Ice tournament looking for volunteers

January 22, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Michigan Ice Open committee is currently seeking 10 to 15 volunteers to be observers during the tournament scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Volunteers are asked to have on-ice transportation (snowmobile or ATV), but are not required to. All volunteers are required to attend a rules overview meeting on Friday, Feb. 1st at 7:30 p.m. at the Stearns Motor…

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Finding my weigh: what to do, what to do?

January 22, 2013

A blog by Lexi Alvesteffer. Today is Day 1 of my 2 week liquid fast prior to surgery. It’s now 5:31 p.m. and I’ve eaten Greek yogurt, a protein shake, and low-sodium chicken broth so far today. I was getting ready to prepare some cream of something soup for my dinner and I realized something, eating is my hobby. It’s…

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Ludington settles lawsuit with Rotta

January 22, 2013

LUDINGTON — City council agreed to settle a lawsuit Monday night acknowledging it violated the Michigan Open Meetings Act. The city was being sued by resident Tom Rotta who claimed the council and City Manager John Shay violated the OMA by taking action via email rather than in a public meeting. The action involved approval of a 2011 sewer repair…

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Scottville may enter into agreement with Sheriff’s Office

January 21, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — The City of Scottville may enter into an agreement with the Mason County Sheriff’s Office to provide partial police coverage in Scottville. The proposal was brought up when Sheriff Kim Cole learned that Scottville was considering ending its administrative contract with the City of Ludington. “I learned that Ludington and Scottville were talking about dissolving their agreement,” Cole…

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Scottville to end joint police agreement with Ludington

January 21, 2013

SCOTTVILLE – The Scottville City Commission is considering ending its police department joint-administrative contract with the City of Ludington. Scottville has also started discussion with the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. Both city governments just approved the current contract at the end of December. See related story here for proposed alternatives to the joint agreement with Ludington.  The city commission discussed…

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Heath dept fights obesity

January 21, 2013

District Health Department #10 has been awarded one of six grants from the Michigan Department of Community Health focused on reducing obesity by implementing the Michigan Health and Wellness 4×4 plan. This state plan includes four recommendations: maintain a healthy diet, engage in regular exercise, get an annual physical exam, and avoid all tobacco use. It is recommended that four…

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Cards for soldiers

January 20, 2013
Cards for soldiers

By Miranda Beebe, MCP Correspondent. SCOTTVILLE — Patty Yarbrough wants to make sure that no soldier is forgotten, especially during Christmas time. “When my son-in-law was overseas, he told stories of soldiers with him who never got anything from home,” the Scottville resident said. She collects Christmas cards for soldiers throughout the year and sends them in the fall to…

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Winter storm watch in effect

January 19, 2013

The National Weather Service has issued the following: WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON HAZARDOUS WEATHER * LOCALLY HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW POSSIBLE BEGINNING SUNDAY EVENING AND CONTINUING THROUGH MONDAY Wswgrr Urgent – Winter Weather Message National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI 1227 PM EST Sat Jan 19 2013

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Riverton’s invincible artist Steve Harley

January 19, 2013
Riverton’s invincible artist Steve Harley

By Jeffrey Miller.  Much publicity has been given to Manierre Dawson, the world-renowned abstract artist who made his home in Riverton Township. But, Riverton is actually home to another well-known artist, Steve Harley. Scottville native and historian Jeffrey Miller tells Harley’s tale.  Taking the self-guided tour at Historic White Pine Village gives you an understanding of the pioneers who pushed…

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Former MCE employee accused of embezzlement

January 18, 2013

LUDINGTON — Robert Crane Bacon, 67, 2917 E. U.S. 10, Custer Twp., was arraigned by the county magistrate today on one count of embezzlement, $50,000 to $100,000. It is alleged that Bacon embezzled money while he was treasurer of Mason County Eastern School District from 2003 until Dec. 31, 2011. According to an investigation performed by the Michigan State Police…

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Obit: Betty Smith, 90, Scottville

January 18, 2013
Obit: Betty Smith, 90, Scottville

Mrs. Betty Smith, 90, of Scottville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center of Ludington. Betty was born November 18, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois to Sylvester & Molly (Tunkis) Kamarauskas, who had emigrated from Lithuania. Betty had older siblings who had been born in Lithuania, but all had tragically fallen victim to the flu pandemic…

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Finding my weigh, in the beginning

January 18, 2013

A blog by Lexi Alvesteffer. So, this is the beginning. Of my blog, that is. In the five months since I started the process of having bariatric sleeve surgery, there have been times that I’ve questioned why I was doing it. I’m not truly an unhealthy person. I’ve had my bouts with high cholesterol and high blood pressure but both…

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Art center receives another grant

January 18, 2013

LUDINGTON, MI – On the heels of a large grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Ludington Area Arts Council announces that it has additionally been awarded a grant for professional and organizational development support from MCACA, administered by the Holland Area Arts Council, in the amount of $1,500. The minigrant is specifically intended to partially fund…

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Solomon’s quest

January 18, 2013
Solomon’s quest

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. Solomon is a very active and adventurous 2-year-old. He likes trains and enjoys music. His smile could brighten any dreary Michigan winter day. He can tell you exactly what he wants and what he doesn’t want. Nothing seems to limit this child, even the fact that he is unable to speak. Solomon is the son of…

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Beige

January 17, 2013
Beige

A blog by Judy Cools. Beige is more of an attitude than it is a color. I know because I used to be beige. Raised by a Scottish mother who’d lived during the Great Depression, we were nothing if we weren’t practical. A beige sweater will go with black, with white, with tan, with brown. Why in the world would…

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