Four To Run For Vacant Ludington Councilor-At-Large Seat In August Primary

With the sudden resignation of Ludington Mayor, Ryan Cox Friday afternoon it has put extra strain on the City Council to fill the Councilor-At-Large position.  Councilwoman and Mayor Pro-Tem, Kaye Ferguson-Holman will be elevated to Mayor, effective July 1st.  However, Ferguson-Holman’s seat expires at the end of the year creating an opening in the Councilor-At-Large seat.  Four people are on the ballot for an August 2nd primary to whittle the field to two candidates before the November election.  The four candidates running for the soon to be vacant seat of Councilor-At-Large are; David Buskirk, Wally Cain, Brandy Henderson and Stephen von Pfahl.  All other Wards have only two candidates or less running for open positions.  Due to only two candidates or less running for the other open positions they will automatically be moved into the general election to be held November 8th.

Memorial Day Parade And Ceremony Honors Fallen

Today marks the celebration of Memorial Day, a day to remember those who have fallen in service of our amazing country.  A parade was held along Ludington Avenue in downtown Ludington.  The trek began at 10:15 from the Mason County Courthouse and ended at Stearns Park along the Lakeshore.  A beautiful but somber service took place shortly after the parade arrived at Stearns Park at the War Memorial.  The service was led by Reverend Mick Shriver.  The 24 note, ‘Taps’ was played, leaving eyes welled with pride, honor and sadness.  Today is a day to remember all that our fallen hero’s have sacrificed to keep America great.  Log on to our Facebook at WMOM fm Radio for a short video of the ceremony honoring our fallen.

City Park Now Rotary Park

Saturday marked an historic day for a familiar piece of land in the City of Ludington.  The former City Park is now known as Rotary Park thanks to the Rotary Club of Ludington and many dedicated people and donations.  Dr. Rick Plummer was the Master of Ceremonies for the event that included speeches from James Jensen who gave a brief history of the property that is now Rotary Park.  Linda O’Brien delivered details on the project.  The keynote address was given by Michigan Council for Cultural Affairs member John Bracey.  Following Bracey was artist and sculptor Tyson Snow, who created the beautiful new water feature in the heart of the park titled ‘Making Memories’.  To close the ceremony Rotary Club President, Melissa Reed dedicated the park to the city of Ludington, with City Manager, John Shay accepting on behalf of the city.  A great day for an historic piece of land.  All involved invite you to enjoy the many events taking place this summer at the new Rotary Park in beautiful downtown Ludington.

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.

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