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. 

A cold February for Michiganders

Michigan boasts one of the coldest Februarys in the country. Compared to normal temperatures, Michigan stamped the second coldest February temperatures, second only to Ohio. Most cities in Michigan averaged 13 to 14 degrees below the normal average temperature. This year in fact Grand Rapids recorded its coldest February on record.

The Ludington Lake Jump has been postponed due to lack of safe access.

The Ludington Lake jump will be postponed this year to April 11th. DPW Supt. Joe Stickney, PD Cpt. Mike Harrie and City Manager John Shay all agree;  At this time there is no easy access to open water due to ice.  For safety reasons and the fact that it  would be very difficult for the DPW to move the frozen sand to open up an area on the beach for the Lake Jump, that the event be postponed until April 11th.  

The good news is that it gives the community more time to donate to the Ludington Maritime Museum.


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