Recent births, posted March 26, 2020. 

March 26, 2020

Recent births, posted March 26, 2020.  The birth announcements are a presentation of Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.  The following births have been reported: (Unless indicated otherwise, births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital). Kira Lee Jane Gallegos, the daughter of Cortni and Billy Gallegos of Ludington, was born Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Liliana Vasquez and Daniel Vazquez, the twin children…

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No confirmed COVID-19 cases in Oceana County.

March 25, 2020

No confirmed COVID-19 cases in Oceana County. COVID-19 cases in the 10-county District Health Department #10 area have risen to six total as a new confirmed case was reported in Kalkaska County Wednesday, March 25. There are also positive cases in Manistee, Newaygo and Wexford counties. Kalkaska and Newaygo counties each have two COVID cases. There are 2,295 confirmed cases…

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Congressman Huizenga to host telephone town hall Thursday.

March 25, 2020
Congressman Huizenga to host telephone town hall Thursday.

Congressman Huizenga to host telephone town hall Thursday. Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) will host a telephone town hall meeting at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 26. Huizenga, who represents Mason and Oceana counties, will begin the meeting with an update on the latest COVID-19 developments in Washington, D.C. He will then take questions from constituents who reside within Michigan’s Second…

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Pirate News: Hart distributes 9,800 meals in a half hour.

March 25, 2020

Pirate News: Hart distributes 9,800 meals in a half hour. Pirate News is a service of Hart Public Schools in cooperation with Oceana County Press By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — Hart Public Schools distributed 9,800 meals — an entire week’s worth of food per student — Wednesday, March 25, amid the state-wide school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Sheriff: Deputies will not stop people to ask about their travels.

March 25, 2020

Sheriff: Deputies will not stop people to ask about their travels. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast wants the community to know that his deputies will not stop people to ask about their travels during the Stay Home, Stay Safe order. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), Monday,…

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Community Updates, posted March 25, 2020.

March 25, 2020

Community Updates, posted March 25, 2020. This list is being posted daily on Mason County Press and Oceana County Press. It may be updated frequently throughout the day. It includes community organizations and MCP/OCP advertisers. PLEASE DO NOT POST A CLOSING, CANCELLATION, OR UPDATE IN THE COMMENT SECTION. IT WILL BE REMOVED. If your organization has a closing, cancellation, or…

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Northwest Mich. Health Services announces service changes.

March 25, 2020

Northwest Mich. Health Services announces service changes. Northwest Michigan Health Services Tuesday announced temporary changes to its sites and services offered in response to COVID-19 recommendations. “These are unprecedented times that call for quickly responding to a changing situation,” said CEO Heidi Britton. Our goals in COVID-19 response are to minimize exposure to keep staff and patients healthy, slow the…

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WMCMH announces temporary service changes.

March 24, 2020
WMCMH announces temporary service changes.

WMCMH announces temporary service changes. LUDINGTON — West Michigan Community Mental Health has switched to practicing no face-to-face appointments with some exceptions. Exceptions include: Injections, certain home based services, crisis situations that cannot be resolved via phone or video conference, urgent walk-in crisis services. Non face-to-face services will include therapy sessions, case management assessments, psychiatric evaluations, among other services. All…

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City of Hart closes playgrounds, sports fields.

March 24, 2020

City of Hart closes playgrounds, sports fields. HART — The City of Hart announced Tuesday, March 24, that it is closing playgrounds and sports fields to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “At this time, we are closing park playgrounds as we cannot keep the equipment sanitized and we cannot assure that proper social distancing is adhered to when using playground…

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Schools offer new meal distribution plans with stay home order.

March 24, 2020

Schools offer new meal distribution plans with stay home order. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. Following the announcement of the Stay Home, Stay Safe order to slow the spread of COVID-19 signed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer Monday, March 23, local schools are offering meal distribution plans that provide more food with less contact occurrences. HART Hart Public Schools will provide a…

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2nd COVID case reported in Newaygo County.

March 24, 2020

2nd COVID case reported in Newaygo County. District Health Department #10 reported the second confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Newaygo County Tuesday, March 24. “The individual is not a resident of Newaygo County or of Michigan but is currently residing and recuperating in Newaygo County,” states a press release from the health department. Michigan Department of Health and Human…

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Sheriff: Violations of governor’s stay home order will be investigated.

March 24, 2020

Sheriff: Violations of governor’s stay home order will be investigated. HART — Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast issued a press release Tuesday, March 24, explaining that complaints of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order will be investigated and turned over to the Michigan Attorney General’s Office. “The sheriff’s office is continuing to operate as normal as we can…

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