Last Day for Ludington's Fourth Ward Applications

Today is the last day the Ludington City Council is accepting letters of interest for fourth ward seat. The seat became open when Wanda Marrison stepped down due to family reasons. Letters must be from qualified and registered electors of the city's fourth ward. The council will interview candidates Wednesday September 15th and appoint a new councilor at Monday's regular meeting, September 22nd.

Power Outage in Muskegon County

A power outage hit Muskegon County this morning, causing closure of Whitehall District Schools for the day. A thunderstorm hit the area this morning around 5:20 and damage caused by the storm was more severe than expected... a lightning strike hit the Whitehall substation directly. A spokesperson for Consumers Energy told that power should be restored in Whitehall around 7pm tonight. Strong winds also knocked down power lines in Muskegon. Nearly 14-hundred customers in Downtown Muskegon are without power. A mobile substation, provided by the power company, is being used in the mean time.

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