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Judge should not choose one of the prosecutor candidates for interim

May 6, 2024

Editorial by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief Late last month, Mason County Prosecuting Attorney Lauren Kreinbrink announced her resignation effective June 1. Michigan law MCL 201.35(1) states that in the event of a vacancy in the office of prosecuting attorney, the circuit court judge shall (must) fill the vacancy by appointment, and that the person appointed shall hold the office for the…

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Is it time for a county-wide recreation program?

December 4, 2023

Is it time for a county-wide recreation program? Editorial by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief Tonight the Ludington City Council is expected to renew an inter-local agreement for recreation programs and services. This agreement, between Ludington, Pere Marquette Township and Hamlin Township, is for recreation, which is operated by Ludington Area School District (which is allowable in the agreement). While the recreation…

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MCC voters: Vote yes, Tuesday, for a better community

November 6, 2023

MCC voters: Vote yes, Tuesday, for a better community Editorial by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief I am addressing this to anyone who lives and votes in the Mason County Central School District. Tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 7, is your last day to vote on the school bond proposals. I am encouraging you to vote yes. MCC’s vote is for two proposals. Proposal…

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Proposed Scottville school parking ban would cause more traffic issues

September 22, 2023

Proposed Scottville school parking ban would cause more traffic issues Editorial by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief SCOTTVILLE — During the July 24, 2023 regular meeting of the Scottville City Commission, a temporary traffic control order appeared on the agenda. Interim Scottville Police Chief Katrina Skinner was requesting that parking on the north side of Maple Street between Loomis and Gay streets…

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Editorial: Merchandising at Stearns Park is a welcome addition

June 30, 2023

Editorial: Merchandising at Stearns Park is a welcome addition Editorial by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief Allowing the concessionaires who have the contract at Stearns Park to sell merchandise at the concessions would seem like it should be a non issue. After all, it’s a concession stand and it’s meant to make money. The taxpayers of the City of Ludington are getting…

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