Chamber events calendar submissions being accepted

March 10, 2014

LUDINGTON — The Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting event submissions from community businesses, clubs and organizations for the second printing of the 2014 calendar of events.  If you missed the December deadline, or have a new event, the second printing of the calendar will be in April. Your event can be posted to the online…

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Tea party meeting

March 10, 2014

AMBER TWP. — The Ludington Area Tea Party will hold its regular monthly general meeting on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Gospel Light Baptist Church located at 105 N. Dennis Rd, Ludington. Guest speaker will be Michigan’s 101st. District State Representative Ray Franz. Rep. Franz will give an update on the latest from Lansing and will answer…

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Victory Township budget hearing, meeting notices

March 10, 2014

VICTORY TWP. — The Victory Township Board of Trustees will meet in the township hall on Thursday, March 27 at 5 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to hold a public hearing on the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget. Township residents are urged to attend. Amble time will given for public comments. After the hearing, the budget will be adopted. A…

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Salvation Army in need of food; offers assistance for utilities

March 9, 2014
Salvation Army in need of food; offers assistance for utilities

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  LUDINGTON — The Salvation Army of Ludington is in a crisis. The agency’s food pantry is almost empty while the demand for food continues to rise. Capt. Timothy McPherson said the agency/church is in need of boxed meals, tuna, noodles, canned soup, juice, canned meat, canned beans, snacks for children, canned fruit, tomato sauce, pasta sauce.…

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Art center offers tween/teen workshops

March 9, 2014

LUDINGTON – Ludington Area Center for the Arts will be offering after school workshops aimed at teens and tweens.  Wednesday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 24 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Students ages 12 and up are invited to drop in and be creative in fun arts workshops, play around with art, experiment with different materials and explore many artistic…

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An unentitled sense of entitlement

March 9, 2014
An unentitled sense of entitlement

Full Circle. A blog by Thad Ray. It’s interesting how much controversy a Coke commercial can stir up. People are mad because the people in the commercial were singing “America the Beautiful” in different languages. People are mad because there was a gay couple with a child in the commercial. People are mad because people are different from them, and…

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Obit: Gordon W. Schneider, 90, Irons

March 8, 2014
Obit: Gordon W. Schneider, 90, Irons

Gordon W. Schneider, aged 90 of Irons, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Brethren.  Gordon was born in Dorr, MI on January 19, 1924 to Lawrence and Helen (Schumacker) Schneider, and served his country during World War II with the Army. On August 23, 1947, he married Eunice Pickett at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Grand Rapids, and they…

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Family escapes house fire

March 7, 2014
Family escapes house fire

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. SCOTTVILLE — A Scottville family was able to safely get out of their home Friday afternoon as fire spread on the second floor of their home. Kevin and Renee Pritchard, and their wheelchair-bound adult daughter, Missy, live at 406 E. State St. The fire appeared to have started in the southeast corner of the second floor…

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Helistop saves time and lives

March 7, 2014
Helistop saves time and lives

LUDINGTON — The new helistop landing pad at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital has been used about five times since it opened on Jan. 22. Previously the helicopter landed at Mason County Airport in order to transfer emergency patients to Grand Rapids, taking away valuable time. The flight takes about 30 minutes to downtown Grand Rapids, but an additional 15 minutes…

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March is colorectal cancer awareness month

March 7, 2014

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in Michigan and in the United States for both men and women. Locally, the District Health Department #10 service area has colorectal cancer death rates above that of the state of Michigan. Colorectal cancer survival is most impacted by early detection of precancerous polyps.  About 90 percent of people…

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79th District Court arraignments, as of March 5, 2014

March 7, 2014
79th District Court arraignments, as of March 5, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. Associate Correspondent.  LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned this past week in front of the Mason County magistrate in 79th District Court: Felonies   –          Jeremy Michael Franklin, 27, of 307 S. Rowe St., Apt. 4, Ludington, was arrested Feb. 27 by the Ludington Police Department (LPD) for a felony of sex offender — failure to comply with reporting duties.…

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2 sentenced this week in circuit court

March 7, 2014
2 sentenced this week in circuit court

  By Allison Scarbrough. Associate Editor.  LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced March 4 in 51ST Circuit Court:   –                      Robert Joe Cook, 58, of 7932 E. Anthony Rd., Branch, was found guilty Jan. 7 of operating under the influence of liquor (OUIL), third offense. He was sentenced to 270 days in jail with credit for five days served; serve 90 days up front with…

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79th District Court sentences, as of March 5, 2014

March 7, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. Associate Editor.  LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced this past week in 79th District Court: –                      Ryan Austin Moore, 24, of 3353 Wayburn Ave., SW, Grandville, was found guilty March 5 of allowing a person to drive in violation and sentenced to $275 in fines and costs. –                      Dana Richard Orourke, 48, of 7962 River Rd., Marine City, Mich., was…

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Births. Welcome to the World!

March 7, 2014
Births. Welcome to the World!

Welcome to the world… Ryder Llynn Johnson, the daughter of Danielle Carnahan and Adam Johnson, was born February 27, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Jeremiah Lee Brown, the son of Maria Cavazos and Adrian Brown of Hart, was born March 6, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Myron Nathan Northrup, the son of Kayla and Myron Northrup of Ludington, was born…

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Most dangerous U.S. 10 intersections now feature left turn signals

March 7, 2014
Most dangerous U.S. 10 intersections now feature left turn signals

AMBER TWP. — The most dangerous intersections in Mason County have gotten a lot safer, starting today. Work was completed Thursday night on the new traffic signal at the U.S. 10-31 and Brye Road intersection. Work on a new signal at U.S. 10 and Meyers Road looks like it will be completed today. The new signals feature left turn phases…

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