Students take a step back in time at old engine club education day.

September 17, 2014
Students take a step back in time at old engine club education day.

By Kate Krieger. Senior Correspondent. SCOTTVILLE – Sometimes it can be very educational and refreshing to pull students away from all of the screens and technology and introduce them to certain aspects of history. That is exactly what the Western Michigan Old Engine Club does every year at its annual Education Day and this year wasn’t any different. Around 500…

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West Shore Bank appoints new HR officer.

September 17, 2014
West Shore Bank appoints new HR officer.

LUDINGTON — West Shore Bank has announced the appointment of Dore Szoboszlay as Human Resource Officer.   Szoboszlay will be responsible for guiding and supporting in the areas of performance management, employee relations, hiring, benefits administration and compliance. “With more than 18 years of human resources experience, as well as a valuable background in banking, Dore brings with her a proven record…

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Welcome to the world! Recent local birth.

September 17, 2014

Birth announcements are sponsored by ABC Kidz/Purple Monkey, 123 E. Ludington Ave. Check them out here on Facebook.  Welcome to the world! Benjamin Spencer Montie, the son of Sheree and Shane Montie of Walkerville, was born Sept. 16, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. If you have a birth announcement to make, you are welcome to email the announcement and a photograph to [email protected]

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Free movie tomorrow night

September 17, 2014
Free movie tomorrow night

HART — Watch a free movie, “Underwater Dreams,” Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Hart Community Center in the Hart Area Public Library complex. The film is an epic story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build an underwater robot from Home Depot parts and defeat engineering powerhouse MIT in the process. There will be…

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Survivor Story: Born at 2 pounds, Jayden is now an active 3-year-old

September 16, 2014
Survivor Story: Born at 2 pounds, Jayden is now an active 3-year-old

Today, we begin a series called “Survivor Stories.” The series will feature stories of area residents who have overcome challenges in their lives, physically, mentally and spiritually. The series is being sponsored by All Access Care of Ludington. Located at 329 N. Jebavy Dr. in Pere Marquette Township, 231-425-4544, www.all-access-care.com. Survivor Stories will run on the 2nd and 16th of each month.…

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Red Carpet Run/Walk Saturday

September 16, 2014

HESPERIA — Two Hesperia Community Schools’ teachers have teamed up to organize a fun and fashionable road race this Saturday. The community-centered Red Carpet Run/Walk, begins at 7 p.m. Participants are encouraged to wear fun, colorful but easy-to-move-in, formal wear. “Remember when the bride said, ‘You can absolutely wear that again,’ here is your chance,” said high school teacher and…

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Holland man arrested for marijuana growing operation.

September 16, 2014

COLFAX TWP. — Troopers from the Michigan State Police Hart Post arrested a 37-year-old Holland man in connection with a large illegal marijuana grow operation. According to a press release from the MSP, a trooper who was investigating a separate incident observed marijuana plants in plain view and search warrants were procured for two different residences.  As a result several…

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Hart HS celebrates homecoming

September 16, 2014
Hart HS celebrates homecoming

HART — The Hart High School Pirates celebrate Homecoming this weekend. The homecoming parade begins Friday at 5 p.m. at the high school. The route goes down Johnson Street to State Street; then to East Main Street to Water Street; and back to Johnson Street to the high school. After the parade, enjoy food, games and fun during a Disney…

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Hispanic Heritage Celebration this weekend

September 15, 2014
Hispanic Heritage Celebration this weekend

HART — Celebrate the Hispanic culture this Friday and Saturday with many fun activities, including a queen crowning and fireworks. Enjoy tasty, authentic Hispanic food from La Fiesta, La Probadita and other vendors. A live Mariachi band is set for perform Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the Hart Commons, along with other activities. Live music by Grupo Escolta will take…

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New Era Fall Street Festival Saturday

September 15, 2014
New Era Fall Street Festival Saturday

NEW ERA — Enjoy the sounds of live music, as well as many other fun activities for the entire family, during the New Era Fall Street Festival Saturday. Street fest schedule 8:30-11 a.m. – Rotary Pancake Breakfast 9 a.m. to noon – K-Rock photo booth. 10 a.m. – Run for Ralph’s Kids (kids’ race) 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. –…

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Community foundation names new trustees

September 15, 2014
Community foundation names new trustees

SHELBY — The Community Foundation for Oceana County (CFOC) recently named five new trustees, Ron Beeber, Kay Brennan, John Grant, Joan LundBorg and Jean Russell. They succeed Bill Bluhm, Tim Horton, Ted Hosner, Evelyn Kolbe and Julie Springstead-Waltz. The board members retired as regular practice of rotating the makeup of the board. “We’ve really appreciated the services of our retiring…

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Movie studio looking for extras for new movie.

September 14, 2014

MANISTEE — Pure Flix and 10 West Studios will be having an extras casting call on Monday, September 15, from 4:30-9 p.m at the Days Inn of Manistee for the upcoming movie “Believe.” The studios are asking for dedicated members of the local communities to bring life and reality to this production, “Believe”. There will be compensation for these roles. Please bring…

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A smokin’ good time

September 12, 2014
A smokin’ good time

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. SILVER LAKE — The Apple & BBQ Cook-Off Festival is kicking into high gear this evening as a wonderful, smoky aroma fills the air. Competitors from all over the country in a Michigan-sanctioned Kansas City BBQ cook-off are getting their slow-cooked, savory meats underway. Saturday is the main day of the event that celebrates feasting on…

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Volunteer program offers a voice for neglected and abused children.

September 12, 2014
Volunteer program offers a voice for neglected and abused children.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  LUDINGTON — There is a special group of volunteers in Oceana and Mason counties who help serve as a voice for  the area’s abused and neglected children. For the past 14 years, Oceana County Family Court has been part of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children program. CASA for Children is a network of…

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78th District Court Arraignments

September 12, 2014
78th District Court Arraignments

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were arraigned Wednesday in front of the 78th District Court Magistrate: Felonies –       Timothy Allen Strobridge, 39, of 681 E. Arthur Rd., Rothbury, was arrested Aug. 30 by the Michigan State Police (MSP) for a felony of second-degree home invasion. A preliminary conference is set for Sept. 23 at 3 p.m.…

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