Huizenga endangered species act aims to cap attorney fees

March 27, 2014
Huizenga endangered species act aims to cap attorney fees

Washington, DC – Thursday, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) introduced H.R. 4318, The Endangered Species Litigation Reasonableness Act.  This one page (front and back) piece of legislation reforms the litigation process surrounding the Endangered Species Act (ESA) while enhancing wildlife preservation, improving government efficiency, and protecting taxpayer dollars. “One of the original goals of the Endangered Species Act Working Group was to improve the…

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West Shore Bank promotes Bergstrom

March 27, 2014
West Shore Bank promotes Bergstrom

LUDINGTON  ‐ Valarie A. Bergstrom has been promoted to vice president market leader for Manistee County. Bergstrom will be responsible for maintaining the Bank’s standard of providing a high level of service to customers in her supervision of retail employees. She will be responsible for coordinating the customer experience and assuring financial needs are being met in two West Shore…

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4 Hart teachers get their heads shaved to reward students for reading

March 26, 2014
4 Hart teachers get their heads shaved to reward students for reading

    HART — The “Lil’ Pirates” of Spitler Elementary School enjoyed watching their teachers get their heads shaved this afternoon as a reward for reading. The event was organized to celebrate “March is National Reading Month.” The students were initially given the goal of reading 20,000 minutes before March 27 to earn a fiesta celebration. But, a bonus goal…

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Welcome to the World! Victoria.

March 25, 2014

Welcome to the World! Victoria Elizette Rodriguez, the daughter of Rebecca Fuentes and Juan Pablo Rodriguez, was born on March 22, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Your birth announcements and photographs are welcome. Please email them to [email protected] If your business would like to sponsor birth announcements, please contact our Sales and Marketing Director Pam Prior: [email protected]

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Pentwater Boy Scout camping for food

March 25, 2014

PENTWATER — Pentwater Boy Scout Troop 1145 will hold its annual 24 hour Camping For Food Non-Perishable Food Drive. The camp-out begins Friday, March 28, at 5 p.m. and continues until Saturday, March 29, at 5 p.m., on the Village Green. Area residents are encouraged to stop and donate non-perishable food items. Each year, the scouts hold the food drive to collect non-perishable…

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Military ball set for April 12 in Hesperia

March 24, 2014

Reservations due March 30 HESPERIA — An All Military Service Ball is set for Saturday, April 12, at the Hesperia American Legion Hall. Dinner is planned for 6 p.m. with music and dancing to follow. Everyone is invited to attend. The cost is $35 per couple or $20 for a single. Reservations are required by Sunday, March 30. To make reservations, or for more information, contact Darrell or…

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Exchange student dinner

March 24, 2014

HART – Meet local exchange students and learn about their countries while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and dinner during the Exchange Student International Dinner Thursday, April 24, beginning at 6 p.m., at Hart United Methodist Church, at 308 S. State St. Juan Ortiz Carrera, Hart Rotary Club’s youth exchange student, will provide a presentation about Ecuador, his home country. Sujaree “Garfield” Pogwattanakul, Shelby Rotary…

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Silver Lake chamber business after hours

March 24, 2014

HART — This month’s Silver Lake Sand Dunes Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will be Thursday, March 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Schooner’s Island Bar & Grille, 211 E. Main St. This month’s sponsors are Oceana Graphic, Inc and Schooner’s Island Bar & Grill Activities include introductions, 50/50 Drawing, $50 Gift Certificate with member, snacks and cash bar, networking…

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Teaching hotness, cool jazz

March 21, 2014
Teaching hotness, cool jazz

SHELBY — The Hot Club of Detroit jazz group conducted a workshop Friday afternoon at Shelby High School. The workshop was sponsored by West Shore Community College’s Performing Arts Department and included 300 students from five schools: Shelby, Pentwater, Hart, Ludington and Mason County Central. The Gypsy jazz ensemble performs Saturday night at West Shore Community College near Scottville. See…

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Jazz ensemble will be red hot Saturday night

March 21, 2014
Jazz ensemble will be red hot Saturday night

SCOTTVILLE –The red hot Gypsy jazz ensemble, The Hot Club of Detroit, will be in “full swing” at West Shore Community College’s Center Stage Theater on Sat., March 22, at 7:30 p.m. Hot Club of Detroit is a one-of-a-kind jazz ensemble specializing in the Gypsy jazz sound made famous by guitarist Django Reinhardt. Hot Club of Detroit was formed in 2001 by…

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3 sentenced in 78th District Court this week

March 20, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were sentenced this week in 78th District Court: –            Michelle Renee Hildebrandt, 44, of 8059 W Seapine Dr., Mears, was found guilty March 17 of operating while intoxicated. She was sentenced to outpatient treatment; 93 days discretionary jail; and $1,140 in fines and costs. Conviction is reportable to the Secretary of State. –            Brandon Allen Loss, 20,…

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Coastal water trail to debut this spring

March 18, 2014

LUDINGTON — Kayakers and canoeists who enjoy navigating the shoreline of Lake Michigan will find their voyage a little easier this year. The Sable Points Coastal Water Trail will debut. The trail is being spearheaded by the Mason-Lake and Oceana conversation districts. “We are traditionally known as an organization that works with farmers,” said Jordan DeVries, administrator of the Mason-Lake…

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