Willie J. Ponder

1962- 2014   Willie J. Ponder was born August 18, 1962 to Essie Mae Ponder and Colla Ponder Sr. in Perkipsi, New York. Willie grew up in Baldwin and graduated from Baldwin High school in 1981. He was a high school football star and because of his easy going demeanor he earned the nickname “Chilly […]

Paul Leslie Fortine Jr.

1969-2014 Paul Leslie Fortine Jr., 45, passed away on March 31, 2014 in Muskegon. Paul loved his family and granddaughter, pig roasts, camping and life in general. He had worked at Pro-Med of Muskegon, was a machinist at Lakeshore Automatic Products of Grand Haven and had worked at Supreme Machine in Spring Lake. He graduated […]

JOHNNY MCCLODDEN: Lake County poor?

TO THE EDITOR: Look at what is being done in the poorest county in the state… Lake County. We have for years produced some of the most productive citizens, bar none. The school system has evolved into one, that is, one that can state to the whole world “The people here want the best for […]

Hospital recognizes helpers during National Volunteer Week

Hospital recognizes helpers during National Volunteer Week

LUDINGTON — Many organizations in Lake and surrounding counties rely on volunteers and their service is recognized this week during National Volunteer Week. Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital is one area organization with an active volunteer group. The hospital’s137 volunteers work in virtually every department, staff the gift shop and hold fundraisers throughout the year to […]

Bowling scores

Bowling scores

Senior Slo Rollers 4-2-2014 Won Lost Terry’s Team 82 30 Late Bloomers 72 40 Ken’s Harem 58 54 One + Two 56 56 What’s What 54 58 Alley Kats 47 65 Gutter Dusters 44 68 Brown Eyes 35 77 High Team Series: Ken’s Harem 1434, Terry’s Team 1342, Late Bloomers 1301. High Team Games: Ken’s […]

Bumstead announces April office hours

Bumstead announces April office hours

LAKE, NEWAYGO AND OCEANA COUNTIES — State Rep. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, has announced office hours for the month of April. The office hours will take place: Irons – 11:30 a.m. on Monday at Na-Tah-Ka, located at 5796 N. Bass Lake Road in Irons; White Cloud – 7:30 a.m. on April 18 at Sally’s, located at […]

OFF THE PRESS: April 14, 1939

Editors note: This article is part of Off The Press, in which the Lake County Historical Society shares stories and other details from previous editions of the Star. These points of interest are 75 years old, and come from the April 14, 1939 edition of the Star. The Lake County Historical Society office and museum […]