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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Suspect charged with 22 counts related to B&E’s in two counties

March 18, 2014
Suspect charged with 22 counts related to B&E’s in two counties

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. HART — Detectives from Oceana County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Hart man who is suspected in several breaking and entering incidents in Oceana and Mason counties. Daryl Eugene Essex, 32, has been charged with five multiple count warrants which include breaking and entering, home invasion, larceny of firearms, felon in possession of firearm and habitual…

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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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