Badger Wraps-Up Smooth Successful Sailing Season

Last night as the sun set in the western sky, the SS Badger came into the port of Ludington for the last sailing of the season. Everything was quite routine in 2015. The new ash retention system was installed.  It was a first and designed exclusively for the Badger.  Lots of freight came through the docks headed for Wisconsin and vice versa.  The Badger never issues passenger count information, but all reports say ridership was up this year.  WMOM congratulates the management and crew on this year's season.

Quick Action Prevents House Fire From Complete Loss in Manistee

Early recognition and rapid response by fire personnel saved a Manistee Home from suffering heavy structural damage yesterday.  Everyone was outside the house when on-duty Manistee Law enforcement arrived at 11:35am. 

Based on information gathered fire crews initiated efforts in the basement laundry area. The fire reportedly started in a clothes dryer contained in one corner of the basement.

The fire was declared under control 7 minutes after arrival.

The homeowners are displaced and will be supplied temporary housing  with the help of the American Red Cross. They will return when the cleaning and repairs are made. No injuries occurred during the course of this operation. The fire department spent a total of 2 hours on the scene.

Krieger is the New Scottville City Commissioner

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Bruce Krieger has been appointed as  the newest city commissioner of Scottville by a 4-2 vote. Krieger served the city commission for seven years from 1971 to 1978 and is a former mayor. Bruce was also "Citizen of the Year" in 2003. He is replacing Don Pasco who resigned his position as city commissioner last month after serving for just three months. 

Woman Seriously Injured After Falling From Riding on Bumper; Driver Flees

A 26 year old Rothbury female sustained serious injuries in an accident near the village of Rothbury yesterday.  Michigan State Police report that she fell from a moving vehicle while riding on the front bumper area of her friends vehicle. The woman sustained serious injuries to her body. The 35 yr old driver and friend of the victim fled the scene prior to Michigan State Police arrival. The victim was transported to Hackley Hospital in Muskegon where she was admitted.

Troopers were able to find and locate the female driver and the vehicle regarding the incident. She was arrested and lodged at the Oceana County Jail.

The crash is still under investigation but alcohol appears to play a factor.


The City of Ludington Leaf Pick-Up Will Start Oct 20th

The city is gearing up their annual leaf pickup. Public works will have several crews out picking up leaves October 20th.

·         Curbed streets rake leaves into the gutter

·         All other streets, rake leaves to the edge of street

·         Keep leaves in a row, do not place your leaves behind mailboxes or trees, equipment cannot reach these areas

·         Broken limbs/brush should not be placed on leaf piles

·         Please park cars off the street when leaf piles are in the area

For more information call the DWP office at (231) 843 - 2873

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