Miss Ludington Area 2017 Crowned

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Miss Ludington Area was crowned on Saturday night. Local ladies graced the stage, competing in categories of talent, interview, fitness and evening wear. At the end of the night, Leah Massie was crowned Miss Ludington Area and awarded the Susie Brillhart Memorial Scholarship.

Abbie Finner was first runner up, receiving the Kaley and Fritz Petersen Academic Scholarship and impressed the judges with her talent. Aubry Healy was second runner up winning both, people’s choice, and Miss Congeniality, along with Marissa Hansen.


Miss Michigan, Arianna Quan, was in attendance. She said. "There's so many different facets. What a lot of people don't realize is that you have to be smart to compete in a pagent. I love preparing my platform, doing research, keeping up to date with current events and speaking about it" During the competition she showcased her talent of playing the piano. She also participated in the Pink Princess meet and greet earlier that day.


Mason County Historical Society talks future and honors volunteers

Mason County Historical Society

The Mason County Historical society held their 79th annual meeting last night.  They named Gerry Genter and James Fay as the 2016 volunteers of the year. The Rose Hawley Volunteer Legacy Award went to Chuck and Glenna Paukstis. The Executive Director of Sandcastle Museum,Kristin Korendyke accepted the Haskill Preservation award on behalf of Sandcastles Museum. MCHS Executive Director Dr. Plummer provided an update to members on the status of the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum. Guest Speaker Craig Rich, Author of “Almost home: The Phoenix disaster” presented on the tragic shipwreck. The meeting concluded with closing remarks from Mason County Historical Society Vice President James Jensen.


Spectrum offers assistance with Health Insurace enrollment

Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital will hold an event to help people enroll for health care insurance coverage. Rhonda Hedlund, patient access supervisor for Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital said, “Deadlines are fast approaching for 2017 marketplace coverage. To get marketplace coverage starting January 1, it’s necessary to sign up, renew or change your plan before December 15th. The final deadline for obtaining coverage during 2017 is January 31. After that date you can’t purchase marketplace health coverage for 2017 unless you experience a qualifying life event for special enrollment.”

For the Healthy Michigan plan, enrollment is open year-round. On-site experts will answer questions and help people sift through coverage options Saturday, December 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the hospital’s main lobby. Call 231-845-5567 for more information.Spectrum

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