Ludington City Council will hold historic district public hearing

October 22, 2012

LUDINGTON — The Ludington City Council meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the municipal building. The council will hold a public meeting on the historic district, which is proposed for Ludington Avenue. * AGENDA * LUDINGTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING Municipal Building Monday, October 22, 2012 6:30 pm 1.) Roll Call 2.) Invocation 3.) Pledge of Allegiance 4.) Approve Agenda 5.)…

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Judge Raven says conflicts of interest would be minimal

October 21, 2012
Judge Raven says conflicts of interest would be minimal

THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH NICK KRIEGER’S RESPONSE. In a recent newspaper interview Mason County Probate Judge candidate Nick Krieger stated that if his opponent, Jeff Nellis, were to get elected, Nellis would have many conflicts of interest as a judge because of the cases he’s tried in probate court. “It will cost the taxpayers money,” he said, because…

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WSCC blood drive Thursday

October 21, 2012

VICTORY TOWNSHIP – West Shore Community College will hold a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Thursday, October 25. Blood donations will be accepted between 9 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. in the Technical Center Atrium on the campus at 3000 North Stiles Road. In order to donate blood, you must be 17 years old, in good health and…

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Car drives into Wishing Well

October 21, 2012
Car drives into Wishing Well

PENTWATER TWP. — A car drove into the Wishing Well convenience store on Business 31 near Bass Lake early this morning. Joan Young reports she drove by at 5:30 a.m. and witnessed law enforcement investigating the scene. Joan took this photo a short time later. The store is located just a few hundred feet from the Mason County line. We will…

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WSCC to host elevator pitch

October 21, 2012

VICTORY TWP. – West Shore Community College will host “The Boost -West Shore Elevator Pitch Competition,” on Tues., Nov. 13, from 3–7 p.m. “The Boost is a huge opportunity for people who want to turn their business or product ideas into a reality,” said Julie Van Dyke, coordinator of the event. “I hope this event inspires people to stand-up and ask…

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Amber fall

October 21, 2012
Amber fall

John Mickevich captured this fall scene on Conrad Road in Amber Township.

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Funeral announced for Johnny and Maisie

October 20, 2012
Funeral announced for Johnny and Maisie

The funeral of Johnny and Maisie Urban will be held Thursday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. at St. Simon Catholic Church in Ludington. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at Oak Grove Funeral Home on U.S. 10 in Amber Township. Johnny, 85, died Sunday, Oct. 14 and his wife…

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Bob Simms in hospital

October 20, 2012

SCOTTVILLE — Well known musician Bob Simms reportedly suffered from a stroke Saturday. Family friend Hagen Dickson confirmed the information. Bob is known for performing folk music locally but was also a member of the band The Rotary Connection, an American psychedelic soul band formed in Chicago in 1966, which recorded multiple albums. He and his wife Linda live in Scottville. Bob…

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Family crafts and discovery club at library

October 20, 2012

FAMILY FUN CRAFTS AT MASON COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY At the Mason County District Library in Scottville Tuesday, November 6 at 3:00 pm, the Family Fun Craft series features Thanksgiving Table Centerpieces.  Families are invited to drop in any time between 3:00 and 5:30 pm.  Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  ALL Mason County District Library programs are free…

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Teen game fest at library

October 20, 2012
Teen game fest at library

LUDINGTON — In celebration of International Games Day @ Your Library, the Mason County District Library in Ludington will host a Teen Game Festival, Saturday, November 3 from 1 to 4 p.m.  Area teens are invited to come for an afternoon of Guitar Hero, Wii, card and board games, duct tape crafts, and snacks.  Middle school students and older only are invited.  All…

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Court News Oct. 19, 2012

October 19, 2012

Mason County court news as of Oct. 19, 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   Sentences Richard Andrew Willoughby,…

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MCC high school teachers upset about shorter lunch

October 19, 2012

SCOTTVILLE — The Mason County Central Board of Education will hear about a union grievance when it meets Monday at 7 p.m. at the central business office. The grievance comes from the Mason County Central Education Association. “A grievance is merely an opportunity to get clarification on the application or differing interpretation of contractual language,” Superintendent Jeff Mount wrote to…

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Update: State police investigating Mayor’s accident

October 18, 2012
Update: State police investigating Mayor’s accident

SCOTTVILLE — The Michigan State Police has been called in to investigate the Thursday morning accident involving Scottville Mayor Joe Baxter. The accident occurred past the deadend of East Second Street around 8:30 a.m. Witnesses said they saw Baxter’s truck go by at a high rate of speed, going past the intersection of Second and Elm streets, through the deadend…

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Former MCC coach being investigated

October 18, 2012

SCOTTVILLE – The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a former Mason County Central athletic coach. Sheriff Jeff Fiers said the investigation has been underway for the past couple of months and that the department expects to turn the information over to the prosecutor in the next couple of weeks. Fiers would not comment any further on the case.…

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Mayor drives car into ravine

October 18, 2012
Mayor drives car into ravine

Scottville Mayor Joe Baxter was involved in an accident at the end of Second Street this morning. He allegedly drove his truck into a ravine. Witnesses said he drove past their houses at a high rate of speed, going straight into the ravine at the end of the street. Scottville and Custer fire departments, Life EMS and Scottville police responded.…

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