Funeral notice: Grace Kleis

May 23, 2013

A Graveside service will be held for Grace (Falconer) Kleis, aged 98 of Arizona, formerly of Scottville at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28 at Brookside Cemetery in Scottville.  Ms. Kleis passed away Jan. 19, 2013. Funeral arrangements are being cared for by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services.

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Badger cancels Thursday sailing

May 22, 2013
Badger cancels Thursday sailing

LUDINGTON — Lake Michigan Carferry has canceled its Thursday sailing of the S.S. Badger due to potentially high waves. The marine forecast is calling for high winds and 8- to 12-foot waves with occasional 16-foot waves. However, an extra crossing has taken place tonight to meet the transportation needs of wind turbine sections. “The safety and comfort of our passengers will…

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Arts council director to resign

May 22, 2013

LUDINGTON — Just after a year on the job, Ludington Area Arts Council Executive Director Erica Karmeisool has announced she is resigning to focus on her personal art career. The art council board has convened a search committee that will begin recruiting candidates in earnest to ensure a smooth transition between Karmeisool and the new director. Karmeisool said she plans…

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Artist garage sale at art center

May 22, 2013

LUDINGTON — Ludington Area Center for the Arts is hosting an Artist Garage Sale on Saturday, June 8.  Artists will be selling their supplies, artwork, equipment, books and other art related items.  This is an opportunity for artists to recycle items for which they no longer have a use. Space is available for $10 per table.  Applications are available for download on the…

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U.S. 10 will have increased law enforcement presence this weekend

May 22, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan State Police have announced they will be increasing patrols on U.S. 10 over the Memorial Day weekend. Marked patrol cars will particularly be concentrating on the busy intersections between Scottville and Ludington. Those intersections include Stiles Road, Brye Road, Meyers Road and Pere Marquette Highway. The Brye Road intersection and…

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Oh deer!

May 22, 2013
Oh deer!

RIVERTON TWP. — Julie Henry took these photographs Tuesday of some fawns and their watchful momma.  

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An act of kindness

May 22, 2013
An act of kindness

Renee Lund is the general manager of Ludington’s McDonald’s Restaurant. She posted this on her Facebook page and we thought we would share it:  Love and gratitude to the little old lady that came through the drive-thru today and handed me an envelope. On it, she had written instructions for me to take what was inside and pay for as…

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MCC Evening of the Arts is tonight

May 22, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Central High School will present An Evening of the Arts tonight. An art gallery designed by Rachel Brock will be open beforehand. The performances start at 7 p.m.. A freewill offering will go on throughout the event to benefit the Mason County Central Advanced Drama Class.

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Rain throughout the area

May 22, 2013
Rain throughout the area

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report.  Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 11 a.m. Lake Michigan water temperatures:  Ludington Stearns Park: 50 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 47 F Summit Park: 48 F Pentwater: 58 F Afternoon air temperatures:  Ludington: Light rain/fog, 66 F, humidity 78%, precipitation 90%, wind…

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Lightning strike

May 22, 2013
Lightning strike

Mary Lee Dereske submitted this photograph she took at 3 a.m. Tuesday morning as a storm was moving across Lake Michigan. More rain is in the forecast.  

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Adult craft night at library

May 22, 2013

LUDINGTON — Crafters are invited to the Ludington Library to create photo holders on Tuesday, June 4 at 6 p.m. The activity is for adults only and there is a limit of 20 participants. Supplies are provided at no charge, but donations are appreciated.

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Petunia Parade committee

May 22, 2013
Petunia Parade committee

Shown is the Ludington Petunia Parade committee. They include Donna Brown, chairperson; Tom and Bettye Tyron, Barb Sitler, Cathy Webster, Kathy Radtke, Deb Gundersen, Carol Pehrson and Suzanne Townsend. The petunias along Ludington Avenue and near the Ludington Municipal Marina were planted by volunteers last weekend. Weeding dates are June 1, June 22, July 27 and Aug. 24.

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Human skull fragment among bones found in Riverton

May 21, 2013

A forensic anthropologist has identified one of the 12 bones found Friday in Riverton Township as being part of a human skull. Mason County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy confirmed this morning that the anthropologist, through a photograph, made the confirmation of the fragment. Confirmation will be made of all the bones’ status when they are sent to be physically examined.…

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Farmers’ market, band shell concerts today

May 21, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Farmers’ Market and the Scottville Clown Band Shell weekly concert series both begin today. The market is open from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the west parking lot. For the past five years the market has been held on Saturday mornings. Scottville Main Street Manager Heather Landis said the Main Street program wanted to tie the…

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Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report: May 21, 2013

May 21, 2013
Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report: May 21, 2013

The Beach/Outdoor report is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington.  Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 11 a.m. Lake Michigan water temperatures:  Ludington Stearns Park: 51 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 49 F Summit Park: 50 F Pentwater: 53 F Afternoon air temperatures:  Ludington: 67 F, humidity…

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