Oceana County will be represented Saturday, Jan. 21 in Washington, DC as women from across the country gather for the Women’s March on Washington, a nationally organized event to celebrate not just women’s rights but equality for all people. 

District Health Department #10 is looking for volunteer coaches for the 2017 Girls on the Run Spring season in Oceana County and other schools within the DHD #10 area.

The Oceana County Rural Transportation Task Force, which is responsible for rural transportation planning in Oceana County, is seeking public comment on the transportation planning process, project selection and amendments at the regional level. The planning and project selection process inc…

If you look hard enough, a true optimist can find a sign of spring, even in the icy ides of January.

The hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is a serious threat to Michigan’s eastern hemlock, and forest health experts from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development are asking residents in west Michigan to check their trees for this har…

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DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — An Arab American foundation has launched a fund to support Syrian refugee families.

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DETROIT (AP) — The state of Michigan (MISH'-uh-gun) wants to help residents and visitors pronounce the names of 2,200 people, places and things in or connected to the Great Lakes State — from …

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LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old boy crashed a car in western Michigan as he drove with an intoxicated woman in the backseat.

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DETROIT (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Michigan Lottery's "Keno" game were:

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WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Thousands of people are showing up for a rally in suburban Detroit where U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will speak in support of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

An autopsy was expected to be performed on a 55-year-old Hesperia man as part of a death investigation by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office.

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Editor’s note: A jail sentence “to be served at the court’s discretion” generally means jail time is suspended, but will be imposed if the person violates any laws or sentencing conditions wit…

The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information related to a breaking and entering complaint that recently occurred in the 8400 Block of West Shelby Road in Benona Township.

Reports of thefts from automobiles have been reported by both the Hart City and Pentwater Village police departments.

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Michigan is a place where anglers can take up their rod and fish year-round with the expectation of having fantastic experiences. Winter is no exception, with thousands of lakes open to ice fishing.

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Users of the Pentwater Pathways cross country ski trails are being encouraged to use an access other than the one along Wayne Road in Pentwater Township.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that the spring turkey hunting application period opened Sunday, Jan. 1.

LANSING, Mich. – Individuals who have small game hunting, fishing, waterfowl or fur harvester’s licenses can now display them electronically under legislation signed last week by Gov. Rick Sny…

The Pentwater Lake Association board of directors will not meet during the months of January and February.

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AMES, Iowa (AP) — Frank Mason III had 16 points, Landen Lucas scored 14 and No. 2 Kansas held off Iowa State 76-72 on Monday night for its 17th straight win.

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Aaron Rodgers doesn't just make the big throws, he designs them.

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DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored a career-high 30 points, Emmanuel Mudiay dished out a career-best 13 assists and the Denver Nuggets followed up their "home" win in London with another at the…

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are set to begin quests for their seventh Australian Open titles on Tuesday at Melbourne Park under sunny skies and temperatures …

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A year after St. Louis finished last in the National League in stolen bases, the Cardinals are putting an emphasis on becoming more athletic and aggressive on the base paths.

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BEIJING (AP) — The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its growth forecast for China but warned that rising debt which has prompted concern about the country's finances increases the risk of a sharper slowdown.

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BERLIN (AP) — Germany's vice chancellor, responding to an interview with President-elect Donald Trump, has rejected threats by Trump to put tariffs of up to 35 percent on German automakers if they set up plants in Mexico instead of the U.S. and try to export cars to the U.S. from there.

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ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the announcement that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is closing after 146 years (all times local):

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DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — Developers have pulled the plug for now on a $35 million condominium-hotel project planned in the Old West gambling town of Deadwood.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — SpaceX says it successfully launched 10 satellites on first flight since September accident.

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The future of heart health includes more personalized care

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Stephanie Wilkins finds new passion with knitting needles and crochet hook

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Family, art and her dog helped Frances Halley to recover from surgery

NASA's Apollo space program stretched from 1961 to 1972, culminating in a dozen men walking on the moon in its final years. Gene Cernan, who died Monday, was the 11th man to set foot on the moon — but the last to leave the lunar surface at the end of his third and final moonwalk with Harriso…

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

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A friend of mine had filed for a divorce, intending to end more than 20 years of marriage. His two teenage children were devastated, but their emotional distress wasn’t enough to cause him to change course. He said he wanted a divorce because he wasn’t happy.

If you ask me what my favorite food is, I guess I’d have to say cheese.

Most people have at least one bad financial habit. Whether it’s impulse shopping, forgetting to pay bills on time or putting off building that emergency fund, balancing what you want to do and what you “should” do is never easy. The new year is the perfect time to identify potential financia…

Unimpressed by park ‘improvements’

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist