The board is also expected to adopt its 2013 budgets and set a salary/wage for the deputy clerk. The full agenda is available for download below:   PM Twp 112712

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Hamlin Time: Thanksgiving

November 24, 2012

 A blog by Sally Olin Thanksgiving at the lake was a great day for all who joined us. The weather was perfect, 59 degrees and sunny. Everyone had tee shirts on with many walks taken through the woods. It was great to walk and chat with our neighbors who were out enjoying the day too. There was much to be…

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