Both Ludington school proposals pass

May 7, 2013

LUDINGTON — Both Ludington Area Schools ballot proposals overwhelmingly passed today. The voters approved a millage to purchase new buses and also approved a sinking fund. With 1,366 people voting, the sinking fund proposal passed by 75%, 1,019 yes and 347 no. Almost the same margin passed the bus millage with 1,023 yes and 343 no. The sinking fund proposal…

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Neighborhood shook up by exploding targets

May 7, 2013

SUMMIT TWP. — An explosive target rocked part of Summit Township Tuesday night causing a few people to call 911. Central Dispatch called out Riverton Township Fire Department just after 9 p.m. for a report of an explosion with a plume of smoke in the area of Pere Marquette Highway and Anthony Road. Fire Chief Joe Cooper went directly to…

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Bill would provide free state park entrance to some veterans

May 7, 2013

LANSING — The Michigan House today approved legislation supported by state Rep. Ray Franz that would provide free Recreation Passports for disabled veterans, former prisoners of war and Medal of Honor recipients. House Bill 4297 would give disabled veterans free entry at all state parks, recreation areas and boat access sites. House Bill 4439 is a companion bill that would…

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Reader responds to Franz’ road editorial

May 7, 2013

A Letter to the Editor. By John Sniegowski. Hamlin Township.  I am writing in response to an opinion piece published April 24, 2013, titled “Don’t jump on the roads bandwagon,” which was submitted by Rep.  Ray Franz (see editorial here). I appreciate Representative Franz’s interest in prioritizing funding for the state’s entire transportation system. By investing in our infrastructure properly,…

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Volunteers needed for visitor center

May 7, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Ludington Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is gearing up for summer and seeking volunteers to staff the Visitor Information Center, located in Downtown Ludington. The Visitor Center will officially open on Memorial Day weekend. Hours are Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday noon to 3 p.m. Those who are interested in volunteering…

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LAS election is today, buses on ballot

May 7, 2013
LAS election is today, buses on ballot

LUDINGTON — Voters in the Ludington Area Schools district are deciding on two issues today.  The board of education is requesting .22 mill for nine years for a transportation bond. If passed, the bond will replace the school’s aging bus fleet of 20 buses over the nine year period. The newest bus is 9-years-old. The board is also going to ask…

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Badger partners with Road America

May 7, 2013

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., – Road America announced today a special partnership with the S.S. Badger, the largest carferry on Lake Michigan, offering race fans a convenient and affordable travel option to take a shortcut across the water from Michigan and enjoy events at America’s National Park of Speed! “We are excited to give race fans more options when traveling to Road America,”…

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West Shore will honor Keillor for alumni achievement

May 7, 2013

VICTORY TWP. — West Shore Community College will honor Darla Keillor with the Alumni Achievement Award during the 43rd annual commencement exercise on Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m. in the College’s Recreation Center. Darla Keillor earned an Associate of Arts – Liberal Arts and Sciences degree from West Shore in 1983. Thereafter, she attended Northern Michigan University, completing the…

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The first grandchild

May 7, 2013

Randomness. A blog by Patrick McClellan. Mark Conieum Jr. Just got my first grandchild, which makes me strut around a little and brings back old memories of our second born. It was like Mr and Mrs Know-it-all back then. We had already gone to all the birthing classes with our first hospital birth, where the instructor posed everything in the…

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Mom 2 Mom Sale

May 7, 2013

LUDINGTON — Mothers if Preschoolers (MOPS) of Ludington is gearing up for its fifth Mom 2 Mom Sale. The sale will be held Saturday, May 18 at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 121 Nelson Rd. in Ludington from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The family event will offer multiple tables of gently used baby and kids’ clothing (size infant to 12 years), toys, books,…

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Clown Band Shell announces concert series

May 6, 2013
Clown Band Shell announces concert series

SCOTTVILLE – The Scottville Clown Band Shell Tuesday night concert series is being extended this year. The season will begin a few weeks early and continue until the Tuesday before Harvest Festival. Traditionally the season began the first week of June and ended the last week of August. The band shell will also host free Friday night movie nights later…

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Scottville street repairs made

May 6, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — A few streets got some much needed re-paving last week. City Manager Amy Williams reported that parts of Broadway Street and North Main Street were resurfaced last Thursday and Friday. Many who drive through Scottville may notice a rough spot in front of Lundquist’s Furniture that wasn’t repaired. Williams said the issue with that area is that there…

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Scottville hires new police chief

May 6, 2013

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. SCOTTVILLE – Donald Riley of Walhalla will become Scottville’s new police chief sometime in the next couple of weeks. The Scottville City Commission voted unanimously today to hire Riley and to end its administrative contract with the City of Ludington; both were recommendations of the city’s public safety committee. Only one citizen, Darelen Roedig of West…

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Scottville farmers’ market will be on Tuesdays; Friday movies at band shell

May 6, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — Tuesdays will be busy this summer in Scottville with an open air market and concerts. The Scottville Farmers’ Market will now be held Tuesdays from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. instead of Saturdays as they have been for the past five years. The market will lead into the traditional Tuesday night Scottville Clown Band Shell concert series, which begin…

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VFW pre-mother’s day dinner

May 6, 2013

CUSTER — The Custer VFW will hold a Pre-Mother’s Day Dinner Saturday May 11. The prime rib dinner is $10 and begins at 5 p.m.

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