Body believed to be Ryan Walsworth recovered

Saturday Morning at 11:00 a.m.  Construction workers nearby Section 22 of Pentwater Township just a little south of the Pentwater Pier had seen what they thought was a body on the beach. Oceana County Deputies did find the body of a white male lying on the shore of Lake Michigan partially covered in sand.  The Oceana County Sheriff is confident that this the remains of Mr. Ryan Walsworth, whom had went missing back on February 13th of this year.  


The location is approximately 3 miles south of where his truck was located on February 14th. The body is being taken to Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids for an autopsy and positive identification.

Police save two from heroin overdose

Sunday, personnel from the Ludington Police Department, Ludington Fire Department and Life E.M.S. responded to two separate heroin overdoses.  The first was for a male 24 year old in the 500 block of N. Rowe St..  The second was approximately 3 hours later in the 500 block of E. Danaher St. for a 44 year old male.

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Narcan (Naloxone) was administered to both overdose victims, who were unresponsive and not breathing.  Both victims were revived and transported to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital and treated. According to the Ludington City Police, it is unusual that to have two overdoses in such close proximity.  It is possible that the heroin that was used by both victims was of a higher potency, or mixed with other dangerous substance(s).


If you are in possession of recently purchased Heroin please do not use it.

If you encounter someone who is unresponsive please call 911 immediately.

Police seek assistance locating suspect

Ludington State Park celebrates earth

Ludington State Park offers “Earth Day Celebration” on Saturday, April 22nd. Activities begin at 10:00 A.M. at the Hamlin Day Use Area in the Park. Activities run until 4:00 P.M. A morning fishing contest will kick off festivities, to see who can catch the most invasive fish, Round Head Gobies out of the river near the Hamlin Dam. Bait will be supplied along with a limited number of fishing poles. This starts at 10:00 A.M. and finishes up at 11:30 A.M.


During the whole day, a D.N.R. Forester will be teaching how to age a tree and what diseases look like that can kill trees. If it is a sunny day attendees will see “sun burning wood!” and let you do this activity.There is no charge to participate in the day activities, but a Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry to Ludington State Park. It is $11.00 for Michigan residents.

Chamber Nominees Announced

Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce have announced 2016 award nominees. 2016 Community Service Award nominees include Tom & Patricia Ezdebski, Dave & Sheila preston, Ed Santarelli, Dr. Rick Plummer, Sally & Jerry Cole, the Petunia Parade and Kathy Radtke. Business of the Year nominations include Lighthouse Realty, Servpro, The Shade Tree Mechanic, and Century 21 Bayshore. Winners will be announced at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner on May 6th.

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