The Oceana Hispanic Center is sponsoring a Unity March to celebrate the diversity of the Oceana County community. The march will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 in downtown Hart and is intended to highlight the support of all community members for the rich cultural diversity in the county.

SILVER LAKE — A public hearing to take input on a zoning change request in the Silver Lake area was scheduled for next Tuesday, Feb. 28 by the Golden Township Planning Commission.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An office building and 21 parcels of vacant land owned by the Michigan Department of Transportation are scheduled for public auction.


DETROIT (AP) — Detroit-raised rocker Jack White is building on a vision to blend music and manufacturing in a part of his hometown that long inspired him.


DETROIT (AP) — State Sen. Coleman A. Young II says he will run for Detroit's mayor -- a job his father held for 20 years.


BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A serial bank robber who stashed cash behind drywall in a western Michigan hotel room has been sentenced to 12 ½ years in prison.


BARAGA, Mich. (AP) — Cheerleaders at an Upper Peninsula school have apologized to Indian tribes for an offensive poster that was displayed at a basketball game.

PENTWATER — Fraudulent telephone calls are still being received by people in the Village of Pentwater.

The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of multiple weapons from the 4400 block of Adams Road in Weare Township.

The Pentwater Police Department is investigating complaints of bogus telephone solicitations requesting money.

A three-day jury trial has been set for April 26-28 for former Shelby Village Police Chief Bob Wilson.

A suspect has been identified and property recovered from two storage unit break-ins in the Silver Lake area last weekend.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that mandatory ice shanty removal dates are approaching. Regardless of the date, shanties must be removed as soon as the ice is unable to safely support them, especially when Michigan experiences unseasonably warm weather as it has…

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Patrols at the Silver Lake State Park Off-Road Vehicle area will be featured on the Outdoor Channel’s “Wardens” series later this month.

Every once in a while a bunch of  rugged outdoorsmen, for no good reason, just have to get out into the bush, no matter the weather.

KENT CITY — The county will have 14 wrestlers gunning for state titles at next weekend’s individual state finals meet after they qualified out of Saturday’s regionals at Kent City.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Bonzie Colson had 20 points and 11 rebounds and No. 21 Notre Dame beat Georgia Tech 64-60 on Sunday night for its fifth straight victory.

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State rallied from six points down in the final 30 seconds to stun USC 83-82 on Sunday on Tra Holder's two free throws with 6.9 seconds to play.

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TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points, Serge Ibaka added 18 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 112-106 on Sunday night.

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — By the time Richard Hamilton's tenure with the Detroit Pistons was over, the franchise was far removed from its days among the NBA's elite. His final season with the…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored for the fourth straight game, Viktor Arvidsson got the go-ahead goal and the Nashville Predators beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 on Sunday night.


BOSTON (AP) — A new nickname for the river valley in western Massachusetts isn't sitting well with some residents.


WASHINGTON (AP) — A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss of insurance coverage.


NEW YORK (AP) — A trans-Atlantic wave of puzzlement is rippling across Sweden for the second time in a week, after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs officials.

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SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Flooding from a new lake created by a landslide in central Bosnia has shut down one of the country's main highways.



New Castle's Terry Grosetti stays true to core values

When it’s difficult to fit your job title on a business card, that immediately suggests you have an unusual job. I was the Manager of University-Owned Small Residences at Cornell University and that was the most challenging job of my entire career. The small residences I managed were university-owned fraternities, sororities and cooperatives.

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Dr. Tracy Vitale was nominated for the ATHENA Leadership Award for her community contributions and role as mentor

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Health teacher innovates to educate

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The American Cancer Society event's participants raised more than $319K

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — When Nguyen Thi Xuan said goodbye to her Japanese husband in 1954, she thought he was going off for a year or two on another long assignment. She never imagined it would be more than half a century before she'd see him again.

BANGKOK (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

Choir practice: Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Hesperia Presbyterian Church, Elm and Church streets, Hesperia; new voices welcome.

Sitting in a doctor’s waiting room, I was moved by the family sorrows described by a woman sitting beside me. Listening to her account of these heartbreaking losses of loved ones was an experience I’ll not soon forget.

The other day, I had an epiphany of sorts while making pancakes. All it took was a cup of Hungry Jack, a cup of water, some oil in the skillet and voila. I had three deliciously light, fluffy pancakes in approximately four minutes.

Imagine the frustration that would follow if you spent hours planning and narrowing in on a dream home only to find out that you can’t afford it when push comes to shove. Starting with a price range can help you make the most of your search, but you’ll need to account for closing costs to cr…

Social Security has been a cornerstone of financial security for over 80 years. As you might already know, a lifetime of measured discipline can ensure a comfortable retirement. Social Security can help you plan, save, and see plenty of green in your golden years.

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