Whitehall man falls through ice on Pentwater Lake

April 3, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. PENTWATER – A Whitehall man escaped serious injury after falling through the ice on Pentwater Lake this morning. The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office, the Pentwater Fire Department and Oceana Emergency Medical Services were dispatched just before 8 a.m. along the east end of Pentwater Lake.  Lester Hammond of Whitehall fell through the ice and was in the water…

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For the love of fishing

April 3, 2014
For the love of fishing

Today, we introduce a new blog, For the Love of Fishing by Sean McDonald. Sean has lived in Lake and Mason counties for 20 years. After attending Ferris State University he found the area of the state that is a paradise for a hunting and fishing enthusiast.  He has been a fly fishing and river guide since 1994. For the…

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Weather advisory issued

April 2, 2014

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.  Tuesday, April 2, 2014. Believe it or not, a winter weather advisory has been issued for our area. The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued an advisory from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. Freezing rain is expected to…

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Welcome to the World! Marc, Jaylynn, Alana

April 2, 2014

Welcome to the world! Marc Allen Long Jr., the son of Deana Carpenter and Marc Long of Mears, was born March 31, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Jaylynn Marie Leandro, the daughter of Nohemi Trejo and Martin Leandro Jr. of Hart, was born April 1, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Alana Rose Martinez, the daughter of Tyra Tickle and Raymond Martinez…

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Cloudy the rest of today, sunny Wednesday

April 1, 2014
Cloudy the rest of today, sunny Wednesday

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.  Tuesday, April 1, 2014: Partly cloudy with strong winds. Temperatures will be steady near 35 degrees F. Winds, west-southwest at 25 to 30 mph. Sunset: 8:12 p.m.  Tonight: A few clouds with a low of 28 F. Winds, west-northwest at 15 to 25…

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78th District Court sentencings

April 1, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — The following were sentenced this past week in 78th District Court: – Bruce John Panzl, 61, of 1718 W. Clay Rd., Rothbury, was found guilty March 31 of operating a motor vehicle without security and sentenced to $440 in fines and costs and one year discretionary jail. – Elsie Mae Mitteer, 54, of 4110 W. Baker…

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WSCC nursing students to host health fair

April 1, 2014

SCOTTVILLE – West Shore Community College nursing students will hold the annual Community Health Promotion Fair on April 7, to offer information on current health issues to the public. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout the campus, with displays in the Tech Center atrium, Arts & Sciences Center, and the Schoenherr Campus Center. “Health education is an…

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Spring break family fun

March 30, 2014
Spring break family fun

Renew. Rebuild. Recover. A blog from West Michigan Community Mental Health.  As local schools begin Spring Break, many families will be spending extra time together.  If you’re not lucky enough to be heading out of town on a family vacation, try some of these tips to make the hours more enjoyable. ·        Do a cooking project together.  Thaw those black bananas…

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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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