Neighborhood bloggers, citizen journalists wanted

March 8, 2014

Oceana County Press is looking for neighborhood bloggers and citizen journalists and photographers. We want people who enjoy writing about what’s going on in their neck of the woods. At this time, these are not paid positions. We are hoping to have people join us who are willing to invest their time into this service and allow us to build…

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Circus coming to Walkerville

March 8, 2014
Circus coming to Walkerville

WALKERVILLE — The Walker Brothers Circus will perform at Walkerville High School Gym, 145 E. Lathrop, on Friday, March 14 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets for sale at the Walkerville Public School’s office and West Shore Bank in Walkerville. Advanced tickets for ages 15 and over are $12 and include two free (age 2 to 14) children’s tickets with…

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Pentwater St. Patrick’s parade

March 8, 2014
Pentwater St. Patrick’s parade

PENTWATER — The annual Pentwater St. Patrick’s parade will be held on Saturday, March 15 at 1 p.m. Line up is at the south end of the village and the parade. For More details contact the Pentwater Chamber of Commerce at 231-869-4150.

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March is colorectal cancer awareness month

March 7, 2014

March is Colorectal Awareness Month: DHD#10  Offers Free Screening! Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in Michigan and in the United States for both men and women. Locally, the District Health Department #10 service area has colorectal cancer death rates above that of the state of Michigan. Colorectal cancer survival is most impacted by early…

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Spectrum’s new helistop saves time and lives

March 7, 2014
Spectrum’s new helistop saves time and lives

LUDINGTON — The new helistop landing pad at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital has been used about five times since it opened on Jan. 22. Previously the helicopter landed at Mason County Airport in order to transfer emergency patients to Grand Rapids, taking away valuable time. The flight takes about 30 minutes to downtown Grand Rapids, but an additional 15 minutes…

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Births. Welcome to the World!

March 7, 2014

Welcome to the world… Jeremiah Lee Brown, the son of Maria Cavazos and Adrian Brown of Hart, was born March 6, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. While most hospitals will provide new parents with a form to fill out to designate where birth announcements go, we also welcome private submissions. We also welcome photographs as well. You may email that…

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Environmental consultant next in “Water” series

March 6, 2014
Environmental consultant next in “Water” series

SCOTTVILLE –West Shore Community College’s semester long series of events on the many ways water impacts our lives and about the ways our lives impact water will continue on March 12, at 12:30 p.m., in the North Lounge of the Administrative and Conference Building with a presentation on how businesses can successfully negotiate environmental and regulatory issues involving water. Jay Poll, a…

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78th District Court sentencings, as of March 5, 2014

March 6, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. HART — The following were sentenced this week in 78thDistrict Court: –      Francis Toledo, 39, of 13870 N Traditions, Holland, was found guilty March 3 of sex offender — attempted failure to comply with reporting duties. He was sentenced to $200 in fines and costs and one year discretionary jail. –      Jeremiah Robert Martin, 19, of 5730 W.…

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Fictional film to feature a sinister side of the Scottville Clown Band

March 3, 2014
Fictional film to feature a sinister side of the Scottville Clown Band

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Clown Band is featured in a soon-to-be released film about Michigan. However, the fictional dark comedy portrays the band — and the state — in a slightly different light. The segment “Scottville” is part of a film titled “Michigan Stories.” “The story is a narrative fiction laid over a real story and…

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Hospital renovation is ‘night and day’

March 2, 2014
Hospital renovation is ‘night and day’

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — The next phase of construction and renovation at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital is nearly complete. Highlights of this phase include a fifth operating room, a new ambulatory surgery department and a new cardiopulmonary area. The fifth OR offers 50 percent more space than the largest of any of the other four ORs. Kelly Larr,…

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Welcome to OCP

February 23, 2014
Welcome to OCP

Welcome to the Oceana County Press, Oceana County’s free e-edition. This site is brought to you free thanks to the generosity of our advertisers. Our goal is to provide you with news and information in an expedient time frame, when it’s relevant. We are committed to providing news and information for Oceana County, Michigan, with quality, integrity, accuracy and fairness.…

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