Ludington

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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LPD considering K-9 unit

October 30, 2023

LPD considering K-9 unit By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief LUDINGTON — Ludington Police Department is considering adding a K-9 (dog) unit to its services. Police Chief Chris Jones said the department is currently in the early phases of developing the K-9 unit. He said the department would rely on private donations to purchase the dog and the equipment associated with it,…

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Stickney to retire as head of Ludington DPW

September 13, 2023

Stickney to retire as head of Ludington DPW By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief LUDINGTON — Joe Stickney has served as the City of Ludington’s superintendent of Department of Public Works for the last 10 years. Recently, he announced that he will be retiring, effective Feb. 24, 2024.  Stickney, a 1987 graduate of Mason County Eastern, began working with the city in…

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