The Oceana County Historical and Genealogical Society hosted its annual Pleasant Afternoon, Sunday, Aug. 24 at the Historical Park in Mears. During the celebration the historical society honored former Mears resident Swift Lathers and his newspaper the Mears Newz during a dedication ceremony for a life-size statue in his honor. The statue, created by ArtPrize artist Andy Sacksteder, depicts Lather’s holding a copy of the Mears Newz, known as the world’s smallest newspaper.
More than a dozen wooden boats were on display in the water at the Pentwater Yacht Club Saturday, Aug. 23 during its annual Wooden Boat Show. Visitors tested their sea legs and walked the docks to get up-close looks at the wooden wonders. A number of other wooden boats were on display in the yacht club parking lot and the village green.