Trout season begins

May 9, 2014
Trout season begins

For the Love of Fishing. A blog by Sean McDonald is brought to you by Frontier Communications. High speed Internet starting at $19.99 a month. www.frontier.com; 1-888-770-6869. The last Saturday in April marked the 2014 Michigan trout opener. It allows anglers to fish sections of streams and creeks that have been closed to fishing since September 30, 2013. Examples in our…

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Severe thunderstorm warning

May 7, 2014

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for southern Oceana County until 5:30 p.m. At 4:22 p.m. a severe thunderstorm was located near Stony Lake and moving east 35 mph. Quarter size hail is possible.  

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Pentwater Village Police Advisory Committee meeting

May 7, 2014

PENTWATER — The Village Police Advisory Committee will hold its spring meeting on Friday, May 30 at 1 p.m. at village hall. The VPAC is a group of citizen concerned with public safety and interested in working with the police department to improve police services to the Village of Pentwater. Originally formed in the spring of 2010 the group began…

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Oceana County court sentencings

May 7, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. District Court HART – The following were sentenced recently in the 78th District Court: – David Joseph Nargis, 54, of 4986 N. Wayne Rd., Pentwater, was found guilty, May 5, of allowing a person to drive in violation and was sentenced to $400 in fines and costs and 90 days discretionary jail. One count of…

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Elementary music programs Thursday evening

May 7, 2014

HART – Spitler Elementary School’s third and fourth grade music programs are set for Thursday evening at the Hart Middle School Auditorium. The third graders will perform “Geology Rocks,” beginning at 6 p.m. The theme for the fourth grade program, which begins at 7 p.m., is “LinkUP! The Orchestra Sings.” Third grade students need to report to the middle school…

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7th annual tractor ride will travel through southeastern Mason County

May 6, 2014
7th annual tractor ride will travel through southeastern Mason County

SCOTTVILLE — The 7th Annual Western Michigan Memorial Tractor Ride will be held Sunday, May 18. The previous rides have raised over $30,000 for local cancer charities. The Event will start at the Western Michigan Old Engine Club showgrounds at Riverside Park at 9 a.m. with the tractors leaving at 9:30 a.m. The tractors will head south on Scottville Road, turn east…

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Genson, Quinn, Baerwolf, Sarto team wins Rotary scramble

May 5, 2014
Genson, Quinn, Baerwolf, Sarto team wins Rotary scramble

SHELBY – Tim Genson, Jon Quinn, Mike Baerwolf and Doug Sarto won the championship flight of the 29th Annual Shelby Rotary Club Four-Person Scramble at Oceana Golf Club last weekend with a two-day score of 119. “With the tough spring weather to blame, the numbers were down a little with 41 teams of four players participating in this year’s fundraiser…

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Company golf tourney Friday

May 5, 2014

SHELBY – Ron & Dave’s 21st Annual Company Golf Challenge, a four-person scramble, is set for this Friday, May 9, at 12:30 p.m. at Oceana Golf Club – weather permitting. Teams will represent companies and work places. Non co-workers are also welcome. Entry fees are $28 per team and $22.50 per golfer, which includes a cart. Beer and soft drinks…

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Cloudy today with some showers

May 5, 2014
Cloudy today with some showers

Today’s weather report is brought to you by Frontier Communications. High speed Internet starting at $19.99 a month. www.frontier.com; 1-888-770-6869.  Monday, May 5, 2014. Cloudy skies with a few showers this afternoon. High 54 F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Sunset: 8:53 p.m. Tonight. Partly cloudy skies. Low 38F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday,…

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27th Circuit Court sentencings

May 3, 2014
27th Circuit Court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were sentenced this week in 27th Circuit Court: –       Michael William Dale Steffes, 25, of 5417 E. Deer Rd., Walkerville, was found guilty, March 21, of breaking and entering with intent. One count of receiving and concealing stolen property $1,000 to $20,000 was dismissed. He was sentenced, April 28, to one year in jail with…

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Over 200 graduate from West Shore

May 2, 2014
Over 200 graduate from West Shore

SCOTTVILLE – West Shore Community College held its 44th commencement ceremony Friday night with over 200 graduates receiving degrees and certificates. For more photographs, visit www.Facebook.com/MasonCountyPress

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Growing up at West Shore; Dr. Tanis honored by college

May 2, 2014
Growing up at West Shore; Dr. Tanis honored by college

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  SCOTTVILLE — Dr. Sara (Sutton) Tanis was awarded the West Shore Community College Alumni Achievement Award Friday evening during the 44th commencement ceremony. Tanis received her Doctor of Philosophy in forestry in 2013 from Michigan State University. But, her roots run deep at West Shore. She is a 1990 graduate of Mason County Eastern High School…

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