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The Land: Farming, community go hand-in-hand for the Van Sickles.

June 7, 2016
The Land: Farming, community go hand-in-hand for the Van Sickles.

The Land series on local agriculture is brought to you by House of Flavors Restaurants in Ludington and Manistee: Bringing Something Sweet to the Lakeshore: www.houseofflavors.com. By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. ELBRIDGE TOWNSHIP — Larry Van Sickle has been farming asparagus most of his life, and the 73-year-old has observed many changes over the years in Oceana County’s biggest agricultural industry.…

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Long-time MSP officer retires.

April 22, 2016
Long-time MSP officer retires.

By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. HART — It was a bittersweet day at the Michigan State Police post Friday, April 22, as fellow officers and colleagues said farewell to long-time motor carrier officer Dan Roesler. After 31 years of service, Roesler is retiring from MSP. Several colleagues, MSP retirees and community members gathered at the post Friday afternoon for a retirement party…

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77-year-old’s love of sports brings back the kid in all of us

July 11, 2015
77-year-old’s love of sports brings back the kid in all of us

Story Contributed By Fred Inglis. Inglis is a 22-year sports reporter/anchor for KTVU – TV in Oakland, Calif. and a two-time Emmy winner. Photos Contributed by Marc Inglis, PGA Professional/GM of Oceana Golf Club. SHELBY — Hart native Don Foster never knew it, but he was one of my early sports heroes. Foster played baseball for the Shelby Merchants when…

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TEAM building

May 18, 2015
TEAM building

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — Hart Middle School fifth graders have spent the last nine weeks learning about ways to prevent crime; promote safety; and serve as good citizens, during the TEAM program with instructor Sgt. Kevin Skipski of the Hart Police Department. Skipski, Hart Police Chief Dan Leimback and the middle school teachers involved in this year’s…

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Going Full Circle

May 15, 2015
Going Full Circle

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. FERRY TWP. — For a couple of hippies who moved to Oceana County and lived on a commune 40 years ago, Bill and Patrice Bobier have made enormous impacts on this community and continue to do so, going full circle. Bill and Patrice arrived in Michigan in 1971, first residing in a commune across the…

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