Ludington Art walk returns

The Downtown Ludington Board is bringing back Friday Art Walks starting this Friday, June 2, 2017. The Art Walk event will happen every month on the first Friday from 5-7pm. “We have a strong artist community in the area,” says Jen Tooman, Downtown Ludington’s Communication and Marketing Manager, “We want to show them off and bringing back the Art Walks seemed like the best way to do that. Judging from the emails, calls and comments I’ve received in the last year inquiring about the event’s return, I know they were missed.”

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Fourteen galleries and businesses will put their own spin on the Art Walk. Participating galleries will be showcasing their own art along with refreshments, snacks and/or live music. Participating stores will feature a pop-up art gallery. Many will featureartist demonstrations and activities where one can try their hand at being an artist. Event dates are June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3 and December 1. Artists interested in being a part of the event can contact participating businesses or Jen Tooman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HIker found and an Assult for Memorial weekend police activity

Assault in Amber. A 41 year old ludington man was arrested on friday after he entered a home in amber township and allegedly assaulted 2 men and a women who were inside. Its reported that the suspect had been involved in a relationship with the female victim and found her at the amber township residence with another man. That man and his brother attempted to break up the fight- resulting in their assault. A door and lamp were also broken.


Hiker located. On Sunday a hiker called 911 reporting she was lost with her two 6 year-old children. The mason/Oceana 911 was able to track her locations using the GOS on her cell phone. She was located within an hour.

The Mason County Sheriff Activity report also inclulded:

MCSO ACTIVITY REPORT FOR THE WEEKEND OF 05/26/2017 thru 05/29/2017:

West Shore Community College hosts planned giving seminar

The West Shore Community College Foundation is hosting a planned giving seminar on Thurs., June 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the college’s Administration and Conference Bldg. The seminar will feature a variety of fund development topics including the basics of bequests, lifetime gifts, gifts via wills and trusts, retained income gifts, and more.


The keynote speaker is Matthew Downey who has worked in the non-profit sector as a consultant, program manager and development officer for nearly 20 years.  “Fund development professionals or those looking for opportunities to give to area charitable organizations will benefit from this seminar.” said Thom Hawley, the executive director of WSCC’s Foundation.  “The intent is to provide the financial tools foundations and individuals can use to retain more donor dollars to support charitable projects in our region,” A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Reservation is required and may be made by contacting Tasha Dault at 843-5805. More information can be found at

Coast Guard celebrates National Safe Boating week.

The US Coast guard is asking boaters to to know weather and water conditions as they travel into lakes and rivers this summer. Petty Officer Chris Romero said, “Make sure that you have  all your proper gear on board. Make sure you have your lifejackets for everybody. With those lifejackets make sure they're the right size for the people if you have kids on board and make sure they have make sure they have kids life jackets and vice versa and adults have adult lifejackets.”

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You are also required to keep a sound making device, such as a whistle in order to alert other boaters in case you become distressed. The Coast guard aux and paddleboard shop in scottville is hosting an event at the Loomis St boat ramp today from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Paddle board information will be provided as well as vessel examinations. “Vessel examinations are for anybody willing to come out and get their paddleboard stuff or  their life jacket checked or if someone comes by with a boat and trailer and they want to get it checked out by the US Coast Guard they can still do that to make sure everybody is safe and in compliance with  all the federal laws.”  Inspected vessels will receive a sticker to place on your boat to identify it has been inspected. In case of emergency while on the water, you can reach the US Coast Guard on channel 16.

Arraignment for overdose death

On May 25, Cody Ricky Kott, of Manistee was arraigned on the charges of Delivery of a Controlled Substance Causing Death.

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In February of this year, detectives began an investigation into a suspicious death that occurred in the 2300 block of Filer City Road, in Manistee County. Detectives learned that a 23 year old died of an apparent drug overdose. Kott is alleged to have provided the morphine that caused the death of the 23 year old Manistee man. The charge is a felony punishable by up to life in prison or any number of years. Kott is currently lodged in the Manistee County Jail.

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