Art center cancels class

September 20, 2012

LUDINGTON — The Ludington Area Center for the Arts regretfully announces the cancellation of “Cardboard Sculpture and Collage for Elementary Students” scheduled for Saturday, September 22 due to low registration.  The Arts Center would like to encourage everyone to promote and register for classes offered at the Center.  With your help, LACA can fulfill its mission to promote, support and encourage…

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Scottville Harvest Festival this weekend

September 19, 2012
Scottville Harvest Festival this weekend

SCOTTVILLE — The annual Scottville Harvest Festival begins Thursday afternoon. The Harvest Festival’s roots go back to 1910 when an ox roast was held. The free ox roast tradition continues to this day. Shown in the photograph are the 2012 Harvest Festival Queen candidates. The queen competition will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Scottville Clown Band Shell.…

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Badger cancels today’s sailing

September 19, 2012
Badger cancels today’s sailing

Lake Michigan Carferry cancelled today’s sailing due to high winds and seas. Winds are forecasted to reach 45kt with 12-16 wave height. “Passengers safety and comfort are our first priority,” said Terri Brown, Director of Marketing and Media Relations. We regret any inconvenience this has caused. Passengers who were scheduled for today’s crossings have been offered a 20% discount for sailing on Thursday,…

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Cast to “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

September 19, 2012

VICTORY TOWNSHIP – West Shore Community College announces its cast for the upcoming musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” This musical has been seen in countless productions at regional theaters all over the country ever since its successful Broadway and off-Broadway, says director Rick Plummer.  “This is a tremendous cast and an equally phenomenal production team,” he adds. Cast as the…

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WSCC professor publishes book on famous Riverton artist

September 18, 2012
WSCC professor publishes book on famous Riverton artist

RIVERTON TWP. — In 1977 Sharon Bluhm had been an adjunct professor of English at West Shore Community College for just over a year. She and her husband moved into an old house located down a two-track in southern Riverton Township. They were almost magically drawn to the place. The home was called the Humps by its previous owners, the…

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No wedding for Ariel and Sean

September 17, 2012
No wedding for Ariel and Sean

Ariel Courtland now says she won’t marry Sean Phillips, the man suspected of killing their daughter, Katherine “Baby Kate” Phillips. WOOD TV in Grand Rapids has reported that Courtland, who took out a marriage license in Ionia County last week, now says marrying Phillips “wasn’t the right thing to do.” The Michigan Department of Corrections stated last week that Courtland…

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Franz holds energy meeting tonight

September 17, 2012

SUMMIT TOWNSHIP — State Representative Ray Franz will be holding an State Energy Issues Town Hall on Monday, September 17th at Summit Township Hall located at 4560 W. Anthony Rd. Ludington.  The meeting is open to the public and will start at 6:30 p.m. Rep. Franz will be joined by the Chair of the House Standing Committee on Energy and Technology,…

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Bus ride to Art Prize

September 17, 2012

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts is offering bus service to Art Prize in Grand Rapids. Trips will take place on Thursday Sept. 27 and Saturday Oct. 6. The bus will depart from behind the Scottville Senior Center at 8:15 a.m. and from the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 N. Harrison St., at 8:30 a.m. Passengers will…

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Tyndalls’ centennial farm ventures into hops

September 15, 2012
Tyndalls’ centennial farm ventures into hops

CARR SETTLEMENT — Life on the farm changes through the years. Each generation has to find its own niche. Such is the case of the Tyndall family farm on the Mason-Lake county line. As the farm observes its centennial year Anna (Tyndall) and Blake Mazurek have become the fourth generation to own it. Anna’s parents, Carter and Mila, have retired…

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Briggs cross country meet

September 15, 2012
Briggs cross country meet

Runners come up the tree line during Saturday’s Briggs cross country meet at West Shore Community College. Photos by Bonnie Chaltron Harris  

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Children’s art workshops offered at arts center

September 15, 2012

LUDINGTON — The Ludington Area Center for the Arts will offer two Saturday children’s art workshops in late September.  The Center’s Visual Arts Committee has arranged for Fountain artist Ruth Dimmitt to lead area students in the creation of mixed media rubbings and “wood” sculpture.  The resulting “Knot Art” is a playful and expressive experience in sculpture and otherworldly landscapes…

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Court News, Sept. 13, 2014

September 14, 2012

Mason County court news as of Sept. 13, 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.   51st Judicial Circuit Court, Judge Richard Cooper Jared Michael Chrysler, 22, Manistee,…

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Rotta files federal suit against Ludington

September 14, 2012

LUDINGTON — Tom Rotta has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Ludington. The lawsuit was filed Sept. 11 in District Court for Western District of Michigan in Grand Rapids by Rotta’s attorney J. Nicholas Bostic of Lansing. Rotta has been an outspoken critic of the city of Ludington since he was issued a ticket by Ludington Police Department…

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WSCC announces schedule change for Yarrow concert

September 14, 2012
WSCC announces schedule change for Yarrow concert

MANISTEE– West Shore Community College has announced a scheduling change for the Peter Yarrow concert. Due to a scheduling issue with the artist, the date for concert has been changed from Sat., Sept. 29, to Fri., Sept. 28.  The concert is at the historic Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee and curtain time remains 7:30 p.m. Yarrow, of the legendary group Peter, Paul…

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Struve and Scholtens attend state Republican convention

September 14, 2012

By Kris Struve, Victory Township Last Saturday, September 8th, at the State Republican Convention in Grand Rapids , I, Kris Struve, and Sue Scholtens were honored to represent Mason County District One.  Mason County Republican delegates elected us to go to the State Republican Convention.   We in Victory Township are now part of District One, after we were re- districted because the State and Mason County…

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