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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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DETROIT (AP) — Two men have been sentenced to prison for conspiring to rob drug dealers when they were Detroit police officers.

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DETROIT (AP) — JPMorgan Chase says more than $1.2 million in funding will help boost the revitalization of Detroit neighborhoods.

PENTWATER — Fraudulent telephone calls are still being received by people in the Village of Pentwater.

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.

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is going nowhere, for the time being at least.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Larry Bird and Jason Kidd are in awe of Russell Westbrook's ability to make the difficult seem routine.

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Spanish soccer team Villarreal has had an audience with Pope Francis ahead of its Europa League match against Roma.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki reached her sixth career Dubai Tennis Championships semifinals when she defeated Catherine "Cici" Bellis 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday.

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LAHTI, Finland (AP) — Norway's Maiken Caspersen Falla won the women's freestyle cross-country sprint at the world Nordic ski championships on Thursday and two U.S. skiers made the podium.

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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.

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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.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week, continuing a holding pattern that has prevailed this month.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. indexes are mixed early Thursday following modest losses the day before. Energy companies are making the biggest gains as the price of oil jumps and companies that pay big dividends are rising as bond yields slip. Technology and industrial companies are taking smal…

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DETROIT (AP) — JPMorgan Chase says more than $1.2 million in funding will help boost the revitalization of Detroit neighborhoods.

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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Dr. Tracy Vitale was nominated for the ATHENA Leadership Award for her community contributions and role as mentor

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Health teacher innovates to educate

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The American Cancer Society event's participants raised more than $319K

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Officials in charge of fixing up the Memphis home where Aretha Franklin was born say they are working with the DIY Network to move the crumbling structure to a safer location and make it more attractive for visitors.

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Reeling from the election of Donald Trump, Democrats are calling in heavy hitters such as former Vice President Joe Biden to stump for their candidate in a million-dollar campaign to win a Senate seat in Delaware. That normally wouldn't be unusual — except this campaign is…

Choir practice: Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Hesperia Presbyterian Church, Elm and Church streets, Hesperia; new voices welcome.

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…

Social Security has been a cornerstone of financial security for over 80 years. As you might already know, a lifetime of measured discipline can ensure a comfortable retirement. Social Security can help you plan, save, and see plenty of green in your golden years.

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