Hospital Benefit Ball Results

In a statement from Bill Kerans, Coordinator of the Marketing Department at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital:

We had more than 200 people attending. We deeply appreciate this outstanding community support and want to thank our sponsors and those who attended the annual Benefit Ball.

The theme this year was Van Gough’s “Starry Night.” So far, ticket sales and sponsorships have brought in $114, 270. The proceeds will be used for additional services for new moms and their babies through the Family Birthing Center, as noted by honorary chair Dr. Margaret Gustafson.

Kaley Petersen, foundation director, anticipates some additional funds will be received in the coming days.

Support for this event has been exceptional. Since its inception, community support for the Benefit Ball exceeds $725,000.

This is in addition to other fundraising initiatives of the hospital foundation, such as the $1.6 million campaign for the community-funded Women’s Imaging Center.


WSCC President Arrested

The President of West Shore Community College is arrested for operating under the influence of liquor. According to Chief David Bachman, Director of Public Safety of the City of Manistee, Charles Dillon was arrested last night in the parking lot of Olsen Grocery Store. Officers pulled him over around 9pm after responding to reports of a drunk driver. Dillon refused a breathalyzer test and had his blood drawn instead. Those results won't be available for another two weeks. He spent the night in the Manistee County Jail and was released on bond this morning.


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