Jaycees still seeking vendors for Bags, Baubles & Beauty Sale

October 11, 2012

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — The Ludington Area Jaycees are still seeking vendors for their 3rd Annual Bags, Baubles & Beauty Sale to be held on Saturday, October 20th from 9 am- 3 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Jebavy Drive in Ludington. The sale will include gently used purses, bags and jewelry from individuals as well as professional…

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MCC announces cast to “West Side Story”

October 11, 2012

SCOTTVILLE — The Mason County Central Drama Department recently cast its November musical production of West Side Story, which will be held in the A.O. Auditorium on November 9, 10, 16, and 17. The cast is as follows- Cast Director…Mr. Thomas RichertMusical Conductor…Mr. Tom Thomas Choreographer…Ingrid Bond Production Student Producer…Megan Cross Production Stage Manager…Morgan Muyskens Assistant Stage Manager…Jenna Knizacky Assistant…

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Fall sunset

October 10, 2012
Fall sunset

  October 10, 2012 sunset behind Ludington north pier lighthouse and breakwater. Photo by Rob Alway

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Sheriff office ranks in bottom 10 of drunk driving arrests

October 10, 2012

Mason County either has very few people who drink and drive or they just don’t get caught, at least according to Mlive. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office was recently ranked by a news agency as having one of the lowest percentages of drunk driving arrests over the past five years. A September report on Mlive.com listed the state’s top and…

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House leaders visit Ludington

October 9, 2012
House leaders visit Ludington

LUDINGTON – The Republican leaders of the Michigan House of Representatives visited Ludington Tuesday afternoon. The trip was a campaign stop endorsing Rep. Ray Franz, Onekama,101st district representative, for re-election. House Speaker Jase Bolger headlined the short event at Stearns Hotel. Also present Jim Stamas (majority floor leader, 98th district, Midland), John Walsh (speaker pro-tem, 19th district, Livonia), Pete Lund…

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Michigan house speaker in Ludington today

October 9, 2012
Michigan house speaker in Ludington today

LUDINGTON — Michigan Speaker of the House Jase Bolger will be at a meet and greet fundraising event this afternoon. The event is being held by the Rep. Ray Franz campaign and will take place at the Stearns Hotel from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Also attending will be state representatives Jim Stamas (majority floor leader), John Walsh (speaker pro-tem), Pete…

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WSCC professor will discuss Dawson

October 9, 2012

VICTORY TWP. – Professor Sharon Bluhm, author of a new book, “Manierre Dawson: Inventions of the Mind” will deliver a presentation about the artist and his life on October 25, at 7 p.m., in West Shore Community College’s Center Stage Theater. Bluhm, a professor of English at the college for over 20 years, became interested in Dawson when she moved into…

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The Kitchen Sink: New adventures

October 8, 2012
The Kitchen Sink: New adventures

I am suffering from a serious case of vacation hangover. No, it is not from Norwegian beer, or the shots of Sweet & Hot – or is it Hot& Sweet? (I never did figure out the name of licorice and pepper flavored liquor, and quite frankly, am hoping I NEVER see it again.) It may still be a bit of…

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General election proposals listed

October 6, 2012

The general election is a month away. Below is the wording of each state proposal that will appear on the ballot. Also included is the wording of a proposal in the city of Ludington to extend the term limits of the office of mayor. You can also download a PDF of this information by clicking here.    OFFICIAL LIST OF…

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Court news as of Oct. 4

October 5, 2012

Mason County court news as of October 5, 2012 Key: MCSO: Mason County Sheriff’s Office; LPD: Ludington Police Dept.; SPD: Scottville Police Dept.; MSP: Michigan State Police; Pre: Preliminary Examination or Pre-Trial. B&E: Breaking and Entering; OUIL: Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Liquor. 79th District Court, Judge Peter Wadel Arraignments John Eddie Reynolds, 18, 5614 S.…

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MCC JV football loses to Montague

October 5, 2012
MCC JV football loses to Montague

SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Central’s junior varsity football team lost to Montague 47-22 Thursday night. Photo by Miranda Beebe.

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List of general election candidates

October 5, 2012

The general election will take place Nov. 6. In addition to president, Michigan voters will decide who its junior senator will be and will also vote on several ballot proposals, which we will post tomorrow. Locally, voters will decide on state representative. Mason County voters will be electing a new probate court judge, choosing between Jeff Nellis and Nick Krieger,…

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MCC middle school basketball

October 5, 2012
MCC middle school basketball

SCOTTVILLE — Correspondent Miranda Beebe sent in these photographs from Thursday night’s Mason County Central middle school baskeball games against Shelby. MCC’s seventh grade team lost 16-15 and the eighth grade team was defeated in overtime 23-18.

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The Badger’s captains: a Ludington tradition

October 5, 2012
The Badger’s captains: a Ludington tradition

ON-BOARD-THE-SS-BADGER – The carferries have a tradition in Ludington dating back to 1897. At one time Ludington alone had seven carferries operating out of its port, transporting railroad cars across Lake Michigan to the Wisconsin ports of Milwaukee, Manitowoc and Keewaunee. Other Michigan ports such as Frankfort and Muskegon also had carferries. This meant dozens of captains operating the steam…

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Over 40 colleges will be at WSCC College Night

October 5, 2012

VICTORY TWP. – Representatives from over 40 colleges, universities and military organizations are coming to help college-bound students plan their futures during the annual “College Night” in the West Shore Community College Recreation Center. The event, from 6:30- 8 p.m. on Mon., Oct. 8 is designed for high school students, their parents, and anyone interested in comparing a variety of…

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Legally Speaking: Consent to search

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