Former Miss. Ludington Area continues dress distribution

The prom and formal dress distribution, coordinated in part by former Miss Ludington Area Shelby Soberalski has been extended to another day. Over 250 dresses were originally donated for the cause to provide formal dresses to local girls.  According to Ms. Soberalski, public response was great, people were surprised by the selection of dresses offered on Monday and people continue to inquire about both donating dresses and picking out a dress.

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Ms. Soberalski spoke about the inspiration for the dress distribution. “I had just come back from Miss Michigan, and I had such a body confidence experience going to Miss Michigan and having a dress and feeling wonderful in it, and that's an experience that every young girl should have.” Ms. Soberalski will be distributing dresses again tonight, Wednesday April 19th from 5:30 until 8:30 at Emmanuel Lutheran.

West Shore hosts holocaust survivor

West Shore Community College, in partnership with The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Muskegon, will host Kindtertransport survivor Dr. Renata Laxova on Tues., April 25, from 12:30-1:45 p.m. at the WSCC Center Stage Theater.


Laxova was one of 669 Jewish children in Czechoslovakia saved from the Nazis by British humanitarian Sir Nicholas George Winston’s effort known as the Kindertransport. This was a series of rescue efforts between 1938 and 1940 which brought thousands of Jewish children to Great Britain. Laxova will provide a firsthand account of her experiences. This presentation is free and open to the public, but seats are limited. For more information, or if you are interested in bringing a school group, contact Mike Nagle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 231-843-5905 to make a reservation.

Ludington Optimists invite applications to Fred Slimmen Memorial Jr. Golf Tournament

The Optimist Club of Ludington is accepting applications for the Fred Slimmen Memorial Jr. Golf Tournament. Children ages 10-18 are encouraged to apply and participate in a qualifying game.


One qualifier game will be May 21st at 1:00 P.M., at Lincoln Hills Country Club. The cost for the Fred Slimmen Memorial Jr. Golf Tournament is $10 per person and includes lunch, bucket of balls, and round of golf for each player. Please register by May 12th. Questions can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The sculpture trail continues

Fountain was in full force on Saturday with attendance high at the Heritage Park Sculpture Trail dedication.

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The first sculpture was installed in 2001 at Waterfront Park. Those first sculptures are widely viewed as the trailhead for the Mason County Sculpture Trail which has grown to Rotary Park, the Library and now into Fountain. A New Era artist, Rubin Llano, made the “Out of the Woods” sculpture using modelling stone to create the impressive work horses and log.

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During the invocation, Bill Anderson spoke about the public response to the statue, “I am so impressed with the deep attachment that the local people in Fountain have felt for this project and what they have contributed.”   

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Health fair comes to West Shore

West Shore Community College’s graduating nursing students, will hold the annual Community Health Promotion Fair on Wed., April 19, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Next Generation Learning Center in Manistee.

WSCC Senior Nursing Student President Chelsie Leonard explained, “This is an opportunity for the senior nursing students of West Shore Community College, who will graduate with their Associates in Registered Nursing this May of 2017, to utilize the education and interpersonal skills they have gained throughout their two years in the WSCC Nursing Program.”  

There will be will include 12-14 interactive booths, including FREE vision and hearing screenings for children five and under provided by District Health Department #10 and dental screenings provided by Northwest Michigan Health Services. Informational booths will also include blood glucose monitoring, diabetes, bone marrow drive, immunizations, skin cancer awareness, and more.

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