Ludington City Council to discuss parking and sidewalks

The Ludington City Council is meeting tonight at 6:30 at the municipal building. The Council will review an order from City police Chief Mark Barnett to ban parking on the east side of S. lakeshore drive from south loomis to the cul-de-sac in front of the maritime museum. This is in order to prevent parkers from blocking traffic in front of the museum. Sidewalks are attempting to be repaired on melody street.


Attempts to contact homeowners at 611 E melendy have gone unresponded to- leaving the city with the option to charge the property owners at 75% of the cost to repair the sidewalks. There will be a public hearing set for August 28th regarding this matter during tonight's meeting. A public hearing will also be set regarding the certificate application for KLS Properties on 424 S James st. The application will be to put up a new apartment complex.

The Council is also expected to adopt a resolution to approve the development project agreement for the west end of Ludington. The meeting will conclude with a resignation and appointment to the planning commission as well as a resignation from the zoning board of appeals and an appointment to the Michigan works board.

Members celebrated for history

A Member Day event will be held Friday, Aug. 25th, at Historic White Pine Village and Port of Ludington Museum. The Historic White Pine Village and the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum will be open for self-guided tours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day. White Pine Village will feature music from "Suzanne and Jim", a folk music duo.  Per their membership level, Members will be admitted free of charge and get a free lunch. The Port of Ludington Maritime Museum will also host a Member Day, but lunch will  not be served. Member days will also occur on September 22nd and October 20th.

Onekama to add launch on portage lake

Onekama Township received a $75,900  grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Land Trust Fund.  The grant will be used to develop a kayak and canoe launch on Portage Lake at an access site owned by the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources (MDNR).   The Portage Lake Association and Portage Lake Watershed Forever are providing $5,000 each towards the total project cost of $101,200.  

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 According to township supervisor David Meister, the launch will provide universal access to Portage Lake’s fishery resource as well as Lake Michigan.  The Township and MDNR have entered into an agreement where the Township will bear responsibility for maintenance and installation of the kayak and canoe site, with the DNR continuing responsibility for the boat launch, parking area and restrooms.   The project also includes paved accessible parking sites and a walkway that connects the parking area with the kayak/canoe launch and restrooms.  The launch will be installed either this fall or next spring under the guidance of Taylor and the Spicer Group

Manistee Woman arraigned on stabbing husband

Early Monday Morning, Manistee Law Enforcement officials responded to a call in the 300 Block of 4th St.  51 year old Bruce Schaub had been the victim of a stabbing. Life-saving efforts began on Mr. Schaub. He was shortly pronounced deceased at Munson Manistee Hospital.The Manistee County Prosecutor’s Office has issued a Felony Warrant for Homicide for 46 year old  Jeneva Anne Schaub of Manistee.


The Felony Warrant holds a Maximum Life Offense Sentence if convicted of Open Murder. Jeneva Schaub was arraigned in the 85th District Court Wednesday afternoon and remands in the Manistee County Jail without Bond.

Lakeshore Resources announce opening dates

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The Lakeshore Resource Network offices will open September 5th while the Lakeshore Food Club will open its doors for food access on October 2nd. Households earning 200% of the federal poverty level or below who are interested in becoming Lakeshore Food Club members may fill out membership applications starting September 5th at the Lakeshore Food Club. Applicants must supply a photo ID and proof of connection to Mason County, such as a utility bill, business mail dated within 30 days, proof of employment, or student enrollment. The $10 cash membership fee is due their first day of shopping on or after October 2nd.The Lakeshore Resource Network and Lakeshore Food Club located at 920 E. Tinkham Ave. in Ludington 

The Lakeshore Resource Network is facilitating a network of collaboration between agencies in one central location. Tenants include

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