Ludington

Ludington Council may approve purchase of new police radar units

April 8, 2024

LUDINGTON — City Council is expected to take action tonight, during its regular meeting, on a request from Ludington Police Department to purchase new radar and lidar equipment for traffic speed enforcement. LPD currently has five in-car radar units, one handheld radar unit and one lidar unit. The newest radar unit is over 10 years old and the oldest is…

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Rath Avenue closure

March 4, 2024

Rath Avenue closure LUDINGTON — Beginning this week, the 100 block of South Rath Avenue between Ludington Avenue and the alley south of the Avenue will be fully closed for a period of approximately seven weeks. The closure will allow for the installation of the steel superstructure associated with the building of the AndyS Restaurant facility. Northbound traffic in the…

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Appeals court overturns Rotta lawsuit against Ludington charter vote

February 22, 2024

Appeals court overturns Rotta lawsuit against Ludington charter vote By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief GRAND RAPIDS — After two years of court battles, the City of Ludington can move forward with its charter revision commission. A three-judge Michigan Court of Appeals panel overturned a 51st Circuit Court ruling that favored Ludington resident Tom Rotta, who had claimed election fraud against the…

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Haveman to become new LPD captain

December 15, 2023

Haveman to become new LPD captain LUDINGTON — Ludington Police Sgt. Michael Haveman is set to be promoted to captain, replacing Steve Wietrzykowski, who is retiring effective in early January 2024. City Council is expected to take action on Haveman’s contract during its regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 18. Haveman was hired by Ludington Police Department in October 2001 and…

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Oakes selected as new Ludington 3rd ward councilor

November 15, 2023

Oakes selected as new Ludington 3rd ward councilor LUDINGTON — Jeanne Oakes was selected as the new third ward councilor following a special meeting of City Council Tuesday evening. Oakes was one of five candidates who submitted letters of interest to replace Les Johnson who was recently appointed as the district 2 commissioner of the Mason County Board of Commissioners.…

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