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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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.
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.
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars have acquired defenseman Greg Pateryn and a 2017 fourth-round pick from the Montreal Canadiens for defenseman Jordie Benn.
NEW YORK (AP) — UConn remains the No. 1 team in The Associated Press women's basketball poll while the rest of the top five were shuffled Monday.
LONDON (AP) — Without a win since New Year's Eve, the pressure is mounting on Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The road to the Masters isn't what it used to be.
LONDON (AP) — Ever the showman, Zlatan Ibrahimovic seems to be reveling in maintaining the suspense.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears likely to strike down a North Carolina law that prohibits sex offenders from using Facebook and other social networking sites.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A flight attendant accused of making bogus bomb threats on two Skywest flights in 2015 has signed a plea deal to avoid trial, but that could send him to prison for decades.
DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines, which lost the distinction of being the world's biggest carrier after shrinking for several years, plans to regain lost ground by adding more flights from key airports this summer.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses boosted their orders for long-lasting manufactured goods in January by the largest amount in three months, but a key category that tracks business investment plans dipped slightly.
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.
Dr. Tracy Vitale was nominated for the ATHENA Leadership Award for her community contributions and role as mentor
Health teacher innovates to educate
The American Cancer Society event's participants raised more than $319K
PHOENIX (AP) — A former campaign worker for Britain's right-wing U.K. Independence Party will be sentenced in U.S. federal court on Wednesday after pleading guilty to wire fraud in a scheme to steal money by posing as a money launderer.
KRAMER, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says a crash between a tour bus and two cars has killed one person and injured 21 others in the Southern California high desert.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is asking the Indiana Supreme Court to let him keep secret some documents emailed to him while he was the state's governor.
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge has sentenced two people to lengthy prison terms for their role in the disruption of a black child's birthday party with Confederate flags, racial slurs and armed threats.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's widespread violence has reached an unsuspected corner with the brutal and fatal beating of the national zoo's beloved hippopotamus Gustavito.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's government is protesting the impending execution of a convicted drug trafficker in a last-minute diplomatic effort to stop the death penalty from being applied against one of its nationals.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed a Norwegian diplomat who dealt with the Colombian peace process to try to settle the longstanding border dispute between Venezuela and Guyana by the end of the year.
ROME (AP) — An Italian lawyer says his German client is being held for investigation of murder after his wife vanished during a Mediterranean cruise.
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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