Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital sees speed limit change

In April, it was announced that US-31 between Oceana County and US-10 would see a speed increase to 75mph, now another stretch of road is seeing a speed change in the opposite direction.  The speed limit on US-31 around Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital will be lowered to 45 mph next week, under the provisions of a new state law.


This reduced speed limit was requested by Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital. The current 55 mph speed limit will remain in effect until new 45 mph speed limit signs are installed on Monday. The hospital, as provided for in the new law, paid installation and material costs for the new signs.

A City Councilor Resigns

Fifth Ward City Councilor Nick Tykoski announced his resignation from the city council effective June 1, 2017.   According to Mr. Tykoski, his growing business is demanding that he spend more time out of the area which would impact his ability to be an attentive city counselor. The City Charter states that the vacancy must be filled within 30 days by a city council vote. The elected council member would hold the position until the next election.

Ludington Student wins Art Competition

Over the weekend, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) met with Second District Congressional Art Competition finalists at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum in Grand Haven. For the second year in a row, Ludington High School student Ruby Henrickson was named the winner of the Congressional Art Competition for her piece entitled "Nostalgia."


"Nostalgia" will be hung in the U.S. Capitol for the next year along with the winning pieces from each congressional district across the country. Ruby will also have the opportunity to participate in a congratulatory ceremony in Washington, D.C. to celebrate her artwork with other artists from around the nation.

ruby art

70 pieces of art were submitted by high school students across the Second Congressional District. The winners were selected by a panel of local art professionals. The top 12 pieces of art can be viewed on Congressman Huizenga’s Facebook page, as well as on Instagram. If you or your school is interested in participating in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, please contact Carly in the Grandville Office at (616) 570-0917.

Hospital Hustles for the 5th time

Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, fifth annual Hospital Hustle on Saturday attracted 116 participants—not counting numerous dogs and youngsters in strollers. Event organizer Pam Fink, RN, was pleased with the turn-out and said the intermittent rain showers didn’t dampen spirits in the least. The event served as both a community fitness and free-will fundraiser. The Mother’s Day weekend event benefits the Family Birthing Center. Fundraising proceeds will not be calculated until early in the week, but the large donation jar at the healthy snack/sign-in table was nearly full with bills and checks. Money raised is used to purchase safe-sleep sacks, a swaddling garment, for each of the babies born at the hospital, which welcomed 336 newborns last year.The participants took the course in three groups: 5K runners, One Mile runners, and One Mile walkers.

5K Run Results

First overall among the male runners was Kyle Barnett, a student at OJ DeJonge Middle School in Ludington, with a time of 18:15. Running step-for-step with Kyle was second finisher Caiden Cudney, of Manistee Middle School, at 18:16.

Setting the pace for female runners was Noelle Fink, of Manistee High School, with a time of 20:49.


One Mile Run Results

Jordan Fink finished first, with a time of 5:45, achieving his goal of running a sub-six minute mile. Lexie Sanford was first among the female runners, with a time of 7:35.

All who entered received a participation medal. They started and finished in the hospital parking lot, with the 5K runners going almost to Oriole Field before turning and heading for the finish line.

Neighbor to Neighbor begins in the 4th ward

Neighbor to Neighbor began construction in the 4th ward yesterday. This is Neighbor to Neighbor's first project of the year. New siding is appearing, painting and sanding has been started and the construction of a porch is underway.


Construction workers have been assisting with the project, guiding volunteers and tackling the more complex construction aspects. Fourth ward businesses embraced the project, providing water and food for volunteers as they worked to improve their neighborhood.

4th ward market

The revitalization project is continuing today and tomorrow in the 100 block of 3rd Street in the City of Ludington. There are still volunteer opportunities available for those looking to give back and revitalize our community.

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