Ludington city council packet for Monday, Aug. 13

August 10, 2012

Below the packet for the Monday, Aug. 13 meeting of the Ludington city council is available for download. The packet includes the council agenda, minutes to the previous meeting and a list of the city’s bills. ludington city council 081312

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Agenda for MCC School Board meeting, Aug. 13, 2012

August 9, 2012

In an effort to keep the public better informed, Mason County Press will publish agendas and board packets for local public meetings. As citizens of a republic, we are represented by elected officials. These elected officials and the employees of tax funded entities are answerable to the populous. Section 6 of the Michigan Open Meetings Act allows for any citizen to…

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Cole will be next sheriff

August 8, 2012
Cole will be next sheriff

LUDINGTON – Kim Cole of Pere Marquette Township will be Mason County’s next sheriff. Cole defeated Sheriff Jeff Fiers of Custer Township in Tuesday’s primary race, both candidates were running as Republicans and there is no Democrat candidate. Cole won 53 percent of the Republican ticket votes 3,412 to 2,965. Fiers won several of the eastern county precincts, some by…

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Results of the election

August 8, 2012

LUDINGTON – In addition to sheriff, there will be some new faces in Mason County government next year. There will also be some familiar faces as well. Shirley Smith of Fountain won the Republican nomination for county treasurer, defeating Sherry Wyman of Scottville 2,946 to 2,573. There is no Democratic candidate which means Smith is likely to win the November…

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Arts Center Sweet Summer coming to a close

August 7, 2012

Ludington Area Center for the Arts has had an exciting summer and is closing it out with two must see concerts.  After a summer full of activity, Krista Detor, on August 17, and Ryan and Amber Kilpatrick, on August 24, will finish out the Center’s summer series of concerts as we approach Labor Day, the official close of summer in…

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Today is primary election day

August 7, 2012
Today is primary election day

Mason County voters will, for all practical purposes, be selecting their next sheriff, county treasurer, county surveyor and several commissioners today. Though the election is a primary election, meaning it is the chance to nominate the candidate for the party of your choice, the majority of the races are exclusively Republican. The only contested Democrat race in Mason County is…

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3 departments respond to fire in Amber Twp.

August 6, 2012
3 departments respond to fire in Amber Twp.

  AMBER TWP. – Three fire departments responded to a fire at Mid-Way Auto Sales, 645 W. U.S. 10-31 this afternoon. When the first truck arrived, flames were shooting out of the peak of the roof, Scottville Fire Chief Dale Larr said. The building was built as a motel, the Scottville Motel, most likely in the 1950s. It is a…

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Champs

August 6, 2012
Champs

The two Scottville teams tied this year for the Western Shore League baseball championship. The teams are the Scottville Spartans and the Scottville Legends. Click, Read More, to view both teams’ photos.     Spartans Front, from left: Austin Tyndall, Eric Erndtman, Connor Willick, Evan Cooper, Chance Isles, Brett Parish, Nolan Asiala, Mitchell Lange. Back: Coach Shawn MacDougall, Spencer Knizacky,…

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WSCC orientation scheduled for Aug. 28

August 6, 2012

VICTORY TWP. – First–time or returning students at West Shore Community College are invited to attend the 2012 Student Orientation to be held on Tues., August 28, at 6 p.m., in the Arts and Sciences Center and Center Stage Theater.             “This is a great opportunity for our new students to learn their way around the campus and to learn…

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Just So Stories at libraries

August 6, 2012

Children of all ages are invited to enjoy a musical production of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories presented by Oceana Summer Youth Theater.  The OSYT Traveling Troupe, a group composed of 15 middle and high school students, will present their production of Just So Stories at the Mason County District Libraries Friday, August 10, at 1:00 pm at the Ludington Library and 3:00 pm…

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Blues Night

August 5, 2012
Blues Night

Several hundred people chanced the weather Saturday night to listen to some great blues at Ludington Waterfront Park. The concert, part of West Shore Bank’s Rhythm & Dunes series, featured Sharrie Williams and Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys. Photos by www.alwayphotography.com.   

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Lost in the system, grandparents raising grandchildren

August 3, 2012
Lost in the system, grandparents raising grandchildren

CUSTER TWP. – Jan and Ed Wagner raised three children, two daughters and a son. They worked hard their entire lives and looked forward to spending their retirement in their house near the Pere Marquette River. That retirement would be spent exploring the country and spending time with their three children and six grandchildren. They did not anticipate, in their…

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39th old engine show begins today

August 2, 2012
39th old engine show begins today

SCOTTVILLE – I’m not sure I remember a time in my life when I haven’t heard the sputter of a John Deere 2-cylinder tractor. This is a sound that reminds me of home. Ever since I can remember, my dad has been a member of the Western Michigan Old Engine Club. The club started on the Donahue farm in Pere…

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The Clydesdales are coming; Ludington Beverage celebrates anniversary

August 1, 2012
The Clydesdales are coming; Ludington Beverage celebrates anniversary

The Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to the area in celebration of Ludington Beverage’s 75th anniversary as a Budweiser distributor. Much of the Clydesdales’ visit will coincide with next week’s Pentwater Homecoming festivities beginning Wednesday with a march through downtown and display at the Village Green from 5 to 7 p.m. During that time the public will have the opportunity to…

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Accused cop shooter’s prelim postponed

August 1, 2012
Accused cop shooter’s prelim postponed

LUDINGTON – The preliminary court examination of Lowell Fetters has been delayed. Fetters is accused of shooting Ludington Police Sgt. Dave Maltbie, and shooting at other police officers, along with several other crimes. Fetters’ prelim was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today. Fetters sat in the courtroom, his family members – who did not speak to him – sat behind him,…

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