Cameras in public restrooms create splash

August 28, 2013

LUDINGTON — There has been much splashing around social media the last day about cameras in public restrooms in Ludington. The topic was raised by Ludington resident Tom Rotta, who spoke about his concerns about the cameras during the public comment portion of Monday’s Ludington City Council meeting. During that meeting Rotta presented photographs of cameras in the James Street…

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State police investigating credit card fraud

August 28, 2013
State police investigating credit card fraud

HART — The Michigan State Police Hart Post is currently investigating multiple credit card frauds that have occurred at various locations from Grand Rapids to Lansing. The victim resides in the coverage area of the Hart post, which includes Mason, Oceana, Newaygo and Lake counties, according to Sgt. Andrew Ambrose. Anyone with information on the suspects should contact Sgt. Scott…

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WSCC music ensembles rehearsals beginning

August 28, 2013
WSCC music ensembles rehearsals beginning

VICTORY TWP. — West Shore Community College is inviting area musicians, of all levels of ability, to participate in its performing music ensembles, which begin rehearsals in September. The WSCC Percussion Ensemble will meet for the first time on Sept. 9, and will meet on Tuesday nights from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the Arts and Sciences Center instrumental studio, room 331. The ensemble consists of approximately…

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Scottville man arrested in Oceana

August 28, 2013

HART – Randy W. Hammond, 36, of Scottville has been charged with felonies for allegedly stealing a 1970s Chevy Nova and a number of other items from an Oceana County residence. Mlive.com reported a warrant has been signed for Hammond’s arrest. Hammond has been charged with two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of larceny and as a habitual…

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Humid today in Mason County

August 28, 2013
Humid today in Mason County

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Here are the current weather conditions for Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 8:45 a.m. today. Lake Michigan water temperatures: Stearns Park, Ludington: 60 degrees F Ludington State Park: 63 degrees F Summit Park: 65 degrees F Charles Mears State Park, Pentwater: 68 degrees F First Street Beach, Manistee: 61 degrees F Little Sable Point: 67…

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Hospital will host open house Thursday

August 27, 2013
Hospital will host open house Thursday

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Earlier today I had the opportunity to take a tour of the nearly complete expansion at Memorial Medical Center. The nearly $15 million expansion and renovation includes several components that take the 45-year-old facility well into the 21st century. Let’s take a walk inside: The main entrance, and the new separate entrance to the…

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Marina owner calls for historic fishing district, dredging

August 27, 2013

LUDINGTON – Business owner Jessica Karboske spoke to Ludington City Council Monday night requesting the city consider making the marinas of South Washington Avenue a historic bayou basin fishing district. Jessica and her husband, Ray, own Ray’s Auto-Marine on South Washington Avenue. The bayou is located east of the Washington Avenue bridge. For many years sediment has been building at…

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Obit: Ronald Rader

August 27, 2013
Obit: Ronald Rader

Ronald Robert Rader aged 62 of Carr Settlement passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. Ron was born in Baldwin on August 31, 1950 to Richard and Willadeen (Teitheson) Rader, and graduated from Mason County Central High School with the class of 1968. On May 23, 1970 he married Verna Sedlecky at Victory…

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Severe weather advisory

August 27, 2013
Severe weather advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a significant weather advisory as of 3:47 a.m. See below: Mason Significant Weather Advisory in effect SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY AT 347 AM EDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR CUSTER MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 50 MPH. PEA SIZE HAIL WIND GUSTS GREATER THAN 40 MPH FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING BRIEF…

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Fire destroys garage

August 26, 2013
Fire destroys garage

HAMLIN TWP. — Fire destroyed a garage and its contents, including a vintage Porsche car, Monday night at the Dan and Letha Fulton residence at 5813 W. Jagger Rd. Firefighters were called to the scene around 6:30 p.m. and were on scene for two hours. Hamlin Twp. Fire Chief Steve Vandervest said the garage was fully engulfed upon arriving. Letha…

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Ordinance will limit fireworks in Ludington

August 26, 2013

LUDINGTON — Ludington City Council will hold a first reading tonight of a new ordinance that will put some restrictions on the use of fireworks during national holidays. The city’s ordinance already limits the use of consumer fireworks to the hours of 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. But, a state law passed last year over-rides that ordinance during the 10…

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Ludington school board to discuss custodian transition tonight

August 26, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Ludington Area Schools Board of Education will discuss the transition of custodial services from district-employed to a private company during its regular meeting tonight at 6 p.m. Earlier this month, the board made the decision to hire Grand Rapids Building Services in replace of district employees. The change is supposed to save the district an estimated $500,000…

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MCC lunch prices may increase 10 cents

August 26, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — The Mason County Central Board of Education is expected to approve meal prices tonight during its regular meeting. Lunch prices for kindergarten through eighth grade will increase from $2.35 to $2.45 while high school lunches will increase from $2.55 to $2.65. Lunches sold to the West Shore ESD will also increase from $2.75 to $2.85. There is no…

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MCC back to school events

August 26, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Central schools will hold a series of back-to-school events this week, beginning with freshmen orientation today at 1 p.m., followed by Scottville Elementary back to school night at 6 p.m. and freshmen parent meeting at 7:30 p.m. The buildings are now open to the public from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The following…

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Weather advisory issued

August 26, 2013

The National Weather Service has issued a “significant weather advisory” for Mason and Lake counties. The advisory is as follows: 824 AM EDT MON AUG 26 2013 …SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY… AT 819 AM EDT, NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN RECREATION AREA, MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH. NICKEL SIZE HAIL, WIND GUSTS GREATER THAN…

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