John Gurney Park cleanup

April 7, 2014

HART — Spitler Elementary’s Project FOCUS (after school program) will be going to John Gurney Park in Hart to help clean for Global Youth Service Day on Saturday April 12 from 10 a.m. to noon. Community members are encouraged to come on out to help.  If you need any additional information please contact the Project FOCUS coordinator Jason Stariha. Project…

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Michigan youth livestock scholarship deadline

April 7, 2014

Lansing — Since 2000, the Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund (MYLSF) has awarded more than $350,000 in scholarships and educational awards to outstanding youth who have exhibited at the premier livestock events in the state of Michigan. To be eligible for either the MYLSF general scholarship or the statewide scholarship, the applicant must be a resident of Michigan and a…

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Hart run water order canceled

April 7, 2014

HART — The March 10, 2014 city-wide run water order has been canceled effective April 10, 2014. All customers should discontinue running water and return to normal water use.

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Pentwater preschool open house

April 7, 2014

PENTWATER — Pentwater Preschool will host an open house for prospective children and families wishing to enroll for the 2014-2015 school year on Wednesday, April 16 between 5 to 6 p.m. in the preschool classroom. The preschool offers both tuition and all-day GSRP. Enrollment forms will be available during this time.  Parents and children will have the opportunity to meet…

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Cloudy today with temps in upper 50s

April 7, 2014
Cloudy today with temps in upper 50s

Today’s weather report is brought to you by Frontier Communications. High speed Internet starting at $19.99 a month. www.frontier.com; 1-888-770-6869.  Monday, April 7, 2014: Cloudy skies today with a high of 57 degrees F. Winds, east-northeast at 5 to 10 mph. Sunset: 8:19 p.m. Tonight, a few showers with overcast skies overnight. Low of 34 F. Winds, north at 5 to 10…

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Hart man dies in early morning crash

April 5, 2014

ELBRIDGE TWP. — A 23-year-old Hart man died during a single vehicle crash early this morning. At 4:56 a.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to East Taylor Road between 122nd and 128th avenues. There, they found a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck that had left the road as it traveled east and struck several trees. The driver, Jordan Evans of Hart,…

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New state law forces Hart to re-do snow day make-up plan

April 4, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor HART – Students will not have to stay in school 20 minutes longer every day to make up snow days as school officials had initially planned. They will have to go to school four days longer. Superintendent Mark Platt announced today via Facebook and a district-wide phone message that Hart’s last day of school will…

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Nominations being accepted for Gov. John B. Swainson Award

April 4, 2014

LANSING — The Michigan Historical Commission today announced it is accepting nominations for the Governor John B. Swainson Award. The prestigious Swainson Award is given annually by the Michigan Historical Commission to state, county or municipal employees who have gone above and beyond their official job duties to help preserve Michigan’s history. To recognize these contributions, in 1996 the Michigan…

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Ludington hospital phones may be down Saturday

April 4, 2014

LUDINGTON — Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital will have electrical contractors on site Saturday morning, April 5, making some necessary routine repairs that could result in a brief shutdown of telephone service. According to Greg Soper, director of plant operations at the hospital, there is a very remote chance that telephone service could be down for less than ten minutes sometime…

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Freezing rain still possible today

April 3, 2014
Freezing rain still possible today

Today’s weather report is brought to you by Frontier Communications. High speed Internet starting at $19.99 a month. www.frontier.com; 1-888-770-6869.  Thursday, April 3, 2014. The area is under a winter weather advisory until 4 a.m. Friday. An area of freezing rain was expected to spread northeast into the area by noon. A tenth of an inch to a 1/4 inch of…

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Whitehall man falls through ice on Pentwater Lake

April 3, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. PENTWATER – A Whitehall man escaped serious injury after falling through the ice on Pentwater Lake this morning. The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office, the Pentwater Fire Department and Oceana Emergency Medical Services were dispatched just before 8 a.m. along the east end of Pentwater Lake.  Lester Hammond of Whitehall fell through the ice and was in the water…

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For the love of fishing

April 3, 2014
For the love of fishing

Today, we introduce a new blog, For the Love of Fishing by Sean McDonald. Sean has lived in Lake and Mason counties for 20 years. After attending Ferris State University he found the area of the state that is a paradise for a hunting and fishing enthusiast.  He has been a fly fishing and river guide since 1994. For the…

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