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78th District Court arraignments.

November 25, 2020

78th District Court arraignments. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — The following were arraigned recently in 78th District Court: Felonies – Jacob John Ingalls, 36, of 4900 148th Ave., Hesperia; Michigan State Police (MSP); assault with a dangerous weapon and felony firearms. Bond: $25,000/cash/surety/10 percent. Preliminary exam: Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. Related story here – Julia Marie Jones, 41,…

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Hart girls basketball teams help teammate displaced by house fire.

November 24, 2020

Hart girls basketball teams help teammate displaced by house fire. Pirate News is a presentation of Hart Public Schools in partnership with Oceana County Press. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. HART — On Nov. 12, a fire damaged the home of Shar Evans at 311 E.…

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27th Circuit Court sentencings.

November 24, 2020

27th Circuit Court sentencings. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — The following were sentenced recently in 27th Circuit Court: – Jason Lee Spears, 26, of 1064 100th Ave., Hart, was found guilty Sept. 28 of breaking and entering with intent and fourth-offense habitual offender and…

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Drug possession cases top police activity.

November 24, 2020

Drug possession cases top police activity. #OceanaCountyCrime The following is recent police activity in Oceana County: Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020: – 4:37 p.m., (Michigan State Police), car/deer crash, US 31…

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Man accused of firing shots inside home while threatening 71-year-old father.

November 24, 2020

Man accused of firing shots inside home while threatening 71-year-old father. OTTO TOWNSHIP — A 36-year-old Hesperia man was arrested by Michigan State Police troopers Monday, Nov. 23, shorty before…

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Paying tribute to a fallen hero.

November 23, 2020

Paying tribute to a fallen hero. OCEANA COUNTY — Area emergency workers honored their colleague, Grant Township firefighter Michael Buitendorp, 40, who died in the line of duty. Firefighters, police…

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Governor lowers flags in honor of firefighter Michael Buitendorp.

November 23, 2020

Governor lowers flags in honor of firefighter Michael Buitendorp. LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered US and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and upon all public buildings and grounds…

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Funeral procession, services for fallen firefighter Monday.

November 21, 2020

Funeral procession, services for fallen firefighter Monday. SHELBY — A funeral and procession for fallen firefighter Michael Buitendorp are scheduled for Monday, Nov. 23, following visitation at Harris Funeral Home. “Due…

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Recent deaths, posted Nov. 21, 2020

November 21, 2020

Recent deaths, posted Nov. 21, 2020 This post is a presentation of Beads & Blooms Florist, 78 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington, MI 49431; 231-425-4133. The following recent death information has…

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Go Fund Me page set up for fallen firefighter’s family.

November 20, 2020

Go Fund Me page set up for fallen firefighter’s family. “They are not the type of people to ask for help as they were the ones giving it, but at…

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Handgun theft tops police activity.

November 19, 2020

Handgun theft tops police activity. The following is recent police activity in Oceana County: Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020: – 5:38 p.m., (Michigan State Police), three-vehicle crash, Polk Road in front…

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Free drive-through flu shots Nov. 23.

November 19, 2020

Free drive-through flu shots Nov. 23. HART — District Health Department #10 is offering a free drive-through flu clinic for anyone age 6 months and older Monday, Nov. 23, from…

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