Filmore Road closed due to flooding.

May 19, 2020

Filmore Road closed due to flooding. ELBRIDGE TOWNSHIP — The Oceana County Road Commission announced Tuesday, May 19, around noon that Filmore Road between 136th and 144th avenues east of Hart is closed due to water over the road. Please seek an alternative route. Please consider helping fund local news. Oceana County Press is available for free thanks to the…

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Chainsaw, lawnmower stolen.

May 19, 2020

Chainsaw, lawnmower stolen. #OceanaCountyCrime WEARE TOWNSHIP — A Craftsman chainsaw valued at $400 and a Yard-Man push mower valued at $300 were stolen from the 2100 block of West Monroe Road, according to Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast. The theft was reported Monday, May 18, shortly before 3 p.m. If anyone has information about the theft, they are asked to…

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Monroe Road expected to re-open Tuesday afternoon.

May 19, 2020

Monroe Road expected to re-open Tuesday afternoon. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. PENTWATER — Monroe Road (Business Route US 31) near Longbridge Road was closed to traffic Monday evening, May 18, due to flooding, but it is expected re-open later Tuesday afternoon, May 19. High water levels on Pentwater River and Pentwater Lake coupled with recent heavy rains caused water to…

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Vietnam wall visit postponed to 2021.

May 19, 2020

Vietnam wall visit postponed to 2021. HART — A Vietnam traveling memorial wall that was scheduled to make a stop at the Oceana County Fairgrounds this summer has been postponed to next summer. Event organizers posted the following statement on Facebook Monday, May 18: “Good Afternoon, everyone, due to current events we have had to reschedule the wall event. The…

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Recent deaths, posted May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020

Recent deaths, posted May 19, 2020 #OceanaCountyDeaths The following recent deaths have been reported to OCP:       Col Joseph L. Nameth, USAF (Ret), 79, of Mears, died on Thursday, May 14, 2020. Onabelle Elizabeth (Kerr) Klotz, 89, of Hart, died on Sunday, May 10, 2020. Jose Garcia Vega, 85, of Mears, died on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Jerry…

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27th Circuit Court sentencings, May 18, 2020.

May 18, 2020

27th Circuit Court sentencings, May 18, 2020. HART — The following were sentenced in 27th Circuit Court Monday, May 18: – Leon Jon Stanek, 50, of 2349 S. 118th Ave., Shelby, was found guilty March 23 of controlled substance less than 25 grams and was sentenced to 11 months in jail; driver’s license suspended one year/restricted after 60 days; and…

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Several assaults over the weekend.

May 18, 2020

Several assaults over the weekend. Local police responded to several assaults over the weekend. The following is recent police activity in Oceana County: Thursday, May 14, 2020: – 8:43 p.m., (Oceana County Sheriff’s Office), a 40-year-old Mears man was arrested for driving while license suspended (DWLS), South 192nd Avenue, Greenwood Township. Friday, May 15, 2020: – 12:49 a.m,. (Michigan State…

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Break-in reported at cemetery.

May 18, 2020

Break-in reported at cemetery. GOLDEN TOWNSHIP — A breaking and entering was reported at the Mears Cemetery Saturday, May 16, at 8:30 p.m., according to Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast. An intruder or intruders pried open a locked door to gain access to a storage building, Sheriff Mast said. They stole an air compressor valued at $80 and two tow…

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Man ticketed for possessing wild turkey eggs.

May 18, 2020

Man ticketed for possessing wild turkey eggs. SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A 29-year-old Hart man was cited for possessing wild turkey eggs and trespassing Saturday, May 16, shortly before 8 p.m. on South 72nd Avenue, according to Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast. The man allegedly took the turkey eggs from their nest, which is a Department of Natural Resources violation. Please…

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Hart man charged with stalking, home invasion in Scottville.

May 18, 2020

Hart man charged with stalking, home invasion in Scottville. #MasonCountyCrime SCOTTVILLE (Mason County) — A father and son were arrested Sunday, May 17, shortly after 1 a.m. following a reported breaking and entering in progress on Taylors Court north of Broadway Avenue, said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. Kevin James Kaiser, 26, of 215 S. State St., Hart, is charged…

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Recent births, posted May 18, 2020. 

May 18, 2020

Recent births, posted May 18, 2020.  The birth announcements are a presentation of Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.  The following births have been reported: (Unless indicated otherwise, births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital). Kalia Isabel Pena, the daughter of Adrianna Estrada and Isaiah Pena of Ludington, was born Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Scarlett Star Livingston, the daughter of Kayla…

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Flood mitigation begins in Pentwater Monday.

May 15, 2020

Flood mitigation begins in Pentwater Monday. PENTWATER — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is installing a system of temporary dams and pumps to mitigate flooding issues on Monroe Road/Business Route US 31 near Longbridge Road along Pentwater Lake due to high water levels. The project is slated to begin Monday, May 18, and continue until approximately July 3, according…

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