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…

Jan. 16 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day — a national holiday and a day of remembrance. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to creating and fostering equal rights for African Americans, and he died during his efforts to make his dream a reality. 

CMG Special Report

A collection of stories from Community Media Group newspapers across the nation on the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump.

    WATSEKA, ILL. — A Watseka couple is headed to Washington, DC, today by car, ready for a big week of inaugural festivities.

OLEAN, N.Y. — Cattaraugus County Republican Party Chairman Robert C. Keis Sr., was among the first in the state to endorse Donald Trump for president during the Republican presidential primaries.

DuBOIS – U.S. Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson, R-Howard, Pa., will have a prime seat when Donald Trump is sworn in as the next president of the United States Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C.

OCEANA COUNTY, MICH. — 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. 

GENEVA, N.Y. — At least one Genevan will be in attendance Jan. 20 when Donald J. Trump is inaugurated as our nation’s 45th President.

Special Sections Spotlight


PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State Police trooper who allegedly pocketed more than $170,000 in vehicle fees is awaiting sentencing after entering a plea in the case.


DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. has agreed to pay a $1 million penalty for violating accounting rules involving its deadly ignition switch scandal.


LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State government, universities and researchers in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania are teaming up on efforts to develop connected and automated vehicles.


BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Liberty Bridge in Bay City is closing for part of the day for an emergency repair on one of the moveable bridge's four center locks.


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

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.

Jan. 2, Monday

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.


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.


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.


Restricting players to 60 games a year. Replacing penalty shootouts with eight-second run-ups. Introducing orange cards and sending players to sinbins for 10 minutes.

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HOUSTON (AP) — Houston is the nation's fourth largest city, a sprawling metropolis larger than some small states. But the good news for those visiting for Super Bowl LI is that most of the eve…


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has apologized for livestreaming video from the team's locker room following its win over Kansas City.

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — John Isner has long been accustomed to carrying the torch for U.S. men's tennis, dealing with the heightened expectations at the Grand Slams and the inevitable ques…

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — On paper, Serena Williams' second-round match on Thursday against Lucie Safarova should be no contest.


DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. has agreed to pay a $1 million penalty for violating accounting rules involving its deadly ignition switch scandal.


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — CSX railroad officials expect profits to grow this year as the economy improves modestly, coal demand stabilizes and President-elect Donald Trump pursues reforms.


CAIRO (AP) — The International Monetary Fund says Egypt is making progress with its economic reform program, although it will still take time to improve living standards for the whole population.


NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase is settling charges that independent brokers working for the bank discriminated against minorities seeking home mortgages.


TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Renasant Corp. is buying Metropolitan BancGroup for $190 million in stock.

The county ranks second in Pennsylvania for number of heroin overdoses

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Learn the stages of work-life and how to deal with them

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The future of heart health includes more personalized care

Reduce the stigma while providing guidance and reassurance

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Stephanie Wilkins finds new passion with knitting needles and crochet hook

Pentwater This Week

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.

Social Security is always innovating and improving our technology to better serve you. In an effort to meet our goal to deliver innovative, quality services, we are improving how you can check the status of your Social Security benefit application online.

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’