Scottville will interview four for possible police chief job

April 1, 2013

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. SCOTTVILLE – Four applicants will receive interviews for Scottville’s possible part-time police chief position. The city’s public safety committee met tonight to discuss the eight resumes it received (see related story). Those who will be asked to interview include: –          Tom Trenner of Custer Township, retired Mason County undersheriff; 23 years experience. –          Donald Riley of…

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Spencer is second generation commissioner

April 1, 2013
Spencer is second generation commissioner

SCOTTVILLE — Marcie Spencer was added to a unique group of people Monday night. First, she was sworn in as the city’s latest commissioner, replacing former commission/mayor Joe Baxter who quit last month due to being arrested. But, Spencer adds another element to the job, she is one of a few whose parent also served. “I just love the history…

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Scottville may raise water and sewer rates

April 1, 2013

SCOTTVILLE — The City of Scottville is considering raising water and sewer rates based on rate increases from Ludington. Scottville purchases water and sewer services from Ludington, which increases rates each year based on the rate of inflation. “We need to consider doing this as well in order to keep up,” City Manager Amy Williams wrote to the city commission…

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Scottville needs to explore more police options

April 1, 2013

Our view. What is the best option for the future of police coverage in Scottville? This is a topic that the Scottville Public Safety Committee will be discussing tonight during its meeting following the regular meeting of the city commission. See the related story for details. One of the advantages of living in a city is that you receive certain…

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Ludington students visit capitol

April 1, 2013
Ludington students visit capitol

Submitted by Rosemarie DeLoof, Mason County Republican Executive Committee Mason County Republican Executive Committee for the second year offered a free bus trip to Lansing for students to meet  their elected officials and tour the  historic buildings.  This year 33 high school students  from Ludington High  along with their teachers. Dan Mesyar and Kirk Walden made the trip to Lansing on March 20, 2013. The bus arrived…

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Tea Party meeting will feature TV hosts

April 1, 2013

LUDINGTON –Ken Thompson and Thomas Dunn from the television series “Liberty Town Hall — The Voice of Reason” will be the speakers at the Ludington Area Tea Party regular month meeting Thursday, April 11, 6:30 p.m. at Bookmark, 201 S. Rath Ave. The “Liberty Town Hall” is a daily television series that appears each weekday on over 230 television stations…

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Scottville to consider police chief applicants

March 31, 2013

SCOTTVILLE – The Scottville Public Safety Committee will review eight applications for the possible part-time police chief position Monday; the committee will meet after the regular 5:30 p.m. city commission meeting. The City of Scottville currently has an agreement with the City of Ludington in which the Ludington police chief and captain oversee administration of Scottville’s police department. Ludington Police…

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Happy Easter!

March 31, 2013
Happy Easter!

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Jesus, the Passover Lamb

March 30, 2013
Jesus, the Passover Lamb

An Easter message by Pastor Henrik Lidman, Prayer and Praise Assembly of God. Then came the Day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover Lamb must be killed. And He sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat.” (Luke 22:7, 8 NKJV) Just before the last supper Jesus tells two of his disciples…

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Scottville needs to make city hall ADA compliant, upgrade water mains

March 30, 2013

SCOTTVILLE – Scottville’s city hall will be getting some more improvements in the near future. In order for the city to receive any more grants or loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program, it must upgrade city hall so it meets the guidelines of Americans with Disabilities Act. The USDA provides grants and low interest loans for…

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New Scottville budget balanced but slim, again

March 30, 2013

SCOTTVILLE – The proposed 2013-2014 City of Scottville budget is balanced, but slim, as it has been for the past few years. The city commission will preview the proposed budget during its regular meeting Monday at 5:30 p.m. A public hearing is scheduled during the regular meeting on Monday, April 15. City Manager Amy Williams, in her pre-meeting notes to…

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Second suspect in arson charged

March 29, 2013
Second suspect in arson charged

LUDINGTON — Travis Malone, 209 N. Rath Ave., the second suspect in the Court Street arson case, was arraigned in 79th District Court late last week. The 17-year-old was charged in connection with an October 17, 2012 arson in which the house at the intersection of Court and William streets was destroyed by fire. Malone was charged with arson of…

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District court

March 29, 2013

LUDINGTON — The following proceedings took place this week in 79th District Court. – Bily-Jim Fredrick Jobbins, 25, 1310 S. Madison St., Ludington, was found guilty on March 25 for allowing a person to drive in violation and was ordered to pay $335 in fines/costs. – Kaleena Ray Stepka, 21, 3947 S. Stiles Rd., Riverton Twp., was found guilty on…

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Arraignments

March 29, 2013

LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned this week in 79th District Court. Key: MCSD: Mason County Sheriff’s Dept.; LPD: Ludington Police Department; SPD: Scottville Police Dept.; MSP: Michigan State Police; SSCENT: State, Sheriff’s, Chief’s Enforcement Narcotics Team. Felony – Robert James Miller, 40, was arrested March 22 by MCSD for criminal sexual conduct first degree. He is being lodged in…

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Update: Custer man faces several charges for gun discharge

March 28, 2013
Update: Custer man faces several charges for gun discharge

LUDINGTON — The Mason County Sheriff’s office arrested Donald Allan Chamberlain, 42, Wednesday afternoon in connection to a felonious assault that took place Wednesday morning about 1 a.m. in the 4700 block of East Fisher Road at Chamberlain’s residence. Deputies were called to the residence Wednesday morning for a complaint of shots being fired. A 41-year-old woman, who has had…

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