Local Speller at National Compitition

The first part of the Scripps National spelling bee preliminaries are in Washington D.C. today. Hailey Hogenson a ninth grader at Mason county Central has been studying since she won the Ludington Daily News community spelling bee 60 days ago. After holding a BBQ yesterday for families and spellers, today the competition officially picks up with all 285 spellers to take a written test. The live begins tomorrow on ESPN3 @1:15.

Memorial Day in Ludington Honors our Fallen Soldiers.

The city of Ludington was quite busy this Memorial Day weekend with most locals having an extra day off. The Memorial Day parade kicked off today at 1015 am from the courthouse and processed down Ludington ave. to Stearns Beach.

Vietnam Veteran Rick Plumber gave the key note speech; “These war dead whom we honor today, are not just are not just numbers on a list, or names on plaques or memorials. They are rare human beings for whom we have a sacred duty to keep forever alive in our hearts and minds. It is a holy debt that needs to be repaid to them faithfully every Memorial Day.”

A wreath laying ceremony and a 21 gun salute concluded the honor ceremony.


Plenty of Memorial Day weekend activities are taking place in downtown Ludington and the surrounding area this weekend.

Friday brings us: the Ludington farmers market starting at 3pm, the OJ DeJonge Jr high will have their art show at the LACA 12-5,t he Flea Market at the Mason County Fairgrounds, and the Old Engine Club swap meet at the Scottville riverside park both Friday and Saturday.

Saturday the Jaycees Minigolf opens for the season.

Mondays Memorial day parade starts at 1015am with the ceremony to follow at sterns park at 11am.

Downtown Ludington is also seeing three new businesses opening this weekend. Spindrift Cyclesports, the Thai Mango, and Avenues End Mini Mall.

For a complete list of events this memorial day visit


Two Students named all around senior at local high shools.

Nate Strejcek named was named Mason County Centrals all around senior. Nate has plans to attend Ferris State University in the fall and get his degree in nursing. He also plans to walk on and play football for the Bulldogs.

Travis McCormick was named Mason County Easterns all around senior. Travis plans to attend Henry Ford College and play baseball on the school's team.

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