Rotta files federal suit against Ludington

September 14, 2012

LUDINGTON — Tom Rotta has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Ludington. The lawsuit was filed Sept. 11 in District Court for Western District of Michigan in Grand Rapids by Rotta’s attorney J. Nicholas Bostic of Lansing. Rotta has been an outspoken critic of the city of Ludington since he was issued a ticket by Ludington Police Department…

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WSCC announces schedule change for Yarrow concert

September 14, 2012
WSCC announces schedule change for Yarrow concert

MANISTEE– West Shore Community College has announced a scheduling change for the Peter Yarrow concert. Due to a scheduling issue with the artist, the date for concert has been changed from Sat., Sept. 29, to Fri., Sept. 28.  The concert is at the historic Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee and curtain time remains 7:30 p.m. Yarrow, of the legendary group Peter, Paul…

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Struve and Scholtens attend state Republican convention

September 14, 2012

By Kris Struve, Victory Township Last Saturday, September 8th, at the State Republican Convention in Grand Rapids , I, Kris Struve, and Sue Scholtens were honored to represent Mason County District One.  Mason County Republican delegates elected us to go to the State Republican Convention.   We in Victory Township are now part of District One, after we were re- districted because the State and Mason County…

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MCC 7th and 8th grade basketball

September 14, 2012
MCC 7th and 8th grade basketball

Mason County Central’s 7th grade basketball team defeated Hart last Thursday 17-8 while the 8th grade team lost to Hart 16-19. Shown is a photo from the 8th grade game from Miranda.

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MCC School Board meeting Sept. 17

September 14, 2012

The Mason County Central Board of Education will meet Monday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. Below is the agenda and superintendent notes available for download. MCC Sept. 17, 2012

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Update: Fire destroys garage, car

September 13, 2012
Update: Fire destroys garage, car

AMBER TWP. — Fire destroyed a garage and antique car and damaged a house this afternoon. Tom Winters was working on his 1962 Buick Skylark at his home when the fire started. “I was just working on changing the fuel lines. I don’t know what else happened,” Winters said, sitting in his front yard watching the firefighters extinguish the fire.…

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House fire in Amber

September 13, 2012
House fire in Amber

AMBER TWP. — Fire destroyed a garage and antique car this afternoon on Hansen Road. More information to come.

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Rep. Franz hosting sportmen’s townhall meeting

September 13, 2012

With the start of fishing and hunting season upon us, State Representative Ray Franz is hosting a Sportsmen’s  townhall / meet and greet on Saturday September 15th.  Joining Representative Franz are his special guests and hunting enthusiasts Rep. Dave Agema and DNR Director Keith Creagh. Creagh was named director of the DNR in June and the position fits well into…

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Exploring the past

September 12, 2012
Exploring the past

 SCOTTVILLE – There was a time when the latest technology was a telephone that you cranked and asked an operator to connect you to the person you wanted to call. Technology was using a pedal to spin a wheel which sharpened axes or made wooden dowels. Modern technology was a 2-cylinder tractor. Area fifth graders got a chance Wednesday to…

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Badger offers extra crossings

September 12, 2012
Badger offers extra crossings

LUDINGTON — Because of heavy commercial business, Lake Michigan Carferry will be scheduling evening crossings for the S.S. Badger for night crossings on 9/19 & 20, to meet the transportation needs of its customers. The crossings will be available for general passengers at a 40% discount. Limited passenger amenities will be offered. For more information, schedules of evening crossings and discounted rates call…

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WSCC will open disc golf course

September 12, 2012

VICTORY TWP. – West Shore Community College will be celebrating the grand opening of the Labyrinth Disc Golf Course on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 11a.m. to 2 p.m., at the pavilion east of the college’s Recreation Center. The event is open to the public and will include several speakers who were instrumental in creating the course, a ribbon cutting ceremony and…

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Has Phillips confessed? TV obtains letter from prison

September 11, 2012
Has Phillips confessed? TV obtains letter from prison

WOOD TV-8 of Grand Rapids has published a confession letter that the TV station claims was written by Sean Phillips, father of Katherine “Baby Kate” Phillips. Phillips is currently serving a prison sentence for the unlawful imprisonment of the infant girl who has been missing since June 29, 2011. See the letter at WOOD TV-8 website by clicking here.  WOOD…

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Ariel Courtland to marry Sean Phillips

September 11, 2012
Ariel Courtland to marry Sean Phillips

IONIA – Ariel Courtland, mother of missing Katherine “Baby Kate” Phillips, has filed paperwork to marry Sean Phillips, the baby’s father. Phillips is currently in prison for the unlawful imprisonment of the baby who has been missing since June 2011. According to WOOD TV-8 of Grand Rapids Courtland filed paperwork Monday to marry Phillips while he is in Michigan Reformatory…

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UPDATE: Fire prevented

September 11, 2012
UPDATE: Fire prevented

CUSTER TWP. — Firefighters from Custer and Scottville fire departments responded to a possible house fire Tuesday around 7:20 p.m. at 1281 E. U.S. 10. Dispatch information indicated the house smelled like electrical burning. The culprit was an element in the hot water heater, Custer Fire Chief John Allison said. Firefighters were able to respond quickly and ventilate the smoke…

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Possible fire

September 11, 2012
Possible fire

Scottville and Custer fire departments are on scene of a possible house fire at 1281 E. US 10 in Custer Twp.

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