Arcadia vote leads to informational sewer meeting

The Three Lakes Collaborative Sewer Authority has officially been formed by four Manistee County Communities.  Participating local governments include Onekama Township, Pleasanton Township, Village of Bear Lake and Bear Lake Township.  A fifth local unit of government, Arcadia Township, had a deadlocked vote of 2:2 on adopting the Articles.  A public information meeting will be held at Arcadia's Pleasant Valley Community Center on May 31 at 7 p.m. to ensure community members understand the purpose of the project.   Participants at the public information meeting will include Brian Sousa from the firm Wade Trim, attorney Eric Williams who is assisting with forming the sewer authority, representation from the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians and others from surrounding communities.


Ludington welcomes volunteers

The Scottville and Ludington Chamber of Commerce is welcoming Downtown Visitor Center volunteers for the Ludington Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Last year, 5,752 visitors came through the downtown visitor’s center.


If you are interested in becoming a volunteer between Memorial Day and Labor Day, please call the chamber at 231-845-5430. The hours would be anytime Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. There will be a volunteer appreciation breakfast held on Monday, May 15th from 9:00am – 11:00am at the Airport Conference Room.


Drug arrest in Hart

On Tuesday May 9,  Ricky Darnell Smith, of Muskegon Heights was arraigned in Hart on the charges of Possession with the Intent to Deliver Fentanyl/Heroin, and Cocaine, and Delivery of Fentanyl/Heroin and Delivery of Cocaine. SSCENT detectives began their investigation in April of this year. Detectives were able to purchase an amount of suspected fentanyl/heroin and suspected crack cocaine from Smith. Smith was arrested May 8th.  The charges are felonies punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Smith is currently lodged in the Oceana County Jail. His bond has been set at $50,000.00 cash or surety.

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