PHOTO FEATURE: Old Engine Club Education Day 2023

September 20, 2023

PHOTO FEATURE: Old Engine Club Education Day 2023 Around the County is presented by Smith & Eddy Insurance with offices in Scottville, Manistee, and Grand Haven.  Photos by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief SCOTTVILLE — The Western Michigan Old Engine Club hosted its annual Education Day for area fifth graders Wednesday, Sept. 20 at its show grounds at Scottville Riverside Park. The…

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MAEAP cost sharing available

September 6, 2023

MAEAP cost sharing available SCOTTVILLE — Cost sharing is available for the Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP), a voluntary program for farmers and landowners who are implementing best management practices and want to become recognized as stewards of the land. The focus of the program is to protect Michigan’s groundwater and surface water from contaminants such as fertilizer, pesticides…

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VIDEO: Spraying the asparagus fields 

September 5, 2023

VIDEO: Spraying the asparagus fields  Around the County is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union,, located locally at 266 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington. Video by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief CUSTER TOWNSHIP — West Michigan is one of the largest asparagus growing regions in the country. The perennial crop is picked during its early phases in the spring and continues to…

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VIDEO: Cherry harvest 2023 at VanNortwick Farms

July 15, 2023

VIDEO: Cherry harvest 2023 at VanNortwick Farms Video by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief RIVERTON TOWNSHIP — The members of the VanNortwick family have been busy harvesting their 120 acres of tart cherry this week. Tom and Janice VanNortwick have been farming on the land since 1967. They raised four children in their small Anthony Road house and today each of those…

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Learning about agriscience

July 12, 2023

Learning about agriscience West Shore School News is a presentation of West Shore Educational Service District in partnership with Mason County Press and Oceana County Press.  By Allison Scarbrough, Editor SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Area middle school students got an in-depth look at the vital role agriscience plays in our local community by participating in a summer camp this week through…

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