Features

Passionately preserving history.

April 17, 2019

Passionately preserving history. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – Before you step inside the headquarters of the Oceana County Historical and Genealogical Society, you learn a history lesson by admiring its exterior. The 127-year-old building at 114 Dryden St. is made of local fieldstone that was hand-blocked. The distinctive rectangle stones offer a unique design since most stone houses in…

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Strong work ethic guided Senator Hansen during career.

December 14, 2018

Strong work ethic guided Senator Hansen during career. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – Senator Goeff Hansen (R-Hart) knows that hard work pays off, and it is that strong work ethic that guided him through his impressive 14-year career as a state legislator. As his time in the state senate winds down, Hansen reflects on the ups and downs he…

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Judge Monton reflects on long career.

February 24, 2017

Judge Monton reflects on long career. #OceanaCountyNews #27thCircuitCourt By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. HART — The Honorable Anthony A. Monton, 65, put down the gavel in 27th Circuit Court for the final time this week. Monton, after 28 years on the bench, has retired. Taking over the position as 27th Circuit Court judge is Newaygo County Prosecutor Robert Springstead, who was…

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The Land: Farming, community go hand-in-hand for the Van Sickles.

June 7, 2016
The Land: Farming, community go hand-in-hand for the Van Sickles.

The Land series on local agriculture is brought to you by House of Flavors Restaurants in Ludington and Manistee: Bringing Something Sweet to the Lakeshore: www.houseofflavors.com. By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. ELBRIDGE TOWNSHIP — Larry Van Sickle has been farming asparagus most of his life, and the 73-year-old has observed many changes over the years in Oceana County’s biggest agricultural industry.…

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Long-time MSP officer retires.

April 22, 2016
Long-time MSP officer retires.

By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. HART — It was a bittersweet day at the Michigan State Police post Friday, April 22, as fellow officers and colleagues said farewell to long-time motor carrier officer Dan Roesler. After 31 years of service, Roesler is retiring from MSP. Several colleagues, MSP retirees and community members gathered at the post Friday afternoon for a retirement party…

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