Education

Pentwater Service Club honors Anna VanDuinen as student of the month.

September 30, 2022

Pentwater Service Club honors Anna VanDuinen as student of the month. PENTWATER — Pentwater High School senior Anna VanDuinen was honored as the September Student of the Month by members of the Pentwater Service Club during a luncheon Thursday, Sept. 29.   VanDuinen was nominated by high school staff members for her leadership skills, service to others, athletics, academic achievements, and…

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Book swap program opens doors to reading.

September 29, 2022

Book swap program opens doors to reading. Pirate News is a presentation of Hart Public Schools in partnership with Oceana County Press. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — A school’s book swap partnership with a local insurance agency has opened doors to reading — locker doors, that is. Most of the books are stored in lockers that weren’t being used…

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Beloved student’s memory lives on at Bella’s Place.

September 15, 2022

Beloved student’s memory lives on at Bella’s Place. NEW ERA — The small community of New Era was shocked and saddened by the passing of 5-year-old Bella Durga last February. Her family and the New Era Christian School community wanted to create a lasting tribute in little Bella’s memory, so they created Bella’s Place — an outdoor play and learning…

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New principal is excited to be a part of the Tiger community.

September 2, 2022

New principal is excited to be a part of the Tiger community. Tiger Pride is a presentation of Shelby Public Schools in partnership with Oceana County Press. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. SHELBY — Zach Christian is the new principal at Shelby High School, taking over for Mark Olmstead who was recently hired as the district’s superintendent. A 1998 Spring Lake…

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Police train educators for school shootings.

August 31, 2022

Police train educators for school shootings. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. Tiger Pride is a presentation of Shelby Public Schools in partnership with Oceana County Press. SHELBY — Shelby educators and support staff were students for the day while local law enforcement officers were the teachers Tuesday, Aug. 30, during an active shooter training session. The valuable training exercise just prior…

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