Stuck at home, Michigan turns to alcohol amid COVID: Sales jump 20 percent

Stuck at home, Michigan turns to alcohol amid COVID: Sales jump 20 percent

Alcohol sales in Michigan surged 20 percent last year, as residents took to drinking while cloistered at home during the coronavirus pandemic, state records show. In a year in which little was normal and stress was plentiful, alcohol may have offered solace from thousands of illnesses, more than 15,400 statewide deaths and restrictions that forced […]

Trump — Once and Future King?

Trump — Once and Future King?

By Patrick Buchanan “I don’t know if he’ll run in 2024 or not. But if he does, I’m pretty sure he will win the nomination.” So says Mitt Romney, the sole Republican senator to have voted twice to convict President Donald J. Trump of impeachable acts. But is it possible Trump could win the nomination […]

Black Inventors Are Often Overlooked In American History

Black Inventors Are Often Overlooked In American History

By Ken Blackwell Each year, Black History Month allows us to reflect on so many great Black Americans who’ve contributed to the success of our nation. We reflect on the contributions of many well-known and not so well-known Black Americans. As we come to the end of another Black History Month, it’s critical that we […]

Baker College Cyber Defense Club Wins Michigan 2021 Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

Baker College Cyber Defense Club Wins Michigan  2021 Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

PHOTO: Kneeling (Left to Right): Faculty Advisor Steven Vincent; Faculty Advisor Matthew Hansel; Team Captain Samantha Canode Standing (Left to Right): Dylan Johnston; Brandon Webster; Nathan Hall; Tallon Komar; Dillon Viar; Anna Engel. Not pictured: Shaylynne Simons OWOSSO – An eight-person Baker College Cyber Defense Club undergraduate student team recently earned the top spot at […]

Muskegon County Courts to increase in-person access

Muskegon County Courts to increase in-person access

In response to data provided by the Muskegon County Public Health Department, which continues to show a decrease in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the community, the Muskegon County Courts are increasing access to court operations in a way that improves in-person access and continues to protect the public. Starting Monday, March 1, […]

Managing your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic

Managing your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic

by Brianna Blackshire Contributing Reporter Muskegon, Michigan- The daily counts of COVID-19 cases and deaths reported by the Muskegon County health department tell the physical side of the coronavirus outbreak. Mentally, the effects of the pandemic aren’t as clear. The fear, uncertainty, loss, and social isolation caused by the pandemic have affected people of all […]

Orchard View Schools Seek Applications for Board Vacancy

Orchard View Schools Seek Applications for Board Vacancy

The Orchard View School Board of Education is seeking applications from Orchard View residents who would like to serve on the Orchard View Board of Education. This vacancy comes as the result of Trustee Angela Brown’s recent resignation. Angela has been an excellent board member and ambassador to the community. Angela has served on the […]

COVID-19 Variant Detected in Muskegon County

COVID-19 Variant Detected in Muskegon County

Muskegon – A case of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 has been detected in Muskegon County. The individual has completed their isolation and close contacts were quarantined after the initial COVID-19 diagnosis. Variant identification is learned after the initial COVID -19 diagnosis when further testing of the specimen has been performed. The COVID-19 virus, as expected […]