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Roaring 20s in Muskegon: Lumber Barons’ Ball to benefit Lakeshore Museum Center

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Friday - October 3, 2014 - 9:20am

The Watermark 920 Conference Center in Muskegon will look like a scene straight out of the Roaring Twenties when the 2014 Lumber Baron's Ball takes place on Oct. 11.

MUSKEGON, MI – The Watermark 920 Conference Center in Muskegon will look like a scene straight out of the Roaring Twenties when the 2014 Lumber Barons' Ball takes place on Oct. 11.

The themed-fundraiser event will benefit exhibits and educational programs at the Lakeshore Museum Center. Promotional material promises that the event "will be the cat's meow."

"It's a fun event," said Joni Dorsett, communications director at the Lakeshore Museum Center. "We're encouraging...

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Conference matchups highlight Muskegon’s Game of the Week football poll

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Friday - October 3, 2014 - 8:30am
The Week 7 lineup is a good one with Mona Shores vs. Reeths-Puffer, Spring Lake vs. Fruitport and Whitehall vs. Oakridge. MUSKEGON, MI – We’ve had a pretty good varie......
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Latest discussion on city’s wildlife leads Norton Shores officials to consider deer baiting ban

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Friday - October 3, 2014 - 7:59am

Norton Shores officials will consider developing an ordinance that would ban feeding deer within city limits.

NORTON SHORES, MI — Norton Shores officials will consider developing an ordinance that would ban feeding deer within city limits.

City council members agreed to explore the regulation during its latest work session discussion on the city's wildlife in September. During the meeting, officials said educating the public and developing a wildlife management strategy would also be beneficial to the municipality.

The last time the council discussed city wildlife, members directed city staff to conduct more research about deer control. Resident complaints about property damage caused...

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Interim HealthCare Inc. searching for 10 to 20 employees for new Norton Shores location

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Friday - October 3, 2014 - 7:14am

Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation's oldest health care franchise company, is on the search for 10 to 20 employees for its new Norton Shores location.

NORTON SHORES, MI -- Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation's oldest health care franchise company, is on the search for 10 to 20 employees for its new Norton Shores location.

Courtesy Photo | Interim HealthCare 

The location opened on Sept. 15 inside the AMG Business Center located near the Muskegon County Airport at 800 Ellis Road Suite 172.

Interim HealthCare offers in-home nursing, therapy and non-medical personal care and support services that help the elderly,...

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Resurrected: Once slated for demolition, Owasippe lodge ready for guests

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Friday - October 3, 2014 - 5:44am

Once destined for the wrecking ball, a historic hunting lodge at Owasippe Scout Reservation is ready for guests.

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI -- Once destined for the wrecking ball, a historic hunting lodge at Owasippe Scout Reservation is ready for guests.

Derby Design LLC 

The Owasippe Staff Association has worked for more than two years and completed about $95,000 in renovations to save what one Boy Scouts official called "the coolest building at the camp." It will be used for STEM programming for Boy Scouts during the summer and as lodging for Scouts and other groups during the rest of the...

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A drop in temperature, rain showers likely in Muskegon this weekend

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Friday - October 3, 2014 - 5:10am
Wind gusts could reach as high as 26 mph with a 100 percent chance of precipitation. Tonight is expected to drop to around 42 degrees. MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI --  It's going to ......
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’30 Days of Peace’ held in Muskegon County for first time in memory of Sept. 11 attacks

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Thursday - October 2, 2014 - 6:23pm

The United Nations' International Day of Peace on Sept. 21 -- which was created in 1981 to promote a resolution of cease fire for one day around the world -- has gone on to inspire a month of peace after the Sept. 11 attacks.

MUSKEGON, MI — This September has been a peaceful month for Kryssis Diane Bjork.

As the community calendar coordinator for "30 Days of Peace," Bjork has had a major role in bringing peace to Muskegon.

The United Nations' International Day of Peace on Sept. 21 -- which was created in 1981 to promote a resolution of cease fire...

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Muskegon County District Judge Raymond J. ‘Randy’ Kostrzewa sworn in by judge he challenged

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Thursday - October 2, 2014 - 5:36pm

Muskegon County's newest judge, Raymond J. 'Randy' Kostrzewa, was sworn in to the 60th District Court bench in a sometimes emotional courtroom ceremony Thursday, Oct. 2.

MUSKEGON, MI – Muskegon County's newest judge, Raymond J. "Randy" Kostrzewa, was sworn in to the 60th District Court bench in a sometimes emotional courtroom ceremony Thursday, Oct. 2.

One theme of the event was reconciliation.

At Kostrzewa's request, the person who swore him in was his colleague District Judge Andrew Wierengo III – the man Kostrzewa challenged and at times criticized in a hard-fought election campaign four years ago.

In remarks to the packed courtroom...

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Crowd turns out for food and fun at Rotary and Muskegon Heights mixer

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Thursday - October 2, 2014 - 4:54pm

Two months ago it was just an idea, but on Wednesday, Oct. 1, cars lined up in the parking lot outside Muskegon Heights' Mona Lake Park for a community mixer event.

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI – Two months ago it was just an idea, but on Wednesday, Oct. 1, cars lined up in the parking lot outside Muskegon Heights' Mona Lake Park for a community mixer event.

More than 100 people attended the event, which ran 4-7 p.m.

Free food and drink were available, the Ultimate Taste Band played soul music under a tent, and there was a lot of good conversation to...

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Column: Baker College’s video project allows visitors to truly appreciate 9/11 exhibition at Muskegon Museum of Art

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Thursday - October 2, 2014 - 4:09pm

I Remember: Community Sharing and Video Taping is an effort by the class of about 10 students to make a documentary film about the exhibition by interviewing those who have experienced it firsthand.

MUSKEGON, MI – As a reporter, it's my job to ask questions.

But on Thursday, Oct. 2, the tables were turned. I'm so glad they were.

Life experiences are all about perspective, and sometimes it takes being on the other side of the journalistic process to truly appreciate what they mean.

On the eve of the 13th anniversary of the tragic events of Sept. 11, MLive multimedia intern Andraya Croft...

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How hot will Michigan be in 100 years? Think Kentucky

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Thursday - October 2, 2014 - 3:30pm

Michigan appears to have had a long term warming trend since the beginning of good temperature data back to 1895. Michigan also appears to have warmed at a faster rate since 1984. If Michigan continues to warm at the faster rate, Michigan's average annual temperature would be similar to Cincinnati, OH by 2114.

Michigan appears to have had a long term warming trend since the beginning of good temperature data back to 1895. Michigan also appears to have warmed at a faster rate since 1984.

If Michigan continues to warm at the faster rate, Michigan's average annual temperature would be...

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Flash drive full of images of 9-year-old undressing leads to Montague Township man’s arrest

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Thursday - October 2, 2014 - 3:24pm

Maat declined to say how Civis came in contact with the girl in order to protect the victim's identity.

Kevin John Civis, 35.Muskegon County Jail 

MONTAGUE TOWNSHIP, MI -- The discovery of a small flash drive inside a work locker at a Muskegon business led authorities to a Montague Township man who is accused of making videos of a 9-year-old girl undressing.

Kevin John Civis, 35, of Montague Township has been charged with numerous felony sex crimes in relation to alleged criminal activity that occurred from Jan. 1, 2012-May 21, 2014, according to Muskegon County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Timothy...

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Police release photo of suspect in North Muskegon pharmacy break-in

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Thursday - October 2, 2014 - 2:51pm

The suspect entered the store around 6 a.m., according to video footage. It's believed that the suspect got away with one bottle of prescription medication before fleeing the area.

This photo was also pulled from the video surveillance inside the HomeTown Pharmacy on Oct. 1, 2014.North Muskegon Police Department 

NORTH MUSKEGON, MI -- A surveillance camera inside HomeTown Pharmacy in North Muskegon captured the image of a younger male smashing a glass door with a hammer, making a large enough hole for him to crawl through.

The next frame shows the male inside the store, face partially covered, wearing a...

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Midday Muskegon headlines: Child sex assault, weekend’s top 5, welcome home heroes

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Thursday - October 2, 2014 - 2:05pm

MUSKEGON, MI -- Three headlines for Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, plus a tip about what's coming up.

MUSKEGON, MI -- Three headlines for Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, plus a tip about what's coming up:

What's hot now: Muskegon Township man charged with sexually assaulting girl, 6; giving her an STD

MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP, MI – A doctor's examination of a 6-year-old Muskegon County girl who was infected with a sexually transmitted disease led authorities to a Muskegon Township man who has been charged with sexually assaulting the child.

From the entertainment desk: Top 5 things to do in Muskegon area this weekend: Concerts, 9/11...

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Walk to Remember enters 11th year in helping parents cope with losing a child

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Thursday - October 2, 2014 - 1:22pm

The Walk to Remember came to fruition from the experience and has since helped many parents with their loss.

MUSKEGON, MI — Melissa Near knows what it's like to lose a child.

In 2003, Near and her husband, Chris, lost their daughter from stillbirth at 35 weeks of pregnancy. Three weeks later, her dad approached her for a support group.

The 11th annual Walk to Remember, which was created to help parents remember the loss of a child, will take place Saturday, Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Heritage Landing.Tony Wittkowski | twittkow@mlive.com

"We weren't sure, but as time went on...

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