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Weather Causing Problems Across The Area

Spring Break came one day early for area students when many if not all area schools were closed this morning.  Cold, nasty weather moved into the area overnight prompting the closings.  The system brought heavy icing across the region. 

Consumers Energy is reporting sporadic power outages within MOM’s coverage range.  Several businesses are without power, including the US Post Office in downtown Ludington.  St. Johns Lutheran Church on Rowe St. is closed along with several other area churches.  

The Ludington Police department and Mason County Sheriff’s Office are both experiencing difficulties with their phone systems.  If you do experience an emergency please continue to call 911.  For all non-emergency situations please dial 231-869-5858. 

If you have a community group, church gathering or meeting cancellations due to the weather, WMOM is the best and fastest way to get the word on the air or Facebook.  Dial 231-845-9666 to let us know about your cancelled event.

Circle Rocking S Children's Farm Holds Successful Egg Hunt And Bonnet Contest

One hundred special needs participants came all the way from Frankfort, Wellston, Manistee, Ludington, Walhalla, Hart and Shelby to enjoy the free egg hunt sponsored by Circle Rocking S Children's Farm in Free Soil Michigan this past Tuesday March 22.  Over 2,000 eggs were hidden for the participants in the side the big barn. 

Live bunnies, chicken, ducks and sheep were in the barn for everyone to pet and enjoy while looking for eggs.  Once the big barn doors open it was less than 10 minutes the barn was cleared of eggs!

All participates also received a free stuffed animal.  All the candy and stuffed animals were donated.

Circle Rocking S Children's Farm Inc. is a 501c3 taxed exempt non-profit organization that provides touch therapy and recreation free of charge to people with special needs of all ages.  The farm relies on donations for all their programs.

Ludington City Council Board Wrap

The Ludington City Council held its meeting Monday to discuss two major issues in the town.  The first was the Bowling Alley Block project to bring in low-income housing and more commercial space as well as the construction of a new fire station.  Bob Jacobson the leader of the project gave a presentation on the new structures and offered some photo samples of his past successful projects.

Next issue on the agenda that has people up in arms is the West End of Ludington Avenue beautification project.  Councilwoman, Kaye Ferguson-Holman commented on how the project will make the area beautiful.  City Manger, John Shay highlighted the benefits of the project and talked about how much the community would benefit.  If the proper funds are acquired through a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant and private fundraising goes well, than construction can begin in spring of 2018.

Mason County Board of Commissioners Wrap

The Mason County Board of Commissioners held the monthly meeting Tuesday.  The meeting opened up with a lengthy public comment section in regards to two issues, the operations at the Mason County Fairgrounds and the sound testing at Lake Winds Energy Park.

Several residents that are not happy with the direction the Western Michigan Livestock Council has been regulated, allowing the Fair Board to be in their minds, manipulated.  Chairman Curtis VanderWall says they will due their homework before moving forward or taking any action to attempt to resolve the issue.

The second issue dealing with Lake Winds Energy Park and the mitigation of sound at the project.  The board approved a study to continue testing at the sight.

A public hearing was held on the Bowling Alley Block with residents expressing their concerns for more low-income housing to be brought to the downtown area.  City Manager John Shay was on hand to answer questions on the proposal that just over a week ago the Ludington City Council passed.

As the meeting progressed the Commission passed the approval of finance on the project.  Chairman VanderWall believes it will be a great addition to the downtown area.

Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole, Health Officer Kevin Hughes along with Mason County Drain Commissioner Jim Riffle gave annual reports that highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of the previous year in the various areas.

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