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Pentwater library prepares for renovation

 

The pentwater library will be getting renovated during the months of March through May. Some features of the Library Refresh Project include a remodel of the public restroom, upgrades to Wi-Fi, new furnishings, carpeting, and paint and a reconfiguration of the library layout. Books, DVDs, Audio Books, Magazines can be checked out until March 10.  After March 10, all items are to be kept until the June 6 due date.  Drop box will not be available. Zinio and Overdrive E-materials will still be available during the remodel. The Library will close to the public on March 10th and will remain closed until work is completed on May 31st.

Representatve Huizenga hosts town hall in Lake County

Congressman Huizenga announced he will be holding a stop on his listening tour for residents of the Second District. This event is to take the place of the snowmobile tour which has been cancelled due to lack of snow. The stop will occur in Lake County on Saturday, February 25th at noon. The town hall style listening session will be held in the cafeteria of Baldwin Senior High School.

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A Hunting accident in Oceana County

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On Saturday February 18th at approximately 3:52pm, Police were called to the scene of a hunting accident on East Cleveland Rd near 192nd Ave. While small game hunting, A 13 year old Wyoming Michigan boy had been shot in the head.  He was with two other hunters. The victim was transported to Hackley Hospital in Muskegon where he was later pronounced dead.  The incident is still under investigation.

West Shore Board of trustees confirm MSU Extension move

The West Shore Community College Board of Trustees met last night. The Trustees heard from Sherri Wehrmeister, class of ‘83 about the impact of West Shore had on her success.

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They also heard about the ways that the Early Childhood Education and Nursing Programs are expanding on West Shore Campus. Student senate reported on the increase in student activities, credited in part due to the increase in funding that was provided to student senate.

During public comment Michael Krauch spoke about moving the MSU extension office into a suite on the first floor of the recreation center. Krauch said MSU Extension has already seen benefit in collaborating with WSCC. He highlighted the benefit for kids participating in 4-H, allowing kids come see what Krauch said hopefully, will become a part of their future. Michael Krauch reaffirmed MSU Extension's commitment to serving City of Scottville residents as well as all Mason County residents. During the vote, President Urban stressed that the MSU Extension offices approached the college for the space. The board voted unanimously to welcome MSU Extension into the recreation center.

Winter enrollment numbers were presented to the Board, finding that enrollment numbers are up but credit hours are down.

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There have been in increase in referrals from Michigan Works, citing an increase in funding that lead to additional referrals. There continues to be an increase in online course enrollment.

As part of the 50th Anniversary, 9 names were added to the Mentors Society in recognition of people for their leadership in the founding and development of the College. New inductees included Sharon Bluhm, Senator Darwin Booher,   Ruth Gustafson, Chrissie Hall,  David Hall, James Pinkerton, Jack Rasmussen, Shirley Rasmussen and  Gerald Svendor. The College has also honored businesses, organizations, and foundations by adding Paine Family Foundation, Delta Foundation, and West Shore Bank to the newly formed Cornerstone Society.

The meeting concluded with the renewal of audit services by Rehmann Robson.

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