Police Chase in Pentwater Leads to Burglary Arrest

Yesterday an 18 year old Mason County man was arrested following a short pursuit at approximately 2:09pm.

The Pentwater police were acting on a (BOL) be on the lookout, for a possible burgler. After locating the vehicle they tried to stop them, but suspect sped off reaching speeds in excess of 60 mph.  Following a short pursuit the suspect jumped from the moving vehicle in the 100 block of East Fourth Street. The vehicle came to rest after striking a stop sign.

Pentwater Public Schools were locked down as a precautionary measure while law enforcement officers searched for the suspect.

The suspect was located a short distance away hiding in a stairwell at 2:54 pm. A search of the suspect vehicle uncovered a stolen handgun, illegal drugs, and burglar tools.  Pentwater Police are coordinating their investigation with Michigan State Police who are investigating the reported burglary which occurred in Pentwater Township.

The suspect was transported to the Oceana County Jail where he was lodged for; Fleeing and Eluding, Resisting and Opposing a Police Officer, Possession of Burglary Tools, and Violation of the Public Health Code.

Pentwater Police were assisted by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office, Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Mason County Sheriff’s Canine, and the Michigan State Police.  

Spectrum Health Donates Backpacks Locally After Setting a Guinness World Record

Today at Franklin school Spectrum Health is donating backpacks to area students.

Spectrum Health recently organized a backpack collection drive among employees to donate to West Michigan schools and in an apparently successful attempt to set a new Guinness Book of World Records mark for the most backpacks laid end to end.

 The effort was undertaken as a kick-off to the hospital systems United Way campaign.

The world record effort is an apparent success. A total of 3,318 backpacks were collected and laid out around the Spectrum Health buildings in downtown Grand Rapids on Friday, Sept. 11. That eclipses the existing record of 2,710 backpacks lined up at Pepperdine University in California. If recognized by the Guinness Book, it will become the new official record.

The donations came in from the health system's 23,000 employees, who work at 12 hospitals in West Michigan, including Ludington, and at Priority Health. The event was conceived to generate enthusiasm for and kick off the Spectrum Health United Way campaign. The backpacks will be given to children in the employees' various communities.

Backpacks from Ludington Hospital employees will also be donated to other area school districts.

Harvest Fest Queen Crowend: Complete List of Events This Weekend

Penny Peterson of Scottville Michigan was crowned 2015 Harvest festival Queen last night at the Scottville bandshell. The Queens Coronation Ceremony helped kicked off a weekend of events for the 2015 Harvest Festival. Penny is a 16 year old junior at MCC that loves acting and runs cross country.

The Scottville Harvest festival is all weekend long here is a list of events: 


·         Kids Parade, 6pm

·         Entertainment Tent Opens, 8pm

·         Smoke & Mirrors, 9pm-1am, Entertainment Tent


Friday, September 18

·         Quilt Show, 10am-4pm, Scottville Senior Center

·         Schmidt Amusements & Pixie Ponies, noon-10pm, Main Street

·         Kids Parade, 6pm

·         Entertainment Tent Opens, 8pm

·         Smoke & Mirrors, 9pm-1am, Entertainment Tent

Saturday, September 19

·         Softball Tournament, all day, McPhail Field

·         Registration for Running of the Clowns, 8am, Scottville Riverside Park

·         Craft Fair/Farmers Market, 9am-3pm, Miller's Marketplace

·         The Gathering, 9am-5pm, south of Cole's Antiques Villa

·         Running of the Clowns 5K, 10am, Scottville Riverside Park

·         Quilt Show & Sale, 10am-4pm, Scottville Senior Center

·         Lyle Taylor Memorial Horseshoe Tournament, 10am, Charles Thompson Memorial Green, next to Optimist Center

·         Princess Contest, 11am, Scottville Clown Band Shell

·         Soup & Sandwich Luncheon, 11am-3:30pm, Scottville United Methodist Church

·         Schmidt Amusements & Pixie Ponies, noon-10pm, Main Street

·         Grand Parade, 1pm, Main Street

·         Scottville Clown Band Concert, following parade, Entertainment Tent

·         Petting Zoo, following parade, south of Holden's Home Emporium

·         Kids Pedal Pull, following parade, west parking lot.

·         Shot Man Band, 9pm-1am, Entertainment Tent

Sunday, September 20

·         Annual Softball Tournament, all day, MacPhail Field.

West Shore Celebrates the U.S. Constitution Today

In celebration of the anniversary of the signing of the US Constitution West Shore Community College has organized a variety of activities today to commemorate the vote taken on Sept 17, 1787, by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention to approve the adoption of the United States Constitution.

The Student Senate is sponsoring Constitution Day Trivia contest to be staged in the atrium of the Schooner Campus center from 12-2 pm There Will be prizes for those who from a team.

Faculty members are being encouraged to read and discuss selections from the Constitution with their classes and have been provided a list of video and curricular resources to stimulate discussion.

We can appreciate our freedom and respect our system of government by learning more about its importance on this special day.

You can also get free pocket copies of the constitution at the college's Beans and Bread Cafe, library, and bookstore.

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