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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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.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has given Michigan's School Reform Office more time before deciding which of 38 chronically underperforming schools will be closed.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — More than 50 million people are being warned to watch for high winds and possibly tornadoes as a storm system that pummeled California this week moves into the Midwest.
MASON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan sports doctor charged with sexually assaulting nine young gymnasts is hearing the charges against him at a pair of arraignments.
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.
CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — The U.S. ski team, including overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn, pulled out of the combined race Friday because of dangerous conditions on the course.
SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Wang Shiyue and Liu Xinyu held their lead from the short dance to win the gold medal in ice dancing at the Asian Winter Games on Friday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Josh Perkins and Jordan Mathews scored 15 points apiece, and Johnathan Williams had 14 points and 19 rebounds for No. 1 Gonzaga, which overwhelmed San Diego 96-38 on Thursday …
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fourth-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta has reached the quarterfinals of the clay-court Rio Open, defeating Victor Estrella Burgos 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The head of the Major League Baseball Players Association says it will be difficult for big leaguers to participate at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal prosecutors say an oil industry services company has been ordered to pay $9.5 million in penalties in cases arising from a 2012 offshore platform fire that killed three workers.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday:
NEW YORK (AP) — Coke says it supports the World Health Organization's guidelines for limiting added sugar, as the company works on repairing its image in public health circles and reshaping its business.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the administration is committed to getting major tax reform legislation through Congress by August. He also says President Donald Trump's economic proposals will boost growth significantly to annual rates above 3 percent.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal agency has awarded a nearly $92 million contract for design and construction of portions of a regional water system in north-central New Mexico.
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.
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Actresses Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi quoted James Baldwin. "Insecure" creator Issa Rae shared awkward memories of her first trip down a Hollywood red carpet. And singer-songwriter Janelle Monae, who makes her acting debut in two films nominated for best pict…
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A taxi driver caught helping a friend try to join the Islamic State group during an FBI sting faces a sentence of anywhere from four to 28 years.
Teacher and former beauty queen Tara Grinstead vanished from her south Georgia home in 2005, leaving a mystery that had stumped investigators for nearly 12 years — until a tip led to an unexpected arrest.
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The military governor of eastern Libyan cities has imposed a ban on all travelers under 45 years old without a security clearance.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say a suicide car bomber has struck a security camp in a southern Yemeni city, killing eight soldiers.
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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