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The Muddy Fox Trot returns

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The 3rd annual Muddy Fox Trot, the 5K mud run with a boot camp style obstacle course, returns to West Shore Community College on Saturday, July 22, starting at 10 a.m.The mud run will benefit the WSCC Foundation student scholarship fund. The adult registration fee is $20. There is no registration fee for ages 16 and under and current WSCC students with a valid student ID.

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The course will include dredging through muddy trenches, scaling muddy hillsides, slogging through shallow water crossings, and climbing over wooden walls and bales of hay. Registration details for the Muddy Fox Trot can be found at www.westshore.edu/muddyfoxtrot   

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Manistee Vehicle thieves caught

On Monday, the Manistee Police Department, while following up on a  theft from motor vehicle located and seized an IPad, laptop, golf clubs that was stolen from several vehicles in the area of Dunes Drive in the City Of Manistee.

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Three suspects; all Manistee residents, ages 16, 17 and 20, were interviewed and confessed to breaking into unlocked and locked vehicles from November of 2016 to present. This group may have been responsible for over 35 larcenies from motor vehicles. These crimes all appear to be a crime of opportunity as items were left  in view inside the vehicles. The Manistee Police Department reminds residents to secure any valuables, and lock all vehicle doors. Anyone with any information related to the ongoing investigation is encouraged to call the Manistee Police Department at (231)-723-2533

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Commission gains as city begins new search

The Ludington City Council will soon have to seek another new council member. During the last board of commissioners meeting, commissioner Carpenter announced his move from his district, requiring another take his place. It was Gary Castonia, currently the city’s 6th ward counselor who was the only person to submit a letter of interest in the position of 2nd district commissioner. Gary Castonia was confirmed as 2nd District Commissioner at this morning's Mason County Board of commissioners meeting. He is expected to resign from city council.

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The Ludington City Council was in session last night. During yesterdays meeting, the council set a public hearing for the 2018 Downtown Development Authority Millage, which would allow for a total  increase of $49. The meeting was set for July 24th in the municipal building.

Chief Jerry Funk also provided the last 6 months of activity by the Ludington Fire Department to the city council. 17 firefighters responded to 315 incidents since January, most of which were a medical assist.

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