2018 Guinness World Record attempt announced

The annual Love Ludington weekend will once again invite residents and visitors to join in the breaking of a guinness world record. On June 9th, Ludington will attempt a third Guinness World Record after pursuing the World’s Longest Ice Cream Dessert in 2016 and Most Sand Angels in 2017, which Ludington is still the record-holder. In 2018 the attempt will be for the longest single line of bicycles and longest bicycle line moving simultaneously.

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Promise Zone Approved

Mason County will soon begin the process of providing scholarships to all eligible Mason County Students. On Tuesday, the Michigan Department of Treasury approved the Mason County Promise zone, giving the green light to form a board and begin fundraising the initial investment of $250,000 for the Mason County Promise. The Promise allows the community to capture a portion of current taxes to provide funding for college for every graduate of a Mason County public high school.

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A fund is being established through the Community Foundation for Mason County.The Promise is for students who reside in Mason County and graduate with a 2.0 or better from Ludington Area Schools, Mason County Central, Mason County Eastern or Gateway to Success Academy. It will provide funding for up to two years of tuition and fees or certification through West Shore Community College. College options could be expanded in the future.


Shay Stays

Ludington City Manager John Shay is staying after vying for Holland Township manager.  Steve Bulthuis, Executive Director of the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council was chosen. John Shay has served as city manager for Ludington since 2003. John Shay’s one-year city manager contract was re-approved in December of 2017.

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