Update: Fire destroys garage, car

September 13, 2012
Update: Fire destroys garage, car

AMBER TWP. — Fire destroyed a garage and antique car and damaged a house this afternoon. Tom Winters was working on his 1962 Buick Skylark at his home when the fire started. “I was just working on changing the fuel lines. I don’t know what else happened,” Winters said, sitting in his front yard watching the firefighters extinguish the fire.…

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House fire in Amber

September 13, 2012
House fire in Amber

AMBER TWP. — Fire destroyed a garage and antique car this afternoon on Hansen Road. More information to come.

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Rep. Franz hosting sportmen’s townhall meeting

September 13, 2012

With the start of fishing and hunting season upon us, State Representative Ray Franz is hosting a Sportsmen’s  townhall / meet and greet on Saturday September 15th.  Joining Representative Franz are his special guests and hunting enthusiasts Rep. Dave Agema and DNR Director Keith Creagh. Creagh was named director of the DNR in June and the position fits well into…

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Exploring the past

September 12, 2012
Exploring the past

 SCOTTVILLE – There was a time when the latest technology was a telephone that you cranked and asked an operator to connect you to the person you wanted to call. Technology was using a pedal to spin a wheel which sharpened axes or made wooden dowels. Modern technology was a 2-cylinder tractor. Area fifth graders got a chance Wednesday to…

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Badger offers extra crossings

September 12, 2012
Badger offers extra crossings

LUDINGTON — Because of heavy commercial business, Lake Michigan Carferry will be scheduling evening crossings for the S.S. Badger for night crossings on 9/19 & 20, to meet the transportation needs of its customers. The crossings will be available for general passengers at a 40% discount. Limited passenger amenities will be offered. For more information, schedules of evening crossings and discounted rates call…

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WSCC will open disc golf course

September 12, 2012

VICTORY TWP. – West Shore Community College will be celebrating the grand opening of the Labyrinth Disc Golf Course on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 11a.m. to 2 p.m., at the pavilion east of the college’s Recreation Center. The event is open to the public and will include several speakers who were instrumental in creating the course, a ribbon cutting ceremony and…

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Has Phillips confessed? TV obtains letter from prison

September 11, 2012
Has Phillips confessed? TV obtains letter from prison

WOOD TV-8 of Grand Rapids has published a confession letter that the TV station claims was written by Sean Phillips, father of Katherine “Baby Kate” Phillips. Phillips is currently serving a prison sentence for the unlawful imprisonment of the infant girl who has been missing since June 29, 2011. See the letter at WOOD TV-8 website by clicking here.  WOOD…

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Ariel Courtland to marry Sean Phillips

September 11, 2012
Ariel Courtland to marry Sean Phillips

IONIA – Ariel Courtland, mother of missing Katherine “Baby Kate” Phillips, has filed paperwork to marry Sean Phillips, the baby’s father. Phillips is currently in prison for the unlawful imprisonment of the baby who has been missing since June 2011. According to WOOD TV-8 of Grand Rapids Courtland filed paperwork Monday to marry Phillips while he is in Michigan Reformatory…

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UPDATE: Fire prevented

September 11, 2012
UPDATE: Fire prevented

CUSTER TWP. — Firefighters from Custer and Scottville fire departments responded to a possible house fire Tuesday around 7:20 p.m. at 1281 E. U.S. 10. Dispatch information indicated the house smelled like electrical burning. The culprit was an element in the hot water heater, Custer Fire Chief John Allison said. Firefighters were able to respond quickly and ventilate the smoke…

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Possible fire

September 11, 2012
Possible fire

Scottville and Custer fire departments are on scene of a possible house fire at 1281 E. US 10 in Custer Twp.

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Civil War muster at White Pine Village

September 11, 2012

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — Historic White Pine Village will be the site of a Civil War Muster on Friday, September 21st and Saturday, September 22nd on the village grounds. Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery will co-host the event. Many re-enactors will be encamped on the grounds during the weekend muster. This year’s event is geared toward demonstrating what the average citizen…

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Another reason to remember 9/11

September 11, 2012
Another reason to remember 9/11

Where were you when you heard the news of the Twin Towers attack? Most will be able to describe the exact moment that their daily activities stopped, their eyes glued to the television. The horror of what was thought to be an accident, the towers falling, the sickening realization that we were actually under attack. That day marks another anniversary…

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Art Center craft show applications available

September 11, 2012

Ludington Arts Center 4th annual craft show taking applications\ Applications for this year’s Ludington Arts Center Holiday Craft Show are available. The show is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24 at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington. This is the fourth year for the Thanksgiving weekend event which showcases handmade craft items,…

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Dave Masten gets ‘Wired’ for Art Prize

September 10, 2012
Dave Masten gets ‘Wired’ for Art Prize

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — Blues music plays out of the stereo as Dave Masten meticulously works on his new creation. “I feel like Dr. Frankenstein,” he says, using needle-nose pliers to twist copper metal on the sculpture’s face. Dave works in his driveway, tucked in the woods on picturesque Buttersville Peninsula south of Ludington. The evening sun begins to shine…

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Diedrich earns Chief Engineer license

September 10, 2012
Diedrich earns Chief Engineer license

Badger employee Kevin Diedrich has earned his unlimited Chief Engineer’s License. Kevin has been employed at Lake Michigan Carferry since 2001. His first position with LMC was that of a part time weekend relief coal passer along with other odd jobs aboard the Badger. His passion for the S.S. Badger and the maritime industry fueled his desire and determination to…

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Legally Speaking: Consent to search

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