Hospital Hustles for the 5th time

Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, fifth annual Hospital Hustle on Saturday attracted 116 participants—not counting numerous dogs and youngsters in strollers. Event organizer Pam Fink, RN, was pleased with the turn-out and said the intermittent rain showers didn’t dampen spirits in the least. The event served as both a community fitness and free-will fundraiser. The Mother’s Day weekend event benefits the Family Birthing Center. Fundraising proceeds will not be calculated until early in the week, but the large donation jar at the healthy snack/sign-in table was nearly full with bills and checks. Money raised is used to purchase safe-sleep sacks, a swaddling garment, for each of the babies born at the hospital, which welcomed 336 newborns last year.The participants took the course in three groups: 5K runners, One Mile runners, and One Mile walkers.

5K Run Results

First overall among the male runners was Kyle Barnett, a student at OJ DeJonge Middle School in Ludington, with a time of 18:15. Running step-for-step with Kyle was second finisher Caiden Cudney, of Manistee Middle School, at 18:16.

Setting the pace for female runners was Noelle Fink, of Manistee High School, with a time of 20:49.


One Mile Run Results

Jordan Fink finished first, with a time of 5:45, achieving his goal of running a sub-six minute mile. Lexie Sanford was first among the female runners, with a time of 7:35.

All who entered received a participation medal. They started and finished in the hospital parking lot, with the 5K runners going almost to Oriole Field before turning and heading for the finish line.


Neighbor to Neighbor begins in the 4th ward

Neighbor to Neighbor began construction in the 4th ward yesterday. This is Neighbor to Neighbor's first project of the year. New siding is appearing, painting and sanding has been started and the construction of a porch is underway.


Construction workers have been assisting with the project, guiding volunteers and tackling the more complex construction aspects. Fourth ward businesses embraced the project, providing water and food for volunteers as they worked to improve their neighborhood.

4th ward market

The revitalization project is continuing today and tomorrow in the 100 block of 3rd Street in the City of Ludington. There are still volunteer opportunities available for those looking to give back and revitalize our community.


Freedom Festival welcoming T-shirt designs

The Ludington Area Jaycees are accepting T-shirt designs for the 2017 Freedom Festival.The theme of the festival this year is “Ludington: A Legacy of Community Pride” and designs should incorporate red, white and blue. Designs will be accepted until Friday, May 19th, and may be e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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