West Shore raises tuition rates

March 17, 2014

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  VICTORY TWP., Mason County — West Shore Community College will raise its tuition beginning the fall semester. The increase, approved this afternoon by the college board of trustees, will increase in-district tuition from $83 per credit hour for in-district students to $86 per credit hour, a 3.6% increase. This is slightly above the average increase of…

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Hart drama presents ‘Oklahoma!’

March 16, 2014
Hart drama presents ‘Oklahoma!’

HART — The Hart High School Drama Club presents Rogers and Hammerstein’s American classic musical “Oklahoma!” Show times are Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 23 at 2 p.m. A special Friday night “Soup and Songs” fund raiser will be held by Hart High School bands beginning at 5 p.m. The cast is…

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Births: Welcome to the world! Colten and Jake.

March 14, 2014

Welcome to the world! Colten Francis Lee Smith, the son of Tarra Mobley and David Smith of Mears, was born on March 10, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Jake Guadalupe Galindo, the son of Maria Lucio and Juan Galindo of Hart, was born on March 14, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Your birth announcements and photographs are welcome.…

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Hart extends school year

March 14, 2014

HART — Hart Public Schools has announced its plan to make up this year’s snow days. The school year will now end on June 6. June 3 and 4 will now become full days while June 5 and 6 will become half days. Good Friday, June 5 and June 6 will also include an additional 20 minutes of instruction. Each…

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Mears man arrested following chase

March 14, 2014

HART TWP. — Troopers from Michigan State Police Hart Post arrested a 25-year-old Mears man Thursday morning following a vehicle and foot chase. The incident began when a trooper attempted to stop a minivan on northbound U.S. 31 near the Oceana/Muskegon county line around 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning. The vehicle was clocked at traveling 95 mph. The driver refused to…

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4 sentenced in 78th District Court

March 13, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.  HART — The following are recent proceedings in 78th District Court: –                Kenneth Herman Wegner, Jr., 66, of 615 Sans St., Pentwater, was sentenced March 10 for operating while impaired, ordered to Alcohol Highway Safety Education (AHSE); 93 days discretionary jail; and $1,040 in fines and costs. Conviction is reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS)…

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Hart drama club presents ‘Oklahoma!’

March 11, 2014
Hart drama club presents ‘Oklahoma!’

HART — The Hart High School Drama Club presents Rogers and Hammerstein’s American classic musical “Oklahoma!” Show times are Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 23 at 2 p.m. A special Friday night “Soup and Songs” fund raiser will be held by Hart High School bands beginning at 5 p.m. The cast is…

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Walkerville woman dies after Newaygo County crash

March 10, 2014

SHERIDAN TWP., Newaygo County — A 57-year-old Walkerville woman has died as a result of injuries sustained in a car crash earlier today. The crash occurred about 12:15 p.m. on Maple Island Road just north of 96th Street in Newaygo County’s Sheridan Township. A 4-door Chevrolet vehicle driven by Todd Raby, 49, Hesperia, was traveling north on Maple Island Road…

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Guns, jewelry and booze stolen in 3 separate weekend break-ins

March 10, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — Guns, jewelry and booze were stolen during three separate break-ins last weekend, according to the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office. Intruders broke into a residence located in the 1300 block of West Arthur Road in Grant Township. “Several guns are missing, along with a few other minor items,” a sheriff’s department press release states. The…

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Parent connection meeting

March 10, 2014

HART — The Oceana County Parent Coalition will hold its bi-monthly Parent Connection meeting on Thursday, March 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Diman-Wolfe Early Childhood Center, 306 Johnson St. The topic will be pedestrian and bicycle safety.  Dinner and childcare will be provided and all Oceana County families with children 0-12 years old are invited to attend.…

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Salvation Army can help with utilities

March 9, 2014
Salvation Army can help with utilities

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  LUDINGTON — The Salvation Army of Ludington is available to help those who have had a difficult winter. “This has been a difficult winter for many people,” Capt. Timothy McPherson said. Residents of Mason or Oceana counties can call ahead to make an appointment to discuss utility assistance. Right now there is a two week wait.…

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Spring forward

March 8, 2014

Daylight Savings Time begins at 1 a.m. Sunday morning. At that time set your clocks ahead one hour.

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