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Hesperia looking to hire new police chief.

January 15, 2019

Hesperia looking to hire new police chief. #HesperiaPoliceDepartment By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HESPERIA – The Village of Hesperia is currently searching for a new police chief to replace Joe Fitzgerald who recently resigned from the post. Fitzgerald served as chief from July to December of 2018, said Village Clerk Vicki Burell. He resigned to take an employment opportunity in the…

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Phone scammers posing as Pentwater police.

January 15, 2019

Phone scammers posing as Pentwater police. #PentwaterPoliceDepartment PENTWATER – The Pentwater Police Department received a report Tuesday, Jan. 15, of a phone scam “involving subjects who identified themselves over the phone as members of the department,” said Pentwater Police Chief Laude Hartrum. “The caller ID…

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Medical marijuana dispensary stalls in Hesperia.

January 15, 2019

Medical marijuana dispensary stalls in Hesperia. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HESPERIA – The Hesperia Village Council deadlocked 3-3 during a vote Monday night, Jan. 14, to approve a medical marijuana dispensary ordinance that would have cleared the first hurdle for a dispensary to open in…

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Father-daughter dance to raise funds for pregnancy care center.

January 15, 2019

Father-daughter dance to raise funds for pregnancy care center. NEW ERA — West Shore Pregnancy and Family Support is holding a Father Daughter Ball on Saturday, March 2 from 5:30…

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Bumstead appointed vice chair of Appropriations Committee

January 14, 2019
Bumstead appointed vice chair of Appropriations Committee

Bumstead appointed vice chair of Appropriations Committee LANSING — State Sen. Jon Bumstead announced on Monday that he has received his Senate committee assignments for the 100th Legislature. Bumstead (R-Newaygo) will serve as chair…

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CSC case heads to trial.

January 14, 2019

CSC case heads to trial. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – A criminal sexual conduct case against a 32-year-old Muskegon man who is accused of sexually assaulting an “incapacitated”…

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Man accused of child porn rejects plea deal.

January 14, 2019

Man accused of child porn rejects plea deal. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — A 51-year-old Shelby man currently incarcerated in the Oceana County Jail on a cocaine delivery…

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Man who escaped police custody sentenced to jail.

January 14, 2019

Man who escaped police custody sentenced to jail. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. #OceanaCountyCrime HART — The 30-year-old Hesperia man who escaped police custody at Mercy Health Partners Lakeshore Campus in…

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‘Super drunk’ driving arrests top police activity.

January 14, 2019

‘Super drunk’ driving arrests top police activity. #OceanaCountyCrime The following is police activity in Oceana County over the weekend: Friday, Jan. 11, 2019: – 10:50 a.m., (Oceana County Sheriff’s Office),…

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Letter to the Editor: It’s Time to Secure Our Border

January 14, 2019

Letter to the Editor: It’s Time to Secure Our Border  The following is a letter to the editor (op/ed) from Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-Holland) who represents Michigan’s Second Congressional District,…

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Recent deaths, posted Jan. 12, 2019

January 12, 2019

Recent deaths, posted Jan. 12, 2019 #OceanaCountyDeaths The following recent deaths have been reported to OCP: Anntoinette “Tina” Marie Tinkham, 59, of Hesperia, died on Thursday, January 10, 2019. June Barber…

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January is School Board Recognition Month.

January 11, 2019

January is School Board Recognition Month. Dear Editor: January is School Board Recognition Month — a time to salute the work of our volunteer school board members and to celebrate…

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