442 COVID-19 cases in Oceana, including 6 deaths and 281 recoveries.

August 2, 2020

442 COVID-19 cases in Oceana, including 6 deaths and 281 recoveries. According to data released by District Health Department #10 Saturday Aug. 1, Oceana County has 442 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 281 recoveries and six deaths. Recovered cases are “based on whether individuals are still alive 30 days past the confirmed date,” states DHD #10. Oceana County has the…

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Coolman becomes board certified nurse practitioner, accepting patients. 

August 2, 2020

Coolman becomes board certified nurse practitioner, accepting patients.  Amber Coolman, a nurse with Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Obstetrics & Gynecology, recently became board certified as a nurse practitioner in women’s health. She will now be taking her own patients at the OB/GYN clinic located at 250 Nelson Road in Ludington, working alongside doctors Marian Fuller, Dan Gentry, and Margaret Gustafson,…

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Draper, Erickson begin battle for District 4.

August 1, 2020

Draper, Erickson begin battle for District 4. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. Joshua Draper is running as a “No Party Afiliation” candidate for District 4 on the Oceana County Board of Commissioners, and Paul Erickson is running as a Republican. Only Erickson will appear on the Aug. 4 primary ballot, but the two will face off in the Nov. 3 general…

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92-year-old great grandmother to jump out of plane Saturday.

July 31, 2020

92-year-old great grandmother to jump out of plane Saturday. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. GRANT TOWNSHIP — Dona Zack, 92, has checked some daring items off her “bucket list,” including attending the Electric Forest Festival and getting a tattoo, but her next feat is something few people have attempted. Dona is going to parachute out of an airplane Saturday morning, Aug.…

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Grant Road closed.

July 31, 2020

Grant Road closed. SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Grant Road is closed between Oceana Drive and 88th Avenue until further notice, according to the Oceana County Road Commission. Grant Road is also closed between Oceana Drive and Wren Road until further notice. Residents can still access their homes. Please consider helping fund local news. Mason County Press and Oceana County Press are…

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Morse, Katt begin battle for District 6.

July 31, 2020

Morse, Katt begin battle for District 6. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. Phil Morse is only Republican candidate who filed to run for District 6 on the Oceana County Board of Commissioners, and Alex Katt filed “No Party Affiliation.” Morse is the only candidate who will appear on the Aug. 4 primary ballot, but the two candidates will face off in…

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Beggs challenges Byl in County Commission District 5 race.

July 31, 2020

Beggs challenges Byl in County Commission District 5 race. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. Tim Beggs is challenging Larry Byl in the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 6, for county commissioner of District 5, which includes Benona, Claybanks and Golden townships. Beggs and Byl are both Republicans. OCP sent the candidates questionnaires seeking biographical information, and the following information was provided by…

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Bruch, Hardy vie for District 3 in next week’s primary.

July 30, 2020

Bruch, Hardy vie for District 3 in next week’s primary. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. Two Republican candidates are vying for the District 3 commissioner’s seat on the Oceana County Board of Commissioners in the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 4. Long-time commissioner Denny Powers is not seeking re-election to District 3, which includes Hart City and Hart Township. Candidates Craig Hardy…

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Contested race for District 1 heats up in Aug. 4 primary.

July 30, 2020

Contested race for District 1 heats up in Aug. 4 primary. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. Ron Christians and Terry Dykema are battling for the Republican ticket for District 1 of the Oceana County Board of Commissioners in the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 4. Adam Kokx filed “no party affiliation” for District 1 and will take on the Republican primary winner…

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Police news.

July 30, 2020

Police news. The following is recent police activity in Oceana County: Tuesday, July 28, 2020: – 5:20 p.m., (Oceana County Sheriff’s Office), car fire, no injuries, Winston Road off-ramp, southbound US 31, Grant Township. – 11:10 p.m., (Michigan State Police), a 21-year-old Northville woman was arrested for operating while intoxicated, southbound US 31 near Oceana Drive, Pentwater Township. Wednesday, July…

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2 injured in golf cart rollover crash.

July 30, 2020

2 injured in golf cart rollover crash. GOLDEN TOWNSHIP — Two women were injured in a golf cart rollover crash Wednesday evening, July 29, shortly before 8:30 p.m. at the Timberlake Resort & RV Club on Ridge Road, according to Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast. A 58-year-old Stanwood woman was transported by Life EMS to Mercy Health Partners Lakeshore Campus…

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Man reportedly exposes himself at beach.

July 30, 2020

Man reportedly exposes himself at beach. GOLDEN TOWNSHIP — Witnesses told police that a man exposed himself in the pedestrian area of the Silver Lake Sand Dunes Monday, July 27, shortly after 2 p.m., according to Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast. The man allegedly dropped his swimming trunks to his ankles and was “pleasuring himself.” The incident occurred while families…

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