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.

Freedom Festival welcoming T-shirt designs

The Ludington Area Jaycees are accepting T-shirt designs for the 2017 Freedom Festival.The theme of the festival this year is “Ludington: A Legacy of Community Pride” and designs should incorporate red, white and blue. Designs will be accepted until Friday, May 19th, and may be e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Arcadia vote leads to informational sewer meeting

The Three Lakes Collaborative Sewer Authority has officially been formed by four Manistee County Communities.  Participating local governments include Onekama Township, Pleasanton Township, Village of Bear Lake and Bear Lake Township.  A fifth local unit of government, Arcadia Township, had a deadlocked vote of 2:2 on adopting the Articles.  A public information meeting will be held at Arcadia's Pleasant Valley Community Center on May 31 at 7 p.m. to ensure community members understand the purpose of the project.   Participants at the public information meeting will include Brian Sousa from the firm Wade Trim, attorney Eric Williams who is assisting with forming the sewer authority, representation from the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians and others from surrounding communities.

Ludington welcomes volunteers

The Scottville and Ludington Chamber of Commerce is welcoming Downtown Visitor Center volunteers for the Ludington Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Last year, 5,752 visitors came through the downtown visitor’s center.


If you are interested in becoming a volunteer between Memorial Day and Labor Day, please call the chamber at 231-845-5430. The hours would be anytime Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. There will be a volunteer appreciation breakfast held on Monday, May 15th from 9:00am – 11:00am at the Airport Conference Room.

Drug arrest in Hart

On Tuesday May 9,  Ricky Darnell Smith, of Muskegon Heights was arraigned in Hart on the charges of Possession with the Intent to Deliver Fentanyl/Heroin, and Cocaine, and Delivery of Fentanyl/Heroin and Delivery of Cocaine. SSCENT detectives began their investigation in April of this year. Detectives were able to purchase an amount of suspected fentanyl/heroin and suspected crack cocaine from Smith. Smith was arrested May 8th.  The charges are felonies punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Smith is currently lodged in the Oceana County Jail. His bond has been set at $50,000.00 cash or surety.

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