Downtown Ludington Business Keeping Choice to Buy Confederate Flag Available for Shoppers

You can still get a confederate flag in Ludington. Garth Lemere, owner of the AGS gift shop on Ludington Avenue says that a new shipment came in on Thursday afternoon.  There were over 100 flags in several boxes.  More than 23 were sold immediately. 

The state of South Carolina recently took the confederate down and that has thrown the flag into a serious topic of debate. The flag has also been banned by Amazon, Walmart, Ebay, and Sears. Ebay states their reasoning for the ban is that "the flag has become a contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism."

Those opposed to the banning southern flag site history, freedom of speech, and many say that the flag is not a symbol of hate. Since there is no current ban Alternative Gift Shop will continue to lawfully sell the rebel flag.

Community Bonfire Tonight

The city's second bonfire of the summer will take place tonight on the south side of Stearns Beach. It starts at 8pm and goes until 10pm. The first bonfire saw about 500 people make their way to the beach to catch a piece of that Pure Michigan summer. Enjoy some acoustic goodness by charter boat captain, and local fan favorite Adam Knudsen.

Storms are possible for tonight, but not probable. Keep listening to WMOM for the latest in weather updates.

Ludington Receives National Out-Doors Recognition

Ludington is being honored on national levels by multiple groups of out-door enthusiasts. 

Ludington State Park was recently ranked number two on’s list of the top 100 campgrounds in the United States. This listing places Ludington above places like Yosemite National Park and even the Grand Canyon.

Additionally, the hunting and fishing experts at have named Ludington and Manistee as the two top salmon fishing ports in Michigan. Both cities stand out above the rest of the state for outstanding catch-per-hour rates, making them the obvious best options for anglers looking to reel-in high numbers of huge catches.

Rankings like these help Ludington and Michigan achieve the national recognition essential for stimulating the year-round economy. 

Multiple Meth Related Pleas in 51st Circuit Court

51st Circuit Court in Ludington heard an interesting collection of charges and pleas Tuesday including: retail fraud, home invasion, and assaults on officers. Among these were two guilty pleas to methamphetamine related charges.

After SSCENT raided his home earlier this year, Russell Wallager (30) of Branch pleaded guilty yesterday to operating an in-house meth lab in addition to two felony firearm counts. Wallager could face up to 50 years in prison for the charges.

In addition, Jacqueline Towers (63) of Fountain pleaded guilty to purchasing common cold medicines to aid her grandson Travis's meth manufacturing. The two cases are considered entirely unrelated. 

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