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2018 Munger Scholarship available

The Oceana Conservation District will award $1,000 scholarships to three (3) high school seniors in Oceana County in the spring of 2018. Applications will be accepted from students who plan to pursue a degree in natural resources, conservation, or agriculture and demonstrate the potential to become active community leaders committed to promoting conservation, stewardship, and sustainable use of the natural resources in Oceana County.

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The Munger Scholarship Program is named after Edith and Louis Munger, early pioneers in conservation and agriculture in Oceana County. Applications must be submitted by February 15th, 2018 and the scholarships will be awarded at the District's annual meeting tentatively scheduled for March 17, 2018. More information can be found online at http://www.oceanaconservation.org/scholarship-program/

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Death leads to Drug House arrest

A 52 year-old Scottville man was arrested the evening of Tuesday January 16th on a two count warrant. The arrest stems from an investigation following the October 2017 fatal traffic crash at US-31 and Sugar Grove Road which claimed the life 16 year old Henry MacDougall, of Ludington.

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Count 1 charges include Controlled Substance—Maintaining A Drug House which is a High Court Misdemeanor with 2 years in jail and a $25,000 fine. Count 2 is Controlled Substance—Possession of Marijuana/Synthetic Equivalents which is a Misdemeanor with 1 year in jail and $2,000 fine. The Michigan State Police and SSCENT detectives assisted the MCSO on the investigation.

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Ludington School Board confirms positions

The Ludington Area School District Board of Education begin yesterday's meeting by confirming chair positions. Steve Carlson was confirmed as President. Vice President will be Kelly Thompson, Secretary is Mary Jo Pung and Dr. Autrey will remain tresurer. The board also decided to keep current committee placements.

Superintendent Jason Kennedy prodvided updates on the healthcare contributions refund. The school is working to return money to employees as soon as possible. The court system could hold up the refund as ORS must have a plan approved to return the money to the district. The district hopes to return the money in the Febraury 2nd payroll.

The first round of interviews for the Middle school principal position will take place January 22nd. Mr. Kennedy is hoping to have a recommendation for the board by the February meeting. The meeting concluded with Larsen’s Landscaping being confirmed to provide snow plowing services.

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