Both sides speak about historic district

June 25, 2013

LUDINGTON – Ludington City Council heard the first reading of the historic district ordinance Monday evening during its regular meeting (see background story here). http://www.masoncountypress.com/2013/06/24/historic-district-ordinance-has-first-reading-tonight/ . Both proponents and opponents voiced their concerns about the ordinance. Bob Snyder, 510 E. Ludington Ave., said he was opposed to the historic district. “I am against the idea of a historic district because…

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Historic district ordinance has first reading tonight

June 24, 2013

LUDINGTON — City Council will hold the first reading of the controversial Historic District ordinance tonight. The proposed district would be along East Ludington Avenue between Harrison and Staffon streets. If approved, following a second reading, a historical district authority will be established. All changes to properties within that district would have to meet the guidelines set by the authority.…

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Fifth Street in Ludington to undergo construction

June 24, 2013

LUDINGTON — Fifth Street between Lincoln and Sherman streets will receive a major overhaul this summer. City Council is expected to approve the low bid of $287,506.25 from Hallack Contracting of Hart for the replacement of water and sanitary sewer lines and repaving the street. Funds for the project will be split between the city’s water fund and sewer fund.…

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Auction raises $20,000 for hospital

June 24, 2013
Auction raises $20,000 for hospital

By Bill Kerans, Memorial Medical Center. HAMLIN TWP. — Memorial Medical Center volunteers took a major step Sunday toward their promise to fund a new helicopter pad as part of the hospital’s current expansion project. The volunteers held their third annual Art at Rest fundraising auction at Lincoln Hills Golf Club in Ludington, raising a preliminary estimate of nearly $20,000. The hospital…

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Runs to be added to FNL

June 24, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Ludington City Council is expected to approve a request tonight by Local Charity Runs to hold two races during the Aug. 2 Friday Night Live. This will be the third year the group has held the 5 kilometer race and kids 1 mile fun run; the FNL committee has already approved the request. Both events will begin…

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Sheriff ID’s man arrested for CSC

June 24, 2013

Mason County Press reported Saturday that a 19-year-old man had been arrested by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office in connection with a criminal sexual conduct investigation. Today, the sheriff identified the man as Dalton Willard of Manistee. Willard was arrested Friday night in connection with the alleged assault against a 10-year-old boy in Grant Township, which took place Wednesday. Dalton…

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Sheriff’s office investigating possible meth lab

June 24, 2013

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible methamphetamine lab that was found in a dumpster in 5700 block of West U.S. 10 Sunday. The sheriff’s office reports a person checked inside the dumpster and located a black bag which contained items commonly associated with making meth. Law enforcement was called about 3:45 p.m. to the…

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Possible thunderstorms later near Scottville

June 24, 2013

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 10:30 a.m. Lake Michigan water temperatures: Ludington Stearns Park: 49 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 51 F Summit Park: 43 F Pentwater: 58 F Afternoon air temperatures: Ludington and Pentwater: Mostly cloudy at 74 degrees F increasing to…

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Ludington man dead following crash

June 23, 2013
Ludington man dead following crash

BRANCH TWP. — A Ludington man died this morning as a result of a single vehicle crash on North Benson Road. Donald McCrath, 55, was traveling north on Benson Road when his Pontiac Fiero apparently struck a deer. The vehicle then crossed the center-line and left the roadway, knocking over a 30-foot pine tree and then flipping over. Sheriff Kim…

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Free Soil’s party of the century

June 22, 2013
Free Soil’s party of the century

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. FREE SOIL – Free Soil Community School ended its existence in style Saturday with the party of the century, literally. Not only is it the end of the school, but this year marks its 100th year as well. Hundreds of Free Soil alumni and friends attended the all school reunion. The event featured music and dancing,…

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WSCC Dean’s List

June 22, 2013
WSCC Dean’s List

VICTORY TWP. — West Shore Community College has released its Dean’s List for the 2013 Winter Semester.  Full-time students achieving a semester grade point average of 3.75 or above receive high honors and full-time students with a grade point average between 3.50 and 3.749 receive honors. Part-time students are eligible for the Dean’s List when their accumulating grade point averages…

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Faith, friends and family keep cancer survivor going

June 22, 2013
Faith, friends and family keep cancer survivor going

  LUDINGTON – Adam Rader’s life changed two years ago when the then-16-year-old was kicked in the stomach by a cow on the family’s Branch Township farm. At first doctors thought he had just developed pneumonia, but later discovered that he a cancerous mass had formed, pushing major organs, including his heart. He had a rare bone cancer known as…

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Zydeco/Cajun group kicks off Epworth series

June 22, 2013
Zydeco/Cajun group kicks off Epworth series

Series is open to the public. LUDINGTON – Ludington Area Center for the Arts partners each summer with Epworth to bring quality family entertainment to Ludington. This partnership also allows LACA to help Epworth communicate that their events are open to the public in addition to increasing awareness of the Arts Center to summer residents at Epworth. This summer’s series…

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Survivors

June 22, 2013
Survivors

LUDINGTON — Cancer survivors begin a victory lap at Relay for Life.

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Man arrested for CSC against 10-year-old

June 22, 2013

GRANT TWP. — A 19-year-old man has been arrested for criminal sexual conduct first degree and kidnapping of a 10-year-old boy. The incident took place Wednesday night in Grant Township. Sheriff Kim Cole said the suspect was apprehended by deputies Friday and is lodged in the Mason County Jail. More details will be released Monday morning.

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