EPA may modernize clean water act reporting

July 31, 2013

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule that would modernize Clean Water Act (CWA) reporting processes for hundreds of thousands of municipalities, industries, and other facilities by converting to an electronic data reporting system. The proposed e-reporting rule would make facility-specific information, such as inspection and enforcement history, pollutant monitoring results, and other data required…

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Keson new PM supervisor

July 30, 2013

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — Paul Keson was appointed the new township supervisor this evening. Resigning supervisor Jim McInnis has his last day in office tomorrow.

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Lake Express not operating

July 30, 2013
Lake Express not operating

Lake Express carferry is currently not operating. The ferry operates between Milwaukee and Muskegon. Patrick Lopeman of WMOM radio said he was told by the Milwaukee ticket office that the catamaran will not be running until at least Saturday. “They will not verify that it’s a problem with the propulsion system,” Lopeman said “That has been the cause of mechanical…

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Hotovy appointed new CMH director

July 30, 2013
Hotovy appointed new CMH director

LUDINGTON — The Governing Board of West Michigan Community Mental Health, provider of mental health and substance abuse services in Lake, Mason, and Oceana counties, has appointed Lisa Hotovy, PhD, as its new executive director. “The Board took seriously its job to find the best new Executive Director,” said Board chair president Jim Prince.  “We believe we have found an excellent…

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Time to get funky: Groove 101 performs tonight in Scottville

July 30, 2013
Time to get funky: Groove 101 performs tonight in Scottville

SCOTTVILLE — Tonight’s performance of Groove 101 is one of the season highlights for the Tuesdays at the Shell series at the Scottville Clown Band Shell. Under the direction of Ted Malt, West Shore Community College associate professor of music, Groove 101 is a combination of some of the area’s top young professional musicians. The band will perform a variety…

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WSCC fall registration open

July 30, 2013

VICTORY TWP. — Registration for fall semester classes that begin Wed., Sept. 4, at West Shore Community College is open to both returning and new students. Though the start of fall classes is over a month away, WSCC Director of Enrollment Management Shelby Wagner-Hughes emphasizes the importance of students planning now for the upcoming semester. “Students who register early for…

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Leisure & enrichment learning classes

July 30, 2013

VICTORY TWP. — The Leisure & Enrichment Program, sponsored by West Shore Community College and Mason County Central Schools, is offering several learning opportunities in the upcoming weeks. On Wed., July 31, WSCC Professor of Mathematics Paul Drelles will be exploring the exciting world of graph theory. In addition to their pure mathematical beauty, graphs have a surprising number of…

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Warmer temps today

July 30, 2013
Warmer temps today

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 10 a.m. today.         Lake Michigan water temperatures:  Ludington Stearns Park: 60 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 63 F Summit Park: 61 F Pentwater: 63 F Afternoon weather: Ludington: Temperatures reaching 73 degrees F. Mostly cloudy;…

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Local airman deploys for 6 months; family adjusts

July 29, 2013
Local airman deploys for 6 months; family adjusts

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. In their 17 years together Nathan and April DeWeerd have become used to being separated because of military service. Nathan was frequently gone during his 13 year career in the Marine Corps. While he did serve a 7-month stint in Afghanistan, much of his time was spent traveling the world on short trips with the president.…

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Looking for sports enthusiasts

July 29, 2013

School fall sports don’t start for another month, but the weather sure feels like it’s the season! Mason County Press is looking for fan writers who can provide us with updates, stories and photos of area school sporting events. We need fans who are committed and consistent, though. If your son or daughter is involved with middle school or high…

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MCC Foundation Golf Classic

July 29, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — The Mason County Central Educational Foundation will hold its 24th annual Golf Classic on Sept. 7, 2013. The event, held at Lakeside Links Golf Course in Pere Marquette Township, will raise funds to support MCC schools through the awarding of student scholarships and teacher mini-grants to enhance curriculum. Registration fee is $75 per person and includes: • Prizes…

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Cold weather doesn’t keep audience from show

July 27, 2013
Cold weather doesn’t keep audience from show

LUDINGTON — Cold temperatures and cloudy skies didn’t keep over 1,000 people from enjoying the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra Saturday night during the West Shore Bank Rhythm & Dunes big band concert. Next week’s free show at Waterfront Park is a Jimmy Buffet tribute.

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District court sentences, as of July 24, 2013

July 26, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON — The following defendants were sentenced this week in 79th District Court: –          Xavier Ignacio Zamora, 19, of 722 S. Biltmore Ave., Indianapolis, IN, was found guilty July 12 of under 21 – purchase, consume and/or posses. He was sentenced to $265 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS). –          Karissa Ann…

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Arraignments: As of July 24, 2013

July 26, 2013

By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned in front of the magistrate in 79th District Court this past week: Felonies –          Michael William Kelly, 42, of 105 Gay St., Scottville, was arrested July 21 by the Scottville Police Department (SPD) for a felony of carrying a concealed weapon. A preliminary exam is set for July 31 at 11:15…

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Freestyle jump show Saturday

July 26, 2013

LUDINGTON — Freestyle MotoX Jump Show, originally scheduled for tonight’s Friday Night Live was rescheduled to Saturday at 2 p.m. at the west end of Ludington Avenue near the beach. There will be two free shows at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Music by the Nashville band Jones Unleashed.

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