A new West Central Michigan tree fruit extension educator has joined the staff at the Michigan State University Extension Service office in Hart.
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.
Oceana residents living within the Montague Area Public School District will be asked May 2 to support a .9 mil rate to create a district sinking fund for facility improvements.
Pentwater was a buzz Saturday, Feb. 18 as people from across the area shared food and craft beer for the Colleen Plummer Memorial Craft Beer and Music Fest.
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.
A special education millage renewal request will be put before Oceana County voters living in the Newaygo County Regional Education Services Agency (NCRESA) May 2.
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ATLANTA (AP) — Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other communities nationwide…
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Several parents are joining a planned lawsuit against Michigan's School Reform Office over its threats to close low-performing Kalamazoo schools.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Relatives of two Kalamazoo men who were killed in a mass shooting last year have been working on healing.
DETROIT (AP) — BMW AG is recalling more than 19,000 i3 REx plug-in hybrids in the U.S. because they could develop a fuel vapor leak that would increase the risk of a fire.
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.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton basketball player Maurice Watson, who is out for the season because of a major knee injury, has been suspended from all athletic-related activities for misconduct.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — There are all sorts of ways to give baseball a much-needed boost of speed.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Addison Russell was laying on his mom's bed in the house he bought the family in Pensacola, Florida, with his signing bonus. His Shih Tzu-poodle mix puppy, Oakley, started l…
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed legislation giving Arkansas' Parks and Tourism Department control of War Memorial Stadium and renewed his call for the Arkansas Razorbac…
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — CSX Corp. has extended its deadline for board nominations a second time as the railroad faces pressure from a hedge fund that wants to install a new CEO.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump has expanded her research on economic policy with a visit to a Baltimore center for minority-owned small businesses.
The U.S. government may soon lean on someone new to help lower health care costs: you.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers' plan to close a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp that's been around for more than six months isn't likely to be the demise of on-the-ground opposition in North Dakota.
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PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate has voted to require doctors who perform abortions to try to revive the fetus if it shows any sign of life and have equipment on hand to do so.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested the man responsible for a toddler's fatal shooting during a drug deal in South Florida.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins says she's open to using a subpoena to investigate Republican President Donald Trump's tax returns for potential connections to Russia.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a California law that allows actors and other entertainment professionals to remove their ages from a popular industry website.
MILAN (AP) — Milan fashion designers launched six days of fall-winter fashion previews on Wednesday, as the long-accepted runway format undergoes challenges like never before.
GENEVA (AP) — Playing down expectations, the U.N. envoy for Syria said Wednesday that he's not expecting a breakthrough in the first U.N.-mediated peace talks between government representatives and the opposition in 10 months, rather hoping to build momentum toward peace after nearly six yea…
LONDON (AP) — Britain's music industry will salute chart-topping talent and departed icons at the Brit Awards, where nominees include Drake, Beyonce and David Bowie.
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…
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