Early Spring Storm Hits Lakeshore

It was an early spring storm, for which Michigan is famous.  As blustery as Thursday was, Easter could be in the 40s.  Yesterday saw rain, snow, sleet and high winds.  Electric power outages occurred all over Mason County.  Schools closed a day early for the Easter break.  Some businesses were open and others closed in the late afternoon.  Numerous Internet outages were reported as well.  Hopes are everything will be back to normal by Monday morning.

Weather Causing Problems Across The Area

Spring Break came one day early for area students when many if not all area schools were closed this morning.  Cold, nasty weather moved into the area overnight prompting the closings.  The system brought heavy icing across the region. 

Consumers Energy is reporting sporadic power outages within MOM’s coverage range.  Several businesses are without power, including the US Post Office in downtown Ludington.  St. Johns Lutheran Church on Rowe St. is closed along with several other area churches.  

The Ludington Police department and Mason County Sheriff’s Office are both experiencing difficulties with their phone systems.  If you do experience an emergency please continue to call 911.  For all non-emergency situations please dial 231-869-5858. 

If you have a community group, church gathering or meeting cancellations due to the weather, WMOM is the best and fastest way to get the word on the air or Facebook.  Dial 231-845-9666 to let us know about your cancelled event.

Circle Rocking S Children's Farm Holds Successful Egg Hunt And Bonnet Contest

One hundred special needs participants came all the way from Frankfort, Wellston, Manistee, Ludington, Walhalla, Hart and Shelby to enjoy the free egg hunt sponsored by Circle Rocking S Children's Farm in Free Soil Michigan this past Tuesday March 22.  Over 2,000 eggs were hidden for the participants in the side the big barn. 

Live bunnies, chicken, ducks and sheep were in the barn for everyone to pet and enjoy while looking for eggs.  Once the big barn doors open it was less than 10 minutes the barn was cleared of eggs!

All participates also received a free stuffed animal.  All the candy and stuffed animals were donated.

Circle Rocking S Children's Farm Inc. is a 501c3 taxed exempt non-profit organization that provides touch therapy and recreation free of charge to people with special needs of all ages.  The farm relies on donations for all their programs.

Ludington City Council Board Wrap

The Ludington City Council held its meeting Monday to discuss two major issues in the town.  The first was the Bowling Alley Block project to bring in low-income housing and more commercial space as well as the construction of a new fire station.  Bob Jacobson the leader of the project gave a presentation on the new structures and offered some photo samples of his past successful projects.

Next issue on the agenda that has people up in arms is the West End of Ludington Avenue beautification project.  Councilwoman, Kaye Ferguson-Holman commented on how the project will make the area beautiful.  City Manger, John Shay highlighted the benefits of the project and talked about how much the community would benefit.  If the proper funds are acquired through a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant and private fundraising goes well, than construction can begin in spring of 2018.

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