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Ludington City Council Board Wrap

The Ludington City Council held its meeting Monday to discuss two major issues in the town.  The first was the Bowling Alley Block project to bring in low-income housing and more commercial space as well as the construction of a new fire station.  Bob Jacobson the leader of the project gave a presentation on the new structures and offered some photo samples of his past successful projects.

Next issue on the agenda that has people up in arms is the West End of Ludington Avenue beautification project.  Councilwoman, Kaye Ferguson-Holman commented on how the project will make the area beautiful.  City Manger, John Shay highlighted the benefits of the project and talked about how much the community would benefit.  If the proper funds are acquired through a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant and private fundraising goes well, than construction can begin in spring of 2018.

Mason County Board of Commissioners Wrap

The Mason County Board of Commissioners held the monthly meeting Tuesday.  The meeting opened up with a lengthy public comment section in regards to two issues, the operations at the Mason County Fairgrounds and the sound testing at Lake Winds Energy Park.

Several residents that are not happy with the direction the Western Michigan Livestock Council has been regulated, allowing the Fair Board to be in their minds, manipulated.  Chairman Curtis VanderWall says they will due their homework before moving forward or taking any action to attempt to resolve the issue.

The second issue dealing with Lake Winds Energy Park and the mitigation of sound at the project.  The board approved a study to continue testing at the sight.

A public hearing was held on the Bowling Alley Block with residents expressing their concerns for more low-income housing to be brought to the downtown area.  City Manager John Shay was on hand to answer questions on the proposal that just over a week ago the Ludington City Council passed.

As the meeting progressed the Commission passed the approval of finance on the project.  Chairman VanderWall believes it will be a great addition to the downtown area.

Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole, Health Officer Kevin Hughes along with Mason County Drain Commissioner Jim Riffle gave annual reports that highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of the previous year in the various areas.

Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber Of Commerce Accepting Applications For Charity Funding For Gus Macker 2016

THE LUDINGTON & SCOTTVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS NOW ACCEPTING CHARITY FUNDING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2016 GUS MACKER 3-ON-3 CHARITY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

The Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications from charities who want to provide event volunteers and receive funding from proceeds accrued during from the 2016 Gus Macker 3-On-3 Charity Basketball tournament.

Completed applications are due in the Chamber of Commerce office by the close of business on Monday, April 25, 2016. Applications can either be downloaded from the Chamber of Commerce website, www.ludington.org, or picked up at the Chamber office, 5300 W. US 10, Ludington, MI 49431.

The annual tournament is celebrating its 25th year in Ludington and is scheduled for June 18 and 19, 2016. The event will be held at Stearns Park with approximately 60 basketball courts set up to accommodate approximately 3,600 players, their families, and friends.

For more information contact the Chamber at 231.845.0324.

'Baby Kate' Murder Charge Affirmed ... Phillips Will Have Another Day In Court

‘Baby Kate’ never had a shot at life.  Someone murdered her and who that someone is, may now come to light.  Wednesday, the Michigan Supreme Court upheld a murder charge against, Sean Phillips.  Phillips is the father of the murdered infant.  ‘Baby Kate’ has yet to be found, making the case one that will soon garner more national attention.

With the affirmation of the murder charge, litigation can continue to slowly move forward to solve the mystery.

Sean Phillips is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence for Unlawful Imprisonment in ‘Baby Kate’s’ vanishing.

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