Funeral Services for Amanda Collins & Baby

Funeral arrangements have been made for the mother and daughter who lost their lives in last week's Mason County crash. The memorial service for Amanda Collins and her baby daughter, Lillian Grace Collins, will be next Friday, February 21 at 2pm at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Ludington. Visitation will be from noon to 2pm with a light reception following the service. Collins and her baby died last week following a two-vehicle car crash in Hamlin Township. Her other daughter, 7-year-old, Madysen Marie Church, remains in critical condition at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Oceana County House Fire

A home in Oceana County is damaged to a fire. According to, the fire happened early Wednesday morning in Silver Lake. Hart's Fire Chief said it started in the garage and quickly spread to the rest of the house. The cause of the fire is said to be accidental but the case remains under investigation. Many valuables were lost as a result, however, everyone made it out safely. Red Cross officials are arranging temporary shelter for the family. 

Free Fishing Weekend

Everyone can fish for free this weekend in Michigan. Since 1994, Free Fishing Weekend, has allowed residents and non-residents to fish without a license. All fishing regulations will still apply but people can enjoy some of the state's finest freshwater. Michigan is home to more than 3,000 miles of the Great Lakes shoreline and has more than 11,000 inland lakes and a vast number of rivers and streams. Several events are planned around the state, including the 3rd Annual Ryan Williams Perch Derby in Pentwater, on Saturday morning. For more information on Free Fishing Weekend visit


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