Determining the Downtown look

Pennies from Heaven Foundation would like input on the facade for the new Ludington downtown workforce housing development, where the old bowling alley block was located. You can select your favorite on the Pennies Foundation Facebook page, or find the link on our Facebook page at wmom fm radio. The poll closes January 1st. Options inlcude:


College seeks to go tobacco free

In partnership with the WSCC Student Senate, WSCC has applied for a grant to implement a tobacco-free college program on the campus. On Wed., Nov. 15, at 11 a.m., the college will host a conversation, “A Breath of Fresh Air,” about the benefits of a tobacco free campus and local quit tobacco resources in the Schoenherr Campus Center.

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 Speakers will be Kate Donaldson of the Truth Initiative and Erin Barrett, a public health educator of the District Health Department #10. Nearly 1,500 higher education institutions in the United States have gone smoke- or tobacco-free, including about 350 community colleges. Currently, the college does not allow smoking within 50 feet of a building entrance. “The grant from the Truth Initiative will set the Student Senate up for success” said Interim President Scott Ward. “We are all supporting this student driven initiative to bring better health and a breath of fresh air to the campus.”

Attempted Murder over the weekend

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Sunday morning, a Ludington woman went to the Sheriff’s Office to report that her ex-husband had allegedly broke into her house on Sugargrove Rd. at approximately 5:00 AM.  She was awakened to her ex-husband reportedly sitting on to top a male friend of hers in her bedroom choking him to the point the male victim could not speak.  The suspect fled the house when she screamed.  The suspect, a 27 year-old Fountain man, was located later in the day and arrested.  The male victim, a 22 year-old man from Ludington did not seek medical treatment.

Bear management meeting upcoming

There will be a meeting in December to discuss the future of bear management in Michigan. “This group represents our Michigan Bear Forum,” said Michigan DNR wildlife management specialist Kevin Swanson. “We have a wide range of members who make up this group, each representing a slightly different view with regard to bear management in Michigan.” The Michigan Bear Forum will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Little Bear East Arena, located in St. Ignace. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss bear management and regulations, while assessing 2017 harvest statistics. The meeting is open to the public.
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While out in the field, hunters and trappers could come upon a denned black bear. The Michigan DNR is looking for locations of denned bears in the northern Lower Peninsula. This is to fit the bears with radio collars for an ongoing bear management program. Those who encounter bear dens in the northern Lower Peninsula are asked to record the location, with a GPS unit if possible, and contact Mark Boersen at 989-275-5151 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with specific location information. As a reminder, it is illegal to disturb, harm or molest a bear in its den.

National Apprenticeship Week upcoming

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Apprenticeship opportunities are being highlighted during National Apprenticeship Week November 13-17. The week’s activities will include an Apprenticeship Information Session Tuesday, November 14 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm at the Manistee Northwest Michigan Works! Center.  There will also be an Apprenticeship Open House Wednesday, November 15 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the West Shore Community College Tech Center. Employers who utilize apprentices report higher productivity and retention rates in addition to a substantial return on investment.   The events are open to the public and there is no charge. Those interested in attending can register by contacting Sharon at 231-922-3757.

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