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Second Earthquake in Two Months Hits Michigan

Yesterday a 3.3 magnitude earthquake gently rocked Union City, Michigan just 13 miles southeast of Battlecreek. No damage was reported. The second earthquake in Michigan within two months, had residents feeling the shifting as far south as northern Indiana and as far north as Holland.

Due to Michigans relatively low seismic activity, experts are puzzled that Tuesdays earthquake was not on the same fault line as the May 4th quake. The speculation is that the two earthquakes ARE related as stored energy in the earths crust; as one moves it puts pressure on the other.

Not much is known about how seismic activity is being started in Michigan, but if the quake trend continues we can expect to have more resources studying our tectonic movement.

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Cameron Doan Recognized as "Youth Volunteer of the Year"

Congratulations to Ludington’s Cameron Doan who has been recognized and awarded by Governor Rick Snyder as the 2015 “Youth Volunteer of the Year.”

17 year-old Doan is the brain behind a set of projects he calls “A Bedroom of Their Own” where he leads a group of volunteers in putting together bedrooms to give underprivileged children their own place to feel at home.

Doan also stays involved in hurricane and disaster relief, helps feed local homeless, serves on mission trips, and is a positive mentor to local youth.

To get involved with Doan's project or others like it, visit: http://help-ministry.org/

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Ludington Hires New Athletic Director

Ludington Area Schools have undergone a few changes in leadership positions. Lakeview Elementary principal Randy Fountain has been hired to be the new Ludington athletic director, replacing Brian Dotson who will become the new principal at Foster Elementary. Both men are familiar with the community and a majority of the staffs they will be working alongside. Lakeview will begin looking for a new principal soon to replace Fountain in time for the upcoming school year. 

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