Judge Sniegowski appoints Cheryl Kelly to County Clerk

51st Circuit Judge Susan K. Sniegowski has appointed Cheryl Kelly to the position of Mason County Clerk following the resignation of Clerk Jim Riffle.  Mrs. Kelly is a life-long resident of Mason County.  She is currently employed as a Deputy Treasurer in the Mason County Treasurer’s Office.

Twelve individuals applied for the appointment.  It was wonderful to see so many talented people show an interest in serving this community.  It was a very difficult decision to make with such qualified applicants.

Cheryl Kelly will coordinate the transition process with the current Clerk Jim Riffle.

Happy anniversary lake jump!

Today marks an unlikely anniversary here at MOM Radio.  It was Friday, March 24th, 2000 that the first Lake Jump was conducted. According to the Ludington Daily News, on that day about 15 listeners joined in the festivities while about a 100 cheered them on.  The actual occasion with a birthday celebration for the morning DJ "The Dutchman" that was orchestrated by Josh Aspen.  Also pictured was our afternoon DJ, Danny V.   At the time, WMOM had been on the air for less than 6 months.  Over the 15 years since the first event, it's become a big part of Ludington.  Nearly $400,000 has been raised for area organizations.  Beneficiaries have included:  Sandcastles Childrens Museum, The Ludington Library,  The Ludington Skateboard Plaza, and COVE.  This year the new Maritime Museum with get the proceeds.  2015 has been much colder than 2000. The Lake Jump is now scheduled for April 11th.

WSCC president search narrowed down to 11 candidates.

On Friday WSCC Presidential Search Committee met for the purpose of screening Presidential Candidates.  The Presidential Search Committee  have chosen the 11 semi-finalists.

Each candidate confirmed that they were still interested in moving forward in the process.  The semi-finalist are as follows:

Candidate # and Name of Semi-finalist

Current Position

College or University


# 9 Dr. Burton Webb

V.P. of Academic Affairs

Northwest Nazarene University


#13 Mr. Robert Spohr

V.P. of Student and Academic Affairs

Montcalm Community College


#14 Dr. Melissa Denardo

Provost/V.P. of Learning & Student Services

Community College of Beaver County


#16 Dr. Ann Branchini

Academic Dean / Chief Academic Officer

Three Rivers Community College


#22 Dr. Kathryn Mullins

Executive Deputy to the Board and Board Liaison

Grand Rapids Community College


#32 Dr. Alan Punches

Associate Dean

Ohio University Zanesville


#33 Dr. Randell Daniels

V.P. of Student Services and Information Services

Monroe County Community College


#35 Dr. Stephen Nacco

V.P. of Administrative Services

Union County College

New Jersey

#39 Dr. Russ Rothmer

V.P. of Academic Affairs

Coconino Community College


#44 Dr. Jason Wood

Executive V.P. for Student and Academic Services

Central Wyoming College


#50 Dr. Kenneth Urban

Interim President

Nicolet Area Technical College


Each semi-finalist will be scheduled for an interview via video conferencing either Wed., April 8 or Thurs., April 9.

Home meth lab uncovered

Manistee investigation uncovers home meth lab. SSCENT team detectives working in with the Traverse Narcotics Team executed a search warrant in the 1700 block of Caberfae Hwy in Manistee county. After several items used to Manufacture meth were found in the 22yr old suspects home, the Detectives located the meth cook at his place of employment in the 300 block of river street in Manistee. The suspect reportedly brought several hazardous meth making materials to work. The Wellston man was lodged in the Manistee County jail for one count of manufacturing methamphetamine.

Watson's are now Ludingtons official Chrysler Dodge dealer

The local Chrysler Dodge dealer has changed hands as of last Wednesday March 11. For many years the Healy family has operated the franchise, originally in Scottville. 
Chrysler-dot-com now identifies Watson's Ludington as the local authorized Chrysler/Dodge dealer. Watson's operates Chrysler dealerships in Manistee and Benzie counties. Cody Watson says "We look forward to meeting the customers of Ludington and already have current clients from our other stores paying us a visit in our new location."  The dealership is located at 3632 US 10 Ludington.  When Great Lake's ford moved into its new building, the Chrysler dealership moved into the old Ford garage at the US 10 location. 

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