Squires represents Michigan at DC chiropractor conference

March 13, 2013
Squires represents Michigan at DC chiropractor conference

WASHINGTON D.C. — Dr. Lewis Squires recently attended the American Chiropractic Association’s national legislative conference in Washington, D.C. Squires is the elected representative of Michigan’s association. During the conference Squires met with all 14 Michigan state representatives and both senators. “Our main issues are the healthcare for our military men and women, Veterans Administration issues and commissioning chiropractors as officers,…

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CMH director updates county board

March 13, 2013

By Lisa Enos MCP Correspondent LUDINGTON – West Michigan Community Mental Health Executive Director Rich VandenHuevel addressed the Mason County Board of Commissioners Tuesday about the scope of services provided by the organization — those mandated by the state and some other which are not. One such program is the Fun Squad summer program. WMCMH has partnered with Michigan Works…

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Health department updates county board

March 13, 2013

By Lisa Enos MCP Correspondent LUDINGTON – Health Officer Linda VanGills of District Health Department #10 gave an update on the department to the Mason County Board of Commissioners Tuesday morning. She said her department is working with the area junior and senior high schools and the State, Sheriff’s, Chief’s Enforcement Narcotics Team (SSCENT) team in prevention of prescription drug…

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County board tackles resolutions

March 13, 2013

By Lisa Enos MCP Correspondent LUDINGTON – The Mason County Board of Commissioners approved several resolutions during its meeting Tuesday morning. Ludington State Park manager Jim Gallie attended the meeting and asked the board for a letter of support to aid him in obtaining a Coastal Zone Management Grant. The item was a late addition to the agenda, which the…

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Garden of Joy performs one night at WSCC

March 12, 2013
Garden of Joy performs one night at WSCC

VICTORY TWP. – It’s New Year’s Eve 1929, and Harlem’s hottest night club, the Garden of Joy, is ringing in the New Year with a live radio broadcast celebrating the decade of the Harlem Renaissance. This original Wharton Center commissioned drama with music by Ken LaZebnik, “The Garden of Joy,” will play one performance only at West Shore Community College’s…

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County commission hears complaints about wind turbine park

March 12, 2013

By Lisa Enos MCP Correspondent LUDINGTON – The Mason County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday with a full agenda and to hear from guest speakers — some of whom were on the agenda and others who were not. County board meetings start and finish with public comment which allowed Evelyn Bergaila of Riverton Township to have the first and last…

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Maki is Scottville’s new mayor

March 12, 2013
Maki is Scottville’s new mayor

SCOTTVILLE — Richard Maki will be Scottville’s mayor, replacing Joe Baxter who resigned today (see related story). Since 2010 Maki has served as mayor pro-tem, he was reappointed to the position last November. City Manager Amy Williams said she had to confer with City Attorney Tracy Thompson after Baxter abruptly resigned this morning following his arrest. Because Maki was mayor…

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Scottville mayor resigns following arrest

March 12, 2013
Scottville mayor resigns following arrest

UPDATED SCOTTVILLE — Scottville Mayor Joe Baxter has turned in his resignation effective immediately following his arrest earlier today. Baxter was arrested for violating the terms of his court sentence in which he was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor. Scottville Police Chief Mark Barnett confirmed that he and Sgt. Jason Williams arrested…

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Scottville mayor arrested

March 12, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — MCP has received information that Mayor Joe Baxter was arrested today for violating the terms of his probation. More information to follow.

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WSCC to host high school leadership competition

March 12, 2013

VICTORY TWP. — For the sixth year, Engaging Student Champions (ESC) Leadership Competition will be held on the West Shore Community College’s campus. Individual and team competition will take place in the Technical Center on Friday, March 15, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The college annually hosts the career and technical regional competition showcasing the leadership skill sets of high school…

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3 LAS administrators among final 6 superintendent candidates

March 11, 2013

LUDINGTON – The Ludington Area Schools Board of Education has narrowed its superintendent search down to six candidates. The candidates include Dan Mesyar, Ludington High School assistant principal; Andrea Large, Franklin Elementary principal and Michael Ritter, Foster Elementary principal. The board of education met Monday afternoon in closed session to discuss narrowing down the list of candidates. Following the closed…

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Scottville band shell looking for volunteers

March 11, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Clown Band Shell committee is looking for volunteers to help out with the 2013 summer concert season. A meeting will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the McMaster Professional Building, located at 101 N. Main Street (northwest corner of State and Main) in Scottville. The Scottville Clown Band Shell is a collaborative effort between the…

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DTE hosting Hamlin residential gas meeting today

March 11, 2013

HAMLIN TWP. — DTE is hosting an informational meeting today to discuss extending its residential natural gas line in Hamlin Township. The meeting is at the Hamlin Township Hall at 5:30 p.m. Anita Alexander, who lives in a subdivision near North Lincoln Road, said she is interested in attending because she and her husband would like to switch from propane…

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Jail fix, snowmobile trail on county board agenda

March 11, 2013

By Lisa Enos MCP Correspondent LUDINGTON — Remonumentation, board appointments, jail fixes and a state certified snowmobile trail in Mason County are just some of the items on the county board’s agenda this month. West Michigan Community Mental Health Executive Director Richard VandenHuevel and District Health Department #10 Officer Linda VanGills will address the board and have provided annual report…

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Weekend sunset

March 10, 2013
Weekend sunset

John Mickevich took this picture of Friday’s sunset. He took the picture from the Loomis Street boat launch. John took the picture with Kodak Ektar 100 film on a Bronica ETRSI medium format camera with a red filter in front of its 250mm lens.

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