Ludington Schools will have a new teacher this fall. The contract for Sarah Hodges was approved last night at the monthly Ludington Area School District Board Meeting. The board approved a trip for the band program to visit Chicago on April 26 through the 28th.
Superintendent Jason Kennedy presented the board with a personal growth plan based on a recent evaluation. The school system announced a facilities upgrade forum on September 25th at the Library Media Center.
The meeting lasted just over a half hour.
A fire destroyed a home in Free Soil yesterday afternoon. The Free Soil, Fountain, and Grant fire deoartments responded to a house and garage fire on 8556 North Democrat Street in the Village of Free Soil at around 5 p.m. yesterday. When they arrived, the house was fully engulfed and the garage caught fire shortly after. Nobody was home at the time of the fire. Sparks from the fire also started small grass fires near the house and in the baseball field and woods across the street. The cause of the fire is not yet known.
In the regularly scheduled Ludington City Council meeting last night, two housing developments were considered. Amendments to the agreement between the city and the Morris Street LLC, were all approved by the council as well as a parking agreement with Morris street for the bowling alley block.
The council also had their first presentation for rezoning a parcel of land at the corner of South Madison and East Dowland streets where the planning commission recommended the rezoning from wholesale and light industrial to multi-family residential. This will be considered again at the next council meeting.