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The Land: ‘It’s not a job — it’s a way of life.’

October 13, 2020

The Land: ‘It’s not a job — it’s a way of life.’ The Land is a series telling the stories about local agriculture. It is a presentation of Peterson Farms, Inc. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. SHELBY TOWNSHIP — For decades and through generations, Bush’s Apples has been harvesting fruits and vegetables on its gorgeous 400-acre farm. The farm is located…

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92-year-old great grandmother to jump out of plane Saturday.

July 31, 2020

92-year-old great grandmother to jump out of plane Saturday. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. GRANT TOWNSHIP — Dona Zack, 92, has checked some daring items off her “bucket list,” including attending the Electric Forest Festival and getting a tattoo, but her next feat is something few people have attempted. Dona is going to parachute out of an airplane Saturday morning, Aug.…

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Mental Health Matters: Integrating mental and physical health care

February 21, 2020

Mental Health Matters: Integrating mental and physical health care By Alan Neushwander, West Michigan CMH For decades, health care was looked at as treating a person from the neck down. West Michigan Community Mental Health (WMCMH) realizes the importance of a whole-person approach to health care, treating patients from their head to their toes. When WMCMH received federal designation as…

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Mental Health Matters: CMH provides free tobacco cessation program 

January 22, 2020

Mental Health Matters: CMH provides free tobacco cessation program  By Alan Neushwander West Michigan Community Mental Health There’s a new program at West Michigan Community Mental Health that focuses on reducing tobacco usage in our local community. Called Dimensions, the six-week tobacco cessation group provides adults who want to quit smoking with the tools and support they need to achieve…

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Passionately preserving history.

April 17, 2019

Passionately preserving history. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – Before you step inside the headquarters of the Oceana County Historical and Genealogical Society, you learn a history lesson by admiring its exterior. The 127-year-old building at 114 Dryden St. is made of local fieldstone that was hand-blocked. The distinctive rectangle stones offer a unique design since most stone houses in…

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