SCOTTVILLE — Because of increasing projected costs associated with replacing a wastewater lift station primarily used by the City of Scottville, city officials are hoping that cost-saving measures can be identified to offset the near $900,000 cost of the work.

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SCOTTVILLE — Hundreds of cars and trucks carrying thousands of pounds of household materials, chemicals, electronics and more were collected on Saturday by the Mason-Lake, Oceana and Manistee conservation districts at the annual Household Hazardous Waste Day clean up.

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RUBY CREEK — Painted against a backdrop of red, white and blue — accented with shades of military camouflage and an unending rainbow of tints and hues — the 13th Annual Thunder at the Creek presented a colorful, All-American masterpiece on Saturday.

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SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Central Schools Board of Education trustees on Monday will discuss authorizing the school district to borrow funds from a local bank to cover operating costs until school aid for the year is received.

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SCOTTVILLE — City commissioners on Monday will consider moving forward with planned repairs to a wastewater lift station near Wildwood Meadows apartments, but the bids for the work came in higher than expected, and officials are unsure as to exactly why that is.

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The Ludington Area School District’s board of education will discuss and determine a “schematic design concept” with its engineering firm during a regular meeting of the board at 6 p.m. Monday at the district’s Central Business Office.

West Shore Community College will look at its options for a uniformed police presence and assistance in preparation for potential incidents on campus in the wake of Tuesday’s Mason County Board of Commissioners meeting where a contract for a deputy was voted down.

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Thunder in the Creek is a day-long benefit for disabled veterans full of festivities, good times, and food. The event will take place at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at Ruby Creek.

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On Saturday, for the 11th consecutive year, thousands of people will descend on Ludington’s Rotary Park to join in one of the premier craft beer festivals in the state — Suds on the Shore.

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The faint click of a queen being tipped over, the feel of felted pieces sliding across the board, the intellectual stimulation — all elements of the game of chess that one group of local enthusiasts can’t get enough of, and they’re hoping to share it with more people in the community.

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The Ludington City Council on Monday scheduled a committee of the whole meeting in order for the councilors to hear public comments regarding whether or not adult-use, recreational marijuana establishments should be permitted within the city limits.

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei says he expects no relief from U.S. export curbs due to the political climate in Washington but expressed confidence the company will thrive because it is developing its own technology.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban fighters arrived with hammers and hatred. What they left behind is laid out on tables at the National Museum of Afghanistan, 18 years later: shattered pieces of ancient Buddha figurines, smashed because they were judged to be against Islam.