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.

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.

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