Ludington Mayor Ryan Cox Resigns ... Effective July 1st

Come July 1st, Ludington will have a new mayor, but only for six months.  Late Friday afternoon, Mayor Ryan Cox announced that’s he’s resigning, effective June 30th.  Mayor Pro-Tem Kaye Ferguson-Holman will take his place.  She will reach her term at the end of this year, according to a press release received by MOM radio.  Mayor Cox cites family reasons, which require that he move out of the city of Ludington.  His vacancy promotes Councilor Ferguson-Holman to the city’s leadership.  A replacement is being sought for her vacancy on the commission, with details to be announced.  A new Mayor Pro-Tem will be voted upon to fill her position.

School Board Election Petition Packets Available For Pick-up

Nominating petition packets are now available to run for the following school boards in our area according to the Mason County Clerk’s Office; Ludington Area, Mason County Central and Mason County Eastern school districts all have seats up for grabs on the their respective school boards in the upcoming election.  The deadline for interested candidates to file for the election is July 26th at 4:00 p.m. and a withdrawal deadline of July 29th at 4:00 p.m.  Packets can be picked up at the Mason County Courthouse in the County Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.

Ludington City Council Meeting Wrap ... May 23rd, 2016

The Ludington City Council convened for its bi-weekly council meting last night from the Municipal Building.  The usual order to start the meeting, opening with public comments and the approval of minutes from the previous meeting.  Continuing on to committee reports first from the finance committee giving the first presentation of a bevy ordinances regarding taxes and operating finances.  The monthly police activity report was given.  Arrests and Apprehensions were down from April of 2015 to just 24 this April.  Traffic citations rose from 2015 April to 92 to citations in 2016.  Conditional Rezoning of 916 N. Washington Ave. as well as the adoption of a tall grass fines ordinance that increases the fines based on number of offenses were passed.  Wrapping the meeting the energy seemed good as the tourist season and summer approach for our beautiful city of Ludington.

Michigan Adventure Race 2016 Epic Edition

Todd and Brad Reed photography present Michigan Adventure Race 2016 … Epic Edition Saturday, May 21st at Ludington State Park.  Do something Epic.  Experience five or ten hours of intensely fun and challenging trekking, orienteering, paddling, and biking over some of the most beautiful and rugged terrain in Michigan at jaw-dropping, eye-popping Ludington State Park. This is a classic style wilderness adventure race. No urban sections or Amazing Race-type challenges.  Registration is open now through the end of the day Wednesday for the standard two-person team divisions or as a solo or three-person team.  Log on to to register for Michigan Adventure Race 2016 … Epic Edition Saturday, May 21st at Ludington State Park.

'Cops & Doughnuts' Takes Over Operation At Local Bakery

Yesterday marked a historic day for a local bakery, 'Cops & Doughnuts' officially began operation of its third precinct.  The former cops of Claire, Michigan purchased the bakery from the McDonalds family.  'The Suit' and Ryno two of those former cops and intrigel members of the 'Cops & Doughnuts' team were on hand Sunday morning to get the operation off and running.  The energy inside the bakery Sunday morning was electric.  Sunday all so marked an historic day for the Ludington Police Department, celebrating its 100th birthday.  Happy Birthday and a salute to all the fine gentlemen and ladies at the LPD.

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