Free classifieds are back!

June 11, 2014

Our classified ads are back by popular demand. And, they are free! Got a yard sale going on? Post it on our classifieds for free! Something for sale? Yep, it’s free. All non-commercial listings are free. We ask that commercial usage help us pay the bills, though. Click here to get to the classifieds or click on the menu item below…

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Rob Splane appointed to Hart City Council

June 11, 2014

HART — Rob Splane was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the Hart City Council Tuesday evening. Jim Cunningham was also in the running, according to Councilman Jason LaFever. “We only had four members at the start of the meeting and it was split 2-2. “A fifth council member (Jack Wittman) showed up, but Jim and Rob conferred at…

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Shelby marching band’s EFF gigs have netted $20,000

June 10, 2014
Shelby marching band’s EFF gigs have netted $20,000

ROTHBURY — The Shelby High School Marching Band will once again perform at the Electric Forest Festival this year, and its performances over the years have yielded a total of $20,000 for the school’s band program. Approximately 40 high school students and 10 alumni will march through the festival grounds Saturday, June 28, at approximately 4 p.m. (The time may…

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‘SHREK: the Musical’ will have Oceana influence

June 10, 2014
‘SHREK: the Musical’ will have Oceana influence

MANISTEE — Taking on the lead role of the beloved ogre, 2010 Hart High School graduate David Moul, will join the Manistee Civic Players to present “SHREK: the Musical” at the historic Ramsdell Theatre, June 27-29, and July 3, 5 and 6. Four other Oceana County actors are in the musical: Jaime Pepple of New Era, Dragon; Hart Public Schools…

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Hansen secures $2M in state budget to aid nursing mothers

June 10, 2014

LANSING—The legislative conference committee on the Michigan Department of Community Health budget on Tuesday approved a bill providing $2 million in state funds to ensure better access to quality equipment for nursing mothers. In response to the concerns of a number of his constituents, Sen. Goeff Hansen of Hart worked to ensure the funds so that Medicaid-eligible women have access to…

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Water trail plan presentation June 24

June 10, 2014

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. (Mason County) — The West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC), Grand Valley State University (GVSU), and Williams and Works will be hosting a presentation of the Draft West Michigan Water Trail Plan in the Tuesday, June 24 at 5 p.m. WMEAC, GVSU and Williams and Works have been studying the area between Benton Harbor to Ludington for…

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Hart schools to ask voters for building improvement funds

June 10, 2014
Hart schools to ask voters for building improvement funds

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — An aging high school and an overcrowding elementary school are two issues that need to be addressed in a bond proposal next May. Hart Public Schools officials want the community’s input, and community groups are being formed to gain feedback. “We need parents’, community members’ and staff input,” said Superintendent Mark Platt. “This…

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Council selects new village treasurer

June 9, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. SHELBY — The village council voted Monday night 5-2 to offer the village treasurer position to Shelby resident Samantha Samuels and voted 4-3 to offer Samuels a starting wage of $11.50 per hour. Samuels replaces Roxanne Inglis who resigned from the position at the end of April. She was one of six employees who left…

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Village exploring rental housing inspections

June 9, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. SHELBY — With a high amount of rental property in the village, the council is looking into the possibility of having rental inspections. The City of Hart recently appointed a housing board of review to oversee inspections of its rental property, which is approximately 25 percent. Village Manager Aaron Desentz estimated that Shelby’s rental property…

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