MCC bands holiday concerts

December 4, 2012

SCOTTVILLE — The Mason County Central music program announces its holiday concert schedule: – Dec 10, 7:30 p.m., high school bands and choir – Dec. 13, 7 p.m., middle school bands – Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., MC Jazz, newly formed community jazz band All concerts are at A.O. Carlson performance center. All bands are under the direction of Tom Thomas.…

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La música de Tiempo Libre está caliente!

December 3, 2012
La música de Tiempo Libre está caliente!

Popular Cuban band performs in Ludington Saturday LUDINGTON – The three-time Grammy-nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre is one of the hottest young bands today. It performs Saturday night at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts as part of the West Shore Community College cultural arts series. Equally at home in concert halls, jazz clubs and dance venues, Tiempo…

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LHS JV girls defeat MCC

December 3, 2012
LHS JV girls defeat MCC

SCOTTVILLE — Ludington High School’s junior varsity girls basketball team defeated Mason County Central Monday night 21-54. Here are some photographs submitted by Miranda Beebe.  

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Ludington expected to re-hire Shay tonight

December 3, 2012

LUDINGTON — The Ludington City Council is expected to re-hire City Manager John Shay during tonight’s meeting. In addition it will appoint the Downtown Ludington Board and the Planning Commission. The council is also expected to take action on a change of date for the Ludington triathlon. Council had approved Aug. 25 as the date, but there apparently was a…

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Custer VFW holiday events include chlidren’s party

December 3, 2012

CUSTER — The Custer VFW Gold Bar Post and Auxiliaries will host a Christmas children’s party on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the post located on U.S. 10 west of Custer. Reservations can be made by calling (231) 757-9665 no later than Dec. 10. Presents will be given away by Santa and Mrs. Claus along with…

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1 dead, 1 seriously injured following helicopter crash

December 2, 2012

LEAVITT TWP. (Oceana Co) — Thomas Slocum, 49, of Hart died Saturday following a helicopter crash in the Manistee National Forest. Matt Williams, 28, also from Hart, was airlifted to a Grand Rapids hospital. According to an Oceana County Sheriff’s Office press release, Slocum was flying his privately owned 1955 Bell Rotorcraft helicopter with Williams when it crashed in an…

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Sheriff calls transition smooth, Cole becomes undersheriff

November 30, 2012
Sheriff calls transition smooth, Cole becomes undersheriff

LUDINGTON — Sheriff Jeff Fiers sat in the office of his newly sworn-in undersheriff Friday afternoon, the two reminiscing about their childhoods and talking about politics.  Less than a month ago, the new undersheriff, Kim Cole, was Fiers’ political opponent. Cole was victorious in the general election and will become sheriff on Jan. 1. Beginning midnight Dec. 1, Cole will replace Tom…

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Rhythm of the lake

November 30, 2012
Rhythm of the lake

Hamlin Time a blog by Sally Olin One thing about the people who live in upper Hamlin, they are hearty. The neighbors are still kayaking and canoeing as we look over the “Narrows” and Barnhart’s Resort. If you live up here long enough, you know the rhythm of the lake and the people who call this area home. The “locals”…

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Summit Twp. to discuss cemetery ordinance Monday

November 30, 2012

SUMMIT — The Summit Township board will discuss cemetery fees during its meeting Monday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. During a special meeting on Oct. 22, the board discussed adopting a cemetery ordinance. At that meeting, Randy Wyman of Wyman Funeral and Cremation Services of Scottville offered suggestions for the township to consider regarding its cemetery ordinance. Wyman suggested allowing…

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Scottville will feel pinch if personal property tax eliminated

November 30, 2012

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville board of commissioners will be discussing the impact of a possible loss of personal property tax during its next regular meeting Monday, Dec. 3. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has proposed changes to the Michigan Personal Property Tax (PPT) law. “For quite some time there has been a movement to do away with personal property taxes,” City…

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Badger makes headlines in New York Times

November 30, 2012
Badger makes headlines in New York Times

  The plight of the SS Badger has made the pages of the New York Times. A story in Thursday’s edition of the Times reported on the efforts of congressmen Bill Huizenga (Michigan) and Tom Petri (Wisconsin) to include language in a Coast Guard reauthorization bill to exempt the Badger from a shutdown by the Environmental Protection Agency. The story…

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Mayor’s alcohol level was .072 after crash

November 29, 2012
Mayor’s alcohol level was .072 after crash

  Blood results still pending SCOTTVILLE – Scottville Mayor Joe Baxter blew a .072 alcohol level on a portable breathalyzer test almost 2 ½ hours after he crashed his truck into a ravine on Oct. 18, according to the crash report from the Michigan State Police. Mason County Press received the crash report today after filing a Michigan Freedom of…

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Zeeland hires DeKuiper for top school job

November 29, 2012
Zeeland hires DeKuiper for top school job

Ludington Area Schools Superintendent Cal DeKuiper was selected Thursday as the next superintendent of Zeeland Public Schools. The school’s board of education voted 7-0 to select DeKuiper, who was the only finalist for the position. News about DeKuiper applying for the position first came out earlier this month. Since that time, he has attended several public interviews in the Ottawa…

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District court arraignments as of Nov. 29

November 29, 2012

79th District Court, Judge Peter Wadel Arraignments: See key below – Jacob Sidney Shaw, 21, 909 N. Emily St., Apt. B4, Ludington, arrested Nov. 27 by SSCENT for the felony of Controlled Substance Delivery. Bond: 10% deposit of $5,000 bail. Pre: Dec. 12, 11:15 a.m. – Tony Allan Lanning, 31, 257 1/2 Fifth Ave., Manistee, arrested Nov. 26 by LPD…

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12 receive district court sentences

November 29, 2012

LUDINGTON — Twelve people were sentenced to jail and/or received fines in the 79th District Court this past week. 79th District Court Judge Peter Wadel Sentences: – Jeffery Allen Mellifont, 26, 1570 Hoyt St., No. 1, Muskegon, was found guilty of Possession/Transport of Rifle with Ammo. Sentence: 90 days discretionary jail for 1 year, $255. – Peter Joseph Eberhardt IV,…

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