7 Ludington teachers lose jobs

June 11, 2013

LUDINGTON — Ludington Area Schools board of education has chosen to lay off seven teachers for the upcoming school year. The board met in a special meeting this morning. The layoffs are part of the district’s need to cut $900,000 from its 2013-2014 budget. The layoffs involve three elementary school teachers with one-year contracts, that just ended. The rest of…

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Big turnout expected for Free Soil reunion

June 11, 2013
Big turnout expected for Free Soil reunion

FREE SOIL – The Free Soil Schools All Class Reunion Community Celebration will take place on the campus of the old school on June 22, just over a week before the school system ends its existence and becomes part of Mason County Eastern Schools. It’s most likely going to be one of the biggest parties Free Soil has ever had.…

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Kangaroo walks-about Ludington

June 11, 2013

LUDINGTON – A kangaroo decided to do a little walk-about Ludington earlier today. The kangaroo was at a petting zoo at Memorial Medical Center, being held for families of hospital employees. Bill Kerans, spokesman for the hospital, said he had been told the kangaroo ended up in someone’s yard near Jackson Road, across from the hospital. “Luckily there was a…

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Temperatures in 70s today, water: 50

June 11, 2013
Temperatures in 70s today, water: 50

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 11:30 a.m. Lake Michigan water temperatures: Ludington Stearns Park: 50 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 50 F Summit Park: 51 F Pentwater: 52 F   Afternoon air temperatures: Ludington: 66 degrees F with partly cloudy skies increasing to…

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Volunteers Needed for West Shore Art Fair

June 11, 2013
Volunteers Needed for West Shore Art Fair

LUDINGTON — The 2013 West Shore Art Fair planning committee is looking for volunteers to assist with various duties over the July 5 to 7 weekend, including artist check-in, information booth, artist assistance, children’s activity area, children’s art shopping area, grounds team and section leaders. Help especially is needed for Friday, July 5 and Sunday, July 7 shifts that involve some physical strength to…

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Temps in high ’60s along lake shore, ’70s in Scottville

June 10, 2013
Temps in high ’60s along lake shore, ’70s in Scottville

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report. Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 10:30 a.m. Lake Michigan water temperatures: Ludington Stearns Park: 50 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 49 F Summit Park: 53 F Pentwater: 53 F   Afternoon air temperatures: Ludington: 69 degrees F with partly cloudy skies decreasing…

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Obit: Warren Stewart, 97, Ludington

June 10, 2013
Obit: Warren Stewart, 97, Ludington

Warren Stewart December 9, 1915 – June 09, 2013 Warren Stewart age 97, of Ludington went to be in the loving arms of his Lord Sunday June 09, 2013 surrounded by his family. Warren was born in the Fountain, MI area the son of the late Albert & Libbie (Porter) Stewart. He married Marie (Terryn) June 26, 1937 in Scottville,…

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Engagement story: Robin and Jared

June 10, 2013
Engagement story: Robin and Jared

  Robin Radtke and Jared Seymour first met in 2008 at the Ludington branch of the Mason County District Library, where they were both employed. They began dating on July 26, 2009. Two years later, on Oct. 9, 2011, under a full moon, Jared proposed to Robin in the city park. They will marry at the bride’s family home, a…

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Obit: Robert F. Jones, 89, Pentwater

June 10, 2013

Robert Francis Jones, Sr. age 89 of Pentwater, passed away on May 30, 2013 at the Harbor Hospice Poppen House in Muskegon, MI. He was born December 11, 1923, son of Robert and Helen (Heine) Jones. He was a decorated WW2 Veteran, and also served in the Korean Conflict. Robert loved to golf, and spending time on the beach. Robert…

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Summer program at Sugar Ridge church

June 10, 2013

Sugar Ridge Church Invites Children to Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God CUSTER TWP. – A summer kids’ event called Kingdom Rock will be hosted at Sugar Ridge Church, 2012 E. Wilson Rd. from June 24 to June 26. At Kingdom Rock, kids will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig…

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WSCC to feature Manistee native’s art

June 10, 2013
WSCC to feature Manistee native’s art

VICTORY TWP. – Artist and designer Leslie J. Laskey will be featured in a retrospective exhibit of his artwork beginning June 14, in West Shore Community College’s Manierre Dawson Gallery. Laskey is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he trained generations of students in a career spanning five decades. Born in Manistee County’s Eastlake…

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My Father’s Love exhibit scheduled for art center

June 10, 2013

LUDINGTON – Ludington Area Center for the Arts announces the opening of a special exhibit, “My Father’s Love” featuring the artwork of Ed Lantzer.  The exhibit will be open through the summer with a presentation on Monday, July 29 at 7 p.m. discussing the artist and his work. Todd and Brad Reed, who were instrumental in its acquisition, will also be featuring…

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Macker registration volunteers needed

June 10, 2013
Macker registration volunteers needed

LUDINGTON — The Ludington & Scottville Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking volunteers for the 22nd Annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 Charity Basketball Tournament. Volunteers are being sought for registration on both Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, June 15 from 7 a.m. to noon to assist with player registration. There are also available time slots open on Friday,…

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Corrections officers complete training

June 10, 2013
Corrections officers complete training

VICTORY TWP. – A group of area corrections officers recently completed West Shore Community College’s Corrections Academy, a Michigan Sheriffs Coordinating and Training Council (MSCTC) approved 160-hour certification program for personnel supervising inmates in county jails. The academy program focuses on providing the skills necessary to maintain safety and security within a correctional facility. Created in 1993, MSCTC requires county-level corrections…

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Water temperatures still in 50s, mostly cloudy skies today

June 8, 2013
Water temperatures still in 50s, mostly cloudy skies today

Superior Electric Beach/Outdoors Report.  Here are the current conditions for the Lake Michigan shoreline and Mason County (including Pentwater) as of 10:30 a.m. Lake Michigan water temperatures:  Ludington Stearns Park: 52 F Ludington State Park (Big Sable Point): 50 F Summit Park: 52 F Pentwater: 53 F   Afternoon air temperatures:  Ludington: 63 degrees F with cloudy skies becoming partly…

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