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Greater Muskegon Woman’s Club names 2015 Women of Accomplishment winners; awards ceremony held this weekend

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Thursday - March 26, 2015 - 4:30pm

Three Muskegon County women are among The Greater Muskegon Woman's Club's 2015 Women of Accomplishment winners and will be honored at a ceremony this weekend.

MUSKEGON, MI - Three Muskegon County women are among The Greater Muskegon Woman's Club's 2015 Women of Accomplishment winners and will be honored at a ceremony this weekend.

The winners include Harbor Hospice Executive Director Mary Anne Gorman, Renee Rouwhorst, co-owner of Ryke's Bakery, Catering & Cafe, and Cheryl Schneider, a career professional nurse currently employed by Access Health. They will be recognized in a ceremony held at 9 a.m., March 28 at The Greater Muskegon...

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Unvaccinated Birmingham schools kids told to stay home until mid-April after chickenpox diagnosed

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Thursday - March 26, 2015 - 4:28pm

Exclusion from class is "a very real consequence" of choosing not to immunize children, a health department official said.

BIRMINGHAM, MI -- Health and school officials are not sure yet how many healthy students at Birmingham's Pierce Elementary, Derby Middle, Ernest W. Seaholm and Wylie E. Groves High schools will be sitting home until at least April 14 after three cases of chicken pox were diagnosed early this week in the district.

But a health department mandate issued Thursday says that some will be, unless they get vaccinated.

Exclusion from class is "a very real consequence" of choosing not to immunize children, said...

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Today’s obituary is Danny L. Miller of Spring Lake, 64

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Thursday - March 26, 2015 - 3:39pm
DANNY L. MILLER, 64, died Tuesday, March 24 at Mercy Health Muskegon, Mercy Campus.   DANNY L. MILLER, 64, died Tuesday, March 24 at Mercy Health Muskegon, Mercy Campus. Mil......
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Midday Muskegon headlines include drug bust precedent, marijuana felony dropped, weekend fun

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Post Date: Thursday - March 26, 2015 - 3:00pm

MUSKEGON, MI -- Here are three headlines for Thursday, March 26, 2015, plus a tip about what's coming up.

MUSKEGON, MI -- Here are three headlines for Thursday, March 26, 2015, plus a tip about what's coming up.

What's hot now: Was Muskegon County 'towing ball' traffic stop legal? State Supreme Court may decide

MUSKEGON, MI - The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to consider the Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office request to appeal a Muskegon Heights traffic-stop-turned-drug-bust case that set a precedent for criminal cases across the state.

Cops, courts and fire: Marijuana felony dropped for alleged 2nd driver in Muskegon pedestrian fatal

MUSKEGON,...

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2015 high school productions include Holton Theatrics’ ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Thursday - March 26, 2015 - 2:26pm

HOLTON, MI -- Holton middle and high schools' Holton Theatrics will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "You Can't Take It With You" beginning Friday.

HOLTON, MI --  Holton middle and high schools' Holton Theatrics will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "You Can't Take It With You" beginning Friday.

The play: Written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, the play won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1937 and later was adapted for the screen, winning an Academy Award for best picture. The comedy focuses on the good-natured yet peculiar characters who live in a large house in New York...

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Jumping for joy: Baby kangaroo helps deliver engagement ring in marriage proposal

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Post Date: Thursday - March 26, 2015 - 2:18pm

Harrington, 22, said she and 23-year-old Jordan Day, have been together five-and-a half years and have a 3-year-old son together. She said they had been talking about marriage over the last year but she didn't know when he planned to propose. Watch video

Jessica Harrington and Jordan DayCourtesy photo 

SUMMIT TWP., MI - Jessica Harrington held a baby kangaroo for a several minutes before she noticed the engagement ring her boyfriend had placed around its neck.

When she found it she was speechless.

Harrington, 22, said she and 23-year-old Jordan Day, have been together five-and-a...

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Jumping for joy: Baby kangaroo helps deliver engagement ring in marriage proposal

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Thursday - March 26, 2015 - 2:18pm

Harrington, 22, said she and 23-year-old Jordan Day, have been together five-and-a half years and have a 3-year-old son together. She said they had been talking about marriage over the last year but she didn't know when he planned to propose. Watch video

Jessica Harrington and Jordan DayCourtesy photo 

SUMMIT TWP., MI - Jessica Harrington held a baby kangaroo for a several minutes before she noticed the engagement ring her boyfriend had placed around its neck.

When she found it she was speechless.

Harrington, 22, said she and 23-year-old Jordan Day, have been together five-and-a...

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Despite migration Muskegon County’s population grew in 2014, census estimate says

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Thursday - March 26, 2015 - 1:55pm
Read why the Muskegon County appears to be growing slowly, plus compare it to others. MUSKEGON, MI - Slow but steady, Muskegon County's total estimated population is growing in ......
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Get crafty and learn how to make a Peeps wreath

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Thursday - March 26, 2015 - 1:34pm
Get a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a lovely Easter wreath using just Peeps, a floral craft ring, some wide ribbon and a hot glue gun. Watch video A quick ......
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Suspect in Muskegon alleged murder attempt arrested in Texas

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Thursday - March 26, 2015 - 1:15pm
A man wanted for a July 2013 shooting attempt in Muskegon has been arrested in Fort Worth, Texas. Adrain WayneMuskegon Police Department  MUSKEGON, MI - A man wanted for a J......
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‘Parental responsibility act’ to cut off welfare cash if kids miss school approved by Michigan House

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Post Date: Thursday - March 26, 2015 - 12:45pm
Michigan families with a child who regularly misses school could miss out on welfare cash assistance under a under a bill approved Thursday by the state House. LANSING, MI -- Mic......
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Marijuana felony dropped for alleged 2nd driver in Muskegon pedestrian fatal

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Thursday - March 26, 2015 - 12:29pm

Meanwhile, "the investigation into the first driver is ongoing at this point," the prosecutor said.

Ronna LiferMuskegon County Jail 

MUSKEGON, MI - The Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office has reduced from a five-year felony to a 93-day misdemeanor the charge against a driver who allegedly struck a fatally injured man lying in Apple Avenue.

Ronna Lifer, 33, of Muskegon Township is now charged only with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, according to Chief Trial Attorney Matt Roberts of the prosecutor's office. She had been charged with driving while intoxicated on controlled substances causing serious injury.

The charge was...

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Who’s making the most babies in Michigan? Search latest Census numbers

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Thursday - March 26, 2015 - 12:00pm

Search new Census data for births and deaths in Michigan

Search birth and death rates in Michigan


LANSING, MI -- Michigan's population continues to grow, in part as families bring babies into their homes. 

New Census data released Thursday estimates for Michigan's 83 counties show how populations have adjusted, from births, deaths and migration.

The county with the highest birth rate in Michigan is Kent County, where 14.54 babies were born per 1,000 residents between July 2013-2014. Kent County also had the highest rate of natural increase -- which is the difference between the number of births and deaths in a certain area --...

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E-cigs, medical marijuana banned at Muskegon Community College

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Thursday - March 26, 2015 - 11:43am

MUSKEGON, MI -- The smoking of marijuana and e-cigarettes has been officially banned at Muskegon Community College.

MUSKEGON, MI -- The smoking of medical marijuana and e-cigarettes has been officially banned at Muskegon Community College.

The board of trustees recently updated the college's no-smoking policy to reflect changing times. While there have been reports of students smoking e-cigarettes in class, there have been none of students partaking in medical marijuana, said college President Dale Nesbary.

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are battery-operated devices that look like cigarettes and turn a nicotine liquid into vapor that is inhaled similar to smoke from a tobacco cigarette.

Nesbary...

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Mercy Health to educators: New health care talents needed

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Thursday - March 26, 2015 - 11:43am

"The talent needed in the future is different from the talent needed in the past," says Greg Loomis, president of Mercy Health in Muskegon. Watch video

Nurse Hannah Charity places an oxygen monitoring sensor on Hillary Smith's newborn Charlotte. The screening test looks for signs of critical congenital heart disease. Photo taken at Mercy Health St. Mary's in Grand Rapids, Mich. Tuesday, October 8, 2013. (Chris Clark | MLive.com)Chris Clark | MLive.com file photo 

ALLENDALE, MI - To explain what a value-based payment system means for health care, Greg Loomis, president of Mercy...

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