Mike Nagle Releases Historic Book on Justus S. Stearns a Local Legend

Mike Nagle, professor of history and political science at West Shore Community College has released a new book titled "Justus S. Stearns: Michigan Pine King and Kentucky Coal Baron, 1845-1933".

Nagle addresses key events in Stearns life including an analysis of his lifetime of accomplishments including his impact on Ludington where he maintained a residence for over 50 years.

A book launch celebration will be held on Thursday Sept 10 at 7pm at Stearns Motor Inn.

Nagle will also be giving two presentations involving steps in researching a book such as his. That program will be held on Oct 8th at 2 pm at WSCC center stage theater. He will also be giving a presentation that night titled "Justus S Stearns, Ludington's First Citizen" at 7pm at the LACA.

The book can be pre ordered on line in either hardback or e-book formats at

$50,000 Prize Awarded Tonight in the "Shark Tank" Momentum Competition

Tonight is the night where we find out who will win $50,000 in the momentum business plan startup competition.

The "Shark Tank" style competition will have all five business finalists pitching their idea to a panel of judges. The public is invited to attend the competition. They take the Stage at the West Shore Community College Center Stage Auditorium tonight at 6pm.

Free Transportation Offered Again at WSCC

West Shore Community College will once again be offering free rides out to their campus. Anyone traveling from Ludington, Manistee, and Scottville will have the opportunity to take advantage of getting out to the campus without having to feel the pinch of paying for gas getting to and from college.

Starting August 31st (the first day of the semester) there will be three round-trips Monday-Thursday and one on Friday.

Need to get out to the College before the semester starts? Bus service will be offered on Aug 24th to accommodate students wishing to purchase books or access other college services.

For more information on the service visit

Cartiers Donate Special Collection to Mason County Historical Society

Mason County Historical Society is adding to its Research Library. This will be the first edition of the Historical Societies Special Collections titled "Morgan and Georgette Cartier Special Archival Collection". Presented by Georgette Cartier this collection features rare books, photographs, journals, personal papers, and more. All are made available for research and posterity.

Executive director Dr. Rick Plummer is delighted and is up to the task of preserving these rare artifacts "We take very seriously our obligation to preserve and interpret our past."

The Library is housed at Historic White Pine Village and is accessible by appointment by calling the Village.  231-843-4808 or check out their website at

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