Speaker says Michigan economy continues to improve.

April 10, 2015

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. VICTORY TWP. — Michigan’s economy is turning around and is continuing to improve. This was the message that Patrick Anderson of Anderson Economic Group of East Lansing told area business leaders during a symposium sponsored by West Shore Bank at West Shore Community College Friday morning. “There were some years when talking about the Michigan economy…

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College restructures Business Opportunity Center.

April 9, 2015
College restructures Business Opportunity Center.

VICTORY TWP. (Mason Co.) – West Shore Community College’s Business Opportunity Center (BOC) is being re-energized by new personnel.  Crystal Young has started as the new director, and Cara Mitchell is the administrative assistant. The Business Opportunity Center is the connector between businesses and the college, offering customized trainings, Open Entry/Open Exit courses, and other resources as needed. “The role…

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Final five candidates selected for West Shore president.

April 9, 2015

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. VICTORY TWP. — Five candidates have been chosen to be considered for the position of the next president of West Shore Community College. The 11 person presidential selection committee conducted 10 interviews the past two days and made its recommendation of the top 5 for the board of trustees to consider. The finalists include: Dr. Burton…

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Hart man arrested for assault and battery, illegal entry

April 9, 2015
Hart man arrested for assault and battery, illegal entry

The police news is sponsored by VanderHaag Car Sales of Scottville, 231-757-2727, www.vanderhaagcarsales.com and Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart),www.springsteadlaw.com. HART — A 36-year-old Hart man was arrested by the Hart Police Department Monday, April 6, at 9:37 p.m. in the 300 block of State Street on charges of assault and battery and illegal entry.…

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Recent death, April 9, 2015.

April 9, 2015

Donald Rought, 73,  of Hesperia, died April 7, 2015.  Harris Funeral Home, Shelby List of 2015 deaths on record. 

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Police seek charges against Rothbury man in connection to severed gas line at Wesco

April 9, 2015
Police seek charges against Rothbury man in connection to severed gas line at Wesco

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. ROTHBURY — A 33-year-old Rothbury man could face charges of “operating while intoxicated and/or reckless driving,” said Lt. Craig Mast of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office, following an incident at the Wesco convenience store on Oceana Drive Wednesday night, April 8, in which a natural gas line was severed. Both the Wesco store and the…

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Thunderstorms likely overnight, Thursday.

April 8, 2015

The weather report:  Overnight: A slight chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 2 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 39. Northeast wind 10 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Sunrise: 7:14 a.m.  Sunset: 8:22 p.m.  Thursday, April 9,…

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Planning the future of the village’s waterfront

April 8, 2015
Planning the future of the village’s waterfront

PENTWATER – In mid-March, more than 45 Pentwater residents met at the village hall to discuss the future of the village’s waterfront. The Pentwater community is now invited to the next phase of the case study to identify sustainable harbor management strategies. The village and project team will host a three-day planning meeting, or “design charrette,” April 17-19, to identify…

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DNR says fish kills may be common during spring thaw

April 8, 2015

The Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone that after the heavy ice and snow cover melt on Michigan’s lakes this early spring, it may be common to discover dead fish or other aquatic creatures. This year’s winter with heavy snow, extreme cold temperatures and thick ice cover will create conditions that cause fish and other creatures such as turtles, frogs,…

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Dirt bike, quad theft

April 8, 2015
Dirt bike, quad theft

LEAVITT TWP. — The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a larceny complaint from a resident in the 4800 block of East Deer Road who told police that a dirt bike and a quad were stolen from his property some time between Monday, April 6, and Tuesday, April 7. A 1988 Yamaha YZ250 purple and white motorcycle with a tiger-shark…

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Comedian will perform at West Shore.

April 8, 2015
Comedian will perform at West Shore.

SCOTTVILLE – Laughter is coming to West Shore Community College on Thur., April 16, when the Performing Arts Series and Student Senate co-host comedian extraordinaire Bernadette Pauley at Center Stage Theater. The hilarity begins at 7:30 p.m. Pauley appears across the country in comedy clubs and on TV. She has made repeated appearances on VH1, MTV, TBS, Animal Planet, and Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd…

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Drunk driver leaves crash scene

April 8, 2015
Drunk driver leaves crash scene

The police news is sponsored by VanderHaag Car Sales of Scottville, 231-757-2727, www.vanderhaagcarsales.com and Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart),www.springsteadlaw.com. The following is recent activity of the Hart post of the Michigan State Police: Monday, April 6, 2015: – 3:22 a.m., operating while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident, Hancock St. near the…

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